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A review; My 30 day detox

About 12 weeks ago I had decided enough was enough. I just knew something wasn’t quite right. I was sick for about the 3rd time this year which generally is unheard of for me, I couldn’t shake constipation – sorry for the overshare but this IS a review – my cellulite wouldn’t go away no matter what the exercise I did and my bloating wasn’t just creeping in afternoon, it was all day, all night bloating. 
So I set out to find a detox. 
Before I begin, let me start by saying this. I eat clean, drink 5L of water a day without fail, take vitamins, exercise up to 5-6 times a week (for over 3 years now) and am not a huge alcohol drinker (certainly love a glass of red over the weekend though). I’m no raw vegan, but I get well and above my 2 & 5 fruit and veg a day, snack healthily and go without meat one day of the week (sometimes two). P.s the good news though is if you ARE looking for something to help you with weight loss as well and aren’t overly healthy this detox is perfect for you!!
This wasn’t about weight loss for me, it was about cleansing on the inside to make me feel better. So off I set on my research – and like the universe always does, it brought me to Peta at just the right moment who told me about Nutritional Cleansing. Hours more of my own research and I knew I had found my detox. 
I bought my Pak with still a little sceptisim. I of course thought I knew everything about my body and as I said, was as healthy as I could get for the lifestyle that I lead. Within a week on the products though I had proved myself incredibly wrong. 
Week One: I was sleeping better than I have my whole life, the kind of sleep where from the time my head hits the pillow until my alarm goes off, I am deep in sleep without interruptions. My 3pm sugar cravings started to back off slowly and I was still buzzing with energy as I was getting home at 5:30pm each night. I was regular again with the toilet. I thought that even with these improvements alone, I’d be happy, that was until…
Week Two: My bloating was almost gone (to the point where I just couldn’t believe it). My tummy started to look tonned and tight in the morning, noon and night. My moods were improving out of sight. Stressful situations at work suddenly didn’t stress me as much – life just seemed manageable (could it be that balancing my body was actually working?? It appeared so!) 
Week Three: People started making comments like “what the hell are you on?? How do you have SO much energy 24/7 and why is your skin glowing like that” .. fo’ real. This was the week my mum & sister decided this too could be the very thing they were both looking for. This was actually the week I think I reallyyy hit my detox though. I was a feeling tired again, quite tired actually and after my 3rd cleanse day – my skin broke out … (helloooo toxins leaving my body!!) 
Week Four: Everything clicked. Life made sense. In fact, I was quite emotional. Overwhelmed by the fact I could feel this good – all the time. I felt like for the first time ever I was balanced. My moods were officially 100% improved – I hadn’t felt stressed in weeks, I was bouncing through the doors at 5:30pm happy not moody and tired, my sugar cravings were completely gone, my sleep was officially consistent and my god was it deep, my skin had hit its stride and was clear and smooth and my energy was (& still is) unmatched. Not to mention my cellulite was gone (g.o.n.e – I lost 2.5cm of excess fat on each of my upper outer thigh), I had gained more muscle definition on my legs and stomach without increasing exercise (another benefit of the detox) and just felt more toned. 
I’m now on to my 3rd month, and, like I said, I’ll continue with these products as long as I am around. 
WHAT DOES IT ENTAIL???
It is a full on program including shakes, vitamins, cleanse drinks, snacks (depending which pak you get) and ionix liquid you can have every morning (or like me, every morning AND every night). 
You can use it as a meal replacement or have it alongside your meals. For me and my busy lifestyle, I have loved being able to have my shake for breakfast and shake for lunch as I’m on the go, but if you can’t handle the fact of giving up a meal or two then that’s fine too, just cut back on your portions and include your shake (win/win). There are a tonne of athletes on this program (a la Jana Pittman and Natalie Cook – 2 Australian Gold Olympians – not to mention Michael Jordan!) and for them, they just swap out two snack meals for the shakes. I.e Athletes typically eat 6 small meals a day, so they have 4 and 2 shakes. If you aren’t an athlete (like me!) I just had my shakes for brekky and lunch and then a big healthy dinner. 
“ohhh Shakes?? I have heard bad things about Shakes before” I hear you sigh. Push everything you have about them from your mind because this isn’t a diet shake program. Like I said, it’s nutritional cleansing – every shake has the following:
+ 60 essential micronutrients
+ 11 amino acids
+ 2 essential fatty acids
+ 13 vitamins
+ 21 minerals
+ 7 enzymes
+ 6 probiotics 

If I knew I was getting that in my nutrient depleted salads then I wouldn’t have looked in to a detox – look at the program as a nutrient rich vitamin heavy supplement program ready to give you the stuff your body is missing these days in the ever growing toxic world on TOP of the food you eat. 
It’s not a diet – it is a deep cellular level detox – so “will you put the weight back on as soon as you finish the products?” No, because you have gotten rid of the toxins in your body that would have clung on to that fat in that circumstance. 
This isn’t a magic pill or quick fix. It is a program that if you committ yourself to correctly and for the long term, you will see benefits you didn’t deem possible. 
Since I started I have coached 9 other girls through the program and that list is growing. Two other girls that started shortly after me have both had over 10kg weight loss (& both around 30-40cm loss) so there are weight loss benefits to it if you need it for that. 
I am now incorporating it in to my life everyday (as is Morgs! – yup, he started  the detox the same time and has had the same benefits as me if not better!) and am more fulfilled than ever getting to coach other girls through it. If this is something that sounds like you and you would love to feel like this too then email me; 
anna.ogilvie@hotmail.com – and I will load you up with ALL the info to help you make a decision if it’s for you or not. 

How to (sustainably) change your life

Waking up to the alarm sound on a cold Monday morning, the first thought I had was “you know what Anna, you don’t NEED to be up at 5am, just give yourself this one morning of sleep in…”, and almost as soon as I thought it, I caught myself with that negative mind-set and reminded myself I am not here to live mediocrely and be defined by average, I am here to live extraordinarily – so off the covers went and up I got.

The session was like most others, most mornings. I felt good, I had energy, I smashed a PB (personal best) on at least one of the reps on at least one of the exercises, I laughed, I said hello to some of the other regular 5am gym go’ers and I pressed ‘end’ on my workout app by 6:20am.

The usual high-five from the app happened telling me the PB I hit that day and the count of how many workouts I had completed occurred.

Only today, when the number landed on its final count, I smiled ear to ear.

200 work outs with my amazing trainer Lochie who uploads my food plans and work outs in to an app that I use daily.

I went home feeling fulfilled and sore – and that particular morning doing my gratitude’s, I put “my health and commitment to having health & vitality as my #1 value”.

Jumping on FB for the first time that day, I celebrated my 200th work out with a status and checking my notifications I saw the memories notification Facebook has now – something I actually LOVE checking daily to see what I was doing on this day 1, 2, 3, 4 even 5 or 6 years ago.

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Except this time, a status made me stop dead in my tracks, and another smile ear to ear broke out.

It was the exact same day, July 25th 2010 – 6 years ago.

It read….

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From celebrating having such a strong value around health and vitality, around moving my body every day and then honouring it with clean food and natural supplements – to this. Completely not honouring my body, and neglecting it for WEEKS with no exercise or clean / health / nourishing eating only a mere 6 years ago.

6 years to the day and I honestly don’t think I could be a more different woman.

Here is the thing though, something has been swirling in my heart for a while and this was just the slap in the face I needed to put hand to keyboard to write it for you.

That jump, from binge drinking, sleeping in, recreational drug use, no exercise (ever), choosing to skip meals and / or eat crap majority of the week to … rising at 5am daily, moving my body 7 days of the week, eating clean nourishing whole foods, complementing my food plan with natural wholesome incredible supplements …. DID NOT HAPPEN OVER NIGHT.

The other day, I was talking to my girlfriend in the kitchen about the life we get to live now and the advice or statuses that I write coming from that place of health and happiness now, and I said…. “you know what babe, I actually get that some of the stuff I say or write would piss people off, I bet they do sometimes sit there and say ‘what-the fuck-ever” … because they don’t know the story behind the work and sweat and blood and tears and sacrifice its taken for me to get to the place I can write and share like I do.

