My Weekend with High Rollers

What do the rich and successful have in common? Quite alot actually!

I was lucky enough to spend an amazing weekend away with friends at there Kawau weekend house, and after an amazing day on the boat, where I saw dolphins for the first time!! We started chatting about life and success and they shared with me how they got to where they are today, and what they deem the keys to their success.

When a millionaire tells you how to get your shit together you listen! And I’m going to share with you my key takeaways.

1. Make your bed every morning.

Easy right! But they all do it -something about a tidy-life tidy-mind. They all said when they’ve had a bad day you can guarantee when they got home the bed wasn’t made!

2. Write a LONG list of goals, and read them every morning.

One of them still had their original x3 pages from when they first began their journey! This one’s actually a little harder than it sounds. It’s not very often that we actually ask ourselves what we really want, especially at a x3 page level!! But this ones also fun, you get to really allow your self to dream. The goals should also be a bit scary and take you out of your comfort zone.

To take your goals a step-further, grab your current main goal and make a mind-map. Your goal in the middle of the page with all the little steps and things you need to do coming off it.

3. Write a to-do list every morning.

I couldn’t believe they did this every morning! They also said you have to word each item beginning with I will…. For example Today I will eat healthy and nourishing food, Today I will do the washing… You get it.

4. Add an Elephant every day.

What’s your elephant in the room? An elephant is something you need to do daily towards you goal, and you just grab one from your mind map! You need to do daily, consistent actions towards you’ll goals and before you know it you’ll be ticking them off. You need to add your elephant to your daily to-do list.

5. Treat Yo Self

Maybe one of my favs! This doesn’t mean spending money you don’t have, this just means allowing yourself to have the things you want. If your too cheap with yourself and always buying the budget version unstead of what you truley desire the universe will decide your cheap and don’t deserve the best. You get back what you put out! So make sure your telling the universe you deserve the best in life.

6. You are who you hang out with.

This is their last piece of advice, and I’m taking it as a compliment!

You better believe I’ve been making my bed! And I’ve started working on my goals and daily to-do lists. Doing the mind map makes my goals seem so much easier to manage and it’s easy to add an Elephant to my day.

Here’s to success guys!! It’s ours for the taking. I truley believe we can live the life we dream off – and my weekend away showed me alot of people actually do and that they’re more than happy to cheer me on and help me on my journey by sharing their keys to success.

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Learning to ‘Do You’

Not just a Mum

I had my first baby when I was 21, an age where I was just beginning to discover who I was. From the moment my precious boy was born I fully emersed myself in the role of Motherhood, he was followed by my daughter 3.5 years later and my Motherhood journey continued.

Now my kids are older (8 and 11) and are at an amazing age where they are a lot more independent and have mini-lives of there own and I’m left to ponder “who am I, other than a mother and wife”.

The answer is I don’t know. I have lost myself along the way, so it’s become my mission to find ‘me’ again.

It’s harder than it sounds, I don’t even know what I like to do apart from things with the kids and my responsibilities, and I have no idea how to put myself first.

So this is my new mission in life.  I am going to do me, focus on me and find my passions.  I’m going to learn to spend money on myself, instead of just my kids and husband-I’m going to give myself permission to spoil myself.

And I’m going to try new things, and try and discover my passions. I’ve signed up for a watercolour art class and pottery class -even this was hard (I’m not shy, but I am quite an introvert)

Sometimes Mums need permission to put themselves first, because once the kids are grown your left with yourself! I want to be someone I would want to hang out with.  I want to get my hair and nails done and have adventures. I want my days to be full and not just busy.

I’m going to aim to try one new thing a week-even if it’s something small and I would love you to hold me accountable. I’ll share with you a monthly round up of my journey and hopefully inspire you to ‘do you’ to.

Casey x

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One of Each

One of Each, a girl and a boy, how perfect….

Well it’s is actually pretty great, you do get the best of both worlds-but it’s also like having two only children.

No hand me downs, no common interests, but just as many fights. And I can’t parent them the same way because what works for one most definitely doesn’t work for the other (although this could be common for anyone with more than one)

Mine are 3 and a half years apart, which has been pretty great. Now they are getting older  (8 and 11) they are pretty independent and the majority of the time my life is a shit load easier than a couple years ago!

But we can’t go and see a family movie together or do almost any activity without one or both bitching! She still loves cartoons and everything girly and he likes killing shit on his Playstation and that movie hasn’t come out yet.

I sometimes daydream of having two of the same sex, they would be friends and play together-but I’m guessing my reality would probably be pretty much the same? I sure as hell didn’t play with my sister’s or even like them until they were grown.