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Feeling like a caterpillar

Here comes a spontaneous blog post, no planning, just jumping straight in.

I was checking my Facebook news feed and this incredible video was there for me to watch.

I was mesmerised and quite teary about it.

Not sad – I was moved.

As I watched this small, insignificant creature I was so moved and I was compelled to write down my thoughts about it.

So here it is … something to think about this weekend.


This creature completely surrenders to change.

It doesn’t argue about the fact that it’s going to be confined for a period of time.

It doesn’t stomp it’s feet(s) and say ‘no way’.

It doesn’t turn around and run away.

It surrenders.

Surrender … what does that mean? “To surrender is defined as to give up control of something or to give something up to another”

Interesting … to give up control.

Do we actually ever have control?

Surrender … with complete faith and trust.

As humans, we resist, fight and manipulate when we see change coming.

Why is it such a challenge for us to surrender?

As I watch the process of the transformation of the caterpillar, I relate it to life.

The caterpillar as no thoughts about what is happening. It’s in flow, going with the change. Good or bad – it doesn’t know what it will be.

Sometimes the caterpillar looks really uncomfortable as the pushing and pulling takes place.

Much like life ‘eh?

Then watch the pause as the transformation is taking place, again like life.

When we start to transform, we pause, we stop and consider not moving forward.

But we must keep moving forward, one step in front of the other to complete the transformation.

We too are caterpillars – we can’t stop and go back, we must go through.

We too don’t know what is front of us, we THINK we do, but we don’t. WE call it good, bad, hard, easy, stressful, joyful.

We only have the present, now, this next word in this blog post that you are reading.

What if we paused?

What if we went moment by moment through the change?

The ONLY thing that is possible is TRANSFORMATION.

And the transformation is in the hands of the transformed.

What are your thoughts? Please comment below x

The best way is through






EE 19: Completion and Evolving

All good things come to an end. How do you know when something is due for completion? In this episode Carren and Michelle chat about how nothing is permanent and it’s OK.

We have so enjoyed bringing you EPIC Entrepreneur over the last few months and look forward to catching up over at out other Podcasts:

Up for a Chat:

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EE 18: Employee to Entrepreneur – Jump In or Transition

Big question right? Do you just jump in and go for it or get all those ducks lined up in a row?

In this weeks episode we have a conversation around the pros and cons, ups and downs of just jumping in or transitioning.

We would love to know what you did or what you are considering? Did you take a leap of faith or transition?

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Wonder-Mum and My Alter Ego

8958846140_e25b4b9d09_kForgetful? or didn’t put some money aside?

I don’t know … I’ve heard them all!!

Not only from my family members but from other mums about their families too.

I’m not sure why I feel it necessary to announce to my family that Mothers Day is only a few weeks away, via a blog post non-the-least!

I see it as a community service for myself and all those other mums out there!

Here is a little secret though …

I have some intel about other mums out there that organise their own Mothers Day’s!  I’ve seen their amazing pictures of the loot on Facebook making all the other mums a little bit envious. There not waiting around for others to acknowledge them! They are just getting that stuff sorted!!

I reckon they’re onto something!

We know it. We know we are organised. We know we can pull together a pre-teen sleep over with all they can imagine! We pull out all stops to be the best mums in the universe!!

We are Super Heros!!

And what do Super Heros do? What does their alter ego do?

They acknowledge their fantastic achievements and celebrate each other. There are two sides to us, dont’ you agree?

So this Mothers Day I’m going to get it all sorted and let my family know what they’ve arranged for me.  I’m going to celebrate my motherly achievements. Will you join me?

This Mothers Day I’m going to share it with my sister. We lost our mum very suddenly a few years back and it’s always a bit of a tough day. So this Mothers Day we’ll celebrate together, I’m going to organise it for both of us.

We have a budget of $125 each ($250 together) and a whole day just for us.

I know what I want: I want my hair styled, a nice lunch and a 1 hour massage.  OMG – I think I’m dreaming that I’ll get it all for that amount.

  • Hair – Blow Dry – $40 x 2 = $80
  • Lunch – $15 x 2 = $30
  • Coffee – $6 x 2 = $12
  • Massage – $90 x 2 = $180

TOTAL = $302

Yep, dreaming.  Do I make a sacrifice or OR MAYBE… check those Shop a Dockets!

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  •  50% OFF – Hair – Blow Dry – $20 x 2 =  $40
  • BUY 1 GET 1 FREE – Lunch – $15 + Free = $15
  • BUY 1 GET 1 FOR $1 – Coffee – $6 + Free = $6
  • 20% OFF – Massage – $72 x 2 = $144

TOTAL = $205


It really, really pays to have a look at what discounts are available so you get value for your money. VALUE for those hard earned dollars.

I think we might see if we can go to dinner as well 😉

What will you be doing for Mothers Day?

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EE 17: Downtime – How often and when is a good time?

“Entrepreneurs will work 80 hours a week just so they don’t have to do 40.”

Just so we don’t have to do the 9 to 5 daily grind.

Do you work in your business for many, many hours because the more hours you do the more successful you’ll be?

Are you actually working and being productive and effective in those long hours? If you had limited hours would you actually get more done?

Interesting discussion this one. How many hours do you work in your business each week?