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Be Yourself

Lessons from a Legend

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Life Changing Actions

Business, Life, Success

Olivia Newton-John Commitment to Wellness MAY 2012

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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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ave you ever watched those fast-motion clips where a tiny seed cracks through the ground’s surface then grows into a lush plant or bush without hindrance? That’s exactly the clip I’ve been witnessing since launching the first issue of dare in November last year. From the seedling idea to connect authentic, heart-centred people around the world committed to change, dare has blossomed into a global forest, bustling with wisdom, connection, adventure and possibility. In just the last month, 12 new team members from around the world have joined our global dare team. We introduced almost 500 people to the launch issue and, today, just seven issues later, the combined communities of our editorial team is more than 3.5 million! I’m humbled, honoured and delighted to see this rapid acceptance of dare, which is like NO other publication on the planet. Yet dare is more than a monthly publication it’s: • YOUR dare to live Adventure(™) • YOUR vehicle to speak up and be heard • YOUR haven of support, ideas and insight • YOUR community of dare devils, committed to change, growth and expansion. In our May edition, not only do we announce Olivia Newton-John’s commitment to wellness, we introduce you to our new segment editors committed to providing YOU with the stories, strategies and solutions for living the life you dare to live. Take the first step now... I dare you.

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Founder and Editor-In-Chief Tania Usher Production Manager Hazel Theocharous Executive Editor Amanda Webb

Web and Technology Director Phill Coxon

Authentic Connections Editor Tierri Abraham Legendary Legacies Editor Tierri Abraham Business Building Blocks Editor Amanda Webb Body and Soul Editor Dr Rona Thau Adventurous Possibilities Editor Tania Usher Wealth Watch Editor Jennie Brown dare to Change Editor Sari Mustonen-Kirk Brilliant Reads Editor Hazel Theocharous Creative Director Tristan Baliuag Financial Director Steve Vooles Cover Image Olivia Newton-John 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.

Copyright © 2012 Tania Usher International

All artwork, design and content of dare are the property of Tania Usher International and must not be duplicated or copied without written permission. Submit queries


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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. 

An unstinting faith in her own ability, coupled with a hefty dose of courage, propelled Tania

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.


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Eva Peron Don't Cry for Me Argentina

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Meet the Editor Dr Rona Thau

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Meet the Editor Amanda Webb

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Meet the Editor Jennie Brown


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Mother of four, Tierri Abraham has a journalism career spanning more than 20 years. Throughout her journey of words, Tierri has worked as a staff and freelance writer and editor for an array of newspapers and publications and, most recently, in the field of media in education for Quadrant Productions. As a freelance journalist and online writer, Tierri has also written for online publications such as www.NewMatilda.com. An avid seeker and sharer of wisdom, Tierri’s latest project is completing a degree in Secondary Education majoring in English, social studies and history. Authenticity enables us to embrace our many layers − the compassion, the fear, the pain, the joy, the vulnerabilities − while remaining committed to inner fulfilment, so how will the new Authentic Connections segment of dare ignite a sense of connectedness? By sharing lifechanging stories, the new Authentic Connections segment of dare will ignite a sense of connectedness

within our readership and beyond. Your personal identity is, to a point, made up through your social connections and interactions with others. The people you surround yourself with have the power to influence your actions, shift your thoughts and transform your life. So each month in dare we connect you with thought-leaders who will take you on a journey to explore the rich possibilities within to uncover your deep sense of purpose.

The people you surround yourself with have the power to influence your actions, shift your thoughts and transform your life.”

What do you consider to be the essential elements for developing authentic connections in a wired world so reliant on technology? An essential element in developing authentic connections in our wired world involves getting back to basics, MAY 2012

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dare authentic connections one to one, through our regular streamed online interviews embedded throughout dare’s innovative magazine layout. We also see a responsibility at dare to turn our focus, energies and sympathies outward to those bold enough among us to crave participation in a more meaningful, responsible, just and enduring global community.

… turn our focus, energies and sympathies outward to those bold enough among us to crave participation in a more meaningful, responsible, just and enduring global community.”

How does daring to live boldly increase global connectedness and prosperity? Living boldly and bravely naturally increases global connectedness and prosperity. Reaching out to achieve your full potential and speaking with others who’ve embraced change is what makes a difference to your life. Living authentically at dare means connecting with others of like minds, stepping into your dreams

and embracing a bigger, better, bolder and more satisfying life that allows you to achieve your greatest hopes. dare looks to a future where making authentic connections becomes a significant part of your daily life. Where, together, we unite to escalate the prosperity of families and communities, as well as being part of the bigger international movement of connection and change.

What does it mean to you personally to be part of dare? Being part of the dynamic dare community is about embracing and promoting life’s endless possibilities through sharing the courageous true stories of those who have already made a difference in the world and continue to do so.

Tierri Abraham is a freelance writer and researcher who's career has spanned over two decades. A mother of four lively children, Tierri has a thirst for ongoing learning and is currently studying a Bachelor of Secondary Education majoring in writing, social studies and history. 10

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Despite distance of geography, time restraints or other daily pressures, make a commitment this month to keep your connections alive, stimulated and engaging. Commit to nurturing relationships, both near and far. • Pick up the phone and make that long overdue call. • Show appreciation by sending a simple ‘thank you’ card. • Reach out to someone in your community, on your social networking sites or at a parent/teacher meeting and ask the question... “What can I do for you today to make your life a little easier?” By giving a little of yourself to others every day, you’ll not only nurture authentic connections, you’ll receive far greater rewards.

