What Is A Leonie? And What Is A You? (Printable Creative Task!)

I KNOW.

The question you’ve all been asking.

Cogitating on all night long.

Pondering, musing, mindcycloning about:

But what IS a Leonie?

Take heed, I have heard your cries.

And I present to you:

Leonie: The Infographic!

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Creative Task: What are YOU made up of?

You should TOTALLY do a pie chart of yourself. It’s PHUCKING PHUN!

That’s a REALLY good idea, Leonie!

So much so I made a template for you to print + do your own on! Colour/collage/whatever it in! It’s rather delish!

And if you share it on social media, tag meeee so I can seeeee pwetty pwease!

Click below image for big file!

 

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SQUEE!!! Can’t wait to see!!!

Love + bongo drums shaped like bums,

P.S. Have a bloody delightful day, dearest!

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Last Chance + A Pyjama Planning Party!

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Hola petunias!

Important updates!

We are nearly SOLD OUT of 2015 Create Your Shining Year in Life and Biz printed workbooks.

We won’t be printing any more for this year. If you’ve been sitting on the fence, grab one now. You’ll be one of the lucky last in the doors who get to change their life + business over their next year.

If you use them, your dreams WILL manifest faster, you WILL receive more abundance + you WILL feel more on soul purpose.

Six years of producing these workbooks and gathering the results of them has taught me that, through and through.

We have super limited stocks left, so jump on it now if you are ready to make this year incredible.

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AND! If you do buy one today:

You’ll get an exclusive ticket to a PLANNING PYJAMA PARTY where me and my Chief Operations Officer Grant will be sharing behind-the-scenes insights into our company + all sorts of good business wisdom.admission ticket SML

Because…

(OH.MY.GAWD.)

Confession time: We haven’t done our 2015 planning yet. And it’s nearly MAY.

So… given that we are close to half way through the year, is it okay that we’re doing it NOW?

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Is it TOO LATE?

NO. Of course it is not.

It’s NEVER too late to do planning…

EXCEPT if you don’t do it at all.

There’s plenty of really good reasons why I haven’t done planning yet.

We moved from the very top of Australia to the very bottom. It’s taken me a bunch of time to get myself settled enough and grounded enough to start looking forward into the future again. And I had to wait for some team stuff to fall into place (i.e. waiting for Grant to say yes to joining the team!)

And I’m sure you have your own reasons.

One of my mentors who works with a number of seven figure business women told me that many of her clients aren’t even thinking about year planning in the first quarter of the year. It’s just not the right season for them. Especially this year. Maybe it’s astrological. (I always like to blame things on the planets! HA!)

Even if it’s not January… even if we are nearly in May…

If you haven’t done your business planning for the year yet…

it’s okay.

As long as it gets done.

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So that’s why we’re having the planning party. To get OURS done.

And we can all pyjama it up together.

  • You can ask us biz plan + growth questions.
  • We’ll share how we’re planning out the company’s year.
  • You can peek into how our brains work together (Hint: powered by gigglesnorts + ridiculousness).
  • You can have your workbooks open at the same time and either fill it out (if you haven’t got it yet or haven’t started!) or review it (if you already have because you’re obviously more organised than the rest of us! GO YOU!)

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So… in summing up:

  1. 2015 workbooks are nearly sold out if you be one of the lucky last owners!! ORDER YOURS HERE
  2. ALL workbooks owners (whether print or ebook) and Academy members will get an exclusive ticket (*snigger*) to a PLANNING PYJAMA PARTY where me and my Chief Operations Officer Grant will be sharing behind-the-scenes insights into our company, give you time to fill out or review your workbooks + share all sorts of good business wisdom.

Pyjama party will be in a couple of weeks so you have time to get your book if you order it today.

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Okay! That’s all love!

I joke about this, but I’m super serious… ONLY get the workbook + use it if you want to be happier, have your dreams fulfilled + grow your business like a wildflower.

If you’d prefer for those things to NOT happen… DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK.

