My Interview on The Zone Show – ‘You Are The Brand’

I was thrilled to be part of The Zone Show just recently with Tom Evans, in our interview we talked about a number of topics, including…

  • How to juggle so many balls
  • How passion and clarity helps us keep focus
  • Allowing what we want to find us
  • Where the Imperfectly Natural brand came from
  • Working through failures
  • Using social media to attract your tribe
  • Owning up to your imperfections
  • Switching from broadcaster to coaches’ coach and media mentor
  • The importance of a back story and USP
  • Being clear about what you want your brand to achieve

Listen to my interview HERE>>

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About the Book…

YOU ARE THE BRAND

Raise your profile and become the Go-to expert in your field

Are you an Expert, Author, Coach, Practitioner, Entrepreneur, or would you like to write a book or develop a business? Would you like to grow your business or attract more visibility for the work that you do? If you have a passion and a purpose, a product or service that you believe in, a message that you want to share, then this book is for you.

In this book, No 1 Best-selling Author, Broadcaster, and Business Coach Janey Lee Grace, who has worked in the media for twenty-five years as well as running her own successful business, reveals how you can achieve the visibility you need to succeed in the modern marketplace by putting YOURSELF at the top of your brand.

Get clarity on your USP, recognise the importance of creating compelling content, be confident and authentic, and get the inside track on making the right connections with both clients and your community and also producers and journalists. Turn your passion to profits, sky-rocket your visibility, and be inspired by the success stories of others.

Special offer – We can’t compete with Amazon BUT we can give you fabulous ADDED VALUE… So order direct from this site and you will receive FREE Module 1 (previously on sale for £97) of Janey’s acclaimed PR and Media Skills Audio Masterclass. Wow!

Go HERE to BUY

 

Is It Time for You to Ignite?

I love being a Hay House author and am thrilled that they organise such amazing events to showcase their new books and the awesome talent that is the Hay House family. In addition to the ‘I Can Do It’ conference they now host yearly the ‘Ignite’ conference, this is to showcase the people they believe are the new voices in spirituality and wellness, for a day that will motivate and fulfil you, mind, body and soul.

It was a fabulous line up of speakers including Rebecca Campbell, Mel Wells, Sandy Newbigging, Beth Kempton and Sonia Choquette and all held in the lovely Tuke Hall Theatre at Regents Hall Campus in Regents park.
So, a whizz through ‘review’ and some of the highlights for me…

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The day kicked off with Rebecca Campbell of ‘Rise Sister Rise’ fame, Rebecca did several meditations, led us in chanting and asked us many times to ‘breathe in…and out’. She talked us through the seasons and urged us to find the direction of our ‘souls calling’, to surrender, to dance with the universe and she taught us a cool ‘aerobic’ workout connecting ‘heaven, heart, earth’. Rebecca believes it’s fear that holds us back, and she suggests we ask ourselves a very powerful question, ‘If I wasn’t afraid, what would I do? Scary isn’t it. The answer is your soul’s calling.

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Mel Wells author of ‘The Goddess Revolution’ and Food and Body Freedom expert, spoke of our relationship with food, because just as we have a relationship with money, time, nature et al we sure as heck do have a relationship with food, and usually it’s based on our long-held beliefs and expectations and if it’s a ‘poor’ relationship that is a reflection on our relationship with ourselves. Mel had her own journey and battle with food, with eating disorders and a seriously skewed pattern of behavior. Now she teaches nutrition mindset and awareness and encourages us above all to make the choice to love ourselves, Mel suggests we ask ourselves…’What’s the most loving thing I can do for you, Janey?’

And be prepared to listen. I also love the way she suggests we talk to our body, thank it for all it does for us, adorn it, decorate it and recognize that our body is our home. This really resonated with me having heard many years ago, about the documentary where a film crew were following homeless people in London, they came across one guy who despite living constantly on the streets looked vibrant and healthy, they asked him how come and he explained that he eschewed the drink and drugs so synonymous with the homeless and ate only healthy food. He went to the markets and collected the leftover fruit and veg, he went to the fish restaurants as they were closing and asked for any uneaten pieces.

When they asked him why it was so important to him his answer was…

‘If I don’t look after my body I’ll have nowhere to live’. The same is true for all of us of course, but we get so caught up in our homes, our castles, our workspaces, we forget to really nourish, honour and cherish the one ‘home’ that is truly irreplaceable.

