Monthly Archives: January 2015

24 Inspiring Bits + Bobs For Ya!

by Leonie Dawson on January 27, 2015

Party peeps,

I’m moving this week. You know… where I move from one end of the country to the other? From tropical jungles of northern Australia to seaside on an island close to Antartica?


In lieu of being so super organised that I write ya a pithy long glorious post…

I’m phoning it in. Letting some other peeps fill up those glorious wells of yours.

Here’s some really awesome shit I found around the internet:

Annnnnd… a plethora of brilliant videos for you!

A blend of self help, insightful, humour… and a Frozen parody that had me howlin’ with the laffs.

THE END!!!!!!!!

See you on the other side my love,


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Is it too late to plan for 2015?

by Leonie Dawson on January 23, 2015


Hola dearests,

This is something that comes up every.single.ding.dang.year.

As soon as we get past – say – January 6 – peeps start freaking out that they haven’t done their planning for 2015.

And they throw up their hands and go:

Oh well.

I missed the opportunity.

Maybe next year.

So I want to do this public service announcement:::


Is it TOO LATE to plan for 2015?

Shouldn’t I have all my resolutions in place on January 1?

Let me answer this with three words: Absoloodely, 100% NOT.

New Year’s Day is NOT the “Use By Date” for setting resolutions for the new year.

I have no idea why we got that idea stuck in our heads, but it’s worth chucking out the window.

We have women buying the yearly planning workbook right up until NOVEMBER of that year – and say it was still 100% worth it because of the results they got from it.


Have I waited too long?

Am I too old?

Am I too late for my dreams?


It’s when you never begin at all.

When you give up because you won’t have 365 perfect days under your belt.

When you think it’s too late to make a change, so why bother at all?


The perfect time to create your incredible year is NOW.

Right where you are this moment. Right here.

It’s the point in time when you decide you are a conscious creator of your life and business.

It’s never ever too late to start crafting the business and life you want.

It’s only too late when you don’t start at all.


Something I’ve been noticing in my world, and other entrepreneur’s worlds this year is this —

We’re all a bit burnt out. We’re still in holiday mode. Still soaking up the lessons from 2014.

Our heads haven’t swivelled towards 2015 yet.

Year planning definitely is happening a little later this year than usual.

It’s not just you.

As long as it gets DONE, that’s the main thing.


It’s the moment when you choose to step up, to say yes.

It’s the moment you craft your destiny from.

Who you want to be today, in this moment. Where you want to find yourself in 12 months, at the end of your life.

It’s all a blank canvas, waiting for you to take up the brush and carve it in colours in the way YOU want.

You are the one you’ve been waiting for.

YOU are the knight in shining armour.

You are your soulmate, your best friend, your cheerleader with pom poms.

You have infinite choices, infinite power, infinite abilities.

All you need do is claim. Claim your choices, claim your responsibility.


The perfect time to create your incredible year is NOW.

Got it?


Let’s go create our miracles, dearest.

Our dream lives + businesses are waiting for us. The world is too.

love love love,

P.S. I keep getting these questions, so I’m going to answer them here incase you’re wondering too:

  • YES, we’ve still got some printed 2015 workbooks in stock.
  • YES, you can still buy them.
  • YES, we ship EVERYWHERE around the world.


A HUGE amount of peeps have NO idea that the 2015 Create Your Shining Year workbooks + planners are SO cheap. They all thought they were way more expensive than the cheap-as-chips price of just $9.95 for digital (or $24.95 for printed + wall planner) and were holding out from getting them because of that!!!

Yes, I could charge more. Yes, I hear ALL the time that they are much more valuable and powerful than that price. I know that. I’m not underpricing them because I undervalue them.

I make them so cheap because I want every single woman who needs them to be able to invest in them. I want you to create your incredible life and business, and I know these planners will help.

I want you to live your dreams for one simple reason: because I know when you do, you’ll be alight. You’ll shine so bright you’ll help thousands of others to light up. And I know, whole of heart, that when women step up to live their dreams, it will change this world. In big, beautiful, profound ways. In ways it is aching for.

P.P.S. Been waiting for your moment to say YES?

Here it is babe. Today’s the day. You DESERVE this.

Claim your incredible year ahead right here.


G’day gorgeous ones,

Are you a social worker or a part of a non profit organisation?

Does your organisation work with underprivileged or disadvantaged women?

Or do you know someone who is?

We’d love to donate 2015 Create Your Shining Year workbook to you for using with your clients – as many as you like!

We’ll supply both Life and Business editions – whatever you feel would work for your clients will work beautifully!

