Weight Loss, Money & Happiness 5 Ways To Make It Happen

How are those New Year resolutions going? On point or failing miserably?

Me… Hmm, I would say Im doing ok (every day just trying to be better), this giving 200% effort in business means I am only just making it to the gym, and falling into bed at night completely exhausted. Im actually having dreams, which I havent for a long time meaning I am getting into the deepest REM stage of sleep…and mentally I’m just giving myself a break; I am ok, exactly as I am, I dont need to diet, I can just be, just me. Currently rocking hair that badly needs to be done (#timepoor), some icky cellulite on my thighs (thanks to that eat drink and be merry season), and in desperate need/orwant of new everything (thanks to my business that requires fund investment alllll the time 😉 but I AM OK. Right now. Oh that sense of relief #priceless.


Allowing myself time to balance and organise my new work ethic and operations. And I also have to say; taste testing for Clean Treats is an occupational hazard (I actually have mentioned this in my recent interviews for staff), I’m about to release some #amazing new products, did some say PRO muffins? (I wonder what they could be 😉

BUT. In all honesty, it still helps to be held accountable, to have a plan, to have a source of inspiration. Chris Dufey is that for me. Although I am unsure how much longer he will tolerate my ‘all my energy is on my business’ excuses, because really, I am my brand and business also!

I will say, I have been utilising my morning movement with audio books…we MUST train our minds as we train our bodies, and taking time to meditate every day. If I have 30 minutes Ill do a 20 minute meditation, if I have 45 minutes, Ill do a 30 minute walk, and 5-10 minute meditation on the beach…Im not feeling compelled or that I HAVE to do either, but I KNOW for a fact that when I take this ‘me’ time every morning, my day is productive, focused, on form (#kickinggoals), this makes me WANT to do it.

‘Whenever you start guiding yourself by caring about how you feel, you
start guiding yourself back into your Stream of Source Energy, and that’s
where your clarity is; that’s where your joy is; that’s where your flexibility
is; that’s where your balance is; that’s where your good ideas come from.
That’s where all the good stuff is accessed from.’ Abraham Hicks

Repost from my trainer and Fitness Inspiration (hes not a bad kind of guy either) Chris Dufey.

Weight Loss, Money & Happiness 5 Ways To Make It Happen

‘Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.’ Michael Jordan

Overcome and break through what’s holding you back and achieve whatever you want; whether it’s a six-pack, a flat stomach, a certain body shape, or even a certain amount of income or happiness. This is what I’m going to show you through five simple steps to follow.

What is that invisible barrier that’s holding you back? That certain je ne sais quoi that’s just stopping you from making the actions or getting the achievements that you really want. With myself being a physique coach, business coach and entrepreneur myself, I’ve been able to see the patterns in others and also what I’ve done wrong before. And let me take you through so you can fast track your own success.

‘You have the ability to chose which way you want to go. You have to believe great things are going to happen in your life. Do everything you can – prepare, pray, and achieve – to make it happen.’ Benjamin Carson

First off, this one isn’t sexy. It’s probably even not what you want to hear. But the truth is, you have to take 100% responsibility for your actions and for your successes including your failures. But hold up, what is failure? What really is the worst case outcome that can come from failing? And to me, failing is just giving up at the end of the day. Because realistically, what you need to be doing is getting back on your feet and getting on with the job. We all get hit down. We all take wrong steps along the way. But it’s the experience and being able to use those to take the next best steps along with your journey. So how does this relate to you getting in great shape? Firstly, it’s the environment that you’re in, the people that surround yourself with.


If you have friends and family that are giving you those snile little remarks, that are eating into you, planting those seeds of doubt. You might be sitting there and they’re going to be saying, “Why do you need to diet? Why do you need to lose weight? Why don’t you just have some chocolate?” These little things will grow when you spend more time around them. They can be hurting you from getting to the body that you want. Another important factor is your environment. For one example, if you think you’re going to give in to temptation and have that chocolate, dip your hand in the cookie jar, then get rid of it. Take it out of the house and remove what’s going to cause you from not being able to get the physique and the health that you really want. Spend time with people that are better than you, people that are going to uplift you and bring around positivity.

‘Immerse yourself in the energy of what you desire.’ Hiro Boga

I love being around people that are better than me because realistically, I’m not that great at so many things. And by being around people that are succeeding at the things that I want to succeed at, I learned from them the quickest steps that I can take. I can model their actions all the way to where I want. Fourth point, commit to the process. You need to be chipping away, taking small steps each and every day. You might not find that you think that you’re making a large amount of progress but when you look back over time, you’ve succeeded and you got what you want.


And the fifth point, being one that I think might be the most important is clarity. Do you know what you really want? If your goal is vague, then you’re not going to be driven to actually making it happen. If it’s “I want to lose weight”, then I don’t think you really know what you want. Maybe it’s you need to be more specific and you know when you need to be able to achieve that goal by, then you can work all the way to make it happen. So to wrap it into a nutshell, you need to: One, take responsibility for what you’re doing. You and you alone are responsible for the actions and success that you have. Two, surround yourself with great exceptional people that are going to give you positivity and help you along the way. And third, you need to put yourself in the right environment. You need to make sure that you set yourself up for automatic success. Fourth point, you need to commit to the process.

