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How To Overcome Stress

Overcoming stress or overwhelm in your business can be one of the hardest emotional and physical challenges you face.  Here in the first part of a two part series on overcoming stress, I present one awesome tool for you to use.

Before we get onto that, let’s be honest here.

You might not even know you are experiencing stress or overwhelm.  Take a moment and look at the feelings or statements and ask yourself if any of these sound familiar to you?

“I’m overwhelmed, torn and frustrated”

“My business is time consuming and tiring”

“I’m spreading myself too thin”

“I’m exhausted”

“I have to force myself to take action”

“I can’t make a decent living”

“I’ve got lack of structure”

“I’ve got a lack of clarity”

“I’m pulled in so many different directions, there’s distractions everywhere”

If you said yes to any of the above then read on!

Overcoming Overwhelm – Are You In Flow?

If any of the above statements rang true for you then take note.  These are the words that come from someone who is out of flow.

When I say flow – I mean what Carl Jung called synchronicity, the collective unconscious.  When we are in flow, i.e, doing what we love to do and it comes so easily to us it doesn’t even feel like work, then we somehow attract positive coincidences, experiences, situations, opportunities.

When we are out of flow – we experience stress and overwhelm.

So, this is why you need to get back in flow.

How To Overcome Stress – The Habit Of Connection

To overcome your feeling of overwhelm and stress, I want to suggest one lifestyle tool you can use everyday to start creating connection.  I call this your connection habit.

The habit of connection is about reconnecting to your soul, to the collective unconscious, the universe, what God wants for you, for your soul – that’s what you need to reconnect to.

Because when you have your connection, you’ll be creating synchronicity, you’ll be tapping into that collective unconscious, you’ll be creating flow. Magic will happen to you, but it will be no accident and that’s where your ultimate lifestyle business comes from.

So, the secret to overcoming overwhelm and getting back into our sense of flow, the secret is maintaining connection regularly. We’ve got to have a habit of connection and if you want to create your ultimate lifestyle or you just want to eradicate stress or overwhelm then you must create a connection habit.

That means it’s not something that happens once, it’s not something that happens twice. It’s something that happens everyday. You stay connected and every single day, you need to make sure that you do that.

And so what we need to do is to create that habit connection?

We’ll look at that in Part Two.

My sister, Kath Clarke of Frank Food and Me on Melbourne Radio

Kath Clarke's shortbread

My sister Kath Clarke's amazing shortbread

I’m just so proud of my sister, Kath Clarke. She was interviewed today on Joy FM in Melbourne on a spot called “Cravings”. The topic? Food memories.

She has a TV spot coming up soon on Channel 10 too. Watch out for this little superstar. She’s gonna go big real soon!

Listen to the interview here:

Kath Clarke Interview on Joy FM
Check out her yummy cakes here.

The thing about Kath is she just attracts media attention. And this got me to thinking. What is it that captures the attention of the media. Why is this woman getting radio, TV and press attention without even trying- while others cant get attention to save themselves!

What are your thoughts?

Love Sex Business: Interview with Dr Joanna Martin and Greg Elliott

Working with your husband or wife is not an easy thing. Not only do you share your meals, your holidays and your bed… but you’re also expected to be not merely civil, but also co-operative and efficient during working hours as you strive to grow a business together.

Greg and I have been working together now for 3 years on your business, Shift Speaker Training. And as a celebration of our recently getting married I thought I’d share this great interview we did together with Shelley Wineberg of

I’m interested in your thoughts. How do you find working with your husband or wife? Is this something you would be interested in finding out more about?

Do let me know in the comments!

Here’s the interview.  Right click on the link if you’d like to download it onto your computer to listen to later.

Click here for interview!

Get those cogs turning…

So, another exciting and positive week rolls past brimming with business lessons.  Don’t you love it when your business teaches you something about yourself?  Everything, including business, is a reflection of our true selves and as long as we stay integral to this then we shouldn’t go too far off course.  At the moment, we’re busy on a big automation project.  From the outside it won’t look too exciting . . . but everything is getting set up toward supporting us when we start a family. 

And that is exciting!

I’m spending most of my time in front of the green screen in my studio in our new home.  I just love the space here!  Or if I’m not doing that, I’m gazing out my office window to the olive tree and beyond . . . when I should be writing emails and copy and stuff like that.

Being a star profile, the automation side of things is not something that comes naturally to me.  I prefer to be up there on stage and being with you! But to have a sustainable, ongoing profitable business, sometimes we have to do the stuff we don’t want to do. 

I think this is the difference between a business owner and employee in the end.  Are you going to do the stuff you don’t WANT to do, to get the result that you DO want to have?

On that note, enjoy the newsletter this week.  It’s jampacked full of awesome website tips for you and your business growth.  Yep, it’s all about the techie stuff most of us speakers hate doing . . . but get the automation of your website right and it’s the place where you’ll start to see sale after sale after sale . . . even in your sleep.

And I think you’ll find that result very sexy indeed.

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