Events Evening Sessions Tuesday 10th - Marketing – Karin Rosendorfer Tuesday 17th - Manifesting and EFT – Nancy Forrester Tuesday 24th - Becoming your own CFO – Gail Fullarton Tuesday 31st - Fun Night at Sky Zone
Workshops Saturday 14th - Vision Board Fun Shop – Patricia LeBlanc & Sheila Doris Saturday 28th - Manifesting and EFT – Nancy Forrester
Events Friday 20th R.A.W (Revealing Authentic Women) Support Circle | Topic: Getting Out of a Rut Wednesday 25th - What’s your WOW – Liz Scott Wednesday 25th - Entrepreneurs Accounting Time
Master Classes Monday 9th – Getting Shit Done Monday 16th – The Big Picture Monday 30th – Money Mastery
Pink Think Inspirational Topics Friday 6th – Should’ing/Editing – Katie Bell Friday 13th – Manifesting in Business – Patricia LeBlanc Friday 20th – Business Coach – Liz Scott
And from the Editor
It’s January, and you know what that means: it’s New Year’s Resolution time! Are you looking forward with excitement and anticipation… or are you doubting your ability to make lasting change? Somewhere in the middle? No matter where you’re at, we’re here to help you make 2017 the productive, fulfilling, enjoyable, achievement-filled fresh start that you deserve. Do you usually start off the new year strong and then lose steam as time wears on? You’re not alone - many of us burn through that initial burst of motivation very quickly. I can tell you from personal experience that I have more success when I create a system to support my plans and recruit accountability buddies to check on my progress. That’s exactly how our Master Classes can help you to help yourself. There’s one master class to help you get YOUR shit done, and another to help you figure out YOUR big picture. Both will give you the guidance and accountability you need to make 2017 YOUR best year yet. And that’s not all, folks! We’re giving you even more free access to experts who can give you the knowledge and insight you need to navigate a path to your next success. That’s why we’re changing up our Friday Pink Think Tank, adding a different specialist for each session and starting a little later. Our think tank sessions will still be a safe place for you to bring questions to the group, but you’ll get even more out of them if you bring questions for that week’s expert. This month you’ll be able to pick the brains of a Wordsmith, a Manifestor, a Business Coach and an Interior Designer. So if you want to know how replacing the word ‘should’ can change your life, how to maximize your manifesting with the right mindset, how to understand who you are marketing to, and how to maximize your workspace to maximize your business (whew, that was a mouthful!) … then be sure to join us! All month we have Sessions, Events, Workshops and Master Classes to help you manifest, motivate and create momentum. Wishing you a wonderful 2017!
2. The Month of Fresh Starts — Treasa Labaj
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3. How to eat a FROG? - Karin Rosendorfer 4. Manifesting Tip from Law of Attraction Expert Patricia LeBlanc 5. One Word That Can Change Everything — Katie Bell
6. Money Matters—Gail Fullarton 7 - 8 Start the day off right with easy raw vegan breakfast! - Cheryl Geonanga 9. What’s in the Cards for January? - Lori Lytle, Inner Goddess Tarot 10. The Worst/Best Christmas Gift Ever - Vaishali Patel
11. Manifesting a Healthier Planet—Sam Richardson
The Month of Fresh Starts - Treasa Labaj So, here we are – January. The month of immense pressure to stop dragging our butts, set resolutions, overhaul our lives and finally attain enlightenment and eternal happiness. Is this what we really want? Or do we just want to tweak a few things, introduce some new habits and make improvements?
Either way, making changes can be very daunting. And the sheer pressure we put on ourselves can actually immobilize us. Instead of taking action, many of us sit in our “stuck” place. Stopped in our tracks for various reasons. Any of these sound familiar?
“It’s too late to achieve my dreams.” “I’m doing what I think I ‘should’ do, but I’m not happy.” “I’m hoping for a magical solution or a lottery win.” “Hopefully things will change over time.” “Change is hard.” “I don’t even know what I need to do.” When this happens, we feel like we’re observers, watching things unfold in a life that belongs to someone else, when it’s really our life. What we need to realize is that we already have the resources we need to make it what we want it to be.
