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dare (dâr) v. be courageous enough to try; challenge to do something requiring boldness; to venture to do or undertake; not be afraid; taking risks

n. an act of daring; challenge [Latin: be bold; Greek: to give; a gift; to offer]

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Exposing the Enemy of a Great Life With Jennie Brown

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Introducing the Wealth Boomerang Show With Jeremy Britton

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Simone de Beauvoir Remembering the Mother of Feminism

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Unleash Your Life Purpose With Baeth Davis dare challenge

Growth Through Stillness With Tania Usher dare business

What Podcasting Can Do for Your Business With Ludwina Dautovic The Art of Public Speaking With Carren Smith

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Overcoming Superwoman Syndrome With Sophie Trpcevski

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Life’s Most Precious Asset With Dr Rona Thau

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Simon Treselyan Unleashing the Warrior

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Founder and Editor-In-Chief Tania Usher Production Manager Hazel Theocharous Executive Editor Dana Strong Creative Director Tristan Baliuag Financial Director Steve Vooles Director of Partnering Ashley Baker Sponsorship@DareOutLoud.com Feature Writer Dana Strong Word Master www.StrongIdeas.com.au Contributing Writers

Carren Smith Quantum Leap Group www.CarrenSmith.com

Jennie Brown Bestselling Author www.JennieBrownEvents.com

Ludwina Dautovic The Red Tent Woman www.RedTentRadio.com

Dr Rona Thau Doctor of Chiropractic www.DrRonaThau.com

Simon Treselyan Bestselling Author www.StarFireAustralia.com

Sophie Trpcevski Goal Spot For Women www.TheGSpotForWomen.com

Cover Image Baeth Davis www.YourPurpose.com Published by

PO Box 1809 • Kingscliff NSW 2487 • Australia Email: editor@DareOutLoud.com Web: www.DareOutLoud.com Editorial Submissions

Do you have a bold business strategy, courageous story, intrepid adventure or wellbeing solution you’d like to share with dare readers? Then we’d love to hear from you. Submissions should speak directly to our readers who are daring, heart-centred entrepreneurs challenging out-dated conventions to join a movement which ignites change in the world.

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ow many times have you uttered the words, “Where does the time go?” or, “How fast has this year flown by?” It often seems as though 24 hours have been shrunk into 10. Personally, I’ve become concerned about this ‘speed of light’ living. This general concern was brought home and made personal to me and my family abruptly with a recent unexpected death in our family. It made us realize that time - every single second of it - is THE most precious resource gifted to us all. How frivolous are we with those precious moments, though? How many do we waste on worry, anger, fear, restlessness, resentment, anxiety and doing things we don’t enjoy? During my exclusive interview this month with the heart-centered Baeth Davis, she reveals that we should all be doing what we love and receiving just reward for our commitment to living on purpose. If you’re finding that life is racing past at break-neck speed and your precious time is being squandered doing activities you dislike, it’s time to STOP: it’s imperative you take action NOW to course correct. One powerful way to do this is to embrace the strength of ‘Mindful Meditation’. This month’s dare challenge takes us on a journey of Growth Through Stillness. Each day, I’ll be unfolding the joys of slowing down my life and creating pauses to open up the pathways of untapped creativity. It’s time to slow down...I dare you to join me.

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OFTEN TOUTED as the “Queen of Connection”, Tania Usher is internationally renowned for her daring philosophies for uncovering an authentic success mindset. The tenacious Tania believes the only thing stopping people from reaching the success they crave, is their own self-doubt. “Entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful self-development journeys on which anyone can embark.  When dare was born you couple a success mindset from Tania’s with powerful masterminding, insightful mentoring and taking vision to unite action…amazing things happen, heart-centred even when at times the hurdles entrepreneurs seem impossible to leap.” 

around the world with bold and enterprising entrepreneurs making a difference…while having lots of fun. “Boring is out”, is Tania’s motto.

Tania understands this first hand. After years of living and working abroad, winning numerous international awards and building a successful executive career, Tania tamed her wandering soul and returned to Australia in 1999 to start a family. Within 5 years of leaving the jet-setting corporate world, Tania buried her baby boy, gave birth to two healthy daughters, became the sole provider for her family, experienced escalating credit card debt and was served home repossession papers.

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to take a huge leap towards entrepreneurship. Her creative communication ideas have led to over $5 million in media coverage for both herself and her clients. Featured regularly in the media, including recent appearances on the Today Show, Tania believes that nurturing relationships and making soulful connections is the key to success in all areas of life. Thousands of people follow Tania online, and her events have touched the lives of over 100,000 people from a variety of industries and nations.

Tania’s authentic, heart-centred approach to communication and connection will continue to empower entrepreneurs around the world to take big leaps that will lead to the positive transformation in the lives of millions of people worldwide.


dare to craft website copy that attracts both readers AND search engines.

