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Igniting Change Toolkit for your Business

Igniting Change Toolkit for your Business

Igniting Change Toolkit

Tips for your business from someone who has over 2.5B global transformation investment experience and mentored 100’s of people – yes I’m older and grey, or as my mum says – mature! I did not have children until much later in life so I was able to be a work a-holic up to 49 years old !  Now I’m learning the art of story telling and passing on perspectives to help others. 

My superpower is to ignite inspiring change for individuals and business. I empower individuals to unlock human curiosity that sequentially creates options.  I use those options and rapidly rejig actions and focus to realise the imaginable future for you or your business.

This article compliments a previous blog on questions and follows the ethos of “The quality of your life (business) is based upon the quality of the questions you ask yourself (your network) and the quality and quantity of actions you take for yourself (your business)”;  adapted from a quote from Dr John Dimartini. 

The below toolkit of recommendations is framed from 30+ years helping to drive transformation programs in small, mid and large sized businesses globally.  I’ve reflected and reviewed what would be the recommendations for people needing to look at their tomorrow in todays environments.  I went to bold some of the key words or phrases and nearly had the whole thing in bold. Enjoy and I sincerely hope that this helps you think about how to manage your tomorrow and your imaginable future.

A good leader knows what qualities are required and how to ignite inspiration

  • Value alignment between the leader(s), the business, the front line, and the customer is, I believe a new critical success factor. Most change programs fail, we keep taking yesterday’s learnings and applying them to tomorrow, but let’s be real… Our tomorrow is nothing like our yesterday.  We have talent in our communities to help us ignite curiosity to create options; spend time igniting curiosity while keeping an eye of historical success factors, but do not base your whole program around the success of another program.  It will fail! Much of the transformation journey can be learned.  The real gaps are typically around quality of leadership, those that are aligned in values, that can inspire, motivate, keep their eye on the outcomes and indicators to show progress to achieve it.  Those willing to be part of the team.

  • Have roles or governance that looks at internal and external change to give leadership a perspective. These do not need to be ‘payroll’ individuals.  They can be friends of the business, partners and children of employees, customers, or suppliers.

  • Make it clear who is responsible for the ‘thinking’ and who is responsible for the ‘doing’

Recognising the need for change

  • Often issues show themselves long after an event has occurred. Often by the time you realise you have an issue it has compounded, and you’ll have to work to pinpoint and assess the root cause of the issue (without making assumptions!) You need to make change or transformation a priority on your management agendas, and agree to the problem to solve; situation, complication, question (SCQ FrameworkTM).  Having the right traits to recognise the need for change and then decide what to do is the most difficult element of igniting change – transformation.

Merging Portfolio Management and Strategy to Achieve Your Imaginable Future

  • The ability to make change simultaneously to running a business is like being a juggler, being essential to keep an expert eye on every single ball.

  • Knowing what is in your portfolio to ‘keep the lights on’ vs ‘operating model improvements’ vs ‘growth’ is absolutely critical for transformation success.

  • Analysing cash flow against the same categories as above, bandwidth to inspire, think, manage, do and internal capability and capacity now vs tomorrow

  • Implications of the strategy to achieve your tomorrow and its priorities.

  • Create an impact roadmap. This is such a powerful tool for boards, management teams, front line and customers. You can create a layered view (like a persona model) of who sees what level of detail.   Create a change database or excel tool based of the type of change and audience it will impact – DO NOT DO IT FROM THE LENS OF THE PROJECT OR PROGRAM NAME.  The impacts should link back in the detail to the one or more investments that bring about the impact, but that project should not lead the conversation.

  • CONTINUAL review and assessment of what is working; what is not; what needs to stop, defer, merge, start is a full time job by a role that ‘gets it all’ and can highlight the problem areas for creating curiosity in the management team to resolve.

Make your strategic roadmap part of your day to day business discussions, not a quarterly or annual planning exercise

  • Plan the actions for right to play

  • Plan and prioritise when to pursue

  • Plan and take intentional action on when to disrupt

  • Concurrently have a lens across all the above for starting off through a narrow funnel and then broadening – widening yourself in the market as your results allow. But make it an intentional plan, not ad hoc each time you get some positive results in your bank account.

  • Be prepared to flex, many strategies get so focused on the end point without recognition of the amendments and flexing of many elements along the journey to get you there based in environmental changes around you.

  • The finish line is not often where you will think it will be, and often in business the baton gets passed on during the race! Endeavour to plan transformation with no more than 6 to 8 weeks between each ‘change drop’.

The importance of speed to achieve value quickly

  • Be intentional between your ‘change’ activities and ‘transformation’ activities. Your transformation activities should leapfrog much of your change programs or organic activities.  Be intentional of who leads organic change activities vs transformation change, they are a completely different maturity of skill set.  Many organisations take a ‘good’ organic change role and elevate them to transformation change and wonder why the success is not transitioned.   Success is greater if change is embedded as you deliver and the communication of why is aligned to values.  Speed is paramount in transformation change, hence why point 2 is critical.

Ecosystem of engagement and communication

  • Powerful and compelling storytelling on your strategy and operating model can be made confusing if written by the people who do the doing. We often go into the detail of how versus why.  People less interested in the how, are more engaged with the why and point of difference.