Make sure you follow through each and every day, not giving yourself any justification to make the wrong steps. And five, have clarity. Know exactly what you want to have laser focus to make it happen. I want you to have success. Because if I know you have success, then you’re able to help more people; and that’s exactly what I want to do myself. So make sure that you hit subscribe because I want to keep giving you these videos with tips and plans to get you into the physique and health that you want.

‘Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love, Charlie x.

If you know you crave chocolate, or sweets, why not pre-organise Clean Treats #charliesballs to keep for those times of emergency, at least your not eating chemicals and everything else that we dont even begin to know what it is on those labels of bad chocolate/packaged food.


Monday Motivation; Kristie Marsh Fitness Model

Good Monday morning my beautiful readers!

Now, if you read my blog or follow any of my social media sites or even know me personally, you will know that I am all about sharing love, about being kind to other people & my business motto is in fact ‘help other people get what they want’ {Zig Ziglar quote}. Sometimes I am surprised when people are kind to me, before I have in fact met them or had a chance to wave my magic wand and make them fall in love with the person I have decided to be (and somehow convince them to support my beliefs & brands 😉

Kristie Marsh is one of those people. She has shown me kindness, love and support without even knowing me, without me asking for it. Wow. Isnt that the definition of true beauty? What if more people showed kindness without asking anything in return, but just to be a good human?

In seeking happiness for others, you find it for yourself.

So I thought Id share her with you today (plus she is my new-found body inspo)…




Krisite Marsh is a Mother of 2, a Mass Nutrition Fitness Model & Personal Trainer {yes she is indeed a super woman}

Charlie: You have created a rapidly growing personal training business; and your own profile as Kristie Marsh Fitness Model, in the fitness & health industry, what do you attribute this success to?

I have always been involved with the fitness industry I used to be a long distance runner. I used to do aerobic classes and have always had people asking me about my training diet and eventually how I got my body back after two children. So I attribute my success to being passionate about helping others but at the same time being open to other people’s opinions advice etc…


‘Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.’ John F. Kennedy

Charlie: When did you decide to you wanted to be involved in the health industry?

I decided that years ago but it was a matter at what capacity . Once Garry & I met and discovered he was a passionate as me it really enabled me to come into my own.

Charlie: When did you decide you wanted to work for yourself?

I always knew if I was going to train others it would be for my own business however I am loving the idea of working in a gym too as I’m starting to prep for my fitness competition and the gym is turning into a new love for me and has been for the last 6-7 months

How do you feel as an inspirational figure/mentor? I am very happy to be an inspiration as long as people realise it always a hard long road to get the body you desire. And being consistent. I’ve always been very competitive within myself to myself so I won’t ever give up.


‘Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.’
-Mahatma Gandhi


Charlie: Has there been any challenges along your journey?

Of course. I went through a divorce years of being a single mum which is full of challenges. Ups and downs emotionally . But I kept on training.


Charlie: How do you maintain balance between your Career and personal health?

Hmmm good question . I only practice what I preach. All diet exercises etc I have trialled on myself do I know the outcomes for clients. Personally I tend to be all or nothing. And I’m all health fitness training. I don’t go out or drink. I’m pretty boring actually but I love my choice .

Charlie: What do you believe are the keys to success in business?

I believe this industry is saturated by PTs , bloggers anything fitness … So you need to have credentials behind you. Why would you take advice off someone who isn’t qualified? So key to success is education. Also I’m doing my first IFBB fitness comp to build respect amongst my peers & to show my clients how did discipline, goals and consistency can result In a body you can be proud of .

Charlie: What is your advice for anyone who has a dream?

If you have a dream be practical . And get yourself the appropriate education. Hard work will make the dream a reality.



{Kristie is also a #baller = she loves #charliesballs/Clean Treats, and a #charliesangel}

Charlie: What can we look forward to next from you?

Next from me will be stepping on stage in October at the IFBB Nationals in the bikini division.

‘Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Top 3 healthy tips/advice?

#1 Drink water

#2 take vitamins/supplements

#3 consistency in training

Charlie: Share something no one knows…

That after my competition my next goal is to have a baby then get back up on the stage again! With a better body than I had previously !!!

Follow Kristie on her journey:

Facebook: Kristie Marsh 

Instagram: thespecial_k & confessionsofafitnessmodel


Sending my very special love & gratitude to this gorgeous woman.

Love & light, Charlie x.

Now, Monday…1st of December 21 days until my birthday celebrations = 110% commitment to my plan by Chris Dufey.

Monday Motivation…Beautiful Minds

You know when you meet people and you just feel ‘WOW’. Marina Passalaris is one of those types of people that make you instantly fall in love with the way her smile lights her face, the depth in her words and the manner in which she acts.

I have been lucky enough to work with Marina & her beautiful program for teenage girls. Something that I am extremely passionate about as a once delinquent teenager.

Its designed to educate teenagers and their parents how to achieve happiness through vital life skills, self-esteem, confidence building and grooming.

‘I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.’ Audrey Hepburn



Charlie: You are a successful business woman and the creator of Beautiful Minds, what do you attribute this success to?

Success is very simple..it boils down to having a clear vision, being lazer focused, working incredibly hard and knowing that giving up is neither a choice or an option.

Charlie: When did you decide to you wanted to be involved in the wellness industry?