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Top 5 SEO Copywriting Tips TIP #1: WRITE WELL. Write readerfriendly, useful and relevant copy. Readers will link to it, they will tell their friends about it, search engine spiders will find the inbound links, your rank will rise and even more readers will come to your site. Bottom line: write for readers first, and search engines will follow. TIP #2: USE KEYWORDS STRATEGICALLY. ‘Front load’ your headings, which means use your keywords in the first 1 – 3 words, to attract both search engines and readers. Website readers scan copy in an ‘F’ shaped pattern, so words near the top of the page and at the beginning of headings will catch their attention. Search engines like to find keywords at the beginning of the copy, in most paragraphs, and somewhere near the end.

TIP #3: UNDERLINE, BOLD AND ITALISIZE. Website readers’ eyes will be drawn to these emphasized words, and your ranking will increase as search engines are programmed to assume words with these treatments are keywords. TIP #4: INCLUDE INTERNAL CONTEXTUAL LINKS. Links within copy help attract readers’ and spiders’ attention. To be effective, they should be comprised of your keywords as part of a sentence. Using contextual links internally, which means linking to other pages within your own site, draws readers deeper into your site and helps ensure your search engine page ranks are distributed evenly.

Download Dana'S FREE Website Writing Guide at www.StrongIdeas.com.au

DANA STRONG is a word master with 20+ years experience making words work for businesses and individuals around the world. She whips words into shape to craft persuasive sales copy, high ranking website copy, attention grabbing ad copy, compelling marketing copy, fascinating feature article copy, easy-to-read technical copy and captivating speeches.


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dare encourages all entreprenerus to find their authentic voice and to speak without censorship. Each of us has something valuable to share, yet we all have different ways of expressing our stories, personal journeys, challenges and triumphs. Some tales are raw and juicy while others are coordinated and conservative…some are controversial. It’s this diversity which makes life rich.

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. Just wanted to drop you a note from Spain to say how much I love dare and appreciate the incredible amount of work that goes into producing such a high quality magazine. It’s a great read and full of integrity. Such a breath of fresh air compared to the rest of the women’s magazines which foster fear, insecurity and criticism amongst women. Instead, dare fosters boldness, bravery and bonding between us. It has reached me on my little island in the Mediterranean, and I love it. In addition to dare, I have crossed paths with you twice in the past 24 hours without your knowledge. Once via Pam Brossman, and I’ve just finished listening to your amazing interview on Red Tent Radio. Very inspiring. Ludwina produces a wonderful weekly show, and I am addicted to it. Like dare, both offer much needed support to people like me who are developing businesses in isolated locations. I’ll certainly be spreading the word about dare. - Vanessa Jeny, Menorca Blue www.MenorcaBlue.com

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dare to speak dare TO BE YOUR OWN KIND OF MOTHER. Something powerful happens when you become a mother. Something almost competitive, an instinct to want to be a super mum, to always put on a pretence that everything is always perfect because it can seem from the outside that all the others mothers you know are doing it all so perfectly, so effortlessly. Is it any wonder we as mothers can burn out? Get post natal depression? Get stressed? Become ill? Forget sometimes to just take a moment to just be? Forget what makes us shine? dare to be you as you are - an honest version of you. Spend whole days just enjoying your baby, your kids, your partner. Open up to the mothers around you; swap ideas or tips. There’s immense strength and growth in sharing. - Rebecca Mugridge, Award Winning Author, www.AuthorRebeccaMugridge.blogspot.com dare TO DREAM. In 1999 life was good, but I wanted more. A few months into the year, things changed dramatically with 42 people being made redundant in my organization. I was 47 years old, and I wondered what would lay ahead for me. A few months later, my saved pension arrived: $38,000 after 9 years of contributions. What was I supposed to do with such a measly sum? I’d been researching property and decided this could be a good time to get started. We invested in QLD in October 1999, and I haven’t looked back. My dream was to see us in a better financial situation, set up correctly for our future. After wise investing over the next 8 years, it was done! Stay focussed, and set something - anything in place to help you get to where you want to be. It’s OK to dream, so I dare you to dream out loud often - and then celebrate your successes. - Robyn Atkins, Inspirational People in Property, www.ipip.com.au

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Exposing the Enemy of a Great Life Ask a room full of people what their ultimate life dream is, and the vast majority will say financial freedom.Yet, research indicates that less than five percent will actually achieve financial freedom.

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We all have the ability and Why is it that so few achieve opportunity to do something about what so many want? the way we live. Often, we miss out on Access to food, clothing and shelter financial freedom because we believe often means we take them for granted. we have to be realistic about our goals. And then we expect more – a flash A lot of goal setting house, a fancy car, suggests you use the gourmet food. This is SMART system – called ‘comfort’. Specific, Measurable, It is often said, “The Achievable, Realistic, enemy of a great ecause Time. life is a good life.” we are so Having a specific goal The majority of highly comfortable, is great. And it should successful, financially we tend to put be measurable – after free people have stories off going for all, how do you know if of how they started from the dream. you have achieved it if scratch, or how they ‘Comfort or you have no measure landed in a country with Dream’ – it is of what it looks like nothing, or how they to have arrived? And, overcame a disability. your choice. it is great to have a These people learn not timeframe in which to just how to survive, but achieve the goal. how to thrive. And they keep moving towards their dream. But achievable and realistic? Because we are so comfortable, we Richard Branson, Donald Trump tend to put off going for the dream. and Bill Gates missed that memo! ‘Comfort or Dream’ – it is your choice.

