#teambusywomanshares: 5 Ways to Start Finding Your Authentic Voice

#teambusywomanshares: 5 Ways to Start Finding Your Authentic Voice

We live in a noise-addicted world. We may find it challenging to discover our own voice, perhaps due to personal fears, shame and expectations. Sadly, some of us may even think that our voice isn’t worth finding.

After many years of struggling to find my very own narrative, I realized that one place I often overlook is actually within me. Now, I make conscious efforts to get in tune with my intimate oasis in the midst of all that

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Who has heard of Marie Kondo? Tidying, Decluttering and Breaking Free with the KonMari Method™

Who has heard of Marie Kondo? Tidying, Decluttering and Breaking Free with the KonMari Method™

Fear, anxiety, resistance and sometimes guilt/shame creeps up when faced with understanding limiting barriers and the task of tidying.

There is a profound relationship between material possession and the state of mind. Our internal states and attitudes may be reflected upon the attachment to possessions and the way we treat them.

Take a moment to look at your clutter. How do they hold you back from progressing towards your goals? How do they reflect your inner and outer world?

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Striking It Out With Serial Entrepreneur - Claudia Sondakh, Plentyfull Singapore

Striking It Out With Serial Entrepreneur - Claudia Sondakh, Plentyfull Singapore

With a passion for fresh food and conscious dining, the daughter of Indonesian businessman Peter Sondakh of the Rajawali Corporation, Claudia Sondakh is a powerhouse living on her own terms! The founder and owner of Plentyfull has created a dining concept in Singapore that presents healthy and flavourful dishes for the Asian palate.

Transiting from the Fashion industry to Food & Beverage (F&B), as well as stepping beyond her father's success, we speak to Claudia on courage and

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#teambusywoman shares: Self-Worth & Unlearning Limiting Beliefs - by Sisters in their Teens and 20s

#teambusywoman shares: Self-Worth & Unlearning Limiting Beliefs - by Sisters in their Teens and 20s

We all face different challenges at different life stages. Moving to a new city, being more self-aware, embarking on a career change...So how does one's mindset and beliefs determine the course of actions we take and how one reacts to the curveballs in life?

We hear from #teambusywoman Divya and Divina Samtani, sisters at very different stages of life, as they share an honest account on their own self-liming beliefs.

They've shone the light on their own - will

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Breaking Barriers with Top Female IRONMAN Triathlete: Choo Ling-Er, Singapore

Breaking Barriers with Top Female IRONMAN Triathlete: Choo Ling-Er, Singapore

Most of us can't even imagine ourselves completing a half marathon, so the likes of triathletes and ultra marathoners are basically...legends! Breaking both physical and mental barriers to get to the finish line, their grit and discipline inspire us.

Don't we all want to seize the day and make the absolute most out of it?

So, we had to speak to Singapore's top female IRONMAN Triathlete Choo Ling Er, whose full time job IS preparing for triathlons. This means

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Have A Difficult Problem? Understand The Root Cause with 5 Whys Approach - used by Toyota Motor

Have A Difficult Problem? Understand The Root Cause with 5 Whys Approach - used by Toyota Motor

Why are you stuck? What's holding you back? Do you have a tough problem to solve - in your career or at home? Is there a hurdle that you can't seem to overcome no matter how hard you try? Maybe it's making a presentation at work? Or maybe you're looking to date, but just can't seem to put yourself out there?

"Ask 'why' five times about every matter." - Taiichi Ohno, Former Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Corporation

With

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#teambusywomanshares: Going solo, the best way to travel?

#teambusywomanshares: Going solo, the best way to travel?

There she goes (solo) again. You've heard this before - the amazing, life-changing stories created when your fellow globe-trotter girlfriends travelled alone; how empowering and transformative it was...and, the freedom!

We got our #teambusywoman community member Peiling to share with us her experiences, as well as some tips on how to get over the fear factor and travel alone for the first time!

