Tag: natalie sisson

Why money alone won’t bring you happiness

Money. We all want more of it, but do we want it for the wrong reasons? Does money really bring you happiness?

Security, stability and the ability to get yourself of a crisis or look after your health are all great reasons to want to have sufficient funds in your bank account.

Yet research has shown that once you’re making around $70,000 a year, anything over and beyond that won’t bring you more happiness.

Money can certainly help you reduce stress but it doesn’t guarantee fulfillment.

Over the last eight years of running my business, I’ve noticed that when I’ve had just a little bit more money than I really need, I often felt at my happiest.

Despite the fact that I still wasn’t earning a lot, I was earning enough. Enough to buy my friend a drink or dinner, to get a gift for my family and to treat myself to an experience that felt special, but not frivolous.

And because I was living out of a suitcase for close to seven years I never felt the need to buy things, just experiences. So instead I saved my hard earned revenue.

Now that I feel financially free, I’ve put my money towards investing my own growth, in my business (mainly through new team members), property and more recently in others’ companies as an investor and advisor.

I still feel most happy when I have money to give and to spend on others, but not enough money to feel totally comfortable and as if I could afford everything. That would make life rather dull in my opinion!

In this episode I share:

  • How to get out of bad spending habits
  • The things that will actually make you most happy
  • Why minimalism can increase your financial freedom and happiness
  • The dangers of comparing yourself to others

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Why your morning routine sucks and how to fix it

Let’s talk about morning routines! Does yours suck? It doesn’t have to be this way.

In this video I’ll share you my morning routine, what I’ve been experimenting with and what habits will make your morning super productive.

I’ll also share top tips for you to create your own perfect morning routine.

A powerful morning routine

Everyday I get bombarded with stories about the power of a morning routine on Medium.

Yet I can no longer deny the research that says if you get up early and meditate then roll into focused work such as writing, painting or a creative activity, with no distractions, you’re far more likely to be a gazillion times more productive and successful.

Clearly that’s an accurate stat I’ve stated there, so you should take me very seriously.

The thing is it’s true.

The other thing that is true is that establishing the damn routine in the first place, is the hardest part!

Which is why so many people keep writing articles on why a morning routine, heck any routine that cuts out distractions and lets you set and act on your intentions for the day, is so powerful.

I should know. Back in 2004 when I was training to compete in my first ever Body Sculpting (Figure) competition, I had my entire daily routine down pat.

In this episode I talked about:

  • How to start a new morning routine without tying it to a big goal
  • The power routine I used while training for a competition that rocked my world
  • The new morning routine that is already making a difference in my life

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How to give yourself permission to work less

Are you working too much? Are you glued to your desk chair?

Or are you constantly feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list?

Do you look at your mentors and role models and think “How the heck do they get everything done all the time?”

In this video I show you why you don’t have to work your ass off and put in 70 hour work weeks to succeed.

In fact you can do quite the opposite and get more done than most people in way less time.

I share top tips for you to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Starting an Ecommerce Site From Scratch

One of the best way to have more financial freedom is to add in an extra revenue stream or two.

Preferably a passive or residual income stream that you don’t have to pay constant attention to, and that pay you a nice lump sum each month once you’ve set it up.

This can be real estate, investments, digital products and affiliate commissions.

It can also be the world of Ecommerce if you’re prepared to invest in it initially.

That’ why I’m diving into the world of Ecommerce to see if I can add an extra $5,000 revenue in 3 months!

And I figured you may be interested in doing the same for yourself, so I’m going to run my next LIVE Freedom Lab as a behind the scenes of starting an Ecommerce site from scratch.

In this episode I talked about:

  • The new business I’m starting related to my gorgeous puppies.
  • My Ecommerce marketing strategy
  • The next Freedom Lab that I’ll be running this March 2018

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How to master your time

We all have 168 hours a week but do you still wish you have more time?

Do you still wonder where you are spending all your hours?

If so, you need a better approach to manage yourself and your time wisely.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What the 80:20 rule is and how it can transform your business and life
  • How to create an achievable routine that doesn’t leave you frazzled
  • One major thing you can plan a week in advance to be way more effective each day
  • How to use your calendar effectively so you control your time, not others

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Why saying NO is easier than saying yes

If you are a chronic people pleaser and just can’t say NO to people and then end up doing things you just don’t want to be doing, you need to watch this.

Or if you’re simply taking on too many things right now and feeling overwhelmed because you simply can’t say no, you also need to watch this.

I’ve got 7 tips to make it way easier to say no to things that don’t light you up, while letting go of any guilt and being happy with your decision.

The Power of a Time Audit

Have you ever stopped to think about exactly where your time goes?

Do you find yourself saying “I’m so busy” or “I don’t have time” far too often?

Well how do you know you don’t have time, if you’ve never tracked where your time goes?

I’m talking about doing a time audit of your day to day activities when it comes where those minutes and hours of work actually go.

I recently did just this and mapped out my businesses and projects into a percentage figure of time they account for in my life, each week.

It’s not only illuminating, but a necessity for all of us.

The moment you can define where your time is spent, you get to be far more proactive about how you spend it and what you prioritize.

In this episode I:

  • Drink champagne
  • Tell you what a 100% of my work time is broken down into each week
  • Share my favourite time management and tracking tool (that’s changed my life)
  • Share a brilliant technique that ensures you cram a lot more work into a short time than you normally would!

I’d love to hear your time breakdown in the comments below.

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Starting a Dog Vlog

It’s actually going to happen. I’m starting not just one vlog but TWO vlogs in 2018.

In my commitment to being ‘fearless’ as my word for the year and in the spirit going back to my creative roots….eeek!

Fortunately I have set myself up to just do this by sharing an episode on how to take imperfect action.

So no excuses I just have to dive in.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why video is such a powerful tool for your business
  • What the heck I’m going to be vlogging about
  • Live advice from Amy Landino on how to Vlog Like a Boss

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Amy’s Book on How to Kill It Online with Video Blogging by Amy Schmittauer

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Being your best versus staying in the comfort zone

Getting out of your comfort zone can be one of the best moves you ever make in life.

It’s just that getting out of it, is also one of the hardest.

Take me for example, while I am known for being a massive action taker, I’ve found myself in this interesting conundrum.

I kind of love my life right now and I don’t feel a huge need to change much about it.

Happiness is wanting what you have, so I’m very happy.

Yet I’ve found myself taking life a little cruisy (well for me at least) and not pushing forward on projects or milestones like I have in the past.

I haven’t yet set revenue goals for this year (although I have done a personal and professional budget) and I still haven’t started my first vlog.

In the past these would have all been done swiftly and in typical ‘Aries’ all or nothing fashion.

But I have these two gorgeous puppies to distract me and deprive me of sleep…and many more things going on that I reveal in this podcast.

I think little Angel is trying to upstage me!

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Yet I KNOW deep down that I have so much more to give, to achieve and to put forth in this world to help you become a Freedomist and live life to the full.

So at which point is it ok to stick around in your comfort zone and when should you bust beyond it?

I reveal all in this episode including:

  • The benefits of getting out of your comfort zone (courtesy of myself and Tonya)
  • How to know when to push yourself and when to enjoy your current state of happiness
  • Why I’m grappling with this right now and how I’ve tapped into my deepest calling as a result
  • A few of my fave podcasts I’m listening to right now

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