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Unclutter Your Life

Do you need to unclutter your life? Are you bogged down by too much stuff? Are you spending money on things you just don’t need?

Well then, let me tell you that if you choose to unclutter your life you will actually feel lighter, more joyful and more personally and financially free.

In an earlier podcast I covered off on the Art of Minimalism and all it’s benefits.

I practiced this for seven years when I lived out of my suitcase and those were some of the most freeing years of my life.

I had a rule. If I bought something new – an item of clothing or a toiletry item for example, then something had to be taken out to accommodate it.

That thing that I was ‘releasing’ would be donated, sold or given away to a friend I was visiting, and if they didn’t want it, I asked them to give it to someone who needed it most.

The result was I rarely bought anything I didn’t truly need, value or love. It was such a good feeling.

And those are still my three criteria now we have a gorgeous property and large house, that we could easily ‘overfill’ with too much stuff.

I also have three questions that I like to ask myself for any new purchases:

  1. Where would this live?
  2. What am I going to do with it?
  3. What is it replacing?

In this podcast I go into more detail about how those questions immediately help you to make better decisions. I also cover off on:

  • How to unclutter your house, one room at a time
  • Why buying new things may be covering up a deeper unmet need
  • How these three questions can help you before you even buy something new

Resources to help you Unclutter:

Read: Oprah – 10 Ways to Declutter Your Life

Take Uncluttered – A 12 week course and community, Uncluttered is designed to open up space in your life for the things, activities, and people that are most important to you.

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The Art of Decluttering Your Mind

Is your mind is constantly on? Do you feel the need to declutter your head because it’s always filled with thoughts and to-dos? Do you know you need to relax and recharge but can’t figure out how?

Well good news. There are a number of techniques that exist that you can adopt into your everyday life to cure a busy and cluttered brain and clear your mind both physically and spiritually.

These are four simple yet effective techniques to give yourself some headspace:

In this podcast I share: 

  • Four simple yet effective techniques to ways to give yourself some headspace
  • The benefits of these techniques and how to adopt them into your everyday life

Key resources to check out:

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A powerful morning routine

Everyday I get bombarded with stories about the power of a morning routine on Medium.

Yet I can no longer deny the research that says if you get up early and meditate then roll into focused work such as writing, painting or a creative activity, with no distractions, you’re far more likely to be a gazillion times more productive and successful.

Clearly that’s an accurate stat I’ve stated there, so you should take me very seriously.

The thing is it’s true.

The other thing that is true is that establishing the damn routine in the first place, is the hardest part!

Which is why so many people keep writing articles on why a morning routine, heck any routine that cuts out distractions and lets you set and act on your intentions for the day, is so powerful.

I should know. Back in 2004 when I was training to compete in my first ever Body Sculpting (Figure) competition, I had my entire daily routine down pat.

In this episode I talked about:

  • How to start a new morning routine without tying it to a big goal
  • The power routine I used while training for a competition that rocked my world
  • The new morning routine that is already making a difference in my life

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Posted on / by Natalie / in Lifestyle Freedom

The Power of a Time Audit

Have you ever stopped to think about exactly where your time goes?

Do you find yourself saying “I’m so busy” or “I don’t have time” far too often?

Well how do you know you don’t have time, if you’ve never tracked where your time goes?

I’m talking about doing a time audit of your day to day activities when it comes where those minutes and hours of work actually go.

I recently did just this and mapped out my businesses and projects into a percentage figure of time they account for in my life, each week.

It’s not only illuminating, but a necessity for all of us.

The moment you can define where your time is spent, you get to be far more proactive about how you spend it and what you prioritize.

In this episode I:

  • Drink champagne
  • Tell you what a 100% of my work time is broken down into each week
  • Share my favourite time management and tracking tool (that’s changed my life)
  • Share a brilliant technique that ensures you cram a lot more work into a short time than you normally would!

I’d love to hear your time breakdown in the comments below.

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Posted on / by Natalie / in Business Freedom / 2

Starting a Dog Vlog

It’s actually going to happen. I’m starting not just one vlog but TWO vlogs in 2018.

In my commitment to being ‘fearless’ as my word for the year and in the spirit going back to my creative roots….eeek!

Fortunately I have set myself up to just do this by sharing an episode on how to take imperfect action.

So no excuses I just have to dive in.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why video is such a powerful tool for your business
  • What the heck I’m going to be vlogging about
  • Live advice from Amy Landino on how to Vlog Like a Boss

Can I ask you to pretty please subscribe to my channel?

Key resources to check out:

Amy’s Book on How to Kill It Online with Video Blogging by Amy Schmittauer

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Posted on / by Natalie / in Personal Freedom

Take Imperfect Action

Hey you. Yeah you. The perfectionist standing there, waiting until your ducks are lined up before you take real action.

Can I offer you some advice?

Just for today, aim for imperfect action. Don’t worry if things aren’t polished, poised and perfect.

Aim for the Minimum Viable Product/ Project or next step.