Point is…. I get it.

That was the moment I knew I wanted to write this piece. Then as fate and my life would have it Facebook put two of the most opposing statuses I have written next to each other on the same day, 6 years apart.

And here I am.

So back to the story of my journey not happening over night.

LONG before I started nutritional cleansing, back when I was the girl who’d sleep in, have a big glass of coke and a packet of kettle salt and vinegar chips in bed (yep, I uhhhh, I really did that) and never ever respected her body with exercise and in turn, getting my body to its heaviest… I knew that I had to change, and so I did.

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Morgan and I went to a food information night 6 years ago, where we started to educate ourselves on food. We learnt how to read the back of packets, we learned the difference between good and bad sugars and good and bad carbs, we learned about portion sizes (hardest lesson of all to learn!) and learned about good wholesome foods.

And oh SO slowly, but most definitely surely …. We started to change our diets and way of life.

I went from eating white carbs (your rice, bread, pasta, white potatoes) from 7 nights of the week, to 5, then to 4 when we felt ready, then to 2…..then to none. That process alone took MONTHS and we never once felt like we were depriving ourselves. All the while dropping grams or kg’s as I went.

Whilst switching out the white carbs (andddd things like packet sauces and gravy of course) we were completely over hauling our diet to a clean healthy one. So lots of fresh veggies, smaller sizes of meat, 2 nights of no meat a week and good carbs like sweet potato or quinoa – so the cutting of food was also replaced by new healthy eating.

Then went the coke (a cola) addiction. I never tried to quit over night. WHY? Because I KNEW if I was going to change my health, I needed to make SUSTAINABLE changes and cutting everything I had been so used to wasn’t going to give me lasting sustainable change.

So with the coke, I went from drinking 600ml – 1L of coke a day, to just ONE 600ml coke zero a day (still bad I know, but less sugar). Then I cut down to 5 days, then 3 days .. then just one over the weekend to …. None.

I never felt deprived and I didn’t struggle as I allowed the change of habit to happen gradually.

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Then came the exercise. If you had of told the Anna & Morgan back then they’d end up LOVING the gym and be in it daily in the years to come, they would have laughed you to another continent.

Instead, we woke up just a LITTLE earlier than 7am – 7:30am and went for a small walk around the block. Pretty soon, we loved doing it, and wanted to wake up even earlier, and increase our exercise .. so we got up just a little earlier again, and went for 2 – 3 blocks now. It got to the point we were up at 6am every morning going for a 5-7km walk before work and loving it. It THEN got to the stage we had both dropped just over 5kg from me, 7-8kg from Morgan, from this new way of life that we felt ready to join a gym … which we did, really close to our house and went and started running on the treadmill with a few little weights.

But again – see how it was gradual, it was slow, it was what was right for us.

I have ALWAYS been open and honest (of course) as well, and shared that amongst these years of change – I had a major jaw surgery which fundamentally changed my life. Top & bottom jaw broken and re aligned to fix a severe underbite. Whilst having my jaw wired shut for close to 4 weeks, I lost another 6kg’s.

Once I was cleared to exercise again, and was able to eat ‘normal food’ (aka not soup and mash potato) – our new habits were our new way of life and I knew I was NEVER going back to how we lived and ate before.

Upp’ing our training / exercise even more and REALLY living a life of clean eating, it’s when I lost my final 6kg taking my total weight loss over almost a 3 year period to 17kg. Which to this day I have maintained (which very long story cut short, the maintenance of that loss AND feeling a million dollars is thanks to nutritional cleansing – I am not going in to the last 3 years journey in this post though but if you want to read about that I have written about it here, here and here

So you see, when I share aspects of my life now, saying things like, you can either have results or excuses, but you can’t have both, or; it’s all just a choice, sleeping in and feeling like crap or getting up and showing up even if you don’t feel like it … understand that it comes from the deepest place of understanding, because I have lived and breathed both lifestyles.

And it has been a long and crazy journey to get to the place I own the advice I now give from a loving place.

The real point to this whole piece though is this ….

START TODAY AND START SMALL.

Change can be scary. I get it.

Change can be hard. I get it.

Change can be overwhelming. I get it.

Change can feel unsustainable. I get it.

But guess what?

It doesn’t have to be any of those things if you find your own rhythm and groove with it.

When I was trying to flip my life quite literally on it’s head I knew I couldn’t do it all at once. I knew the power was going to come from slower change, one step at a time, one day at a time kind of change.

And I am imparting the same wisdom on to you now .. with love.

Start Somewhere, start anywhere, start today … but don’t start it ALL at once.

You want to stop sleeping in so much, start eating healthier, move your body regularly and start an awesome morning routine??

AWESOME…

But where can you start small and start today?

Could it be that instead of skipping breakfast, you start to just get up even TEN minutes earlier and have a healthy smoothie? Does it mean not putting on tv at night until you have also made yourself a yummy / healthy lunch to take to work the next day? Could that just be the ONE first SMALL change you can make?

Could it be that instead of putting off exercise because you’re a bit timid of the gym, you go for a big walk every day instead? Walking is a powerful powerful exercise for the body and an excellent start in building the confidence to eventually get in the gym. Could that just be the ONE first SMALL change you can make?

Could it be that instead of getting out of bed with dread because you had another late night, you hit snooze 5 times, and will be rushed to get to work again, you commit to an earlier bed time NO MATTER WHAT for just one week – and a NO SNOOZE option for JUST one week, and see how that makes you feel? The answer is of course you can, it’s all just a choice and this alone could literally transform your days. So could THIS just be the one first SMALL change you can make?

There is a quote I love and adore by Robin Sharma that says:

“Don’t live the same life 75 times and call it a life”.

And I couldn’t agree more.

That extraordinary health, love, sex, health and happiness you seek (and is your birth right just by the way) is all on the other end of your own habits your cultivating in your life and how you’re creating your world.

I absolutely believe that a healthy body and a healthy mind are connected and to get one the other follows naturally. That was the way for me and I have seen in countless others. And once you have those two major, key, fundamental aspects of your life in order – the rest DOES fall in to place.

So start anywhere. Start somewhere. Start small. But PLEASE start today, and start with ONE THING.

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The coolest thing is, once you have that one thing nailed, the healthy nutritious smoothie for breakfast instead of skipping meals or the earlier bed time and no snoozing, or the walking every single day … you tackle the next area you are keen to change.

And slowly but surely, block by block, day by day, month by month – you start to design a body / mindset and LIFE you LOVE.

I’ll never say the road to making big changes in your life is easy, it’s not, if it was every body would be doing it – but I CAN say that it’s worth it.

The gap for you now, between the life you’re living currently, to the one you want to be living in terms of your health and fitness, is simply the action you choose to get in to from today onwards, or the action you choose NOT to get in to from this day onwards. And THAT is the difference between successful people and unsuccessful ones that stay stuck where they are blaming external influences and environments on where they’re stuck.

If you’re here though, reading this blog, and you have gotten this far – it tells me a lot about you, and it tells me you are one of those successful people wiling to put in the action to make the changes in your life you so desire.

So, start today – you don’t need to wait until Monday to start making incremental changes in your life nor wait for a new season to start a new life … you can start today, right now.

And as always, I will be cheering you on the loudest – and the proudest.

Anna xo

Summer is on its way – are you ready?

As I sit here and write this on a beautiful sunny 26 degree day in Perth, we are on an excited countdown to Summer; 40 day countdown to be exact. 40 more sleeps until we can officially welcome Summer (and let us never forget the honourable mention to Christmas considering December 1st also brings a 24 sleep countdown until Santa arrives, my favourite day of the year).

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With any warmer weather brings a new level of commitment to some people as they know that soon, they will be back on the beach or holidaying over Christmas, and if they haven’t been as careful in Winter, then this month or two pre December becomes the months gym memberships start getting used again, healthy eating recipes are getting googled and fitness instagram accounts are being followed.

Here is how I know this too – because my current amazing gym has gone from late cancellations and no shows every morning (I attend an F45 where you have to book in for classes) to booked out classes with no, no shows 2 weeks in advance.

