Build your brand live your dream inspirational quotes for 2019

Happy New Year!

When I was researching some quotations to add into my most recent book ‘You Are the Brand’ I came across some gems and added those to my own personal faves that have helped me over the years

I thought I’d collect a few to inspire you as you set your goals and intentions for 2019

Remember the big one…‘You don’t have to get it right, you DO have to get it going’ (Janey Lee Grace}

Enjoy these quotations HERE …and let me know your faves…

 

If you want to be more inspired in your business for 2019 – Spend 60 mins of ’1 to 1′ with me to get the clarity you need to move you and your business forward. However visible you may or may not be today, when you spend just 60 minutes with me on your Power Visioning Call, I will;

  • Help you get clear on your USP
  • Get you focused on the right path
  • Asses your Current Website and Marketing
  • Find your Best Possible PR Strategy
  • Leave you with Clear Goals

I want to end the call with you being 1000% clearer on what you need to do to move to the next level. – Or should I say LEAP!

MORE DETAILS HERE>>>

Cut and Paste a Fabulous 2019!

I’ve been suggesting for a good while now that standard new year resolutions don’t really work, if you’ve already written your list and promised yourself you will lose weight, go to the gym, give up chocolate and alcohol and learn a new skill I wish you well but I’d love to recommend you take time out to visualise what you really want this year.

I was thrilled to see the article in You Magazine by Lydia Slater. She says ‘Forget new years resolutions and to-do lists, the smart way to realise your dreams is with a vision board. And if its good enough for Oprah..

A vision board (or it can be a scrapbook) is a combination of a mind-map and a collage, the idea is that you focus on what you want and allow your creative sub conscious mind to wander through images and phrases in magazines and newspapers, you can add your own photographs, postcards, drawings, anything that visually represents what you want to attract into your life.

Alongside business leaders, celebs love vision boards it seems, Lydia writes…’when Jim Carrey was at his lowest professional ebb, he reportedly used a vision board to jump-start his acting career, attaching to it a cheque made out to himself for $10 million for ‘acting services’. Oprah Winfrey made a vision board showing a picture of Barack Obama as president’  

What’s fascinating is how we seem to attract what we focus on, often we don’t really know what we want till we see a visual representation of it, our subconscious mind draws our attention to an image which makes us realise that is our deepest desire and by taking the action of cutting that picture out and sticking it onto a board we are setting the intention. It’s as if we are allowing an image of what we hope for to come to the forefront of our mind and then it’s much easier to attract that to us. It gives us clarity of what our goals and dreams are, the images, and words that we are attracted too are usually already somewhere deep down in our thoughts.

Don’t make the mistake of spending ten minutes on this though, my suggestion is that you switch off your phone, put on some relaxing music and give yourself at least 90 minutes uninterrupted time, gather all your bits and bobs before you start, a large piece of paper of card, lots of mags, newspapers, photos, plus scissors, glue

, pens and crayons, even glitter and fabric if you want to get really creative. Don’t think for too long about each image, pick out what you are attracted too, you can then position the pictures however feels right, it may be totally random or ordered and colour coded. You can of course create a vision board (sometimes called a moodboard) on the computer too, but I think there’s something quite cathartic about cutting out images.

It can be quite magical what happens next. I have a colleague who wanted a complete change of direction, living in another country and working with her passion which was being a Tarot card reader.   She had no idea how she would get her dream but she started creating a vision book and literally stuck any images that appealed. One image was of a coastline, it was beautiful and an unusual shape, she had no idea where in the world it was, another image was a photograph of her with her cards. Months later she got a call from an acquaintance suggesting she offer her services as a PA to a businesswoman in London, the entrepreneur wanted someone to live and work with her temporarily, she was then offered the position of moving to Spain to run the retreats the entrepreneur hosted, she jumped at the chance and arrived at her new home only to see her room overlooked the exact coastline she had ‘visioned’ It was in Deia Majorca. Some time later the entrepreneur decided to add Tarot readings to the list of extras for guests and my colleague was called upon to do her dream job!

My own experience was not quite so dramatic but highly amusing, I did a general vision board (I often recommend that my clients do one specifically for a business project) and amongst the usual offerings, pictures of our family on holiday, lovely beaches, some fabulous glittery images that represented success. I found myself unconsciously cutting out and sticking a picture of a scruffy black dog. When I showed the vision board to my kids they said ‘finally!!! They had wanted a dog for a long time but we have said no, it just doesn’t fit with our lives. Don’t get excited I told them, I don’t know why I was attracted to that image, we are NOT getting a dog, I found myself in the bizarre situation of wishing that what I had wished for wouldn’t materialise!