  • Everyone takes in information in different ways, be diverse and innovative in your engagement and communication ecosystem. In today’s day and age, you do not necessarily need a digital marketing agency to take 8 weeks to turn around every piece of content and collateral.   Use your digital marketing agency on your big key messaging pieces, in between self-drive and own ways to engage and communicate.  There are a wealth of good ways to do this… get a social media coach to engage with your management team or via your marketing team.  STEP UP TO COMMUNICATING IN A STYLE AND CHANNEL THAT PEOPLE WILL LISTEN.  Make sure this is aligned to your digital strategy. Don’t take 6 months to review, analyse and make a recommendation.

Create internal capability to lead sustainable change

  • Know when you need to invest in external help, but only do it with a guarantee of internal capability uplift, the investment should be around building your capabilities and rapidly getting outcomes realised. Be prepared for the investment of back fill for key roles concurrently as external help or you are partially wasting the external help.  What is the use of paying for external assistance if you do not free up your people to build capability and knowledge?  I have seen so many transformation programs over the years that use BAU roles without backfill and expect them to also do their day jobs and at the end of the transformation the BAU roles leave as they are burnt out and discouraged.

If you wish to have a chat; either virtual or the old fashioned way of using the phone; just ping me.   You can have a look at what I chat about on my website.

Change is a journey, transformation is a specialised skill set. 

About Ferne

My superpower is to ignite change and inspire actions to achieve the imaginable future of individuals and businesses. The first step is facilitating you to unlock your curiosity.


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With the future in mind, what questions should you be asking yourself or your management team?

With the future in mind, what questions should you be asking yourself or your management team?

With the future in mind, what questions should you be asking yourself or your management team?


What is the ask of you?

Curiosity, courage with survival instincts while maintaining good values exhibited with kindness to individuals, the community and our environment, and please also ensure there is emergency funds if you are an individual and profits if you are a business. Oh, and whatever you do ensure it is of the highest value and you or your company are the ‘go to’ place for the service you offer.

To sustain this expectation of you, please take actions to feed your soul, inspire your curiosity continuously stretch to achieve something that is bigger than yourself.

Coupled with the above you need quality of life which in one word is HEALTH. Mind, body and soul.

Ensure you take the time to drink quality water, choose foods that do not poison you and regular journalling, meditation and audio / reading.

And we each have 24 hours. Ready, set …. GO !!

Nine questions to ask ourselves in being curious, bold and courageous to achieve the tomorrow we wish for our business and ourselves.

If you own a business ….

  1. What does success look like for you in the future? How will you measure your success differently from today?
  2. Can you articulate the value you provide and the need for it in the market?
  3. Do your people recognise and value the point of difference for your business and can they alter the way the convey that message to effectively communicate with all potential stakeholders?
  4. What area of your operation model needs further development to support your BAU and growth strategies, inclusive of digital?
  5. What phase is your business in Right to Play? Pursue? Disrupt?  Can you pinpoint your achilles’ heel?
  6. Can your internal capabilities develop new methods to take your value to the market or expose your value to new markets
  7. Can you assess your current investment portfolio (who is doing what and why) and have the courage to reprioritise, merge, stop, accelerate and start within 2 weeks? Can you match this against capability and capacity to do the work in the time required?
  8. Can you match your future value and market need against the capacity and capability you have to fulfill it today? Do you have a plan to address the gap?
  9. Do you have a roadmap of the journey to achieve your imaginable future, in relatable terms that will inspire people? Do you have a program to humanise the engagement between executives and your front line?

Having an understanding of the experience you want your customers to have, what they ask of you, and the experience your people wish to have is the whole ecosystem of experiences and relationships.  It is undesirable to have layers upon layers between the executives, the front line and your customers.  I believe there will be a demand to break down the layers to create a sense of aligned values in your ecosystem, and the values that do not align will be the Achilles’ heel of many organisations.

Questions for an individual  ….

  1. What does success look like for you in the future? How will you measure your success differently from today?
  2. What value do you provide? What is the need for this value in your peer group or workplace?
  3. Can you articulate the point of difference between you and your peers that is authentic to your values?
  4. What areas of your life do you need to address to support your journey and growth? 1. That which you love. 2. That which the world needs 3. That which you can be paid for 4. That which you are good at.
  5. Are you aligned with your employer/partner/family in the phase of life you are in? What is your achilles’ heel?
  6. Do you have the right influencers or contacts to help inspire you for ways to achieve your imaginable future?
  7. Are you willing to make changes and reprioritise over two weeks to move towards your imaginable future? What changes would you be willing to immediately make to begin to bridge the gap between now and your imaginable future?
  8. Can you articulate the gap between now and your future goal? Do you have a plan in place to succeed?
  9. Do you have an inspiring way to articulate your goals to those that matter? Are you proud to do so?

Having an understanding of the experience you want to have in this life is an ecosystem of experiences and relationships.  It is unnecessary to have layers upon layers of complexities in our lives. Having clarity on your imaginable future, taking actionable steps to achieve that after assessing inspired options, and knowing when to recheck the destination or the actions to achieve. The ecosystem of these experiences can be overwhelming and confusing, but in reality they are not complex. It all starts with the quality of questions we ask of ourselves.

How will you spend your 24 hours allocated per day?  With whom will you spend it with to address the asks of you and the questions to resolve?

Book a free call with me for a chat… 


About Ferne

My superpower is to ignite change and inspire actions to achieve the imaginable future of individuals and businesses. The first step is facilitating you to unlock your curiosity.


Rejig Focus To Take Inspiring Action

Health & A Clean Green Home

Ferne Eliz King Chit Chat

Create the Tiny Life You Crave

The thing that sits between success and failure .. have you got it?

The thing that sits between success and failure .. have you got it?

Self-discipline is the only thing that separates success from failure and the real cool thing about that is it is 110% in our control!!!

