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Living the dream is published on the 27th of every month by Tania Basheer of Blue Sky Coaching.
by Tania Basheer, Publisher

10 Ways To Create an Exceptional Life

Vol 7, Issue 11
27 November 2011

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Quote of the month

'Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives.' 

- Louise Hay

Next month's feature:

10 Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem

In this issue:


Welcome to Living the dream, Blue Sky Coaching's monthly e-zine, written for small business owners, young entrepreneurs and service industry professionals and filled with cutting edge success tips to help you skyrocket your income, enjoy more personal time and be known as a star in your field. 

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You can read all previous issues of Living the dream e-zine any time at: www.blueskycoaching.com.au/ezine.

Hi! from Tania

Hi there,

I'm not sure about you, but we're starting to double up on pre-Christmas events this year!

Just in the last few days we've had Jake's School Zumba Dance Show (I do have pictures of me and the kids Zumba dancing in it, which are hilarious, but too embarrassing to share!) and the opening night of Gypsy on Wednesday night, Holly's Precious Cargo Christmas Concert and Adelaide Crows Christmas drinks on Friday night and Holly's Tutu and Twirl Ballet Concert this afternoon!   

Rick and I are also celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary tomorrow so it's been a very eventful week. Just for something different this year, we're looking forward to a quiet night in.

In a moment of of madness I also agreed to do some Christmas cooking with Jake's Reception class - wish me luck with that! We'll be making my favourite treat White Christmas and some star-shaped cookie decorations to hang on their Christmas trees -  although I bet a few will get eaten before they make it home.

Warm wishes,


Tania Basheer - Publisher
Living the dream e-zine

Feature: 10 Ways To Create an Exceptional Life

Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson, leaders of the self-empowerment movement, are living proof that learning to love ourselves and practising some simple spiritual principles in our daily lives can create an exceptional life.

Here are 10 principles they discuss in their new book (my tip for a lovely Christmas gift) You Can Create an Exceptional Life (see their short video here too):

  1. Answer the phone and open the mail: Today so many people want fast success. But, if we respond to what life presents us, I think the most powerful work we do happens gradually over time. It's almost as though we don't realise it's happening. Life is continually tapping us on the shoulder, and if we just pay attention and do what's before us, we're likely to find the right path.
  2. Simplicity: Focus on small, simple and manageable steps instead of making things complicated.
  3. Optimism: Put attention and energy towards solutions rather than focusing on problems.
  4. Patience: Experience the journey fully and consciously rather than rushing to achieve a particular result.
  5. Trust: Learn to trust Life by seeing the perfection and opportunity for growth in all our experiences.
  6. Growth: View life as a classroom where we use our experiences as catalysts for change and self-realisation.
  7. Service: Focus more on how we can best encourage and assist those in need, as opposed to getting lost in our own personal vision and quest for success.
  8. Action: Make a commitment to show up and walk through the doors that Life opens for us on our journey.
  9. Faith: Be willing to take chances and keep moving forward without knowing the outcome.
  10. Magnetism: Develop and tap into the ability to attract what we need by putting (and keeping) ourselves in the right state of mind.

Read more tips: 10 Ways to Feel Fabulous Every Day; 10 Ways to Keep the Small Stuff from Taking Over Your Life; 10 Relationship Skills for the Almost Perfect Marriage ; 10 Ways to Live Fearlessly; 10 Ways to Change Your Life with EFT; 10 Ways to Create a More Balanced Lifestyle; 10 Ways to Enjoy Your Relationships ; 10 Steps to Success and Abundance; 10 Ways to Make Time for Your Life; 10 Ways to Simplify Your Life.

For more business and life coaching tips to help you achieve your goals and create and live the life you've always wanted, visit: www.blueskycoaching.com.au/ezine/index.php. To find out more about how you can work with me personally, visit: www.blueskycoaching.com.au, or call me on 0411 471 941 or (08) 8338 3134 or e-mail me on tania@blueskycoaching.com.au.


My Pre-Christmas EFT Sale on Now!

From now until Thursday 22 December, I'm offering a special 50% off all of my EFT packages and 1:1 EFT consultations! Don't miss out. Visit my EFT website now for details.

Take advantage of this special offer and have an EFT consultation with me or choose a self-study package (gift vouchers are also available as Christmas gifts) and resolve any personal, relationship or business/work-related issues that you don't want to carry into the new year. 

Until Thursday 22 December I'll be available for personal consultations in Adelaide (Myrtle Bank) on Thursdays and Fridays between 12pm and 5 pm. Please call me on 0411 471 941 to book a time.

Make Plans Now for an Exceptional 2012

As 2011 rapidly draws to a close, you might be starting to think about what you'd like to see happen or achieve in 2012. I'll be available until Thursday 22 December to support you in planning how to realise your 2012 important goals and dreams. I'll then be taking some holidays and returning on Monday 9 January 2012. 

Sessions are available Mondays from 9.30 am until 5.30 pm, Thursdays from 9.30 am until 2.30 pm and Fridays from 9.30 am until 5.30 pm.

Please feel free to contact me by e-mail or on either (08) 8338 3134 or 0411 471 941 to arrange a session.

Spring Coaching Competition - Only 3 Days to Go!

Winter Competition - Closing Soon!

Enter now for your chance to WIN 2 business or life coaching sessions with me plus a copy of Andrew Giffiths book 101 Ways to have a business and a life, valued at over $300.

Winner drawn on 30 November 2011.

Put the passion back into your business and your life.

Is your business all-consuming? Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed every day? Would you like to take control of your life again?

If, like most business owners, you're struggling to balance your business and your life, don't worry! 101 ways to have a business and a life provides simple, practical ideas that will help you identify the reasons behind this lack of balance and what to do about it.

Winter Competition Winner: S. McKay

Next Month: 10 Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem

Do you like yourself? How comfortable are you with who you are? This is your self-esteem. People with high self-esteem feel comfortable and confident. People with low self-esteem feel unworthy and uncomfortable. 

Do you take risks, or play it safe? Accept responsibility, or make excuses, find fault and lay blame? Speak up, set limits and voice your thoughts and opinions, or do you swallow them? The latter are all signs that your self-esteem needs boosting so you can shine and be your true self in this lifetime.

Having low self-esteem is like living life with a hand-brake on. So, next month, I'll share 10 ways to raise your self-esteem. 

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Rich on dreams, poor on time and energy!


So many people I consult with report that they're just too tired.

Feeling more energetic is often all that is required to provide that little extra invigoration to clear the clutter in your way.

Adaptogens are a class of herbs considered by herbalists as a tonic and have been used for thousands of years to help support stamina and endurance and reduce the effects of the many types of stress in our lives. No, they don't just work like a hit of caffeine, but provide a more steady and lasting pick-up in energy.

Other beneficial attributes of adaptogens include:

  • improved immune resistance
  • less anxiety
  • better focus and concentration; and
  • better motivation and productivity.

There are many well-researched adaptogenic herbs available today in many different forms.

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129 Henley Beach Road

Mile End  SA  5031

Mobile 0411 749 917

Telephone 8352 3100


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