Win! CLICK HERE to share your thoughts, stories, ideas for creating authentic connections within your community and beyond for your chance to win a copy of a ‘dare featured book’. Connect directly with Tierri at Tierri@DareOutLoud.com. MAY 2012

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dare encourages you to find your authentic voice and to speak without censorship. You have something valuable to share so we invite you to speak with us. Some tales are modest or conservative, while others are raw, juicy and controversial. It's this diversity that makes life rich. Speak with us by sending an email to editor@DareOutLoud.com.

CREATE YOUR LEGACY. You have outdone yourself. The April edition of dare is stunning, great to navigate and wonderful to read. Love the welcome video. Congratulations to you all on doing such incredible work. I appreciate your focus on legacy. It was the focus of my chapter entitled Generativity & Generosity: Qualities Smart Women Use to Make a Difference in Sheri McConnell’s book, Smart Women Live Their Why, which you recently profiled as the featured book of the month. As I mentioned in the book: “Legacy is about sharing your unique gifts in a way that is authentically you. It’s about nurturing and giving back − or rather giving forward.” − Dolly M. Garlo, Founder, Creating Legacy www.CreatingLegacy.com

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The featured letter of the month will win free access to the next onli takes off in June and will guide you on a journey to expand the lengt and world in way's you've never experienced. Including a compleme new How I dare Journal plus autographed copy of SMART Women L from over 50 dynamic women from around the world. May prize valu

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FEED YOUR SOUL. It isn’t often, until now, that we have seen inspiring stories that uplift us, instruct us and lead us in an empowered direction. Kudos to Tania Usher for feeding my soul and those of many others! − Constance DeWitt

EXCITED TO TALK TO STRANGERS. Just finished listening to Tania Usher’s Creative Women Can Rocket In Business interview with Shannon Bush. You were both fantastic! Tania, you have inspired me to check out the psychology of colour for the branding of my new business. I’ll be talking to a lot of ‘strangers’ from now on too! All the best with your gorgeous magazine and looking forward to more inspiration from you in the future. − Chris Georgopoulos, NLP Master Practitioner

BRILLIANT WORDS. dare is the BEST online magazine in its space! Tania, your words on the back page of the April edition “dare to live” were brilliant. − Matthew Kirk, BBY Limited, www.bby.com.au

ine dare to live Adventure(™), which th and breadth of your life, business entary copy of Tania Usher's brand Live Their Why, featuring stories ued at $150.

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Don’t Cry for Me

Argentina Eva Peron: May 7, 1919 – July 16, 1952

“Ambitious, ruthless, untiring, clever and strikingly beautiful, Maria Eva Duarte de Perón had in large measure many of the qualities needed to lift her in a dozen short years from obscurity to fame, wealth and power on the unpredictable currents of Argentine political life.” - (New York Times obituary – July 27, 1952)

Eva ‘Evita’ Perón is a woman who is hard to define. Literature is colourful, yet divided, when it comes to this influential and fascinating woman, who died aged just 33 from cancer. Whether loved or hated, described as a revolutionary or Nazi spy, an attractive accessory to her fascist dictator husband, Juan Perón, or a powerful politician who dominated a weak man, most would agree that Eva Perón was a controversial figure, who, with her husband, altered the course of Argentine history. Eva possessed incredible magnetism. During the 1950s, she was arguably the most powerful woman in the Americas − capturing the heart and soul of the poor, whose causes she championed. Her stormy, passionate, short life brought much hope to Argentina in an age of political power struggles and bloody coups. As a woman and MAY 2012

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As a woman and politician concerned with women’s rights, children, the aged, social aid and labour groups, Evita Perón remains a fascinating figure. politician concerned with women’s rights, children, the aged, social aid and labour groups, Evita Perón remains a fascinating figure. Songs, movies and musicals have been written about Eva’s private and political life. It seemed appropriate perhaps, that Madonna, an identity also possessing a similarly high quotient of charisma, portrayed Eva Perón in Evita, a film based on the musical of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Her Story An actress before she married, Maria Eva Perón was born in May 1919, the youngest of five children. Eva’s father, Juan Duarte, had two families: one with his legal wife, Adela D'Huart, and another with his mistress. María Eva was the fifth child born to the mistress, Juana Ibarguren. Duarte divided his time between two families, although he eventually abandoned his mistress and their children. Duarte died in a car accident when Eva was seven, leaving his illegitimate family struggling. 16

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With aspirations to be an actress, Eva moved to Buenos Aires before she was 20. In 1944, she met the then vice president and secretary of war, Colonel Juan Domingo Perón. Perón was a rising political and military power in Argentina and the couple married in 1945. The following year, Juan Perón became president and Eva devoted herself to the poor, working to bring the working classes into a position of political power. She got women the vote and legalised divorce. Evita was a very important part of her husband’s power: although he was beloved by the poor and working classes, she was even more so. A gifted speaker and tireless worker, she dedicated her life to making Argentina a better place for the disenfranchised, and they responded by creating a cult of personality to her that exists to this day. But the Perónist years were controversial. Despite being hailed as champion of the poor and adored by the working classes, Evita, as she became known, was


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Lessons Learned From Evita viewed with suspicion by the military and the upper classes. They believed she was using her public position to further personal aspirations. Her Legacy Described as humane and compassionate by some and a merciless megalomaniac by others, there is no doubt she held great influence in the hearts of the Argentinean working class. Eva was the moving force behind the women’s suffrage movement when she formed the Perónist Women’s Party. The labour movement supported Perón and she established the social welfare organisation, the Eva Perón Foundation (The Fundación de Ayuda Social Eva Perón) with monies donated from the government, business and labour to support the social welfare of children, orphans, the aged and poor. Eva organised political rallies and spent millions of dollars on the poor. Author Gabriela Sonntag in her biography Eva Peron describes Eva’s work through the Eva Perón Foundation as the major argument for those who saw Eva as a saint and that Perónism was the best route for Argentina. In 1951, Eva was nominated for vicepresidency but was forced to withdraw after pressure from the Army. Eva’s two most important speeches were delivered in August of that year when the crowd called for her ticket in the upcoming elections and when she declined the candidacy a week later. She died the following year, after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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Have heart “I have one thing that counts, and that is my heart; it burns in my soul, it aches in my flesh, and it ignites my nerves: that is my love for the people and Peron.”