A few weeks later a neighbour appeared at the door with a dog on a lead, yes you’ve guessed it, the exact dog in the pic, meet my puppy she said, just wondered if the kids would like to take him for walks sometimes? Result! All the benefits of a pet with none of the responsibility.

They do say be careful what you wish for because your dreams just may come true!  Take some time and map out your dreams – I wish you a magical 2019

If you want help getting clarity on your USP for your brand or work get in touch with me janey@imperfectlynatural.com

 

 

 

A Nation of ‘Could Have Beens’

As a busy author and journalists I must confess I don’t get to really read and digest every press release I receive but one headline hit me hard in the inbox recently.

Modern Brits are a nation of ‘could have beens’ – not living life to their full potential’

The press release which was from Fundingguru.com* and said that a nationwide study reveals that we are indeed nation of “could have beens”, with a staggering 84 percent wishing they could change their life for the better and ultimately feel more fulfilled.

Apparently we are not making the most of our talents, with as many as six out of ten (61 percent) admitting they have a natural talent they do absolutely nothing with.

Perhaps unsurprisingly our creativity doesn’t always get fulfilled, As many as 29 percent of those surveyed believe they had a writing talent, while one in four said they could paint or draw well, but never get around to it.   Check out my blog on creating compelling content.

There are also millions of frustrated musicians in the UK, with almost one in twenty saying they could play an instrument, but that they had stopped playing altogether.

17 percent see themselves as talented singers, while 14 percent believe they could have made it as a stand-up comedian.

Over 40 percent of people had dreamed of opening a business, while 26 percent had once had ambitions to be a novelist.

According to the survey, the biggest excuse for not making the most of our lives came down to personal belief, with nearly half (49 percent) saying a lack of confidence made them give up.

Fear of failure was also major concern for 36 percent of people.

After that it was cold hard cash posing a problem, with 26 percent of those polled saying they just couldn’t make their gifts pay the bills.

22 percent said family life had got in the way of finding their dreams, while 19 percent said they were simply too busy to use their talents.

Matt Haycox, founder of fundingguru.com, who commissioned the poll of 2,000 adults said: “I’ve always been a big believer that anyone can live out their dreams by following their passion. Throughout my experience in business, I’ve encountered first hand pretty much every problem you can think of, and access to funding can seem overwhelming. I wanted to help people realise that they can overcome these obstacles, and The Get Funded Guide has been specifically designed to help with all these issues.  What’s more, the guide teaches you how to get in front of the right investors, and every single person that completes it will have their very first funding pitch guaranteed, as I will personally review every one. I’m hoping to find the next big business in the UK, so pitch me!”

As many as 94 percent said they would enjoy life more if they’d used more of their creative skills.

So what are you NOT doing?  Whats your purpose and are you fulfilling it?  It’s one of the things that upsets me most when I see talented people, I can’t bear that they don’t follow their dreams!

Read my post about the late Wayne Dyer who famously said ‘Don’t die with the music still in you 

And while we are on iconic quotes, Here’s just part of that classic Marianne Williamson quote…

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. “

So take some time out today and ask yourself honestly what am I hear to do? What is it that’s holding me back?  If its confidence, fear of failure,  lack of time, who could you ask for support ?

What could you do differently?

If its hard cash check out what Matt offers *(see note below)   http://www.fundingguru.com/

If you want clarity on your work, your brand, your purpose, there are some helpful visualizations in my book You are the Brand, it’s all about encouraging you to step into the spotlight

http://janeyleegrace.com/shop/you-are-the-brand-paperback-edition-including-free-audio-masterclass-module/

  • For clarity I have not met Matt and this isn’t a recommendation for his work, I just thought the research was interesting!

