#NicolaSaid Being in the moment is flipping difficult….but here’s what Ibiza taught me. Babes.

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I’M WRITING THIS IN THE GARDEN. IT’S SUNNNNYYYY. ENGLAND IS SUNNNYYYYY!!!!!! YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

OK, I’m glad I got that out. #NicolaSaid

HOLA GORGEOUS!!! How are you? I hope all is fabulously well in your world? ūüôā

Sooooooo I’m feeling soooo excited because I’ve just got back from Ibiza (I know travel name dropping t**t ūüôā ūüôā Anyways, I had THE most fabulous experience there. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about this whole ‘being in the moment’ thang. I say it a lot and realised that recently I’ve been well, crap practising it. #NicolaSaid

I was thinking that over the past few months, I’ve been gallivanting allllll over the world (working.obvs.) and a lot of the time I’ve found myself being in some absolutely AMAZING situations/ places¬†and have been over thinking about the future/ past/ how I’m going to fulfil my next goal/ what’s for dinner (phaaaaa :)) you get it. I had a moment when I thought I’m not fully enjoying this particular moment, I’m too busy thinking about the next day/ month/ year. That’s cray cray. I think it’s sooooo important to remember to be FULLY in and ENJOY the moment we are in. (Oh my days if she says moment one more time…..). MOMENT. haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! To just be FULLY there. Whether it’s enjoying a meal with family and friends, relaxing on holiday, getting your eyebrows threaded ūüôā whatevs. Just be there. I think it’s important for the people you are with too, all to often we get distracted by phones/ social media/ other commitments etc that we’re not truly there, enjoying and embracing these precious moments. Because that’s what they are, precious moments. #NicolaSaid

I have¬†ALWAYS found #mindfulness and #meditation (not quite sure why I hash tagged those…..I do love a good hashtag tho. #NicolaSaid :)) REALLLLYYYYYYYYYY difficult, as I have MASSIVE monkey mind. Where my mind goes off in tangents thinking about past/ present/ future wayyyyy too much. Don’t get me wrong it’s no bad thing to plan for the¬†future, set goals, learn from the past etc. In fact I cheerleader that shiz. BUT not when it takes you away from what’s really important, the people and places you are experiencing. #NicolaSaid

I’ve found that If I let my monkey mind take over, I absolutely don’t fully enjoy the moment I’m in, YOU control that monkey NOT the other way around.

I went to a fabulous mindfulness and meditation session with a great mate of mine Ria- follow her on ALLLLL the social medias she is¬†a FABULOUS positive WONDER WOMAN!! @riahebden¬†led by the utterly wonderful AJ¬†Bicat (ajbicat.com)¬†In London, it was a fabulous session but one of the biggest things I took from it was to ALLOW myself to observe my monkey mind, if I thought about something I needed to do, plans later, next months job, whatever, I thought about it BUT- bought myself back into the moment. THIS for me was an ABSOLUTE game changer. I’d always assumed I was rubbish at this meditation/ mindfulness thang if I couldn’t completely clear my mind, of everything, which is ridiculous!!! WE ARE HUMANS of course we are going to have thoughts. And it’s OK. But for me, to hear that, that it’s perfectly normal to have the monkey mind, but just to bring your awareness back to the moment has truly changed my way of thinking.

Back to Ibiza, babes…………….

So our FABULOUS resort had lifestyle¬†enrichment activities¬†on offer, and one of them was yoga, mindfulness and¬†meditation. FAB. I went along kind of expecting the same experience I’ve had before. Lovely, relaxing but never life altering. #JustSayin anyways the yoga was great. Being alongside a gorgeous pool in blazing heat probably helped ūüôā But then we headed off to a palm covered area (If you know me well, or even follow me on Insta- as you’ve asked @nicolasaidvoice #SHAMELESS ūüôā you’ll know I FLIPPING LOVE PALM TREES, ALL SIZES ALLLLLL OF THEM) So to practise¬†meditation under loads of them, well, I lost my s**t ūüôā #NicolaSaid I actively thought to myself right, Nicola just try to be completely IN THIS MOMENT. TRY. DAMMIT TRY.

It’s also funny because I was with two of my best mates, and randomly some local kids joined the group and I thought it would be full of kids laughing and not really get into it. HOW WRONG WAS I???!!!!! As soon as I sat on that mat, I felt a sense of pure relaxation and calmness. I absolutely had thoughts that came into my mind, which I observed but VERY quickly came back to the moment I was in. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. I hadn’t even realised but we were there under those FABULOUS palms for an HOUR!!!!!