I spent 15 years working as a grooming and deportment educator and make up artist in some of the top modelling agencies in Cape Town, London, Germany and Australia. This industry is known for negatively affecting girl’s confidence. I realised that there was a real need to educate girls more about their emotions and well-being. I wanted to achieve this by doing the Beautiful Minds courses in an environment that was conducive to all girls of any size and from any background, not just model ‘wanna be’s’. I wrote a program that I wish I had done as a young girl. It covers everything about being a teen girl in today’s society. Beautiful Minds has been a vision of mine for many years. I want to show young girls that they are beautiful inside and out.




Charlie: What inspired you to follow your passion?

If you know what your passion in life is, what your purpose is and what you want your legacy to be, you will pursue it with everything you have.

Charlie: How do you feel as an inspirational figure/mentor?

I don’t look at myself as an inspirational figure as that has a tendency to place me on a pedestal. It is more about the sharing of knowledge and passing this onto my Beautiful Minds students in the hope they will go on to create incredible lives for themselves.

‘Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.’ Norman Vincent Peale



Charlie: Has there been any challenges along your journey?

I would say rising above the ‘rip offs’. What I mean by this is that when you have a successful company, other individuals try and copy exactly what you are doing. I have had this experience and the blatant copying is rather outrageous. I have learnt to take it as a weird compliment that we must be doing something right. I also ensure that the business model changes and constantly improves so we are always top of our game.

‘You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.’ Albert Camus

Charlie: How do you maintain balance between your Career and personal health?

find it a bit of a juggle at times but as I am getting older, I am really starting to invest more in my health. I try and have one full day off a week, I eat really clean food and I try to exercise as often as possible. I have started having regular massages and putting time aside for me to just be still and to unwind.

Charlie: What do you believe are the keys to success in business?

You have to give people an incredible experience. They are buying into a feeling, how you make them feel when they have finished doing business with you. That is imperative. Under promise and over deliver.

Charlie: What is your advice for anyone who has a dream?

We all have dreams but there is a huge difference between having a dream and taking small steps towards making this dream a reality. Be fearless, take action and chase the dream so it becomes a reality. Women are incredible, we are much stronger than we give ourselves credit for! Go after the life you desire. It may not be easy, but it will be worth it. I understand that fear stops people from doing many things but if your desire is stronger than your fear, you will find a way to do it.

Charlie: What can we look forward to next from you?

As the business has been going for 8 years, it has evolved over time. Beautiful Minds is about to totally change the way we educate young girls and we are in the process of setting up a very exciting event for girls aged 11 – 17. This event will be at The Paddington Town Hall on Saturday 6th September and is a full day jam packed with celebrities, guest speakers, dance troupes, music, dj’s and so much more! The aim of the day is to educate, inspire and entertain our youth. We have 550 tickets and these go on sale on April 10th. This event will then be rolled out Australia wide. There are so many incredible things happening in the Beautiful Minds office at the moment and the growth of the company is extremely exciting.



‘Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.’ William E. Gladstone

Charlie: Top 3 healthy tips/advice?

1: Every night, I listen to positive affirmations or subliminal music that will positively feed my mind as I fall asleep. I believe in training the mind every single day. We are all taught to exercise our bodies for at least 30 minutes every day. We need to do the same with our minds. This will significantly slow down the mental chatter as you re-program your mind to think positively.

2: Drink lots of water and get adequate sleep each night

3: Eat healthy, clean food. Your body and mind will thank you for it.

I sincerly thank Marina for her time. If you know of anyone who would like to attend her events, or if you would like to stay up to date with her classes and seminars available (there is a course starting next week):


Mother_daughter workshop
December 14th were bringing something special to you…a Mother & daughter workshop.

Includes Yoga, styling, re connecting and of course Ill be there and together were going to create some Clean Treats! Spaces are limited. Dont miss out on this special event!

Instagram: Beautifulminds

Love & light, Charlie x.

If what you are doing is not helping someone, then you need to change what you are doing.

Monday Motivation…Noa Reis {Vie Activewear}

I have recently fallen in love.

With this years ‘must have’ fitness wear label …Vie Active 

Today I would like to introduce you to Noa Ries, the co-founder of one of Australia’s premium activewear brands.

“You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.” Richard Bach



You are the co-founder of one of the hottest/sexiest fitness wear labels of the moment, what do you attribute this success to?

Firstly, thanks so much for the lovely compliment! It is so exciting to know that an idea that started as a vision and a concept for doing things differently is being responded to so well around the world. I think part of this is due to the fact that I used to be a personal trainer and I created the range with people who sweat for a living in mind.  Women who don’t want to compromise style for functionality.


When did you decide to you wanted to be involved in the health industry?

I’ve always been incredibly passionate about health and fitness.  I decided to become a personal trainer when my husband and I moved to Singapore in 2008 and its health & fitness have been embedded in my life ever since.


1391746_10152122922993619_673985858_nWhen did you decide to begin Vie active?