I get it; Summer is coming and we all want to get ready.

Something that I am extremely passionate about however and is right up there as #1 on my values list is health. So when I see this happening, Summer coming and people fired up to get their health back I always get a little deflated that their health or looking and feeling great wasn’t their priority the whole year.

You see, without our health, we have nothing, and until we lose our health, that saying is frustratingly just that… a saying. It’s not until we are sick or feeling like absolute sh*t that we stop and go ‘whoa ok, I need to take better care of myself, without my health I have nothing.’

The above reasons (not just Summer but let’s stay on that the whole time as it’s why I’m here, writing this) are what lead me 2 years and 7 months ago to nutritional cleansing (Isagenix). Because health IS my #1 value and I didn’t want to just look good when Summer rolled around, in fact it wasn’t just about looking good for me …

it has ALWAYS been about feeling good.

I shared it on this blog as soon as I had felt and seen the results for myself – my original 30 day cleanse experience can be read here.

I started on Isagenix because I was an exceptionally clean eater and I was an avid exerciser, a keen water drinker and got my recommended 8 hours of sleep a night. In short; I did everything by the book for optimal health – and although what all that got me was looking great, sure! It didn’t have me feeling great. I was still headed in to every day lethargic, had digestion issues, poor sleep, bloating, poor skin health and the list goes on.

Alas I am digressing, if you want to read why I started and what my initial results were, as I said – click on that link to hear all about that.

Here is what I most wanted to share though. That that 30 day cleanse was 2 years and 7 months ago, and for 2 years and 7 months I have continued to put the products in my body and continued to get phenomenal results. I have also continued to have health as my #1 value and truly live in to that. So when Summer rolls around, instead of having to kill myself in the gym or change up my diet, I roll on in to it healthy and feeling and looking great. Thanks to the products AROUND my exercise daily and clean eating (of which I am also an ambassador for and will never stop) I have maintained incredible results of looking great (which I am proud of, more women, in fact ALL women should love the skin they’re in) but most importantly in my eyes, I have FELT fantastic the whole time.

My first 30 days

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1 year of using the products

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2 years of using the products

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So yes, Summer IS coming and I know many of you will be looking for ways to get healthier yourself, to look good (and hopefully feel good in the process) – and Morgan and I want to help.

We know what this nutritional cleansing program has done for us and our lives and we know what it can do for you.

But what I most want to get you excited about or impress upon you – is that with this system it doesn’t have to end when Summer does or after you are starting to look and feel great – it is so a system that you can incorporate in to your lifestyle around how you live and eat (but as an ambassador for clean eating, I always encourage that!)

I want to be a part of a society who looks after their health all year around, who loves how they look all year around, and who FEEL fantastic all year around – I know to change the world we have to change our world first, and to impact world health (and world health is in a LOT of trouble) we have to impact our OWN health first.

So if you are ready to at least learn some more about the program and how you can incorporate it in to your life and how it can get you some phenomenal results health wise – then drop us a line at:

info@annaandmorgan.com

Or visit our vision page and fill in the contact us details at the bottom.

We are always here cheering on your choices no matter what, but I just know how good it feels….to feel good – and I want that for you too.

Blazing a trail of passion & purpose & why I LOVE Network Marketing

Snapshot of our life over the last 14 months 

I had just left the Chinese restaurant. Heart thumping. Wild excitement coursing through me. A sense of ‘is this really possible’ running through my mind.
And the one person – after Morgs of course – I had to call, was my mum.
“Mum! It’s so crazy. I just left dinner with that girl Peta I was telling you about. It’s CRAZY. I had to call  you as I’m honestly that excited. I think this is something that has the potential to seriously change my life. I just bought some incredible products – that I still don’t even fully ‘get’ – that could change my health back around but there is something else about it. Apparently I can get paid for simply sharing the gift of health. EXACTLY what I want to do! Wellness. Health. THIS is what I think I’ve been looking for without even realising” 


Mum: “that’s so exciting sweetie, and you know, it sounds like Network Marketing” 

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It was the first time, in my life, I had heard ‘Network Marketing’. I just thought ‘cool’ – and that it MUST be related to something like an incredibly rad opportunity that comes knocking on your door that could genuinely change your life. And I truly honestly mean that, is it was exactly how I felt.
I raced back through the door when I got home to a grumbling, sceptic, un sure Morgan. He of course immediately jumped on to google to research the health products and company I had just said yes to followed by a concerned conversation saying I am probably jumping the gun a little bit and to calm down – yeah right – HA. As if that was ever going to happen.
It was my health we were talking about. My health. The ONE thing that is most important to me. My number 1 value. Health that, although pretty good – had been niggling at me for a long while giving me signs not all was right on the inside. I had bloating. Gut issues. Constipation. I lacked energy. I couldn’t get a proper handle on my stress. I was developing feelings of anxiousness, and most visibly – my skin had started to have these frustrating breakouts. So there I was, like a kid on christmas eve, excited to think maybe, just maybe, a simple, all natural, mostly organic, affordable, sustainable program could give me my energy, sleep and health back.

Long story short. It did. 

Something else happened also though. Something critical to changing my life. 
People started asking what I was doing to look so fantastic and what was I doing to have changed my health so noticeably and naturally. It was Morgan first. The worlds biggest sceptic was stealing my products by Day 3 as for the first time ever I was sleeping solidly through the night and waking up with energy. Then it was the girls at work. They noticed my moods were so much calmer, my stress was gone, my bloating – gone (no more looking 3 months pregnant at 3pm in the afternoon.) My skin, clear for the first time in 18 months.
I was a healthier, happier, more balanced version of myself.
And I was ready to share the very program that got me to that point with anyone who wanted the same – the most optimal health of their life.
And I did.
Cue, Network Marketing 101.
Then something started to happen. Isagenix started to pay me as I was sharing the gift of health with others. My first deposit for the first pak I got for Morgs who remember, had wanted to improve his own health that very first week was …. $79.80. 
I was blown away.
I thought right … this company is actually congruent with their vision which is to free the world of physical and financial pain. Something I too instantly aligned with and got red hot about.
I had gained back my health, AND I was now gaining back extra income as a reward for sharing health. I was living proof the company did what it said it wanted to do – create physical and financial freedom.
It was then I knew Network Marketing truly was for me and I was going to own the PANTS off of it.
I also knew I was in fact already doing it. We ALL are. I was posting coconut oils I used on my Instagram – and girls bought the same product. I was posting amazing new restaurants I was trying around Perth and in places I travelled to like Bali – and people were going there. I was recommending make up to girls when they’d compliment my complexion – and they’d go straight out and buy it. It’s just, those companies I was referring tens and tens of girls to weren’t paying me it went all straight to their bottom line. 
Network Marketing is loving a product, using a product (key importance there!), referring others to it if they want it….and getting paid by the company because of it.
I was starting to learn a-lot, fast, and quickly realised that I had found the key to both health and living in the 21st century. I also found my new passion and purpose in life. Simply put, it was to help others experience what Morgs & I were … a happy household. No stress over money. Bills getting paid with ease. Not having to go to a j.o.b that didn’t light me and earning an income that was directly proportionate to the effort you put in and the lives you help change.  
Within 3 months, we had started to live our most abundant most extraordinary life, and we wanted that for others – whilst p.s always putting our health first and helping others do the same. 
We developed this vision as we wanted to share living an extraordinary life with others ….

HOW Personal wellbeing? through the incredible products and health you gain back.
HOW Business excellence? through using the system, sharing the system and living the life of your dreams. Living out a day of ideal days  and creating an abundant extraordinary life for yourself.
Here was the other thing though – I could so authentically and passionately create this vision …. as I had created both myself – I was, and am living my vision.
So just how much has it changed Morgan & I’s life since we began 14 months ago? Here are some fast stats for you … 
+ I matched my full time Income with an Isagenix residual ‘income’ within 3 months on the products.

+ Because of the above, I ‘retired’ from the corporate world and stepped in to the exciting wonderful world of ‘living a life exactly how I please every day helping others do the same’. Fact.

