It’s funny how quick we are to give away control over our lives isn’t it?

I am all for conspiring with the Universe to create a life that I love, but it’s funny the moment something doesn’t go our way the slightest shit hits the fan.

It’s easy to say ‘if only it all went my way then I could remain positive, focus on what I am grateful for and just generally not turn into a sassy know-it-all’.

But, the truth is, it’s in those moments that we need to count on our spiritual and personal practices to help pull us through. It of course isn’t in the easy moments that our life is made but those more difficult times.

Those times that we stretch out further than we thought we could handle and learn – guess what, I didn’t break, I’m hear, stronger and better than before.

So what does all this rambling – reminding you (hopefully) about the control you have over each moment have to do with today’s blog post.

Ahhh the first blog of the year, doesn’t this set everything up for the rest of the year, doesn’t it need to be perfect for the rest of my year to flow? If you are feeling those feelings right now darling, know that 2017 is made up of 12 months, that’s a lot of time to get it right, to fall, to stumble, to get back up and do it all again. 2017 is not made in January, it’s not made in any month, it’s made in the day and moments in between.

So have you ever stared at yourself in the mirror and declared, that’s it this year, is going to be my year?

… Okay maybe you aren’t quite as dramatic as me, maybe you think about it in your head for a moment, maybe you ponder it in your journal or you get a flash of inspiration in your morning meditation.

Whatever it is, you think that’s it, this year is going to be my year. 

Flash forward to 3 months, it’s an early morning and you want to press snooze instead of going for that run or early morning yoga class. It’s winter and it’s colder so you want to curl up and watch TV instead of working on that big passion project of yours.

Whatever it is, your dreams start to wear you down, you get tired, grumpy, irritable. That’s when it happens you have that conversation with the Universe again and go, seriously WTF? I thought we said this year was going to be my year.

C’mon when is it going to be my turn?

  • My turn to shine in my business and finally be seen?
  • My turn to finally nail that yoga pose that I’ve been saying I will for years?
  • My turn to finally commit to a daily practice of meditation?
  • My turn to stop sabotaging myself and follow through on my big dreams?

Whatever it is, you are fed up wondering when is it going to be my turn?

Beautiful, I get that, I see you.

But it’s time you stop giving your power away and realise, instead of asking when is it going to be my turn?

Start declaring, I am making it my time.

This is the year I am declaring in 12 months time I will no longer be working at lululemon atheltica (my day job which I freaking love) but working for myself in my own successful* coaching business.


*successful, derived from success


meaning: work that lights up my soul, moves other people and feeds my bank account, that gives me freedom and independence to work when I want, from wherever I want.


Meaning there is no more looking around at other people wondering what they are doing (okay there is a bit of that, because #life and #imarealperson) but it’s about declaring to myself – daily, to the people around me and to the Universe that I’m not waiting anymore, I am making it happen. And then of course, actually doing the shit to make it happen.

Hence my words for this year are to BLAZE, be VISIBLE and lead a SPIRITED life with love. 

So what does this all have to do with you and how the hell can I help you manifest exactly what you want and declare this year to be YOUR year too?

Because let’s face it, that’s why you are here, and I am totally okay with that, let me help you, let me help you.

1// Do Less. 

Guess what, saying you want to start learning guitar, a new language, travel every month, exercise everyday, change your diet, and quit your day job is great. I love your ambition and your desires. I love that you have big plans.

But let’s focus in on what is most important to you. Let’s focus in on that one thing that means the most to you, and let’s start with that. Because you can have it all, just maybe not at the same time.

So what is that one really big, really important thing you want to create in your life this year?

2// You are a Limited Resource, Treat Yourself with Respect

You do not have limitless energy, you cannot survive on no sleep and no dream is worth you not living a life that you love, one that fills you up and makes you happy.

No dream is ever worth destroying your soul to get there. So think about what you want, what you love and what you need and make your dreams and desires work around that.

For me I know I need five core things in my life yoga (movement), meditation, journalling or writing, sex, and nourishing whole foods and I will have a fan-freaking-tastic life.

That is my cup is full life and it’s what I want to sustain while I build my big goals and desires.

What are the necessities in your life?

3// Fill Your Life with Good Vibes

This is my favourite part this is where you fill your live with powerful reminders, visual cues, desire statements, read books, listen to podcasts the things that leave you feeling like anything is possible.

This is such an important and vital step of the process. It is the best and easiest way to remain on course when life feels full or heavy.

Plug back into those high vibes with things that fill you with joy, is it crystals, is it walks, surrounding yourself with beautiful pictures. Put your big desire and dream in your password, on your wallpaper of computer and phone.

This is the fun easy stuff to take action on, you take action on it, fill up your life and then you get down to business.

4// Take Action

Take scary bold action. If you are too afraid to do it by yourself get the right people around you to support you to where you want to go. I have continued to invest in myself, my personal development, my business and my health to help me become the person I am today.

It’s not rocket science, I look at people that have come before me, doing what I want to do, I look at what they did to change from who they were to who they became and I follow those small steps.

People that get shit done and make a difference invest in themselves, in all areas of their life, they work with people that will help them get further along, they have mentors, they have coaches, they have friends that are on the same mission.

Surround yourself with people who will help you take action.

It’s not rocket science, because it’s not, but it works.

Want to see how we can work together? Book in here for a complimentary 30 minute coaching session, or if you are so ready to make this year your bitch than let’s start coaching together!

My prices will be increasing at the end of January so get in quick to work together now.

This is what people have to say after working together: 

pat-testimonialWhen I first reached out to work with Maddison I was feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. I wanted to be more at ease in the work with my launch clients. I realised that ALONE I was not getting to my goals and my work life was becoming less and less enjoyable.

After that first session I felt like I finally had the support I needed not just in business but with getting my mindset ready for the BIG work that I was getting ready to do. Maddison knows that business and life always collide and that your mindset it where it all starts. The biggest change in my life is I now put non negotiable practices for my wellbeing which helps support my life, my business and my family. Putting my oxygen mask first so that I can help others. To sum it up the whole experience was wrapped in unconditional support, love and a sacred space. Pat Romain Life + Leadership Coach

Lastly, not quite ready to invest in yourself and make that leap I have so many resources for you still, I run weekly Facebook Live Meditations Thursday 8:30am (ADST time) but you can always catch the replay.

Or listen to my online workshop Manifest My Desires here you will get the replay automatically and this is incredible content that makes such a difference to helping you create a life that you love. Seriously, no joke.

I believe in you and I believe in your dreams because it’s something I don’t joke about, your life is meant to be lived, loved, and enjoyed not endured. 


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