What’s missing is the secret sauce: ACTION. We actually have to DO something to get unstuck and get what we want. Take that step. Do one thing. Don’t wait for things to change over time because if you do, the only thing that will change is the date on the calendar. If you need a little nudge and a map to get to where you want to be, let me know. As Andy Warhol once said, “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
Treasa Labaj is a Strategist and Results Coach who works with clients who know there’s more to life but may not know what they want, how to get it, or how easy it can be to overcome the fear of making a change. If you’re feeling stuck and want to get unstuck, give Treasa a shout at email@example.com.
How to eat a FROG? - Karin Rosendorfer A “fog” is the one thing on your to-do-list you actually don’t want to do, it’s the thing that scares you and gets postponed endlessly. There is this theory that you should be “eating the frog” first but at the end of the day who wants to have frog for breakfast. So after years of trial and error I have developed a practice of eating my frogs and would like to share it here with you: You cut the frog up into little chunks. Make them so small that they don’t taste like frog. This stands for breaking your tasks down into a list of to-dos small enough that they are not scary any longer when you think of doing every one of them. E.g. if you have to prepare for a big presentation, you put items like create folder, prepare first presentation outline, research topic X research topic Y, research topic Z, etc on your to do list. Then you determine the best time of day to eat your frog-chunk. This will depend greatly on your family and work circumstances. For me it is first thing in the morning, that is my most productive hour of the day. And then by 9 am I already have already ticked off one frog from my to-do list and I feel great for the rest of the day. It doesn’t matter whatever happens for the rest of the day because I know I have already gotten one step closer to an important goal. If your scheduled time for the fog chunk arrives and you cannot bring yourself to do it: ask why! Usually the answer is that it is still too intimidating and all you have to do now is break it down further into smaller chunks until you can actually do it. Your Strategic COACHsultant, Karin Rosendorfer
Manifesting Tip from Law of Attraction Expert Patricia LeBlanc
This is the perfect manifesting exercise to start the year on the right track. I want you to write yourself a letter or an email from your future self, telling you about all of the great things going on in your life a month, a year or even five years from now. As you write, get excited by how amazing your future life looks â€“ your relationships, where you live, how you make money, what your business looks like, your day-to-day life. This works like a treat for making your intentions crystal clear to the universe and for getting the
positive vibes flowing.
Who is Patricia LeBlanc: Patricia LeBlanc is a Dream Maker. She empowers Spiritual Female Entrepreneurs to get out of their own way so that they can create the life and business that they desire. Patricia helps her clients get clear on what they want, release their money blocks and charge what they are truly worth. Patricia is an Award winning Author, International Speaker and Trainer, Abundance Attraction and Business Strategist as well as a Master Energy
Healer and Teacher. Let Patricia help you like she has helped thousands before you. Apply for your free consultation by visiting www.YourAbundanceCoach.com/Consultation
One Word That Can Change Everything - Katie Bell Words have a lot of power. We think in words, and how we think affects everything from how we feel to how we act. That's why I care so much about writing and editing - the right words can communicate your passion, authenticity, and expertise. Conversely, the wrong words can do a lot of damage. Today I want to share with you one word that I've (mostly) removed from my vocabulary, with stunning results. If you already always achieve everything you want with ease and joy, then skip ahead you don't need to hear this. But if you ever feel overwhelmed by your to-do list or guilty about not being or doing enough, then you might want to consider taking a closer look at the word 'should'.
Sometimes 'should' is the correct word to use. (If a car is coming at you, you should get out of the way.) But in most other contexts, 'should' is inaccurate and incomplete. It's the proverbial stick instead of the carrot, making you feel that where you are at is not enough, and establishing expectations that may not be realistic. It motivates through guilt and pressure – and there’s a better way. Here’s a quick exercise you can do to get started (with examples): Write down one instance where you often use the word ‘should’. Write it as a statement:
(“I should lose 20 pounds.”) Read it aloud and pay attention to how it makes you feel, emotionally and physically.