I have been travelling solo for many trips now. It’s one of the most liberating

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Sisu - The Finnish Secret to Courage, Stoic Determination & Resilience

Sisu - The Finnish Secret to Courage, Stoic Determination & Resilience

Who's familiar with the Danish concept - Hygge; Swedish way of moderation - Lagom; how about this Finnish concept - Sisu? We speak to Anna Ratala, Head of Slush Singapore on this guiding principle to many Finns. This trait of grit & tenacity not only shaped the fate of the nation during the Winter War; it also continues to penetrate the locals' daily lives.

Of course, we had to ask Anna for some tips to discovering this inner strength and

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Wiring Your Brain For Success: How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs & Tackle the Subconscious Mind

Wiring Your Brain For Success: How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs & Tackle the Subconscious Mind

What’s the subconscious mind anyways?

The function of your subconscious mind is to store and retrieve data…and, more, importantly to keep you safe.

Our subconscious mind is the program that’s always running in the background. Shaped from a young age through childhood and past experiences, many of these programs can contain beliefs that are disempowering (“I’ll never be good enough”), self-sabotaging (“I don’t deserve to be happy”) and limiting (“I’m too old, it’s

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In Conversation with Kayla Itsines - Top Global Fitness Influencer, with 9.6 million Instagram Followers

In Conversation with Kayla Itsines - Top Global Fitness Influencer, with 9.6 million Instagram Followers

Who is this fitness phenomenon who rose from being a personal trainer to stardom by leveraging on social media to build her brand and the largest female fitness community?

  • She's 26.
  • Born & lives in Adelaide, Australia.
  • The personality & face behind Bikini Body Guides (BBG); developed alongside her fiancé Tobi Pearce.
  • BBG includes 28-min workouts & nutrition plans - available online.
  • Has multiple hashtags with over 2m posts each, and lots of transformation before-after photos #bbg #kaylasarmy #bbgcommunity.
  • Created
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I Want To Break Free - developing your self-awareness & letting go of what's not yours.

I Want To Break Free - developing your self-awareness & letting go of what's not yours.

‘Comfort zone’ (noun): a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress.

Wait, doesn’t that sound perfect? Safety and no stress – aren't those what most of us strive for?! Why then, does comfort zone have such a bad rep?

As already shared by The Busy Woman Project Expert Brett, when it comes to training, stepping out of your comfort zone is your highway route to peak performance (and hence, peak results). But, going beyond

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What is Stopping You from Doing What You Love and Reaching Your Success?

What is Stopping You from Doing What You Love and Reaching Your Success?

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Why are some individuals able to balance a full time corporate professional career, as well as pursue their passions via side hustles? Why are others able to build successful multi-million dollar businesses as entrepreneurs, and have a happy family, partner & kids at the same time?

What is limiting you from designing the life you love and living life on your own terms? What mindset should you adopt?

Here's 7

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Actionable Insights from Live Panel - LIMITLESS SG: Overcoming Self-Limiting Barriers & Subconscious Biases

Actionable Insights from Live Panel - LIMITLESS SG: Overcoming Self-Limiting Barriers & Subconscious Biases

Many of you (us included) are drawn to stories of 'success'; busy women who are able to juggle multiple roles & responsibilities in life and seem to 'have it all together'. Do they?

AWARENESS. ACTION. IMPACT.

We had the privilege of hearing from our inspiring panelists who are tapping on their resourcefulness to explore multiple interests - to be their best selves and live their most fulfilled lives. Yet, just like you, they have their moments of 'self-esteem issues' and

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Learning to Love Stress? ...and Thrive in the Grind. This is for You - Driven Busy Women

Learning to Love Stress? ...and Thrive in the Grind. This is for You - Driven Busy Women

Driven people, Type As, perfectionists always want to be the best version of themselves, to be successful on their own terms.

However, this pursuit often comes at a significant cost as often times, change & getting out of your comfort zones is required; with stress and anxiety resulting in sleepless nights and general deterioration of health and wellbeing. While it may feel like a detriment, if utilised strategically, stress can become the push we need in order to succeed.