It was such a game changer. Those words again. Because it showed me that by remembering to be in that moment, FULLY and truly, how wonderful life truly is. I found that after this, it sounds funny but it’s true, I truly wholeheartedly enjoyed every moment of that holiday/ vacation (for my fabulous American¬†friends ūüôā¬†)¬†Every time my mates and I shared a meal, went on road trips, had vino by the pool, watched sunsets whilst seated on inflatable watermelons. Yep. You heard. I WAS FULLY IN IT, IN THAT MOMENT. AND ABSOLUTELY¬†LOVED EVERY MOMENT of it. I¬†found¬†I connected with¬†people differently, on a deeper level, listened better and LAUGHED LOADS!!!!!¬†Because that’s what it’s all about really, REALLY being there, in the moment with your precious people, sharing laughter, love, creating beautiful memories whilst laying on inflatable watermelons sipping vino or juice. Whatevs. It’s beautiful, as are YOU!!!! Obvs. Babes. #NicolaSaid

See you soon gorgeous!!

Love me xxxxx

Oh, and I just wanted to say…… MOMENT one more time…..haaaaaa #BANTZ ūüôā

Laters ūüôā

 

 

 

 

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That time I caught up with the TV, Radio, Voiceover legend that is……Greg Scott!!

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After the success of last week’s blog with comedian Danny Buckler, and the fact that I’m REALLY nosy…..I caught up with the hilarious and extremely talented Greg Scott!!

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to juggle being a…wait for it…..deep breath…..TV and radio host, voiceover, corporate host ANDDDDDDDD TV warm- up man….PHEW….well sit tight as I managed to stop the man himself and caught up with the lovely Greg….hold tight…here we go!!!!

First and foremost mister Scott may I just say what lovely ankles you have……please explain to our lovely audience……..

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Ah – Yes – You’ve been looking at my Twitter bio, haven’t you?! Well I DO have nice ankles. They’re the most attractive part of me.
Well – Those and my appendix.
I suppose I should mention that my Twitter is @GregScottTV, shouldn’t I?
And that my website is http://www.gregscott.tv

What was your first break into the fabulous showbiz world of TV, radio AND voiceover?

Oh cripes! Okay…
First plunge into showbiz in general was hosting a family entertainment show in a big function room in Morecambe that I managed to blag for free in the summer of 1985. I said to the owner, “Give me your room on any nights that aren’t booked… I’ll take the door, you take the bar – Happy days!” It was games, competitions, and kids’ disco music for three hours. The parents could sit and get sozzled whilst watching their little angels having a wonderful time! Big success!

First TV job was in 1987 – I warmed up an audience of 50 sprogs for an ITV kids’ show called “The Ultimate Machine” – A fun, but educational programme about the workings of the human body. I suppose I was asked to get involved as I have such a perfect example of one.
Hmmm.

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First radio gig was in December 1993 – I did some Christmas cover shifts on Yorkshire Coast Radio in Scarborough. I was either very good, or very cheap, as I was kept on to host the 6pm – 10pm show, which I hosted for two years. In ’95, I left to do some other stuff – Telly presenting and more audience warm-ups, before returning to YCR in 1998 to present the Breakfast Show for three years.

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Voiceovers – I’ve never been what one might call “full-time” in this area, but I get enough jobs in to keep me tickling along, together with other stuff that I do. It’s lovely to be able to open an email in my dressing gown (Yes, I keep emails in my dressing gown), see that it’s an order for a VO, and record it there and then. Sometimes I do them naked.
But that’s only if I’m in a studio in Soho.

What attracted you to this wonderful showbiz world?

Well Nicster, my parents were both in showbiz – My Mum was a singer and my Dad was a comedian / instrumentalist. So it was the family trade. I simply followed them into it. It sure beats WORKING for a living.

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What part of your job do you enjoy most?

Oh, that would be the work itself. I’m actually at my happiest when there’s a red light on.
But enough about my trips to Amsterdam.
When I’m working, no matter what the job is, the concentration levels are that intense and the work that enjoyable, that any worries I have (And let’s face it – We ALL have worries), are forgotten about and I enter a happy, carefree bubble. The post-show crash can be very severe sometimes. I find performing gives me a high that no alcohol, drugs or fried chicken ever could.

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Do you think you have a good work/ life balance?

As I do probably 50% of my work from home, yep – I’d say so. I love my home. I’m not much of a “going out person” at all – I like slobbing out in just my pants with a bowl of ravioli or Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.

 Do you have a party trick….?? Details please!!!

Yes – Coming up with outlandish, yet believable excuses for not going to parties.
If I find that I HAVE to go to some sort of social gathering, as a non-drinker, I always make sure that I leave 10 minutes after a guy I’ve never met before comes up to me, hugs me, then steps back, looks at my shoes, then into my eyes and says, “I’m bloody telling ya.”
That’s always the cue to say one’s goodbyes.