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As did Einstein, the Wright Brothers, Henry Ford, Mother Theresa and many others who have changed the way they lived, and the way we and others live, forever. Imagine, just for a moment, that you are the Wright Brothers. Can you hear the ‘chatter’ … “Fly? Like a bird? You have to be kidding. You’re out of your mind. You’ll never do that. Get a life – get a job. Go earn some money. Stop wasting your time.” Was it realistic to believe that you could fly when Orville and Wilbur Wright dreamt about it? Was it achievable? Yes it was, but most of the world would have said it was not. The bigger the dream, the bigger the opportunity, the bigger the results.

dare to take action What does your dream of financial freedom look like? Dream big; put aside the ‘comfort’, and get really clear on what it is that you want. In fact, let’s get you going on this RIGHT NOW! There is no time like the present … Grab a note pad, a pen, a drink and sit yourself down. At the top of the page, write, ‘I am financially free, and this is what my life looks like’. Write about your dream of financial freedom. Write about the house you own, the time you have to spend with your children, the trips you take, the charities you support, the amount of money you have … CLICK HERE to share a summary of your vision with us, we’d love to hear from you.

Jennie Brown is a bestselling author, a speaker and an educator. With over 25 years of investing experience and a desire to help others to live a more purposeful, extraordinary and inspired life, Jennie motivates and inspires YOU towards your personal wealth, lifestyle and investing dreams. Jennie shows you how to leverage your gifts, talents, time and money to gain the highest returns. For more information, go to www.JennieBrownEvents.com. 16

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TIME.

How precious is it to you? Business owners deserve TIME OUT. But how easy is it to make that EXTRA TIME? Diarise Your Time – Have time set aside for each item in your business so that you no longer feel out of control. Learn to Say No – know how much time you have spare in your business before saying ‘yes’ to more work. Manage your Emails – set up a system which works for you but stick to the same routine every day – remember diarise a time to do this. Create an Outsource Understanding - learn the importance of asking an expert to assist you. Maybe you will be able to say ‘yes’ to more clients.

HAZEL THEOCHAROUS is the owner of Assisting U Virtually and an Expert VA in the areas of Organisation, Time Management and Outsourcing. She acts as the professional admin arm of businesses who want to achieve MORE TIME.

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FEMINISM Simone de Beauvoir January 9, 1908 – April 14, 1986

“One is not born but becomes a woman.” This quote, ‘One is not born but becomes a woman’, is the one for which Simone Lucie-Ernestine-Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir is best known. Author of the 1949 feminist treatise ‘The Second Sex’, Simone is known as ‘the mother of feminism’.

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imone was so much more than that, though. She was a philosopher, an intellectual, an author of metaphysical novels including ‘The Mandarins’ and ‘She Came to Stay’, a writer of essays and monographs, an activist and a rebel. Along with Jean-Paul Sartre, her lover for 51 years, she co-defined the concept of existentialism. Her insistence on living an honest life, free from the constraints of societal prejudices and control, was the basis of all the ideas she expressed in her writing.

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“I tore myself away from the safe were to marry well, bear children comfort of certainties through my and live submissively to their love for truth – and truth rewarded husbands. Simone’s bourgeois me”, Simone said. She refused to family lost their fortunes when follow the expectations of the times Simone was still young. In her for women to marry, bear children eyes, to the chagrin of her father, and obey their husbands; she never this left her free to pursue her apologized for who she was or what education as her family could she believed in; she happily lived not offer the financial security to her life as she wanted to, putting attract an acceptable suitor. into practice the Simone was awarded existentialist concepts her baccalauréate of individual freedom in 1925. She began tore myself and responsibility of studying at the away from the choice. Sorbonne in 1926 safe comfort We can all learn and completed something from her ‘certificate of of certainties Simone’s choices in life letters’ in 1927. In through my – how important it is to 1929 she attended love for truth live by your own beliefs classes at the École – and truth rather than that of your Normale Supérieure, rewarded me. society, how to be free, an élite graduate how to be truthful. Let school, to prepare us all dare to grant for her agrégation in Simone her wish “that philosophy. Her father every human life might be pure was outraged, telling Simone that transparent freedom”. her intelligence made her think like a man, making her tainted goods, and HER STORY that her higher education would only Simone was born into a society and cause distress and problems in her time, France in the early 1900’s, life. which would make modern feminists Nonetheless, Simone carried on. shudder. Girls were educated to a At age 21 she became the youngest certain level, but their primary duties person ever to be awarded the

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men, they are not men and need to be seen as separate but equal human beings. Until this mentality is changed women will never be seen as equal.

agrégation, coming second in the exam to only one other person, JeanPaul Sartre. Simone and Jean-Paul became lovers, editors of each others’ works and co-founders of Les Temps modernes – a monthly review which became the foundation of the intellectual community at the time. They never married or lived together, Simone vowing never to become caged

into marriage or to submit to being a housewife, but they enjoyed a loving ‘open’ relationship until JeanPaul’s death. Simone taught at a number of schools before giving it up for full-time writing. Many of her books were autobiographical, and in fact, ‘The Second Sex’ began as a reflection of herself as a woman. As she wrote it, she realised that being a woman was a reaction to a masculine world, and she abandoned her personal story to focus on the feminine condition in general. Famously, she wrote, “Women should not strive to be like men, they are not APRIL 2012

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Lessons Learned from Simone

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DO IT NOW “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay”.