This

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#teambusywoman shares: Self-Doubts & Mommy Guilt, Top Tips By a Working Professional Mother

#teambusywoman shares: Self-Doubts & Mommy Guilt, Top Tips By a Working Professional Mother

We are all ‘working mothers’ – whether it is in the corporate or less conventional sense. We also need to learn to support one another and shake off negative self-beliefs and judgement – whether the latter is coming from ourselves or externally. Working motherhood is a constant juggling act – just as one fire is put out, another one starts burning up.

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Days of perceived control are juxtaposed by the following day of sheer chaos, which leads to negative self-doubt and reflection upon

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Actionable Insights from Live Panel: LIMITLESS HK - Living Consciously & Breaking Free from Limiting Barriers

Actionable Insights from Live Panel: LIMITLESS HK - Living Consciously & Breaking Free from Limiting Barriers

The conscious movement in Hong Kong is growing among lifestyle expat groups and locals – from zero waste influencer-led movements to eco living platforms to conscious festivals like Green is the New Black and sustainable fashion, beauty brands pop-up, The Conscious Collective.

What does conscious living mean to you? Whether you are looking to positively impact the environment in a sustainable manner, foster supporting communities in developing nations or simply, make conscious decisions, adopt conscious consumption habits & live your most

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Useful Tips to Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs and Achieve Transformational Change & Purpose-Driven Personal Leadership

Useful Tips to Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs and Achieve Transformational Change & Purpose-Driven Personal Leadership

What are limiting beliefs?

Limiting beliefs are narratives that hold us back from producing our very best results. They take the form of assessments and may concern ourselves, other people or the world in general.
E.g. “I am no good with numbers”, “Men do not listen”, “People will always let you down.”

“I am… / I am not …” are powerful conversations. How you complete these statements will create your reality today and what you as possible in the future. Theses

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[EVENT] RIDE X The Busy Woman Project presents: LIMITLESS - #teambusywoman in Jakarta

[EVENT] RIDE X The Busy Woman Project presents: LIMITLESS - #teambusywoman in Jakarta

Jakarta, 12th May 2018 (Saturday)

I am strong. I am powerful. I can do all I set my mind on. But, together we are more. We can overcoming limiting beliefs, subconscious biases - we can be LIMITLESS! Be a part of something bigger, work on YOU and let your positivity light up someone else’s lamp. Be surrounded by a supportive community of women because you deserve it! Jakarta get ready, we’re coming for you!

Event Format
8:00

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[EVENT] LIMITLESS: Overcoming Self-Limiting Barriers & Subconscious Biases - an Experience by The Busy Woman Project X WeWork, Singapore

[EVENT] LIMITLESS: Overcoming Self-Limiting Barriers & Subconscious Biases - an Experience by The Busy Woman Project X WeWork, Singapore

Singapore, 10th May 2018 (Thursday)

A Live Panel & Women-Focused Investing Workshop Experience

We’re ready to advance gender equality in the workforce and break through our own glass ceiling. Are you?

Being more aware of ourselves allows us to break free of any self-limiting beliefs, subconscious biases and step out of our comfort zones.

We can be LIMITLESS!

Join The Busy Woman Project x WeWork for a night of workshops, networking and fireside chats to break through your own

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Recognize Your Fears & Offset the Excuses with this 10-min Activity

Recognize Your Fears & Offset the Excuses with this 10-min Activity

Limiting barriers are manifestations of fear that hold us back from reaching our potential or our own definitions of personal or business 'success'. Often, the scenario goes like this - I want to do “x”, BUT, insert “fear” (and in many cases, we casually joke that this is an excuse).

We speak with Tricia Yap - Strength Coach, Founder of Warrior Academy, MMA Fighter, Director of Fitness at Goji Studios, Mom-to-be, TEDx Speaker, ex-Bikini Fit #girlboss - overall badass busy

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