(I feel bad about my body – shameful and guilty and ugly and overwhelmed.) If you feel excited and motivated, stop there! In this instance, “should” is working for you. If NOT, write down how you WANT to feel about this topic.
(I want to be excited about working out and eating right, and I want to take care of my body for reasons other than how I look – like strength, flexibility, and mood). Re-write your “should statement” but replace “should” with a phrase that more accurately reflects how you WANT to feel. It may be quite long – and that’s okay. (“I enjoy eating well and moving my body because it feels good physically and emotionally, whether or not I lose 20 pounds.”) Using this tool, I’ve totally changed my relationship with diet and exercise – I eat a lot more fruits & veggies, and I work out a lot more often! I also have a healthier relationship with treats and sugar – replacing “should NOT” also worked wonders! By using this process for my business, I reduced my anxiety and increased my confidence and productivity. Interested in getting similar results? Have questions about how this could work for you? Come to my mini-workshop and question session during this Friday’s Pink Think Tank. This is just one of many tools I’ve used to make my life easier and happier, and I can’t wait to share more about how you can do the same. Remember: “Should” is the stick. Let’s find the carrot. Warmly, Katie Bell Writer/Editor/Wordsmith Katiebell1919@gmail.com
Money Matters - Gail Fullarton Happy New Year! As we get into January, I want to talk about getting your mind in the right place in all areas of your life, then watching them bloom and grow. For me, last year was about finding and living with a sense of ease (instead of running around like a chicken with my head cut off). That meant letting go of things that made me stressed, and focusing on what I do well and what I'm passionate about. Nobody is a genius at everything, so I delegated the tasks I hated and became better at the tasks/activities I enjoyed. Guess what happened? My world changed. As I chose how I wanted to spend my time, I attracted more of that into my life. As a result, I became happier and more relaxed - I finally found 'ease'.
And now I want to share it with you! January tends to be the darkest month of the year for finance and relationships (of course, they tend to be linked). That's why I’m running a session on Tuesday January 24th at 6:30pm on How to be Your Own CFO (Chief Financial Officer). If you get (or want to get) the thrill of self-sufficiency, confidence, and ease that can come from handling your finances like a pro, join us! And if finances are the thorn in your side that you'd rather spend the least amount of time on as possible, I'm always here and open for business as your financial fairy godmother (with spreadsheets instead of a magic wand).
In conclusion, I’m not saying to ignore your money issues. I am saying: don't beat yourself up if you're not a financial whiz. Find someone you trust who can help you navigate through what you don’t enjoy (say, wrangling numbers). Let 2017 be the year you follow your passion and spend time on what fills your heart and makes you smile, letting go of what makes you frown.
Start the day off right with easy raw vegan breakfast! - Cheryl Geonanga Most people want to start their day with a positive attitude and the right mindset. The one thing that goes hand in hand is breakfast! Breakfast is important because you sleep for hours at a time and your body needs to refuel itself with the right foods. What kind of foods you say? Healthy and natural foods that come straight from the earth and are not processed in any way. This is a sure way to provide you with the right energy for your body and your mind to help you get your day started right. Here are a few recipes that are easy, fast and simple - not to mention healthy! They are my go-tos for breakfast because it is a sure way to get a whole lot of love and nutrition into your body that will help fuel your body in the right way. All the recipes that I provide below are vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, oil-free, refined sugar-free. Enjoy! Basic Chia Seed Pudding Thrown together in just a couple minutes! Be sure to make this in advance (I like making it before bed) so it has time to thicken up. The thickness of the chia pudding will vary based on the kind of almond milk you use, so don’t worry if it looks a bit thick or thin when you first try it out. If your pudding is too thin you can add more chia seeds and let it sit for 30 minutes more; if it’s too thick, try adding a touch more almond milk. Yield 3-3.5 cups (4-6 servings)
2.5 hours or overnight
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook time 0 Minutes
Ingredients: For the chia pudding: 3 cups unsweetened almond milk 1/2 cup chia seeds 1-3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup, to taste Suggested toppings: Granola, Fresh fruit Coconut flakes Pure maple syrup Cinnamon Nuts and seeds Banana Soft Serve Directions: Whisk the almond milk, chia seeds, and sweetener together in a large bowl. Let sit for 5-10 minutes and then whisk again (this just helps prevent clumping). Cover and chill in the fridge for 2.5-3 hours, or overnight. It helps to stir the mixture every so often during this time, but don't worry if you can’t. Stir well before serving. Portion into bowl(s) and add your desired toppings. Leftovers will keep in an airtight
*recipe from Oh She Glows
Smoothies The best thing about smoothies is that you can be as creative as you want to be. With a few simple ingredients and a blender you will have a yummy and delicious breakfast that you can even take on the go! The one thing that I always like doing is to have frozen bananas as a base - then I mix it up with different types of fruits and veggies that I have in my fridge depending on what I feel like. Here are a few other recipes for those of you that want something that is guaranteed to taste amazing! TIP: Freeze the bananas the night before by peeling them and cutting them up into small bite size pieces in a ziplock bag. This will make the smoothies creamy and even more delicious!
