Overcoming Fear Starts With This

February 2nd, 2015 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

Overcoming Fear Can Feel Like Climbing Mount Everest Did you ever start to think, I don’t know that I can do this? Have you ever had one of those moments? When that incessant chatter in your head tells you that you can’t go further? That you should give up? On a seemingly impossible hike, I felt the sun beating on my back as exhaustion set in. I asked myself what I would normally do in business when fear crept in. What would I do if I think I couldn’t do […]

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Born Without Arms, The Inspiring Lesson’s He’s Learned

December 2nd, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Born without arms, Alvin Law has learned to do everything hands do with his feet. The inspiring lessons he’s learned motivate people to be their authentic self and to fully accept themselves. He sat down with me at the National Speakers Association to share some of his life’s lessons and gifts with us.  In our informal interview, he shared these inspiring messages.    The first question that I always get is, “What happened to you?” The real answer that I know at 53 years old is, “Nothing.” Nothing happened to […]

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Dear Ted Baker

November 10th, 2014 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

Dear Ted, I absolutely love your dresses and have worn them everywhere from the recent red carpet BAFTA awards in Los Angeles to the cover of Speaker magazine and in front of 1000’s of people on stages all over the world. The lemon yellow dress is one of my favorites and holds a special place for me as we used it in all our KirstyTV launch marketing. I hope you enjoy this video we made and smile as much as we did making it for you. I would love to […]

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Your Eat Pray Love Adventure

October 28th, 2014 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

Has anyone seen the movie Eat Pray Love or read the book? I love this book, because she took herself on an adventure and on a journey of self discovery. For her it was through eating in Italy, praying in India and finding love in Bali. She found herself.  For me my journey, my greatest adventure has been being an entrepreneur, or perhaps I should say in becoming an entrepreneur. It is has been my greatest love.  If you asked successful business owners if it has been one of their […]

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KirstyTV Gets Recognized By the Industry! On The Cover Of Speaker Magazine

October 4th, 2014 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

  Speaker Magazine has only 10 issues a year and 100,000 speakers to choose from, I’m honored to be featured on the cover of this month’s media mania issue! for NSA (National Speaker Association) Magazine. Check out the link here to the 4-page feature article. I wonder if Richard Simmon’s tutu had anything to do with their decision.  Watch my new speaking reel here & see me live on stage; Inspiring Speaker, Kirsty Spraggon Stay tuned to www.KirstyTV.com for more exclusive and uplifting interviews. We will be sharing inspirational stories from everyday people, […]

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Fear That You’re Not Good Enough?

September 30th, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Fear that you’re not good enough? Self pity is addictive. “It’s like this drug that makes us small and believe that we aren’t enough. And that at least we’ll get other peoples sympathy, pity and validation. They give us a distant cousin of love, but it’s not love, it’s sorrow. It’s feeling sorry for you. And we as human beings wither and die when we live with self pity.”         The lesson that took me to learn the longest was that when you love yourself, everything else falls into place.   Lowest […]

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Love Your Life Amidst the Pain – Heal Your Life

September 30th, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

The best motivational speech under 5 minutes. The secret to happiness explained as Sean Stephenson talks about living a magical life despite being born with a rare bone disorder that stunted his growth and caused his bones to be extremely fragile. He talks about finding the gift in his circumstance and using that to bless others. “You’ve got to love your life amidst the pain. Pain touches us all. The question is suffering; do we chose to suffer? Because that is a choice.”  Sean Stephenson is a wonderful motivational speaker […]

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I Made My Calling My Career

August 31st, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Finding purpose of life; knowing the difference between career vs. calling. The tables are turned on me today, as my lovely assistant interviews me! We’re going to talk about the ups and downs of building a talk show and following my heart to my purpose. I find myself getting emotional thinking about the journey of building my dream and KirstyTV  because it’s been quite a ride. I’ve moved countries, left my family, my friends, and there are a lot of times where I’ve questioned myself. I don’t see those times […]

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Soldier Recovers After Losing His Legs in the Iraq War

July 10th, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Veteran tells his inspiring recovery story.   Dan Nevins, a retired Staff Sergeant in the United States Army tells the gripping, emotional, and inspiring story of a fateful day in Iraq that left him deathly wounded. Eventually he would have both legs amputated to save his life.  It was November 10, 2004, when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated beneath the vehicle in which he was a passenger on an early morning combat mission. “I remember that explosion happening and that my face felt hot […]

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KirstyTV Fan Video – Celebrating 1 Year & 100K Views!