We are not born with self-discipline… It is something we need to develop and practice.

What is it you want for you and or your business?

What price (ethically!) will you pay to get it?   

Role play top athletes!  I worked with the operations committee for the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.  I can tell you many athletes do not bounce out of bed every day and high five you about their routine for the day.  What they do, is high five you about their self-discipline – understanding the price they need to pay to achieve their goals.  Training for 10 hours a day for 2 years to achieve a medal for their country – that is self-discipline.

Self-discipline is like a muscle; it gets better the more you regularly exercise it.  It does not perform well when you stop start over a period of months.

Tip 1:  Do what you DON’T want to do first every day.

Tip 2. Take action every single day towards your goals (7 days a week!).  Even if it is a 10 minute activity on a Sunday.  Figure out what is compromised or how you will allow for this as a priority.  Get up earlier, give up golf for 6 months, get in optimal health to improve productivity.

Tip 3. Delay gratification, particularly with working at home!  Reward AFTER you have achieved an action.  If you need a ‘break’ do not get chocolate to reward 1/2 way, do not watch a movie as 1/2 way reward.  Only reward yourself on finishing an action.

Tip 4.  Praise yourself, and oftenYour mind only knows what YOU tell it.  If you continually tell your brain

“This is crap, I cannot do this”

“This is going to fail – the boss is not going to like this”

“I’m not confident with this task, everyone will think is stupid or below expectation”.

If you say those things to yourself, there is a high chance they will come true! 

 What if you said…

“This is challenging, but it is a step towards my target goal, and I will put passion and quality into everything I do”

“This is going to be so successful, the boss will love it”

“This task is a stretch for me, but I will apply myself as best I can and people will appreciate the effort I have put into it and my passion, energy and integrity will shine through”.

 is the ONLY thing between failure and success
and the ball is 110% in your court

Ferne Eliz King

Love Life Love YOUR Life


About Ferne

My superpower is to ignite change and inspire actions to achieve the imaginable future of individuals and businesses. The first step is facilitating you to unlock your curiosity.


Rejig Focus To Take Inspiring Action

Health & A Clean Green Home

Ferne Eliz King Chit Chat

Create the Tiny Life You Crave

Is my day shorter than everyone elses?

Is my day shorter than everyone elses?

Is my day shorter than everyone else’s?

Do you sometimes wonder if the time thief stole hours from your day?

How is it that others seem to breeze through the day, appear happy with their over achievements, exude perfectly calm and happy tones in their voices of an evening and some even tell us of the relaxing time they had with partners or children after dinner before bed.

Tip 1: You will not be able to alter what you do in a day if you don’t first audit what you do for approximately a week and actually know where you spend your time.

Create no more than 6 categories of where you spend your time and record in a journal before going to bed each night put the time against each. AND write next to each day what you were grateful for in that day and why.

Suggestion; 1. Sleep 2. My Care (eat, self-care, exercise) 3. Care for the home / family / friends 4. Work 5. Travel 6. Hobby 7. Work on things that have a direct influence on my goals in life (meditation, journaling + taking actions for your future).

Tip 2: If a situation changes with your environment, state of mind or mood STOP and rethink your day ahead and shift things around.  Don’t get dinner ready at 5.30pm just because that is the time you do it every day.  Be prepared to move your day around if it means being kinder to yourself.  Example:  We have more time at home at present.  Pre prepare your dinner for the evening while you are getting breakfast in the morning – you will find you will save yourself time.  Get a really good set of blue tooth ear pieces, load zoom on your hand held device, listen to work calls – conference calls on mute and no camera while you fold the washing (obviously choose which calls are appropriate to multi task ) .  Listen to audio that teaches you something new that helps you get closer to your goals in life while you multitask.

This is the thing.

People who inspire us, people we observe and go – shit, they really kick goals out of the park and appear to have so much energy, love and feeling for what they do in life and outwardly appear so energized. 


Those people have the same 24-hour period in a day we have.


Tip 3: Stop looking at what others are doing and comparing what you are NOT doing. Even though this article started with that view – cause we all usually start with that!

Focus on you, what does your ideal day or week look like. What is your ideal ‘mood variants’ throughout the week. For me, I like to get up early and see the change from night to morning and have that time to myself to journal, reflect, think about my day that was and the day that is coming. Whom I will interact with, what they need, what I need and how will I adjust my day to suit my needs.

You are the only one you should compare against! Get the most out of your day for YOUR needs.

1. Schedule Everything! (I use ASANA for my goals and tasks to achieve them); explore ALL the features of google calendar and MSTeams features – find quickly what works for you.

2. Do you procrastinate? 2 min rule. Whatever it is you are putting off. Just spend 2 min on it a day and make a START! (I will write a book one day!) Write in a journal 2 min a day the structure – the end of the story. Make a start.

3. Attention management how you change your attitude to manage your time. Take this change seriously.

4. Must Do, Should Do – prioritise. Could Do, Would Do – lower priority

Tip 4:  Working from home!

a) Embrace the chaos – go easy on yourself

b) Create a space for YOU away from your work – or throw a sheet over the workspace at the end of your work time

c) Set boundaries – work time, other things, stop – start.  Figure out what best works for you for productivity.  Communicate that to your team.

d) If you have kids – experiment and be flexible to find a groove that works.  Be strict with bedtime and sleep.  Research what good sleep does for a child’s brain and it will be a motivator to get them into bed at a reasonable time.  Good sleep makes a significant difference in our brains.  Prepare lunches and snacks in the morning for the day.  Pack a lunch box!  Put a rewards chart on the fridge – make the rewards realistic daily achievements (small steps).  COMMUNICATE.

e) Have a weekly or twice weekly family or house forum.  Ask open questions.  What do you like about being part of this family/home?  Is there anything we could be doing differently, better or stop doing?  LISTEN.

f) Communicate, communicate, communicate.  If you have a partner, have a 2 to 5 min ‘check in’ each morning and night on how you each are feeling and support one another.  Don’t immediately go into solution mode.  Just listen and be aware.

