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November newsletter - Stress Busters

November 2023

Stress Busters

As we head into the festive season...

December and January can be stressful for many, with all sorts of family and work dynamics, which can challenge even the most resilient of us.

A colleague of mine, a transformational coach, is doing a stress-busting webinar Tuesday 21 November at 8pm, $40 for 40 minutes. Details below.

See my article on preparing for the best 2024, upcoming courses and my tip for the month.

I would love to encourage you! It's been another year with doom and gloom all around us. However, my experience is that there are opportunities surrounding us especially if we have the right "glasses" on. Keep working to stay positive as attitude is EVERYTHING!

Take care, sending my best to you and your tribe.

With my best wishes,

Helen Corban
0275 822 045


Preparing for the best 2024!

As we approach the end of one year and the beginning of another, it's natural to reflect on the past year and look forward to all the good things ahead for us in 2024!

Many of us aspire to make the upcoming year the best one yet, full of personal and professional achievements, growth, and happiness. While we can't predict every twist and turn the year will bring, we can take proactive steps to set ourselves up for success. Let's explore effective strategies to prepare for your best year ever.

  1. Reflect on the Past Year - go through your Calendar/diary:
  • What you should do more of, less of, or eliminate altogether?
  • Look at the growth opportunities you've pursued and what the ROI was. Which gave a high return or which didn't?
  • Think about how much time you spent doing things you could have delegated.
  • What did you delegate that you could pick up again, or delegate to another person?
  • Did you spend enough time with your family/partner/friends?

What were your accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned? Reflecting on your past experiences can provide valuable insights into what you want to achieve in the coming year. Celebrate your successes (this is one of my favourite things to do), learn from your mistakes, and use this self-awareness as a foundation for your goals.

2. Set Clear and Specific Goals:

This year I have joined a different kind of networking group, and we keep ourselves accountable to our self-directed 90-day goals with each other. We use clear and specific goals, rather than vague resolutions. It has made such a difference with the incredibly visible accountability. This is another initiative of The Crate. There are still some spaces left for new members if this interests you.

3. Develop a Plan:

Setting goals is essential, but having a plan to achieve them is equally important. Create a detailed plan outlining the steps you need to take to reach your goals. Consider what resources, skills, or support you may need along the way. Having a structured plan will keep you organised and motivated throughout the year. I have a great planning tool that can assist with your plans.

4. What You Schedule gets Done:

"Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation." Make sure you schedule your project steps, goals and tasks into your Calendar and then follow through and do them. A good plan implemented today is better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow...

5. Cultivate Positive Habits:

Your habits play a significant role in shaping your life. Everything we do is driven by habits. Identify habits that support your goals and work on cultivating them. Whether it's waking up early, exercising regularly, practicing mindfulness, or consistently working on your projects, positive habits can lead to long-term success.

Preparing for your best year ever is a deliberate and ongoing process. By doing the above you can position yourself for a year filled with growth, fulfillment, and achievement. Remember that your journey is unique, and it's ok to adapt your plans along the way. With determination and the right strategies, you can make the upcoming year truly remarkable. Here's to your best year ever!

Contact me if you would like to know more about The Crate's initiative - The Gathering, or want a copy of my project planning tool. Email me

Upcoming Courses

1) Business Growth Acceleration Program:

Take your business to the next level!

Our coaching program is designed to support driven female entrepreneurs who are juggling the demands of their budding businesses and personal lives. We empower them to seamlessly navigate the challenges of the early stage of entrepreneurship, moving from overwhelming stress to effective and balanced management. By equipping them with practical tools and proven principles, we lay the groundwork for their businesses to thrive, facilitating sustainable growth.

A 12-week program starting 15 January on Zoom.  

Details here or contact me on 0275822045 /  email

2) Put Your Dream to the Test:

What Do You Need to Make Your Dreams Come True?
Your dream has power. It can inspire you. It can empower you. But will it reward you? How do you do the things needed to make your dream come true? Most people fail to realise their potential because their dream remains hypothetical. We will work together to help you to crystallise your vision and galvanise your commitment.

A 12-week course starting Wednesday 17 January on Zoom.

Register here or call me on 0275822045


Festive Stressbusting Reunion webinar

From Sharon of UbeU

As a mindset coach, Sharon has created a neuroscience webinar so you don't have to get beaten up by Christmas. Your journey towards a stress-free mindset is something she genuinely believes you can achieve.

Act fast because places are limited.

As the holiday buzz gains momentum, Sharon wanted to reach out with an invitation that promises to sprinkle some extra joy into this busy time of year. 🎁

Think of it as a mental holiday for yourself, a time to recharge and arm yourself with a mindset that can turn the most anxious moments into opportunities for restoring the Merry in Christmas.

Why join?

·    🎉 Fun factor: This isn't your average webinar. Expect surprises, laughs, and a sprinkle of holiday magic.

·     🌟 Low-key and inexpensive: We're keeping it simple and accessible because joy doesn't have to break the bank. It’s probably less than your weekly coffees or a family takeaway.

·        🎁 Refer-a-friend bonus: Share the festive cheer! Refer two or more friends to our mindset coaching community, and all of you get this webinar for $30.

Don't let the holiday stress be the boss of you. Let's turn it around together!

To secure your spot, click here

Date: Tuesday 21 November

Time: 8pm – so you get the stuff done and can relax for 40 minutes

Platform: Your favourite device and your comfiest couch

Investment: $40 for 40 minutes

In this unique and spirited session, we're going to dive into:

1. Stress-Busting Techniques: Quick, effective strategies to melt away stress, even in holiday chaos.

2. Festive Mindfulness: Embracing the present moment with simple, fun exercises that'll have you feeling excited instead of stressed.

3. Laughter as a medicine: Because laughter is the best medicine, even if it’s a groan-worthy pun.

If you've ever wondered about the impact of a mindset shift during the holidays, this is the perfect chance to experience it firsthand.


Tip of the Month

An AI essential

In your ChatGPT, go to Settings and Custom Instructions.

Answer the 2 questions:

  1. What would you like ChatGPT to know about you to provide better responses?
  2. How would you like ChatGPT to respond?

This allows ChatGPT to understand your needs much better, and to save you time in explaining to ChatGPT what you are looking for. It will also respond in your tone so there is less editing.