March 11th, 2014 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

KirstyTV hit 100,000 views on our 1 year birthday! We are now 1 year old and 100,000 views strong! Our fans are the best and sent in their birthday wishes and congratulations. Thanks for celebrating with us!! We are on a mission to spread the healing to 1 million people this year! Help spread the inspirational and positive true stories of overcoming adversity by watching and sharing the show.  ‘Someone asked me what the coolest thing about speaking is and I told them; it’s the opportunity to make a difference. […]

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Give Yourself Space To Create

December 17th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

I love my work so much that I often find it hard to stop and take a break, I really have to force myself.  What’s great about this time of year is that we are forced to stop. Over Christmas and New Year most places shut up shop and it’s a time to be with your family and stop all the busyness and craziness that of the build up towards the end of the year. This forced time off is a great refresher as we prepare to start the year […]

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You Suck Until You Don’t

October 29th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

You suck until you don’t. Literally. You are bad until you are good. I’ve noticed that people who want to go after your dreams, are bad until they are good at it. You might really suck in the beginning. No one is born a really good speaker and though I am good at it now, I struggled at the start. Even when you have a natural talent and a gift, you are still going to have a lot to learn about your talent and craft. If you think you have […]

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Have Fun Building Relationships With Clients – Relationship Building With Kirsty Spraggon

September 19th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

It’s okay to have fun building relationships with clients (I promise). We can get so caught up in thinking what’s important everyday is the pile of emails. The Protestant work ethic is so engrained in us that unless work feels difficult and challenging, we don’t feel we are working hard enough. We worry that maybe we are having too much fun. If we’re out networking or spending time by the water cooler to chat with a colleague, we don’t see it as valuable. But what I know is that when […]

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Easiest Way to Get in a Successful State of Mind – Relationship Building With Kirsty Spraggon

August 29th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

The easiest way to get in a successful state of mind is by far my favorite method. To get pumped and excited by using music that shifts your energy. When I was in sales, I would queue up songs in a playlist that would energize me at 7pm, when I was exhausted and just wanted to go home. I would use different songs for different things. One for speaking at a meeting, one for closing a sale, etc. We can also use music for the reverse–for calming ourselves down. When […]

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Connecting With Clients – Relationship Building With Speaker Kirsty Spraggon

August 15th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

Soft is the new strong. Sharing is important and something we struggle with. How can you be willing to be vulnerable enough to connect with other people? We do business with people we like and we like people that we feel connected with. The only way to do that is to know something about them that isn’t about business. So create experiences! Wether it’s a bowling event, training or a personalized card on their birthday. Find a way to share an experience with them that anchors them to you. Compliments […]

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Compliments Are As Good As Cash To Our Brain – Client Relationships

August 2nd, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

Did you know that paying people compliments activates the same reward center in the brain as paying cash? I was walking past a bank and I see this sign that says, ‘Hi. You look nice today.’ It brightened me up and made me smile so much that I had to go back and take a photo. You can use this reward trigger in so many ways. Perhaps add one to a statement when you’re asking someone to pay money. Do you pay people compliments? It’s so simple. Let someone know […]

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How To Build Self Esteem – Terry Hawkins On Self Awareness (Video)

May 3rd, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

Building self esteem is critical for anyone. Fellow Aussie Speaker, Author and Educator, Terry Hawkins shares some valuable wisdoms about self esteem and self awareness. She explains that self esteem is circumstantial, so it can go up and down. That if we become self aware, we can work out if it’s either outside of ourselves or inside of ourselves. Watch the short video to get the full meaning and share with your friends if a light bulb went off in your head, as it did for me. I was so glad […]

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Les Brown – 3 Steps For A Better Life (Video)

April 19th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

I first met Les Brown at a real estate conference in Australia over ten years ago.  He inspired and motivated me then and he’s still got it! Les is a top Motivational Speaker, Speech Coach and Best-Selling Author, loving father and grandfather, whose passion is empowering youth and helping them have a larger vision for their lives. Here we caught up and discussed three things we can do to transform our lives. He had some great tips and wonderful wisdom.  Here are some of my favorite tweetable moments from our […]

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