Swaying, Sashaying and Swinging into September!

So summer, is still here and segwaying into September… a time to start again, a time to create dreams and fire works (and we’re not talking about Bonfire Night here!).

Let’s keep on enjoying the summer ambience – isn’t it great to make the most of weather, enjoy time outside and know that it is the perfect time to relight the fire in your belly..?

You know – that entrepreneurial spirit bursting to get out – once the summer is over it will be time to take action!

As Autumn gently reaches out to me, I am contemplating the absolutely amazing year I’ve had already – one where I have published TWO books, won a ‘Women Inspiring Women’ Award and seen my business continue to grow and thrive… It is has been real pinch my self stuff!  In all honesty it hasn’t all been plain sailing, but then life never is in my experience! I love how (Women’s Personal Development Community) Damsels in Success Founder Lucie Bradbury says it can be about not having a good day, but a good moment!


Me at the F-Factor Video shoot… living the dream

And being a Damsel in Success myself has meant that I do two very specific things to ensure both my sanity and success:  Firstly to reach out and ask when I want support (my natural tendency is to hide under a stone and cry!), being specific about what I want; and secondly if something is a STRUGGLE, then I stop!  I don’t push on regardless, resentful and hurtful.  I pause, I rest and I recalibrate… Sometimes this takes seconds and sometimes weeks, yet the world keeps turning and when I focus on what is important, the wheel will turn my way, when it’s time to catch up!  Two really simple things, yet they make a world of difference…

So that was MY world.  To support YOU in getting back to business with a bang, I’ve got some amazing September events planned for you:

Firstly – Join Networking Mummies Founder Laura and myself as we get you ‘Blogging for Business’ – for just £15.00, at our workshop in Leamington Spa, Warks, on 10 September.  Want to know more?  Follow this link for the low down.

Next, on 13 September it is time to ‘Find Your F-Factor’ at our Master Class and Book Launch in London.  Damsels in Success has created a blueprint for women to live the lives they want and get inspiration and support along the way… We are sharing our strategies on how to do this in a series of master classes, with the authors of the Damsels in Success book The F-Factor; and then we will celebrate with champagne, networking and an all around fabulous live event, which will change your thinking and make your life as a woman easier and more satisfying.  I still have a limited number of tickets left at £59.00 – read the reviews and check out the details here...

Pssst – by the way: if you purchase these tickets from the Damsels in Success central office, you will be charged £59.00 plus VAT.  Buy them from ME and they will be VAT free, saving you £11.80!

The Wyndham Hotel, Chelsea Harbour, in London – our Master Class venue

And then, on 18 September, it is time to ‘Get Back to Business’ – at the Damsels in Success local live event for women in Ashby de la Zouch, designed so that 2013 ends the way you want it to…

At Damsels in Success we know that the best way to take action is to focus on your ‘business agenda’ and then produce a realistic plan for the rest of the year.

We also know it doesn’t have to be scary, and your local Damsels in Success group is here to help you every step of the way.  You see, at the next meeting (Book your seat by clicking here)

  • You’ll gain absolute clarity & confidence
  • So you will have all the tools
  • And the vision to create YOUR business plan

September’s local Damsels in Success meeting is all about taking ACTION:

  • It’s time to put it into practice
  • To turn your ideas into results, with
  • No more sitting on the fence
  • No more procrastinating
  • No more waiting for the perfect moment

It’s time to get your tailored ‘business plan’ ready

  • It must get you excited
  • It must get you motivated

BECAUSE you’ll have more chance of taking action

And Action = RESULTS!

Here are more benefits waiting for you when you book your seat for your local Damsels in Success meeting!

You’ll discover:

  • How to make the rest of this year count and end it with a bang
  • Why you MUST Get clear on your plan so you can take massive action
  • How to put pen to paper and produce a Business Plan that any bank manager would be proud of!
  • Why you should ‘Publically’ commit to a specific project – to complete by the end of year, and what will happen if you don’t and
  • How to Receive SUPPORT & RESOURCES & ACCOUNTABILITY to ensure you have ‘Success with Ease’.