+ I hit a residual income of 6 figures with the company within 6 months.

+ 12 month mark I had turned my 30 day cleanse in to a multiple 6 figure residual income.

+ Retired Morgs from his j.o.b to also life his life exactly how HE pleases and help others do the same as of Friday 30th May 2013.

In 14 months, I had turned my corporate income of $1,100 a week – where I was helping no one but my bosses line their pockets from the mining boom – I was a business development manager for a Mining Services Company – in to a $5,000+ a week income and helping hundreds of people change their lives through gaining their health back and too bringing whatever income THEY wanted in to their households.
Hard to fathom? It was for me too, especially in February when Morgs & I had our biggest week ever – of over $7,000 for the week. 
That was directly proportionate to how many people we had helped that week though – the divine key of this business. 

Our business income is now double digits a month – and because I am aligned with one of the fastest growing, phenomenal, abundant, attitude of ‘the sky isn’t even the limit so go for it’ companies – that monthly income will be 6 figures monthly by the end of this year. Fact. It’s like anything in life, you set big goals, you work hard, you play harder, you get rewarded. 
I decided to share the above not for any other reason but this; financial freedom and earning a living around the dreams and goals you have vs fitting your goals and dreams around what you earn – I believe is everyone’s birth right. TRUE wellness doesn’t end in the mind or body – it also extends to your bank account.
And I want to help you start claiming that birth right but I have to show you it’s possible and REAL first. 
Don’t think it’s selfish to earn more either – my best friend had a vision to create ‘earn more to give more’ and it’s something I am a big part of. Earning MORE to give MORE in the world. We give to charities, to start up companies, to orphanages, to causes that don’t always get the spotlight or money but need it as bad as any other foundation in the world. Without earning what I do, without striving to earn more – I couldn’t contribute like I do, and give what I do.
So WHY do I LOVE Network Marketing, but way more than that, why do I love it with the extraordinary company I am personally aligned with? 

& more importantly – WHO am I wanting to work and play alongside and help them create a life of their dreams.
If you have read this & resonated going ‘you know what, I’m ready to step my life up a little bit too’ …  then I want to chat to you if you are … 

+ A fearless female who wants SO MUCH MORE from life and NEVER wants to accept that you won’t get ‘paid’ to be a mum. You have a great corporate career but know that eventually when you stop work to fulfil being a mum .. you will loose an income. Guess what? You don’t have to and I want to chat to you. 

+ Couples who don’t want to fight over bills anymore. Who want to own the home but not stop travelling. Who just want to be able to live a happier, more abundant, healthier life but just had no idea how they were going to do it working 9-5’s. Guess what? You can have ANYTHING and everything you want in life if you work at it and I want to chat to you. 

+ Mums. Mums who want to not have to go back to work and stay at home raising their beautiful babies and kids but would LOVE to feel better, have more energy, but earn a really comfortable weekly residual income just by helping other people. Guess what? You CAN get paid to be a mum and earn whatever you want and I want to chat to you. 

+ Anyone else who truly resonated with this post. Who wants more from life. Who is desperate to dance to the beat of their own drum. Who wants to challenge the status quo. Who wants to play bigger, show up bigger in this world and serve a greater purpose. Guess what? That is a huge part of why you’re on this earth and I want to chat to you. 
THAT’S why I love Network Marketing. Because I get to play a role in helping other people do the above now – to not be restricted by their bank balances. To let go of financial stress. To earn what they deserve through effort & helping others. Mums earn income for being mums. Couples stop arguing and raise a happy household and relationship. Individuals just yell YES and dance to the epic beat of their own drum whilst showing up so much bigger in the world. 

As I said, I want to help if you resonated – and you can find me at the end of; anna.ogilvie@hotmail.com. 
Look forward to helping you blaze your OWN trail of passion and purpose and live the life you love and truly deserve. 

My Happiness List

GRATITUDE ATTRACTS ABUNDANCE

I’m not sure you’re all aware of this crazy fact, but…It’s May. As in, the month of May. As in, we are already 5 months in to our year, as in, next month will be half way through 2014. I personally still feel like we’re in January (or should be) but as the old saying goes, time flys when you’re having fun. And fun is an understatement for my year so far in 2014. One thing that I will never get sick of doing in this here space of mine I’ve created is expressing and showing gratitude and although it’s a little scary we are almost half way through the year, there is still so much to be grateful for in each and every one of the days that is currently whizzing past us.

I have said for many many years now that an attitude of gratitude attracts abundance and the law of attraction works in powerfully divine ways. Take today to think of all the things, the little things, going on in your life at the moment that you are grateful for….here are a few of mine.

Morgys 30th Birthday Surprise 

The last week has seen my favourite human on the whole universe (and milky way and galaxy) turn a very young 3-0. His birthday also happened to coincide with the extra extra long weekend in Perth we had for Easter and then backed up by Anzac Day, so with that in mind I booked us for a few nights at the Crown Hotel in Perth. A mini holiday getaway right here in our beautiful home town. The report from the birthday boy himself was that he had the best time ever. Success. There was lots and lots of trying out all the restaurants there – including rock pool for our 7 year anniversary which was also over that weekend – baths, cocktails by the pool, work outs, movie watching and just general relaxing and laughs. I love the quote “sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out”. That was this for us. Just some time out for Morgs & I in an otherwise crazy hectic – but blessed – life where sometimes we aren’t always in the same state or country together more recently. We planned Morgs retirement date from his 9-5 more concretely, connected back to us, I got to spoil him rotten and we just enjoyed every second in each others company feeling like it was us against the world. We have also decided random trips to luxurious hotels like this in our own home town are going to become much more of a regular thing for us and our continuing love story. 

Breakfast Dates with favourite friends 










There are many, many things I love in life but breakfast with some of my divine soul sisters is always incredibly high up there on the gratitude list. I am extra blessed at the moment to have one of my nearest and dearest friends expecting her first baby so the catch ups are even more exciting and amazing as I get to watch her growing baby bump and glowing self. I am one of Perth Cities biggest advocates for loving my city I live in and when we have gorgeous little cafes like Moore & Moore in Fremantle serving up incredible breakfasts like the above – it’s no wonder I’m so in love. 

Babysitting this babe – my almost 3 year old niece 

Meet Delilah. She’s almost 3 going on whoevenhonestlyknowsbutshesadorablesowhocares. She loves my lei – obviously. Wearing my high heels. Dora the explorer. Sleeping – she’s slept from 7:30pm – 8:00am since she was 5 weeks old. Vegemite Toast. Babychinos. Being adorable. Counting. The colour Purple. And la la LOVES animals – especially her adopted dog “Jess”. Uncle Morgs & I got to babysit this little angel INCLUDING a sleep over a few weekends ago and had the best.time.ever. It might sound bias but she is honestly the sweetest, cutest, most polite, divine kid going around who says please and thank you’s any chance she gets and loves to tidy up. Notevenkiddngyou. I regularly tell my sister (her amazing mama) she has ruined her chance of me ever having my own babies as I swear there is no love left over in my heart as its ALL gone to Delilah. Can you tell I’m in love? 