Lastly, find ways to AUTOMATE.  How many of us are in the business of efficiencies, transformation, speed to value, process improvements!  AND teaching our kids how to efficiently go about their day!

You know the common saying about a landscape gardener has a messy back yard, a builder always has a half finished home.  Well don’t make the same mistake for YOU.  If you are efficient in some areas of your life and not others – make a change.

Apply transformation techniques – audit what is the root cause of the issue, articulate clearly where you wish to be and how you will feel when you achieve that, assess the gap from today’s reality to the future – put actions in place to achieve your tomorrow.

Have a wonderful day people.

Ferne Eliz King

Love Life Love YOUR Life

About Ferne

My superpower is to ignite change and inspire actions to achieve the imaginable future of individuals and businesses. The first step is facilitating you to unlock your curiosity.


Rejig Focus To Take Inspiring Action

Health & A Clean Green Home

Ferne Eliz King Chit Chat

Create the Tiny Life You Crave

Foundational action in transformation of you and or your business

Foundational action in transformation of you and or your business

Foundational action in transformation of you and or your business

Being healthy and having a clean and green environment (your immediate environment) is a foundational discussion point when I discuss transformation of an individual and or business.

How many of us dream of the lifestyle experience we wish to have and for many this is based on a what appears to be a simplistic statement of “Having good health, being happy.  Being good to ourselves and others including the environment and independent to make our own choices in life with enough abundance to follow our passions”.

OK, so we know what we want. We take stock of where we are. What is the gap.  Then we put actionable steps into place to close that gap.  My superpower is helping with the gap analysis and what actions to take in what order to achieve your goals.

ONE of the foundational steps is health with a clean and green life.

How many of us get confused with the chaos and quantity of information out there, anyone can put anything up on google!  How to sift through fact and fiction when researching key elements of a healthyclean and green life.

After having early signs of stomach cancer in 2019 my specialist asked me to focus on two things.

  1. Quality water, meat and fruit/vegetables: Our body is made up of 60-70% water and am I confident of the quality of water I am putting into my body to help it do what it is made to do,  and ensure I am buying meat, fruit and vegetables from reputable providers.
  2. Taking actions that suit me to have a strong Mindset. Ensure I am doing what I need that suits me to have a strong mindset, enjoy being in the moment of today and take actions to achieve my tomorrow taking on the lessons of yesterday – but do not dwell. I had been fortunate enough to be a student of Dr John Demartini, had been mentored by Dr Alicia Fortinberry and Michelle Murray with insights from Debbie Mewes and also had benefited from working with some exceptional CXO roles from around the world in some very significant organisations and programs of work.  Working with them certainly made an impact on how I approached and found solutions to issues or obstacles.  Everyone I was mentored by or partnered with tested my boundaries and helped me take different actions for myself.   So in 2019 I reached back into my knowledge bank and refreshed what I had learned and made it a priority to take new actions for myself.

I reawakened the focus on me! I was 54 years old with a 5-year-old and I plan to be around for an awfully long time.  I re-started research and education on health and a clean green life in the context of transformation.   My background is in transformation change of mid to large size corporations so I used the same methodology approach at uncovering the end goal I wanted to achieve for myself, where was I now in life and the actions I needed to take to fill the gap for me and in what order.

Did you know 80% of transformations fail, and of the people who set goals only 10% actually achieve them.  Yep the odds are against us… so I went about and reconnected with my mentors and doing more research.

What is the thing or things that more greatly ensures success?

Mindset, Health and Discipline with a morning or night routine that suits YOU, reduce your fear by managing your own voice.  BUT recognise these things do not occur overnight.  All need us to take different actions in different ways to achieve.  

One of my first actions was GETTING MY FOUNDATION RIGHT which was a healthier me (mind and body) and a clean and green life – I have a good morning and night routine so I felt good with that.

The below is a long read from what I researched over 6 months with a focus on health and a clean and green life.

Water – Fluoride; The Third Eye and Acidic and Alkaline water

What blew me away is I did not realise low acidic water and high alkaline water also benefited the environment and its significant benefit as a disinfectant and cleaner and many health ailments! I had no idea.  AND I found a product that produces all from low acidic through to high alkaline with gold certificates!  An all in one solution = drink, clean, disinfect, beauty and plants! 

There are FOUR primary factors to consider with drinking water:

  1. Are there other additives (bottled water or town supply water)?
  2. Is there any scientific proof on this view of our third eye, pineal gland, our 7th Chakra and ‘quantum leaping’ where external elements impact water, and given our body is 60-70% of water does external impacts then affect us as humans?
  3. How acidic or alkaline is it (and what does it mean)
  4. Mineral composition

There are water testing kits you can get from local hardware or chemists if you wish to do a broad range of tests.  I also have a testing videos if you wish to see some of those.