Purpose by Jessica Huie MBE

Whats your purpose? I’ve written a lot about this, as I meet so many people who know there’s something more for them but they just can’t seem to locate it within the chaos and the overwhelm. They find themselves asking…is there something more? And do I count? I loved interviewing Jessica Huie MBE for Hay House radio recently; Her own journey to finding purpose is hugely inspirational. The book is called Purpose, Find your truth and embrace your calling. (Hay house)

You may know of her of course, she is the founder of JHPR, an award-winning PR agency, (she has worked with Simon Cowell and Meghan Markle no less) and she is the creator of Color Blind cards, a multi award winning multicultural greetings card company which drove an early conversation around the importance of ethnic representation in retail and became the first independent brand to secure a high street presence in Britain for multi-racial cards. The Evening Standard called her one of Britain’s ‘Most inspiring Entrepreneurs’ and she sits on Glamour magazine’s Power List as one of the UK’s most influential women

Jessica is brutally honest about the impact of caring for her father as he died, and the fact that despite having what most people would call the ‘perfect’ career and lifestyle, she realised she has been a control freak and a relentless workaholic perfectionist. Her life transformed when she realised that we are not merely our bodies, and the importance of reconnecting with our true selves.

Jessica has also done lots of work to help female entrepreneurs scale up their business and be authentic in their visibility – so you can see why I felt so connected!

I asked Jessica what our starting point should be if we find ourselves constantly busy and yet not ‘connected’ with ourselves, unhappy, unfulfilled and knowing there is something more.  She suggests that should start by recognising that we need to ‘positively disrupt’ our lives, be honest and real, don’t use the ‘PR’ spin.  The truth is we all use our ‘stories’ to excuse ourselves from moving forward, so many of have the ‘imposter syndrome’ and while the exterior  seems shiny and productive, underneath we are struggling and barely coping.

Jessica says we should ask ourselves what makes us happy? What lights us up?  It’s important because once we are aligned with our truth, that’s when we get into the flow.

The book opens with a quotation from Ernest Livingstone Huie (Jessica’s Dad)

‘Some of us on this earth are the candles and lanterns, flickering lights reassuringly pointing out the way in the bends within this vast funnel which is life on earth’.

So have you found your purpose?
Purpose Find your truth and embrace your calling by Jessica Huie is published by Hay House
Purpose: Find Your Truth and Embrace Your Calling

If you want more clarity on your purpose in your brand check out this one day workshop

My Awards for Practitioners and Therapists – Are YOU a Winner?

When it comes to my Awards, it’s hugely important to me to look at the holistic picture, so we accept entries not only from just skincare and beauty companies, and eco natural sustainable brands, but also from therapists and coaches who are doing such important work.

Last year we also had a large number of entries in our wellbeing / spirituality author category, and we think it’s so important to recognise the people who are going all out to inspire us to better health and wellbeing through the books they are writing and apps they are creating.

Check out this interview I did with Inga Deksne about how heart-centered businesses can attract more customers.

 

Join us for the interview

Posted by Janey Lee Grace on Friday, 29 June 2018

 

Do you have a brand you’d like to get recognition for, or perhaps you are a therapist or a coach, author or ‘changemaker’?

There is great opportunity for exposure across the many platforms which have a reach of around 500k potential consumers. Entry in my coveted prestigious annual awards offers superb marketing opportunities for expanding business visibility, we don’t just accept entries and hope for the best – we love helping to raise awareness of the great holistic stuff out there!

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 enter we ask that you 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 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!

ENTER HERE >>

 

I’m so glad Janey asked me to enter the Platinum Awards last year.
Aside from the publicity, the extra credibility and exposure it gave me, it was a massive confidence boost, and probably one of THE proudest moments of my life!
Therapists, healers and coaches work SO hard and transform peoples’ lives, and as a holistic therapist and spiritual teacher myself, it was so nice to be recognised and rewarded for the hard work that I put in to empower others to heal themselves and create the life they desire!

Raspreet Sagoo, Holistic Health Practitioner, Spiritual Teacher and Motivational Speaker.

 

The Media Hub Facebook Group

I’ve created a Facebook group ‘The Media Hub’ and this is the place where I offer regular Q and A’s and will be popping in with tips, advice and press opportunities when they arise. In the last few weeks I’ve posted some juicy press opportunities there which have resulted in some mainstream press for individuals just for being part of a free Facebook community.

If you would like to join this group, then please click here>>>

The link will take you to the private group page and in the top banner you will see ‘Join Group’. Please click on this button to request to join the group and once we receive your request we will add you into the group

Once inside the group you will see a ‘Welcome’ post outlining what the group is all about with a few simple but important rules, please go ahead and read this post first, thank you. Come and join us and make sure you let me know about your work!

