INTERVIEW: Janey – Imperfectly Natural Woman at The Global Woman Summit

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Janey began her career by singing backing vocals for George Michael, Kim Wilde and Boy George and her own chart success came in the summer of 1991 when she teamed up with Saint Etienne and local keyboardist Andrew Midgeley. Since 1999, she has been heard on the BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright in the Afternoon show with her “factoids”, views and tips, and she often sits in for his Sunday morning love songs programme. Here is her inspiring story as a successful mother of four children, her great career as an artist, BBC Radio 2 presenter and broadcaster, and as an entrepreneur with her passion for being an “imperfectly natural” businesswoman. 

You are an artist and active woman in many areas – what drives you toward success?

I have always been ambitious but unsure where that came from as my parents weren’t. I asked to join the Sunday school when I was 4 years old as I heard they gave you sweets if you sang well – a born show off! What drives me now is wanting to share my passion and enthusiasm for holistic living and for increasing exposure for heart centred businesses and individuals.

How did you start your journey to become who you are today?…

I started as a backing singer for lots of mainstream bands, including Wham and George Michael, Kim Wilde and Mari Wilson and I had my own hit “7 ways to love” with Cola Boy, which reached number 7 in the chart in 1991. This was around the same time that I got into radio presenting and production. When I had my first baby in 1998 I recognised the importance of holistic living and sustainability. I talked about this a lot on air (BBC Radio 2) and a publisher came to me and offered me a book deal, leading to my first book “Imperfectly Natural Woman” which came out in 2005 and was a number one Amazon best seller.

Who has supported you to achieve your dreams?…

Read the FULL INTERVIEW HERE>>

 

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JANEY IS GUEST SPEAKER AT THE

GLOBAL WOMAN SUMMIT

Global Woman magazine, in association with the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research, and Club of Budapest, proudly presents:

30-31 JULY 2016 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London

A unique 2-day summer event of thought provoking talks, enlightenment, new knowledge, inspiration, and networking, which will empower you financially and spiritually.

If you wish to be inspired and motivated by stories and knowledge from successful people, or want to connect or network with like-minded, positive people, and be empowered, this unique summit is where you need to be.

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Spotlight Interview: Mike Booth

In my UK Health Radio ‘Spotlight Show’ I interview some of the world’s most inspiring self-development coaches, gurus and personalities about their health and wellbeing services, products and knowledge.

In this interview I speak with Mike Booth the founder and innovator of AEOS Skincare and the visionary behind the Aura-Soma colour care system …

Mike Booth is the founder & innovator of AEOS Skincare and the co-creator and visionary behind Aura-Soma Colour Care system (he worked with the founder & innovator of the Aura-Soma Colour Care system Vicky Wall from 19983 till her death in 1991).

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Mike has been working with natural healing technologies most of his life and in his role as custodian of Aura-Soma, he travels the world training people to work with the system of Aura-Soma, as well as training in meditation, mindfulness, and training people to work effectively with crystals, for the purpose of wellbeing.

He’s a visionary in terms of water technology, and a crystal master, and he is a leading authority on Beyond Bio dynamic farming, owning Shire Farm, a 550 acre farm Mike has created in Lincolnshire where he takes the traditional methods of Bio Dynamics, and expands them. What has been created there, is truly unique!

Listen to my interview with Mike HERE>>>

www.aura-soma.com

The Taymount Clinic – Nutritional Therapist Opportunities

Are you a Therapist / Practitioner / Coach who would like to enter our awards and get more exposure for your work?

We have a category this year specially for you and we are thrilled that The Taymount Digestive Health Clinics who are recognized across the world as leading the way with FMT – Faecal Microbiota Transplant are the sponsor for this category in the 2016 JANEY LOVES Platinum Awards.   

 

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Enid and Glenn Taylor want to assist us in recognizing the best of the best in natural health and wellbeing.  You can click on the link to enter and pay by card or contact us if you would like to be invoiced.  We have some awesome judges this year including Zoe Ball, Carrie Grant, Jo Wood, Dr Marilyn Glenville and Lynne McTaggart and while it’s unlikely that the judges will be ableto experience all the therapists / practitioners who enter, you can send us some information about the work that you do and some case studies / recent testimonials.

We are delighted that The Taymount Clinic are sponsoring this category (you can read more about their pioneering work later) but we are also excited to announce that they are looking for a Qualified Nutritionist.

Are you a qualified nutritionist (ideally with colon hydrotherapy training) looking for an amazing opportunity to be trained in FMT?

