by Tania Basheer, Publisher

10 Work/Life Success Strategies

Vol . 1, Issue 9
27 Sep 2005
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  Hi! From Tania

Hi Reader,

As you can see, I thought it was about time to re-vamp my e-zine photo so that is bears some resemblance to me!

In the process, I found Kevin of Lion and Blue Photographie who, I think, is the most patient photographer in the world. I told him I hate having photos taken and have never had one taken that I can remember that I was happy with.

Lucky for me, Kevin said he was 'up for the challenge.' 

Like me, he loves his work, which really shows. So, if you are ever in need of a good photographer - whether business or personal - give Kevin a call. Just don't mention me though. I wouldn't want to give the guy flashbacks.

Warm wishes,


Tania Basheer - Publisher
Living the dream e-zine

  Feature Article: 10 Work/Life Success Strategies

To me, being successful ultimately means being happy.

Although we can't always control what happens around us, we can choose our attitude at any moment. And it's our daily choices - big and small - that impact on our quality of life and success.

Here are my ten favourite tips for work/life success:

  • Contemplation time: Spend time alone each day reflecting and meditating upon what you truly desire.
  • Positive energy: Surround yourself with positive people and situations and avoid negativity.
  • Tranquillity: Make time to relax, be still and enjoy your solitude. Make your own self-care a priority.
  • Simplify your life: Eliminate clutter from your living and work environments. Visual clutter creates mental clutter. When you are organised and know where everything is, your days will flow far more smoothly, with less stress and less strain.
  • Trust your intuition: That little voice inside you doesn't lie. Follow your heart's guidance. You know deep down what to do. Trust your inner wisdom, listen to it and act on it.
  • Play!: Make time to play. Any kind of fun and playfulness will help you regain your perspective on what really matters.
  • Holiday: Have regular holidays and allow yourself to have a complete break from your daily routines to renew your energy.
  • Rise above problems: When you are in the middle of a problem, the solution will often evade you. Step back and view the situation as a witness to help you find creative solutions or, better still, share your problem with a good friend, mentor or coach to gain a fresh perspective. Always keep your focus on what you desire to happen, never on what you fear.   
  • Visualisation: Use the power of visualisation to imagine everything going the way you'd like it to, to help you manifest what you want.
  • Stay optimistic: Trust that you can achieve anything that you really want. Believe in yourself and have confidence in your own abilities to make things happen.  

For more free tips on clearing clutter, staying focused and reaching your goals, or to find out more about one-to-one business, executive or life coaching and arrange a no-obligation session with Tania, visit the Blue Sky Coaching website at Tania can be contacted Monday to Friday between 8 am and 8 pm (Adelaide CST), on (08) 8338 3134 or 0411 471 941 or by e-mail on

  Would You Like to Try One-to-One Coaching?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with your own coach?

If you would like to try one-to-one coaching and discover the difference that working with your own coach can make to your business, executive or personal life, please give me a call. I am happy to offer you a no-obligation, 90-minute coaching session, in person in metropolitan Adelaide, or by telephone, wherever you may be located in the world.

I currently have the capacity to work with a couple of new clients, so please feel free to give me a call and expolore the possibilities.

Here's a recent testimonial from Pia, one of my amazing solo-entrepreneur clients:

'Thanks Tania for being my success partner. My journey with Tania began as a one-person events company with several huge goals. Feeling overwhelmed and confused about the next step, I met with Tania and shared my ideas. After our first meeting I knew that this was going to be a mutually beneficial relationship. The most difficult issue I found with being a small business was not having people around you to share and discuss your ideas within a neutral environment. Tania was able to help me plan a series of events and activities in my business that would see my goals transform into reality and, six months later, I held a very successful, unique consumer expo.

Thank you Tania, for expanding my potential by encouraging me to creatively utilise my skills and knowledge and be more resourceful as a small business.

If you are looking for results, I would highly recommend Tania.'

- Pia Vogrin, Director eveSolutions

  September Competition - Just 3 Days to Go!

Over $300 value. HURRY! Drawn 30 September 2005. 

Simply click on the competition image to enter for your chance to WIN a copy of Fast track your success & happiness - 50 of the best techniques for changing how you think, feel & act - by Petra Rankin PLUS two 90-minute one-to-one business, executive or life coaching sessions with me.

  Energy Tapping Workshops and Sessions

Last Wednesday night, as a guest speaker for a Westpac Women's Markets networking function, I had the great pleasure of speaking to an audience of almost eighty women and teaching them how to use EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique.

It's the biggest group I've ever tapped with, but even as just a quick 30-minute demo, it seemed to do the trick and it was great to get feedback from participants that after just 5 minutes of tapping, many felt much more relaxed.

So, just imagine what a difference a 3-hour workshop can make to your stress levels!

If you would like to learn this powerful technique, which you can use anywhere, anytime, to help: quickly release stress; overcome fears like public speaking, spiders, flying; deal with self-sabotaging and limiting beliefs and behaviours like 'I could never do that', 'It's not possible'; overcome procrastination; panic attacks; deal with your addictions - food, smoking, gambling; and relieve debilitating physical pain, such as backache and migraine headaches, then please join me in any one of my upcoming 3-hour energy tapping workshops.

My morning workshops will be held, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on:

  • Friday, 30 September 2005
  • Saturday, 22 October 2005
  • Saturday, 3 December 2005
  • Wednesday, 14 December 2005

and I'll have an evening wokshop, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on:

  • Monday, 14 November 2005

To register your place on-line, just click on the Energy Tapping Workshops button. 

I still have 3 places available for this Friday morning's workshop, so if you're having a stressful week and you're interested and available this Friday morning, please give me a call and you're in!

COST: $85.00 * pp (includes morning tea and workbook). 

* EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: A $10.00 discount applies to payments received 10 days prior to the workshop date.

I am also available for 45-minute, one-tn-one EFT sessions, either in person or by telephone by appointment between 8 am and 8 pm, (Adelaide CST), Mondays to Fridays.

Or, I can be talked into running an in-house workshop for your team or a break-out session for your next conference.

Please call me on 0411 471 941 or (08) 8338 3134 to discuss your requirements.

  Next Month: 10 Ways to Tap Into Your Intuition

I have always had a fascination with working with intuition.

Even in my career as a chartered accountant, I consciously used my intuition at work as much as possible. Now, I love having the opportunity to use it even more extensively in my coaching work. I was also thrilled to study 'Intuitive Coaching' as part of my coaching training and to learn that the Harvard Business School recently named the two most effective 'new business tools' for twenty-first century executives as 'meditation' and 'intuition'.

So, next month we'll look at some great ways to tap into your own intuition.

  Readers' Stories and Feedback

In the last month, I've made a conscious effort to get information about my monthly energy tapping workshops out to a wider audience as, until now, I've only promoted them through my website and my e-zine.

That made it all the more amazing to me to receive this e-mail recently, all the way from the US.:

'Hi Tania,

I heard about the book on Energy Tapping through a friend who took your workshop. It sounds so interesting, could you please e-mail me some information on how I could obtain that book from you? Do you hold workshops here in Los Angeles or near cities?

Thanks for your time,



Well, actually I currently run my workshops from home in Adelaide, but hey, why not Los Angeles? Talk about capturing a wider audience!

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