How to Be an Award Winner – Watch my final Training Video – PART THREE (No Charge)

This is the last video in my Award Training video series and in part one and two I encouraged you to find your way of standing out and having the ‘wow’ factor, so that judges will notice you and your product or service. In this final video I talk about the best ways of boosting your PR and getting more engagement when you are part of an Awards program. Enjoy!

 

Could you be a winner in my 2018 Platinum Awards?

There is still plenty of promotion opportunity available if you enter our 2018 Platinum Awards. If you enter at premium MAX level this includes maximum exposure with a personal showcase blog, a showcase snapshot on UK Health Radio Show (200,000 unique listeners per month) and a personal video feature of your product presented by me and promoted via Janey Loves and UK Health Radio social networks with a combined reach of 100,000+ people AND you can have free PR included.

ENTER HERE NOW!

Platinum Awards announcement ceremony at Go! Organic – London’s exciting new festival

The GO! Organic Festival is an amazing new weekend event celebrating the very best in organic, sustainability & healthy lifestyles, right in the heart of London and it’s where I’ve chosen to announce our 2018 Platinum Award Winners!

8 – 9 September 2018 at Battersea Park, London

This event embraces and celebrates the importance of organic and healthy living. Momentum is gathering amongst consumers and the GO! Organic Festival aims to educate, inform and entertain, and has the potential to be one of the most important marketing platforms for the organic sector in the UK.

A fabulous celebration showcasing  an incredible eclectic mix of entertaining and informative talks, celebrities, great music, awesome food, hands-on experiences, learning, inspiration, colour, themed areas and good old-fashioned fun.

 

The Organic Marketplace will host the best certified food, drink, clothing, beauty and lifestyle brands with 15,000 paying visitors over two days.

Book your tickets in plenty of time, remember you can bring the family BUY TICKETS

We will be hosting an exclusive invitation only VIP reception and live streaming our winners announcement …

Have you entered yet?

There are different levels of entry and if you enter at premium level this includes maximum exposure with a personal showcase blog, a showcase snapshot on UK Health Radio Show (200,000 unique listeners per month) and a personal video feature of your product presented by Janey and promoted via Janey Loves and UK Health Radio social networks with a combined reach of 100,000+ people

Please note we invite entries from all natural / eco products (not just 100 percent organic!!) We also welcome entries from coaches therapists and well being authors too.

Our categories are as follow (please note there will be sub categories in some of the sections):

SKINCARE AND BEAUTY

HAIRCARE

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

MOTHER AND BABY

FOOD AND DRINK

PRACTITIONERS AND THERAPIES

HOME/GARDEN AND PETS

CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES

WELLBEING CHARITIES AWARD

NATURAL AND ECO STORES

ETHICAL AND ECO SERVICES

BOOKS

It’s easy to enter, select your preferred entry package and after payment you will receive all the details you need including your ‘Readers Vote’ button.

I look forward to receiving your entries and helping you get more visibility

ENTER THE AWARDS HERE>>

If you’re an organic brand then you don’t want to miss this opportunity!

If you’re an organic brand that wants to exhibit at the festival it’s a great opportunity to sell direct to thousands of customers, get product feedback and meet trade buyers in a consumer environment. There are different options available to have a stand at the festival  let me know if you decide to exhibit! – all details can be found here>>>

Don’t go breaking my heart! your urgent action needed

Due to the new GDPR rules which come into play on May 25th we need your permission to be able to be able to continue to email you, I’m sure you have been sending out emails to your list and are probably feeling equally frustrated if people are deciding to…deal with it later!

As you know I send you emails twice a month max usually, and love being able to communicate with you about blog posts, special offers, competitions, events I am speaking at etc, if we stay connected you will be the first to hear my news.  (watch this space I am soon to be launching a low cost way of helping you gain more visibility for your business)

You will have been sent an email from us asking you to do a ‘one click’ action to keep signed in, but I’m guessing it may have in some cases gone into a spam folder or promotions folder. SO if you can’t see the email and do the one click thing, please would you consider signing up again…it will only take you a minute…  HERE

I SO hope we can continue to stay connected.  Of course if at any point you wish to unsubscribe you can easily do that too.   Just a note also to say that we NEVER sell data, please do check our privacy policy and we are registered with the ICO.

Don’t go breaking my heart! Please stay….