Orange smoothie - 2 medium bananas - 2 medium oranges - 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice (or water for a less orangy-taste) - 1 tablespoon orange zest - 1 tablespoon coconut oil *recipe from The Rawtarian
Tumeric Ginger Colada Smoothie 1 Banana, frozen 1 1 inch piece Ginger, fresh 1 cup Pineapple chunks, fresh 1 cup Soy or almond milk, unflavoured 1 1 inch piece Turmeric, fresh 1 tsp Vanilla extract *recipe from The Connoisseurs Veg
Silky Green Smoothie - 2 bananas (peeled) 2 medium oranges - peeled 1 apple (chopped) 1 cup spinach (or more) 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 pinch cinnamon 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional) *recipe from The Rawtarian
Chocolate Avocado Smoothie 1 frozen banana, sliced 1/2 avocado, pitted, chopped 2 tbsp raw cacao powder 1 tbsp raw honey 1 cup raw almond milk *recipe from The Organic Authority
Carrot Ginger Tumeric Smoothie - 1 2 tbsp fresh ginger (1 small knob, fresh - 1 Banana, large ripe - 2 cups Carrots - 1 cup Pineapple, frozen or fresh - 1 cup Almond milk, unsweetened - 1 tbsp Lemon juice - 1/4 tsp Turmeric, ground 1/2 cup Carrot juice 1 1/2 cups Water, filtered
What’s in the Cards for January? - Lori Lytle, Inner Goddess Tarot Looking for some mystical yet practical guidance to help you hit the ground running? I’m here with my cards to give you, the lovely members of the Pink Portfolio, the insight and illumination that you need to make the most of the month ahead. Each month, I will draw three cards, asking for the most beneficial, empowering and inspiring message for us all.
January’s Tarot Message:
Ace of Pentacles – Ten of Cups – Nine of Cups
What a lovely energy to start the New Year! Take a look at that Ace of Pentacles. We see a hand cradling a large, gold coin. This card is encouraging us to start the New Year with a feeling of gratitude, to acknowledge all the good things already in our lives that bring us comfort, security and prosperity. However, we can take it further, by recognizing the great potential in 2017 for expansion if we are willing to keep working and moving forward at a sustainable and steady pace. This is a very practical card, encouraging us to expend our efforts in a constructive and measured way, and to allow our businesses and careers to grow at the pace that suits them best. There is no need for striving or forcing things, just nurture them and let them bloom.
