Be inspired by 60 Australian Women. These ladies are from all walks of life, from stage & screen, to golf and politic. I hope you find them as inspiring as I do.
“A woman of style is a thinking woman”
“You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable.”
“There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire. If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself – spend less time drinking, or smoking and socializing and more time working.”
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I think there is nothing sexier than laughter lines.
Be eager in your desires but humbly patient in their accomplishment.
We are limited only by our thoughts.
Perfection is unattainable.
When you have a dream you have to work hard to achieve that dream. Your dreams when you are young can be the force that keeps you going.
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
You have to make peace with yourself. The key is to find the harmony in what you have.
I think where men are credited for being strong, women are divas. I just think it’s such a cop out.
Cooking is hard work, but when it is done with love, it really is a pleasure.
If we don’t band together as women to help each other, we won’t move forward.
You can choose not to be interested in politics, but you can’t choose to be unaffected by it.
Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.
Some ideas, like what you’re going to do with your life, take time to form.
You are free to think thoughts of worry or joy, and whatever you choose will attract the same kind back to you. Worry attracts worry. Joy attracts joy.
Success flows when you throw yourself in and have a go – mistakes and all!
My life is my own and I will live it fearlessly and daringly.
The only limitations are the ones we put on ourselves.
It’s not vanity to feel you hae the right to be beautiful.
When you find your passion, that is the pathway to the job of your dreams.
I think women out there should just be happy with the way they look, they shouldn’t really try to conform to any kind of stereotype. Just be happy and hopefully healthy.
I used to get stressed out, but my cancer has put everything into perspective.
I’m not someone who thinks about the past. I’m so busy thinking about what I’m going to do today.
We must get to work on creating a safe and equal society for all women and children.
Natasha Stott Despoja
This journey that I’ve been on has shown me that it doesn’t matter how big your muscles are – you need to have a big heart and you need to have a strong attitude and mindset.
If I can do it, so can you, and by the way confidence is contagious.
In life, you may face hard times. But in the face of adversity, always seek to remain positive. What we think, will eventually become our life. And if we think positive, you will have a positive life.
All I can give you is my personality, who I am, what my mum and dad have taught me, and music.
You should never apologize for who you are and what makes up your world and your life. You should always ask for help when you need it.
If you’re good at it, you can win.
You must stand as guard at the door of your own mind and choose to be positive.
Gail Kelly – Westpac (CEO)
I think for most people it’s hard to understand what it is about swimming – I mean it’s such a solour endeavour.
I made a promise to myself that I would.
Work-wise, it’s been really good to have a break
There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can’t. What you’ve got to do is turn around and say ‘watch me’
Life with a newborn is beyond exhausting. You have no idea what to do. What I learned is that the hard times come and go.
You need to work out how much you need to pay in wages and rent and have back up plans if things don’t go the way you think they will.
Everyone has determination – it’s a question of how you use it. Hers is based on power and success and conquering; she doesn’t care what she has to do or who gets hurt in the process. In that way we’re very, very different.
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It is better to do what you love for work, but if it is your day job that enables an unpaid passion, then your life is still sweeter. What is important is that you make time for your dreams, not whether or not you get paid for it.
The body achieves what the mind believes.
I want to tell people that family violence happens to anybody, no matter how nice your house is, no matter how intelligent you are.
Dream a little dream.
You are not selfish about anything. You become selfless, if anything, and it’s a love you have never felt before. Your life becomes all about them and what you do revolves around them. I love it.
Loyalty, kindess and compassion are very important in friendship and business partnerships. I like to think I have those qualities, too.
To be happy is, I guess, the most important thing in life.
I’d sit at my computer and try to pull away from myself, because I was like, ‘My dad’s going to read this!’ I just giggled the whole way through and thought ‘maybe I’m not the best person to be writing sex scenes’. And anyway, you can imply it.
The ocean humbles you. You can go and win a world title, but you’re never going to beat the ocean.
I still can’t believe that I’ve achieved what I have. It’s like I’ve lived a dream for about five years now.
I want to get the national talking about brain cancer.
Yes, you can have it all, but not all at the same time. Set your own priorities, trust your gut and follow your heart.
The silence of loss makes the noise of life music to my ears.
My most amazing discovery was becoming a mother. It changed everything. I can’t imagine my life without these little beings.
To be driven by passion is more likely to bring success than to be drive by money. It’s an unrealistic notion that money makes you happy.
It’s okay to have fun in business.
It’s not vanity to feel you have the right to be beautiful.
Please remember that life is precious, and you are precious and treat yourself accordingly.
If I feel confident in something, I don’t care about what someone thinks.