What would you say to someone getting into TV, radio, voiceover now (honest answers please!!)?

I’d say, “Are you MAD?!”
No, but seriously…. I would simply say that you MUST keep things real. Be prepared for the possibility of long periods of “resting”…
Trust only those who you know for SURE you can trust…
If you DO hit any degree of success, stay grounded. Don’t be an arse…
Be nice to people on the way up – Because you’re going to want the same people to be nice to YOU on the way down…
In fact, just be nice to everyone. Nobody wants to give work to a git.

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We always see the glitz and glamour of the showbiz world- are there parts of it that are REALLY not like that for you?

I refer my honourable friend to the answer I gave just a moment ago. If you have a good run of work (By that, I mean more than two years uninterrupted!), you’re a lucky so & so. If, like me, you have a family to support, you HAVE TO / MUST squirrel away what you can when the going is good. Make hay while the sun shines. An owl in a sack troubles no man.

What’s the worst part of your job?

Not doing it.

Tell us about a day in the life of Mister Greg Scott??

Lordy – Which day? This is the thing, you see – No two days are the same when work is plentiful. One day, I can be on a train to London to spend the day reading Autocue for a business training school… Another, I can be bombing over the M62 (At no more than 70mph, of course), to warm-up the audience for Countdown at Media City in Manchester. Or perhaps I can be in Worcester playing a comedy fat guy in a gym for an advert. That’s what makes the job so great – It beats sitting in an office doing the same old thing, day in, day out.

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Tell us about your WORST EVER GIG!! Details please!!!

Oh, that’s an easy one… I hadn’t been doing audience warm-ups long – About 10 months – And I was asked to look after the audience for The Krypton Factor.
Nobody gave me any info about how the show was shot – Despite me asking over and over. “We’ll talk to you later”, they’d say – And they never did.
No one told me that when the contestants would play with plastic cubes and turn them into an internal combustion engine, that though it took 90 seconds on screen, in the studio, it took 30 minutes – And that during this time, the audience would have to sit in silence, get bored and want to go home. No-one told me that the recording would be more “stop-start” than an F-Reg Austin Allegro.
I’d only worked on Countdown up to that point, and that was an EASY show to warm up for – This was a NIGHTMARE by comparison.
Suffice it to say that after the first of the day’s shows, I’d died such a death that I actually returned to my dressing room and CRIED.
The thought of having to die again that evening was destroying me – But thank goodness I then had an idea of the structure of the recording schedule and was able to tailor some material to suit. For the second show, I was amazing, everyone loved me and we all went back to Gordon Burns’ hotel for an orgy.

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When I’ve worked out how my¬†‚Äėmagic life wand‚Äô works- where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

Assuming it works, I’d like to live in the Los Angeles hills, near my showbiz mate, Good Morning Britain’s Ross King. We worked together 24 years ago. And look at him now. Bastard.
ANYWAY – That’s where I’d like to move to – And I’d like to be chauffeur-driven, three days a week, to Studio City in Hollywood to record my hugely successful, primetime gameshow. One that I’ve devised, so I own the rights to it and coin-in many more millions of dollars.

Yep – That’s what I’d like if your magic wand works, Nic.

If it DOESN’T work, stick it up your arse.

OOOhhh…..!!

 THANKS SOOOOOO MUCH LOVELY GREG!! 

Thanks, Nicster! xx

 

 

#NicolaSaid Lessons Learnt. Babes.

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HOLAAAAAAAAAAAA GORGEOUS!!!!!

It’s been ages. Soz.

If you follow me on Social Media, Ah now you’ve asked:

Twitter: @NicolaSaidVoice

Instagram: nicolasaidvoice

I’ve been traveling/ working/ filming¬†(my absolute passions combined) this fabulously glittery world of ours for the past 6 months. It’s been truly AMAZING. #NicolaSaid

After years of travel/ taking risks/ embracing change/ taking lots of selfies in exotic locations/ laughing all over the world all whilst trying to bring some snippets of¬†#NicolaSaid inspiration¬†to this fabulous world of ours, I’ve learnt a lot of valuable life lessons through these experiences.¬†There’s a few that¬†I particularly wanted to share with you beautiful peeps on my #NicolaSaid blog-YAY.

So as I said…..If you follow me on the Social Medias: AHEM…..

Twitter: @NicolaSaidVoice

Instagram: nicolasaidvoice

You’ll see that I’m generally found pouting in various exotic locations whilst consuming my body weight in local cheese and vino, whilst attempting to gather up the locals to appear on my HIT SHOW inspirational travels with #NicolaSaid as you’ve asked….. billions of peeps around the world are watching it……well my muma, auntie Ethel and my baby niece. ANYWAYS, this is my life right now. And I ABSOLUTELY love it. I work and travel the world,¬†on-board luxury cruise liners,¬†And it’s FABULOUS. However, as with most things it has it’s ups and downs.