Attend this meeting and you’ll be glad you did

Plus

YOU’LL BE READY TO ROCK THE REST OF THE YEAR!

Click here to reserve your free place and I look forward to seeing you, at a national or local Damsels’ event very soon!

With warm regards
      Sandra
Sandra Peachey
Coach, Author and Director at Damsels in Success

PS: If you are interested in becoming a Damsels in Success Director, with a business that grows both you AND your clients, whilst being supported by a friendly and professional team, here are all the details…

Check out my book – Peachey Letters – Love Letters to Life as featured in Local Press, the BBC, Psychologies & The Lady
Winner at the 2013 ‘Women Inspiring Women’ Awards
Nominee in two categories in the ‘Association of Professional Coaches, Trainers & Consultants’ Awards, 2012 & 2013


Tel. 07921 494363
www.peacheydays.co.uk
www.peacheyletters.co.uk

What is the F-Factor?

I am delighted to say that first of all – the F-Factor is my second published book, within seven months!

I really have to pinch myself that I am now a published author – full stop!  It has been my dream since childhood and when I saw my first book ‘Peachey Letters – Love Letters to Life’ in print, for the very first time – I cried happy tears solidly for 5 minutes, as it was literally the culmination of so many desires, dreams and wishes for me.

Quite simply I was born to be a writer, but for long years and decades, it was ‘just’ a dream, floating in and out of my consciousness, never to be realised.  I knew I could write, but I never took any action, until one day when I absolutely knew, with complete certainty that the time was right.  Within 2 minutes I had a concept and a title and so I set myself a challenge to write a ‘love letter to life’, every day for the Valentine month of February.  Within a year it was published, and life has never been the same…

Now I know that I have always had the desire and talent to be a writer, yet I wonder without Damsels in Success if this ever would have actually happened?  Life has many possibilities, yet I know that my book ‘Peachey Letters’ is most definitely the result of my being a Damsel in Success member and Director!

Why? When I had the idea to write, as a ‘Damsel in Success’ I recognised all the signs that said, ‘this is right, this is your time’ and I also knew what the obstacles would be – mainly that I would not take action and follow this through.  So I set myself a public challenge and started posting my daily ‘love letters to life’ on a blog.

And I have had hundreds of ideas for books, films, poems, songs, etc, etc run through my brain in my long life time… But never had I dreamed of writing about such personal issues in such a public domain.  Yet the time was right, the subjects were right and still… Still I feared being judged, still I feared being seen as some mad middle-aged woman spilling her emotional guts to a world that wouldn’t be interested.

So the first people I shared my letters with were the Damsels in Success community – we have a private online Forum, and on midnight of the day I wrote my first letter, I gingerly posted the link and went to bed cringing about airing my ‘stuff’, yet knowing that I was compelled to do it.

The next morning I woke up to a whole plethora of comments… I had written my first letter to my dear dad, who left this life 30 years ago, and here are just some of the responses I received that day on the Damsels Forum…

“Wow, that letter to your father is so touching. Brave writing Sandie. 

Sandie this letter to your Dad is so beautiful I cried … I thank you for your wonderful open hearted letter

I shouldn’t have read that, I now have a wet face… My dad … I love him dearly and this beautiful letter is a reminder of all of the good stuff to be treasured. Thank you – blubbering of South Wales.

Wow, what a wonderful letter to your Dad, Sandie. I last wrote to my Dad a couple of years before he died … I’ve had a bit of a blubbery morning of it so far (good stuff!) so thank you! Blubbering of Cambridge (wonder if that means I’m related to Blubbering of South Wales!)

That is such a beautiful letter to your Dad, Sandie – made me shed a few tears …

Wow, Sandie, that is fabulous, and I love that picture of the two of you together, such a picture of a strong man, giving you the support to be you!

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous – thank you for sharing Sandie, such a beautiful idea, these letters will make an amazing book.”

And there it was on day one, after only one letter – people were telling me that I should publish a book!

