Jo Fairley: Jumping in the Deep End & Taking Steps to Achieve Your Dreams – Your Dream Life Podcast Episode 11

Jo Fairley is our inspiring guest this episode – co-founder of the multi-million dollar Green & Black’s organic chocolate, editor and author of the Beauty Bible, motivational speaker, mentor, journalist, entrepreneur and all-round wonder woman. Driven by a passion for business and making a difference in the world, Jo’s list of successes and achievements is truly remarkable. Aptly named after the head-strong, determined character, Jo March from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, Jo credits her success to always following her passions, listening to her heart and generally rolling up her sleeves to get things done.

After leaving school at just 16, bored and disheartened by teachers who told her she would probably never amount to much, Jo was motivated by a passion to succeed in the real world and prove everyone wrong – and that she did!

By jumping head first into any role she found herself in, Jo became a sponge – learning every skill she could to succeed. And it wasn’t long before her passion and drive led her to become the UK’s youngest magazine editor – at just 23!

In a career spanning many years across a variety of areas, Jo now edits the Beauty Bible website and books with long-term friend and fellow beauty-lover, Sarah Stacey.

Another of Jo’s more recent ventures is The Perfume Society which sets out to help individuals develop their sense of smell by exploring fragrance and the scented world. As well as all this, she also owns a nine-room wellbeing centre and organic bakery in Hastings, UK where she is now living her ultimate dream life by the sea.

Jo’s passion for business and making a difference in the world is truly inspiring, and in this amazing episode you’ll discover….

  • The benefits of being thrown in the deep end, jumping out of your comfort zone and taking a gamble on something you’re passionate about
  • The importance of learning everything you can to make yourself knowledgeable, and overcoming ‘imposter syndrome’
  • The power of dreaming big, but also the importance of taking action and working hard to turn those dreams into reality
  • Simple and actionable advice for anyone looking to start a business out of their passions
  • How to overcome self-doubt by celebrating your strengths
  • The importance of staying true to yourself

and so much more!

“I found it truly inspiring how, even though she left school at just 16, Jo was able to create a success of herself through her passion, determination and hard work – and become one of the world’s most renowned businesswomen.” Kristina Karlsson

“Jo is such an amazing example of how no matter what your circumstances, if you’re willing to learn and work hard, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.” Kristina Karlsson

 

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Emma Isaacs: Networking, Kindness & Winging It with Global CEO of Business Chicks – Your Dream Life Podcast Episode 10

Be inspired to take every opportunity this episode, as Kristina speaks with the incredible Emma Isaacs. Author of the best-selling book, Winging It and founder and Global CEO of Business Chicks – Australia’s largest and most influential networking community for women – Emma is driven by a passion to inspire women everywhere to be bold, courageous and take risks.

Born and raised in Sydney, Emma now lives in Los Angeles with her gorgeous family. Not only is she a best-selling author, leader of an international business for women and a serial property investor, she has also raised over $AU12 million for charity and is a mother to five beautiful young children.

Emma truly is amazing example of someone who seizes every opportunity and isn’t afraid to jump out of her comfort zone.

After dropping out of university at just 18 to follow her path, Emma became co-owner of a small recruitment company, beginning her career and sparking a true passion for business.

At just 26, a friend invited her along to a Business Chicks event and despite being initially offended (as the feminist she is) by the name ‘Business Chicks,’ Emma was so impressed by the event, she bought the company!

Emma has since grown Business Chicks from just 250 members into a global business that now operates in two continents, 11 cities and produces more than 100 events annually, with speakers including Sir Richard Branson, Seth Godin, Dr Brené Brown, Arianna Huffington, Diane von Furstenberg, Sir Bob Geldof, Jamie Oliver and so many more!

An absolute inspiration to us all, Emma is the first to admit that she’s just ‘Winging it’ most of the time – but living her life the best way she can!

In this amazing episode, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of taking every opportunity, jumping out of your comfort zone and making small changes to lead you on the path to your dream life
  • The power of embracing kindness in your everyday – not just kindness to others, but kindness to yourself
  • That it’s okay to ask for help on things that may be outside your strengths or interests
  • That, no matter how much things may change or how difficult things may seem, the important thing is to keep trying
  • How, by surrounding yourself with and connecting with inspiring people, you can move closer to achieving your dreams

And so much more!