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Dr Rona Thau is a Holistic Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine. Her specialty is focusing on why people are not functioning at their optimum and uncovering ways to reprogram and reset the body’s natural healing systems. Growing up taunted and teased for being fat, Rona survived a decade of bulimia. Influenced and deeply altered from her own struggles to heal a traumatic injury, Rona believes her heart and soul frequency is attuned to insightful ways to enhance the life of others. A poet, artist, singer, author, mystic, yogi, meditator, trainer, recipe rockstar, healer, doctor and wellness advocate, Rona’s unique blend of services has proven, throughout the years, to help people heal, through wisdom and compassion.

techniques that will support you to continue healthfully throughout life. Since childhood, I’ve practiced and experienced living beyond the suffocation and confines of limiting beliefs. This territory is my friend and playground. I invite you to move beyond self-limiting beliefs and to step into your best life; to live happily, healthily and shine brightly. dare readers are looking for fresh perspectives and engaging insights, so what can we expect to see in this new section? My intent is to provide readers with answers to address the BIG questions. Life should be enjoyed to the full. To do that, there are certain steps we need to take. Some of these steps are simple to implement when coupled with support to ward off inertia, stagnation and procrastination. dare Body and Soul provides you with encouragement, ideas and tools to motivate, invigorate and uncover the courage to embrace your most radiant self. dare Body and Soul incorporates

I encourage you to LEAN INTO the direction you want to go and see what happens.”

What unique health and wellbeing spark do you bring to the brand new Body and Soul section of dare? One of many sparks, is my lifelong desire to gain clarity through sharing life’s healthy practices and supporting you to implement them into your lifestyle. Unravelling your concerns and dispelling myths are essential to living a life of wellness. Within dare Body and Soul, we’ll bridge gaps, re-ignite your glowing sparkle and uncover

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dare body and soul readers’ feedback, real-life stories and expert opinions that will challenge YOU to be even more amazing than you already are. You advocate that your most valuable asset is your health. How can dare readers take action right now to nurture this vital area of their life? Right now, take a few minutes and make a list of things you’d like to (dare I say change?) in your life. Change can seem scary, so concentrate instead on ‘improving’, ‘altering’ or ‘shifting’. Begin to think about a few things that you’d like to shift, alter, or improve in your life. Take a piece of paper and write: I commit to shifting my wellbeing by ______________________ • Ensuring at least 60 per cent of my meals incorporate living food. • Exercising 30 minutes five days a week. • Meditating 10 minutes every day. • Healing an injury. • Taking action to live my dream life. ...These are just a few suggestions (it can be whatever you want). Then commit to this shift for 28 days (that’s how long it takes to alter a habit). You’ll be amazed at the results.

What does it mean to you personally to be part of dare? I’m excited to be part of dare to support people with enhancing their Body and Soul in amazing and sustainable ways, for a lifetime. One of my dreams has been to expand my reach as a way to enhance the lives of more people around the world. This door opened in perfect harmony to arrive here with you! I’m ever thankful to the founder and publisher of dare, Tania Usher, for welcoming me on this journey at just the right time in my life. It means more than I could ever put into words. This synchronicity demonstrates the power of spontaneous connections to present opportunities that you would never plan out in a million years! I encourage you to LEAN INTO the direction you want to go and see what happens.

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Having invited you to commit to the 28 day ‘shift’, I now encourage you to share your successes, challenges, insights and feedback with our global dare community. As you move through this journey, we offer support and strategies to add to your wellness toolbox. Keep in mind that BIG leaps happen with little steps. So each day, commit to taking ONE small step towards nurturing your dreams. Doing so with intent, will ensure you’re investing in your MOST precision asset...vibrant health for life.

Win! CLICK HERE to share your health and wellbeing successes, stories, tips and thoughts for your chance to win a copy of a dare featured book. Connect with Rona directly at Rona@DareOutLoud.com MAY 2012

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Olivia Newton John Commitment More than just treating cancer, it’s about providing care and treatment for the whole person − body, mind and spirit, says Olivia.”

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Since recovering from breast cancer in 1993, beloved Australian songstress and actor, Olivia Newton-John, has been a strong supporter for the development of new cancer cures, and is particularly passionate about total patient care − not just the treatment of cancer. Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 − the same weekend her father died from liver cancer. She underwent a partial mastectomy and breast reconstruction and has since enjoyed a cancer-free life for 20 years. A year following her diagnosis and treatment, Olivia launched the Appeal to raise funds for a MAY 2012