I’ve heard Sandy Newbigging speak several times before and interviewed him for Hay House Radio, he is a modern-day monk and has some wonderful insights. The new book ‘Calm Cure’ isn’t out yet but he gave us a taster. Sandy taught us that life is happening on a spectrum of possibilities, and urged us to attempt to get peace with our full range of emotions.

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Beth Kempton author of ‘How to Live More, Worry Less and Do What You Love’ asked us to try and recall a time when we felt free, she believes we all have a choice but many of us have literally created a kind of ‘cage’ and locked ourselves in, We need to ask ourselves where is the door, the lock, the key – to our freedom?
Charlie Morley gave us some cool tips for lucid dreaming and Carrie Green gave us some tips to become an entrepreneur, Sonia Choquette? Well Sonia made us DANCE!!!

Hay House promised…’You will learn exercises and techniques that will stay with you throughout your life journey as you expand your mind, free your spirit, nurture your body and nourish your soul’.

No false claims there then, today I’m working on a vision board, yet again, reassessing my goals and ‘time management’ and accepting that just because I feel down sometimes, I do have choices and it’s all part of the journey. Charlie Morley said something quite profound…along the lines of nothing grows without the fertiliser. I think he said something along the lines of …‘We need the shit for the blooms to flourish…I get that’

Janey Lee Grace is hosting a series of Hay House UK Radio Shows including an interview with Beth Kempton from April 2017  – www.hayhouse.com

Celebrating International Happiness Day with Janet Jones, The Happiness Millionaire

We live with so much stress, anxiety, and fear and sometimes it’s tricky to find the right focus to be able to make the choices that will bring us more happiness.

Doing things for others is said to be a great route to happiness. Giving our time and energy builds stronger connections making others happy and in turn making us feel good.

Janet Jones is The Happiness Millionaire, a leading breakthrough and happiness expert in the UK, and it was whilst writing her new book ‘Happiness Millionaire: Positive Images for a R.I.C.H and Powerful LIFE’ that she discovered the science behind the power of images and how what we see can either take our life along a happy and successful route or down a devastating route.

Knowing the power of images, Janet has created thirteen images that represent a time-tested system to happiness and success. She has shared her unique images with audiences across Europe and the Far East and is changing lives, helping people break through difficult times, double their income, overcome depression, start businesses and live a fulfilling life true to them.

Here are some of Janet’s tips..

If you are loved by someone celebrate that.

If you live in a peaceful country be grateful every day. There are people in the world who are starving and dying in war torn countries. They would love to live in peace.

If someone said thank you to you today, smile, you were noticed for your kindness and that is proven, by genuine science, to create lasting happiness.

It is a complete miracle that any of us exist at all and I believe that is the greatest celebration for every day of the year, for life.

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You can listen to my interview with Janet, she talks about her new book and explains how to become a millionaire in the currency of happiness. Listen here>>

 

Check out Janet’s book at: www.happinessmillionaire.com

 

WIN a Happiness Millionaire Motivation Program with Janet Jones – Worth £709 

2017 Platinum Awards – THERAPISTS AND COACHES – Guidelines For Entering

We introduced the Therapist and Coaches category because we so wanted to recognise the work of the great holistic therapists and coaches in the UK.

Here’s where you can see our judges line-up and some general info

Of course our judges can’t visit everyone for a treatment or a session (sadly) so we will be relying on what we see from your marketing and importantly your testimonials, if you are entering this category, please provide us with as much detailed information about the work you do, and also some recent testimonials and case studies for your work.

We had a great response in this category last year and look forward to this year’s entries!

We encourage you to get your fans and clients voting for you – readers votes go into the mix too!

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2017 Platinum Awards – SKINCARE AND BEAUTY – Guidelines for Entering

medichecks_logo_cmykWe are excited that it’s AWARDS time of year again and thrilled that Medichecks are our premier sponsor this year as we believe it’s so important to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing.

Here’s where you can see our judges line-up and general info 

Skincare and beauty is always a big category for us. Our judges love trying out new products – Zoe Ball and Carrie Grant were blown away by the fabulous products last year, so much so that they wanted to judge again this year. We welcome everything from moisturisers, facial oils, through body care products, haircare and of course makeup – don’t worry about needing to specify as we will decide on sub category.