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LIVE! DON’T JUST ‘NOT DIE’ “Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying.”

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men and need to be seen as separate but equal human beings. Until this mentality is changed women will never be seen as equal.” This statement became a cornerstone of the modern feminist movement. Simone died of pneumonia on April 14th 1986. Five days later, 6 years to the day after the death of Jean-Paul, she was buried next to him. “Our relationship”, she had said, “was the greatest achievement of my life”. HER LEGACY Simone’s pioneering thinking transformed the way the world thinks about gender and identity. Her concepts of ‘becoming’ rather than ‘being born’ a woman and of women as the ‘Other’ are even today amongst the most influential ideas of feminist inquiry and debate. Her legacy is deeper than that, though. Simone advocated that every human deserves to have basic freedoms and the right to live their life as they want – not as society deems appropriate. She showed us that a person can live honestly, adhering to their own beliefs, and still find success, love and happiness. dare to follow in Simone’s footsteps and by staying true to yourself.


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Unleash Your Life Purpose Tania Usher speaks with Baeth Davis

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Imagine if you were born with a blueprint for life which clearly outlines your life lessons, challenges and most importantly your Life Purpose?

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ow different would your life be today if, from the moment you took your first breath, you had this blueprint in the palm of your hands, tracking you through life? Well, you do! I recently had the honor of spending a day with internationally renowned Hand Analyst, Baeth Davis, during which we Tune into Tania Usher’s interview with captured a 30 minute Baeth Davis which includes an exclusive interview on the message for dare readers. incredible power you possess at your fingertips. For the past 12 years, Baeth’s entire focus has been on this one thing: helping thousands of entrepreneurs discover their Life Purpose and get paid for their CLICK HERE to passions through a breakthrough, time-proven learn more about scientific system called Hand Analysis. Hand Analysis Having given over 7,000 ‘Your Purpose’ sessions, and discovering Baeth possesses an innate ability to laser in on your your innate Life personal blocks, issues and resistance to living the life Purpose of your dreams – the very life you were born to live! APRIL 2012

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“When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.� Eckhart Tolle

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reativity and solutions come to you in the pauses - those still moments when you connect with your imagination and clarity nestles throughout your core being. Yet, in this rapid paced world, it often seems impossible to slow down enough to let these powerful reflections settle. Off you race to the next ‘emergency’... • an important team meeting • dropping off the kids • whizzing through the grocery store • throwing together a meal ...only to feel physically and emotionally exhausted when you finally do stop for the day. I’ve always been ‘fast’. As a child, I represented my school in sprinting. I walk, talk and think fast. For many years I wore this badge of speed as a proud accolade; after all, I’d accomplish more in a day than many people achieve in a week. However, fast paced thinking, living and APRIL 2012

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Meditation through the eyes of this month’s dare challenge expert Kathy Wilson, founder of MyDiamondDays.com

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any people start meditation with great, lofty ambitions of ‘taming their mind’ and ‘cracking peace’. However, the harder you force it, the more you timetable it and the more definite you are about it, the less likely meditation will work for you. It’s not an original thought to say we are all dealing today with crazy amounts of stimulation. Just about everyone is under enormous stress caused by the huge sensory overload of mobiles, internet, computers and money. Most people rarely sit still, and many have lost the ability to still their mind. Very often there is some turning point that makes people take stock and seek out meditation; sometimes it is a death or ill health. I started www.MyDiamondDays.com because I REALLY needed more stillness. I found a great teacher and did a mindfulness course, but then the world got in the way and I never developed a habit. When I went online to find out more, I became overwhelmed by choice. I wanted some way to test out many different styles of meditation - with music, without music, with different voices but without searching out individual teachers. I couldn’t find what I was looking for, so I created it myself.

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being eventually becomes unsustainably draining. As a way to uncover peace and stillness, I’ve frequently dabbled in meditation. Always, after several days, my mind would once again forge ahead at break-neck speed. So, this month’s dare challenge is all about embracing Growth Through Stillness. Throughout the April dare challenge, Kathy will be walking us through the process of finding stillness through meditation. Following a recent death in my family, the compelling urge to slow down my life and inject stillness into my every day has never felt more relevant. Eckhart Tolle sums up the importance of stillness perfectly... “If we connect to the stillness within, we move beyond our active minds and emotions and discover great depths of lasting peace, contentment and serenity.” So, let’s get started growing together through stillness.


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To participate in the April dare challenge, visit www.Facebook.com/DareOnlineMagazine to share your experiences of incorporating meditation and stillness into your life. Post questions, insights and challenges to receive personal feedback from this month’s dare expert, Kathy Wilson. I dare you to make a commitment to yourself this month to gently unfold the path to stillness in your every day.

