Entrepreneurship

Announcing SWIISH Gets Remarkably Organised!

I am beyond excited to finally be able to share a project that I have been bursting to talk about for the last two months…

I’ve teamed up with my dear friends (and co-founders of SWIISH) Sally Obermeder and Maha Koraim to create a special eight-week program that will help them – and their awesome community – get remarkably organised in 2019.

I have been a friend and fangirl of what Sal and Maha do over at SWIISH for a long time – I love their Supergreens Powder and you’ll find a few SWIISH pieces in my wardrobe.  The SWIISH team has also been a huge supporter of the whole Get Remarkably Organised philosophy, practising it at SWIISH HQ and even stocking the book on their online store for the last few months.

Over eight weeks, I’ll be guiding this gorgeous duo and their SWIISH family through a step-by-step process to get their shit together.  We’ll be tackling everything from decluttering, designing the life of your dreams, bedding in a kickass morning routine and overcoming procrastination.  We’ll even be hosting a live Q&A midway through the program, to share their wins on the way and answer your burning questions.

A clearer, more focused and infinitely happier life is just around the corner.

It all kicks off on 1st February 2019 and sign-ups are open right now.  You can find out all about it right here.

Oh, and a super special bonus to anyone who signs up before Monday 17th December – we’ll post you a Get Remarkably Organised book for absolutely free, and with it a gift token if you’re giving the program as a gift to a special someone in your life.  Merry Christmas indeed! 

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A letter to my 25 year-old self

Hi Lorraine!

It’s me, your 35 year-old self, coming to you from ten years in the future. It’s pretty cool here right now and I can tell you you have a LOT to look forward to over the next decade. And a lot to learn too, which is why I’m here..

Yesterday I had breakfast with one of my (our? Sorry, I don’t know how this Future/Past self thing works) past team members. She’s 24, has a kickass new job and I couldn’t be more proud of her.

I found myself dispensing little snippets of the things I’ve learned since I was her age, and it got me to thinking about what I’d tell you, 25 Year Old Lorraine, if I got to have breakfast with you. Well time travel hasn’t been invented just yet, so instead I’ll need to make do with writing this letter.

You’ve done some brilliant things over the last ten years Lorraine – you really should be so very excited about what’s to come. There are also some things I think we could have done better, sooner or not done at all. This isn’t about regrets – you and I try to avoid having them. But we’re going to be 36 soon and I wanted to reflect a little on you, me and all the bits in between.

First off, let’s talk about work.

Work your arse off. You have so much energy. You can drink cheap Iceland sauvignon blanc in your London sharehouse till 2am and get up with a perfectly clear head for work the next morning. Use this to your advantage. You can get so much done, it scares me to think about it. You have so much time. And believe me: YOU ARE NOT TIRED.

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The story of our reversed treechange

When Wade and I had been together only a year or so, we went on a weekend minibreak to the Hunter Valley.  On a stroll around the vineyard we were staying at, we daydreamed about the perfect life we’d love to have together one day.

Living in our own farm made up the bulk of this perfect life – and we exchanged lists of the fruit we’d grow, the vegetables we’d grow and the animals we would raise.  For as long as I can remember, living right in nature has been my dream life – and to be self-sufficient for organic produce was the next level of that dream life.

I started floating the idea of a Gold Coast move to Wade in late 2016.

What attracted me?

The slower pace of life.  The proximity to nature.  The idea of Lexi growing roaming barefoot through her days.  The sunbleached dream.

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Five golden rules to pricing

I don’t know about you, but coming up with ideas for new revenue streams and product ideas is the fun bit of entrepreneurship for me.

Exploring different ways to bring them to life, deciding on packages and the whole act of creation in business excites the hell out of me. That flight of creativity is the drug that has intoxicated me in the six years that I’ve run my own businesses.

Where it starts to get difficult is deciding what price tag to slap on said revenue stream/product…

And I’m not alone in this struggle.

From the many entrepreneurs I have mentored – from my Mastermind to my Remarkability Clann members, deciding on how to price our offers is a perennial problem for business owners. 

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How to be a successful entrepreneur

Walking to the café I’m working from this afternoon, I was pondering the commonalities between the entrepreneurs I see going places – and I mean really going places.

Like most things in life, there are patterns.  By now, I have banked up hundreds of hours of mentoring up-and-comers, and been fortunate to get to hang with the best of the best – everywhere from Necker Island, to Uluru, to late night wines with a business bestie at her kitchen table.  I can generally tell within 15 minutes of spending time with an entrepreneur if they’re going to “make it” or not.

Important note: some entrepreneurs and business owners are perfectly happy with growing their businesses gradually, or keeping them ticking along nicely as a side-hustle.  And that’s perfectly cool.  When I say “remarkable”, I mean the people who go on to hit seven figures early in their business, who attract kickass people to their team, who have created a situation where they have so much work coming in that their biggest problem is back-filling a team to fulfil demand.

Of the entrepreneurs I’ve personally mentored, these are the nine signs I look for as a reliable forecast of their future success.

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Why I sold my business

Today we are announcing that I have sold The Remarkables Group to my business partner Natt.

That sentence was very surreal to write.

Even though we have been working on this for a couple of months, it still hasn’t quite sunk in that this is all happening.

I started the business on the 16th May 2012 in my spare bedroom. I was full of optimism, excitement and not a little terrified of this new frontier I was about to cross.

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Episode 4 – Sabri Suby

For this week’s episode of The Remarkability Show, I interviewed the founder of Melbourne digital agency King Kong, Sabri Suby.  Sabri shared his rock star revenue generation tips, the habits and rituals that set him up for success and the number one mistake that people make when approaching digital marketing for their businesses.

Click HERE to listen now.

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Episode 3 – Anna Hopkins

In this today’s The Remarkability Show I interviewed Anna Hopkins, founder of The Protein Bread Co. Anna shared her childhood dream story with me about moving to the city to pursue her dream of starting her own cafe, which she then sold to start ‘The Protein Bread Co’ which combined her passion of promoting a healthy lifestyle and eating well. We talked through the challenges, self-awareness and the focus and perseverance Anna instilled to make her dream a reality.

Click HERE to listen now.

Anna Hopkins

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Episode 2 – Jack Delosa

In today’s Remarkability Show I talked to Jack Delosa. Jack is founder of Australia’s largest and most disruptive education institution for entrepreneurs, ‘The Entourage’. Jack is changing education for entrepreneurs and shares some of his secrets and tips with me.

Click HERE to listen now.

Jack Delosa

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Episode 1 – The Merrymaker Sisters

Merrymakers

In my very first Remarkability podcast I spoke to health and happiness advocates Carla and Emma of The Merrymaker Sisters. The Merrymaker Sisters shared their secrets on ‘following your bliss’ and so much more.

Click HERE to listen now.

 

 

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