HA! #seriouslythough

Okay, I’m off! Miracles are waiting to be birthed and these hips were made for creative birthing!!!!

Love + bear hugs,

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Leonie’s Not So Secret Success Tips

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Hey petunias,

A video to share with you today – an interview I did for Total Life Success video summit.

Shit I talk about during it:

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Press play to learn it all!

If you feel like it.

If you think watching some more cat videos is gonna make you more joyful or abundant, do that instead. HA!

Have a great day sugarplums!

HIGH FIVES!!!!!

Maker Notes:

Want to know what we use to create what we create?

Tech Tools:

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Word Barf

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Lovemuffins,

So, I feel like I’ve got lots in my head + some of it I’ve already written down + some I’m not sure I have + some I haven’t at all…

So I’m just going to do a word barf.

And maybe you’ll get something out of it. I hope.

So, where am I at?

I… am recovering slowly.

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Two weeks ago, I had my fallopian tubes removed.

My body has been going through its own healing + grieving process. Even though I am completely, 100% done with babymaking in my soul… even though it’s strongly recommended by medical professionals to not risk HG again… of course there is a part of me – that deeply feminine, mother part of me – that grieves. Grieves for babies that weren’t mine to have this lifetime. And it’s okay, all these feelings, you know?

Not so long ago, I used to run away from any feeling which wasn’t “positive.” And one of the surprise gifts that came out of having HG was that I finally realised I was allowed to have all my feelings. In fact, it was healthier for me to have my feelings and let them pass, then bottle up all the ones I thought I couldn’t have, and instead they would fizzle and pop out of me as anxiety and sharpness.

HG softened the fuck out of me on that level. And that is a good thing.

So I’ve been feeling all my feelings. Letting them come, letting them go. They are all welcome here now.

And letting the physical process of healing take its time too.

It’s been a longer, slower recovery than I had expected. But that’s probably not surprising – I’m notoriously impatient and want to manifest + do everything NOW.

As the intuitive Hiro joked with me this morning, after having known me for so many years now – my gravestone will NOT say “A Beacon of Patience.” That cracked me up.

So… despite my plans to be ruling the world + kicking back into full speed after surgery… here I am, still needing to go slow + lay low. I know there must be a great, deep spiritual reason for this. That I will not be the person who got into bed when I get back out.

For good reason too.

My world is moving in the most wonderful of ways.

It reminds me of one of my favourite childhood stories: Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree. That tree, so tall and enchanted, stretched far above the forest and at the top, it accessed different worlds. And every so often, the clouds changed and the worlds shifted. And the inhabitants of the Faraway Tree (like Silky the fairy and dear old Moon-Face) would clamber to the top and find themselves in a new world.

I share that, because the clouds shifted for me and a new land has arrived. And all of a sudden, after waiting and waiting and waiting, I can see exactly where I’m headed + what I’m creating next + exactly how I’m doing it. And it’s beautiful and exciting. I feel deeply, totally on soul purpose.

Spirit and creativity and ease are returning to me in the biggest wave… I haven’t felt so verdently ripe + blooming in all of this for over five years. What a blessing, right? Especially after such a tough time with my pregnancy with Beth. It’s the sweetest rain for quite some time.

What I’m Creating…

I’m remaining fiercely devoted to my Academy + have HUGE plans to take it to the next level. Well, more like a dozen levels up. The plans we have are pretty magical + wondrous, honestly! I’ll share more as they come into fruition.

We’re also developing out a full planner range (including 2016 workbook, diary, wall planner + to do list pad) for the next year. Basically, I wanted to create a full suite of products that would help you make your dreams come true. And make them adorable and rainbow and inspiration CENTRAL. #megafun

You can read more about some of the lovely Academy and workbook changes that are happening here.

Delicious News…

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You might remember a couple of months ago, just after we moved here to darling Tasmania, I decided I needed to take a retreat. I ended up spending my afternoons sitting in a turquoise cabin overlooking the ocean.