Are you ready to expand the length and breadth of your world in ways you never imagined? Is it time to reconnect with the mysterious, courageous and juicy you? The you that deserves to be nurtured, encouraged, supported and illuminated. The YOU that is ready to burst free and crack open a new world of possibilities. If so then opt in for this life-changing experience. As a member of our dare club™ you'll discover an adventurous world of renewed promise. You'll connect with the authentic side of yourself that craves fresh experiences. Visit www.DareOutLoud.com/TakeOff, fill in your details and we'll let you know when the next dare club™ takes off... ...I dare you.

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WHAT

PODCASTING CAN DO FOR YOUR BUSINESS With Ludwina Dautovic

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If you run any type of business, you know the importance of marketing. There are the traditional avenues of radio, television, newsprint and internet. I’m about to reveal another, almost untapped, marketing strategy called podcasting. their wants, needs and problems. WHAT IS PODCASTING? For instance, I am a business coach, Think of podcasting as a radio show and I offer products and services that can be downloaded from the that help business owners succeed internet to your computer or mobile in business. I have a podcast called device, on demand, from almost ‘Red Tent Radio’ in which I interview anywhere on Earth. People can successful business owners and download podcasts for free and listen broadcast their tips for success. I to them whenever it’s convenient also present my own segment in for them, from their computer, MP3 which I offer coaching tips and player, mobile phone or tablet. answers to common I mentioned business issues. My podcasts as a form of target audience seeks marketing...so why out my show because would people seek podcast I offer something they out ‘advertising’ on can produce are looking for. In the purpose? Because a sense of process, they come to podcast listeners do not community. Not see me as an expert, get perceive your sharing all businesses to know me and come of valuable information can say their to trust me. as advertising. If you customers feel Think about the podcast correctly, you’ll like they have newscaster you be providing listeners a connection to watch regularly. You with fun, informative their company. eventually form a bond content as well as that is associated with providing solutions to

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that person. If you were to meet them face to face, you would probably feel like you knew them and that you trusted them. If this person mentioned a product, you would probably listen to their suggestion and be more open to using it. This is a common reaction which we can use to our advantage. Even if you don’t have 32

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be providing listeners with fun, informative content as well as providing solutions to their wants, needs and problems.

products that translate to a global market, you can still gain revenue through affiliate sales by directing people to companies with products that complement the genre of your show. There are companies which will give you a commission for referrals. This is called affiliate marketing. Never promote


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anything you wouldn’t use yourself - doing so will quickly damage your reputation and credibility. The rule of thumb for successful affiliate sales is to never break your listeners’ trust.

a connection to their company. In addition to attracting customers, my show gives me access to people who I might never have come into contact with.

HOW LUCRATIVE CAN PRODUCING A PODCAST BE? My show comes out every week on iTunes, on my website and on a radio station in the United States. Up to 4,000 people tune in to each episode. These people are targeted. They are listening because they are looking for business advice and solutions, and my show offers that. A podcast can produce a sense of community. Not all businesses can say their customers feel like they have

HOW MUCH WORK AND INVESTMENT IS INVOLVED? The answer to that question all depends on YOU and what you aim to achieve from the show. Some people completely produce their shows by themselves, while other people outsource most of the work. Once you open up your mind to the possibilities, those possibilities can be almost endless.

Ludwina Dautovic is a multi-award winning, Accredited Master Business coach. She is also the founder and director of The Red Tent Woman, How to Podcast Like a Pro and host of the globally successful Red Tent Radio show. www.RedTentRadio.com

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Interview with Emma Hack

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Emma Hack’s work is an intriguing combination of painting on canvas and body together with studio-based photography. It evokes a rich array of visual narrative and magical realism. Emma’s recent collaboration on Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ music video has seen her profile skyrocket across the globe with the chart receiving over 100 million hits on YouTube.

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Overcoming

SUPERWOM Syndrome Are you a high achiever who is always trying to be perfect? Are you living in the land of ‘should’ - I ‘should’ be smarter, thinner, more organised, beautiful or a better person? When you’re not, are you riddled with guilt?

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hese are some of the signs of Superwoman Syndrome, and if you can relate to them, it’s time to change. Since the advent of Women’s Lib and the demand for equality, women have strived to achieve at work so they can prove their worth and be taken seriously within the workplace. Yet, we are still expected to be perfect homemakers, too. The 21st century superwoman has to look gorgeous, have a hot body even after having kids, manage a high flying career, run a smooth household, raise high achieving and well-adjusted kids, be a great friend, daughter and hot, sexy, passionate lover. In reality, having it all comes at a high cost to your health, relationships, peace of mind and quality of life.

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“You don’t have to be a ‘superwoman’ in order to be successful. When you become empowered from within you are super… being a woman.”

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FIND YOUR POWER Most of us developed Superwoman Syndrome because we wanted to be successful and powerful enough to direct our own lives. But power doesn’t come from being the best at everything. True power means that you can say ’no‘ and feel comfortable about it. You need to kick the ‘yes’ habit. The first time you say ’no‘ you’ll feel guilty, but instead of focusing on what you’re not doing, focus on what you are doing. You are becoming empowered from within, and that’s what will let you direct your life.

