Small Steps, Repeated Often, Lead to Results

“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb

Did you get that thing about small steps?

Let me repeat that for you.

Small steps, repeated often, lead to results.

This can work either way.

Bad habits, even small ones, cumulatively will take us a long way in the wrong direction.

Small efforts, repeated often, can also take us towards our goals and dreams.

Every book ever published was written paragraph by paragraph, scene by scene.

Every return to fitness started with a slow and inelegant beginning.

Every thriving garden began by tending the soil, planting the seeds, watering, weeding, showing up each day, long before there was anything to harvest.

Every language was learned word by word, phrase by phrase.

Small steps are usually not impressive. The initial results may seem negligible. But all of these small steps, when taken consistently, eventually amount to something grand.

About now the initial impetus and excitement of the New Year is wearing off. Your big plans may currently seem impossible. You might be sliding back into apathy or overwhelm.

But maybe you just started in an unrealistic way. Maybe your small steps weren’t small enough. Or maybe you never even broke those bigger objectives down into tiny do-able chunks.

Today, start over.

What matters to you?

What do you want to achieve?

Commit to one thing.

Break that down into the smallest steps possible and simply begin.

Then keep going.

Day after day.

Just small steps.

A year from now you’ll be glad you did.

Image from www.likesuccess.com

Image from www.likesuccess.com

Need help with this process?

If you’d like some extra support with defining your One Big Thing and then breaking it down into achievable steps for 2017 go grab one of my Year of ME Planners over at my SHOP. (ME stands for Manifesting Energies, and the energies of 2017 are fabulous for making things happen!) This digital full-year planner can be in your inbox in minutes, ready for you to review 2016 and begin mapping out what matters for you as we work through 2017.

Need bigger support? Join my Year of ME 12 month course and community for a whole year of deliciousness – with webinars, meditations and loads of activities and helpful tools and the most fantastic and supportive online facebook group. You’ll feel right at home with us!

If you are looking to start or grow a business I’ve got planning tools for that too, as well as a course and community, and one place left for a year of personal mentoring and coaching with me.

All the information you need is over at my SHOP.

The Week Ahead – Oracle for Monday 22 January 2017

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“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Hello, Lovelies!

Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead. I use any oracle or tarot cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book. ‘Destiny’ is from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman.

If you read my forecast for January, you’ll remember that this is a month for seeing yourself and your life with fresh eyes – a month for stepping out of your old story and writing a new one for the years ahead, one that expands your possibilities and that brings you meaning and joy.

I love the message of this week’s card – Destiny shows so clearly the struggle within us as we look to what we want and then begin to doubt.

It’s not that we can’t see the possibilities for our life. We can! We can see how we might do something, create something, join something, be something.

We can even see how our lives might change if we commit to new habits, if we take action, if we do the thing. We want to believe in those possibilities for ourselves. We want to commit to them.

But…

What we also bring when we see these possibilities for ourselves is doubt. We find that we have a lack of confidence in ourselves and our abilities. A voice inside our head tells us we aren’t good enough. We don’t belong.

We begin looking for someone outside of ourselves to validate our decisions and choices. We begin to seek approval. We begin to seek opinions.

Before we know it we are swamped and overwhelmed. Our initial enthusiasm is dampened or gone, we are back in stuckness, we are defeated before we start.

Image from www.flickr.com Quote by BK, photo credit Husky

Image from www.flickr.com Quote by BK, photo credit Husky

Destiny reminds us that this is natural at the beginning of any journey. This doubt and fear and lack of confidence in ourselves is human. Most people feel it, including the people we see as successful and better than ourselves. They are just more practiced at hiding these feelings or overcoming them.

This week is a powerful week for meeting your indecision and lack of confidence head on. It’s a week that supports taking tangible steps towards change. It’s a week that encourages you to make decisions, to commit to a course of action, to back yourself and your plans and dreams.

It’s a glorious week for beginning to overcome lifelong patterns of ‘not good enough’.

Need help with that? Look no further than this year’s energetic forecast, and the wise advice and presence of the Prince of Disks, who advocates small steps daily towards our greater vision.

This week is also a beautiful week for planning the year ahead as we reflect on what has been, and where we want to go next.

If you’d like some extra support with manifesting your own positive destiny in 2017 go grab one of my Year of ME Planners over at my SHOP. (ME stands for Manifesting Energies, and the energies of 2017 are fabulous!) This digital full-year planner can be in your inbox in minutes, ready for you to review 2016 and begin mapping out what matters for you as we work through 2017.

