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Hay House Writers Seminar in Sydney

September 17, 2014



Over the past weekend I had the amazing opportunity of attending the Hay House Writers Seminar in Sydney as I had been fortunate due to the help and support of many voting for me and had WON a free ticket to the event.
Talk about Awesome, I learnt so much and had many questions and thoughts answered in relation to my self-published soon to be BEST SELLING ‘4 Week Program!’ plus my marketing plan, my platforms, my websites and the way I am implementing my goals and book / program within the community.
The energy and vibration in the room was electric and I met so many wonderful friendly like minded people. I hung out with a lovely lady and made a new friend also a ticket winner being Melissa Gibson a psychic, we got along fabulously – the Butterfly Whisperer.
Now to finalise my Synopsis to present to Hay House!
Someone (or maybe more than one person) who attended the seminar will WIN a publishing package with them; I could be the next bestselling author accelerating my passion to “Get Australia Motivated!”. I hope so as I can feel it within my whole being!!

I had the pleasure of meeting and having a photo with the authors in order (the 1st four even before the seminar started!) as per my Law of Attraction photo print out (pretty powerful – reminds me of my Law of Attraction Donald Trump picture here) and the rest throughout the two days. I was also on the print out as a featured author as I will be speaking at the seminar in the future (L.O.A. at work). I even had a photo taken on stage with my book to assist my Law of Attraction processes! All the authors had such inspiring stories and were great at public speaking.



The images in the gallery include:

–  REID TRACY President and CEO of Hay House Publishing the largest publisher of self empowerment books, cds, dvds and empowering live events in the world.
–  LEON NACSON Managing Director of Hay House Australia, and the author of nine books. His current International Best Seller ‘A Stream of Dreams’ has been translated into four languages.
–  PAM GROUT author of ‘E Squared’ – (who signed my book I bought from home and told her about my bean experiment lol I learnt to look at things from a different perspective – story here.)
–  BRONNIE WARE –author of “The top five regrets of the Dying”
–  MEGAN DALLA-CAMINA author of “Getting Real About Having It All”
–   MARTINA SHEEHAN & SUSAN PEARSE authors of “Wired for Life”
–   JESS AINSCOUGH author of “Make Peace With Your Plate”
–   JULIEANNE CAIRNS author of ‘The Seven Money Myths’ being released by Hay House in September 2015

Some of the Awesome quotes from the weekend:
–  “A blog is an important place to start. Show up every day and write a blog post with no agenda other than to be of service.” – Jess Ainscough
–  “Write every day, even if no-one is going to read it. Practice your voice.” – Jess Ainscough
–   “Whenever we’re rejected, it’s always because the universe is holding something better for us.” – Jess Ainscough
–   “There’s an entire world of natural healing out there. We can love food that loves us back.” – Jess Ainscough author of Make Peace With Your Plate
–   “Teach what you need to learn.” – Reid Tracy
–   “If it’s worth writing, it’s worth writing. Write because there is a market, because you have a muse. Write for yourself and write regardless. Just show up.” – Megan Dalla-Camina
–   “The more narrow your niche is, the less followers you need to be successful.” – Reid Tracy
–   “The point of a platform is for you to connect with people who care about what you have to say. This takes time, there are no shortcuts.” – Reid Tracy
–   “Focus in on one core audience that you’re trying to build. Know who you’re trying to reach. Ask people why they’re being referred to you to try to figure out who this is. Build an avatar for your audience based on gender, age, interests.” – Reid Tracy
–   “Books are intimate things. They’re one of the only things apart from your husband/wife/partner that you take to bed with you.” – Reid Tracy   (or if you are me it’s your Laptop to listen to Reid and Louise Hay lol)
–   “Ask yourself, what makes my book so different? So interesting? Don’t write to be a best seller. Write for and from your heart, not your wallet. Write something you want to be remembered by.” – Leon Nacson
–   “The hard part about writing a book is getting people to read it.” – Reid Tracy

After the seminar I ran 11.5km around Sydney for some exercise and even managed to get my weekly stair runs in at the ‘Oprah’ House,  proudly promoting the Fraser Coast Health & Fitness Community Action Group.



I received quite a few looks and comments, it appears fluro yellow socks and runners are not very common in Sydney!
“Need A Hand?”
We need to have at least 1,000 people doing my ‘4 Week Program’ to create a flow on effect to change 20,000 people to achieve the goal of dropping the obesity / overweight statistic from 70% to 50% on the Fraser Coast! (this could be executed in as short a time frame as 12 months!) Just imagine how happy, energetic, motivated and productive everyone would be! Too Exciting! (Then I / We can start on the rest of the 63% of Australia!)

4 Week Program facebook page here!
The Motivator here!
Design House here!

[some info & images via the legendary Hay House Auditions & Hay House Australia & Something Social! Thank you for one of the best seminars ever, so well organised and a fantastic venue being SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney!]