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dare body and soul new cancer wellness centre in May 2003. As Patron, she’s supported generously by many Appeal Ambassadors including Sir Cliff Richard, Dannii Minogue, Sigrid Thornton, Eddie McGuire and Deborah Hutton. True to her word, Olivia has personally helped raise extensive funding for the Wellness Centre project, including in 2008, when she led a 228km walk on the Great Wall of China with celebrities and cancer thrivers to raise money for the hospital. To date, almost $200 million has been raised. Fast forward to 2012, and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre will be ready to open its doors for an official VIP opening ceremony in July 2012. Purpose-built on the Austin Hospital site in Heidelberg, in Olivia’s hometown of Melbourne, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre will deliver a comprehensive range of cancer services under the one roof. The Wellness Centre’s mission is to provide a tranquil and inspirational space for patients to actively balance the various aspects of treatment, to help heal the whole person − body, mind and spirit. The Centre will offer a range of supportive care and complementary therapies that will work in tandem with a patient’s clinical (medical) therapy, such as: 24

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“More and more people are affected by cancer,” says Olivia. “I believe we are a world in desperate need of healing. I’m committed to doing whatever I can.” • Support groups • Education programs • Meditation • Guided relaxation • Art therapy • Music therapy • Nutrition • Exercise • Massage “My ultimate dream is that one day we will no longer need cancer centres.” In keeping with this holistic philosophy, the entire state-of-the-art medical facility is designed to provide an environmentally sensitive, relaxing and tranquil setting for both male and female patients, and will care for all types of cancer, as well as offering clinical surgery and a public hospital. dare applauds Olivia for her passion and commitment to helping create a Wellness Centre that will ease the lives of so many affected by cancer, and their families. If you would like to support the Olivia NewtonJohn Cancer and Wellness Centre, please call 1800 220 210 or donate online at www.OliviaAppeal.com 26

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A Few Best Men Olivia’s new movie, A Few Best Men, released in Australia in January and soon to be released on DVD is currently airing in theatres around the world. The soundtrack featuring Olivia’s dance versions of classics like I Think I Love You, Mickey and Sugar Sugar is available on USA iTunes. Visit www.AFewBestMen.com


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Tania Usher, founder and publisher of dare, ’fell’ into the arms of entrepreneurship unexpectedly.  Having lived overseas for 10 years working as a Marketing Communications Strategist, Tania left the action of corporate jet-setting and returned to Australia in 1998 to start her family. Within 5 years, she gave birth to three children, buried her firstborn, became the sole provider of her family, witnessed escalating credit card debt and served home repossession papers. 

What doesn’t change in this whirlwind of life is the purposeful reason you’re here on this planet.”

Then one day it happened. Tania made a decision that transformed her life.  While many suggested her actions were foolish, especially as the sole provider of her then 2 and 4 year old daughters, an unstinting faith in her own abilities propelled Tania to go into business for herself.   She co-founded the Whole Woman Festival. An annual International Women’s Day Festival that brought together hundreds of women to share their wisdom on a host of topics. With no budget, Tania, together with a team of volunteers, took the Festival from a half-day celebration to hosting 14 sell-out events in nine days.  

The tenacious Tania believes the only thing stopping entrepreneurs from reaching the success they crave, is their own self-doubt. 

Why do you believe it’s important for people to explore a world of Adventurous Possibilities? In the often chaotic blend of daily life, it’s easy to get hijacked by day-to-day chores. Much time is spent juggling many balls, and the exciting dreams of youth become lost. Sadly, so too does the desire to explore the wondrous world around us, full of promise, fun and excitement. When was the last time you embarked on a daring adventure? No matter where you are in life, there’s plenty more to explore, MAY 2012

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dare adventurous possibilities experience and enjoy. I dare you to unleash a world of exhilarating experiences that will awaken your power to live boldly.

This was the first of many experiences that propelled me down a path to discover the strength, courage and skills to become the very best of who I am, a determined survivor willing to explore a world of adventurous possibilities.”

How do you incorporate daring into your everyday life? This fast-paced world in which we live changes daily. What was hot yesterday is ice cold today. Your childhood dreams become forgotten memories. What doesn’t change in this whirlwind of life is the purposeful reason you’re here on this planet. Eventful new chapters begin and end. Compelling goals come and go. Relationships fade or rekindle. Yet deep beneath all these external life experiences, is YOU. Each day, capture a moment, no matter how small, to explore the possibilities. Perhaps it’s the thrill of skydiving or the relief felt by making a long overdue call. Whatever it is, dare to step fully into your life, one step at a time. 30

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What have been some of your most memorable adventures? My life started out in a very simple way. The eldest of two children, I grew up in an average Australian suburb in a life full of school, homework, netball, spending Sundays out on our boat, family card nights, growing up laughing and playing outside. I loved my life… until the shock separation of my parents when I was 13. This was the first of many experiences that propelled me down a path to discover the strength, courage and skills to become the very best of who I am, a determined survivor willing to explore a world of adventurous possibilities. At 15, while my mother was away on a holiday, I left school to begin work at a café. I knew that money was tight… there was no house, no boat, no family card nights and no money for school field trips. So I decided to make my own.


dare adventurous possibilities At 17, I had only one burning desire… to travel overseas. So with this as my goal, I embarked on several job changes until, at the age of 19, together with a girlfriend, we boarded the 24-hour flight from Perth to London. Returning home at 21, following a sixmonth stint backpacking through the continent… an amazing learning playground far better than any university degree… I knew in my heart that my future lay in Europe. So just prior to my 22nd birthday, I met a Dutchman who invited me to visit him in Amsterdam; I jumped at the chance. With less than $13 in the bank, I sold everything I owned

and purchased a one-way ticket to Amsterdam for what I anticipated would be a three-month trip. I returned to live in Australia 10 years later. I’ve since travelled to 39 countries, walked the Great Wall of China, scuba dived in the Maldives, driven up the California Coast, snowboarded in Japan, given birth to three gorgeous children, buried my baby boy, loved and lost, loved again, managed multi-million dollar budgets, built a business without a cent and always lived to the limit. And it all started with less than $13 and my most priceless asset, an ���I CAN do it”, attitude.

