Creating Impact with Your Work

Posted on: September 21, 2016 Category: Business & Entrepreneurship


Let’s have a conversation about IMPACT.

I can bet you a hundred bucks that impact is why you have chosen to do what you’re doing.

It’s why you got started.

It’s why you are here, right now.

My own story started with witnessing how coaching and personal development could truly change and deeply impact a person’s life – for the better!

It’s what got me hooked on this career as a coach to start with! It’s why I continue to show up and do what I do, up till today.

We know that if we can change just one life, it will be worth it. Because that change will create a positive ripple effect in the entire world.

Maybe it’s empowering our clients with skills around setting boundaries, permission to put themselves first, saying YES to pursuing their own dreams.

Maybe it’s helping our clients infuse more beauty into their surroundings – through interior design, personal style, photography, coaching.

Maybe it’s helping our clients hone in on their intuition, being able to make more aligned decisions, live a more spirit-filled life.

Have you recently taken a really good, comprehensive look at how impactful your work is?

It might start with changing one clients’ life with private coaching.
Or a group of clients at a time with courses and programs.

The impact of your work has a beautiful, positive flow on effect.

It flows onto their family, children, spouses, friends, community, and dare I say – globally.

Each and every client I work with has one common thread – their work positively impacts the world. When we can plug you into this absolute knowing, the body of your work transforms. Work flows more seamlessly. Inspiration is just a request away.

Are you getting your work out there?

If you’re not feeling like you are, let’s talk. Let’s explore how I can help and support you in getting your work out there, changing more lives, creating a positive ripple effect in consciousness.

Click here to book in a discovery call with me. During this call, we’ll get on Skype and explore what your work is about, what your current goals are, whether coaching is the next step for you – and if it is, exactly what that would look like.

You’ve got something really impactful to share with the world.

Let’s get your gift out there where it can start changing lives.

Much love,

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Fear vs. Excitement

Posted on: September 7, 2016 Category: Self Mastery

Jia-Ni-RelaxedA week ago, I committed to something very exciting. I’ll share more soon (watch this space).

Before I made the decision to commit – I was feeling all kinds of fear, nervousness, and even some anxiety!

It reminded me of an experience I had three years ago.

I’ve never shared the details of this experience in this way before, as it was one of the times where I felt fear (deeply).

That said, I know we learn effectively from each other’s experiences (and have done a lot of clearing work on this over the years), so I hope you take something from my sharing, even if it’s just a little piece of inspiration or a new idea. :-)

It was a time when I was living in a granny flat…

I was renting from a couple who lived in the main house. It was my first time living on my own – very exciting times! I had always previously lived in a room in a main house, so it was very new for me to have my own space/home and privacy.

It was all smooth sailing until they refused to fix a few things that were broken. After many months, I decided to move out as I was no longer available for it.

(To paint a picture: the internet was highly unreliable which I couldn’t do with running an online business, the hot water didn’t work early in the morning, the oven broke, they demanded extra charges that weren’t in the contract, and I found out they entered my home while I was out without permission…)

Anyway, the landlords were VERY unhappy (and did nothing to hide it).

It started to become a very energetically taxing – and toxic – place to live.

So I handed in my notice according to the rental agreement, rented a new apartment in the city, and started moving my things over bit by bit.

(To be clear, I wasn’t breaking the lease agreement. I also had been a great tenant for the during my time there, I always paid rent on time/early. And I kept the place clean and in a good state.)

One day, I came back to get more things to move over… And found out that they changed the door locks to my home so I couldn’t access it. They demanded extra rent in exchange for my entry.

Long story short, it was an experience that had me feel a lot of fear. I felt powerless a lot of the time – and the promise and vision of the other side – in this situation, a home that felt supportive – was what kept me going.


It absolutely felt easier at times to just go along with their demands, but it also didn’t feel right. Deep below my fear there was a tinge of excitement around the prospect of being out of this bind.

On days where I was feeling extra grounded, I even felt excitement around how this experience would grow me as a person. Looking back, I have learnt so much about standing my ground and holding my boundaries because of this situation!

Anyway, I’m sharing this in today’s newsletter because I know how fear can take over and paralyze us. It can make us doubt everything – especially ourselves. It can make us feel powerless.

My home is my sanctuary – it’s where I work, rest, create, dream, and ultimately where I feel safe. Going through the experience taught me A LOT about sticking my guns and navigating through the fear – no matter what. In this situation, it felt like I HAD to.

My biggest learning was this: When feeling fear in any area of your life, amp up the excitement – the positive anticipation of “the other side”.

Fear still comes up for me today.

It comes up when I work on creating a new offering, when I hire someone new to work in my business, when I have a vulnerable conversation about something that’s important to me with my man, when I renew with my coach, when I choose to create change in my life/business – to name a few.

How do I get past it?