One afternoon I had an epiphany to create the range after realizing I was spending my LIFE in activewear and would often get to the end of the day feeling cold/clammy and really quite daggy! I set out on a mission to create truly technical activewear that would enable me to do an intense workout but would also be chic and stylish enough to wear all day long. Vie Active started with the finest quality Merino wool – an incredibly unique fabric and the ultimate performance fibre as it is naturally temperature regulating, anti-microbial, shape retaining, moisture wicking, odor resistant (I could really go on and on…..!). It’s not only super soft and breathable on your skin but it also allows you to be dry, stink-free, and just as comfortable after the most demanding run, yoga, or boot-camp session. From the beginning, we decided to push the envelope by integrating high definition prints into the Merino fabric to fuse fitness with fashion and function and as a result, our clothes truly do look and feel just as good on the studio as they do on the street.

“Faith is not desire. Faith is will. Desires are things that need to be satisfied, whereas will is a force. Will changes the space around us.” Paulo Coelho

How do you feel as an inspirational figure/mentor?

Honoured and flattered beyond words.

Has there been any challenges along your journey?

Many! Manufacturing is by far our biggest challenge and I think our lack of experience in the fashion industry has been both a positive and a negative for us. On the one hand, its enabled us to think outside the square and push the envelope in terms of product development to envisage something that didn’t exist before (truly technical and fashionable performance wear that can be worn all day long). On the other hand, it’s been a very intense process to create this product and work with our suppliers and manufacturers to get it right and to the highest quality.


How do you maintain balance between your Career and personal health?

I try to do something active every day. More for my mental sanity than anything else. I do a combination of barre workouts, HIIT classes and walking my two daughters in the pram. I try to nourish my body with food that is as clean as possible simply to provide me with the energy I need to get through the day as with a 10 week old, a 2.5 year old and a new business my life is very hectic and busy!

What do you believe are the keys to success in business?

Hard work, putting the customer first (always), doing something you love.

‘To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.’ Steve Prefontaine

What is your advice for anyone who has a dream?

Listen to your inner voice. Talk to other people you trust and develop your idea to the point that it’s a workable business concept. Don’t get paralysed by analysing, just go and do it!

What can we look forward to next from you?

Lots of new colours, and prints and some new styles plus lots more exciting health & fitness lifestyle content on our blog.

Top 3 healthy tips/advice?

  1. Be Active every day. Even if this means just going for a walk.
  2. Drink at least 2 litres of water each day
  3. Eat healthy fats and minimise sugar in your diet.

Share something no one knows…

I decided to train for and run a marathon after being told by a massage therapist that I didn’t have the “right body” for marathons. It hurt like hell (I couldn’t walk properly for 5 days) but guess what, I ran across the finish line!

“There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” Oprah Winfrey

I sincerely thank Noa for her time.


WEB: www.vieactive.com

IG: vieactivewear

Love & light, Charlie x.

If you have a dream, make a goal and dedicate everything you have to make it come true. This is true success. Support others who are living their dream & share love. Create a community of inspiration, and you to will achieve the success you dream off.



Monday Motivation…Jackie Dunn {Fire and Shine}

Monday!!! Hello. I am ready for you with open arms, an open heart and a ‘lets kick ass’ attitude.

As times change, I have found that business is about you. You are your brand. People will purchase from you, and support you if they like YOU. Your passion, your drive, your beliefs.

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

Today feature is the beautiful team from Fire and Shine, ethical fitness and yoga wear, who both have a deep burning passion that you can just feel.

Business, its about surrounding yourself with people who inspire you and sharing love.

Fire and Shine photo


You have created a rapidly growing business; Fire and Shine/ethical fitness fashion, what do you attribute this success to? 

Jane and I are very passionate about ethically made activewear and have been fortunate to have partnered with some amazing brands who also have the same values. We want to make it easy for people to do some good and feel like they are making a difference to the world we live in.

When did you decide to you wanted to be involved in the health industry?

Jane and I met at Yoga Teacher training 4 years ago and our journey will never end with our practice. We both had active lives before yoga teacher training with Jane being a triathlete and me doing boxing, personal and weight training. We have been grateful for the health and wellness people we have met and to those people we will meet on our journey.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?”  Marianne Williamson

When did you decide you wanted to work for yourself? 

We both have always had the thought of having our own businesses, it just so happened that 1 year ago the idea developed to start Fire and Shine.

“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson

How do you feel as an inspirational figure/mentor?

It’s very humbling and we are grateful that we are seen as mentors and are inspiring people to follow their passions and dreams.

Has there been any challenges along your journey?

Oh where do we start! Yes, we like to call them opportunities and Jane and I enjoy being able to make decisions and feel empowered to drive our business. Our biggest challenge is ensuring we have a positive work life balance.

“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” | Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

How do you maintain balance between your Career and personal health?

We both always make time for our yoga practice. Meditation and breath work is also part of finding the balance. Being active is part of our routine and we make time for it every day.


What do you believe are the keys to success in business?

Believe in what you are doing, find something you are passionate about and find other like-minded people to talk to about it, celebrate the wins – no matter how small they are!, be grateful for whoever and whatever crosses your path, the universe has delivered it for a reason.

What is your advice for anyone who has a dream? 

Don’t let anyone ever tell you that it can’t be done, manifest abundance.

‘Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.’ Alan Alda

Top 3 healthy tips/advice?

– remember to breathe in all situations

– start the day with lemon/lime in warm water
– coconut oil is the best thing in the pantry!

