Win a Double Pass to Li Cunxin’s a Midsummer Night’s Dream

We’re so inspired by the story of Li Cunxin. That’s why Kristina is thrilled to include his words and wisdom in her debut book, Your Dream Life Starts Here. Li survived a childhood of bitter poverty and, inspired by his dreams, went on to become one of the world’s best male dancers. He’s living proof that anything is possible when you dream big.

We’re so excited to be able to give away a premium double pass to Li’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Melbourne in October, valued at $320. Shakespeare’s whimsical masterpiece has been transformed into glorious dance for Queensland Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Together with Mendelssohn’s evocative music, Liam Scarlett’s witty choreography brings the magical, humorous and timeless story of love, jealousy and mistaken identities to life.

To enter, please visit our Instagram post here tell us why you want to win in 25 words or less by commenting on the post. We’ll choose the winner on Sunday! Good luck!

As with any kikki.K competition, there are some T&Cs

This prize is open to anyone of any region but please note that there is no travel provided to Melbourne. The prize is available for use between 3 – 7 October at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne. There is no cash alternative to this prize if you are unable to attend and the tickets are not transferable.

This is a game of skill and the winner will be chosen based on creativity and originality, as well as adherence to the kikki.K brand. Entrants must comment on the specified Instagram post with an answer of 25 words or less. The winner will be chosen on Sunday 12 August 2018 and notified the next day. The Queensland Ballet will be responsible for posting out your prize should you be the lucky winner.

 

Introducing our Dream Life Masterclass Series

Dream Life Masterclass

Are you ready to start turning your dreams into reality? Whether you want to get the most out of your personal or family life, career or business, the valuable insights and practical learnings you’ll make from this Dream Life Masterclass may be your most important this year. Attend to be inspired and to learn from the amazing real-life stories and learnings of three women who have deep experience in achieving their dreams – each of them starting from humble beginnings before applying simple practices of dreaming and chasing dreams that we all should be taught at school but aren’t.

What to expect
This masterclass has been designed for people just like you, curious about how you can live a life that matters, and is filled with powerful ideas and simple proven tools – brought to life in inspiring stories you will totally relate to. It will inspire you to transform your wishes into dreams. Kristina will be joined by two keynote speakers – world-renowned ‘Oprah Winfrey’s all-time favourite guest’ Dr. Tererai Trent, and Alisa Camplin, winner of a remarkable Olympic gold medal. Together with Kristina, the speakers will delve into their journeys from the past 10 years and provide inspirational and practical tools and tips for you to make your own dreams a reality.

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Key Takeaways
You will walk away from the event with:

• A page full of your own dreams with three of them prioritised for you to focus on.
• The knowledge and confidence that your dreams are achievable.
• A long list of ideas and actions you can take to achieve those dreams – and clarity on what the most important 7 actions are for you to focus on.
• An achievable one-page roadmap for creating your dream life. A life designed by you for you.
• A heart full of inspiration and a spring in your step. Each attendee will receive a curated kikki.K
• A gift bag with kikki.K Dream Journal, pen and other goodies, plus have an opportunity to meet and have their book signed by Kristina.

Speakers
Kristina Karlsson: Founder and Creative Director of kikki.K
After growing up on a small farm in country Sweden, at the age of 22 she found herself in a new country, with little money and no idea what to do with her life. So what was a girl to do? Imagine what her dream life could look like – and then make it happen. With deep personal experience of the power of dreaming and then doing, Kristina is on a mission to encourage people the world over to create and follow their own dreams.

Dr. Tererai Trent: Oprah Winfrey’s all-time favourite guest
Tererai grew up in rural Zimbabwe. Due to traditional women’s roles and cultural norms, she did not have the opportunity to go to school. Undeterred, she dreamed of an education and determinedly taught herself to read and write from her brother’s schoolbooks. Despite being married young and having three children by the time she was eighteen, she never lost sight of her dreams. What she went on to achieve is truly remarkable.

Alisa Camplin-Warner: Winner of a remarkable Olympic gold medal
At nineteen years of age, Alisa had never even seen snow let alone clipped into skis. But in that moment, she knew she’d found her sport, and her Olympic dream was ignited. Determined to turn her dream into a reality, Alisa broke down her monumental goal into smaller, more manageable pieces. It was this goal planning that fuelled Alisa’s self-belief and unlocked her dream of becoming an Olympic medallist.

Get your Sydney tickets here
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Enjoy this Free Paper Bow Downloadable

Paper Bow Downloadable

Ever wanted to know how to make a DIY paper bow? Here’s how! This adorable bow is one of our favourite projects from our new Ultimate Paper Lover’s Book so we’re sharing this free downloadable. It’s so simple to create a gorgeous paper bow of your own. Use yours to decorate wrapped gifts, on your vision board, or to place anywhere it will make you happy!

Enjoy your free downloadable paper bow template here

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5 Reasons to Love Paper

Introducing the kikki.K Ultimate Paper Lover's Book

With our smartphones almost an extension of our physical bodies these days, there’s something refreshing about putting pen to paper. Not only is it a simple act of disconnect from the screen, but writing helps us to re-connect in ways that are near impossible behind a screen.

To celebrate the launch of our new Ultimate Paper Lover’s Book, I wanted to share a few reasons why I LOVE putting pen to paper:

Clears the mind

We all have moments when it feels like we have 100 tabs open in our minds, and it’s near impossible to switch them off. A simple technique to clear the mind is the act of ‘mind dumping’ each morning. As soon as you wake, write down every single thought, to-do, worry or concern from pen to paper. It needn’t make any sense – the purpose of this exercise isn’t to write a story, but rather to clear your head of the mental ‘clutter’ we often start our days with. Know that everything is now captured on the page should you need it (although it’s likely once it is out of the mind, the stress will automatically alleviate) and carry on your day with far less tabs opened.

Clarifies our goals

There is something incredibly powerful in writing down your goals. The practice of journaling on your dreams and visions allows you to get crystal clear on what it is you want to achieve. Once written on the page, you are then able to build out action items to literally bring your goals to life. It’s one thing to dream big – but another thing entirely to OWN those dreams by listing them and getting to work!

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Reconnect with your soul

The act of free-writing is a beautiful tool to reconnect with your soul/life purpose. Simply take your pen to the page and let it write for you. Free-writing allows you to tap into your deep potential and innermost thoughts and desires without the fear of judgement we often hold ourselves back from. Start with the following prompts if you’re stuck:

What would I do if fear didn’t exist?

What does my soul desire most right now?

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Creative outlet

Writing is a beautiful form of creative expression. When we write creatively, be it poetry, song writing or another form of creative writing, we enter the flow state which is key for cultivating a positive life outlook. And before you say ‘I’m not creative!’ – just give it a go. Write a story for a loved one, or even start with writing how your day was. What emotions came up for you today? Try to take the pressure out of it being perfect by just starting. Remember no one has to read it but you.

Never miss a beat

There’s nothing like having a pen and paper handy for those random moments ideas flood to you – maybe you’re on the bus, at the office, or in the car. Knowing you have your brainwaves captured is perfect when it comes to productivity – because you are no longer lost in trying to remember what it is you want to be working on, seeing as it is all captured for you!

What’s your favourite way to put pen to paper? Discover our Ultimate Paper Lover’s Book here.

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Thanks to our lovely Workshops consultant Hollie Azzopardi for this post. Discover our Workshops here…