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Episode 8: Mid-life Crisis

Maria AllynMid-life crisis. Time for that Harley, the sports car, the younger love interest, or to get some work done on yourself. That’s the stereotype. And like most stereotypes it leaves a lot out.

Not everyone experiencing a mid-life crisis enjoy themselves. And I am not talking just about the protagonist, but the people around – the spouse, the kids, the siblings, the parents, the friends, you get the idea.

I am not going through a mid life crisis, at least not that I know of. But I do know people who are going through it now and I am sure so do you.

I recently spoke on this very topic with Maria Allyn and recorded our conversation for today’s episode. Maria is a mid-life crisis coach who spent her last 8 years helping women to get over this hurdle.

If you want to find out more about mid-life crisis, how it affects people and how to deal with it, you must listen to this week’s episode.

I hope you’ll find our discussion informative.

As always I welcome your feedback. Please post your comments online or drop me a line at [email protected]. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 7: She Believed She Could, So She Did

Chantelle BaxterSierra Leone. A former UK colony in West Africa ravaged by civil war. A place where a girl is more likely to be sexually assaulted than she is to go to high school. Let that sink in for a second…

A trip to Sierra Leone changed Chantelle Baxter‘s life. She came back to Australia looking for some volunteer work. And since no charity organisation would employ her she started her own. She was 23. That charity is OneGirl and their mission is to educate girls because little girls with dreams become women with vision.

In today’s episode I’m talking to Chantelle about her life-changing trip, her journey with OneGirl from their humble beginnings selling chocolate bars to raising millions of dollars, and about her plans for the future.

I am truly inspired by Chantelle. I hope she’ll inspire you, too.

Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 6: You Won’t Die of a Broken Heart

Megan BaylissMarried young. Divorced. Married again. Abandoned. Bankrupt. And that’s just the beginning…

Megan’s story is about survival, resilience and a wonderful human spirit.

She has a heart of gold. She had gone through 2 broken marriages. She raised six children on her own. She was left with a huge debt and went through bankruptcy. She quit her job and literally turned rubbish into great treasures. She now helps and feeds hundreds of underprivileged people in PNG by teaching them how to weave purses, handbags, bracelets out of rubbish.

She’s truly an amazing woman and I am glad to have her as a friend. You can connect with her on facebook at

Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

Episode 5: How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Shanti ZimmermannHere’s one of the most genuine and authentic human beings I have ever known. She’s real, honest and not afraid to show her true colours. Because of this she has been a victim of cyber bullying but she does not let that bother her.

I have great admiration for Shanti. She is courageous and fierce and she has no problem showing others what she’s made of.

If you are feeling lost, suffer from lack of self esteem, or have a hard time dealing with haters either in real life or online then you must listen to this episode.

And check her out at

Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill – free ebook

Napoleon Hill

In early 2000’s I met my late teacher Jim Rohn at a seminar in Sydney, Australia. During his talk he highly recommended this classic book.

He said “I recommended this book to millions of people around the world and only a handful of them would actually go out and buy it. If you go and buy it today it will set you apart from the 90% of the population.”

That’s all I needed to hear. I borrowed the money from my colleague and bought the book that very day.

This book transformed millions of lives around the world, including mine. I truly hope it will do the same for you.

Now that the book is in public domain there is no excuse for you not to own a copy. I wish to pass on this incredible book to you. I hope it will help you find whatever it is you’re looking for. All you need to do is apply the simple techniques described in this book.

Here is the link for a mobile friendly pdf edition. For a more generic epub edition follow this link.