I painted and watched Notting Hill and wrote and cried and illustrated the Hyperemesis Gravidarum zine as a creative side project. I sat and wait for all the pieces of myself to arrive after such a huge move.

And trust me, I TOTALLY resisted going on retreat. I like being a productive mofo. I always think there’s too much on my plate to do it. But I also know that the insights that come up when on retreat are life + business changing. And that the only way to get them is get still and quiet enough to hear them.

During that retreat, I got the insight I needed:

I suddenly knew how to fill the Chief Operations Officer (COO) in my company. Having a COO for me is damn important. It means I get to concentrate on creating + content + strategy + marketing – my genius zone. While someone does the team management + hiring + tech + systems to execute those goals. I’ve been doing both those roles until I could find the right person. It’s the most important hiring decision I have to make.

Anywaysies – on that retreat – I got that big soul intuition to ask our tech contractor Grant Andrew to become COO. We’d worked with him over the space of five months, and my whole team (including my husband who is notoriously hard-to-impress) loved him. He’s a walking heart on legs, has some ridiculously awesome experience + regards work as his spiritual practice + passion. (He’s also the one that organised + engineered the rescuing of our workbooks at Christmas!)

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Grant brings a bunch of tech, hiring, business systems, marketing and funnel knowledge with him, along with his inner wisdom of creating a lasting, magical marriage (his wife Jenny is a total earth angel!), connected parenting (he’s a committed dad to his 3 almost-adult kids) and creating (he’s also a singer-songwriter with his own album out). In short – he’s got a lot to share, he’s passionate about teaching it and I place great trust in his wisdom. So I’ve asked him to begin sharing it as well with you – via my blog + in the Academy.

Creative collaboration! What fun!

It’s a big shift for me – to “share the stage” effectively. It isn’t something that’s called me before. However I felt like I would be doing a big disservice if I didn’t share Grant with you and let you learn from him too. I call him a “brother from the cosmic womb”.

I will of course be still sharing + creating… in fact what we’re working on is creating the systems for me to be able to do even more of that.

It’s exciting + good times.

Creative Collaboration #1:

So with that in mind, I thought it would be useful to interview Grant + share him with you all that way.

We also talk about:

  • the creative process
  • the importance of setting priorities
  • increasing our environmental + social consciousness
  • our next evolution as a company
  • our next vision/mission.

Head here to watch.

And if you’d like to see more – like a business/life/heart/creating podcast or vodcast, pop us an email. That would be really fun!

Creative Collaboration #2:

Grant also just ran our first US team retreat last week, and I asked him to share his best tips on creating an amazing team. He shared them poetically here, and I illustrated them into a printable poster for you as well.

Read it here + grab the poster.

Next in the creative works:

  • I’ll get Grant to share about how he organised + ran our US team retreat + what they worked on.
  • I’ve written another illustrated zine… this time about… INTERNET ADDICTION.

They’ll be coming your way soon. Keep one’s eyes peeled.

Thank you for sharing in this journey. What a bloody fun one it is!

Good + big things are happening.

I hope they are washing your way too,

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A Dispatch From The Creation Station! And Farewell, Fabulous Fallopians!

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Hola lovelies!

A note about a few things.

The first three: what I’m making in the creation station + other Academy news. Incase you’re a member, I don’t want you to miss this. And if you’re not a member, it might be of interest.

The last one: deeply personal. As personal as it gets. FALLOPIAN PERSONAL. Mwahahahaha.

Dudes, shut your eyes. Or open them. I don’t really care. WOMAN PARTS! WOO!

{Also: above is my new creation station. SQUEE! I’ve also got a big art desk under the windows to get messy on, and a reading room with a couch + bookcases to study + dream in. A space of one’s own! What a blessing!}

FIRST: A NEW THING!

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Late last year, I did a rare live event as the keynote speaker for Cairns Business Women’s Club.