As a dynamic speaker, Tania travels the nation and abroad delivering messages of connection, adventure and possibility stemming from her dare to live philosophies. Tania believes that thinking big and expanding beyond your comfort zone are the keys to business and life success, which will, in turn, lead to the positive transformation in lives of millions of people worldwide. Join the dare community at www.DareOutLoud.com. MAY 2012

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Discover a world of limitless possibility when you unleash the courage to dare a little. Take a moment to venture on a journey deep inside to uncover all that you dare. Capture your imagination, dreams, goals and observations in a journal or notepad. Perhaps you dream of walking the Great Wall of China; writing a book; learning another language; circumnavigating Sicily or speaking from the stage. dare to explore your full potential. Make time for yourself. Find stillness and reflect on those dreams, adventures and possibilities that once filled your childhood mind. • In your journal, capture 3 new things you dare to achieve this week. • Consider how you feel before commencing each dare. Are you excited, anxious, invigorated? • As your week unfolds, jot down your insights, ideas and plans for the future. • At the commencement of the week, consider how you feel, now that you’ve completed each dare. An amazing thing happens when you dare to live your creative mind taps into long-forgotten thoughts as new inspirations spring forth. Take your first step today and dare to live. Go on... I dare you.

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Do you have the courage to unleash your inner dare devil and dare to live? Are you ready to discover an adventurous world of renewed promise? Welcome to your dare to live Adventure™. Our next dare to live Adventure™ takes off in June. And you’re invited! For 12 weeks, our exclusive band of dare devils, from around the world, will dare together. Using your stunning ‘How I dare Journal’ (which will be shipped directly to you), you’ll identify ‘3 things I dare to accomplish’ each week. This adventure is in REAL-TIME, no boring pre-recorded goal setting or motivational blah, blah, blah. You, me and our band of intrepid adventurers will embark on a life-changing journey that will expand the length and breadth of your world. Your life will never be the same! As I too embark on this dare to live AdventureTM, I’ll share deep insights, exclusive interviews, valuable resources, solutions, ideas and encouragement that will support you in connecting with that authentic side of yourself that craves fresh experiences. As a dare devil, you’ll reconnect with the mysterious, courageous and juicy you − the you that is about to crack open a world of

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possibilities where you’ll: • Rekindle your life purpose • Unleash forgotten thrills • Embark on new escapades • Reconnect with colossal dreams • Ignite a thirst for adventure • And much more... Once you opt into this life-changing dare to live experience, for as little as the price of a smoothie a week, you’ll receive your complimentary copy of the How I dare Journal, instant access to your exclusive dare devil community, plus I’ll be your ‘tour guide’ walking you, step-by-step, through your adventurous journey. Take that first step now and dare to live... ...I dare you!

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The dare to live AdventureTM kicks off on June 1, 2012. The adventure will run for 12 weeks, but is not limited to this timeframe and readers are welcome to join at any time. The cost is $97, which includes your complimentary dare to live AdventureTM How I dare Journal, which will be shipped directly to you. To register your interest in this adventurous challenge, please email editor@DareOutLoud.com with dare to live in the subject line and we'll send you all the details.

Be one of the first to have a sneak peek inside the How I dare Journal, which is hot off the press. Learn how you too can become a dare devil when you take off on our next dare to live Adventure™. Founder and publisher of dare, Tania Usher, shares more in the video link below‌

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A Sydney-based mother of two, Amanda Webb has struck a successful work-life balance through sheer will-power. Amanda runs a happy home with her husband, Antony, and owns two small businesses. She has worked in the publishing industry for more than 15 years, specialising in business and IT publications at Australian Consolidated Press and the Intermedia Group, as deputy editor of three trade magazines. Before starting her family, Amanda worked at Fairfax Business Media, where she was awarded ‘Best Sub Editor’ by her peers at the inaugural Sun Microsystems IT Journalism Awards 2003. Since then, Amanda has established herself as a well-respected Freelance editor/ sub editor/ copywriter with a focus on editing books, ebooks, and writing website and business content for SMEs. The first book Amanda ghost-edited (for

author Champagne Jayne Powell in 2010: Champagnes: Behind the Bubbles) was awarded ‘Best French Wine Book (Australia)’ in March. Since 2010, Amanda has edited another four books including a children’s book, two novels and a medical book. In her spare time, Amanda builds her jewellery design business, Make a Strand, which specialises in semi precious gemstone and pearls.

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dare business building blocks address the most pressing business issues currently facing entrepreneurs around the world? In this section, we aim to connect you directly with experts whom, like you, are tackling the challenges of today. Whether you need strategic guidance, are struggling to balance work and family or can’t find enough clients, our experts feel your pain and have solutions for your struggles. Whether you’re in the start-up phase of your business or you’re an entrepreneurial veteran, Business Building Blocks will share a formidable line-up of features and time-tested principles that you can implement to move your business forward.

communication, dare has merged many facets of conversation to bring you closer to reputable experts around the world. Whether it’s through the written features, audio interviews or engaging videos, we offer you the chance to engage with each of our business experts on a variety of levels. Sadly, many entrepreneurs have created a business that haemorrhages money. Our wish for you is to find the support you seek within the pages of dare that will help pave the way for sustainable business growth.

Your success can be enhanced by learning from those who’ve not only walked the path before you but are also making a real difference in their area of expertise.”