Every single year since the beginning of the workbook, we have been donating them to non profit organisations. I’ve also run a meditation + goal setting retreat at a local safe house which was such a beautiful experience. Sharing the workbooks is my way of being able to visit even more places, helping raise spirits and creating change in the world.



To apply for free workbooks for your clients, just fill out the form here + my lovely support fairies will be in contact in the next few days.



Those donated workbooks ended up being used by over 22 300 (!!!!) souls around the planet who needed them, from organisations that included:

  • schools using them for teenage girls
  • women’s shelters in the United States
  • Indigenous Australian women’s services in Sydney, Australia
  • disadvantaged women advocacy services in Cambodia
  • animal sanctuary in the United Kingdom (used by their board to business plan their charity! Hooray!)
  • aged and elderly services in New York
  • cancer survivors in England
  • women’s charities in Zimbabwe.

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The feedback from the organisations has been really, really wonderful.

Organisations got a lot out of it, their clients got a lot out of it. Clients felt much more inspired, motivated and empowered after using them, and often requested more workshops to have accountability about following through on their goals over the year.

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I got this heart-warming email from one of the case workers who used it:

A few months ago I applied to use the Create your Shining Year workbook in a community agency. I would like to share with you how the non-profit organisation  has used the workbook to support women clients.

As you might know already Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia had its biggest flood in history. There is a whole suburb that went under here and many other places were badly affected. Homes and business were so badly flooded that they won’t be rebuilt again. Many  people have struggled after this natural disaster. After reading the offer for the use of the workbook I had a great idea to support women who had been affected by the floods by using this workbook. I went and developed a full day workshop based around the workbook. As we are non-profit organisation and are always needing funding to continue our work I put a proposal together and put it forward to 2 community groups that I thought might help. Zonta and Rotary inner wheel very generously donated money so we could print the book out for participants and funded lunch for the workshop. The workshop was free for all women who attended.

We set out to run 2 workshops, which ended up filling very quickly so we had to put on another one. 40 women in total have attended over 3 workshops and have worked through the workbooks. These workshops provided a space where these women could come together to share of their experiences of the floods and begin to imagine a brighter future for themselves and their families.

The women were all deeply grateful for the workbook and for your generosity to allow us to use them. The workbook was the perfect platform to help these women move from feeling helpless and overwhelmed to feeling empowered.

The feedback from the workshops has been very positive and we would like to continue our work throughout the year to support women who have been affected by the floods.

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This year we want to help even MORE.

That kind of feedback is exactly why we offer this program – to make the workbooks available to ANY woman to help them create goals for their families, lives and businesses, and inspire them to reach them.

I’m aiming to get these in the hands of AT LEAST 40 000 women who need them this year.

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Some essential admin notes:

  • Workbooks are PDF (i.e. not printed, physical copies). Unfortunately we’re not able to offer printed workbooks for this offer. We’ll provide you with PDFs and a licence to print as many as you need. PDFs can be printed out or filled out electronically. You’ll also receive a short guide with instructions/suggestions on how to use the workbooks with clients.
  • As an extra gift this year, we will be choosing TWO organisations – one within the US, one within Australia to receive printed workbooks. We are not able to offer this to all organisations however as we donate more workbooks than we sell. Just fill out the same form + I’ll be choosing the lucky organisations at random.
  • I specify this is for women because the workbook’s content is aimed at women. They can (and have) been used for men, but the language and imagery is definitely orientated towards women.
  • YES – if you’ve received them in past years, we’d be delighted to continue donating to you! Just fill out the form! Thank you!
  • This offer is ONLY for registered non-profit organisations. This is not a workbook giveaway free for all. This is not for individuals. This is not for practitioners to giveaway to paying clients. This is only for registered non-profit organisations. Please don’t apply unless you are one. Please do not waste my team’s time who could be helping real non-profits. If you aren’t sure if you are one or not… you aren’t, so please don’t apply. (I’m sorry if this sounds narky, but holy dooley we’ve seen some doozy requests over the years!)



To apply for free workbooks for your clients, just fill out the form here + my lovely support fairies will be in contact in the next few days.

I’m SO delighted to work with even more organisations this year to help even more women grow, evolve, dream, hope, transform + make their own miracles happen.

Together, we’ll change the world. Totally believe and know that with my whole heart.

Thank you so much for all the work you do.

big ole love,

P.S. If you know of anyone (social workers or organisations) this could help, I would SO SO SO appreciate it if you could share it along!!!! Thank you so much for helping the world!