Grounding at the beach  

There is a lot of things I love in this life but being able to lay on a towel soaking up Autumn sun on a warm early Saturday morning with my favourite book – ‘The Fire Starter Sessions’ by Danielle LaPorte ticks off a lot of things at the one time. Big time. Sun. Grounding. Inspiring words. The Beach. I remember picking this book up half way through 2012. And not putting it down until I had stopped. As I shut the last page, I was crying. It resonated with me that hard. I got to work very quickly on pouring these words out on a page and I honestly can pin point that being the beginning of me really owning who and what I wanted to be. That I knew I was destined to not be chained behind a desk working someone else’s dream and that I was born to live my own purpose – just like we all are. I have recommended the book to tens of girls all who also now credit it for the same shifts. If you are a soul centred visionary woman who wants more from life and yourself – to feel better and do better…. it’s time to gift yourself this book gorgeous and go and do some discovery and grounding of your own. 
Getting organised + Being a lady boss 

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you know that I was blessed last July to be able to retire from my 9-5 and step in to full time entrepreneurship and living life on my own terms. I turned my 30 day cleanse in to a multiple six figure business and left my corporate career to help other fearless females do the same. A great mentor said to me around the same time however that with wealth, always comes great responsibility and I took that very seriously. From the get go, even when I was earning $500 a week from my home business on top of my corporate income I was recording my receipts, saving my tax and treating it like a multi million dollar business. Now that weekly pay can be anywhere between $5,000 a week and up to $7,000 a week and because I had my systems in place from Day 1, keeping on top of everything, remaining compliant and doing my business like a big grown adult is easy. If there is one thing I can pass on to budding entrepreneurs, is this – act like you have a multi million dollar business and you will GROW a multi million dollar business, and yes, that means even doing the notsomuchfunstuff like ensuring your across your tax and GST from day 1 (and having a fantastic accountant from Day 1 also).
Family time with my Fav Human


    





I don’t think it’s any real surprise that spending time with my favourite human is prettyyyy much my favourite of my favourite things to do. Did I mention favourite? Recently we got to have a long weekend together and managed to get down to see Morgans mum and Step Dad and the afternoon that followed was simply blissful. His step dad is an incredible cook (& Italian – so fantastic cook of Italian food, double yay) and whipped us up some home made spaghetti carbonara accompanied by a delicious white wine followed by an afternoon of cruising on the Mandurah Canals on their boat. Family + sunshine + home cooked meals + boats + water + him = a grateful blissed out girl. 


This quote – simple. truth. love 



Not much else needs to be said with this, but sometimes all we need to remember through the rush and hustle and bustle of a crazy but extraordinary life is to eat healthily, sleep well, breathe deeply and enjoy life. 

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My wish for you today and everyday is just that. Have a divine week beautiful. 

Sense of Place. Sense of Worth.

A lot of things pop in to my inbox ever since I became my own boss just because I decided to get healthy. Beautiful updates from clients who have regained their health, incredible thank you’s from mums’ who now earn an income from home and don’t need to go back to work and just random bits of hello’s or love. A very special one arrived in my inbox last week though that deserved my undivided attention – and got it. 
A video from a very wise and great guy friend Josh, who had seen this video on YouTube and thought I would enjoy it. He was correct. The beautiful women presenting, and one of my new shero’s comes in the form of Australasia’s leading nutritional biochemist Dr Libby Weaver. 

Caring. Fierce. Incredibly Intellectual & touching on almost every subject that is very dear to my heart and why I have the vision I have Dr Weaver has it all. The video I am sharing to me is a must watch. So you need to open your diary, find 18 minutes, and settle in with a cup of coffee or peppermint tea – and watch what this divine woman has to say.

She wants us women to be more kind to ourselves – with what we eat, drink, say and think and I couldn’t agree with her more.  One of the most straight to the heart pieces was what she said about not yet being brave enough to be a mother .. it had me in tears in my lady lair as if I am bold enough to say it, it’s my fear as well. 
“I’m not brave enough to be a mother. Because I can’t imagine, being the mother that I would want to be, whilst still doing my mission in this world”

Any strong, intelligent, incredible woman who can get on stage and be that raw and honest has my full attention and respect 
As I linked in my above opening statement. I get to be my own boss now, and it all came about by just wanting to be more healthy, from being clean on the inside, and that has led me to what is my multiple six figure business today that I achieved in 1 year. It was also from that, my fiancé (who now also does the business with me) & I developed our own vision and something we are so passionate about; 



I’m excited to be living in a world where we as women CAN have it all and I am excited about being part of the generation to do just that. We don’t have to not be brave enough to be mothers to not live out our other missions and we can get paid to live our purpose – whatever that may be. And THAT is what I help women do all over the world today. 
You’re always welcome to be a part of that vision too – especially if what Dr Weaver said in the video resonated with you too on any level. It IS time to start taking better care of our health, the way we speak to ourselves, what we put in our bodies and how we perceive ourselves. 

I want to leave you with some of my other favourite pieces of divine wisdom I got from Dr Weaver in that video and would love to hear your own in the comments below. 
My fav quotes from Dr Weaver + Tedx Video 

“When you see the human body mapped out like I have, you see the absolute miracle that we are”


“If you knew who you truly are, you would be in awe of yourself”


“If you don’t feel like you are enough, you don’t feel like you have enough, so you live your life in the pursuit of having and gaining more and more”


“The way I was living was unsustainable. So even with all of my knowledge, and all of my rituals, I still fell in to the trap, of trying to please every single human in my realm. & wanting them to like me.”


“Rushing Womens Syndrome” – it’s time to put our oxygen masks on first, before we can be of service to others.” 


“A little girl spinning around singing, knows she is precious, and we were all born with that knowing. She lives every moment from that place, and we were all born with that knowing. but we loose it.”


“When on earth did it enter our psychology that we need to sacrifice our health to make everybody else happy.”

Your turn; What resonated most with you in the video? Have YOU been a woman that hasn’t been taking good enough care of herself? Well beautiful, today is the day to start. 


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October’s Mind + Body Total Makeover .. + FREE Gift