Share something no one knows… 

Jackie: I used to play the violin and considered going to the Conservatorium of Music, I love singing in the shower

Jane:  Played the part of Sandy in my Primary School’s  Musical ‘Grease’…. What’s even funnier is that I went to a country Primary School with only 15 students in total, with 2 girls and 1 boy in year seven, so I was a 50/50 chance of getting the part…. I was REALLY bad!!!
I sincerely thank Jackie for her time.
Be sure to visit the Fire and Shine website for hot fitness trends and healthy inspiration.
Instagram @fireandshine
Because we believe in sharing love…
WIN a $100 Fire and Shine voucher and a $50 gift pack of Clean Treats aka #charliesballs
Simply repost this image on your Instagram page, tag @fireandshine & @charliedehaas to enter.
*Entires close Weds 27/8 12 pm.
Love & light, Charlie x.
When you begin to believe in the beauty of your dreams, other people will believe in you to.

Monday Motivation…Femme Fatale {Joelle Christie}

Summer. is. coming.

Ugh oh. Time to put down the delicious nutrient dense superfood smoothies and switch to clean green juices.

One of the latest (and growing rapidly) trends…fitness modeling. Some of you may know I used to compete, but not anymore, Im trying to find my own balance (and look after my hormones for, hopefully, one day a family).

So inspired by this, I wanted to feature someone who motivates me, someone who is always in good shape, is always smiling and is genuinely ‘lovely’ (yes, my favourite word of the moment).

Introducing the beautiful Joelle Christie, Inba Bikini Pro Model.


You have created a rapidly growing business; and your own profile as Joelle Christine Fitness Model, in the fitness & health industry, what do you attribute this success to?
I guess it all comes down to the fact that I’m a very normal and average person and I share all the struggles and challenges that I face and people are able to relate to that. So many people only share their highlights on social media and that can unintentionally cause others to look at their own life in a negative way. By showing the good and the bad that I go through I hope to inspire others and make them realise that health, fitness and happiness is achievable and attainable by everyone.


When did you decide to you wanted to be involved in the health industry?
Well I went through a period where I was extremely unhappy because I wasn’t eating right and wasn’t exercising and all of that caused me to have no confidence or self-esteem. And those things can impact you not only physically but also mentally. One day I stumbled upon some photos of a fitness model and she looked so happy, healthy and confident that I decided then to change my life. I joined a gym, started a program and after a while decided that I wanted to compete in a Bikini Fitness Competition. I started working towards that and was successful at the competition and the rest is history!

‘In seeking happiness for others, you find it for yourself.’ Anonymous 

When did you decide you wanted to work for yourself? 
I’m still at Uni (studying law and business) so at the moment my fitness ‘ventures’ are a side project but someday I wish to combine my degree and love for fitness and create something special. I’m not sure what it is yet but watch this space!

‘Energy and persistence conquer all things.’ Benjamin Franklin

How do you feel as an inspirational figure/mentor? 

I’m honoured that some look to me for inspiration and I hope that I am able to continue to inspire and motivate them as they in return motivate and inspire me. I’m just a normal and average girl who had a big dream and is making it come true so I want to be able to help others to find their passion and be happy.


Has there been any challenges along your journey?
Of course! One of the biggest challenges I faced was to find a method of dieting which worked for me (I now do flexible dieting and am very happy). I also faced some negativity regarding my decision to compete from some people but sometimes events like these show people’s true colours and can help to make your life a more positive place.
There’s been heaps of business related challenges too, and I guess it all comes down to showing companies that by working together you are able to add value to their business as they add value to yours.

How do you maintain balance between your Career and personal health?
Just keep the big picture in mind. Allowing stress to impact on your health isn’t worth it in the long run so just take a breath, surround yourself with supportive people and remember what you’re working towards.

‘Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.’ Norman R. Augustine


What do you believe are the keys to success in business?
I think the key to success in business is passion. If you find something that you love and are passionate about then this love and passion will lead to success. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, then you will be successful” (Albert Schweitzer).

What is your advice for anyone who has a dream? 
Surround yourself with supportive people, surround yourself with those than are also dreamers and know that there will be challenges but if you persevere then you will make your dream come true.

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” Arnold Schwarzenegger

Top 3 healthy tips/advice?
1. Health and fitness is not a number on the scale – focus on how you feel rather than what you weigh.
2. Live a balanced life; treat yourself well and treat yourself. Eat healthy food and enjoy the occasional indulgence.
3. Hit your macronutrients and your micronutrients. Eat your vegetables!


Share something no one knows… 
I would love to travel around to schools and talk to students about self-confidence, beauty and happiness to try and prevent them from going through some of the struggles that I went through.

I sincerely thank Joelle for her time.

Follow her:

IG: Femmefatale

FB: Inba Pnba Bikini Pro Joelle Christine


What will you do differently today? Remember your life is only a collection of moments, of habits, of choices…so make the right ones.

Love & light, Charlie x.

P.s dont forget you can now order Clean Treats online… ORDER HERE.

Planning to fail is the best key to health success. Why not order your healthy treats so everyday you can enjoy a guilt free treat that wont hurt your fitness/body goals? Or even better, instead of buying chocolate or alcohol as harmful gifts for your loved ones.. give them a healthy {delicious} treat!