The Taymount Clinic have recently launched their Taymount FRESH START Program (FSP) which is a complete program consisting of up to 8 hours of 1-to-1 time with a personal FMT Nutritional Therapist.  Made up of a five-day program of three preparatory colon lavages to achieve a clean colon, followed by three FMT implants.  The FSP is designed to help repopulate the gut with healthy gut flora – effectively like laying new healthy turf and border flowers in a garden, and then being shown exactly what fertilisers to use to get the best growth and weed control.

The Taymount Clinic is expanding rapidly, and as such, the UK has an opening for a number of Nutritional Therapists at their new location in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire.

To be considered you must have a Nutritional qualification and ideally Colonic Hydrotherapy but professional training can be given for this and full certificated FMT training is given in order to offer treatments to patients from across the globe. 

The package includes good rates of pay depending on experience and qualifications. Location is a fabulous new, state-of-the-art clinic premises in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. Clinic hours are:  Monday to Friday, 9 to 5.30 pm.  4 weeks’ holiday per year and NEST Pension.

For more information on the Taymount Digestive Health Clinic, treatments and the job description, please visit:  http://taymount.com/all/join-our-team    

Closing date for applications is Sunday 31st July

Read more about The Taymount Clinic:

The Taymount Clinic, Hertfordshire, UK, is known worldwide as a specialist centre for providing Faecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) procedures for the replacement of good and healthy intestinal bacteria in situations where unbalanced gut bacteria are thought to play a significant part.  FMT is the re-stocking of gut bacteria from a health and disease-free source, to create what is described as more normal, healthier bacterial levels.  Faecal Microbiota Transplants are rapidly becoming the preferred treatment for many gut related diseases and chronic conditions. The clinic provides FMT treatment to normalise gut bacteria in patients with Clostridium difficile infection and have also replaced gut bacteria in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, post-antibiotic Dysbiosis and food intolerance cases.

However, it is not always about a specific disease condition or a known diagnosed illness.  All around us, we are witness to an increasing number of people who do not have a formal diagnosis but who have a general feeling of bloating, sluggishness and general gut issues which are not directly related to a specific illness, but more to lifestyle factors including stress, post-holiday illness, antibiotic treatments, and today’s chaotic lifestyles and eating habits.

www.taymount.com

Should You Enter Our 2016 Platinum Awards?

As we come into the last month for entering your natural products and services into our Janey Loves 2016 Platinum Awards, here’s a few testimonials from brands who have had great success from the Awards in the past.

“We were lucky enough to win Janey’s Platinum Awards for our Kefir and Kefir skincare and it was really then that our adventure began…”

Shann Nix Jones, Chuckling Goat

 

 

So don’t miss this opportunity if you have a Natural, Organic, Eco products or service or practice Alternative Treatments and Therapies, this is the chance for you to get brand exposure. With a combined social media reach of over 100,000 the Awards continue to bring the best of the best in natural products and services into the mainstream.

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In association with UK Health Radio, selected award winners will be featured in Health Triangle Magazine and over social networking channels, that’s a combined social media reach of 100,000+ Twitter followers and 5,600+ Facebook fans. Health Triangle Magazine boasts a readership of between 100, 000 and 120, 000 per month, with a 24/7 Health Radio show that has around 200, 000 unique listeners per month.

This year for the first time we have a category for Therapists, Coaches and Practitioners which is sponsored by the Taymount Digestive Health Clinics who are recognized across the world as leading the way with FMT (Faecal Microbiota Transplant) procedures for the replacement of good and healthy intestinal bacteria in situations where unbalanced gut bacteria are thought to play a significant part. You can read more about them here>

There’s also a category for authors who have written books on natural health and wellbeing / spirituality and this is sponsored by AuthorCraft, the professional network for authors, a member of the National Association of Writers Groups and which is very much about supporting writers whether they self-publish or are with a mainstream publishing company. You can read further about them here>

 

An important and exciting announcement ….

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We’re delighted to announce that overall category winners will be invited to a prestigious press breakfast and UK Health Radio launch in central London in late September at The Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

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We have an exciting, esteemed panel of judges alongside Janey, including TV and Radio personality Zoe Ball, TV presenter and ‘voice coach to the stars’ Carrie Grant, entrepreneur and beloved Organic living guru Jo Wood, best-selling author and researcher Lynne McTaggart and UK’s leading expert in women’s nutritional health Dr Marilyn Glenville.

Don’t miss out… entry in these coveted prestigious annual awards offers you a superb marketing opportunity for expanding your business visibility! It’s easy to enter, go here to start your entry process now.