I’m often asked what is the criteria, well my brand is ‘imperfectly natural’ so if your product is 100 per cent organic, that’s great, but we also appreciate that not everything can be, so we welcome a range, as a general rule we would advise not to enter products that contain large numbers of synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrance, sodium laurel sulphates, the usual suspects! We will also take into consideration your packaging, and ethical stance.

We encourage you to get your fans and customers voting for you – readers votes go into the mix too!

2017 Platinum Awards – MOTHER AND BABY – Guidelines for Entering

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We are excited that it’s AWARDS time of year again and we’re thrilled that Medichecks are our premier sponsor this year as we believe it’s so important to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing.

Here’s where you can see our judges line-up and some general info

Feel free to enter anything natural for pregnancy and early years.

I’m often asked what is the criteria, well my brand is ‘imperfectly natural’ so if your product is 100 per cent organic, that’s great, but we also appreciate that not everything can be, so we welcome a range, as a general rule we would advise not to enter products that contain large numbers of synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrance, sodium laurel sulphates, the usual suspects! We will also take into consideration your packaging, and ethical stance.

We encourage you to get your fans and customers voting for you – readers votes go into the mix too!

Inspirational Entrepreneurs Share Their Words of Wisdom

To celebrate International Women’s day I asked some amazing entrepreneurial women about their journey. What do these inspirational women (and me!) want you to know?

janey-lee-grace-450x450I’d urge all women to write a loving note to their younger self, what would you like a younger version of you to know?  I was asked to do this for an author compiling a book and as I looked back on myself as an insecure young woman with no idea of my own strengths, I actually wanted to give her a hug!  We can’t travel back in time, and what matters is the present but it’s quite cathartic to look how far you’ve come and give yourself a pat on the back for just how wonderful you really are.  I also used to be envious of other women who were powerful and talented, I’ve since embraced that wonderful statement – Her success is not your failure!  Together we are stronger, when women focus on kindness and work for the greater good magic happens.

All ships rise in high tide!

 Janey Lee Grace, author, presenter and media coach

 

taryn-headshot-e1486639686343-1Sufficient preparation and knowledge will almost definitely result in your business being a success. Producing a business plan was hard work and subsequent real life bore very little resemblance to the plan, but without it I would have had no compass with which to make the changes that were and still are needed every day.

Embrace and learn from the challenges you come up against and the mistakes you make and use them to help anticipate and tackle similar problems. There were many days when I saw no way forward from problems I was experiencing but those days are now mostly behind me and I’m still moving ahead. Don’t give up and don’t lose your head. Think it through, make a mini plan and interact with people. Repeat until the issue is resolved.

Stay on top of your industry, never stop learning, listen to and take advice from other people and ask lots of questions. I attend webinars and expos, read industry publications, keep my skills updated, follow experts in different areas of business and keep an eye out for suitable collaborations.

Don’t do things against your ethics for benefit of your business, if it’s not right, change it and have the confidence to remain true to yourself and your beliefs.

Taryn Rule, Director of Umundu Ltd – UK Distributor of Africology Skincare

 

janet_jones_portraitBe yourself. Never try to be what others want you to be, as the wheels will come off one day. Celebrate being a woman and see the strength in your tenderness – it is not a weakness, remember, you are as young and beautiful as you will ever be. Don’t waste your time wishing it were different. Be at peace and live in the moment as it is the only one you have, but most of all, find happiness in being the person you are.’

Janet Jones, Coach and author – The Happiness Millionaire

 

louise-allen-brand-photo-2Life is a journey, some days will always be better than others, the days when you try to be someone else, live by pleasing others, will always be the days that will be challenging.

KNOW THYSELF are the 2 little words I would have given to my younger self daily. It doesn’t matter that your feel so deeply, it doesn’t mean you’re dramatic or weird, it is a gift – it means you can connect deeply in relationships, which gives you a deeper reflection of yourself.

You don’t need to do it alone, though sometimes you might feel like you are alone. Reach out for help, vulnerability is your strength. Forgive, forgive, and forgive again. You may never forget, but for your own sake, forgive. And try to forget.

Laugh more, don’t take life too seriously, one person cannot save the world, do not be the rescuer, you are not responsible to heal everyone – when you shine your light you simply allow others to do the same. Be true to your own heart, do not seek counsel and take time to connect with your soul. Honour the seasons and live in tune with what they have to teach you.

Catch any criticism or judgement of yourself and replace it with a loving positive thought of how well you are doing. Finally, be in joy in all you do, emotions are our natural sign posts, they won’t let you down, and will lead you to live an authentic passionate life.