When I sat to start writing this post I thought words would flow, that words would pour out of me and I didn’t need to give it much thought as I knew exactly what I wanted to say and share. But this is the funny thing when you’ve had a big life change, it’s hard to even know where to begin. Why? Because when I look back on my life the past 6 months, to say it has been transformative and life changing would be an understatement – and that makes me emotional in the best way even writing that. 
So I decided, to just write from the heart and start at the beginning. So here goes. 
I started this blog in May 2011 because I was ready for the next big life journey I had started on, I knew I was on the precipice of some huge change and was ready to start the next chapter of my life and so was born this space where I have shared that journey for over 2 years now. 
Back then, I was almost (but not quite) on top of debilitating anxiety that I refused to be medicated for. I was trying to find natural ways to beat my adult acne that flared out of nowhere (and stayed with me for over 18 months) and I had lost 17kg and felt I had found myself and was ready to let my me out. I was turning to self love and confidence and wanted to stay on this positive life course and change my life even further. 
So I did. I started yoga. Morgs & I continued to eat incredibly, incredibly clean. I started journalling, blogging, writing and releasing and sharing stories and my inner thoughts to connect with similar minded peopled – and I did. I went on a yoga journey to bali by myself to do even more self discovery. I threw out my chemical shit storm in a bottle moisteriers and turned to coconut oil. I started dry body brushing, meditating and grounding. I read mind, body and spirit book after book after book. I delved in to a deeper spiritual connection of love and light and utilised amazing life coaches who did a lot of mind shift stuff with me. 
In every way, shape and form, I was a loud and proud wellness junkie.
And I still am. 
Here was the thing though – doing all of that, the living clean, eating clean, the loving, the looking after my body as well as I could (not going over the top but still being super conscious), reading amazing books, and being a huge warrior of wellness – there was still a lot ‘off’ for me. & yes, what I’m about to share is personal, and big and daunting for someone who has blogged about Wellness and lifestyle for 2 years, but I know there are so many others out there quietly experiencing the same … 
+ I was still getting really, reallyyyyy bad bloating. 
+ My adult acne was flaring up without any warning – although break outs were MUCH more manageable, they were there none the less. 
+ My energy was zapped more times than not. I was still tired (& no juice cleanse or organic raw diet would have me leaping out of bed, and not reaching for the 3pm coffee hit) 
+ I unfortunately, would occasionally, feel my anxiety creeping up. No full blown panic attacks thank god, but bad enough for me to have to get on all 4’s and try to breath my way out of them whilst Morgs had to sit and watch on upset I still had to struggle with them telling me it was ok and just to breathe and that I’d be ok (I actually get quite emotional writing that and anyone that’s suffered with bad anxiety before would understand.
+ I was constipated. Frustratingly – because my diet was great. Enough fruits/veggies/vitamins/fibre etc.
+ My moods would dip – I was never unhappy, ever, but if I had to be really honest with myself, ok no, if Morgs was the one writing this he would call them my ‘bitch moods’ – stress would get the better of me, a bad day at work or crazy work load would see me coming home grumpy or ‘off’ …
+ My sleep wasn’t perfect .. I slept, don’t get me wrong, and I didn’t even know I didn’t sleep that well until I slept amazingly. But I was a super light sleeper – so Morgs rolling over would wake me up and the slightest noise would too. 
+ I had cravings that I more often than not gave in to (because I was skinny so felt I could); namely, I’m talking chocolate. Organic or not, eating too much a day is not in fact good for you as much as we’d like to tell ourselves. 
+ I had little pockets of cellulite that wouldn’t freaking go and coming from a girl who busted her ass in the gym 5 days a week, ate clean and drank a LOT of water (alkaline of course) it was frustrating to say the least.
As you can see, although life was GREAT, it truly was, there were these signs, little issues in my body which I knew weren’t normal, I KNEW I could have the BEST of health and I knew deep down I needed a detox. A proper detox. I.e. a nutrient rich, scientifically formulated, vitamin dense, good ole’ clean out. 
So off I set. 
As with all beautiful ‘meant to be’s I was aligned with a girl who did nutritional cleansing. I didn’t even need to hear much, I was willing to give anything healthy a go – I didn’t want to go on a diarrethtic tea that was flooding the market or a one off cleanse thing, I wanted a lifestyle change so I said … YES to a nutritional cleansing program and the rest as they say is history. 
Remember this post? 
That was 4 months ago now, and I have incorporated the cleansing and nutrients in to my day for 6 months and I have never, ever, ever felt as amazing and healthy as I do now. All the niggles I had holding on have since well and truly left my life. Bloating and cellulite? Gone. Stress levels and anxiety – completely managed with ease. I control my cravings now they don’t control me. My energy? Unmatched. Mine & Morgs sleep is the best it’s ever been in our lives (and yes, after seeing me on the products for just 3 days Morgs started on it too). My skin? As clear as it has EVER been and let’s just say, the toilet and I now have a fantastic relationship. Not only that, as a secondary bonus I lost 3kg (that is all I needed to loose) and 12cm off my body … I was literally blown away at seeing my body transform on the outside whilst my insides were balancing.
They’re not the only transformational changes that have occured in my life though, along the way, I also made myself financially free. It took 4 months to match my full time income because of the companies compensation plan and retire from the 9-5 and my new days are now filled with helping others do the same. Get the healthiest they’ve ever been, and free themselves financially. 
What has kept my passion alive for what I do now is the vision of the nutritional cleansing company “to create the healthiest and wealthiest people on the planet” – they believe true wellness doesn’t stop at body and mind – it extends to financial freedom. Wellness & health – eating organic, juicing, amazingly natural and good nutrients and vitamins should never only be for those who can afford it. 
The Deal … 
So here is what I want to do for YOU for October. For ONE week, I am doing a HUGE blitz week starting October 7th. To help you transform your own life – from a total health re-haul, to then a financial one also if you so choose it to be. Is there something ‘off’ in your life that you are ready to say goodbye too? Low energy? Extra kgs? Bloating? Shit sleep? I want to help. You SO don’t have to accept the status quo in life. Being tired isn’t normal. Being bloated isn’t normal. Having a boss who says no to annual leave doesn’t have to be part of your life. Normal to me now is living a life of my own ideal days. No work. Travelling when I want, with who I want. Setting my own income and earning that. Being healthy. Happy. Financially free – & helping my team do the same. It’s available to anyone and I want to help you find the health and financial freedom I have. 

If you come aboard the Nutritional Cleansing lifestyle during next week – October 7th to October 13th, for the first 20 people, you will also receive free a Wellness Indulgence Package including what is pictured above. 
+ C Coconut Water
+ Dry Body Brush 
+ Organic Soap 
+ Coconut Oil 
+ Kiki K quote card and; 
+ An ebook I have written on ‘Ultimate guide to mind wellness’ – how to set big shiny goals..but really achieve them. 
Email me at anna.ogilvie@hotmail.com if you want to learn more about how to secure being one of the 20 and ask for more information. 
The Program …
It is comprehensive but you are guided with ease and you adapt it to your normal lifestyle. There is no deprivation and no drastic changes to your life so it is the most sustainable program I have ever come across. Fundamentally it is based around cleansing and then getting the following nutrients back in every day; 
  • 24 grams of pure, undenatured whey & casein protein (from happy New Zealand free range, grass fed cows) 
  • 60 essential micronutrients
  • 11 amino acids
  • 2 essential fatty acids
  • 13 vitamins
  • 21 minerals
  • 7 enzymes
  • 6 probiotics
Testimonials … 

Leanne Thorpe - Beautiful mother, friend & wife & Business owner

I started Isagenix at the end of April when my beautiful friend Anna invited me to take part in a "shower on the inside". I was weighing in at 96.1kg and knew that I had to do something to improve my health and lose some weight. I am the mother of 2 beautiful children and I wanted to be able to run around at the park and play with them as well as become a healthy role model for them to be proud of. I have tried many "diets" and fads over the 6 years since having my first child and to be fair some would work, but I never seen lasting results which of course resulted in me rebounding and being lovingly nicknamed the Kirsty Alley of my family. Isagenix was by far the best thing I have ever done for my body. Within days I was bouncing out of bed, my moods had improved dramatically and I had boundless energy and motivation to get back into my exercise. Within the first 30 days I had lost 8kg and 63.5cm from across my body - there was no stopping me from there! I have been on the products since April and have now lost 19.6kg and 120cm from across my body, the best part is, being able to share this amazing gift with my family and friends to help them with their own health and wellness goals. I love this system it's so easy to use and so easy to share because it really works!

Belinda Radalj - Raw Vegan Foodie, Dog Lover & self declared food connoisseur 

I have been on a long, 10 year journey to find my health and wellness. I started with the simple step of removing additives & preservatives from my diet, & ended up living a mostly raw, vegan lifestyle. But I still had niggling physical & mental health issues. Isagenix has been the missing puzzle piece for me. I feel so blessed to have been given this gift of health and financial freedom.
Brodie Cotter - Artist, Surfer, Lover of life 
My wellness journey began after struggling with debilitating digestive problems I suffered as a result of a parasite I caught overseas.  Not only was this uncomfortable, it very nearly killed me, twice.  As a result I was left feeling tired, sore, lost and then gain more weight and was generally unhealthy.  I also suffered terrible anxiety that at times seemed to paralyse me.  On my return home I began to tackle each issue head on one by one all the while attempting what I was told was impossible - swimming to Rottnest before I turned 30 with two very bad shoulders.  And looking back I had for the first time ever stopped following my bliss and had decided to grow up and become what I thought would make a good adult.  Once I had began to feel somewhat healthier (or what I thought was healthier) I began to tackle my weight gain (I know it wasn't much but I wasn't happy in my own skin and hated my body) and I tried every detox known to man.  I saw the beautiful Anna begin to flourish even more than she usually did and when she said she had completed a 30 day nutritional cleanse I told her I wanted to do the same, no matter what it was.  I wanted to look fabulous for my 30th even if I couldn't feel fabulous I was going to fib my way through.  I started on the President's Pak in the middle of May and have never looked back.  I no longer suffer any digestive problems at all and in fact was told by a surgeon after a small operation "keep doing whatever it is you are doing" because he was so surprised at how healthy my gut actually was after my illness.  I have lost 6kgs and at last check 27.5cm off my body.  I have gained lean muscle mass.  I am able to train so much harder than ever before knowing that my body recovers quicker over night and although I did make it to Rottnest in a team of 4, I m now tackling it in a duo knowing that this will not be a terrible strain on my shoulders and I will do it with relative ease.  I no longer ache or suffer the pains that plagued my body as  result of inflammation and joint problems.  Not only have a balanced my body in so many ways, I have balanced my life.  I have steered my life back in a direction that brings me joy, I have learnt to listen to my body, to work with it, to heal it from the inside out and allow the healthy changes inside to present themselves naturally on the outside, unforced and beautiful.  I am happy and open and I LOVE my body and who I am (what an incredible turn around from a girl who actually hated herself).  I have learnt so much about my body, nutrition and how looking after ourselves on a basic nutritional level will encourage and assist our bodies to operate the way they were meant to, enabling us to lead the lives we were meant to.  What I believed to be a detox has turned out to be an absoultely amazing journey of total wellness - health and wealth - physical and spiritual.  I will continue to nutritionally cleanse and ensure I nourish my body with the right nutrients everyday because the benefits of doing so have completely changed my life and my body.  And the best part is that despite being a huge change with far reaching effects in all aspects of my life, it has been the easiest thing I have ever done.