 

Writing A Book – Your Calling Card

If you’ve heard me speak you will know one of my strategic 4 ‘C’s is Content Creation (the others are Clarity, Confidence and Connections) and in addition to encouraging experts, entrepreneurs and small business owners to create great informative content to connect with their potential clients and customers, I also talk about the fact that writing a book in order to share your message and promote your work can be a brilliant calling card.

I usually give the example of working in a newsroom or TV production office where when an expert is needed to comment on a specific topic, if no-one immediately springs to mind they would then start googling authors who have written on the subject – the assumption is that if you have written a book you are an expert on the topic.

Add three letters to the word Author and you become an Authority…  

AUTHOR + ITY = Authority

Sometimes in order to get you going all you need is some encouragement and support. I’m thrilled that one of our sponsors in the Platinum Awards is AuthorCraft, a network founded by Chris Day, which is very much about supporting writers whether they self-publish or are with a mainstream publishing company.

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AuthorCraft is the professional network for authors and is a member of the National Association of Writers Groups. At its monthly meetings in the Institute of Directors, London, it recognises the achievements of its members by holding book launches and provides independent and impartial advice on all aspects of origination, production, publishing, marketing and social media. 

Chris Day gives his top tips for would be authors ….

  1. Don’t start writing until you have complete clarity of who you are writing for – and what benefit they will get from your book.
  2. Be clear as to what potential readers are searching for online – for which your book has the answer. What key words will your book need to have for it to be found in these searches?
  3. Always work with a writing coach or an editor to help bring out the best in you – and get your manuscript well-polished and ‘oven-ready’.
  4. Never do your own proof reading or rely on a relative who was once a teacher. Proofreading is a professional job, don’t cut corners or spend the rest of your life apologising for typos!
  5. Unless you’re a qualified designer, don’t design you own book cover. People can spot a ‘self-published book’ from two streets away. A professional design is essential.
  6. The most important thing on your book cover is not the picture, but the heading, the title and the strapline. These three need to tell an unambiguous story.
  7. Choose your book category with care. Look at other books similar to yours and see what categories they are in. If you’re after the same readers, be where they are looking!
  8. Never fill you garage with boxes of books. These days you don’t need to as you can print to order. But buy well. For your book to make you a profit the raw print price has to be below 20% of the cover price. You just need to shop around.
  9. A book publicist is a great investment. Their personal contacts in the media will get you coverage that no general press release will ever achieve (ahem …Janey Lee Grace?)
  10. Every new book is a start-up business and needs to be treated just like any other new business. Your business start-up costs need to be spread over your first year. Make sure you make a profit from every book you sell.
  11. Become known on social media as a go-to expert in your field. You would not believe the difference to your standing in the marketplace that becoming a published author will achieve.

Contact AuthorCraft and attend one their monthly meetings, first time visitors can attend for free.  www.authorcraft.co.uk

If you want help getting clarity on the book you want to write, get in touch, and it goes without saying if you want help promoting your book let me know www.janeyleegrace.com

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Do You Have Grit?

We interviewed a fascinating woman on the Steve Wright show recently, Dr Angela Duckworth is an American psychologist and public speaker who gave a highly acclaimed TED talk which has been viewed over 8 million times.

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Her new book is called ‘Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance’ which looks at why people with talent can sometimes fail to make it while other less talented people can achieve amazing things.

It comes down to grit, determination and passion and she says people with grit are often very stubborn, they don’t give up easily.  There is of course a theory that says many hours are needed to become an expert at anything, but Angela believes it’s not only about working hard, it’s also important to have hope, passion, effort and prioritisation.

Angela sites examples of those with true grit, The Queen, Tom Daley, Sir Richard Branson, and Leicester Football Club. When it comes to the latter, I found it interesting to read that the manager Claudio Raniari, in addition to working the team hard and instilling a great team spirit, also ensured that they had fun, that they felt inspired and hopeful. It worked in their case!

So the question to ask yourself is, do you have grit? Do you have what it takes to stay the course, be willing to pick yourself up and start again if at first you don’t succeed…are you willing to try and try again?

My two penneth to add to Angela’s thesis is that you do need absolute clarity on what you want at any one time, undoubtedly Leicester City were focused on that Premiership title.  Richard Branson will give his ultimate commitment and focus to whatever his current project and goal.

So ask yourself, what do you really want? Start with one big goal or dream, and be realistic about the steps you need to begin to make that happen, then ask yourself if you really have the passion and the perseverance to see it through.

If you know what you want, you know you have the skills and talent needed, it’s authentically you, you have the grit, determination, passion and perseverance, then the one big question left is – Have you made a start?