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GATHER YOUR SUPPORT TEAM. Women think they have to do everything, and they don’t like inconveniencing others by asking for help. Yet, women are naturally giving, inclusive, supportive, and go out of their way to be of service to others. Surround yourself with these women, because they understand what you need. Your network will be an important tool in the fight against Superwoman Syndrome. It will support you, challenge your thinking, push you out of your comfort zone and help you to grow. Banish the ‘shoulds’ and the ideal of perfection, because all they do is add

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stress to your life while removing your choices. Your super power is within you. It might not look like you thought it would, but it’s there and it’s strong. All you need to do is to learn to use it well.

Sophie Trpcevski is the founder of The Goal Spot For Women and a leader in emotional intelligence and self-empowerment coaching in Australia. After suffering from Superwoman Syndrome for many years, Sophie found empowerment when she understood her true values and how to work from her heart space. www.TheGSpotForWomen.com APRIL 2012

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Unleashing the Warrior With Simon Treselyan

From being one of the youngest Karate Black Belts to serving 19 years as a Special Forces Covert Operations Specialist; from being a Worldwide Reiki Healing Master Teacher to a Bestselling Personal Development Author, Simon Treselyan knows what it takes to be a Winner.

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imon’s work as a director of the charity The Grey Man, which rescues children from sex slavery in Asia, is a passion that appeals to his sense of righteousness. Simon believes that we all have a responsibility to develop and enhance the lives of others who are not able to do for themselves. Simon is a Warrior who shows you where your magic is and how you can claim it back!

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A ‘Warrior’; however, by

definition is an internalised power - feminine in form as it seeks to serve and protect all that is of value for the civilisation he or she represents.

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Ever since I can remember, I have for others. Such is the reason always been inspired by the Warrior that courage was defined by Sir Path, and it has been this drive that Winston Churchill as the ‘first of has seen all aspects of my success in all human qualities as it guarantees the world. all of the others’! My own family Let me first qualify what a Warrior motto is ‘San Peur’ or ‘Fearless’. is and, importantly, what it is When an individual is courageous not. A ‘Soldier’s’ or fearless, many of energy is very male the challenges they in concept; it seeks face melt away as a y work to overcome and consequence. with refugees conquer externally. A My work with ‘Warrior’; however, refugees and victims and victims by definition is an of torture saw the of torture saw internalised power cruellest of human the cruellest of - feminine in form actions. It was human actions. as it seeks to serve this that initiated It was this that and protect all that my exit from Army initiated my is of value for the Intelligence and exit from Army civilisation he or she my path towards Intelligence and represents. Should inspiring others to my path towards anyone doubt take positive action inspiring others the power of the to enhance their feminine to apply lives. I embarked on this energy, just my spiritual journey, get between a woman and her taking groups of like minded seekers child and one will find it out to to explore personal mastery in all the their peril. sacred sites of the world. Having faced true fear on many occasions, I have been fascinated SHIFT HAPPENS! with the concept of courage and our As we move towards a natural shift ability to transcend our personal in consciousness and awareness, my fears in placing ourselves voluntarily time for communicating on a bigger in harm’s way out of compassion stage has come.

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Who Dares for Success My first book, Who Dares for Success, came to me in almost magical form one night. It illustrates over 70 principles used by elite Warriors to attain success in all aspects of life. Each of those 70 principles begins with the letter ‘C’!

Courage Conquers All Things My second book, Courage Conquers All Things, only took me a month to write. It’s a digest of the many articles I’ve written for personal development magazines over the years, and it is interspersed with allegories and stories I tell on stage during my live performances. It is, in truth, a toolbox for personal enhancement.

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The Order of the Nephilim

My new thought changing book and first novel, The Order of the Nephilim, reveals what’s truly happening in the world. This conspiracy blockbuster has been acclaimed as ‘the Da Vinci Code on steroids’! I’m currently in negotiations to make this a Hollywood film.

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I have always wanted to 'leave my footprints in the sand'. In Australia, it's the law to lodge a published book with the National Library of Australia to be kept 'in perpetuo' or forever. This is the most incredible honour about being an author. For many, it's often the only way to experience your words, deeds and actions becoming immortalised other than by the onward lives of your children. Both are loved as soon as they are conceived and are positive examples of that part of yourself that endures beyond your finite life.

I believe that the magic of our existence is the difference that makes a difference in this world. We all have an integral part to play, and when we play it with truth, authenticity, courage and honor, we have a life worth living. Be bold and glorious in all that you do, and BE the Difference! To connect with Simon Teselyan visit www.StarFireAustralia.com


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WO WOMEN committed to authentic communication, connection and exploring possibilities led to a union of minds. When dare founder and publisher, Tania Usher, connects with The Red Tent Woman, Ludwina Dautovic, there’s never a dull moment. After interviewing Tania for her show, Ludwina suggested turning the tables and invited Tania to interview her as a way to shake up the content and commemorate the 50th episode. From mid-April, Tania will interview Ludwina each week on the show, and together they’ll answer your questions and share innovative insights, creative marketing ideas, time saving tips and business strategies. Listen to Episode #50 Tania Usher interviews creator of Red Tent Radio, Ludwina Dautovic. Join this raw and honest ‘chat’ as Ludwina exposes her intimate journey from full-time mother to creating an internationally acclaimed podcasting show.