So here’s¬†a few things¬†I’ve learnt, which have genuinely changed my mind-set and outlook on life.¬† I feel they can be applied to everyone, anywhere.

 

#NicolaSaid Life Lesson 1

In order to grow you MUST feel uncomfortable.

This one is MASSIVE. I can’t remember a time where I started something new, made a massive change or did something for the first time that it wasn’t uncomfortable. Sorry, it’s true.

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I specifically remember being on an absolutely RAMMED tube in London heading to work. I remember looking around and thinking “Is this it?” “Is this my life?” “Surely there HAS to be more to life than this?”

*#NicolaSaid personal fact: I can’t stand routine, OK, OK, I’m well aware we need SOME of that in our lives but I do LOVE to mix things up daily, as I’ve grown to be really happy with that. Some of us are just wired like that. And that’s great!#NicolaSaid

Anyways, I’ve always had a passion for travel and thought how can I travel AND work? BINGO!! Cruise liners! FABULOUS!

Now here’s the thing…..it all sounds great, but you actually have to get up and take ACTION. Obvs. Babes. I googled cruise liners, up popped an agency who hired, a week later I had an interview and BAM 3 weeks later I was in Florida heading on a Disney Cruise Liner!

Sounds great huh?! It was, but my lesson here is that none of this happened without me feeling realllyyyy uncomfortable at some points. There a A LOT do before you leave the country to work on board a cruise liner: visas, medical, safety training, saying goodbyes to family and friends for months on end. But in order to grow and find all those fabulous opportunities out there you must take a leap!

The #NicolaSaid HOW THOUGH?

Soooooo a lot of people have asked me about my lifestyle, keeping positive etc, and it’s not always easy making big life changes and taking chances. BUT I’ve learnt that if you accept the fact that change is ALWAYS going to feel strange, and you’ll almost definitely be this beautiful mix of scared and excited. BUT the main thing to do is to just breathe and do it anyway. Think about this……however things¬†work out you’ve had an amazing experience and most importantly learnt something new about yourself and this world of ours. So GO FOR IT, TRY…..

Here’s the usual #NicolaSaid process of tackling something new:

Get excited about doing new things take action to make new thing happen- things start looking up- excited again- something happens to get in the way of new thing- I regret taking action on new thing- an opportunity arises- I take it- GET EXCITED about new thing- tweet/ Instagram about new thing- start to get nervous as new thing is coming up- think up reasons I perhaps don’t actually have to do new thing- perfect combination of excited and scared- NEW THING IS HAPPENING TODAY- feel uncomfortable- remember why I started new thing (as I hate being too comfortable :)) Feel fear- Push past that- Feel nervous- DO NEW THING AND FEEL AMAZINGGGG!!! think why don’t I do this all the time *whilst doing new thing- FEEL EXHILARATED!! – Have lots more ideas- New opportunities start to appear due to doing new thing- Feel great!- Start taking action on next new thing. PHEW. FABULOUS. #NicolaSaid

#NicolaSaid Moral

Go out there and start to make things happen for you. It doesn’t have to be this big huge thing. Just start small. Do something to get you closer¬†to a more fun and fulfilling life! #NicolaDoes

 #NicolaSaid Lesson Number two

Stop hating on things, get out and change things.

Another MASSIVE one.

Instead of commenting on how bad things are, how about getting out and making them a little better.

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I LOVE to spread more positivity,¬†joy and mainly FUN¬†into this world. #NicolaSaid It’s just a fact.

Just call me the Positivity and Fun Ambassador.

A few years back, I found myself being sucked into others negativity and bad vibes. Also I was reading newspapers and watching the news more and really found that the bad news etc was really getting¬†to me.¬†If you know me, you’ll know that bad vibes don’t go with ANY of my outfit’s so I started this very blog. It was a way to get my thoughts/ experiences/ good vibes back out to the world. Blogs are powerful as you never know how many people you could be reaching, so that was my plan to write realistically about lessons I’d learnt from living life FULLY! With hope of encouraging others to do the same. #NicolaSaid

There is enough bad stuff going on in this world of ours that why bring more? Let’s bring more joy to people. #NicolaSaid

It really is amazing how¬†many people you can reach through sharing your talents/ gifts. Make the change you want to see most¬†in this world. It’s like this: if you authentically¬†share the things you love with this glamorous world of ours, it’s like you are giving permission to others to do the same. SHINE BRIGHT BABY!!! #NicolaSaid

OK, I’m off babes……the sun is out so that means….. RUM!!! Hahahaha!!