Remember the saying…you don’t have to get it right; you do have to get it going

‘Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance’ is published by Vermilion.

Spotlight Interview: Shann Nix Jones

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In my UK Health Radio ‘Spotlight Show’ I interview some of the world’s most inspiring self-development coaches, gurus and personalities about their health and wellbeing services, products and knowledge.

In this previous interview I spoke with Shann Nix Jones the author of the Amazon bestseller book – Secrets from Chuckling Goat

Shann Jones never expected to fall in love with a Welsh farmer at the age of 41. She didn’t anticipate leaving her city girl existence as a radio talk show host in San Francisco to end up as the mistress of a 25-acre self-sustaining farm in Wales. And she certainly didn’t expect to find herself locked in a battle to save her husband’s life from a deadly superbug infection, armed only with natural remedies and the live culture drink they make on the farm.

Secrets from Chuckling Goat is a true story, taken from Shann’s diaries. It’s about second-chance love stories, and happy endings that pop up when you least expect them. It’s a story about nature, and farm life, and ancient recipes. And most of all, it’s about the miracles that can happen when you refuse to give up hope.

Listen to my interview with Shann HERE>>>

www.chucklinggoat.co.uk

 

Spotlight Interview: Patrick Holford

 

In my UK Health Radio ‘Spotlight Show’ I interview some of the world’s most inspiring self-development coaches, gurus and personalities about their health and wellbeing services, products and knowledge.

In this interview I speak with Patrick Holford about the role of prevention in Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Patrick is a pioneer in new approaches to health and nutrition. He is a leading spokesman on nutrition in the media, specialising in the field of mental health and is the author of 36 books, translated into over 30 languages and selling millions of copies worldwide, including The Optimum Nutrition Bible, The Low GL-Diet Bible, Optimum Nutrition for the Mind and The 10 Secrets of 100% Healthy People, 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing and Good Medicine.

Listen to my interview with Patrick HERE>>>

 

What Are the Barriers to Confidence?

If you have heard me speak recently or attended a workshop you will know I am passionate about encouraging people to nail exactly how they will get their message across, whether this is your business brand, your personal brand or something that you are really passionate about, it must feel authentic.

So what is it that holds us back from standing in the spotlight? From promoting yourself or getting the job of your dreams? I know many experts, small business owners and entrepreneurs (even very successful ones) who have turned down the opportunity to speak, be interviewed or pitch their brand to an influential team.  Usually it’s lack of confidence, the nagging voice in your head that says ‘people won’t want to listen to me, I don’t know how I will cope if someone heckles, I may stumble over my words or drop my notes’.

The chances are that at some point when you were a child your confidence took a knock, perhaps you had to stand up and speak in class and someone laughed or you tried to tell a joke and no-one laughed. Most of us are aware of feelings of being judged, concerned about what people will think of us, this is all back to the power of the subconscious mind – most of us are not very kind to ourselves, and if we were to speak to a 5-year-old child the way we talk to ourselves we would be had up for abuse!

For many people when they’re asked to speak or to be interviewed, the line of talk will go something along the lines of…

 

’I couldn’t do that, I’m a terrible public speaker, I wouldn’t look good, everyone would judge my awful clothes and I’m several pounds overweight, I’d never be able to remember anything without reading from a full script and my voice would probably sound really weak and not confident, I can’t be interviewed because I just wouldn’t get the answers out that I really want to, I’d get all confused and then everyone listening would think I’m stupid’ and so it goes on…

 

We’ve all been there! The inner critic from our subconscious mind. But once you’ve acknowledged that you DO have an important message to share, a desire to promote what you do and who you are to a wider audience FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF US ALL then it’s time to find a way to conquer the fears and the inner talk.

If you can drill down to your USP, identify your own unique qualities then you can start talking to your sub conscious mind and to others about your passion, about how you do feel confident to stand on stage or be interviewed about your subject because it’s such a thrill for you to talk about something you love.  In fact, it’s your DUTY to get it out there.

When your nerves come into play the trick is to talk to yourself a different way. Ask yourself whether the fear is really an old fear, linked to a childhood memory, or is it that you fear the particular group of people you are going to be speaking to? Whatever it is, challenge yourself, and come up with a new dialogue instead of letting your subconscious destroy your confidence.

When you feel really solid on your subject matter then it becomes unshakable, so it really won’t matter if an audience didn’t particularly like you or the interviewer seems to ask purposely awkward questions. You will feel that confidence in yourself and know that your message is important, and if the audience seem uninterested – well that’s about them, not you.