Need bigger support? Join my Year of ME 12 month course and community for a whole year of deliciousness – with webinars, meditations and loads of activities and helpful tools and the most fantastic and supportive online facebook group. You’ll feel right at home with us!

If you are looking to start or grow a business I’ve got planning tools for that too, as well as a course and community, and one place left for a year of personal mentoring and coaching with me.

All the information you need is over at my SHOP.

Here's my own 2017 Planner, and my 2017 gratitude stone, my 2017 crystal pack, and the oracle cards I'm going to use for the year ahead. Pretty delicious, huh?

 

Supportive crystals this week? Citrine, Orange Calcite, Fluorite and Tiger Iron. Helpful essential oils?  Young Living’s Clarity essential oil blend, or  a combination (or singly!) of any of Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood and Lavender.

This is a big week for moving yourself out of stuckness and back into flow. Talk kindly and encouragingly to yourself. Hold yourself to account. You can do this!

Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations, and intending for a you a life of abundance and joy, where you are no longer limited by your doubts.

All my love,

Nicole ❤ xx

 

The Energies of January – 2017

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“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Hello, Lovelies :)

Happy New Year!

January is not just a new month, it’s the beginning of a whole new energetic cycle. It’s a month that brings a sense of freshness and adventure. It’s a month that beckons you to reinvent yourself and your world.

Cards for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for January for you: one from the Osho Zen Tarot Deck, and one from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the Oracle. Please note I don’t use these cards in the conventional way, but rather as a stimulus for channelled information.

Here is what I have received from each card:

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“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

January brings the gift of a spirit of adventure. It’s time to see yourself and your life with fresh eyes. This month be prepared to have a little fun and to shake things up a little. If I was to choose a word to define January I would choose the word NEW.

Look closely at your habits and routines. Are they serving you, or are you stuck in a bit of a rut? January encourages you to break out of stuckness and to think in new ways about yourself and your possibilities for the year ahead. It reminds you that enjoying the journey of life is important.

This is a fantastic month for planning any travel, events or adventures for later in the year or even for next year. It’s a month to sign up for trying something new. Get out and about, even if that is just trying a new café, or shopping somewhere new.

It’s a month for committing to changes, and beginning to make transformation happen. A great month for signing up to new courses, new programs, new ventures.

It’s a month for magical synchronicities, breakthroughs and divine inspiration.

 

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“New Year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story ? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.”
~ Alex Morritt

The second card I’ve chosen is Never-Ending Story. The picture captures so well the soul-weariness of that space we sometimes find ourselves in, where we keep perpetuating an old story, and telling it over and over so that we stay trapped in that story, and it becomes or remains our truth.

This month look for areas where you tell a story about yourself or your life that doesn’t serve you. Stories that keep you stuck, ill, broke, lonely, powerless, sad, a doormat, small.

Be brave enough to tell a new story.

Be brave enough to use your imagination to create a story better suited to the life you desire for yourself.

It’s also an important message about priorities. Life is short, and there is never enough time to do, be and have everything on our lists.

So, in January 2017, give thought to the big priorities for your life this year – the ones that mean the most to you. Then give time to them, and let everything else fall away. Value your time, value your dreams, value your right to self-determination.

 

Best crystals this month?

Chrysocolla and Citrine.

Chrysocolla supports heart-centred living and empowers you to know and speak your truth.

Image from www.myvictoryclub.com

Image from www.myvictoryclub.com

Citrine promotes abundance and creative flow.

Image from www.gemstonebuzz.com

Image from www.gemstonebuzz.com

 

Essential oils to support your journey?

Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this month, but they also make a delicious combination for diffusing. Sokli calls this her Get Living! Blend.  The essential oils you will find helpful in January are Ylang Ylang, Lavender,
Grapefruit and Orange.  Ylang Ylang calms and centres us, helping us to live from our hearts, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed, Grapefruit provides optimism, energy and inspiration, and Orange gifts us joy and happiness. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.

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Ylang Ylang Flowers. Image from www.malva-parfum.ua

 

Need some extra encouragement, support or inspiration for your year ahead?

Want a system and support to help you make 2017 a great year for you? In life or in business? Check out my Year of ME Planner – 2017 and community. It has everything you need! And you’ll be among friends. We’d love to welcome you in, and share this journey together.

I have a number of options for you, and they are all in my SHOP:

Digital download of my Planner. Just download, print and you’re good to go.