Love is the highest vibration there is, through loving yourself first, you will love everything and everybody next naturally – which automatically floods out to the whole and rises the vibration of all you meet.

Louise Allen, founder of Rhythm of Beauty

 

tvmaggieheadshotsmaller300dpi-1If you are launching a business ONLY pick something you are really passionate about, you will need that heart thumping passion to keep you going when times get tough!

Don’t be super woman! – ask for help, delegate, take expert advice.  In the beginning, I did everything myself – graphics, accounts, marketing, social media etc. to ‘save money’ but that really is a false economy. For example, when I started Turmerlicious I got a great designer upfront to do the brand and packaging and it has made the world of difference.

Balance work and family. I have 5 sons and have always put them first – I only work in the office until 3pm then I am there every day for them after school. They are only young for such a short time and it is time you can never get back.

Be kind to yourself! You will probably be your own worst critic, so take regular checks of what you HAVE achieved rather than what you have not done yet, take time out to chill even when you have a meter long ‘to do’ list. and of course, the usual… eat well, exercise well and enjoy the ride!

Maggie Howell, founder of Turmerlicious

 

deborah-mcphilemy-e1486032326544When you were born, you may not know this yet, but you arrived with your very own internal guidance system; your intuition and your emotions.

Just because your intuition speaks to you with a soft and gentle voice, does not mean that you get to ignore it.  I know that you want to find your own way and I am not saying that you shouldn’t…accept a little help along the way, after all you trust some satellite in the sky to show you the best route to take whilst driving your car.

If you ever doubt or think that your intuition may be disconnected or off, use your fall-back system, your emotions. If it doesn’t feel right or you have doubts, it’s easy, simply don’t do it!

Deborah McPhilemy, author and coach

 

headshot-2-e1479994723613As a 53 year old woman, mother and entrepreneur I want to empower you with the knowledge that… ‘You Are More Than You Think You Are’. 

You are mind, body and soul and you are one with the Divine energy of all things. This is where you came from and it is where you will go back to. The journey in between is called ‘life’. Close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths, feeling the air going into your body and see it leaving your body… this ‘air’ is the source of life, it is Divine energy.

To live your life in balance you simply have to connect to this breath and release the mind. My wish for you is that you never have to take to the streets like the women before us, but instead you can connect with your Divine feminine, through the breath. When you embrace this state of oneness you have eternal power, this is how we become the master of our destiny and NO MAN will be able to take that away from us.

Jacqui Land Keavney, founder of Globalsoul Jewellery

 

gss-shann-smallWhen the Welsh Assembly Government came to visit our farm recently, they asked me what our projected business plan was for the next five years.

I told them that it was to help as many people as possible. Our company motto is “Family first”; I encourage my employees to look after themselves and their family members, and they respond by volunteering to come in to work early, working late, and showing a real passion for the job.

I like to think of this as running things the female way – empowering employees, helping them care for their loved ones, and doing well by doing good. Chuckling Goat and our natural healing treatment for eczema has had a 1,113% growth rate in the last 12 months. Nice companies do finish first!

Shann Jones, founder of Chuckling Goat

 

helenDon’t try to be perfect! 

I learned very early on in my career that sometimes you just have to get on with things. We all know people who agonise over which shade of white to paint their kitchen and a year later they’re still sitting in a room with plaster on the walls. This is the business equivalent of having a great idea and spending so long finessing it you never get your product to market at all. If you’ve got a great idea then do it before someone else does. It doesn’t matter that you may not have absolutely perfected it, you need to get out there and establish whether there is a market for it, what type of people will buy your product and understand how you can reach them. Perfection can come later and can be informed by all that you’ve learned along the way. My company, Medichecks, sells health tests and blood tests you can do at home and simply post to the lab for analysis. We got the idea up and running with the most basic of websites (all that we could afford at the time) and have re-designed it twice in the last 3 years. Are we perfect now? No! But closer to it with all the knowledge we’ve acquired along the way

Helen Marsden, Medichecks (Premier sponsor of the Platinum Awards 2017

 

Version 3Do what you love. Embark on a project you are extremely passionate about as the passion will give you the drive during the tough times and the likelihood is there will be a lot of these in the first 3-4 years. Don’t start a business because it seems sexy or has high potential profit margins and returns. Businesses built on your passion and around your strengths and talents will have a greater chance of success. It’s not only important to create a profitable business, it’s also important that you’re happy managing and growing it day in and day out. If your heart isn’t in it  you won’t be successful.