I remember I was once booked to speak at a conference for the Rotary club, when I arrived I realised I was sandwiched between several other celebrities and after dinner speakers and suddenly I realised that they had probably booked me because they knew I was a co-presenter on Steve Wright in the afternoon on Radio 2 and they knew I interviewed lots of big stars and celebs. I started to panic, I was there to talk about holistic living and offer tips and ideas from my first book Imperfectly Natural Woman and so hadn’t prepared anything else, my sub conscious mind said that I’d be mocked, ‘there’s no way they’re going to want to hear about eco laundry products and organic skincare’, the speaker before me was award winning actress Dame Anna Neagle!

I told myself they would feel I was totally incongruent and out of touch with them, the audience was mostly middle aged gentlemen and their wives. Suddenly I stopped my subconscious chatter in its tracks and said to myself (or possibly out loud) ‘I’m passionate about my message, I know I will deliver an informative and entertaining talk and if it’s not what they were expecting – well hey – surprise!’  I practised a few techniques and visualised myself as a success.

Well guess what, I went out, hit them with half an hour of tips and ideas for everything from avoiding artificial sweeteners to the importance of ditching the chemicals, using bi-carbonate of soda and white vinegar for cleaning, and how you can make a great facial scrub with oatmeal, though I say so myself I rocked it!  Embarrassingly, the next speaker had to be delayed because there was such a massive queue to buy my book, I sold all the 300 books I’d taken along with me, and could probably have sold more! 

If I had let my nervous subconscious chatter destroy my confidence I dread to think what would have happened. I did however quickly ‘re-assess’ my talk. I delivered the same talk but with a nod towards the audience, this is sometimes called doing a quick audience analysis, in this case all I did was ‘up’ my ‘entertainment’ value, threw in a gag or two about working with celebrities and left out the section on the importance of breastfeeding! Effective speakers and communicators do ‘read’ their audience and match their behaviour, as you walk into the room you can decide whether to warm them up a bit and connect with them, telling a bit of an impromptu story as you set up your laptop or whatever, or are they shuffling in their seats wanting to really get on with it.

But back on the confidence and the destructive inner talk that can so easily affect us. Really look at what your fears are…perhaps you’re saying to yourself … ‘I’ll stumble on some of my phrases…or I’ll be clumsy and drop my glass of water…whatever’.  But from the audience’s perspective they won’t notice the stumbling, they will only connect with the passion that you have for your subject, how real you are, …whether you seem likable, and like someone they could get to know and trust – and so what if you spill the water, you’re human.

The Power of Your Tribe

It was inspiring hearing Lynne McTaggart speak at the recent Hay House conference, Lynne is an author, a journalist, scientist, and editor of the long running publication ‘What doctors don’t tell you’ which is a magazine that reports on non-drug alternatives and takes a critical yet fully researched look at conventional medicine – specifically treatments or medication that may not be proven to be safe or effective.

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The magazine has attracted the attention of sceptics who are funded by Big Pharma, and after a big campaign The Times newspaper ran an article declaring that ‘What doctors don’t tell you’ was giving false information which could be fatal!    

There was a call for the magazine to be taken off the shelves and Tesco bowed to pressure, at no point were the editors contacted or given a right to reply, and so Lynne – instead of resorting to legal recourse, took the fight right back to them via the same channels.

She harnessed the power of social networking and her own mailing list and used ‘people power’.

Tesco bowed again and put the magazine back on the shelves. A current furore with WH Smith is ongoing and readers of the magazine or anyone who values free speech are being encouraged to write and encourage them to restock it. It’s surely time for us to take more personal responsibility for our own health and wellbeing and this magazine is an important information portal.

What’s so inspirational about this rather unsettling story is that when Lynne harnessed her networks and wrote many messages to the Trolls and to The Times asking why in the name of good journalism they didn’t ask for her comments, they duly ran another piece using an image of the mag cover, and her sales promptly doubled!

They do say that every cloud has a silver lining and Lynne encourages us all to be ‘people influencers’ to join forces with other likeminded people and spread positive messages, it’s easy to feel that sense of ‘it’s only little me’ – I can’t do anything that will make a difference’ but the power of ‘we’ can be very strong indeed.

Together we can be the change we want to see in the world.

 

The Bond

I highly recommend Lynne’s book ‘The Bond’ where she looks at the power of communities – find your tribe and get your positive messages out there.

If you’ve attended one of my workshops, or invested in an online course or coaching programme with me you are absolutely part of my ‘tribe’.

Make sure you join our exclusive Facebook group here where we truly have a powerful community, joint ventures, PR opportunities and support. I’d love to see you there.