Once again, check the email which came recently, click once to stay with us, OR if you can’t find that or you don’t mind signing up again (will only take a minute) please click here 

 

Spotlight on Dr Marilyn Glenville #Platinum Awards judge

We are so thrilled to have Dr Marilyn Glenville as one of our esteemed judges in the 2018 Janey Loves Platinum Awards for natural and organic products and services….We asked her 7 questions

Tell us a bit about your background, how did you come to be doing this work?

From an early age I was plagued with migraines, which caused me to go to bed in a darkened room, often vomiting and affecting the quality of my life.  Over the years I had been given numerous drugs, been checked for a brain tumour and also referred to a migraine clinic but to no avail.  In my early twenties, I had my first taste of natural medicine when I went to see an acupuncturist who along with the acupuncture suggested I look at my diet.  This was a revelation to me, to think that I what I was eating and drinking could be affecting my health; there was no connection in my mind about this at the time.   As the migraines disappeared this inspired me to study the effects of nutrition and diet on health.

I have now been in clinical practice over 35 years and as well as the clinical work I also give talks both to healthcare professionals and the public and have written 14 internationally best-selling books and the feedback, emails and letters of how changes in diet along with supplements has changed people’s lives around has been so inspiring.

How do you relax?

I love to dance.  I find it relaxing because I am listening to the music, my body is moving and I am not thinking.  I try to ‘dance as if no one is watching’.

What’s the most important health trend currently,  (or whats your current focus?)

It really is about getting people to realise that sugar and foods that are broken down into sugar quickly (eg white flour etc) are the major culprits behind most people’s health problems and that having low or no fat is not the issue.  There are many people who would think it healthy to buy a low fat fruit yogurt (even organic) when that pot of yogurt could contain eight teaspoons of added sugar.   When I think of many of the symptoms that women, especially, come into the clinic complaining about they include:  irritability, aggressive outbursts, palpitations, lack of sex drive, crying spells, dizziness, anxiety, confusion, forgetfulness, inability to concentrate, fatigue, insomnia, headaches and muscle cramps.  These are all symptoms due to fluctuating blood sugar caused by caffeine and sugar and also long gaps without eating.

What do you eat for breakfast?

An egg with tomato and might have a piece of toasted rye bread with it.

How much do you exercise?

I like to do some form of exercise every day.  If I am lecturing away it may only be walking.  When I am at home I go to Zumba 2 or 3 times a week and also one or two Body Balance classes which combines yoga and Pilates.

What’s your mantra ?  / favourite inspirational quote

Take care of your body.  It’s the only place you have to live – Jim Rohn

If you would like to enter the Platinum awards for natural products, therapists and practitioners and authors look at the various different levels of entry Click here 

Health Works! Join us for an event with 3 leading health experts

So thrilled to be sharing a stage with Dr Marilyn Glenville (one of the esteemed judges in the Janey Loves #platinumawards) and Dr Patrick Holford.

There are two separate talks both at the London School of Pharmacy.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH A HEALTH & WELL BEING BRAND…..

Health Works – Nutrition and Business Tools for Successful Practice

Sunday 24th June 2018

Price: Early bird: Full Day £85 (Early bird ends 31st May)

Talks:

Marilyn: Women’s Health – using nutrition to balance hormones (part 1 & 2)

Patrick: New Approaches to Cancer plus Weight Loss/Diabetes

Janey Lee Grace: Business clinic for healthcare professionals

Book Here 

This is a special event for practitioners as it combines two top speakers in the nutrition world together with an expert who will show you how to have a successful practice.

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If you want to look after your health…(who doesn’t?)

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Improve Your Health Naturally – With the UK’s 3 Leading Health Experts

Price: Early bird: Full Day £65 or half day £37  (Early bird ends 31st May)

Marilyn: (2 talks) Balancing Your Hormones and Stress

Patrick: Disease Proof Your Life

Janey Lee Grace: Imperfectly Natural Woman

Book Now

The 3 leading experts 

Patrick Holford will cover how you can help your patients disease proof their life as ‘recent advances in cancer research have identified that most cancers have much less to do with aberrant genes and more to do with the environment, primarily influenced by nutrition, in which cells live and grow’

Women’s health nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD will cover the nutritional protocols (including diet, supplements, tests and herbs) to the most common women’s hormone problems including menopause, osteoporosis, infertility, fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS and PMS.

Janey Lee Grace, Radio 2 presenter and PR and media relations coach will discuss how you can achieve the visibility you need to succeed in your practice. She will share with you how you can be confident and authentic and get the inside track on making the right connections with your community and also journalists.

Book NOW