Love ya!

Love me xx

#NicolaSaid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be a Life Enthusiast. #NicolaSaid

HOLA GORGEOUS PEOPLE!!!!!

OH HOLAAAAAAA GORGEOUS!!!!

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Oh this? Just hanging out with Sandra the FABULOUS swan. In Thailand. You are so welcome. #NicolaSaid

It’s been wayyyyyy to long and I’ve missed you! I know, I know, you’ve been emotional without me too……it’s OK….I’M BACK….full of adventures/ stories/ lessons learnt and EVEN MORE POSITIVE VIBES!!!! BOOM! X #NicolaSaidANDISBACK

I hope you are fabulously well and that you’ve been living fully! Well, where to even start…..in a nutshell in the last few months I’ve left my job in broadcasting in London,¬†for now,¬†to jet off around this gorgeous world on a¬†luxury ship- hosting, presenting, voice work AND dressing up as a giant PANDA…yep you heard.

I know what you’re thinking…I NEED THAT PANDA HAT….yep.

So it’s been a FABULOUS/ adventurous/ exciting whirlwind and I’ve absolutely been LOVING LIFE! I wanted to write a blog about being a life enthusiast, about REALLY doing what YOU love and chasing it baby!! I know it’s difficult sometimes, especially with social media, we are constantly bombarded with this glossy view of others Peoples “perfect lives” of engagements, amazing new jobs, tropical holidays, promotions etc, etc…you get the point. What we need to remember is that is a reallllyyyy teeny weeny part of peoples lives and ONLY THE GOOD BITS. You sometimes feel like you are soooo not winning at life, but I’m here to tell you that YOU ARE, you are just in your own lane and going at life at your OWN PACE. It’s cool gorgeous! #NicolaSaid

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If you’ve ever felt like you are overwhelmed with where you are at in life, by playing that dangerous game of COMPARING yourself with others on social media or in real life, please read on…..I have…..and I’ve come up with 5 BEAUTIFUL things you can do RIGHT NOW to make your soul sing again!!!! #NicolaSaid

WOOP great! Then let’s do this thang gorgeous!!!

  1. Try to switch off from social media once in a awhile. We all love a bit of social media action, let’s be honest! However, over the last few months as I’ve been travelling and working away, and doing the THINGS I LOVE, I’ve genuinely found it soooooo liberating to just set a time to check ALL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS (I love saying that!!) and not scroll through continually looking at EVERYONE’S timeline. But also let’s be honest….who doesn’t need to know which Disney Princess they look like most by uploading their very first FaceyB profile pic…..I digress…. Spending time off SM gives you a chance to actually connect with what’s right in front of you and actually LIVE IN THE MOMENT.
  2. NEVER apologize for who you are. This is sooooo important. Are you at your happiest when you are racing into the ocean? Writing a new play? Jumping out of a plane, skydiving? Painting? Dressing up as a panda and dancing around a cruise ship? Oh, Just me then….anyways…..You know those moments where you feel like you are truly living and your soul is completely happy? It usually happens when you are being completely¬†true to yourself. Doing things/ activities that YOU love and that bring you fully to life, and not worrying about what others are doing….and basically just having an ABSOLUTE BLAST!!!! THIS my gorgeous friends is when you become THE LIGHT, not literally you understand that would just be ridiculous or would it……

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ABSOLUTE LEGEND.

I digress….again…. but when you are doing things that YOU truly love you become a beacon of light that positively radiates out into the world. WOW DEEP RIGHT?! It’s sooooo true though, the world needs more people doing what they TRULY love then share it with this FABULOUS world. #NicolaSaid

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3. Only surround yourself with those WONDERFUL¬†people who remind you of your FABULOUSNESS: It’s soooo important who you surround yourself with. Remember: It’s YOUR choice. If someone is giving you bad vibes or not encouraging you in your goals/ ambitions/ leading a fabulous life of doing what YOU want….let them go. You deserve better gorgeous. Always be kind, but be very aware of who you are spending your precious time with. I think it’s so important that you don’t chase people, I truly believe that the people who are truly meant to be in your life will appear and stay- and most importantly love and encourage you for just being YOU!!!! Those are your people. Love, encourage and have MASSIVE¬†bantz¬†those WONDERFUL¬†people.¬†#NicolaSaid

