January 2016 - Natalie Crowe Designs | Web Design Company Australia

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What’s happening at NCD HQ – January Overview


Hey there!

How are you? Great start to 2016 here,  we’ve been flat out with all of the events of School Holidays; catching up with family and friends, Christmas and New Years celebrations.   

As a family we’ve have spent days having adventures, outdoors or indoors in the loungeroom or at the local park. Building, cooking, crafting and creating memories.

My daughter has had visitation with her Dad’s family, which has meant that I’ve had a little more time up my sleeve to do some self development study in my “free time”.   

Just like one could expects when “free time” arrives, there are always things to be done and during the second last week of January,  My “free time” – when combined to the local shopping centre… managed to evolve to include a pretty nasty fall  – a sprain my knee and factured my tailbone… (-Yes; I don’t do things in halves!  It’s it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well right??)  after a few visits to the hospital, xrays and doctors appointments – it was safe to say I was done for my quota of excitement for one month…  Time to calm down…  focus on getting back to routine and getting settled.  My injuries are going to take months to heal and there’s not a lot we can do..

On “bedrest”, I’d taken the opportunity whilst we’re not working on client products to really amp up my studies and focus on making the most of the may days of January.

During this amazing month of January we’ve:

  • * Participated in Search Engine Optimisation and Marketing Short Course
  • * Met with some of our amazing local business women for brainstorming sessions
  • * Progressed in our Leonie Dawson Workbooks
  • * Further completed stages of Leonie’s Academy
  • * Planned out several new products and services to be release in 2016
  • * Introduced a new management philosophy into the business
  • * Reached my savings goals ahead of schedule- Saving the needed funds for our Shining Canberra Retreat with Leonie and the Team at the end of February.  

Not to mention started to recover !

This whole process for this month has really flown,  it feels like it was only yesterday we were gearing up for Christmas Day and now we’re moving forward with 2016 at a rapid pace!  Heck, my daughter is in second class this year?  When did that happen??

It’s amazing how we grow, change and adapt to our surroundings…  but it can be scary knowing how fast paced life is – now-a-days…

Whilst I don’t want to wish the time away, as I have heaps of things I want to do this year – 2016… I am so very much looking forward to heading to Canberra next month on a Solo adventure of self growth, learning and development.

Look At Canberra!!!  Natalie Crowe Designs is coming to your neighbourhood! 

Steve Jobs | Top 10 Rules to Success

VIDEO: Steve Jobs – 10 Rules to Success

1. Don’t live a limited life

2. Have passion

3. Design for yourself

4. Don’t sell crap

5. Build a great team

6. Don’t do it for the money

7. Be proud of your products

8. Build around customers

9. Marketing is about Values

10.Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish



Back To School – Back to the Office!

It’s official!!!
We’re back in the office as of the 1st of February 2016.
We’ve been:
  • * Enjoying some quiet time with the family and friends over the holidays.
  • * Working on new business concepts…
  • * Recovering from fractured tailbone and sprained knee.
  • * Phone/Skype mentoring .
  • * Studying online at the Shining Academy.
  • * Reading a tonne of new business resources and getting educated up.
  • * Planning on embarking on a solo trip to Canberra for the Shining Business Retreat.
  • * Writing Course Material for our Business Mentoring course opening later in 2016.
  • * Updating some of our existing clients websites.
  • * Quoting several new website developments.

All this among many other things!

We’re looking forward to hearing from all of you!

Oprah Winfrey’s 10 Rules for Success

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey’s 10 Rules for Success

1.Understand the next right move
2. Seize your opportunity
3. Everyone makes mistakes
4. Work on yourself
5. Run the race as hard as you can
6. #Believe
7. We are all seeking the same thing
8. Find your purpose
9. Stay grounded
10. Relax, it’s going to be okay

SOURCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a8ncSBU-Eg

JIM ROHNS | 10 Top Tips for Success

VIDEO: JIM ROHN’s  Top 10 Rules for Success

1. Let’s do it!
He was born in Yakima, Washington. The Rohns owned and worked a farm in Caldwell, Idaho, where Jim grew up as an only child.

2. Ask for adventure
He started his professional life by working as a stock clerk for department store Sears.

3. Work on yourself
friend invited him to a lecture given by entrepreneur John Earl Shoaff,
and he joined his direct selling business AbundaVita as a distributor.

4. Have a purpose
joined Nutri-Bio in 1957, another direct selling company. It was at
this point that the company’s founders, started to mentor him.

5. You’ve got to dream
After this mentorship, Rohn built one of the largest organizations in the company.

6. Never give up
1960 when Nutri-Bio expanded into Canada, Shoaff and the other founders
selected Rohn as a vice president for the organization.

7. Rely on yourself
After Nutri-Bio went out of business in the early 1960s, Rohn was invited to speak at a meeting of his Rotary Club.

8. Learn from other people
In 1963 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, he gave his first public seminar. He then began presenting seminars all over the country.

9. Say “Enough is Enough!”
He mentored Mark R. Hughes and motivational speaker Tony Robbins in the late 1970s.

10. Think rich
He was the recipient of the 1985 National Speakers Association CPAE Award for excellence in speaking.

SOURCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEgvoIl_zMg

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Tony Robbins | 10 Rules to Success

 VIDEO: Tony Robbin’s Top 10 Rules for Success

Great Youtube Video some some really great

1. Raise your standards
He began his career promoting seminars for Jim Rohn.

2. Be truly fulfilled
He taught neurolinguistic programming and Ericksonian hypnosis after training with NLP co-founder John Grinder.

3. Progress equals happiness
His use of board breaking, skydiving, and later firewalking in his seminars is intended to help participants learn to push through their fears.

4. Love your customers
He promoted his services as a “peak performance coach” through his books and TV infomercials.

5. Add value
In 1997, Robbins began the Leadership Academy seminar.

6. Have an exit strategy
He has written three best-selling books: Unlimited Power, Awaken the Giant Within, and Money: Master the Game.

7. Be resourceful
He founded the Anthony Robbins Foundation, a charity dedicated to empowering individuals and organizations.

8. Pay attention to the little things
In April 2012, Robbins began cohosting Oprah’s Lifeclass on the OWN Network.

9. Look for leverage
In 2007, he was named in Forbes magazine’s “Celebrity 100” list.

10. Change your mindset
In 2007, Forbes estimated that Robbins earned approximately $30 million. 

SOURCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9F19ban7A4