Wednesday, 28 June 2017

My Favourite Quote: Paige Arnof-Fenn, Mavens & Moguls

"I am strong because I have been weak
I am fearless because I have been scared
I am wise because I have been foolish"

"It is an important reminder that stumbling is part of the journey to success. As an entrepreneur you just have to keep going and pick yourself up and be smarter every time you get up and try again. It was true for Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Sara Blakely and it is true for me too!" 

Another one I really like is:

“You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren’t.” 

Again, making mistakes is just part of the process. Brilliant. 

Paige Arnof-Fenn is Founder & CEO of Mavens & Moguls. Because Marketing Matters.

Monday, 12 June 2017

GIFT OF THE WEEK: Microfibre Tea Towel $24.95

Doing the dishes has never been so fun! We adore these Aussie-themed microfibre tea towels that are made in Melbourne. 

Would make a fun house-warming gift, or a unique gift for a friend overseas. 


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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Thursday thought...

“You can do so much in 10 minutes’ time. Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity.”
- Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of the furniture brand IKEA

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Monday, 5 June 2017

My Favourite Quote: Leann Middlemass, Wellness coach

"You are your own Destiny." and " If nothing changes- nothing changes."

"I teach personal development and understand that decisions come from what we know. 
Our memories are activated and the attached emotion (which attaches itself at inception) provides our actions and reactions in the now. You can only hold one memory at a time thus one emotion. So you get to choose if you want to happy or sad. So how you feel is up to you. Therefore you are your own destiny.

We all know that knowledge is king, but without action it’s fruitile. Imagine stepping into an elevator and wanting to go to the fourth floor but not pushing the button.
The door closes - yet nothing happens. You are right where you are even if an hour passes.
You have to make the first step (push the button to the forth floor). If you do not make the effort nothing happens. Therefore if nothing changes (and you just stand in the elevator) then nothing changes (you are right where you started)."

Leann Middlemass is a cognitive behavioral therapist who helps unlock the traumas from the past that could be impacting your life in the now. Once we leave the past behind we have the opportunity to live ever day in the present. It is here that happiness resides.

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Sunday, 4 June 2017

GIFT OF THE WEEK: S'well Teakwood Insulated Bottle $55.95

We love gifts for people who have everything, and this insulated bottle definitely ticks that box! 
We love the natural wood finish too. You'll never want another water bottle after you try this one. 

Monday, 29 May 2017

GIFT OF THE WEEK: Best Ever Paper Airplanes by Norman Schmidt $19.95

Kids of all ages (especially the grown-up ones!) will love this book which features 18 unique paper airplane designs named after birds with comprehensive instructions on how to make them.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

My Favourite Quote: Daniel Trani, eCommerce entrepreneur/stay at home dad

"It is not the critic who counts...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly...who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat." 
- Theodore Roosevelt Jr. 26th President of America

I read this quote about five years ago and at the time I thought what a great quote by an exceptional man, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. the 26th American President.
I found that at that point in my life I was yearning for a change but like most people change is hard and as humans we are creatures of habit so we tend to stick with what we know. I couldn't stop thinking about this quote however and I found an image on the internet with Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and the quote. I printed it out and laminated it. 

I must have read it a thousand times and finally it sunk in and I began to change aspects of my life through actually going out and putting myself in the "Arena". Fail or succeed I was going to pursue my dreams, goals and design my own lifestyle. 

The laminated quote sits on my bed side table, it even travels overseas with me and reminds me daily that you deserve only what your'e willing to fight for, fail or succeed it doesn't matter. 

I hope you find this as motivating or inspiring as I have and I hope that it may resonate with one or more of your readers and help them change their life.

Daniel Trani is an eCommerce entrepremeur/stay at home dad. Together with his wife they are changing their lives to achieve a more family balance life. Their three year old daughter has helped inspire the businesses that they have started which include  and  

Family is very important to Daniel and even more important is the time you spend with family. Being able to travel and show their young daughter new things has inspired them to dream big and work to achieve the lifestyle they desire.

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