4. Be wide open to change and embrace it. When I’d decided to go and work on the beautiful cruise liners again, and let me tell you it was not an easy decision. There were tears, LOTS OF CHATS, soul searching, questions- am I doing the right thing?? the list goes on…..once all this had passed, and I asked myself the ultimate question:¬†“Are you living fully?” Now the answer to this is different for everybody, but for me was a big resounding “NO!!!”. And that was it, I had to do something that would bring my magic back. For me, that is travel + work. I must say this was not an easy decision. I was leaving my job, family, boyfriend, home. HOWEVER, sometimes what we need most is a BIG PHAT CHANGE AND¬†AN ADVENTURE!!!! #NicolaSaid So after lots of organising and packing…..I have one full case of heels I travel with!! TRUTH!! I was off on my next adventure!! I’m not gonna lie, after 3 years of being in one place, back in London, being able to see my family whenever I wanted (I’m very close to my family….hence ALLLLLL the social media pics…hahahah!!) It was definitely difficult to leave…..to change EVERYTHING…It’s actually VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. But SOOOOOO worth it, we must remember that we can’t keep dreams/ goals/ ambitions on hold because we are worried about missing family/ friends/ partners etc…..remember this: YOU CAN ALWAYS COME BACK!!!! #NicolaSaid AND DOES!!! When you take on a new adventure that involves lots of change¬†its most terribly exciting¬†AND terrifying at the exact same time. AND THAT’S OK. BABES. Just jump into it, embrace it and trust me the people you will meet, the adventures you will have and the memories you will collect are absolutely priceless!!! GO DO IT!!!! #NicolaSaid AND DOES!!!

5. Let it go. If there’s one thing I could say I’ve massively learnt in the past year, it’s the most powerful lesson ever…..the art of LETTING IT GO. There have been sooooo many times in the past year I could have held onto anger/ jealously/ comparison….But no, the only person that suffers is YOU. Don’t hold onto any of this shiz. Don’t allow any of this to take up your valuable time or space in your mind. If you are holding onto anything right now, deal with it, talk to someone, then let that go!!!! YOU are wayyyyyy to precious and you have soooooo many beautiful adventures to go on to have anything holding you back!!! #NicolaSaid

K GORGEOUS I gotta dash I’ve found out that pumpkin martini’s ARE A THING. Sooooo laters beautiful!!

Love and positive vibes. Obvs.

Nicola xxx

 

BE AN IRREPRESSIBLE LIFE FORCE. Be kind. Be Funny. Be adventurous. BE YOU. #NicolaSaid

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Art of ACTION. #NicolaSaid

Greetings GORGEOUS!!!

I hope you are well? What’s happening? What’s new and exciting with you?? Tell me! Tweet me @NicolaSaidVoice

I want to chat to you about the art of taking ACTION! I’m not coming at you with ALL the answers I’m here to STIR YOUR SOUL BABY!!

How many times have you said “Oh I’ll look for that new job tomorrow?” or “I’ll look into that course I’ve always wanted to do….TOMORROW!” “I’ll exercise…..TOMORRROOWOWWW!!!” Hey, we’ve ALL BEEN THERE! And let’s be honest that happens to US ALL at some point, but I ‘ve got some #NicolaSaid tips to get you moving on that action path!

#NicolaSaidTips

  1. Get comfortable with being Uncomfortable.
  2. Nothing exciting ever comes from comfort zones. Apart from blankets. OBVS.
  3. Set small, achievable goals. AND SMASH THEM.
  4. STOP trying to fit someone else’s NORMAL of YOU. Do YOUR thing.
  5. Remember you’ve never been NORMAL. YOU were put here to disrupt the vibration of this earth. Follow YOUR passion.
  6. Remember this is YOUR journey, stop comparing yourself to others. That is not YOUR journey.
  7. Always be looking for the next BEST version of yourself.
  8. Lifting others higher doesn’t change or disrupt YOUR path- it helps!
  9. Run towards inconvenience, until it becomes your norm. Break through the uncomfortable barriers between you and your dreams/ goals/ ambitions.
  10. JUST BE YOURSELF throughout the entire process!!!

Don’t get me wrong being comfortable is beautiful when you’re in a massive, comfy blanket, watching Christmas movies, with a large Bailey’s. OBVS. But NEVER be afraid to jump out of your personal comfort zone once in a while. Beautiful things happen there. You’ll never know if you never try.

You’ve got this gorgeous!!

Love and positive vibes!!

