Coming face to face with inspiration

March 8, 2013

Bits and Pieces

This exact time last week, I was beyond excited to be slapping on a dash of makeup, selecting a frock all ready to come face to face with a woman who has not only inspired me but also so many others with her story.

had lunch with Rachael BerminghamAnd it was awesome!

The name Rachael Bermingham might be familiar to you as (the one time) half of the uber successful 4 Ingredients cookbook duo, but her story and success is soooo much bigger than that. She is a self-taught, self-made entrepreneur who walks her talk and does it with style, humour and earthiness. She’s larger than life but at the same time, so very real and just like all of us who are combining motherhood, employment and a vision for the future.

For 2 and a half hours (and then a bit, because she likes a good chat) Rachael spoke to us and with us about the importance of goal setting and following the dreams in our hearts. In-between juggling two courses and a glass of wine, I managed to take 12 pages of notes about planning, organising and just doing life – AND let me tell you, I walked away feeling pumped and motivated!

Here are just a few of Rachael’s messages that really resonated with me, and I do hope that you can get something from them too …

  • you must have a plan of attack (for life and/or projects) otherwise it’s just thinking about things
  • make change happen before it’s forced upon you – when you are forced to change it’s never something that is nice
  • have a VISION BOARD – write your goals, say your affirmations and make positive reframes for healthy mental talk
  • don’t put your emotion into things you can’t change or manifest
  • if something doesn’t make you feel good – STOP and re-evaluate
  • wake up each morning and have intent
  • see something good in the world each day and be grateful for it
  • share what you have with others
  • have FAITH that everything will work out well
  • the energy you put into something is the energy that you will get back

Rachael Bermingham all sparkly in bling ….. and me! (just in case you couldn’t tell us apart!)

It was all that, and more. Chase your dreams, people, and make sure you catch them too!

Have you met anybody that you’ve idolised from afar? How’d it go?

It’s Friday. Flogging time with Grace over at hers. See you there!
 

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16 Responses to “Coming face to face with inspiration”

  1. Sis Says:

    Oh how wonderful!! Sounds like a very informative day for you <3 xx

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    • Shari Says:

      Thanks Sis, it really was informative, and inspiring. Wish you could have come too, I know you’d have loved it.

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  2. Sonia @ Natural New Age Mum Says:

    I love Rachael – she is amazing! I hope to meet her one day too. xx
    #fybf

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    • Shari Says:

      I hope that you get to meet her too one day, Sonia. She’s just as amazing personally (even more so) as she is in any of her work. I loved the book, Savvy, have you read it? xx

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  3. Nikki@WonderfullyWomen Says:

    What a fabulous lunch, I think I would love to go to one of those too, Rachel is amazing and definately on my list of self made wonder women. #fybf :)

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    • Shari Says:

      I think all women should take themselves off to a lunch like this sometime, Nikki. It was so worth it – just to be able to listen to her story and enjoy a delicious meal without interruption – woohoo WIN-WIN lol xx

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  4. Annaleis from Teapots and Tractors Says:

    I have so many men and women I admire. Some aren’t even alive. But the ones that have worked hard for success I think I admire the most.

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    • Shari Says:

      I agree with you Annaleis, hard work and determination are such great marks of character and all the people I admire (men and women, alive and passed) have all done the hard yards and this is the characteristic that makes them shine! Thanks for calling by xx

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  5. Deb @ Home life simplified Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful lunch and you look fab (both of you)

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    • Shari Says:

      Thanks, Deb, it was a wonderful lunch – she shared exactly what I needed to be reminded of! And the food was delicious too ;)
      xx

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  6. Pip Says:

    Wake up every morning and have intent. Love that. I can take many of these things away – thanks for some great life philosophy on the weekend :)

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    • Shari Says:

      Hi Pip – she shared so many wonderful messages – 12 pages worth in fact! – and that was one of my favourites too. I’d really recommend her book, Savvy, as a super read! Thanks heaps for calling by xx

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  7. Grace Says:

    Oh, how wonderful, Shari! Sounds like the lunch was both inspiring and insightful!
    Great tips she gave. Especially like the one about not putting in emotion into the things you cannot change or manifest. I need to keep that one in mind.

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  8. Emily @ Have a laugh on me Says:

    What a great opportunity! I bet she was just so inspiring – she’s so right about everything especially that you have to put energy in to get it back :)

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  9. Rita Says:

    These are all great tips especially the first one, have a “plan of attack”. Something I struggle with…

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  10. Dani @ Fitness Food And Style Says:

    How gorgeous do you ladies look!! How fabulous!! What an awesome opportunity, I would’ve been there with bells on!!! See you next week beautiful XxDani

    Reply

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