“Emma is the perfect example of someone who isn’t afraid to put in the hard work and give something a try. Like me, she believes life is too short not to chase your dreams or live a life you love.” Kristina Karlsson

“What I love the most about Emma is her ability to focus on the truly important things in life, no matter how busy or crazy things may get.” Kristina Karlsson

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Dr Hazel Wallace: Habits, Positive Rituals & Believing Anything is Possible with The Food Medic – Your Dream Life Podcast Episode 9

Dr Hazel Wallace, Founder of the incredible The Food Medic website, podcast, blog and best-selling books joins Kristina in this incredible episode. Passionate about maximising health through how we live our lives and how we view food, physical activity, sleep, stress management and our social connections, Hazel is on a mission to educate, inspire, and help everyone achieve their best life – their healthiest life!

Hazel is not only a best-selling author, content creator, award-winning blogger, Instagram star, personal trainer and influencer, she is also a qualified, practising medical doctor, who is amazingly just about to finish her third university degree!

Her passion for medicine and health began after sadly losing her father to a stroke when she was just 14. This pivotal event changed the way she viewed the world and sparked a true passion in her for helping people.

Back in 2012, Hazel created the The Food Medic blog while studying medicine, to help educate and inspire herself to become a healthier, and stronger person. However, it wasn’t long before she noticed a gap in the curriculum for nutrition and other areas of lifestyle. And this is where her quest to bridge the gap between traditional medical advice, nutrition and other areas of preventative lifestyle began.

Hazel’s story is a wonderful example of how it is possible to create something positive out of difficult times. Driven by her passion for helping people live their dream lives through better health, she has found her purpose and continues to inspire and educate us all.

In this wonderful episode, you’ll discover…

  • How sometimes it’s the most challenging times in your life that will lead you to discover your passion and change things for the positive
  • How, no matter how many times you fail, nothing is final, and everything is possible
  • How by making a few simple food and lifestyle changes, you can set yourself on a healthier path to living your best life
  • Hazel’s amazing ideas on food and lifestyle, and how she is changing the way the world approaches wellness and medicine
  • How, no matter what your dreams or goals are, if you believe in them enough and work hard, you truly can make them happen.

And so much more!

Hazel is a perfect example of how you can choose to follow any dream you have, even if it means completely changing direction. And as she says, ‘failure isn’t final.’

“I found it truly inspiring how, even though Hazel thought she would always end up following in her father’s footsteps, she discovered a new passion for medicine after his passing – and chose to pursue that.” Kristina Karlsson

“The way Hazel has paved her own way to follow her dreams of educating the world is just so inspiring.” Kristina Karlsson

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Create Your Dream Christmas: Advice from our Favourite Festive People

We asked founder of Hippie Lane, Taline Gabriel, and creative crafter, Kelly from Studio DIY to share their tips for creating a cheerful, stress-free, dream Christmas! Discover wrapping tips from Kelly for an extra-special gift giving season, and be inspired by Taline to create you dream Christmas just as you’ve envisioned it.

Kelly Mindell | @studiodiy

⭐️ Give a gift bag a little extra oomph with battery powered twinkle lights! Wrap them around the handle and tuck the batteries inside for a gift that glows.

⭐️ Upgrade a plain wrapped gift with sparkly paper garland. Bonus: The recipient can use it for decor after they unwrap their gift!

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Taline Gabriel | @talinegabriel

⭐️ There’s something special about setting up your own Christmas Tree. Each year, I look forward to styling my tree differently, and find that making a small investment each year makes this possible. I used Kikki K’s mini glass baubles in navy and gold, and star string lights to suit my petite Christmas Tree. Keep it simple by sticking to a colour theme.

⭐️ It’s all in the details, and in my opinion, gift presentation is just as important as the gift itself. I love choosing my Christmas wrapping, beautiful gift tags and card, ribbons and twine. It makes the gifting process that much more special. This year I used the navy and gold range from kikki.K’s Christmas collection. In combination with their cute gift tags and sparkly gold ribbon, I was stoked with the final result.

 

⭐️ Gathering your family and friends around a table of nourishing food is where it’s at for me. I plan ahead of time to ensure it’s a stress free lead up. Collecting your favourite festive recipes is a good fuss-free way to plan your next gathering. The kikki.K Recipe Organiser will help you on your way. My advice is to choose recipes that you have made successfully before, introducing one or two new ones to your repertoire. This will keep it fresh for those wanting to add a new flavour each year, without being overwhelmed.

What does your Dream Christmas look like? If you had no limitations and all the time in the world, how would you celebrate this magical time of year?