what does it take to step out of your comfort zone - confidence, resilience grunt


Stepping out of your comfort zone… Does it take confidence? Does it take resilience? Or does it take ‘grunt?’


My take on Confidence is that it is the extraordinary energy in you that is attractive, strong, vibrant and engaging. You know it when you see it…and say ‘I want some of that’

Resilience I see as an act of bounce and balance, poise and change

Grunt…well, that is just getting in there… boots and all!


Life today is fast paced and it is ever changing.  We are an amazing generation of women.  We have lived, loved and lost… and know there is more to come. We are ready for what’s next! Bring it on!

Along the way we have had glorious adventures… survived and thrived fabulous failures (or to re-frame… experienced a few opportunities for self growth). I know I have.

How I love to see mature women flaunt ( Ok demonstrate for the more reserved)  their bodacious style and spirit. Today’s women are riding the rollercoaster of life with humour, information and wisdom. That girls adds up to irresistible!


To quote Coco Chanel…

      You can be gorgeous at 30, charming at 40 and irresistible for the rest of your life’


Ok…that is all fine and some of us limp, jump or fly. We are all different and we can and are gorgeous, charming and irresistible in our own way.

This begs my question for you today….’What have you done recently to step out of your comfort zone?

Did you tip toe, take a bold step or a wild jump?


Confidence....Did you tiptoe, step or jump 2


It does not matter which you chose…just so long as you continue to be the amazing woman you can be…to keep challenging yourself…to stay vibrant and full of life.

Just to show I am in there with you … what have I done recently?

The power of 3 appeals to me, and I use it frequently when I am speaking, presenting and in many areas of life. That seemed a good place to start with my 3 things!


Here goes…recently I have embarked on:

  • Changing my hairstyle ( that was a biggie for me)
  • Losing 6kgs
  • And oohh so, so exciting ( well for me anyway) I learned a little technology gem…


Di confident with her new hairstyle


Changing my hairstyle…. those who know me know my hair is very think, very strong and sits right where you put it!!! A cyclone would be hard pressed to make a difference. And no matter what I could never be swayed, encouraged, bullied, sucked up to… or any other descriptive word you could think of to expose my ears… ‘never, never, never’ has been my lifelong catch cry!

The never became yes, yes, yes…here I am shorter than ever and ears totally exposed. And would you believe it… the sun still came up the next day!


Confidnet in losing 3 kgs


Then those 6kgs I gained over the past half a year – I did something else unbelievable (for me)…I started going to the gym – gently of course… TWKM (those who know me…) know that exercise and Di are not two words you would usually use in the same sentence.

However there I am and what’s more I have even given up high G.I. carbs for 6 weeks. And I don’t mind telling you I would kill for a piece of toast and a potato chip!

Is it worth it? – I have lost 3 of those 6 kgs… please note the evidence…and please agree with me regardless of what you think…



Family slide confident using technology


And then my technology tip…now to you this may seem a baby step… to me it is a triumph!

I have been trying to take a power point slide of Les myself and our children to use as a picture for ages. I have spent many hours saying ‘;goodness gracious me’ when it did not work and smiling… well sort of!

Today acting on the advice of a friend I did something stupendous…I Goggled it! And what’s more I got an answer I could work with…above is my result. I created this image when doing a pictorial history for my son’s 40th birthday a couple of year ago. In vain I have tried to use that slide elsewhere.

Mr Goggle helped me do it!  Having traveled a trying, excruciating love/hate relationship with technology over the past 12 years we have not reached a truce…he lets me win sometimes in return for me getting excited! I did and I am!


Girls I urge you to use your confidence, resilience, grunt and charm to do what you want. I encourage you to flaunt your bodacious style and spirit with humour and wisdom. That adds up to irresistible!

I can’t wait to hear how you have stepped out of your comfort zone… you know what great connectors and supporters we are for each other… do share, live, love and laugh.


Warm regards Di…and what …you are asking… does this woman do?

I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.

Do you feel, look and speak with confidence? If not…my skill lies in developing your style… your mind and body… so you can shine and be your best… in your business..

If that is not happening for you…call for a chat and tell me about yourself…

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