Listen to Episode #46 Ludwina Dautovic interviews dare founder and publisher Tania Usher. Tania shares her personal story of raising two young girls on her own after her house was repossessed by the bank...to creating a successful international brand and media empire.

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Find Your ME Spot “One of the most powerful things a woman can do is get real with herself.” - Deborah Kagan

A life rich with sensuality, confidence, juicy and yumminess is the birthright of every woman…yes, even you! If you’re a woman, you already have everything you need to live your most fabulous life. Really. You don’t need to change your looks, your finances or your life situation—you just need to reclaim that which is already yours! In her inimitable fun and sassy voice, Deborah Kagan gives you 52 sexy and delightful ways to find your ME spot, and to turn your life into the rich, delicious feast it is meant to be. Learn how to: • Create Sexy Solo Time (and no, it’s not as naughty as it sounds…although it can be if you want!).

• Use your own backyard and neighborhood to recover a sense of adventure. • Heighten your understanding of who you are and what you really want…and how to take yourself there. • Play with the qualities you already possess to uncover your ideal self. • Appreciate fabulous, beautiful YOU, and all the sensual goodness inside. Each section is based on one of your senses and offers a variety of ways to use that sense to spice up your life and bring more joy and pleasure into your world. So fix yourself your favorite drink, get comfy, light candles (part of the MOJOenhancing of tip #45!), and get ready to Find Your ME Spot!

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The Art of

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Public speaking. It strikes terror in the hearts of many and in numerous surveys has ranked higher than death as one of our greatest fears! While for some, the thought of speaking in front of a group can make their palms start to sweat and their heart skip a beat, public speaking can be a fantastic communication skill. If done correctly, public speaking can be an effective and powerful way for small business owners to get their message out to clients and, most importantly, it can boost their confidence and skill in their-day to-day communication. APRIL 2012

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ublic speaking is more Know your audience: Before any than speaking on a stage presentation, identify the unique in front of an audience needs of your listeners so you can and more than a speech tailor your message specifically to at your best friend’s them. wedding. Imagine having confidence and clarity in your Get real: Don’t just pretend to message when speaking to your staff, understand what your listeners want; your colleagues or your clients. really understand why. Being genuine The measurable and real in your outcomes include presentation is even increased productivity more important than performance, its content and will magine having profitability, see you win, time and confidence and sustainability and, of time again. clarity in your course, passion - all message when crucial components of Make a connection: speaking to a successful business Work with your your staff, your strategy. listeners. Build a colleagues or your So, when you look at bond and form trust. public speaking like clients. Speak their language that, it sounds like a and know what wakes fear worth conquering, them up at night. doesn’t it? Make sure they know The methods for being an you ‘see’ them and you effective public speaker are ‘get’ them. the same for presenting to a stadium of people as Tell the truth: Speak to a boardroom of people. your truth! Your Following are my top relationships will be tips on MASTERING stronger and your the art of public message more potent speaking: once it is understood

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that what you have to say (even the bad stuff) is authentic and congruent.

communication can be your most valuable tool and will keep your customers returning.

And lastly, practice, practice, practice!

Exceptional presentation and Your ability to speaking skills our communicate your are your number ability to message, yourself one asset when it communicate and your value to the comes to obtaining your message, market is one of the a competitive edge greatest assets you can in today’s economy. yourself and possess. Learning to be You’ll be certain to your value authentic, credible and stand out from the to the market at ease in front of an crowd with public is one of audience, large or small, speaking strategies the greatest is a vital component of that influence attitudes assets you can a marketing strategy, and outcomes while possess. ensuring long term creating profitability and relationships, niche increased market share! communication and It’s time to step outside extraordinary results. your comfort zone and In small business in particular, find your voice...I dare you! your ability to be authentic in your

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Introducing the

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Wealth Boomerang Show kicked off in New York last month, interviewing wise and wealthy guests from diverse backgrounds across the globe. Featuring co-hosts from New York, Milwaukee and Brisbane, the show may be the world’s first to have its interview panel in two countries and three time zones. Is this a show about money? Well, yes and no. The real question is, “what does wealth mean, to you?” If you’re short on cash, additional money may give you a feeling of wealth. If you have millions of dollars, you may desire additional time to spend with your loved ones. An

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elderly billionaire may possibly be happy to trade millions for more years of life or give all his money for good health. Some people may want a deeper or more fulfilling spiritual connection. We define wealth as ‘anything you value’. Whatever thing you value most, that is what we want for your life. WHAT IS A BOOMERANG? You may have seen boomerangs on TV or in cartoons. A curved throwing stick, the boomerang has been used for thousands of years by Australian Aboriginals for hunting and sport. If you throw it correctly, a returning boomerang will come back to you;