Digital Download of my Planner AND a digital download of my Business Planning Pack – an extra document to use early in 2017 to help you plan your year in business in conjunction with your life planning.

Membership of my Year of ME Community – 12 months of membership to a private facebook group, as well as a year-long online course that will guide you through the year. Lots of lovely bonuses, webinars, meditations and more. Plus my community is the most kind, supportive and helpful space. You’ll fit right in!

Combo Membership for my Year of ME Community and year-long online course, and my YOM-Preneur Community and year-long online course. Not everyone is into business, but if you are, or you want to be, this is the deal for you. 12 months of planner guidance and support for life and business, no matter what stage of business you might be in. Plus you’ll be able to hang out with other intuitive and heart-centred entrepreneurs and business-oriented people.

Deluxe YOM-Preneur Mentoring Package – Work with me directly on your business and your life in 2017. 12 months of personal mentoring, small group coaching, webinars, events and membership of both my Year of ME and YOM-Preneur courses and communities.

There are monthly subscriptions for each of the communities too.

I’d tell you more, but honestly, it’s all in the descriptions in my shop when you click on the various icons and offers. Yay!!!

Come join us. It’s going to be amazingly, deliciously good. I can’t wait to hang out with you. Lots of love, Nicole❤ xoxo

Go to my shop here or click on the SHOP tab at the top of this page.

 

January 1, 2017 – Guidance for the Year Ahead

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“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
~ Barack Obama

 

Happy New Year, and welcome to the energies of 2017!

New Year’s Day is always a special time for me. I like to welcome the day with meditation, and then spend some time over the course of the day contemplating my year ahead, asking for spiritual guidance, and writing in my journal and my Year of ME Planner.  For me it is a day of planning and dreaming, and spending time with people and activities that matter to me.

I have one tarot deck that I use only for the first day of the new year.  For over 25 years I have worked with this deck as a touchstone to set the themes of my year ahead so that I might live with greater awareness and understanding.  I don’t use the cards as a predictive tool – rather I use them for reflection, and to seek guidance about qualities, actions and perspectives that might benefit me over the next twelve months.

I also ask for one card for you – to give YOU guidance over the year ahead.  This is my personal interpretation of that card for you, and the energies of 2017 as they unfold in front of us.

Take what resonates as truth for you, and discard the rest.

 

 

THE PRINCE OF DISKS – Insights for 2017

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“Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.” ~ J. K. Rowling

 

“It’s not what we do once—it’s what we do once a day… day in and day out… every day that brings lasting change into our lives.”
~ Toni Sorenson

 

What a big, big year of endings and shift we experienced in 2016. It was also a year of closing out age-old energies, and preparing ourselves for the new energetic era and the first energetic cycle within this era that 2017 represents.

2016 was a year of clarification, endings, beginnings, decisions and breakthroughs. It was a year for dealing with big issues and neglected areas of our lives. For family dramas and ancestral healing. It was also a time for sowing the seeds of who we want to become as the energy of a new cycle unfolds.

2017 is the first year in this new cycle, and the Prince of Disks is showing us the way. The Prince of Disks reminds us of the importance of holding to our vision, even if we are only at the beginning of a long journey. It’s a card of great hope.

There are so many determined souls stepping forward now, and being born, who hold within their hearts the blueprint for positive change. This change may not come quickly. The way to change may at times be hard, but the Prince of Disks holds to the course and keeps making slow steady progress in the direction of his dreams.

Prince of Disks reassures us. Life might be difficult, and there may be many problems facing us, but there are souls among us who are striving for solutions to the problems in our world. Prince of Disks represents all the souls who are committed to creating a better world, one determined step at a time. We all have our part to play now.

2017 is our Ground Zero. Our new beginning. This is our year for tending to the gardens of our souls. First we must plant any seeds not yet in our gardens, so that we can create a life of our conscious choosing. Then we need to be the caretakers of that garden. We need to nurture and feed our dreams. We need to weed out self-doubt and any limiting behaviours or attitudes. This needs constant gentle attention. It can sometimes be monotonous work, tending to these young seedlings that represent our hopes and dreams. We might not see results straight away. We will realise that our vision may take years to come to fruition, but we also understand something as we toil away at this thing we believe in. It feels good to help things grow.

That’s what 2017 is all about – GROWTH. It is a year of rich potential and new beginnings. A year of coming unstuck and moving towards the light. It is a year of change and of hope. It’s a year where you can remake yourself, put
yourself back together, renew yourself, grow. You can do this for yourself. You can do this for the world.