Monday Motivation…Alison Morgan {Relauncher}

Are you waking up feeling a little ‘ugh, its Monday’? Monday, a word most people dislike, but why? Are you dreading a week of ‘work’? Perhaps this is something you may need delve into within yourself, are you doing what you love? Personally, Monday excites me as its a fresh start, the beginning of a new week…bringing new opportunities.

‘The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart’. Helen Keller

Last week I was lucky enough to meet this gorgeous woman; Alison Morgan from Relauncher; a source for health and wellbeing solutions.

Alison is an expert Business Coach, creator of the Australian Health and Wellness Networking Events and Industry Blogger.



Charlie: You have created a successful career as a health & wellness expert/blogger, what do you attribute this success to?

My passion for health and wellness combined with specializing in Business and Marketing in the Corporate world has been key to creating the success of Relauncher.

It’s really important to do what you love and you’ll thrive!


Charlie: When did you decide to you wanted to be involved in the wellness industry?

I had 2 children close together.  I didn’t want to go back to the Corporate lifestyle, so started focusing on what I could do with my skills and interests to create my own business.

I spent a year planning Relauncher – it’s a long time, but I wasn’t in any rush.  The boys were my primary focus while they were still young and at home.  When they started school, I then launched the business. It’s now been over 4 years since the site went live!

‘Try to be a rainbow in someones cloud’ Maya Angelou

Charlie: How do you feel as an inspirational figure/mentor?

I truly love what I do.  Although the hours are long – I enjoy every moment.

I’m a Health & Wellbeing Business & Marketing Coach and the creator of the Australian Health & Wellness Networking Events.

I specialise in taking businesses to their next level, and thrive on connecting like-minded people via the networking events.

It’s an honour to be in the position I’m in and one I’ve worked very hard to achieve.

Charlie: Has there been any challenges along your journey?

Many!  As most Small Business owners will agree – the first couple of years in business can be tough.

Although I have degrees in Business and Marketing and over 15 years experience in large organisations – my learnings through running a Small Business and taking it from hardship to success is immeasurable.

What Relauncher is today, is very different from what it was when the company first launched.  I had 2 other business partners; the branding, offering and business model were completely different!  It’s this journey, which has made me an expert at what I am today.

‘Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.’ Buddha


Charlie: How do you maintain balance between your Career and personal health?

I get up super early each morning to fit everything in.

I’ve also been streamlining the business over the past few months, so I’m working more effectively & efficiently.  It’s a continual work in progress as the business grows, however it’s going in the right direction.

It’s really important to have a balance between work and lifestyle, so I’m strict with myself about the times that I work to ensure I have time for my family.

Charlie: What do you believe are the keys to success in business?

Follow your passions, have a plan and be unique.

Below are my 5 tips for business success.

  • Create a solid foundation.  This involves:
    • Vision Statement, Target Audience, Key Messaging, Services / Products, Clear Marketing Tools
  • Know your target audience
    • An age bracket of approx. 15 years, demographic, lifestyle, interests, location, types of jobs, marital status, male / female…..
  • Create strong key messaging
    • This must be a series of succinct sentences – approximately 3-5 messages depending on your business.  The messages should feed into your Vision Statement.
  • Revisit and refresh your business 6 monthly
    • This may seem quite frequent, however if you revisit and refresh more often, it’s a smaller job and keeps you on track with communication.
  • Don’t be a copycat – be unique!


seslf sabotage 2Charlie: What is your advice for anyone who has a dream?

‘We know what we are, but know not what we may be.’ William Shakespeare

Follow it and don’t hold back.

Take educated risks and climb out of your comfort zone.  If you would like guidance – hire a coach to help you get started / take you to the next level in your business.

Charlie: What can we look forward to next from you?

So so much!  Never a dull moment

I have a lot of Business Coaching clients which keeps me busy, plus I have upcoming business development workshops in Melbourne and Sydney.

I’m also working on some other exciting new projects, which I’m really enjoying!

Follow Alison on her journey:





I sincerely thank Alison for her time.

Love & light, Charlie x.

Surround yourself with people who inspire you to be MORE. Find mentors so you can imagine your life as you would love it to be, so you can aspire to be like them. Positive creates positive. I only accept this in my world.

‘Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.’ Swami Sivananda




Monday Motivation… Kate Russell {Lululemon}

Its important we surround ourselves with people who inspire us. But to also remember that these people are real…chasing their dreams, following their passions {beating their own trials & tribulations}.

‘Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.’ Dalai Lama

This is why I believe its important to share love & support, lets celebrate the good things in life, the simple things like kindness.


Introducing Kate Russell, Regional community manager, Eastern Australia and New Zealand lululemon athletica, and one of the kindest people you will meet. 

Charlie: You have created a successful career within a leading fitness wear brand, Lululemon, what do you attribute this success to?

For me, passion drives success. I believe in creating the life you want to lead, regularly stepping out of your comfort zone to open up new opportunities.

On a daily basis, I’m lucky enough to coach teams to develop and execute events, build and connect relationships, discover the coolest events, places and people around, all in between a yoga or fitness class.

‘Be kind, dont judge and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation.’ Jasmine Guinness.


Charlie: When did you decide to you wanted to be involved in the wellness industry?

I worked in technology and corporate PR (public relations) for six years and loved it. The adrenaline and ever changing nature of the PR world drove me, along with being surrounded by smart team members every day. However whilst I was immersed daily in a world of technology and business, it didn’t come naturally and I realised I was beginning to resent it.