An example of interruptions to your water quality in Australia over the summer of 2019 – 2020.  We had horrendous fires and due to the volume of water being pumped through our water ways to help fire departments with trucks and air water carriers the typical water treatment process was turned off as it could not cope with the volume of water being put through.  There is an attached link which shows you a media article– but buried in the middle of our papers.  Not on the front page.   But then for me, I also question what is in that water treatment, I am sure there are some good things – but I also question the additives added.  Either way .. for me it was about taking control of what water I was drinking, not trusting what just came out of the tap.

Researching alternate views of water additives and the impact of water quality on our bodies and our brain was my focus. 

I got really lost in all the conflicting material on water additives, the benefits or otherwise.  The below is where I landed on my key opinions.  Fluoride, the third eye, quantum leaping and facts on acidic and alkaline water.  (if you go down the path of researching these areas be prepared for some widely conflicting advice – my recommendation is open your mind and ask yourself what is the consequence if you don’t take some of the research seriously).

The benefits or otherwise of fluoride in our water and toothpaste has long been a contention of they said / we said and different research. 

It is widely reported how fluoride originated, the conspiracy theories talk about Hitler injecting fluoride to prisoners of war to keep them docile, this has been confirmed but it is what followed WWII that impacted my decision to stop all fluoride in my home.

“The ALCOA Company had an unlimited supply of toxic waste—a by-product of aluminum, AKA fluoride. At their lab, an ALCOA-sponsored biochemist did a test on rats that showed cavities were reduced with the fluoridated water and concluded that: “The case should be regarded as proved.” In this historic moment in 1939, the first public proposal that the US should fluoridate its water supplies wasn’t made by a doctor or a dentist, but an industry scientist working for a company that was also threatened by fluoride damage claims.”

More about the history and use of fluoride.  I read hours of documentation, this is one I tagged as a good read and summarised well much of the research I covered.

The Third Eye is how we help manage our voice that talks to us (one of the benefits) 

There is enough scientific evidence of humans having a third eye, the pineal gland.  Fluoride has been proven to calcify the pineal gland.  There are many many things we can do to activate and use our third eye, also known as the 7th Chakra and called a parietal eye.

It is also found in certain species of lizards, sharks, bony fish, salamanders and frogs. It typically does not see but is instead photoreceptive in nature.  In humans it is buried deep in the brain. It is especially important for hormone regulation in mammals and vertebrates.

Activation of the third eye is a step I use in transformation of you and your business.  It plays a crucial role in your health and wellbeing and your ability to manage your thoughts with a direct correlation to your moods and what actions you take for yourself.   It has been proven that children and adults with a dormant pineal gland are more likely to suffer depression, find it hard to consistently stick to actions that can help change their mindset, suffer from anxiety and many other ‘thinking’ challenges.

The question I pose to people is what comes first Action or Mindset?  Different actions in differing ways with differing mentors and people achieve a different mindset.  There are many tools and methods out there to help us – BUT if your pineal gland is not activated or at its optimum you have a tougher road ahead to consistently stick to actions you want for yourself.

A strong pineal gland will critically assist with managing your thoughts, managing your thoughts has a significant impact on having a healthy body, particularly if you believe in Quantum Leaping in respect of water taking on what it is surrounded by thoughts and sound.

Quantum Leaping in relation to water quality within our bodies is how we help be in the best possible position for preventative health issues

Now this is pushing the envelope for many mainstream people.  So, skip this section if the above third eye pineal gland was a push for you and go straight to acidic and alkaline water research.  If you are curious about emerging studies on Quantum Leaping relating to water leverage the research I have done.

Description One: “An advance or sudden change is a quantum leap. … The phrase comes from a scientific term — in physics, a quantum leap is the abrupt change of a particle from one state to another. The Latin root, quantum, means “how much.”

Description Two: “great improvement or important development in something”

Words have been found to affect water crystals. Japanese researcher and healer, Dr. Masaru Emoto, conducted experiments on water molecules. These experiments showed human thoughts and intentions can physically alter the molecular structure of water.Oct 12, 2017

When subject to positive emotions (and words that invoke positive feelings) water molecules change into beautifully shaped structures. However, when subject to negative emotions or words, the molecules morph into jarring, chaotic shapes. Jan 6, 2018

Water charged with “positive” words, in contrast, has a clear, snowflake structure, covered by beautiful patterns. Music, as well words, can also affect water structures. … create water spoils, such as trembling and vibration, whereas Mozart’s music creates smooth crystal-clear structures. Sep 18, 2015

Emoto claims that human speech or thoughts have dramatic effects on water. … Emoto claims that positive words and emotions, classical music and positive prayer directed at the water produce beautiful crystals, while negative words and emotions and crude music, such as heavy metal, produce ugly crystals.Feb 17, 2011

Typically, your brain is functioning on Beta waves frequencies (14–40 HZ; concentration & alertness) so it will take you some time to get to the frequency of 4- 8 HZ. You will have to surpass the alpha waves first (8–14 HZ; relaxed focus, light meditation).Jan 31, 2019

SO … there is a lot to take in!  I use a Synctuition program for meditation.  I will let you do the research on it.  I find it fantastic for me.

My summary of the above, if you take fluoride from your intake, activate your pineal gland (third eye), actively surround yourself with positive thought, people with less fear than the average, good sound frequency, taking actions to achieve a good mindset the water in your body will be of better QUALITY and you will have less side effects. – but wait there is more.. what if the quality of water you put into your body also accelerated this journey!?

Alkaline Water .. this covers health as well as a clean and green home. This is not something to learn overnight, but once learned will change your life

Tap water produces 7pH, mid-range in the acidic and alkaline water range.