Your feet are already on the path. Your heart knows which way it wants to go. The Prince of Disks calls you on. There is much power in starting. Starting creates movement. Movement creates momentum.

Prince of Disks advises us that we can overcome limiting beliefs and behaviours. We can have dominion and authority in our own lives. It’s a time to break free of addictions. It’s a time to step away from the old, and to embrace the new.

It is also a year that promotes strong intuitive and psychic development, and a strengthened ability to connect to our own inner voice and personal wisdom.

We’re reminded that routine gives us structure and strong foundations. We’re reminded that small steps can take us a very long way indeed if these same small steps become consistent.

2017 becomes a foundation year on which so many good and true things can be built.

What will you begin this year? What will you craft for yourself, your family, your community or the wider world?

 

I’m wishing you a year rich with meaning, and filled with love, support, kindness, well-being and flow. Go be the change. Go be yourself. We need you more than ever.

Bless ♥ Nicole xx

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Image from riverlife.org.sg

PS – Want a system and support to help you make 2017 a great year for you? In life or in business? Check out my Year of ME Planner – 2017 and community. It has everything you need! And you’ll be among friends. We’d love to welcome you in, and share this journey together.

It’s Here! Year of ME Planner 2017 and Other Good Stuff!

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“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” ~  E. B. White

“Dear E.B. White, if you had my Year of ME Planner you could do both!” ~ Nicole Cody

 

There is one thing in my life that has made all the difference in what I get done, and how. That’s my Year of ME Planner! (Go here to buy one now!)

Do you have a strong desire to live a life that works better, flows better, feels better?

The Year of ME Planner allows you to create your own map – to a life that is intuitive, intentional and purposeful. ME stands for Manifesting Energies, but it also stands for you. This is about YOU mindfully creating a life more aligned with your dreams.

A few years ago a friend asked me:

“I have a request for a blog post. I constantly marvel at your ability to manage your time well, even when dealing with Lyme’s. You plan your time at the beginning of the year, you have clear containers and plans for your days, and yet somehow you still manage to find the time to go to cafes and spend time with sick friends. AND you can change plans mid-stream. Meanwhile, I feel like I struggle to do everything I want to do . . . I flip-flop between being disciplined about it, and then totally wasting time because I “owe” it to myself to take a rest.”

This Planner is how I live that life. I’ve developed a system that allows me to combine intuition, spiritual guidance (from oracle cards and journaling), forward planning, self-care, gratitude and management tools all in one place. It’s a system that has allowed me to create a rich and satisfying life and build a successful six-figure business part-time and mostly in my pyjamas, while I’ve battled all manner of health issues.

I have created room for yearly planning, monthly planning and daily actions. There are guided activities for you to review 2016 and plan out 2017 easily and clearly. There is space for self-care, oracle cards, journaling and a little magic.

Whether you want to launch a business, get in shape, write a book, plan the most exciting holiday or wedding, build a garden or just have more time for the things that really matter I’m here to guide you, step by step, to manifesting that life. I want you to use this Planner so that you can look 2017 in the eye and say with confidence ‘2017? This is going to be the year of ME!’

I truly love my Year of ME Planner, and so do many others. We now have a thriving and supportive community of YOM people! I’m so excited about this tool that I could just about bust. It helps you to practice extreme self-care, personal and life management, and will guide you to put plans on the page that are actionable and realistic, with just the right amount of daring. More importantly, it is a system that is flexible enough to allow you to roll with life’s many unexpected turns.

If you head over to my shop you can buy yours now!

Here's my own 2017 Planner, and my 2017 gratitude stone, my 2017 crystal pack, and the oracle cards I'm going to use for the year ahead. Pretty delicious, huh?

Here’s my own 2017 Planner, and my 2017 gratitude stone, my 2017 crystal pack, and the oracle cards I’m going to use for the year ahead. Pretty delicious, huh?

I have a number of options for you:

Digital download of my Planner.

Digital Download of my Planner AND a digital download of my Business Planning Pack – an extra document to use now or early in 2017 to help you plan your year in business in conjunction with your life planning.

Membership of my Year of ME Community – 12 months of membership to a private facebook group, as well as a year-long online course that will guide you through the year. Lots of lovely bonuses, webinars, meditations and more. Plus my community is the most kind, supportive and helpful space. You’ll fit right in!