In my spare time, I would read wellness blogs and constantly update my bucket list of things I wanted to achieve (most of which were fitness related!). It was no shock I loved leading a life full of fitness and health. I had a eureka moment one day and thought, imagine if I could combine my love of fitness with building relationships, connecting people and working with like-minded people? And from that moment, the job with lululemon was born.

It is crazy how when you put something out there, channel your positive energy to it, you can reach that goal (or in my case, my dream job).

Charlie: What inspired you to follow your passion?

There were two defining moments for me. The first one was after I was asked to write a blog for a close friend about my journey on training for a half marathon. My manager at the time read it and told me that I inspired her to focus on a goal and then go after it….hard! The second eureka moment was during a brainstorm in my old agency when we had to come up with three words to describe the person sitting next to you. My colleague described me as “enthusiastic, motivational and inspiring”. Those moments made me really think hard about finding a career where I could blend my strengths with my passion.

Charlie: How do you feel as an inspirational figure/mentor?

I actually don’t see myself as being inspirational but if I’m to put a label on it, I guess I hope to see myself as more of an enabler – full of energy and a drive to create a life (work and personal) that I look forward to living. I try and pass that onto those around me. Nothing makes me happier than spending time with someone to work out what they want out of life and giving them the passion and enthusiasm to then go and get it.

Charlie: Has there been any challenges along your journey?

Absolutely. You can’t grow without falling down along the way. However it is how you pick yourself up and keep going that either makes or breaks you.

Charlie: How do you maintain balance between your Career and personal health?

I love this question because I always wanted to have a “job” that was doing what I loved every day, so therefore wasn’t really a job!  And this role at lululemon is absolutely that. I get to work out every day, trying new personal training and yoga studios around Sydney and connecting with driven people who love what they do.

I do also have a great friends around me that remind me when to ‘switch off’ because when you blend what you love with your job, it can be hard. Whether it’s going for a walk with a girlfriend to having lunch and a few glasses of wines, this balance is what keeps me grounded and successful at what I do.


Charlie: What do you believe are the keys to success in business?

Identify your strengths and work out how you can use them every day; Network and create relationships with people who will grow and inspire you and then write a game plan of how you will reach that goal.

Also focus on attracting motivated people to create a culture that breeds success. Provide foundations for employees to build their skills, shape their career and essentially move from being good to being amazing.

‘A dream doesnt become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work’ Collin Powell.

Charlie: What is your advice for anyone who has a dream?

Write that dream/goal/ career down. And then write down three steps on how you can achieve that (i.e. whether it’s saving $X per week or attend one new working event per month). Once it is down on paper, your mind will unconsciously start creating the path to reach that dream.

‘Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.’ Harriet Tubman

Charlie: What can we look forward to next from you?


2014 is about taking myself on. Backing myself and taking risks. Getting even more out of my comfort zone.

It is an exciting year for lululemon and I’m ecstatic to be part of driving the company’s vision and brand in Australia and NZ. You will continue to see great technical athletic pieces for both women and men and innovative pieces that will help take you to and from your yoga and gym class.

Charlie: Top 3 healthy tips/advice?

  1. Be kind to your body; you only have one!
  2. Avoid classifying foods as “good” and bad”. Because the rebellion in us will always make us want the “bad” foods at some point
  3. Sweat every day; whether it is yoga or a HIIT session, get your body moving. Everyone loves that sweaty glow

I sincerly thank Kate for her time.

Follow Kate on Insta @katearussell

Ive been asked a lot lately about my story, how I found my own happiness.

Just a reminder…everything that I have learnt, what I have been through & how I changed my life is available in my book ‘Live a life you Love’.

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Love & light, Charlie x.bookig

10 Habits of people who follow their dreams

I read this and had to share… how many habits of the below do you have?

{Re blog from Mind Body Green}



People who are true to their purpose and are really successful didn’t always get there because they had the financial means to do so or were just lucky enough to have been brought up in a confidence boosting environment. There are actually a few common habits that have helped them get to where they are. The best part is that these are habits that anyone can attain!

1. They see challenges as opportunities

Most people interpret fears as obstacles and tend to run away from them. People who live their purpose successfully have developed the capacity to see fear as a sign of what they really need to go for and put all their courage and energy into it.

2. They see life as a game.

Having this vision of life opens up space for playfulness and creativity instead of limitation. This also cultivates qualities of resilience, problem solving and confidence that helps them take risks to get to the next big place.

3. Living the life they want is the only option.

They’re so committed to making their dreams a reality that they banish any possibility of a backup plan whatsoever from their mind. They don’t think things like, “If it doesn’t work, I’ll just go get a job.”

4. They always speak their truth.

They’re able to speak it because they make a conscious effort to connect to their truest desires, their inner voice, and their spirituality without fear of judgment. This connection is typically fostered through meditation, journaling, being mentored and being surrounded by like minded-people.

5. They aren’t just dreamers: they act on their desires.

Instead of getting stuck in their dreams, they snap right into action, no matter what it takes. Whether it’s quitting a job, getting out of a relationship that holds them back, investing in themselves or moving to a new location, they have the courage to do it. They do this by listening to, and then acting on, their intuition.

