Lifestyle Tips

He’s Making a List…. Are You?

  2017 is coming to a close and we are all preparing for a great 2018, so are you making a list to make sure you’re on top of things after the festive break? Here are my top 5 suggestions to prepare for a bumper 2018. 1) Make a ‘To Do’ list for January. As you are winding down and enjoying parties and gatherings, we tend to put off tackling big projects but make a list of these to jump into on your return back at work. Some things may slip your mind if you don’t write them down, so [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|Business, Business Tips, Healthy & Wealthy, Lifestyle Tips|0 Comments

45 Things I’ve Learnt at the Age of 45!

Today I turn 45, which has had me reflecting on where I currently am, where I’m heading and what I’ve learned over my years on the planet. What would I do differently? Am I on the right track? What’s important to me? And so on.... and as I’m one that reflects on paper, I thought I’d share with you 45 lessons or pieces of advice I’ve learnt by the age of 45! 1) Always take action. I love to dream, I love to set goals but if I don’t ‘take action’ they will not come to fruition 2) Travelling is [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|Blogs/Stories, Inspiration, Lifestyle Tips|0 Comments

Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go!

This is a caption I saw a few years ago and not only did I love it because of my name (Sparks / sparkle!), it has now become my mantra and I try to apply to all that I do. When dealing with clients, staff, or colleagues, always try to listen, understand, exceed their expectations, and give them a reason to want to work with you. And it actually goes deeper than this ... smile, encourage, motivate, inspire, and uplift those who are around you. Make them feel special, welcome, heard, and valid. It’s easy to rush through and only do what needs to [...]

Keep a Diary or Organiser

Being organised is an essential skill to have or demonstrate for success in today’s ever-busy world. Whether it be in your personal or business life, having a tool that keeps you organised and on track is of paramount importance. I’m still an old fashioned gal in that I still keep a Filofax- style diary that sits on my desk. My diary has all meetings, appointments, day and night time events, and my kid’s commitments all listed. I love having it on my desk as I can see exactly how my day should look in an instant, and most importantly, know [...]

A Unique Perspective…..

Last week, I talked about a book I’d recently read that had impacted greatly on me (Mia Freedman’s ‘Work Strife Balance’, again make sure you read if you haven’t already!). My blog mainly focused on the ‘Balance’ part. This week, I want to talk about the second book which had a similar effect  and that is ‘first, we make the beast beautiful’ by Sarah Wilson. Sarah Wilson made a huge difference to my whole family several years ago. Her first ‘I Quit Sugar’ book was released around the same time that my eldest son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes [...]

Life Balance – Possible or Impossible?

Over the weekend, I posted a picture of all the books I’m currently reading, and I know I’ve mentioned before how important books are in my world. I’m a firm believer in that we should never stop learning and books open us to a wealth of information, knowledge and advice, not mentioning the benefits of taking time out to relax, enjoy and immerse ourselves in a good read. What I want to talk about in this blog (and the next blog) is the impact two of these books have had on my life, and the significance they have made on [...]

Charity Work / Volunteering – It’s Important to Give Back!

One of the things that I love to do in my role as a business owner is to look at ways that I can give back to the community. One of those ways is by volunteering or assisting charities or communities to raise funds. I am very appreciative of what successes come my way, and as a busy person, I love to get involved in areas where I can contribute to make a difference and support other like-minded people. This is very rewarding and something that I find incredibly self-satisfying. It may be volunteering in local community organisations as a [...]

My Top Five Tips to Prepare for a Great Work Break!

It’s that time of year where many workers and business owners are starting to wind down and look forward to a break over the Christmas/New Year period, and planning ahead to make sure you have your ‘house in order’ before you have time off is the key to enjoying a nice, relaxing break. December is always a quiet time of year for me, so not only do I enjoy taking time out to rest, relax and rejuvenate; it’s also a great month for me to plan the forthcoming year ahead. So before you take your well earned break, make sure [...]

Take Time to Relax

I’m writing this blog whilst lying on a king size day-bed on the deck of our Windward Pavilion at Qualia on Hamilton Island, so thought I should focus on an appropriate topic that fits the situation. Now I’ve got you drooling, the reason I mentioned is that I’m here to relax, chill out and do nothing for a few days, before jumping head first into a two to three month crazy schedule. A couple of months ago, I could see that I was heading for a crazy few months, and being the person that I am was feeling excited, motivated [...]

Declutter & Let Opportunity Flow In!

I cannot believe that this is my first blog on the subject of decluttering, as it is something I have always loved to do with an absolute passion. When I have a few spare minutes, I can often be found tidying out cupboards, deleting or destroying files or throwing things out. I love decluttering so much; I swear that if I didn’t work in travel and events, I am certain that I could carve out a new career path as a professional ‘declutterer’! It must be the organisation I am drawn to, like a moth to a flame. Decluttering your [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Blogs/Stories, Business, Business Tips, Lifestyle Tips|0 Comments