Laura Howe - Accountant, Engaged and amazing fiance, sister, daughter & friend

My journey on isagenix started on the 20th April this year, since then my life has changed in so many ways, I have lost over 25kgs since starting on the products and keeping it off with ease. I still have a lot more to go before our wedding but I know that it is so achievable using this system. I have also decided to run with the incredible business opportunity that Isagenix presents and am now bringing in a weekly income that easily covers our rent, and car repayments!! Over the years I have tried so many products and programs but this is the first I have found that actually addresses the issues rather than providing a quick fix!

Ready to say YES just like I did 6 months ago and do a complete mind/body overhaul? I’m waiting for you, I’m cheering you on and I can’t WAIT to work with you to achieve any health and financial goals you have. I have a big email chocked full of more information for anyone wanting it, you just need to ask – I look forward from hearing from you all.

Email me at anna.ogilvie@hotmail.com if you want to learn more about how to secure being one of the 20 and ask for more information. 

I’m back + a little update on life









1// Mr M & I pinching ourselves as we party in the Hugh Hefner suite in Vegas 
2// Fiance Morgs, Soul sista’ Peta & some of the gorgeous guys on our team before a VIP night out in Vegas
3// Meet the 12 other entrepreneurs I spent the last 2 weeks with learning & growing & loving
4// My office for the day in Cabo. Living a life by my own design means I get to travel the world & work from anywhere with ease and love.

Hola gorgeous souls. I’m back, and I really mean I’m back. After a 2 week holiday packed full of business + pleasure + life changing events I am home after a 36 hour transit including 3 countries and 6 flights – oh so worth it though and I’d do it again in a heartbeat if I had to. I wanted to touch base quickly with a few little updates and just let you know what’s going on around here and in my life.

With the 16 hour time difference, 18 hour days from just wanting to soak up every.little.bit of these cities and lack of amazing wifi, there was no time for posting so I had 2 weeks of learning to let go of feeling bad about not getting to spend much time in my online space.

You have me back though – for the next ever, so stay tuned for the upcoming weeks of posts brimming to come out of my mind and on to paper.

+  I just spent the last 2 weeks living my Joie De Vivre travelling Vegas & Cabo, Mexico with my beautiful hunk of a fiance and 12 other inspiring under 30’s entrepreneurs all on track for financial freedom and purpose alignment. I had won the trip through the incredible nutritional cleansing company I’m aligned with and it was literally 14 days of jaw dropping experiences, opportunities and memory creation that will last my lifetime.

+  This little space here is getting a big update. I started this blog 2 years ago in May and it truly has been on a life changing journey with me. I have grown though, in exponential ways and I want this blog to reflect that growth, so watch this space for a big upgrade and some soulful additions coming your way with love.

+  My soul sista Peta and I are collaborating in big ways to bring you a new online space with love, soul, spunk and life changing opportunities. That is going to be taking up large chunks of time to get that launched but when it does, I want you all along for the ride.

+   The next few weeks will be all about writing for me. Content for the new site, finishing off my new ebook, putting together limited coaching packages and starting the huge content for the collaboration project. Most importantly though, hanging out and pouring love in to this space so I am looking forward to getting ‘back to basics’ and spending my days doing the stuff that makes my soul fulfilled.

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There is so much more to share but I want to save it for a big post to pour some life lessons and blessings I’ve experienced recently in to you so stand by for that. The next 3 days are going to be all about honouring some other beautiful and incredible woman and bloggers I know, Anna, Emily & Brooke who will be guest posting whilst I get my feet back grounded on Australian soil so I can’t wait to share the amazing posts they have written with love for you. 

My new life; As a life enthusiast, coach & dream chaser


As I sit and write this it is 7:30pm on a Sunday evening. I have had a divine day of writing, reading, packing for another holiday with the love of my life and sending some love soaked emails to girls I coach through what I do with nutritional cleansing.
I have no anxiety over tomorrow being a Monday morning, no worry about what I will or won’t get achieved at work this week, or no sinking feeling in the bottom of my stomach that between the hours of 8am – 6pm, I won’t get to be doing what I want to be doing I’ll be stuck in my florescent light, windowless office.
That’s because, I quit my job and as of Monday morning and every day after have officially committed to living a life by my own design.
It was only a mere few months ago I updated a few things in my spaces – physically and virtually. I wrote, with no real plan or idea in mind I was a “Life enthuiast & Coach” – I put words on my vision wall like “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams – Eleanor Roosevelt” and “Beyond Expectation” and “Retire my mum, & live a life of design, young, madly in love & excited”. Never did I put a date, never did I dwell on working my ass of to reach it or stress out over the how, it was just written, with good intention and love and stuck everywhere and anywhere I would see it regularly. 
That was 3-4 months ago. Today? I have a residual income big enough to cover what I need it to so I don’t have to work full time, from a nutritional cleansing (nc) company I adore and products I am so incredibly aligned with. I don’t work anymore. Yep, fo’ real. I get to live my life as I desire doing what I want, with who I want, when I want. I get to receive text messages and emails from girls I coach through my NC every single day saying what goals they hit from a health and mind perspective and how much their lives are changing too. I get to live. How I wanted to – and build from that to live with even more ease and abundance and giving as days and weeks and months pass. 
I had a secure job, with a 6 figure income and wonderful kudos and success for a 25 year old in the corporate world. So was leaving all of that behind to give living my idea life a red hot go scary? If I said yes, I think I would in fact be lying. It wasn’t. At all. With a weekly residual income I now receive and having as strong a desire as I did to align with my purpose – it was an alignment that I was supported by like never before. It helps I have beautiful family, friends, business partner & best fiance in the whole entire world that were all there pouring love support & confidence in to me as I was declaring that this is what I wanted to do. 
I knew that if I kept using my healthy constant income as the excuse I couldn’t leave full time work to try living my purpose and chasing my dreams, I would probably never leave. I came to realise that my dream was not for sale, and no price or income could ever be put on doing what I was born to do which is help and give and share and show up to those that need it most. To write, to coach, to inspire and to talk my talk and walk my walk and lead others to do the same. 
I have huge goals and dreams and plans and you know the beautiful part about it? I can pursue all of that now because I  have time. Time to live, to serve, to coach, to give, to write – and to launch all the exciting projects I haven’t had the time to properly pour the love and soulful attention it all deserved. 
My soul sista Peta Kelly – the creator of Life By My Own Design  & I among many other aligned goals loved talking about and aiming to live ‘a life of perfect days’ – simply, from start to finish, from waking up to falling asleep, working out what a perfect and ideal day would be, and living that. How would it feel, what would it look like? Below is a snippet of my perfect days, what I’m working towards living each and every single day – whilst earning my weekly residual income** and being able to then pour all the love and soul and time in to my businesses I’m about to launch. 

My perfect day begins and ends with the sun. I wake up as it streams through my big glass windows waking me next to my fiance in our beautiful big warm house by the beach (or with rain pattering against the glass in winter).

I get up and drink my breakfast smoothie and laugh and smile and feel energised about the day ahead. I go for my morning run or do some yoga, or even both – time is not against me so I plod along as I please smiling all the while at how overwhelmingly grateful I am for this day.
I then have some hours engaged with my clients – I show up in our space online or in the corner of an organic coffee shop – with love & ready to give all of me and my advice, buzzing with energy as we dig deep and work on carving out their life’s path and souls purpose. Each client walks away every time feeling aligned, excited and closer to living their own dream life.
I then get back to emails in my business partners (thats you pK!) & i’s dream office and we have our daily business meetings with natural sunlight streaming through the office, with beautiful views so we are constantly inspired and connected to our source. The meeting goes for however long we want to sit and talk about how we can give more, increase the love and good will factor and how else can we show up for our thriving community we’ve created. By afternoon I’m back at our dream home by the ocean with a big delicious green smoothie in one hand, my favourite book in the other on the balcony over looking the ocean  having some me time.