A year later ‘Peachey Letters’ was published and featured widely in national and local press.  Then, a  month or so later, along with my sister Directors, I started work on the Damsels in Success Book…

This was a very different experience… The first one was written on my own – now 9 authors were sitting down to write one book!  I was excited and curious to see how it would all unfurl, and unfurl it did… This time I had one chapter and some other bits and pieces to write, and it was all effortless and completely joyful.  At Damsels in Success one of our mantras is having ‘success with ease’ and it was all that and more.

I chose which theme to write my chapter about and that was ‘choice’!  I am passionate about women having the realisation that they really can live the lives they choose to and to give them the tools and support to make their dreams come true.  I realised my own dreams of becoming a writer and a coach, and I demonstrate how I did this in my part of the book.

Times this formula by 9 and it creates magic!  And it is not just about the writing – nine women and our supporting team have collaborated on every aspect of the book – we all had a say in the cover, we all proof read each other’s chapters, to mention but a few of the processes that go on behind the pages.  It has been a gorgeous exercise in creating within a co-operative – with ease, with joy and with shared momentum and excitement.  And it is our gift to the world of women…

What IS the ‘F-Factor’ then???

The F-Factor provides the blueprint for you, as a woman, to live your life to the full.  It will reveal your truly feminine heart – allowing you the permission and freedom to live as you choose, while giving the best possible love and support to those around you, too.

Nine extraordinary women have come together to share one special message – how to have ‘success with ease’ – as a female entrepreneur, and in all other areas of your life.

“If you are about to or have taken that amazing leap of faith into an ocean of possibilities and potential, then this book is your navigator… be prepared for an exciting adventure”.
~ Abi Griffiths: TV Presenter for BBC 2, Channel 4, etc

Part wisdom, part philosophy and part support, The F-Factor is also packed full of learning and practical exercises.  At the very core of the book too, are the life stories that shaped the women behind the fabulous female phenomenon of Damsels in Success – showing us that with the right strategies and support, women every where can live the deeply satisfying lives they choose.

“The F-Factor is a delightful book filled with heartfelt stories from ordinary women who decided to choose extraordinary. It’s filled with inspiration and it is packed with food for thought, which will get you thinking and will be a perfect ‘anywhere and anytime’ read for women who know that there is so much more to their lives.
~ Sarupa Shah, The Soul Agent. No. 1 best selling Author, intuitive Business Coach and Spiritual Teacher. www.sarupashah.com

The F-Factor combines the wisdom of not just the authors, but a whole national community of Damsels in Success members – women who come together to share learning, love and support.  Now for the very first time, this wisdom has been distilled into print – to reach out and touch a whole new audience.

“Reading this book is just like being in a Damsels in Success meeting. These vivacious women share their own experience and their wisdom to help us to live fulfilling, authentic and successful lives. From the deepest connection with ourselves, to the job we do and what we wear, we are shown how we can make liberating choices. If you are a woman who thinks there could be more to life, this book is for you.”
~ Harriet Stack: Writer, Lawyer and Damsels in Success Member. www.harrietstack.com

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On 13 September Damsels in Success are hosting a series of F-Factor Master Classes and will be celebrating the launch of the book with networking and champagne (of course) in London.

Attend ‘Find Your F-Factor’ and discover how to attract in those things you have always wanted – what are they for you??? Clients, Relationships, Money, or Opportunities???

This book launch is NOT like any seminar or event you’ve attended before.

During this live event, we will share:

  • What makes the difference between success and failure
  • How to tap into your dreams and take the right steps to achieve them
  • How to position your gifts and get your message out to the world
  • How to transform your life in a very positive way
  • How to make your work or business work – even if everything you’ve tried before has failed

You’ll also take away something that can change your life forever…

“SUCCESS WITH EASE!”

The 9 authors, including Damsels in Success CEO Lucie Bradbury, and myself, will be presenting your Master Classes:

Lucie Bradbury

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CEO and Founder of Damsels in Success

Lucie Bradbury is my mentor, friend and the UK’s Feminine Potential Expert, and last but not least, Founder of Damsels in Success (DIS). Damsels in Success don’t do business like anyone else and our mantra is ‘Success with Ease’. With the help of her team of DIS Directors, Lucie supports the female entrepreneurs to live their dream lives – as thought leaders and change makers in the world.