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Nicola xx

 

 

 

The importance of finding YOUR passion. #NicolaSaid

Firstly let me just say…..YOU ARE UTTERLY FABULOUS! YOU are doing great, keep going beautiful!! #NicolaSaid

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#BIGUP the utterly fabulously talented @NatalyaChagrin  for this marvellous photo! Check her out!! natalyaheadshots.com #NicolaSaid

I don’t think people are told enough just how WONDERFUL they are. And they should be. I want you to remember that whatever you are doing/ going through at the moment it WILL get better. Just keep going. #NicolaSaid

Ok…..so let’s chat about your true passion in life. I think sometimes we allow ourselves to be pigeon holed into boxes, that to be honest just aren’t meant for us. Whether it someone telling you what you should or shouldn’t be doing with your life or naysayers trying to put you off YOUR path. Whatever it is, I want to tell you that it’s perfectly ok to just listen to YOU. #NicolaSaid

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#BIGUP Jack Keruoac for this FABULOUS quote! I flipping love this as it sooooo true. This is YOUR beautiful life. Live it for YOU. #NicolaSaid

You know those things that truly set your soul on fire? Do more of that. If something really makes YOU happy, don’t worry what everyone else is doing, concentrate on YOUR path and trust me- YOUR marvellous #goodvibe tribe will come. You will begin to realise that you are surrounded by people who support/ encourage and lift you higher.¬†And that my friends is¬†BEAUTIFUL. Keep going gorgeous. YOU got this. #NicolaSaid

                                                            Love and positive vibes!!

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                                                                        Nicola xxx

Hello is it me you’re looking for……? YES! #NicolaSaid

Oh hey there gorgeous!!

It’s been a while………..how are you doing? I hope all is going great with you, and that you are happy!

Soooooo you may have noticed I’ve not graced you with some #NicolaSaid blogs in a while…..*cue tears* hahaha! Well I’ve been LIVING TO THE MAX! I decided a while ago that August was going to be a month of pure and utter JOY! Spent with the people and places I love. Spending time doing the things I love. And what a month it has been. #NicolaSaid

I think it’s so important to take care of YOURSELF, it’s not selfish to make sure that YOU are happy and fulfilled. In fact it’s paramount. #NicolaSaid

Life for me, is all about being surrounded by fabulous humans who lift you higher, love you no matter what, inspire you….oh…..and make you laugh until your face hurts! But also in turn I know that in order to be that FABULOUS human back to these gorgeous people, I must be sure I’m in a¬†beautiful place first.¬†#NicolaSaid

In short it was time to get back to me. I naturally absolutely adore all life has to offer, and I truly believe we are here to have an ABSOLUTE BLAST!¬†I think sometimes we can get wayyyyyyy to caught up in our heads, worrying about the future and maybe don’t spend enough time doing things that set our souls on fire!

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What I’ve re- learnt this FABULOUS month: #beyourbestyou

  • YOU absolutely MUST take time for YOU.
  • Be very aware of who you surround yourself with.
  • Don’t be afraid of distancing yourself from people who don’t make you feel like the utterly fabulously wonderful human that you really are!
  • Spend time doing things that set your soul on fire baby!
  • ALWAYS make time for fabulous family and friends.
  • NEVER stop learning.

So how about taking some time this weekend and doing some things for YOU? After all you truly do deserve it! #NicolaSaid

Have a beautiful weekend y’all!!!

moi

Love and positive vibes!

Nicola xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU can ALWAYS start a new chapter. #NicolaSaid

HEY GORGEOUS!!

How you doing? Hope all is fabulous with you?

I wanted to chat to you about starting new chapters.

I want you to know that it’s NEVER too late to start a new one.

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Whatever it may be. A new job. Moving away. Studying. Re- studying. Purchasing those FABULOUS new heels. Whatever it is, don’t worry, it’s NEVER TOO LATE TO START SOMETHING NEW.

Try not to look for the things that could go wrong. Start looking for the things that could go beautifully right!

I’ve always been a big believer of going for what makes you happy, if you’re feeling stuck perhaps, no longer fulfilled/ challenged why not go for something that potentially could put you on an extremely exciting path! GO FOR IT!

Don’t get side tracked by things/ people who try to put you off your goals and dreams. It’s OK to do what’s right for YOU. This is YOUR one and beautiful life. Do what’s right for YOU gorgeous!

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Love and positive vibes!!

moi

Nicola xxx

Say YES to opportunities! #NicolaSaid

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#WORD

We’ve all been there. You are offered an opportunity. An amazing yet scary opportunity. Maybe it scares and excites you in equal measures? That’s OK gorgeous! Change can be scary. It’s in our human nature to embrace our comfort zone, it’s lovely and warm, cosy and safe there right? Now that’s true but NOTHING BEAUTIFUL GROWS THERE!!!! #NicolaKnows

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What I’ve found is that if you say a dirty BIG FAT YESSSSSSSSSS to an exciting opportunity coming your way, you truly won’t regret it! Try to remind yourself that “what’s the worst that could happen?” Either it doesn’t work out exactly the way you THOUGHT it would, and takes you on a different but still highly EXCITING path. OR it will take you on a gloriously beautiful journey leaving you with¬†amazing stories to tell and goals achieved! #WINNING

We often tell ourselves what could go wrong/ what if it doesn’t work? / what if it takes too long? / it’s tooooo scary/ it’s toooooooo challenging!!! ENOUGH. Just go for it! We have so much more potential than we give ourselves credit for. YOUR POTENTIAL IS HUGE!!! #NicolaSaid

Let’s start telling ourselves a different story. How about: what if it DOES work out? / think about ALL the adventures you’ll have! / surely it will be fun trying? / what about all the lessons I will learn/ what other exciting paths could this lead to? HOW EXCITING!!!!