I have time every single night for date night with my hunk of a fiance Morgan and we eat by candlelit at home, or dine in our favourite restaurants with other best friends with no care for bed times  or tomorrows.

Every night I go to bed with a smile on my face knowing for that day, I left everything on the table. I loved with out wanting, I gave without expecting receiving, I showed up, I engaged, I laughed till my face  hurt & I made a difference in somebodies life (whoever I was connecting with for that day).

My ideal day is so fundamentally based around travel too. I will be in a position to look at Morgs (or call Peta or surprise my mum) and say ‘hey, let’s pack a bag and go to a tropical beach for a week or so to just unwind and relax. Or ‘lets escape to Melbourne for some shopping and restaurant hopping’ – having the freedom to do what I want, when i want with who I want – whilst always giving all of me in a loving and authentic way to inspire others to do the same encompassing my ultimate ideal days.

 

So here I am. I’m showing up, I leapt and allowed the universe to catch me and am now allowing all the magic and awesome and wonder joy and abundance flow in to my life that comes when you take the risk of following your purpose. 
It’s exciting, exhillarating, free’ing and I will be here showing up in this space more now to take you as I write the next chapter in my life’s story book. 
Thank you for all the beautiful love and incredibe words that were poured out to me in email and on Instagram over the weekend when I put my photo up and shared my little secret of dream chasing – it has been felt and beamed right back. 

Sending you huge beams of grounding, love, energy & light,
One very excited, aligned and blissed out Anna xx

** WHAT is this residual income I am talking about? It is an amount of money – however big I choose it to be from how ever much love and energy from the week before I have put in, that gets deposited in to my account weekly from my nutritional cleansing company. Not only did I end up falling in love with the products and program and am a total Isa girl now, it has allowed me to quit my full time job to focus a lot more energy in to it and grow that income even more WHILST winning free trips and getting my products all paid for. I am always here to help you with information or to give it a red hot go yourself so find me at anna.ogilvie@hotmail.com xx

How to get to where you want to go; Tips on living the life you DESIRE

Oh gorgeous. Where do I even begin??
A mind shift happened to me over the weekend. A huge one and it came like no other shift has ever come before. It was exciting, calming, exhilarating, truly overwhelming.
The mind shift?
Pure and utter belief.
In goals. In knowing that anything a mind sets itself too, it can achieve. That we CAN be who we want to be, do what we want to do, have what we want to have.
Of course, I have felt that before. Totally.Utterly. BELIEVED it with my whole heart….but this was different. Like something unlocked, and it was a turning point in my life and there wouldn’t be any more doubt surrounding belief in goals and myself ever again.
It all started by being given the most extraordinary opportunity on the weekend to attend a conference with the company I do my nutritional cleansing through (if you haven’t read it yet, my review on it is here). I went excited, knowing I would walk away at the end of the 2 days with a mind full of confidence in product knowledge. Never did I imagine though I would have walked away with how much more than I did though.

Belief. Fear busting confidence. Support.Love.Next level motivation.New strengthened friendships.
The biggest take home for me though was 2 things.
First it came from a beautiful & inspiring friend Peta Kelly who got up and ROCKED the stage (did I mention she’s only 24). She spoke about your WHY. She left her heart & soul on that stage & it was HUGE turning point for me. In fact, my biggest take away quote from the whole event that resonated hardest for me was her own …..
“When your whys are bigger than your why not’s, you will succeed”
What IS your why? So you want a million dollars by the time you’re 30?? (let’s use my goal as the example) … but WHY?? You need to emotionally connect to that. So when you are tired, when you don’t see much light at the end of any tunnel, when you have doubts, overwhelming fear, can’t be bothered…whatever it is that is holding you back from getting one step closer … you just need to remember your WHY.
Me? I want a million dollars to retire my mum and support Morgans and my own family. My why is to buy my mum that cottage house on the big block with the wrap around verandah, big beautiful oak tree out the front and enough rooms for the grandkids and walked her to the front door hand her the keys and say…I love you, more than you’ll ever know, thank you for all that you’ve done our whole lives – this is yours. To gift her the life she has gifted me.
As I wrote that, I started crying. In fact, as I am still writing this, I have big tears streaming down my face. I’m THAT emotionally connected to my why. I’ve had my why since I was about 12. SO you can imagine how committed I can stay to my goals with an emotional connection like that.
The other huge take away I took which is so in tune with that came from Australian 5 time Olympian & gold medal winner Natalie Cook.
She shared her 5 P’s in life. HOW she got to compete for 20 years (5 Olympics) in the Olympics. HOW she won her Gold Medal for Australia (it just gives you shivers doesn’t it??)
In ALL that you do, in ALL that you want to achieve, in ALL that you set your mind to you have to have the following:
A Purpose
A Plan
The right People
Passion
Perseverance
A purpose so clear there isn’t a doubt in your mind, THIS is exactly where the emotional connection to your why comes back in. GET TO KNOW YOUR WHY GORGEOUS.
A set plan on how to then get there (remember my post onchunking your goals down? GREAT place to start).
The next step is filling your life with the right people – cut the shit from your life. Today is a better day than ever to do it. Has one of your ‘friends’ been holding your truth back because you’re worried they might not get the change you’re about to go through?? DELETE them from your life. A friend, true friends, inspire, uplift, support, encourage, cheerlead the shit out of your empowering decisions. Any one who isn’t doing that isn’t worth your energy. (note; I get a lot of emails from girls asking for advice on being more positive, living happier lives, achieving goals….THIS IS ONE OF MY BIGGEST HINTS THAT I JUST SHARED)
You have to have PASSION. For life. I always say it. Life is a gift. A big, beautiful, vivid, overwhelming gift. HONOUR THAT!!! Have passion because of it. You’re here, you have gifts, you can share them, you can inspire, be inspired, follow goals and be happy – let that passion be set on FIRE.
And most importantly, with all of it. Have perseverance. No matter what. Keep going. And going and going. And going. And just when you want to give up or you feel your disconnecting from your why, dig deeper and KEEP GOING. As Natalie Cook said “courage is your willingness to fail over and over and over again without ever giving up”. 
When you have those moments of doubt though. Of fear so debilitating it holds you back. When you watch what you’re saying because you’re scared of what people might think. When you’re sad. When  you feel like there’s no point. When you just can’t be bothered. It means ONE OF YOUR P’s IS OUT OF BALANCE…go back, re address, re align and get back on your souls purpose track. 
You see beautiful. YOU CAN DO THIS. With the right purpose, with the deep deep connection to your why.
YOU CAN DO THIS. With the right plan that fits you. Your purpose, your goals, gifts. Make it soulfully yours. Don’t plan to society norms or what you think you should be doing it. Set the plan with your whole gut and believe in it like nothing else.
YOU CAN DO THIS. With the right people. Cut the shit from your life. Fill it with real friends, soul friends, true friends, like I always say – grow that tribe, that big beautiful, overwhelmingly supportive tribe.
YOU CAN DO THIS.With Passion. Passion set on fire. Kick it up a notch gorgeous. LOVE what you do, and if you don’t love it, change it!!!  A day not doing something you love with someone you love is a day wasted.
YOU CAN DO THIS. With Perseverance. Don’t ever, ever, ever give up. The difference between you and somebody else who WILL succeed is they won’t give up when it gets a little tough. They’ll keep going. No matter what. And you will too.
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The challenge? I really want you to share your why. WHY do you want what you do? WHY are you going after your goals? It can be anything. It could even be “because I finally want to after all these years start taking care of me” OR… “ because I need to look hot” WHATEVER it is, let’s get to your why…the sooner you connect to it, the sooner you can start on your own path to success.
I can’t WAIT to hear from you in the comments below xx
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