20 ways to build self confidence

20 ways to build confidence

Have you ever noticed how successful people seem really confident? Do you struggle with confidence in yourself or your ideas? I come across as confident and there are many things I am confident about in my life. I wasn’t always this way though. I do not know anyone who is confident all the time, however, the successful people I know don’t let failure or fear stop them. They embrace it and use that nervous energy to push them forward. Instead of dwelling on what could…

10 tips to help you do everything

How do you do it all? How do you manage multiple websites, speak publicly, be a CEO, attend events, spend time with your kids, travel and everything else you do? Right now I run Occasio Enterprises, I speak publicly and attend numerous other events, have multiple websites, am an author, write for other sites/magazines etc, am a mum to two kids, travel internationally, am an advocate/ambassador for a few charities and spend quality time with my family. I have previously let all I do get…

10 ways to motivate yourself

Do you struggle with motivation? What can you do if you lack the desire to do anything or get things done? We all have moments where we need help getting motivated, life throws curveballs and it can be a little difficult to overcome them at times. I’ve certainly had my share of demotivating experiences. Here are 10 ways I motivate myself when I need it. 1.) Affirmations  The affirmation/quote that has gotten me through many hard times, especially my divorce and homelessness was “I am…

How to create opportunities and act when they appear

Recently I had the opportunity to have an all expenses paid trip to Indonesia for the total solar eclipse. I had wanted to see one since I was a kid plus we were going to a UNESCO Heritage listed site as well (I want to see them all.) I literally had a few days to work out childcare, get clothing and everything necessary for this opportunity and had something like this come up last year, I could not have done it. I don’t believe in…

Monster crayons to help abused kids

Did you know abused kids going through art therapy continually draw monsters until they start to heal? So how can we make the monsters disappear? We draw them away. I have been quite public about my personal experience with domestic violence. I have been less open about the impact it has had on my daughters, it is their story to tell. Last week I was told about a fantastic crowdfunding project making monster crayons for abused and neglected children based on findings in play therapy.…

How and why to prioritise yourself!

One of the most common things I hear from women, especially mums is that they have no time for themselves or they don’t take care of themselves. I had an atrocious year last year with paralysis and a cancer scare, had I taken better care of myself and prioritised myself, it wouldn’t have gotten to that point. After experiencing that, and previously domestic violence and homelessness with my two daughters in tow, I decided at the end of last year to focus on creating the…

What is success? Redefine what success means to you

The definition of success is “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose” yet many seem to view success in terms of fame or wealth. That without being famous or being wealthy, we are not successful. In conversations with people I view as successful in various aspects of their lives, it is apparent that most people do not see themselves as successful and they do not celebrate their achievements. This includes me. Despite going from homeless victim of domestic violence to CEO living the life I want…

29 ways to make money while travelling (even as a family!)

Do you want to travel as a family? Are finances holding you back? I see a lot of articles on ways to make money travelling and most are aimed at the single traveller. I’ve travelled as as single person, part of a couple, as a family with and as a single mum. Each type of travel is quite different and the income options vary based on your circumstances. Most of the articles on ways to make money travelling didn’t apply to my situation as I…

Reflect, close chapters in your life then move forward (plus my 2016 goals)

Do you reflect on your life or even the past year before setting goals and new intentions? I often launch straight into a new goal or plan before taking time to reflect on what I have done in the past year, or in my life, what worked, what didn’t and why. Last year when I discovered Leonie Dawsons Shining Biz/Life Workbook was the first time I had taken time out to truly reflect on my previous year, goals I set and achieved or didn’t, the…

How to make changes to create the life you want

{{unknown}}What are you changing to enable you to create the life you want? I made changes for 2016. I am described as a high achiever (or more commonly, I get called an overachiever). I set goals and go after them. I am determined, committed, loyal and once I set my mind to something, I am virtually unstoppable. I have achieved a lot in the past few years, despite and also because of my personal experiences of domestic violence, homelessness, robbery, rape, paralysis, surgery and a…