Lucie also founded the ‘Women Inspiring Women Awards’ to recognise the achievements of women who are fabulous role models, and brings together the UK’s most inspirational & aspiring women at the annual summit IGNITE! Lucie is wife to Dan (together they are making a big impact in the world of personal & business development), mum to Summer (4) and Jenson (2), and has mentored many women to create & grow feminine lifestyle businesses… All this, & she only works 1 day a week!

In her ‘Find Your F-Factor’ Masterclass, Lucie will be showing you how you can create the first class cultural conditions to give you The F-Factor to attract everything that you want in your life (clients, men, money, opportunities)
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Sandra Peachey (me!)

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Damsels in Success Director – Burton on Trent

I am a writer, Business coach, and Director of Damsels in Success Burton on Trent. The F-Factor is my second book following the publication of ‘Peachey Letters – Love Letters to Life’ in February 2013’. I work with Corporates, Womanpreneurs and small businesses, ensuring that they reach their goals, targets and live out their dreams. I also write for magazines and regularly appear on BBC Radio. ‘Peachey Letters’ received rave reviews in local and national press, including Psychologies Magazine, The Lady and Best Magazine.

During my ‘Find Your F-Factor’ Masterclass, I will be giving my insights into what freedom of choice really means for the way we live our lives and what magic can happen when we choose to fly!
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And that is just for starters, there will be MORE master classes, networking and celebration within a fabulous high vibration group and environment.

To find YOUR F-Factor – you can sign up for a copy of the book, celebration, champagne and master classes for just £59.00 or you can choose the VIP Upgrade – all of the above, plus loads of extras AND an additional workshop with Lucie Bradbury, revealing how we created the phenomenon of the F-Factor…

The F-Factor Launch will be a day where you will learn, celebrate and connect, and it could just change your life…

To find out more and to buy your tickets – check out this link…

With warm regards, laughter and excitement.

   Sandie
Sandra Peachey
Coach, Author and Director at Damsels in Success

Check out my book – Peachey Letters – Love Letters to Life as featured in Psychologies, The Lady & Best Magazine
Winner at the 2013 ‘Women Inspiring Women’ Awards
Nominee in two categories in the ‘Association of Professional Coaches, Trainers & Consultants’ Awards, 2012 & 2013


Tel. 07921 494363
www.peacheydays.co.uk
www.peacheyletters.co.uk

Time for My Second Book to be Published…

I still have to pinch myself that I am publishing my second book in a year!

This time, the book is a collaboration with the Directors of Damsels in Success.  I have been involved with this fabulous female phenomena since its’ earliest days when the first group was created in Warwick.  That was five years ago, we have grown from one group to 15 and now, with the release of our book, we are set to share our success strategies for women to an even wider audience.

The distilled wisdom of Damsels in Success is now enscapulated in our our published work ‘The F-Factor’.

It has been all systems go at Damsels central as we polish the book to perfection, film the promo video and organise the Book Launch and Master Class, set for Friday 13 September.

It is going to be a fantastic event held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, at Chelsea Harbour in London.  And you will be attending not just a launch – but a Master Class too…

Why a Master Class?
We will be teaching the strategies that we reveal in the book, live – and yes – I will be one of the presenters up there on stage sharing how to live and love the life you choose!  And after the Master Class we will officially launch the book and wet her head with champagne!  We are already receiving rave reviews, which you can check out here…

As part of the package you will also receive a copy of the book, get to network and be part of a fantastic high vibration event.   Tickets are now on sale at just £59.00.

There is also a very special VIP Upgrade, which will include: a goodie bag, lots of additional freebies from the Damsels Directors, PLUS an additional Master Class with Damsels’ Founder Lucie Bradbury on how a team of 9 women came together and created a phenomenal book and an amazing marketing process.

Which ever option you would like, check out all the details here…

If you have any comments or questions on any of this, please let me know???

Well, that is more than enough excitement for now – enjoy the rest of your summer!

