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Lately this phrase has me captivated.
There is More.
If you feel like you’ve come to the end of yourself.
Maybe grief or disappointment, challenge or betrayal has you stuck.
Maybe you have had many seasons of great fulfilment and have resigned yourself to a quiet life.
I think there is more for you.
A new business, a new community, new opportunities, new words, new books, new decades and new tomorrows.
Today is a new day.
And more than ever before I know there is more! #thereismore

This week I launched a new space for my workshops online. It’s called @theboardroomretreat
Come over and join the journey with us.
I think we need more boardrooms with women in them. I think we need more women to acknowledge and surrender to the gift that leadership can be in their lives. I think there is so much potential laden in our community and what needs to be released is the leader within.
Do you lead your family?
Do you make products?
Do you lead a business?
Are you looking for a space that encourages your voice and strength?
Do you have ideas that you want to find the courage to release?
Leadership matters.
Our world needs more leaders of integrity, strength and courage.
@theboardroomretreat was designed for you.

A quote from one of our favourite authors @drrebeccaray who also runs this amazing account you’ll love as well @happihabits #kinwomen

Introducing your hosts to this space.
Anne Galambosi and @amandaviviers *Anne is a Perth psychologist (MPsych), life-coach, speaker, uni lecturer, business owner, wife, mother and grandmother. Co-founder of The Boardroom Retreat, Anne sees the need for leaders to grow in emotional intelligence whilst sustaining resilience. Leaders often seek out Anne for her knowledge and gift of insight. For many years she has coached leaders to unlock keys that transform culture, tap into emotional energy, and ‘read the play’. * Amanda is a writer, speaker, creative ninja, novice wife and mum. She is the author of five books, most recent "New Days". She is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia and is the co-founder of kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter. Driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for children in developing countries. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty. She lives a creative life, helping people find their voice.

What questions around leadership do you have for your hosts? #theboardroomretreat

People follow people. That's what I discovered (well, remembered) at the Perth Writer's Week when I found myself going to all the talks by humorous Aussie writer Graeme Simsion (best known for his hit novel 'The Rosie Project'). .
Sometimes aspiring authors ask me: "What book will sell?", hoping there is a magic formula for picking a topic to guarantee their success. .
The answer is: any book topic can sell if it's written with style and passion (and marketed properly). .
The most important thing for an author to focus on is developing their writing voice...because that's what causes people to follow you. .
For me, Graeme Simsion has a really fun and compelling writing voice, and because of that I'd probably buy any book he writes, regardless of the topic. I follow him rather than the content of his books. .
This is why your best investment toward writing a book that sells well is to spend time writing to develop your voice...even if you don't have a book idea yet!
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P.S. I'm enjoying the festival talks from a beanbag...comfort and creativity can go together!

#graemesimsion #perthwritersfestival #perthwritersweek #aspiringauthors #bookwriting #writingtips

Confidence flourishes by abandoning the idea that we need to look like we have it all together. @morganharpernichols
You are enough.
Actually so more than enough that you could never imagine what is in store for you next.
Celebrate this moment.
Hug the one you are with.
And remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Who is your current favourite poet? Mine is Morgan Harper Nichols.

What if you booked in an artists date with yourself this week? “The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore
something that interests you. The Artist Date need not be overtly
“artistic” think mischief more than mastery. Artist Dates fire up the
imagination. They spark whimsy. They encourage play. Since art is about the play of ideas, they feed our creative work by replenishing our inner well of images and inspiration. When choosing an Artist Date, it is good to ask
yourself, “what sounds fun?” and then allow yourself to try it.”
Breathe in
Explore
Surrender
Gain perspective
Pull out paper and pen
Journal
Doodle
Immerse yourself in nature
Free think
Problem solve
Unpack your thoughts
People watch
Horizons
Turn off technology
Passion projects
Write that book
Start that business
Make friends with your dreams again.
Tell me below what day and time you are planning to do it this week and we can dream together?
#writemakecreate #100creativedays

I am willing to sound dumb. I am willing to be wrong.
I am willing to be passionate about something that isn’t perceived as cool.
I am willing to express a theory.
I am willing to admit I’m afraid.
I’m willing to contradict something I’ve said before.
I’m willing to have a knee-jerk reaction, even a wrong one.
I’m willing to apologize.
I’m perfectly willing to be perfectly human- Donald Miller.
Today starts a new series over on my blog #chooseempathy
Released later on today.
What does empathy mean to you?