One of the topics I talk about is a water machine (that has gold certificates for its authenticity and is 40+ years in production based in Japan).  It produces water from 2.5pH up to 11.5pH.

The “alkaline” in alkaline water refers to its pH level. The pH level is a number that measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is on a scale of 0 to 14. For example, something with a pH of 1 would be very acidic and something with a pH of 13 would be very alkaline

You may have heard various health claims about alkaline water. Some say it can help slow the aging process, regulate your body’s pH level, and prevent chronic diseases like cancer, some brain specialist advocate it helps Parkinsons, children behviour disorders and a range of health issues driven from the health of our organs and brain. But what exactly is alkaline water, and why all the hype?

I wish to be very clear, I am not saying alkaline water will FIX or CURE any health issue.  What I am advocating for is the right management of acidic and alkalinity in your body will help your body more ably do what it is programmed and built to do.  Defend and protect us from harm. 

Alkaline water has a higher pH level than regular drinking water. Because of this, some advocates of alkaline water believe it can neutralize the acid in your body.

Normal drinking water generally has a neutral pH of 7. Alkaline water typically has a pH of 8 or 9. However, pH alone is not enough to impart substantial alkalinity to water.

Alkaline water must also contain alkaline minerals and negative oxidation reduction potential (ORP). ORP is the ability of water to act as a pro- or antioxidant. The more negative the ORP value, the more antioxidizing it is.

Does it really work?

Alkaline water is somewhat controversial. Some health professionals say there is not enough research to support the many health claims made by users and sellers. Differences in research findings may be related to the types of alkaline water studies.

I am representing to you what I found after six months of research and 12 months of my own use and the use by my mother who is 84. 

According to the Mayo Clinic regular water is best for most people. They state that there is no scientific evidence that fully verifies the claims made by supporters of alkaline water.

We were also told for many years contraceptive had no side effects, that pesticides used on our fruit and vegetables have no impact on our digestion.  I am at the point where I want to own my own comfort, I wish to be better educated to make my own decisions for my health.  I do not want to be back at a doctors again and be told stomach cancer has returned.

However, there are studies that suggest alkaline water is helpful for many conditions.  There was enough research for me, particularly in relation to the effect of hydration and alkaline water on the brain.

For example, a 2012 studyTrusted Source found that drinking naturally carbonated artesian-well alkaline water with a pH of 8.8 may help deactivate pepsin, the main enzyme that causes acid reflux.

Another study suggested that drinking alkaline ionized water may have benefits for people with high blood pressurediabetes, and high cholesterol.

more recent study that included 100 people found a significant difference in whole blood viscosity after consuming high-pH water compared to regular water after a strenuous workout. Viscosity is the direct measurement of how efficiently blood flows through the vessels.

There are studies on benefits to professional athletes which I have included in a persona view in the below link

Those who consumed high-pH water reduced viscosity by 6.3 percent compared to 3.36 percent with standard purified drinking water. This means blood flowed more efficiently with alkaline water. This can increase oxygen delivery throughout out the body.

Many professional athletes such as Tiger Woods and many many others swear by good quality and management of alkaline water is a contributor to their edge.

There are many doctors who support alkaline water for many benefits.  I have collected those articles and are available on request.   These include:

  • anti-aging properties (via liquid antioxidants that absorb more quickly into the human body)
  • colon-cleansing properties
  • immune system support
  • hydration, skin health, and other detoxifying properties
  • weight loss
  • cancer resistance

They also argue that soft drinks, which are notoriously acidic, have incredibly positive ORPs leading to many health problems, while properly ionized and alkalinized waters have highly negative ORPs. Green tea is rich in antioxidants and has a slightly negative ORP.

Possible side effects and risks of alkaline water

Although alkaline drinking water is considered safe, it may produce negative side effects. Education is a key aspect of changing any element of your health.

It is proven that if humans are confused, they will walk away or not act.  I was VERY confused when I researched the benefits of adjusted water pH and its impact.  But for me the consequence of getting cancer back in my stomach outweighed my confusion and I kept researching.

What I do is ensure I drink 7pH an hour before and after food intake.  Then up my pH drinking to 9.5pH for the balance of the day, specifically at times of exercise and meditation.  I have also significantly reduced the quantity of food I eat.

I use a KETO test in my urine once a week to check my acidity and alkaline levels

Some examples of negative side effects include the lowering of natural stomach acidity, which helps kill bacteria and expel other undesirable pathogens from entering your bloodstream.

Additionally, an overall excess of alkalinity in the body may cause gastrointestinal issues and skin irritations.

Alkalosis can also cause a decrease in free calcium in the body, which can affect bone health. However, the most common cause of hypocalcemia isn’t from drinking alkaline water, but from having an underactive parathyroid gland.  I found much of the negative research I found focused on this bone health issue, but in many – most cases it was a minor risk or contributor and there were other things that had a greater impact.  I also found that good management of alkaline water assisted with an underactive parathyroid gland which in turn then would assist with good bone health.  There were many needles in the hay stack and long spaghetti strings I unraveled!

One thing I had to be cautious of was the number of negative articles about Alkaline Water to only find they had links or had alignment with alternate money income generating recommendations.  They were promoting their own interest’s vs true health benefits.

Natural or artificial?

Water that is naturally alkaline occurs when water passes over rocks — like springs — and picks up minerals, which increase its alkaline level.

The Japanese water product machine I purchased is made in Japan, 40+ years in production. The water passes over charged plates that are separated by an ion-permeable membrane. The electrostatic charge on the machine’s plates causes the minerals in tap water – calcium and magnesium – to be separated from the acidic carbonate that they are mixed within the water.