6. They expect and know that they deserve the best.

They expect that what they want is going to happen as if it were an inner-knowing. They expect and feel they deserve to earn well, do what they love, serve others using their gifts. The secret is that they still expect the best even when they don’t have all the answers as to how it’s going to happen.

7. They have no fear or guilt when asking for what they want.

Because they’re so connected to their passions, they aren’t afraid to ask for what they want. In fact, they understand that their success depends on others, so asking for what they want is part of the deal. They set their boundaries and express their needs without fear, guilt or shame. Best of all, this is a trait that earns them respect from others.

8. They create their own rules.

They create their own rules instead of fitting into society’s norms. They make decisions from a place of what they want to have instead of what they think they can have. This gives them the freedom to design their destiny.

9. They’ve learned to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

They don’t get stuck in having all the answers, making things perfect or trying to gain comfort by controlling everything. Instead, they’re aware that they’re not going to see the next step until they make the decision to move forward despite the discomfort.

10. They have teachers, mentors and role models.

Having teachers increases their awareness. They clearly understand that each time they’re getting ready to pursue their dreams all their limitations are going to come up to the surface so that they can let go of them. Having role models and mentors helps them quickly identify where they’re stuck so that they can immediately change their results.

Now, go out there and start living life to the fullest!


Love & light, Charlie x.

Cultivate healthy habits for both your mind and your body everyday. Start each morning by thinking ‘what a beautiful day’, realise that life will happen, the goods and the bads, but train your mind to see the positive in every occurrence, and ALWAYS, ALWAYS keep an attitude of gratitude.

Monday Motivation…Kim Peirce (BabeScrub)

Did you wake up this morning with the opportunity to chase your dreams? Or excited thoughts of ‘what change will I create today?’ Gratefully, I did.

‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.’ Eleanor Roosevelt

I can honestly say that I am doing the work, every day…choosing my thoughts, actively changing automatic negative thoughts (ANT’s) to beautiful positive seeds. I am working on the garden of my mind…everyday. You can to. It just takes small steps, thoughts & actions every day. But you have to do the work.

One of those actions is to surround yourself with people who inspire you (otherwise they will drain you). I’m happy to introduce you to one of own personal sources of inspiration…Kim Peirce, entrepreneur & creator of Babe Scrub. As much as you can control your own thoughts and actions, you are still a product of your environment, so make sure its a good one! (I create my environment with the dream chasers, the believers, the opportunity makers).


Charlie: You are the creator of Babe Scrub, an in demand, ‘must have’ product. What do you attribute this success to?

I’ve always been entrepreneurial and for a long time used this skill set to benefit the organisations I worked for! Two years ago I gave up my career in the corporate world to pursue my own entrepreneurial ventures and in this light, my success as an entrepreneur is founded on an inherent belief in myself. As Beyonce famously said “I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself”.


This belief, served with a shitload of tenacity, and sprinkled with an openness to try anything is definitely the formula for my success!

Charlie: When did you decide to you wanted to be involved in the wellness industry?

My last job in the oil & gas and mining industry required travelling every month to all corners of the earth, leaving my children behind, and passing my husband like ships in the night. It was grueling. A weekend visit to Gwinganna Health Retreat in QLD was the catalyst for taking the step out of corporate and into the wellness and lifestyle industry.

Charlie: What inspired you to follow your passion?

Reading Tim Ferris’s 4Hr Work Week!

Charlie: How do you feel as an inspirational figure/mentor?

On some level, we all inspire others in different ways. Encouragement is sometimes all that is needed to inspire others to take action, and this is a beautiful gift to give from ourselves to those around us.


Charlie: Has there been any challenges along your journey?

I was a single mum when I took my first major career pivot deciding to go to university full time to get my undergraduate degree. Bringing two little babies under the age of 3 to university with me to my lectures and trying to keep them occupied under the desk while writing my essays was a challenge for sure, but it just made me more determined to succeed and I would not be where I am today without making that happen all those years ago.

Charlie: How do you maintain balance between your Career and personal health?

I begin every day with a walk early in the morning before I have to engage with anyone – including family! It helps me get my mind right and clear my thoughts for each day! It also helps me open my eyes!

‘Hope is the dream of the waking man.’ French Proverb

Charlie: What do you believe are the keys to success in business?

Determination. Manners. Determination. Educating yourself. Determination. Manners!

Charlie: What is your advice for anyone who has a dream?

Start NOW!

‘Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.’ Harriet Tubman


Charlie: What can we look forward to next from you?

We have a new line coming out in the next couple of months as well as an extension to the Babescrub range. Yey!

Charlie: Top 3 healthy tips/advice?

#1 Move your body.

#2 Drink buckets of water but not just before, during or just after meals.

#3 Meditate.

“When the mind goes beyond the thought of ‘the me,’ the experiencer, the observer, the thinker, then there is a possibility of a happiness that is incorruptible.”  Jiddu Krishnamurti

I sincerly thank Kim for her time.

Sharing is caring, if you would like to enjoy a little self love action or perhaps give a beautiful gift with some Babe Scrub, enter the code Charliesbabes at checkout to receive a discount.

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Love & light, Charlie x.

You are the only one who can create your dream reality; choose good thoughts over bad, love over hate, and be a good human for the hope of all humanity (kind, honest & caring).