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In what ways will dare Business Building Blocks help readers take their businesses to new heights? dare connects you with authentic thought-leaders and business pioneers from around the world who are walking the talk, overcoming similar challenges, and are at the top of their curve. These great business thinkers will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone, challenge yourself and take your business to new heights. Business Building Blocks links you with valuable resources, tips, strategies and low-cost solutions so that you can


dare business building blocks implement exciting ideas that work − and make them your own. What does it mean to you personally to be part of dare? Joining the dare team is the most exciting challenge in my career to date, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring my skills and experience to this innovative online publication. I can already see that being a dare team member will challenge and stretch me – I’m learning so much and can’t wait to personally implement the tips and strategies I’ll learn through editing these online pages, into my own businesses. I also love the fact that dare is across different technologies and will also focus on social media as, again, this is something that I wish to master. There’s so much to learn and get a handle on when being a solo entrepreneur – and dare is definitely a fantastic forum to gain exposure to new ideas and be inspired and motivated to actually experiment and implement.

When you risk hundreds or possibly thousands of dollars investing in your business, you deserve to reap the rewards of success. ”

Amanda Webb is a successful freelance Editor/Sub Editor and Copywriter who loves living a deeply rich, fulfilling life shared with her family and friends. Amanda is passionate about achieving work-life-balance and she enjoys connecting with and supporting other women entrepreneurs. Her dream is to see Make a Strand, her jewellery design business, thrive www.makeastrand.com. MAY 2012

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Recently, I volunteered and gave a 1.5 hour presentation on tips and strategies to achieve work-life-balance to an enthusiastic group of migrant women taking part in a micro-business course. This was no mean feat, given my long-standing, almost pathological fear of public speaking! So this month, I challenge you to either volunteer for a worthwhile cause or have a go at facing a fear: • Volunteer your time, energy or experience to a worthy group in your community. • Offer to spend an hour or two with a family member or friend in need and give them a helping hand. • Think of something that you’re not too comfortable with – and stretch yourself to give it a go. Like our leaders who are ready to reach out and lend a hand, we dare you to push yourself beyond your comfort zone to make a positive difference for someone else. Remember − even giving one hour of your time can make a huge impact on someone else.

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CLICK HERE to share your volunteering experience of giving back to your community through volunteering, or how reaching beyond your comfort zone has affected your business, life or success. Doing so will put you in the running to win a copy of a ‘dare featured book’. Connect with Amanda directly at Amanda@DareOutLoud.com 42

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Meet dare To Change Editor

Sari Mustonen-Kirk

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Esteemed by management consultants, psychotherapists, world champions and CEOs alike, for her innovative approach to change leadership, Sari Mustonen-Kirk has more than 25 years’ professional experience in the conception and facilitation of change management and communication strategies. A twicepublished author, international speaker, successful entrepreneur and uROk.tv podcast host to a global audience nearing two million listeners, Sari is best described as one of the newly emerging breed of ‘corporate-hippie-rockstars’ navigating change in today’s complex conditions.

Don’t wait for a crisis to motivate you, be your own change agent and make every day count. Stay focused in challenging times and don’t get complacent when things are good.”

Ushering in cutting edge, highly engaging and empowering change management philosophies addressing the needs of all stakeholders across all touch points, Sari is a pioneering voice through what she calls her ‘Employer Branding’ and ‘Talent Scoring’ models. Specialising in high-end financial markets, Sari Mustonen-Kirk is completing a whitepaper with senior academics and management

consultants on the coming talent crisis and potential implications and solutions at an industry-wide level. A FinnishAustralian dual citizen, Sari lives on mountain acreage with husband and business partner of 21 years, Matt Kirk, and their three young children.

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dare to change philosophy in both prosperous and challenging times? Change is a necessary precursor to growth and an inevitable part of life. We can either learn to flow with life and welcome change as a daring adventure, or waste precious time and energy resisting change in an attempt to maintain status quo. No matter how much you struggle, however, nothing ever stays the same and nor would you want it to. Imagine a life where at the beginning of every day, you already know the outcome? Boring! Ironically, challenging times call forth your internal warrior and when ‘enough is enough’ you have no choice but to change.

enormous rewards; others appear easier on the surface (the ‘quick fix’ being a classic case in point) but can often lead nowhere or even backwards in our growth and development. Unless you have clarity on ‘who’ it is you really are deep inside, ‘what’ you really stand for, ‘where’ the heck you want to play in life and, most importantly, ‘why’ it all matters to you; then you’re asking for trouble. Sure, you may kick a lot of goals and look successful on the surface, but more often than not, it will all feel like a hollow victory in the final analysis at a deeply personal level.

The most effective mechanism I’ve found to help sift through this universe of available choices, is the perspective that an engaging set of personal and professional values provides.”

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Our world is ever changing, so how do you embrace a deep-seated commitment to growing and evolving without becoming overwhelmed by every ‘new trend’ that’s begging attention? Becoming change-friendly involves that glorious function we all possess: the gift of ‘choice’. In every moment, a host of choices are available to you. Some are difficult to execute yet yield MAY 2012

How can embracing change improve leadership direction and build long-term advantage for businesses or individuals wishing to be heard in a noisy world? Smart businesses and leaders have always understood that change is the only constant. I’m not talking about change for change’s sake, but real change anchored by those clearly articulated values rocket-fuelled by a compelling vision. Granted,


dare to change the pace of change has sped up with the explosion of technology, yet it’s important to remember that people still deal with people. Authenticity is something you will never be able to manufacture with smoke and mirrors marketing. Even if your competitors appear to be running faster and further than you, my advice is to put semi-blinkers on, stick to your truth and confidently go about executing your plans. Tweak your plan as you go and aim for sustainable change that leads to positive growth: these are the businesses that stand the test of time, no matter how long it takes to get there. What does it mean to you personally to be a part of dare? For me, dare is an extension of the many channels available to communicate my message. I am deeply passionate about, and committed to, helping everyone become his or her own change agent and subsequently Dream Your Life, Live Your Dream. I love the quality of dare and the calibre of the contributors. I feel like I’ve found a second home here with a group of authentic and credible people, openly sharing positive life and business lessons for the greater good of all.