Some beautiful Academy members were there in the audience too. We had a lot of giggles and invented something called toteming and were highly inappopriate and hugged and shared essential oils like the hippies we are.

Santa was there too. Handing out Victoria’s Secret undies for some very surreal reason. So I photobombed him.

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(Thanks to the lovely Azure Photography for all these photos!)

Also, photos of me and my hands talking a lot:

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Full video recording, audio recording + transcript is available exclusively in the Academy + will not be sold separately.

I know there is a lot of interest to make my programs available separately.

At this stage, I have no plans to do so. The thing I love most about the Academy is that I get to share everything I have with the women in it, to support them in as many ways as I can. It’s something that works really beautifully for me, and for the thousands of women who are in it (many of whom have been in there since the beginning almost FIVE years ago!)

I’m sorry to disappoint. I just wanted to share the reasoning behind why I do what I do.

I love being generous + helpful. The Academy is a beautiful, resonant way for me to do that.

Anywaysies, what was the talk about, you ask?

It was chockfullatha lessons I’ve learned along the way of growing my company from being that funny hippy happy blogging hobby I did at night to being the CEO of a mini empire of awesomeness.

It’s:

  • super heartfelt
  • pretty ding dang funny (I have to say!!! :D)
  • piles a bunch of practical lessons that I really think any woman who wants to create success in her life + business should take heed of.

It’s also about how to create success + happiness in business + life on YOUR terms in the way that delights YOU and your soul. You don’t have to make it look like anyone else’s.

MOST IMPORTANTLY:

I also manage to say boobs + vagina in it. BONZA.

AND do my best Will Ferrell impersonation.

I feel like these are my crowning achievements.

THING #2: NEW ACADEMY MEMBERSHIP SITE

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Also happening in the creation station: the long awaited shmancy polished new Academy membership site, filled with cool features + even better ways to see + use all the beautiful resources available there.

My beautiful team are starting testing of the new Academy membership site next week. Design is complete, coding has happened, time to test test test.

Keep your eyes peeled in the next six weeks or less for this bright, beautiful baby to emerge into the world.

We have some HUGE plans for the Academy to make it even more incredibly supportive and inspiring for you. I’m so freaking excited!!!!!!

THING #3: THE 2016 PRODUCT RANGE

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This year… the Create Your Shining Year workbooks are going to have companion products as well:

  • 2016 Weekly Planner
  • Desk Pad (to organise daily goals on).

We’ll also be:

  • splitting up the printed Life + Biz workbooks into two separate books as per popular request
  • making the Yearly Wall Planner even BIGGER
  • looking at ways we can make the digital workbooks even more interactive.

And there’s a few more exciting improvements in the works at all… will share them as soon as they are finalised!

All in all: it’s really exciting, delightful times around here.

I hope you adore and find useful what we create as much as we do!

THING #4: HAPPY OSTARA/EASTER/SOLSTICE, DEARESTS

It’s a special season for me… this being the one both my daughters were born in and my eldest was named for.

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On Tuesday, I’ll be undertaking my next initiation as a woman.

I’ll be having surgery to remove my fallopian tubes to prevent any potential pregnancies (and therefore impending hyperemesis gravidarum).

My sweet body (and heart) has taken a long time to heal from that illness, and I know it needs that deep reassurance that its time for conception and childbirth is over now. If I didn’t have HG, I might be more open to more children, but I’m not able to sacrifice my dear body and spirit again, along with nine months away from my family as I wrestle with that great demon of an illness.

I’m also really, really okay with my childbearing days being behind me. There’s still a whole lotta childrearing to go!

In a way it feels beautifully symbolic… I get to keep all that wonderful creative energy instead just for the conception and birth of other creative projects (teaching programs, books, artwork). So beautiful and exciting, right?

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So thank you, dearest fallopian tubes, for the perfect gifts of my two daughters. And I lovingly give you back to the earth so that more gifts can grow.

I’m wishing you love, gentleness + miracles come true.

Always love,