1) Who inspires you?
People who are willing to take risks and make positive changes in their lives.
2) What are you reading
I normally read two books at once – one for enjoyment and one for professional development. Right now I am reading Build it big – 101 Insider Secrets from Top Direct Selling Experts written by the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance.
3) How do you like to relax and wind down at the weekend?
Spending time with my husband and two children.
4) What things couldn’t you live without
My family, Herbalife Shakes and the Internet (for working)
5) What are your three favourite things?
Organising, helping others and learning
6) If you could invite anyone to dinner, who would it be and what would you eat?
Hmm… this is a hard one – I used to have so much fun at meal times with my tennis and cycling team mates during University, so it would great to have a few of these precious friends over for dinner. For dessert we would definitely have brownie, for main course – probably wood fired pizza or a barbecue.
7) What do you know now that you wish you had known before?
Relationships are so very very important. Treasure all of the precious moments in life as you won’t ever get that moment with this person again.
8) If you had a magic wand, what would you wish for?
A new cycling bike for my husband and for us as a family to watch the Tour de France live.
9) Do you have a favourite place?
Home – it is our dream home and I just love being at home. If I need to go wider than that, then anywhere in Tasmania or climbing Mt Rose or Geiger Grade in Reno, Nevada on my bike.
10) Most embarrassing moment?
In grade 8 someone passed me a note and the teacher read it out to the class. I don’t even remember what the note was about, I just remember I hid in the toilets all recess and lunch because I was so embarrassed.
11) What has been a defining moment in your life?
My first bike race weekend in Davis, California. Prior to this bike race my life had been one big obsession – tennis. I was a over the top passionate about tennis. On this weekend I realised that there was a whole world out there to be enjoyed and that it didn’t always have to include tennis. I thing this weekend began a more balanced life for me.
12) What do you daydream about?
Working from home until my children are full grown. This way I can have the flexibility of being there for them whenever they need me and still have financial freedom.
I also dream about having no mortgage!
13) What do you absolutely love to do with your time?
This might sound a bit sad, but if I feel I need a mental health day, I find a cupboard that is a bit disorganised and I organise it. For some reason organising is just so therapeutic for me and I feel so happy when I finish.
14) What don’t you like?
People who smoke and assume you don’t mind having to passive smoke their smoke. I feel like they are imposing their choice on me. I especially dislike it when I am walking down the street with my two young children and someone is smoking and I can smell the smoke, which means my children are too.
15) What is a secret passion you have?
I love lighting and burning fires outside. As a young girl I used to clear scrubby areas through lighting fires. I would get paid pocket money for doing this and I just loved the challenge of keeping that fire going in the dead blackberry bushes. When we bought a few acres that needed a bit of cleaning up, I loved clearing with the fires.
I love Kartchering – I love watching the dirt disappear as the high pressure hose clears it.