You’re a new addition to a crayon box, ask yourself what colour would you be and why? Green – quite an obvious choice for a matcha green tea business owner! Green symbolizes nature and peace also my personality type has quite a lot of green influence as I love being social and focus lots of energy on relationships.

Katherine Swift, Founder of OMG Tea (organic matcha tea)

 

mindy-026_mindy_gibbins_kleinYou DO have something to say to the world! So many people, especially women, feel they don’t have anything important to say, so they don’t write the articles, blogs or books they could write, they don’t get up and speak in public or even on video. If I could light a fire under every single woman who holds herself back and sabotages herself, I would do that (in the nicest possible way).

It’s a proven fact that men can be over-confident, while many women are under-confident and undervalue themselves and the wisdom they have to share. Please find your message and story, and begin to share it with the world. We need more women to step up and shine a light for others, to be role models and show the world how great they are. Don’t we like hearing from and learning from other women (not just men all the time)?  I believe in you. You just need to believe in you, and then go out there and share your story!

Mindy Gibbins-Klein, speaker and founder of The Book Midwife® and Panoma Press

 

vanessa-real-remediesdownload-1Sometimes it may feel like a mans world, but that’s not true. It is the feminine aspect that will cause humanity’s healing. We must teach the men to realise their feminine aspect and embody a healthy masculine aspect within ourselves.  Determine to be the change we want to see in this world. Meet each challenge as an opportunity to grow and let go of old limiting behaviors, this world needs women like you; driven, determined and full of love.

The feminine aspect has deep power and a duty of care. Women are more naturally open, honest, caring and connected to this earth. Hold the world as if it were your newborn. The time for femininity is now; take action, connect and unite. Be courageous, as if the work you will do is the most important thing in the world.

Vanessa Jacoby, Lomi Lomi Practitioner, Co-founder of Real Remedies and SkyLimit. 

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Win Two Tickets to Hay House ‘Ignite’ 2017 – 18th March, London

The tribe is gathering! Join us on 18 March with the most exciting new voices in spirituality and wellness for a day that will motivate and fulfil you, mind, body and soul.

There will be an incredible line up of speakers including Rebecca Campbell, Mel Wells, Sandy Newbigging, Beth Kempton and Sonia Choquette.

You will learn exercises and techniques that will stay with you throughout your life journey as you expand your mind, free your spirit, nurture your body and nourish your soul.

Go HERE to Win Two Tickets to This Event

Meet…Vanessa from Real Remedies – Proud Sponsors of the 2017 Platinum Awards

We are thrilled to announce one of our sponsors for our 2017 JANEY LOVES Platinum Awards is Real Remedies, natural remedies that work with the chakras for attaining greater sensitivity, awareness and balance in our lives.

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“I love to drink the third eye and crown chakra blends on a spring evening, they are so relaxing and help prepare me for my mediation practice”

Vanessa Jacoby – Co Founder Real Remedies

Real Remedies was born from Vanessa Jacoby’s desire to share her awakening with others. Disillusioned by working in a city bank, she embarked on a journey of self discovery, which led her to yoga, mediation and the healing arts. She was introduced to the power of natural remedies when as a young girl, her mother gave her a herbal remedy for an abscess, and within three days the abscess had gone and never returned. From then on Vanessa’s interest in alternative medicine grew and she began making her own tonics at home, for coughs, colds and flu and continued learning about how to heal the body naturally.

Amongst many other magical things, she started to sense her relationship with plants and was called to design special blends that worked specifically with the Chakras.

A mother of 2 little ones, an ardent yogi and intuitive masseur, Vanessa is passionate about self-realisation, awakening and conscious community. She is also co-founder of The SkyLimit Centre, a company dedicated to growth, empowerment and awakening.

Discover all about Real Remedies great selection of teas, tinctures and tonics at:

www.realremedies.co.uk

 

 

Global Woman – I’d Love Your Vote!

I’ve been lucky enough to be nominated for the GLOBAL WOMAN AWARDS. I love inspiring you all to follow your dreams and make an impact in your own unique way and am proud to be included in this group of brilliant and inspiring international women.  I’d really love your vote!

Go HERE to VOTE>>

Thank You!

You can read my interview with Mirela Sula of Global Woman Summit HERE>>