Cultivating a dare to Change Philosophy

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Change is a necessary precursor to growth, so become changefriendly and embrace each new challenge as a stepping-stone to bigger and better things.

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Consciously taking the driver’s seat in your life (and business), secure in the knowledge that you can handle anything that comes your way.

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A clearly articulated and heartfelt set of values is the only compass for effecting change and making all types of important decisions.

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A dare To Change philosophy is at the heart of all innovation. Without it, nothing new can be birthed into the world. Let go of some of the old in order to make way for the new.

CLICK HERE to connect with Sari. 'Like' her Facebook page and ask a question.

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It’s time to change...

1. Write a Personal Values List What would you live for, die for, fight for, strive for? What are your top five personal values right now?

2. Get Selective

Subscribe only to news and information on those subjects that can make a real difference to you, your world and your business − forget the rest. Prioritise and focus on the high-end stuff. Don’t freak out and try to jump on board every new craze. Trust in yourself and your vision. Never be afraid to be a bit of a maverick.

3. Draw Your Personal Line In The Sand

Get your Free Life Pulse Score by taking the uROk Personal Inventory Test. When you register as an uROk.tv Member, select the ‘Personal Inventory’ tab then answer the seven sets of questions. Voila! In less than five minutes, you’ll know exactly where to start your personal change program.

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Meet Brilliant Reads Editor

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Hazel Theocharous, owner of Assisting U Virtually, is an Expert VA in the field of Outsourcing and Assessing Admin needs in business. Most recently, Hazel has become the co-host of the radio program, The Business Woman, which is dedicated to profiling and educating women in business. She has also been nominated for a prestigious global award in her area of Virtual Assistance and is the co-author of two business books. As a wife, mother of two active boys and business owner, Hazel understands the importance of taking time out from an often hectic schedule. It’s this understanding that drives Hazel’s passion for supporting entrepreneurs by providing them with increased flexibility in their lives and businesses. Hazel’s childhood love of reading has taken her on an adventurous journey of words. As the new dare Brilliant Reads Editor, Hazel draws on her enjoyment of books as a way to showcase an array of talented authors from across the globe.

A good read for me is one that is heartfelt, inspiring or thoughtprovoking. A brilliant read is something written from the heart that keeps the attention of the reader from the beginning to the end of the book, without needing to just reach to the final page in the hope of finding the answer you, as the reader, are seeking.

A brilliant read is something written from the heart that keeps the attention of the reader from the beginning to the end of the book.”

Whether reading from a page or off a screen, books are a powerful method of storytelling, so as the new section editor, what do you feel constitutes a brilliant read?

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dare brilliant reads dare readers, by letting us know of books they feel reach the heart of the author and delve deeply into areas everyone loves hearing about, will have the opportunity to receive copies of featured books at the same time as providing their feedback on books they have read and loved.

outlook captured from the author personally allowing a reader to see behind the words and beyond the synopsis of the book. Book clubs are a way for literature lovers to band together, ponder plots, interpret subtle messages and exchange interests, so how can dare readers unite and share their love of words? dare readers can take the opportunity to become a part of Brilliant Reads by sharing their book experiences via our Facebook page at www.Facebook. com/dareOnlineMagazine. We will upload our featured books every month and ask you to contribute your feedback if you have read the book.

What does it mean to you to personally to be delving deeply into the world of dare Brilliant Reads? As editor of dare Brilliant Reads, my handbag is certainly feeling the weight this month, with the latest pile of brilliant reads to sample. Like many of you, I love a good book and I’m usually toting a couple of brilliant and not so brilliant ones. I’ve always been an avid reader. I loved rainy Saturdays as a child because it meant cosying up with a book instead of playing Saturday sport. I still take advantage of every opportunity I can to forget myself in the pages of someone else’s story. Whether it’s waiting at the airport, the doctor’s surgery or in the car for my son to finish footy training, I’m always delighted to lose myself in a brilliant read. I look forward to taking you on a journey of Brilliant Reads each month in dare.

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What are you reading at the moment? We’d love to know. Jump on to our Facebook page at: www.Facebook.com/dareOnlineMagazine and share your latest read, your book reviews, your favourite authors. If you’re a member of a Book Club, then why not share your favourite books with us at dare Brilliant Reads?

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CLICK HERE to share what you’re reading at the moment, book reviews, your favourite author and any ‘must reads’ you’d like to share with the global dare community for your chance to win a copy of a ‘dare featured book’. Connect with Hazel directly at hazel@DareOutLoud.com. MAY 2012

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dare featured book

Bananas About Marketing is a breath of fresh air in the marketing and small business world. Franziska and Christo Iseli-Hall present a fresh and cheeky approach that helps alleviate the ‘pain factor’ of marketing. Using practical examples, simple strategies and an entertaining storyline, this book shows you how to attract the right clients and fast track your business to success. You will discover... • How to position your business for rapid growth. • How to create a marketing machine that utilises effective marketing strategies to attract more clients without breaking the bank. • How to make your prospects fall in love with you time and time again. No matter whether you have been in business for 20 years or are just starting out, Bananas About Marketing will inspire you to grow your business and bring in the results − while having fun along the way.