With love and laughter
      Sandie
Sandra Peachey
Coach, Author and Director at Damsels in Success

Check out my first book – Peachey Letters – Love Letters to Life as featured in Psychologies, The Lady & Best Magazine
Winner at the 2013 ‘Women Inspiring Women’ Awards
Nominee in two categories in the ‘Association of Professional Coaches, Trainers & Consultants’ Awards, 2012 & 2013

Tel. 07921 494363
www.peacheydays.co.uk

The Response to Peachey Letters …

Dear Readers

I have been overwhelmed with the amount of positive feedback received on my Peachey Letters blog, since my first letter went live in February.   Here I would love to share just some the amazing responses I have received …

With love and gratitude, Sandie xxx

Susan Brookes:

Wow, that letter to your father is so touching. May you always have lots of love in your life.

Kay Kirkby:

Sandie this letter to your Dad is so beautiful I cried … I thank you for your wonderful open hearted letter which enabled me to be open about my current journey.

Nadine Honeybone:

Beautiful Sandra, just awesome.

Jacqui Malpass:

I shouldn’t have read that, I now have a wet face… 🙂 My dad … I love him dearly and this beautiful letter is a reminder of all of the good stuff to be treasured. Thank you – blubbering of South Wales.

Karen Edgar:

Lovely photo of you and your dad. Very moving letters. …

Diana Barden:

Wow, what a wonderful letter to your Dad, Sandie. I last wrote to my Dad a couple of years before he died … I’ve had a bit of a blubbery morning of it so far (good stuff!) so thank you! Blubbering of Cambridge (wonder if that means I’m related to Blubbering of South Wales!)

Sue Balcon:

That is such a beautiful letter to your Dad, Sandie – made me shed a few tears …

Sandra Peachey:

Gosh, ladies, I went to bed last night, feeling a little embarrassed with myself, my script telling me that I was being rather self indulgent and attention seeking and no one would notice! Glad I ignored it. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. My Friday is definitely made 🙂 And if you would like to see a little more of my dad’s life, take a look at the photo album I created on his last birthday.

And then there were more gorgeous comments …

Sue Maggott:

Wow, Sandie, that is fabulous, and I love that picture of the two of you together, such a picture of a strong man, giving you the support to be you!

Deborah Meredith:

Sandie, you brought me to tears. Such beautiful letters from a beautiful woman.

Michelle Clarke:

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous – thank you for sharing Sandie, such a beautiful idea, these letters will make an amazing book 🙂

Lisa Hayward:

What a wonderful thing to do, very touching and very real.

Joanna McCormick:

A fabulous idea and wonderful share Sandie – bless you.

Lyn Bromley:

What a fab idea. It brought tears to my eyes too. It also made me realise that I should write letters to my parents too while they are here to read them. Thanks for sharing, you are a wonderful writer, I look forward to reading the next one!

Lucie Bradbury:

Loving this – we are all blessed with your writing, your love & your courage.

Liz Ivory:

Thank you sooooo much for your beautiful letter and for your love, it’s fabulous the way you are able to express your feelings with sensitivity and humour, a real talent.

Greg Lowe:

Wow, what an amazing idea!

Tracy Cleary:

Lovely Sandra. Thanks for sharing.

Richard Wilkins

I really love this message Sandra.

Sue Maggott

An amazing process to go through Sandie, and very powerful letters.

Susan Brookes:

Brave writing Sandie.

Lucie Bradbury:

I am loving your letters Sandie – you write beautifully with wisdom & grace. Thank you for the acknowledgement – which says so much about the gorgeous goddess that you are.

Susan Tarney:

Thanks for the letter and all the effort you put into your relationships. You are a true friend.

Hayley Wilkins:

Your letters are brilliant. What an amazing talent you have.

Alex Santaro-Emmerson:

Wow. I love this letter [to Every Woman]. Thank You for taking the time to put this in writing so beautifully. Every woman on the planet should read it.

Lyria Normington:

How many emotions you pass on to me through this letter; smiles at you being hauled up in front of the – Head AKA Care Manager of the Home; tears when you mention your Mum’s broken childhood and then “all those dark words were not really you”; relief and joy for you when you describe the love creating a force field around you.

