Carpe Diem

The one phrase that changes the course of marriage.

I was invited by Team Women Australia to share my mission at an event for International Women’s Day in Sydney on March 8th. What an honour to be involved.  A line up of incredible speakers, such as:

Claire Ashman, a TedEx speaker who survived a cult; Lizzy Williamson, who beat depression with movement, and consequently started 2 Minute Moves; Kylee Fitzpatrick, founder of TWA and passionate about equality and personal fulfilment.

A really big deal for me on the speaking front - so I made sure I practised and practised my 2 minute speech; with my gorgeous girlfriend AND also with my Uber driver who was driving me to the event! (English a second language, he said he only understood 30% of it. Bless him! I think he got the sentiment - that’s the main thing!)

The theme: #BeBoldForChange. 

How Do We Make Change In This World?

Here’s my version of how we can make change:

“Start with the end in mind”. 
Poignant words from the great Stephen Covey.

I interpret this as: 
Lying on your death bed. 
What will you be hugging just before you close your eyes for the very last time?

Your shiny toys?
Your bank statements?
Your framed MBA certificates?

I know I will be hugging my life companion. 
I will have no regret of knowing how much I loved, and how much I was loved.

I believe the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our relationships.

I also believe the most important relationship to focus our energy onto is the one with our husband.

Ever notice when we fight with our spouse the world seems a little bleaker? Our shoulders don’t stand so tall? There is less spring in our step?

And ever notice the opposite, too?


Our parenting is better, our business/careers thrive, and the trickle effects of a great marriage pour over to other important relationships. e.g. parents, siblings, friends, in laws, colleagues.

When we love and when we’re loved, we’re generally happier people.

Happy people make better decisions and accomplish more.

When we find happiness in our lives, we strive to making this world a better place.

Full of people loving. Helping one another.

And that’s the world I envisage for my children.

When the merry-go-round of madness goes full swing (i.e. life), we can easily lose scope of what is truly important.

Love is the most valuable asset. 
To give it. To receive it. 
And it all starts from home.

That’s why it’s my mission to help married mothers fall back in love with their husbands.

I invite YOU to #BeTheBoldChange in your home.

This is one phrase you can say TONIGHT; a small and significant step to making change in your marriage. 

Say this to your husband: 
“Thank you for being my hero. I appreciate what you do for our family.”


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