Combo Membership for my Year of ME Community and year-long online course, and my YOM-Preneur Community and year-long online course. Not everyone is into business, but if you are, or you want to be, this is the deal for you. 12 months of planner guidance and support for life and business, no matter what stage of business you might be in. Plus you’ll be able to hang out with other intuitive and heart-centred entrepreneurs and business-oriented people.

Deluxe YOM-Preneur Mentoring Package – Work with me directly on your business and your life in 2017. 12 months of personal mentoring, small group coaching, webinars, events and membership of both my Year of ME and YOM-Preneur courses and communities.

I’d tell you more, but honestly, it’s all in the descriptions in my shop when you click on the various icons and offers. Right now I need a shower, some coffee and a little celebratory dance because… launch! Yay!!!

Come join us. It’s going to be amazingly, deliciously good. I can’t wait to hang out with you. Lots of love, Nicole <3 xoxo

Go to my shop here or click on the SHOP tab at the top of this page.

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Year of ME 2017 Planner News!

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“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
~ Mark Twain

 

It’s almost here!

Tomorrow I’ll fling open the doors of my online shop and welcome you in to see my latest offerings. 🙂 Please be patient. I’m trying to. I almost had everything ready late yesterday when our shopping cart software updated and dropped every single upload and change that I’d made over the past few days. *sob* So I had to start over at 7pm last night, and I’m still not quite finished. Just as soon as I am I will hit the ‘go live’ button and you’ll be able to purchase your Planners and memberships.

But I’m so excited that I had to give you a sneak preview!!!

So, what’s in my store?

There’s my Year of ME Planner for 2017. It now comes with a guided meditation, and there are 297 pages of goodness for you to work through. It’s available as a digital download, so you’ll be able to access it all straight away.

You might like to join our Year of ME Community and 12-month online course for some additional support and friendship in 2017. You can do that as an upfront payment or a monthly subscription.

Want to get a business happening in 2017? You can buy the Year of ME 2017 Planner and the Business Planning Pack add-on – which gets you the digital download of the Planner plus an additional 66 page workbook to help you close off 2016 and get you up and running for a focused and successful 2017.

2017 is a fabulous year for growing our hopes and dreams into reality!

Image from www.woodco.it

Image from www.woodco.it

 

Introducing YOM-PReneur!

Become a YOM-Preneur with me in 2017. YOM-Preneur 2017 includes the Year of ME membership and year-long course as well as the YOM-Preneur membership and year-long course. Both groups will also have private facebook pages. I’ll show you how to navigate and plan for the year ahead in business, and how to incorporate those activities back into your Year of ME Planner so that you get on track and then keep going. The YOM-Preneur (Year of ME Entrepreneur!) membership will suit you if you have a business idea but haven’t taken it further, but it will also work for you if you have an existing business and are looking to make it work better for you or take things to the next level! There is something here for all heart-based entrepreneurs.

I’m going to help you create the plan and then work the plan. The emphasis in this group is on getting stuff done! This group offers something very important – like-minded people, accountability and a chance to be less isolated in your business development and entrepreneurial dreams. I’ll also have webinars and facebook live events to keep you updated, motivated and heading in the right direction.

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YOM-Preneur Deluxe Membership

This package includes the membership to the Year of ME and YOM-Preneur year-long courses and facebook pages as well as mentoring with me – individually and within a small group.

My aim with the Deluxe YOM-Preneur Package is to give you personalised assistance to get you up and running, or more profitable and with a bigger reach for your existing business.

I love business, and I love that we live in an era that gives us incredible opportunity to put our products and services out into the world in new and sustainable ways. There has never been a better time to work with these opportunities and innovations. I’m excited to be able to work with you to help you fulfill your dreams.

And just a few other delicious things, including crystal packs!

See you tomorrow for the Grand Opening!!!

It’s Today!!! And It’s Big!

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“But I can hardly sit still. I keep fidgeting, crossing one leg and then the other. I feel like I could throw off sparks, or break a window–maybe rearrange all the furniture.”
~ Raymond Carver

“Don’t you long for something different to happen, something so exciting and new it carries you along with it like a great tide, something that lets your life blaze and burn so the whole world can see it?”
~ Juliet Marillier

It’s here!

My pop up shop.

My channelling night.

All my lovely stones and singing bowls and magical things.

And a sneak peek at the 2017 Year of ME Planner and the crystal packs to support the year ahead.

Followed by workshops and more pop up shop tomorrow.

Excited much?

I could just about burst with the happiness of it all! <3

Can’t wait to see you all and give you a big hug xoxo

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