One of my favourite things is discovering other people’s favourite things. From books to tv shows to anything that makes my life easier/better/funner — I love hearing what people are loving and what they are obsessed with.
So inspired by Alexandra Franzen’s love list, I’m going to share my very own 2016 love list, a collection of my absolute favourite things from this year.
As we come to the end of the year I tend to enter a ‘reflective’ kind of mode. I ponder what worked this year and what didn’t. What I loved and what was not-so-awesome.
For me a big part of this always involve re-evaulating my online space and business, how I show up online, the things I’ve created and what I’ve been writing about.
As always, it’s been super interesting to discover what posts have had the biggest impact on you this year and what was been read the most.
Huge gratitude to everyone who has clicked through and read, left comments and shared my posts around. Your presence here really means a lot to me. Thank you!
And on that note, here are the top 10 posts you loved the most this year.
On the 24th of November 2016 I did something I never thought I would do…
I voluntarily spoke in front of an audience.
Moment-of-honesty: I do not like public speaking. I’m afraid of speaking in front of an audience. And I found this to be really challenging.
However, in saying that, I could not think of a better way to do my first ever speaking gig than at the incredible On The Rise Speaking Event.
In this post I’ll be sharing a wrap up of the event including my reflections and of course lots of photos (all of which have been taken by the talented Samara Clifford).
It’s October 2015 when I first come across the amazing opportunity… One of the coaches I trained with is organising an event for new speakers to do their first speaking gig together in a supportive environment.
I cannot believe that we’re in the final month of the year. To say 2016 has flown by is an understatement!
Even though gratitude is an ever-constant practice in my life, there’s something extra special about taking the time to share these things in a blog post.
And on that note, here’s a few things I’m super grateful for right now and in particular some people I want to extend some gratitude to…
A couple of weeks ago I did my first ever speaking gig at the On The Rise event hosted by Felicity Watson at The Windsor Workshop in Melbourne.
I first came across Cassie’s work through Rachel MacDonald’s Bright-Eyed and Blog-Hearted e-course a few years ago. During that time I’ve been following her journey and been really inspired by the work she does — and even more so recently when she released her book You Are Enough.
Last month I got to attend Cassie’s workshop and book tour in Melbourne. It was a beautiful morning filled with so many important reminders that myself — and I’m sure everyone in the room — needed to hear, based on the themes of her book.
Cassie’s book —You Are Enough — is chock full of need-to-know wisdom and written in such a genuine and heartfelt way. It explores topics that are super important and ones that effect us all such as self-worth, overwhelm and perfectionism. It is your permission slip to stop striving, to stop the cycle of burnout, to owning your true worth and to overcome the idea that you are not enough.
I truly believe it’s a book that we all could learn so much from — and by putting it into action I have no doubt that it could really change your life. Which is why I’m sharing my biggest takeaways from Cassie’s book (and from her recent workshop) as well give you an opportunity to win a signed copy of the book.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge advocate of gratitude. I truly believe that adding more gratitude into your life — can actually change your life.
This special edition Link Fest includes a whole lot of gratitude articles from around the web. Some are from my site, some I’ve written for other sites, and some have been written by others — all of them are about gratitude.
Last Sunday I spent the morning at the Inspired Women 2016 event.
This event showcased 5 incredible women who were in Jade McKenzie’s (of Event Head) Beautiful Business Mastermind this year: Felicity Watson, Amy Mackenzie, Laura Banks, Mel Van Kuyk, and Lenice Gaunt.
I think everyone who was there on the day will agree with me when I say this was truly an incredible and inspiring morning.
There’s something special about being in a room filled with like-minded and inspiring women (and one guy!) and that’s exactly how I would sum up how this morning felt: SPECIAL.
I also loved connecting and re-connecting with some of the online connections I’ve made over the past couple of years, and to also connect with some new people as well. A huge shoutout to Maddsion, Rachael and Sophie (pictured below) who I loved getting to share the day with.
Life has been really full lately — in a really great way. There’s been a lot going on and so many things I’m so grateful for. So today, before I dive into my to-do list and get-stuff-done mode, I want to take a moment to pause, reflect and acknowledge the things I am currently grateful for this month.