The honesty, not ducking the hard parts, make it so much more real as a love letter … everyone has their darker moments or the things that are difficult to say to someone so close as a mother. I really smiled when you mentioned your “Karma” to Arthur – it’s a lovely way to see it. If fact the whole letter is so beautifully written, I can see how you’re able to help so many others on a very deep level. You do have a precious gift.

What a gift that is – coming through all your life and coming to this point of deep peace and love. And you’ve had the honesty to share it. I just feel so touched and humbled.

Thank you with all my heart.

Monique Blackmore:

Thank you for sharing your letters with us all. You have such a wonderful gift with words … your recent letter, the truth and feeling within … Wishing you joy.

Lucie Bradbury:

[Letter to Lucie Bradbury] I love it – it’s beautiful, it’s so you.  I had to stop half way through to recover from the tears (tears are good!)

A few points felt brutal to read – but then I know love & truth go hand in hand.

I am so honoured & grateful that you would write to me (and appreciate too that you have graciously asked for my approval before going public).

Keep it up – I have a feeling there is nothing stopping you now  & yes I can’t wait to see where our wings will take us.

And you are quite the writer too my lovely!

Well done, with love …

Liz Ivory:

Just re-read your lovely letter to me and Richard, and I just wanted to tell you once again how much it means to us both … your writing is so wonderfully poetic whilst at the same time being merrily mischievous, just like you … really feel you could create a beautiful book with all of these when February is finished … I’d buy your first copy.

Lyn Bromley:

I have commented on a few of your letters already, but wanted to tell you, I have found them really moving and I feel like I have got to know you better through them too. I really think you have a career as a writer – or at least as part of your strategy – you write beautifully. Well done for committing and sticking to your promise! You have also inspired me to write some letters … So thank you for inspiring me Sandie. I am sure you have inspired many more.

Sarupa Shah:

[Letter to Money] My heart’s opened. What a beautiful thing you are doing!!!! And so it is!!!!

Lis Protherough:

Sandra, thank you. Your letters are touching and inspirational – and so amazingly well written, they made my spine tingle …

Thank you so much everyone for sharing your words, thoughts and emotions with me.  My heart is full. 

And apart from all these gorgeous comments, I’ve been told over and over to turn this blog into a book… and so here it is!  Follow this link to find out more…

 S xxx

Letter 1: To the World

1 February 2012

Dear World

It’s February 2012 and already it’s been a funny old year.  I’ve been a single girl for 12 months, during which time I also started my own business, moved house, wrote a book, forgot who I was, remembered who I was and that was just the tip of the iceberg!

As a woman I’m a creature of many facets: I have a family, a past, a company, friends, hobbies, thoughts, feelings, talents and am made up of umpteen influences, inheritances, joys, sorrows and impulses.

With the approach of February, the Valentine month of ‘love’, I have decided to write a love letter, every day of the month, to the special people in my life.  Well, actually ‘people’ doesn’t really cover it … I know that God is going to get at least one letter, as are friends, family and other crucial players in my life – be they alive, departed or indeed, imagined …

My love letters are intended to entertain me, to give me the forum to be creative and be a writer; I want them to exorcise demons, to celebrate and give me the space to analyse, enjoy, and give thanks for my life. They are a loving challenge set to myself and to share with the world, so I commit to completing them and facing my destiny … Well, it’s going to be an interesting 29 days … who knows where it will start, end or go from here …

In this age of reality TV and soap opera, so much is shared, so often.  I’m not usually a fan of being a fictional or real fly on the wall when I know there is a director and cameraman on hand.  Often I find real life so much more fascinating and of course, my OWN life to be the most fascinating of all!  So in the spirit of secrecy of you may not see ALL my letters here, as some may be TOO personal or share information that is the rightful possession of others, yet (at least) 29 there will be, out there in the ether and my gifts to their receivers.

Well dear world, on that note, I’m tired and light headed and it’s time to wind down to sleep now, so here endeth the first letter.

Lovingly yours

Sandra x

PS: It’s 12 months later and who knew that this Blog would become a book… Thank you Dear World for the amazing feedback and the opportunity to publish. S xx

PPS: Buy your own hard copy of the book Peachey ‘Peachey Letters’ by clicking this link…

Sandra Peachey