The next two cards, the Nine and Ten of Cups, are filled with love and joy. The Ten shows us a scene of family harmony, while the Nine is personal satisfaction and contentment. In January, be mindful of matters of the heart. Although it feels like a very auspicious month when it comes to business and finance, there is also the opportunity to continue the family bond we enjoy over the holidays, and to resolve any issues or long-standing disagreements that may have risen to the forefront during the past month. Be present for your loved ones, and let them support you as well when you need it. The cards can help you formulate a plan for abundance and happiness in 2017… find out how at http://bit.ly/2eLjweQ
The Worst/Best Christmas Gift Ever - Vaishali Patel This year, Christmas came right after a hectic work week, just 2 days after deadlines, meetings, and emails. There was no “ease in” or “prep for the holiday” time. I even had things to take care of on Christmas Eve. However, my computer had other ideas. For Christmas, my computer gifted me a break before I was ready for it. It decided to run at a sloth-like pace so I couldn't get anything done. It drove me nuts! I was tempted many times to throw it across the room! I was even losing sleep over this issue. Needless to say, my holidays didn't start off great. I was so focused on getting my tasks done so I could enjoy the rest of my break that I spent much of my time dealing with my computer! I tried to google everything I could, cleaned up my hard drive, learned more about RAM than I cared to, and even tried do everything I needed to on my iPad or iPhone. It just wasn't getting done. It wasn't until the day before New Year’s Eve that I considered this to be a sign, or even divine intervention. Maybe the computer was telling me to slow down! Maybe it was testing me on whether I live based on my priorities or if I'm just all talk. Despite the break being scheduled on the calendar, my computer refusing to work efficiently, and everyone around me not working; I was still pushing to get work done, and turning into a Scrooge in the process. Had it been a client or a friend going through this I would have told them, “Hey, stop! Take a break! Either fix it later, or give it to someone who knows how to fix it.” I did not say these things to myself. Instead, I stressed myself out, was not present with my family, and generally brought the mood down in my house (except for when I went Boxing Day shopping). I'm a believer in learning from failure. To me, this was a failure to practice self-care. I already knew what I should have done, but did not choose to do it. So, what did I learn (or relearn)? I learned we all lose our connection with self-care from time to time, even the best of us, who know the necessity of it. It's not helpful to beat yourself up about it; just get back up, learn from it, and move forward. I learned that when are deep in a negative state, getting perspective is hard. Sometimes, it's not until we reach the tail end of it that we see what was going on, and what we needed to do to make the situation better. Outside perspective can help in these situations, so call a friend when you are struggling. I learned that there are signs everywhere, but we can't receive them unless we’re open to them. When bad things happen, maybe we should ask ourselves, “What is this situation trying to tell me?” Bonus: I learned the importance of always backing up your computer! I lost nothing fortunately, but this could have been a lot uglier. Because of this scare, I now have all my work backed up on a hard drive. Once I was able to recognize these lessons, the time off was great. It is now January 4th, and I am typing and posting this blog on my iPad while my computer is being cared for by someone who knows what they are doing. It is recovering, and I am realizing that I benefitted from this experience. I needed a major wake up call to learn this lesson. I am grateful it was just my computer, not my kids, my husband, or myself that fell ill. Plus, the tech expert informed me that he will be uninstalling a handful of unnecessary programs on my computer; programs I had accumulated over the past few years. He told me these programs were contributing to the slow down. Once I get my computer back, it will be running almost like new. Makes me wonder what unnecessary programs I need to uninstall in myself to make me run almost like new.
Manifesting a Healthier Planet in 2017 - Samantha Richardson
If you’ve not already set your goals for your business in 2017, allow me to give you a little earth-conscious motivation. Here are five easy steps you can take to save money while being more environmentally friendly, no matter how big your business is or what industry you’re in. I’ve uploaded an informative presentation to my LinkedIn – take a look. As a bonus, here are five things you can do outside of your business to manifest a healthier planet in the New Year. Create an “eat first” section in your fridge to prevent wastage $14.6 Billion is wasted each year by individual Canadians (non-industry) Eat less meat, dairy and fish Meat production is extremely carbon and methane intensive, contributing to climate change. Milk production uses 19% of the world’s total agriculture-related water supply – every glass of milk uses enough water for 27 showers! Overfishing is devastating marine life, so choose to eat less fish in the New Year. Avoid Palm oil Palm oil is added to many processed foods, and not only are they less healthy for you, they contribute to climate change. Clearing peat forests to farm palm oil releases 6,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Eat more organic, locally farmed foods Join a service like Organics Live, where they will deliver delicious, seasonal organic fruits and vegetables right to your doorstep for a competitive price. Refuse packaging Bringing your own bags to the shopping centre not only saves that pesky bag fee, but using a reusable cup to buy your Timmies or Starbucks costs less.