Many people who drink alkaline water buy alkaline water that is been through a chemical process called electrolysis.  The benefit of the machine I have also lowers pH to acidic water – the water range is 2.5 up to 11.5pH.

The water quality of the original source, before ionization, is crucial to ensuring contaminants are not present in the drinking water, the best result is a water filtration AND ionization.

Clean and Green Home

2.5pH is hospital grade disinfectant and 11.5pH is a cleaner that does everything from kitchen, ovens included, bathroom and all of home.  I am amazed at its benefits.  There is an e-book produced to cover the benefits and use.  Again .. I am amazed at the difference of sustaining my own home and my other who is 84 is a convert!

Beauty Water

6pH is a wonderful addition – replacement to my beauty routine as well as the health of my plants.  Again, I am amazed, and benefits are covered in this e-book. (go to website and find free giveaways) 

Where do you get it?

After my research I decided on Enagic as the company to purchase my machine from.  I love the guarantee of quality, I align to the ethics and values of the company based in Japan, it produces the full range of water that also covers disinfectant and cleaner in my home PLUS I’ve always had good skin, but maintaining that with all the changes that occur as a 50+ women was starting to concern me.

I just love the holistic aspects this one machine provides me.

There is lots of chatter online about the price of Enagic machines to other machines on the market.  Again, I did my research and happy to share it.  Bottom line for me, especially after years in the corporate world.  Enagic have priced their product for long term sustainability and keeping it out of the hands of what we would call mainstream corporations who would patent and alter its go to market proposition that the proceeds benefit a few vs many.

If you wish to book a call I can explain further how this works, but I am very impressed with the structure and business savvy of how this Japanese company has structured itself, its business model and sustainability throughout yesterday and the future.

You can also make your own at home. Even though lemon and lime juices are acidic, they contain minerals that can create alkaline by-products once digested and metabolized. Adding a squeeze of lemon or lime to a glass of water can make your water more alkaline as your body digests it. Adding pH drops or baking soda is another way to make water more alkaline.

We have heard for years the benefit of a lemon drink on rising in the morning – I did not realise the science behind it.

If water is properly filtered to remove contaminants, ionized and re-mineralized, or purchased from a quality source, there is no evidence to suggest a limitation on how much alkaline water can be consumed daily.


Firstly congratulations if you read all the way through… I would LOVE your feedback.  That was a big reading task.

Back to the anchor, the purpose.  If you or your business are challenged in the actions to achieve your tomorrow my superpower is to help understand the gap between your dreams and aspirations to your reality of today.  Then help put actionable steps into place in a timely manner to achieve your outcomes – quickly.

I do this with individuals and small to mid sized business.  If you are a mid to large sized business I have partnered with an awesome consulting firm who offer broader services than an individual can support.

To help improve the opportunity of success of your transformation it is critical to be healthy (mind and body) and have a clean and green life.  Learn from my research and experience to kick start your journey to get to your end goal as quickly as possible with sustainability.

Links below

A click funnel I created to help summarise the benefits to specific personas on the use of ionized water.  There is also a link through to a wonderful website full of pictures, recipes for food and a clean and green home – office.  Plus a link to the ebook also above.

My website which has my why and freebies to give away. 

Have a free 30 minute chit chat with me

There is a PDF I am developing and will place on my website of the long list of uses of water from 2.5ph up to 6pH then 7 to 9.5ph and 11.5ph… and it’s just water! Saves so much money and is good for the environment and good for you. If you email me I will send you a copy. It is just mind boggling the uses of the water.  [email protected]

Ferne Eliz King

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5a.m. the hour when legends are either getting up or going to bed

5a.m. the hour when legends are either getting up or going to bed

5a.m. the hour when legends are either getting up or going to bed

He swears we will feel more energized and productive. He tells us that Mozart, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ernest Hemingway made a habit of rising early.

He promises that if we wake up at 5 every morning and follow his 20/20/20 formula for what he calls a “Victory hour,” our life will change. Our creativity and or productivity is going to soar, our fitness will improve, and we will just generally feel better about ourselves.

But.. Can we do it? What is the reward? Will it stick or be a one week wonder?

Sharma, the famous Canadian personal success guru and author of many best-selling books including 1997’s The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. Wrote The 5am Club.  Told in parable form, the story features four central characters: The Spellbinder, The Homeless Man/Billionaire, The Artist, and The Entrepreneur. Through the course of the book, the Artist and the Entrepreneur go through a complete life change due to the teachings of The Spellbinder and Billionaire characters. The main point of their lessons is, that the two should get up at 5 a.m. and structure their days according to Sharma’s formulas.

When the clock strikes 5am we are to begin our days with the 20/20/20 formula that is to change our lives.

Robin Sharma is the son of Indian and Kenyan immigrants to Canada. He says he came from humble beginnings, and the immigrant mindset that drives so many high-achievers took root in him from an early age. He graduated from law school and became a successful lawyer at a big firm in Toronto.

“But when I would wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, I didn’t like the person that was looking back at me,” says Sharma. “I was very empty. There was an angst.”

He turned to education, this time studying the lives of the great women and men of the world, looking to understand their tactics and methods to implement those practices in his life. Out of this transformation came his first book, 1994’s Megaliving.

Despite some difficulties as a first-time author, Sharma was able to sell enough copies of the book to begin his career as a speaker, author, and personal success guru. Out of that moderate success, Sharma started to dream bigger. His second book, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, caught fire and launched Sharma into global fame.