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September 23, 2011


For 3 days in September I listened to some of the most amazing and inspiring millionaires from our country and the world including Anthony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki and DONALD TRUMP!
Event details here.
Talk about being on the biggest high ever!

As a motivated professional business woman it is extremely important to me that I learn from the absolute best for dynamic self improvement and that I am an EXPERT in my field improving what I can offer my clients in solving their business advertising problems to increase their confidence, profit and client base.

TRUMP and JEANETTEI like to set huge goals and go for them to inspire others to shoot for their dreams also and my latest goal was to have a photo taken with my business IDOL the legendary DONALD TRUMP currently valued at SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS!

Trump was introduced to the stage by Australian Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins.

I just LOVE Trump and especially his TV series The Apprentice. He is such a wise, educated, funny  and intelligent business man with a hardcore, can do attitude and to me a great mentor.
He is inspiring, motivated, professional, successful, speaks his mind on all matters, extremely family orientated and I felt a real kindness in his presence.

Trump said, “I believe, get even with people, if they screw you, screw them back ten times as hard!”

Three years prior I decided I must achieve my goal to have my photo taken with Trump! I even photo shopped a photo of Trump and I two years ago to begin the Law of Attraction process.

After Trump finished his speech at the event, I went back for a question / answer session with him.  When I had pushed my way through 150 VIPs and security, bravely attracted Trump’s attention to ask for a photo and was given the go ahead he was wearing the same pink tie he had on in my photo shopped image!

He looked me in the eye and asked me directly if I had enjoyed his speech to which I replied with honesty I thoroughly did!!! We also made a few other small comments. I then made my way to the back of the room, where I was on such an adrenalin rush that I had achieved another long term goal that my knees began to shake!
Of course I have no doubt we will meet and converse again on many occasions.

Meeting my business idol and finally achieving my goal to have a photo taken with him has made me believe even more in the Law of Attraction, being positive and that anything is possible in life!!! What an absolutely amazing, thought provoking and sensational experience! One of many more to come!

A big thank you to Michael Burnett from Empowernet for successfully organising such an Amazing event!!

Before the seminar I also ran 9km in the Sydney Running Festival across the Sydney Harbour Bridge plus checked out the beautiful Sydney Chinese Gardens afterwards!

Some of Trumps’ quotes from his speech:

–       “Be totally focused, you can’t take your eye off the ball”
–       “Rich people don’t like rich people, historically, well I don’t”
–       “I like Losers to be my friends”
–       “The harder I work the luckier I get”
–       “You can make yourself Lucky”
–       “You need passion, go against the tide”
–       “Go with your gut, go against the tide, I like that”
–       “Get even with people, if you don’t they will continue to go after you”
–       “If someone screws you, screw them back in spades!”
–       “Always get a pre-nup!”
–       “Think Big, it’s much easier”
–       “Focus on the positive”
–       “The word momentum is very important”
–       “Believe in yourself, see yourself as a one man band, see yourself as victorious, you have to think like a WINNER!”
–       “Can you take the pressure!”

More news on Trumps visit here.

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Melbourne Body Art Competition 2011

August 21, 2011

Yesterday myself, Jeanette Maynes | Model (first time ever) from (Design House – graphic and website designer) and Lolita Valerga | Artist from (Shades of Inspiration – henna and face painting artist) came together as Model (canvas) and Artist to create an Organic interpretation of the theme “Wired for Sound” based on elements and forces of nature for the Melbourne Body Art Competition 2011.

Unfortunately we did not come a place as the competition was fierce but we had an absolute ball taking on such a fun adventure that took a couple of months preparation. We were certainly a crowd favourite and as they say “Art is in the eye of the beholder”!

We were also quite the crowd pleaser at Crown Casino having a couple of wind down drinks after the event!

Please read our concept and development for the ‘Wired for Sound!’ theme here!

Melbourne Body Art Competition at Carlton Brew House, Abbotsford Saturday 20th August 2011, The Melbourne Age Newspaper Image Gallery here.

More photo’s here.

Fraser Coast Chronicle News here.

Annual Leave

September 24, 2010

Base Camp at Mt Everest Please be advised I am out of the country till Monday the 25th of October on annual leave. As I am climbing to Base Camp at Mt Everest I will have no internet or phone coverage.
If you experience any website or email problems please email the specific details and error message to

Please email all enquires, artwork alterations and quote requests to and they will be attended to immediately upon my return.

Sorry for any inconvenience, Thank you



Drink Spiking, it can happen!

June 10, 2010

drink spiking Drink Spiking, it can happen!Wide Bay Sexual Assault Support Services are getting the message out there this weekend with the use of their display stand created by Design House – “Drink Spike Alert ahead of Pub Crawl!”

IT CAN happen in an instant but lead to a lifetime of pain.

Drink-spiking is common and women attending the World’s Greatest Pub Fest on Sunday are urged to beware and take care so the crawl remains a safe and happy experience.