I tune into my excitement. I amplify my vision of “the other side”. I let my level of excitement be 1% (or 0.1% even!) higher than my level of fear, and then I take the necessary action.

It’s not easy to take action in fear – I totally get it. But taking action in excitement and positive anticipation? That’s a whole different story. :-)

Much love,

PS: What are you looking to create in your life and business right now? More service? More value? More self-worth? More on-purpose work, projects, and clients? What kind of fears are coming up for you when you start thinking about going for your big goals and dreams? Tune UP the excitement right now and go for it!

PPS: Having access to my private coach throughout this ordeal was one of the biggest sources of support and grounding that I gifted myself (thank you Jia Ni! ;) – it truly helped me grow with as much grace as was available. The other side has been wonderful – I know I wouldn’t be where I am & who I am today if it were not for what I had to experience here.

Are you looking for support in navigating through challenges in your journey towards creating the life and business/career of your heart’s desires? Click here to book in a discovery call with me. Let’s explore what challenges you are facing and how I could support you in getting through to the other side, and beyond. :-)

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A Unique Take on Watches

Posted on: September 5, 2016 Category: Lifestyle

I always donned a wrist watch.

(So much so that I had a permanent watch tan since I was 7! Which … was still better than the time I had a semi-permanent swimming goggle tan from taking swimming lessons during my 3-month school holiday. True story. ;-)

When I got to university, the iPhone gradually took over the function of telling the time for many years – and up until a few months ago I started feeling the urge to wear a watch again.

Something about the idea of wearing a beautiful timepiece feels extremely romantic.

A classic piece of accessory that can add that little something to what we wear.

Two months ago, I was introduced to JORD, a company that makes unique watches in St. Louis. This FRANKIE piece is my favourite piece from their collection of women’s watches – and they make a creative gift, too!

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I love the minimalist design! I also had it tailored to my wrist, a tiny bit loose so that it’s more adjustable. Snug watches get my circulation and re-create aforementioned watch tan situation.

Most importantly, it’s really easy to pair with an everyday jeans/pants + blouse combo, and even with a silk dress!

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I’ve been wearing it almost every single day since receiving it in its beautiful box!

Check out JORD’s other watches here & let me know which piece is your favourite!

Giveaway time!

JORD is giving away a $75 e-voucher to one lucky reader – and everyone who enters gets a $20.00 e-gift card! Yay!

To Enter

Simply visit this link here and enter the giveaway before Sunday 25th September 2016.

All vouchers expire on the 31st January 2017. The winners will be contacted via email.

Good luck!

Much love,
Jia Ni

* This piece was gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here.

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Pangkor Laut Resort

Posted on: August 30, 2016 Category: Lifestyle

At the start of this month, we celebrated Steve’s birthday at Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia. Sunshine, a taste of luxury, and ocean swims were among the many things on the brief when I asked him what he desired to experience for his birthday this year – and PLR fitted the bill perfectly! ;-)


We stayed in one of the spa villas, which were located above the clear blue waters, tucked away from the busier parts of the resort.

Our balcony had unobstructed views out into the horizon, and I woke up at sunrise daily to watch the sun make its way past the mountains and rise up into the sky. We hung out on our balcony most of the time, laying in the sun and living in our swimwear.

Every night, we fell asleep to the sound of crashing waves, and all in all had a wonderful time just taking it all in… A total dream come true.

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Upon arriving at our room Steve was delightfully surprised by the below… (Also not pictured: A rich, delicious chocolate cake at dinner that night!)

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Oh, where do I begin? The impeccable service, the food, the spa, the resort grounds …

The spa:

Steve’s birthday surprise included a spa treatment (his first time to a spa – and now the bar is set really high!!) He he!

It was an experience I don’t think words could ever do justice of … Our treatments started with a series of four rituals that included bath houses and scrubs – and after a divine massage – we used one of the nap gazebos to reflect on our experience, immersed in gratitude.

The food:

Dinner at Uncle Lim’s (a home-cooking inspired eatery was our go-to – which did not fail to WOW us every single night! (Let’s just say: Steve walked away from his birthday trip heavier than when he arrived! ;)

The grounds:

I’ll let the pictures do the talking! <3

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Being surrounded by the beauty, care, and intention that is evidently poured into this place really uplifts and nourishes the body, mind, and spirit! When not hanging out at our villa (we stayed in most of the time as we never felt like we wanted to leave!), we swam and body surfed in Emerald Bay, napped and read on the sun loungers, and even tried our hand at tennis one fine morning…


Hearts full.
Souls fully nourished.
Totally blissed out.

We left Pangkor Laut Resort so relaxed, all smiles (and mission accomplished on Steve feeling spoilt for his birthday :) … Thank you so much Pangkor Laut Resort for all the magical days – we can’t wait to be back!

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