You can do it. I know you can. It’s actually truly liberating when you allow yourself to do this.

It’s also the trick to success. Taking one small step each day, that’s all you have to do.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How an imperfect action will lead you to take the perfect action (when you’re ready for it)
  • Why I’m starting a Vlog just for shits and giggles
  • The 6 rules to shoot a video that doesn’t suck
  • How to take imperfect action and how I do on a regular basis

Resources mentioned: 

Video that doesn’t suck guidelines by Joriam:

  1. Internet does not forgive crap audio. Don’t record in busy cafes. Preferably get a decent mic.
  2. Rule of thirds – your eyes should be two thirds from the bottom of the frame. Use horizontal video.
  3. Daytime light is best, not at night unless you have proper lighting
  4. Video voice – video cuts away nuance of everyday speaking. You lose some energy so you have to compensate with more of your style of energy.
  5. Scripts – talk about something you deeply care about. 7% of your time will be spent thinking about what you want to talk. About, and 93% about how to make it interesting. Unique, deep, resonant, funny etc.
  6. BONUS: Silence.. is very powerful. Use it sparingly.. But use it!

Read or listen to Vlog like a Boss if that’s what you want to get into.

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Getting Your Mojo Back

I am a firm believer that the universe has your back.

And when you decide to align with your true purpose in life and put all your energy in, you will get that energy back in droves.

Throughout your life there will be periods where you are just on fire and there will be times when stuff feels heavy.

When this happens, the trick to getting your mojo back, is really feeling into what lights you up, and doing more of that.

Even if that’s just through baby steps and tiny adjustments in your everyday life.

I can speak from experience, when I tell you that feeling like you’re on the exact right path for you doesn’t happen overnight, but it does happen.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • The things that I used to do back when I started my business that bring me energy and joy
  • What that means for me in 2018 and what I’m going to bring back
  • My 2018 side business project that is a completely different niche!
  • Low cost-ways to start your business

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Posted on / by Natalie / in Blog, Personal Freedom / 5

Your Word. Your Year

Every year, I pick one word that becomes my theme for the year.

This one word represents what I want to focus on. In previous years it’s been freedom, growth, clarity and focus.

You’d think one measly word wouldn’t make much of a difference to your life, but I have to tell you….it’s a game changer!

Whenever you’re off track, it helps you come back to focus in on what’s important, what matters, and what you really want out of your year.

In this episode I reveal:

  • My word for 2018 (and why people laughed at it)
  • My new quest to vlog like a boss
  • A great audio and book resource I’m using to learn to vlog like a boss
  • Why this is the year to OWN it (and put on your grown up panties)

Listen and learn my friend….or just be entertained.

Key resources to check out:

 

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2018 Quest for Freedom

As we kick of into 2018, things are going to change around here.

For starters you’re going to hear a lot more from me on the podcast with short and sweet episodes as I go on a Quest for Freedom for you!

I’m talking behind the scenes, every day experiments in living life with true freedom.

In this episode:

  • I reveal my plans for 2018
  • What you can expect from me on the podcast
  • The new business I’m starting
  • How I’m going to be more creative
  • Why I’m going back to my roots

Make sure you go ahead and SUBSCRIBE this year so you get instant updates and can listen in as soon as each episode goes live.

You’ll get tips, insights, inspiration, motivation and real live results from my experiments in personal, business and lifestyle freedom.

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Posted on / by Natalie / in Season 5

Trying to Solve the Wrong Problem?

Could you be attempting to solve the wrong problem when it’s actually really your mindset that’s needing to be transformed?

Have you tried to change your habits or worked harder to improve your business and life? And then you get to the point where you ask yourself, “Why is this still not working?”.

It’s not technically because you are doing the wrong thing.

It’s not about the actions that you are doing or not doing that’s making the difference.

It’s actually what’s happening in your mind that’s actually the biggest challenge you have that needs to be solved.

My friend Osmaan Sharif is back in Season 5 of Quest for Freedom to continue our talk about Mindset Freedom.

We discuss the Rapid Transformation Formula, solving the right problem and his top tips to shift your mindset when your mindset is holding you back.

Of course it takes courage to shine the spotlight onto YOU.  But when you get to the root of the real challenges you may be facing, then positive & long-lasting  transformations for your business and life can truly happen!

Hit play above to listen in directly.

Forget investing in your business, in tools and in more programs in 2018.

Make 2018 the year to invest in your mindset and you will not only see the most transformative shifts, but outstanding results in life and business.

Get details on the next Freedom Lab Master Your Mindset going live in January 2018.

  • Get crystal clear about the DESIGN of your life & business, so that it fits with what’s important to YOU and what freedom means to you.
  • Discover your entrepreneurial superpower, using the practical Wealth Dynamics profiling system (a fantastic test that tells you how to get in flow as an entrepreneur based on your strengths).
  • Learn tools from the world of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), applied & focused to help you as a business owners master your mindset & helping you get unstuck & overcome limitations.

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