Today I presented a masterclass PD for a media company in Perth and it was live streamed to their staff in Sydney, Brisbane and Manilla.
Bringing a conversation around story and how compelling stories bring community engagement in our online space.
One of the greatest things we can do in life is to discover our own story and build a bridge towards those who need your story.
I am learning that no matter your story, whether it’s been difficult, positive, challenging or inspirational there is someone somewhere who needs your story.
Who is your favourite story teller here online?
Let’s learn from one another. #writemakecreate
#somebodyneedsyourstory

Who is listening to @pennywebb_ and @kelleychisholmperth today?
Live on @98five right now... #kinwomen

Would you like some questions and a rhythm to help you reflect this easter?
Or maybe you have bought it and have not finished the journaling questions that help you find focus.
My latest book was designed to help you find clarity and write with reflection to see your new days.
Somebody needs your story and when we take the time to find your bigger picture amongst the everyday it will help.
Do you feel stuck?
Do you need time to write to find perspective for the new?
Do you need to edit things out of your life so you can see clearer?

This book was designed for you.

Download option available, printed version for Australia and also a monochrome version.
All products linked so you can jump over and buy today.
Downloads $9.95 and printed $19.95 with free shipping. #writemakecreate

Radio this morning and lots of admin who is feeling the end of term one overwhelm?

I am hanging for Easter and zen-ning all my technology this weekend.
How about you? #writemakecreate

Super enjoyable day with Nandi Chinna today at our Forgotten Remedies writing workshop - exploring the language of flowers, in particular our response to our native flowers and trees
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We felt privileged to have access to Mattie Furphy House, a beautiful old home, full of creative vibes, created by artisan builder/author Joseph Furphy (Tom Colins) and his son, and relocated here to Swanbourne a few years ago, now lovingly maintained by FAWWA
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#westernaustralia
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#poetryandprose
#poetry
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#writingforsanity

I brought myself a new LAMY pen to remind myself of the joy of paper underneath my hands.
Technology you have been a gift, but I’m taking steps to put you back in your place and connect my heart and hand again.
When was the last time you write long hand with a pen, and rediscovered the joy of journaling.
I call my journal my therapist and it helps me to dig deeper into releasing the past and celebrating today.
Find a devotional with questions or a book like my latest on New Days and start to write to find the answers on the page.
What is your favourite place to write?
Tell me below. And tag in a friend who could help you stay accountable to writing this week. #writerswhogather

Today I ran three back to back workshops at @behindthedoorcollective and it was so much fun. Around writing, instagram, Phone Photography, systems and strategies to be more productive.
Loved hanging with lots of new and old friends, tag in below and tell me what workshop you were at.
From very early this morning this little phrase has been running around my head “Somebody somewhere needs your story.” Let’s help one another tell our stories to bring light and love, helping people find their voice. #writemakecreate

My latest writing for #embracingslow has just been published over on my website.
Linked in my bio, @em.hazeldean and I have been writing each week in the lead up to Easter.
Today’s post Discovering Vinyl Under The Rubble.

Hanging in Freo with the amazing @sammydewhurst
Conversations about everything and nothing, depth and breadth all in one breath.
Come back to Perth again soon. Please. ❤️❤️❤️#writerswhogather

We have a whole host of new blogs over on our website from favourites like @estymate @wordsbyjoni and @yvettecherry
Jump over to our website and stay a while.
Fear less in 2018. #kinwomen

Back at my desk today and my goal is to just show up.
We decluttered my studio space yesterday with a whole boot load of books and trinkets making their way to the op shop.
Each time I sense a new season I try to surrender to the art of decluttering.
It makes such a difference. And if this sounds noble and good, it was messy. Yesterday was lay on the couch, I can’t do this messy.
But once again, with some coaching and encouragement from my husby I got up and carried the boxes and memories out the door from the old and created space for the new.
Little by little.
Discipline after discipline.
It’s all about showing up. Even when it’s messy.
What job have you been putting off? #writemakecreate

This Friday I am running all my workshops in one day in a beautiful warehouse in Osbourne Park. There is four tickets left for the Instagram and Phone Photography workshop. The rest are sold out.
I love getting out from the screen and chatting with women face to face. This Instagram workshop is full of tips and tools to help you use this app to really connect with your audience.
I love to help women find their voice. When you discover the why of what you’re doing everything changes. Productivity grows, intentions are set and you work smarter not harder.
Do you feel frustrated or stuck with what you’re doing online for your community project, not for profit or business?
This workshop will help you. Tickets available linked above.
Happy Monday. #writemakecreate
If you’ve already booked to come this Friday see you at @behindthedoorcollective this photo is by @elisejoy

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