Saying YESSSSSSSSS to an opportunity should be something we truly EMBRACE!

So say a BIG HUGEEEEEEEE FAT YESSSSSSSSS to an opportunity TODAY!!! #NicolaLoves

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Love and positive vibes!!

Nicola xxx

 

 

 

 

Dear World,

Dear world

HEY GORGEOUS WORLD!!!!

I read this FABULOUS open letter, to well, THE WORLD in the WONDERFUL¬†@TimeOutLondon¬†magazine today and after all the CRAZINESS that’s been going down recently it was a shining light to me! (Yes,¬†¬†I’m looking at you)

Whatever you voted is your business, but when it’s NOT OK is when anger/ hatred rears it REALLY UGLY head. #NicolaSaid

I’m not one to let negative/ hatred/ anger vibes get to me. In fact I deliberately avoid it. I don’t need that in ¬†my life. So when I saw this fab letter in Time Out magazine it really spoke to me!

There has been SOOOOO MUCH negatively and hatred recently in the papers/ TV/ radio about SOOOOOO many different issues. That I’ve literally stopped looking at it all. ROMEO DONE.

I’m a big believer and do- er of spreading the positive vibes/ love/ joy etc. in this beautiful¬†world of ours and I’m not going to allow that to stop any time soon! So seeing this letter reaffirmed my attitude that what we need to actually do is ACTIVELY spread A LOT more LOVE NOT HATE.¬† ¬†(This BRILLIANT hash-tag is trending on twitter…get involved peeps!!).¬†#NicolaSaid

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Living and working in London….well sarrfffff¬†London anyways. I’ve been absolutely over joyed to see the EPIC people of London actually getting out there and MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE. People standing up against the hatred and anger to spread love and unity. THAT’S what we need more of.¬†#NicolaSaid

So why not do something for someone else today/ this week? Be nice to people. it REALLY freaks them out! Remember: BE the change you want to see MOST in the world. It starts with YOU. #NicolaSaid

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Love and positive vibes!!

Nicola xxx

 

 

 

 

Why I’m doing an experiment on myself.

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HEY GORGEOUS!

So I’ve decided to do an experiment on myself.

No, and before you ask it does not involve Bunsen burners, scalpels, or potions.

No, I’ve decided that I need a life overhaul.

I’m definitely one of those people who need lot’s of variety/ challenges/ excitement in my life. Sound familiar?

I LOVE trying new things, for example in the last few months I’ve travelled to Bali- took on a juice cleanse, tried yoga (every damn day), embraced meditation, ¬†had my very first water colonic therapy (OH MY DAYS) and challenged myself to new experiences with work. HOWEVER, I’ll be first to admit that the yoga, meditation have certainly NOT continued since I came back to London. Yes, I went to a few classes when I was on a wanderlust high on return from Bali, however it was short-lived.

I feel it’s time to sort this out.

Thus, the #NICOLADOES EXPERIMENT.

The time has come to INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE MYSELF. #NicolaSaid

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Look, I don’t like exercise FACT. ¬†I LOVE EATING. FACT. I truly believe in not restricting yourself. If I’m out and I fancy a dirty burger and a glass of merlot, I will have it. FACT. However I also believe that we need balance in our lives to live fully. SOOOOOOOO…..

Working alongside my FABULOUS personal trainer brother Carl (@Rehab2Ripped), I’m setting myself the challenge of getting FIT, ACTUALLY FIT. Not just half heartedly (like I usually do with fitness) BUT ACTUAL FITNESS.

WHY NOW?

Well, you know that overwhelming feeling when you’ve been tipping the ‘fun scales’ more heavily towards ALL THE FOOD AND DRINK and literally no movement? YEP. That’s been me. So It’s TIME. Time to don those FABULOUS pink trainers and actually MOVE. I want to get back that zest that I know exists in everyone. #NicolaDoes

 

I’m going to be vlogging this experience for you, as I feel that this particular situation is something other people may be going through too. I want to share all sides and experiences, the truth of getting fit and attacking new goals in life, if you will.

So get ready gorgeous……THE #NICOLADOES CHALLENGE IS ON……….

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WATCH THIS SPACE!!

Love and positive vibes!

Nicola xxx