“I just finished reading your book and I absolutely love it. You explained everything in a way that felt easy and effortless to the point I’m excited to run with my new ideas. Also love how you created everything around your lifestyle. You both rock, such a breath of fresh air.” —Rachel David

“We’ve started reading your book and have filled 50 crazy pages of notes and ideas. It’s very interactive and not just read and forget like many other books.” —Merriam and Mouhamad, Synapsis Australia CLICK HERE to get a copy of Franziska and Christo Iseli-Hall's Bananas About Marketing book. MAY 2012

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dare competition

one of three copies of this month’s featured book

Bananas About Marketing by Franziska and Christo Iseli-Hall 3 Simple Steps to Enter 1. Grab a banana 2. Take a picture of your banana doing something FUN: Riding a bike At the beach In the water Dining in a restaurant ...Think creatively − after all, that’s the foundation of successful marketing. 3. Upload your image(s) to the dare Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/DareOnlineMagazine, together with your name and link to your business.

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dare recommends dare competition

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.

www.assistinguvirtually.com.au

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Jennie Brown is a speaker, author, mentor and property investor living in Brisbane, Australia. The author of Your Property Questions Answered; Jennie also coauthored the Australian bestseller Property Millionaire as well as Cracking The Success Code with Brian Tracy, due for international release in mid 2012. With a passion for helping people achieve their goals and attain financial freedom, Jennie travels the world, mentoring and educating others on how to live a more purposeful, extraordinary and inspired life of their dreams. Sharing the importance of a positive mindset, Jennie is passionate about facilitating positive, lasting life change, and inspiring her clients to be proactive in the development of the legacy they create. An avid traveller, Jennie enjoys vacationing around the world, ‘works’ from home, loves animals and supports a number of charities. What unique blend of wealth wisdom do you bring to the brand new Wealth Watch segment of dare? My parents were very poor when I was young, and I spent a lot of my early working years struggling and searching for what I thought wealth was – being a millionaire. Along the way, I realised that wealth is not just about money. It

incorporates so much more. That realisation has allowed me to see wealth appear in so many different ways and areas of my life and in the lives of others. It is these experiences – mine, and those of others − that I’ll be sharing with dare readers. Wealth is far greater than the amount of money you have in the bank or your list of assets. What proactive insights can we expect to see in Wealth Watch? Yes, wealth includes money, yet that’s only one element. Wealth is the freedom to do what you want, when you want, with whom you want, how you want. When I picture wealth, I see a positive and abundant bundle of many aspects, including time, health, experience, relationships, spirituality, philanthropy, success and business/ work/career. In Wealth Watch, I’ll be bringing my own unique blend and wealth of experience (pun intended!) to inspire, motivate, provoke and impact dare readers towards their own wealth aspirations. There will be NO excuses for not living a wealthy, fun and abundant life. MAY 2012

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dare wealth watch How important is it to share strategies that enable readers to build a financial legacy for their families? Being wealthy is about being the best you can be. And to do that means going above and beyond the many boundaries you set for yourself. One of the best ways of doing this is to share what you know and support others to be the best they too can be. Wealth incorporates sharing success, knowledge and experience with as many people as possible and this is my commitment to dare readers. I will be sharing content that paves a path to creating your positive, impacting, abundant, life changing legacy. What does it mean to you personally to be a part of dare? I am SOOOOO excited to be joining the dynamic global dare team! When

I was a little girl, I dreamt about being a writer. I dreamt about being able to inspire, and motivate, and take readers on a journey into a world where anything is possible. Being a part of dare is real, living proof that you can achieve your dreams. My strongest desire and dream for you is that you will embark on a journey into a world where YOUR dreams, desires and passions are ignited; that you will live a life where you are crystal clear on your purpose and your definition of wealth; a life that you bravely, boldly and courageously live to your fullest potential. The first step is to take action. And that’s what I will be inviting you to do each month. You CAN leave a lasting, positive, wealthy legacy − a legacy that changes you, your family; and our world.

To learn more about Jennie Brown, her events, or to invite her to speak, visit www.JennieBrownEvents.com

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Keep your dreams and ambitions alive by sharing them with others. We, together with our global dare community, are here to support you as we journey on the path of developing a purposeful legacy. We envisage a universal gathering of friends that laugh and smile together. So, rather than hiding your dreams inside your head, we invite you to share them with us, reach out for support and enjoy this journey of expansion.

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CLICK HERE to bring your dreams to life by sharing with us the legacy you’re shaping for your family and the world. Doing so will put you in the running to win a copy of a ‘dare featured book’. Connect with Jennie directly at jennie@DareOutLoud.com MAY 2012

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T his month I’d like to

close with one word that not only expresses your priories, it shapes your entire world.

action

ac·tion n something done or accomplished; organized activity to achieve an objective; habitual or vigorous activity; energy; behavior or conduct; the most important or exciting work or activity in a specific field or area. Your actions delineate and define who you are. As do your inactions. in·ac·tion n idleness; inertia; failure to do something that should be done; lack of action or activity Knowing what action to take is not enough. You can read every feature in dare and gain valuable knowledge from our editors and special guests, yet this information alone will NOT change your life. However, taking just ONE suggested action will propel you on a journey that will change the course of your life. Actions, as well as inactions, reflect your true commitments to the world. Have you ever told yourself or others that you’re committed to getting fit? Yet after a few early morning jogs, you give up. In this instance, your actions indicate that getting fit is NOT a true commitment. Avoid the mental trap of believing extraordinarily successful people have some exceptional gift that you don’t possess. The only difference between you and them is action vs inaction. When you get yourself into action, your world will never look the same. Make the decision TODAY to be a person of action. Take that first step right now... ...I dare you.

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