Counsellors from the Wide Bay Sexual Assault Support Service visited every participating crawl pub this week to distribute coasters, brochures and wrist bands warning of the dangers and advising people how to stay safe. … click here to learn more (image & info from The Fraser Coast Chronicle).

Drink Spiking CoasterWhat to do if you think your drink has been spiked.
It is important to tell someone you can trust, a friend, security staff, the police and go to a doctor or hospital. Your doctor or a medical practitioner can test for the presence of traces of certain drugs through urine or blood tests within 24 hours.

Report the Crime 000 – Seek Medical HELP!
Statewide Sexual Assault Helpline  1800 010 120
Wide Bay Sexual Assault Service   07 4121 5999

Fraser Coast Business Awards 2010

April 29, 2010

Fraser Coast Business Awards 2010

Design House is nominated for the Fraser Coast Business Awards 2010 by Emma from Spraytanz .
Thanks heaps Emma, professional clients like yourself make my work enjoyable, exciting and a pleasure!

Jeanette Maynes from Design House in Hervey Bay was nominated for the Fraser Coast Chronicle’s Business Awards by Emma Forster.

IT WAS Jeanette Maynes’ professionalism and helpfulness that inspired client Emma Forster to nominate her in the Fraser Coast Business Awards.

Emma was getting her spray tanning business, Spray Tanz, off the ground in December when she sought help from Jeanette, a graphic and website designer, with her own business Design House.

“I found Jeanette really professional and helpful and she got the website up and running and she did a fantastic design and helped me with the name and everything from the colours to how to market and promote the business within my budget and she’s always there if I need her to help me with the website.

“She had a very professional image and she’s really approachable.

“I’ve had heaps of comments on my design and logo.”

Jeanette is no stranger to being nomin ated for awards and made the finals of a national businesswomen’s award in 2008.

She set up her business more than five years ago because she wanted to “take the next step” and she came up with a catchy slogan for her business: weapons of mass communication.

Jeanette does artwork for three of the biggest billboard companies in Australia and often she doesn’t even meet her many out-of-town clients.

“I don’t even talk to them on the phone,” she said.

“I just do it off an email for the billboard creative, telling them what I need, whip it up, shoot a proof through and then make changes.

“I email it off to print, it’s couriered to where it needs to go and then installed.”

Jeanette now runs a paperless office for both financial and environmental benefits.

“I can operate from anywhere in the world really, I just need my laptop and I’m all hooked up, ready to go,” she said.

Jeanette said anyone could set up a paperless office with minimal cost by making a few changes.

To nominate a business, complete an entry form from the Chronicle and post it or deliver it to our offices in Hervey Bay or Maryborough.

Full story here: Fraser Coast Chronicle

Is your business GREEN!

April 19, 2010

enviro Is your business GREEN!It’s not hard going green …. why not follow my SIMPLE cost effective, time enhancing practices and make your business environmentally friendly while saving money … it’s important we all do our part.

DERM Is your business GREEN!

The Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) approached Design House to produce a range of material, including information guidelines and information sheets, for publication on the DERM website.

These publications will focus on the energy efficiency and sustainable practices used by Design House as an example of what can be easily and quickly realised by industry to save energy through the adoption of effective practices

Heating and Cooling & The ‘paperless’ office

More info here!

Design House Sponsorship

November 10, 2009

Salsa Group Design House Design House SponsorshipDesign House is the Major Sponsor of the Salsa Group and is also sponsoring and providing advertising and media assistance to Latin Fantasy “Lolita’s Story’ & The Vida Latina Dance Co.

I feel the Fraser Coast needs more fun social alternative’s for all age groups and being able to attract such friendly and professional performers to our area through the Salsa Group and promote them utilising Design House is just an amazing opportunity.

Latest News: Salsa Party # 5 @ the Bayswater

Saturday night was the hugest Salsa Party to date with over 200 people dancing up a Salsa storm @ the Bayswater…… please click here to read the more and view the photos.
Salsa Design House Sponsorship

A big Thank You to the Vida Latina Dance Troupe, I Harte Latin, the Bayswater Hotel, Design House, Fraser Coast Chronicle & the Salsa Group and all those who attended making these nights possible!!!!

Salsa Group Design House Sponsorship

Design House Sponsorship

September 2, 2009

fraser island Design House Sponsorship

As many of you may be unaware I’m on a personal ‘Get Fit Campaign’ so last month’s challenge was a 24km run across Fraser Island! I found a group of fun & fit ladies who were also interested in completing this challenge. I then sponsored print for out t-shirts stating “No Excuses” and had our Finishers medals made. I had total faith we could make the distance even though four of us had not run more than 10km before! Starting at Kingfisher we ran through bush and soft sand past Lake McKenzie then through rainforest, finishing at Central Station. It was awesome to sponsor a Design House team’ and be a part of this motivated group of women who are now the face of traQ (Trail Running Association of Queensland) …… click here to find out more!

Fraser Island Design House Sponsorship