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however, if thrown poorly, you may lose it forever. We believe that whatever you value is wealth to you, and we believe that, just like a

boomerang, whatever you send out will come back to you. Each week, we speak to people who have operated their wealth boomerangs correctly. They may have boomeranged back from tragedy to triumph or

boomeranged back from rags to riches. Either way, their stories will touch, move, inspire and instruct you on your journey. One show featured a man who lost a fortune and then bounced back; another profiled a man who was born disabled and became an ablebodied sporting legend. Upcoming guests include dare founder and publisher - the dynamic Tania Usher (boomeranging

back from tragedy to terrific), Rachael Bermingham (boomeranging back from near bankrupt to 8-time best-selling author), a once-bankrupt recovering millionaire and many more inspiring individuals who share personal stories of human strength and ingenuity. The Wealth Boomerang Show broadcasts live at 9pm Mondays, New York time (10pm Daylight time) and 12noon Tuesdays, Brisbane time. You can listen live online at www.wealthboomerangshow.com. We invite you to call in and ask questions of our guests. Past shows are also available for download or live streaming. When not hosting the Wealth Boomerang Show, Jeremy Britton is an independent wealth coach and business coach who believes in holistic wealth creation.

When not hosting the Wealth Boomerang Show, Jeremy Britton is an independent wealth coach and business coach who believes in holistic wealth creation. Find out more at www.24HourWealthCoach.com

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What makes you feel giddy and excited about life? What ignites your luminous sparkle of joy? Simply asking these questions brings a happy vibration into this space. I’ve heard many powerful and pondering answers to the above questions...yet today I’m proposing a slight twist.

Life’s Most Precious Asset With Dr Rona Thau

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our assets include many priceless components of your life - items you cherish and people you adore: your partner, children, family, dream home, luxury car...even a unique talent or a bargain purchase. As much as I accept that these gifts deserve gratitude and are indeed valuable life assets, there’s one MOST precious asset many people ignore. It’s your personal health and wellbeing. Without it, all other areas of life suffer. Our physical, mental and spiritual health is something many people sadly take for granted until something goes awry. When you feel well, there’s a tendency to ignore this vital component of your life, and unhealthy choices creep in. While you know your body functions at its best when you consume fresh, living meals, regular fast food is such a convenient option. Exercise boosts your energy level, but you decide you’ll get started tomorrow – or the day after – when you’re not so busy. Maybe you pop a ‘quick-fix’ pill rather than uncovering the root cause of your headache.

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4 Steps to Enhancing Your Wellbeing ONE: BE Be present NOW. Breathe. Listen. Be mindful in the moment. Remember to remember.

refined sugar, sodas, and artificial sweeteners. Ditch packaged and processed ‘foods’. Prepare meals with love. Keep it simple. Keep it real.

TWO: RENEW Set aside 10-15 minutes each day for YOU. Do something you love. Try something new or something you’ve always wanted to do. It’s YOUR time. Take it. Play with it your way.

FOUR: SHARE Smile: it’s good for everyone, it’s easy, it’s pleasurable and it’s free.

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Implementing the above steps will enhance your health and wellbeing on a deep level. You’ll feel less stressed, look more radiant, and have more energy for enjoying the treasured assets in your life.


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spiritual health is something many people sadly take for granted until something goes awry. The TLC required to maintain optimum health for a lifetime means valuing your wellbeing long before your body shouts “HELP!” I suggest that, with conviction, you declare RIGHT NOW that your health (mental, physical and spiritual) deserves your immediate respect and attention. Valuing your asset of wellbeing begins with committing to a simple daily routine – and sharing these steps with the people you love leads to a healing planet.

dare YOUR BODY AND SOUL Write to us at editor@DareOutLoud.com to share your experience of implementing the above steps. If you’re aching to learn more about a specific health and wellbeing issue, we’d love to hear from you. We promise to address your concerns, ideas and feedback in an upcoming issue of dare.

Dr Rona Thau is a sought out breed of Doctor. Compassionate, soulful teacher, her mastery sets her ahead of the pack. Imparting tools that restore energy enable positive change for people across the globe. She offers service online and on location www.DrRonaThau.com

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D eath is a powerful reminder

to live. When you spend time with someone during the last days and hours of their life you experience a potent urge to ponder the question “How will I reflect on my life on my deathbed?” Will I feel complete in knowing that I’ve achieved all I had hoped? The recent passing of a much loved father and grandfather in our family serves as an intense reminder of the importance to celebrate EVERY step of your life. Just because you’re breathing, doesn’t mean you’re ALIVE. So I invite you to spend quiet time this month reflecting on your legacy. Get intimate with what you deeply desire. See yourself on your deathbed and have the courage to ask the the question “Was my life a success?” then answer honestly. If the answer is “No” then make a commitment today to get VERY clear on what you want the rest of your life to be about. What life purpose you intend to follow. The relationships you’ll nurture. The intolerances you'll eliminate. The dreams you’ll create. Ensure that everything you do from today takes you on a path that commands a resounding “YES” to the question “Was your life a success?” ...I dare you dare to join the conversation

DARE Magazine Issue 06 April 2012  

The Purpose in Your Hands Reinventing Modern Feminism Overcoming Superwoman Syndrome

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