Yay! Welcome back to my monthly tradition where I review my life & business & share behind-the-scenes numbers as well.

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I’ll cover:

  • what I’ve read
  • life blessings & challenges
  • what I’ve created in my business
  • how much revenue generated.

I’m experimenting with doing a bit of a simpler version this time… otherwise I’ll never get this thing finished. Done is better than perfect!

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What I got up to in life!

  • At the start of August, I was still going through some difficult feelings of grief, shock and trauma. I talked more about what happened here. It took me some time to recover from that.
  • My kids’ school also started going through major issues, and the high school part was closed. We immediately started school tours, and our kids ended up going on a trial day at another school. That trial day was a real highlight for all of us as a family – we’re so excited about the art, music & languages possibilities at the new school which we start at next year. In retrospect, we should have tried to move the kids over straight away to save us another two terms of more school drama and distress… but we live, we learn!
  • Bought me and my kids matching rainbow cardigans because I’m not like other mums, I’M A COOL MUM.
  • My old cubicle boss Lile & her family came to visit on holiday. She’s been one of my dearest mates for nearly 20 years now (!!!) and it was SUCH a joy for our families to hang out again. Our kids got along like a house on fire again. I love that our friendship of 2 has expanded to a friendship of 8.
  • Big Kid went away on school camp.
  • In anticipation of my 40th birthday, I went away for a weekend with some of my beloved girlfriends including Madi, Tash and Jody. It was BEYOND gorgeous… a historic mountain chalet with stunning views. We had such deep woman time… scream-laughing, playing highly competitive card games, talking our faces off, resting & nurturing each other. It was perfect, and I feel so grateful.
  • I also had a spa afternoon with some of my business goddess friendsTash Corbin, Amanda Rootsey, Claire Riley & Cass Deller. I am OBSESSED with them. OBSESSED.
  • After 4 years here, I feel like my friendship circle is really deepening! My heart is so happy!

Best Books

I’ve slowed down on the amount of book reading I’m doing due to the eye condition I’ve recently developed. I’m hyperlexic (i.e. a massive book nerd) and read between 100-400 books a year. So curtailing that consumption is a bit challenging, but my eyes are leading the way.

(Having said that… I look back at what I read in 3 months and it still probably looks like a LOT. I promise I’m no longer treating myself to reading 6 books on a weekend!)

Anyways, I’m currently unable to read mass market paperbacks as the font and spacing is too small. I’m also finding Kindle reading tricky. I’m subsisting on rations of graphic novels, audiobooks, large print books and trade paperback books.

Here’s my favourite books from the last 3 months… everything I rated 5 stars!

Graphic novels/art books

Memoirs & Non Fiction


Blog posts I published




Looking back on these… I definitely need to get back into consistent writing and blogging again!





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Deets here!

Current list of software I use to run my business:

  • Kajabi for most things in my business:
    • selling through their shopping cart
    • teaching my courses through their learning management system
    • running my affiliate program
  • ActiveCampaign to send all our marketing emails.
  • Zapier so that Kajabi & ActiveCampaign talk to each other.
  • OptinMonster to create all the pop-ups, reminder windows & lead magnet forms on my website.
  • Calendly to screen interviewers and book in interviews.
  • Xero is my accounting & financial management system.
  • I host my WordPress websites on WPEngine.

More tools of the trade here if you find that kind of thing useful!

How much money I made

Total income: $208,218

Where that income came from:

  • E-courses: August: $13,599.78 September: $13,369.62 October: $154,618.52
    TOTAL $181,587
  • Goal Getter planners: August: $734.59 September: $679.08 October: $562.80
    TOTAL $1,976.47
  • Passive income business:
    TOTAL $21,862
    I set up this business 6 years ago, worked on it actively for a couple of years, and now it’s income that is 100% passive.
  • Shares & Ethical Managed Funds: No increase.
  • Investment property: Now converted to a family property for in-laws.
  • Affiliate for Kajabi:
    TOTAL $2,648
  • Calm Christmas Planner on Etsy:
    August: $31.58 September: $78.07 October: $34.41
    TOTAL: $144.06

Here’s how the e-course sales were split:

What I did on the biz front!

The big thing I launched was the Brilliant Biz & Life Academy in October… as you can see by the graphs above, this is a MASSIVE change to our revenue stream. The divvy up of revenue will likely remain the same now… I envision most of our sales will come through the Academy because it’s such an INSTANT YES.

We currently have 1400 members which is just brilliant! I’m excited to keep developing & growing this into an essential resource for all business owners!

It’s a joy to be here!

Thank you for sharing this journey with me.



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