Suddenly, Sharma was a man in his early 30s speaking to audiences of thousands all over the world. His morning routine and his disciplined life that had been shaped in his 20s were vital to helping him avoid the pitfalls that so many people experience when fame and success come their way.

What will you do today to ensure your tomorrow is different than your yesterday?

So, do we just get up at 5am and get the housework done before the whole house awakes? Do we get on the computer and get on top of emails and our to do list for the day then sit with our cup of tea trying to figure out where to start?  Go to the fridge to eat something while I think about it (or that bottle of vodka!  If I’m feeling overwhelmed).  Is that how we get ahead and stay ahead?

Nope … that is NOT the answer.

Sharma lays out a detailed routine in the book and claims it’s what has helped billionaires, superstar athletes, and others with whom he’s worked through the years.

Action Plan Here’s how the 20/20/20 formula is broken down:

The first 20 minutes of your day are for sweaty exercise. Sharma’s “Billionaire” character gets deep into the science of why sweating and getting your heart rate up early in the morning are so good for you. In summary, you’ll increase your feel-good dopamine and serotonin levels and kickstart your metabolism while lowering your levels of cortisol, essentially a stress hormone.  For me, Ferne Eliz King I get into my infra-red sauna I have in my bathroom (I will post the benefits of infra-red saunas on another day) and mix it up between this and taking the dogs for a brisk walk.

The next 20 minutes should be quieter, dedicated to journaling, meditating, planning, reflecting and contemplating. This should get your mind, heart and soul in the right place for a day that promises to throw all kinds of difficulty and stress your way. Taking this time to be quiet and still will increase your gratitude and your happiness.  For me, Ferne Eliz King I use an application for mediation called Synctuition.  20 mins is equivalent to 2 hours ‘old school’ meditation.   I also have beautiful journals / books to write thoughts down.   I have one for inspirational ideas, goals, plans.  I have one for my feelings / thoughts and what I am grateful for and the reasons why. In my ideas, goals and plan book I also write down the emotion I will feel when those things come to fruition, what I will feel, whom I will tell, what emotion they will have.  I put myself into that future moment in time.

While the exercise piece is a pretty specific and, in Sharma’s terms, “non-negotiable,” piece of the 5 a.m. puzzle, the reflection portion allows more creativity for you to do what is most comfortable for you. But one part that Sharma insists should be included in your second 20 minutes is journaling. Writing down your goals, plans, commitments, and the things you are grateful for will shape your day more positively.

The final 20 minutes allow for even more customisation. The “Grow” period is left for you to learn whatever it is you feel like learning.  So, if you want to listen to a podcast about successful entrepreneurs, or read a great book, or work on a language you want to learn, all of that is in play in these 20 minutes. The goal is to stimulate your brain and improve your intellectual capabilities.  For me, Ferne Eliz King on the last Sunday of each month I spend a bit of time making a list of things I wish to read, listen or view in the next month and I reward myself when I have achieved my list.  I purchased some really good Bose earphones so I can listen to material while I am going about my day – not wasting a minute.

How consistent can one be?

Have you done that analysis that advises what character you are as to what times of day it suits best for you to work / sleep… it’s very cool..

For every Hemingway the book uses as an example of an early riser, there is of course a Winston Churchill, one of the most prolific writers and human beings ever, who would write until 2 or 3 a.m. and stay in bed until the late morning. Surely there are those who are built for the 5 a.m. club, and there are those who are more suited for the night club.

For me, Ferne Eliz King, I used to be a night owl, I would stay up to the wee hours of the morning working on spreadsheets, client reports, analysis, leadership – sleep for 3 to 5 hours and then do it all over again.  OR I would be out partying and networking until the wee hours climbing into bed at 5am.  Every 6th to 8th day I would have a good long sleep.  THOSE DAYS ARE GONE. 

I now have a 6 year old ad I’m in mid 50’s!!!  I have my 84 year old mum living with us, independently in our back yard, but still an extended household.  I’m going through a separation from a 15 year relationship.  I don’t function the way I used to.  

I need a refreshed way to approach my day!  And the added stress and strain of this current Coronavirus outbreak .. mmmm .. let’s not digress to another topic.

Robin Sharma himself says..

“I slip all the time. I think most people do. Each day is simply about fighting the disruptive currents and getting back on track.”

So, what does this look like in my house?  I use the old way of waking myself up.  My dad told me many moons ago (an outdoor man and never traveled with an alarm clock – something extra and useless to carry he would say).  Bang your head on the pillow for the time of day you wish to wake up.  I have used it when I cannot rely on my phone and it works.. So, whether you head bang or use an alarm clock, I will leave to you.

For me, I wake often with my 6 year old entwined over, on, under, around me.  It takes me a few minutes to untangle myself.  I love that little arm across my neck!

I sneak out of the bedroom, I turn on the infrared sauna (I’m still trying to figure out the timer!!) – or I put on my runners and grab the dogs and go out into the dark morning.  They are excited to get the first fresh smells of the day and chase the kangaroos and every now and then chase the sound of the deer that come to eat our grass.

After the sauna or workout / walk.  I get my special magic water (I drink Kangen water) and set myself up in my special beautiful space in my ‘ladies lounge’.  I meditate, journal and reflect.  I often extend this to 40 minutes if I have not meditated the night before.  I try and have the habit of meditating before I go to sleep – I find I have a better quality and quantity of sleep when I do this.

I then spend the final 20 minutes of my learning time multi tasking.  I will either read, sitting in my space.  Or listen or view something online.  If it is the latter, I will quite often do this while multi tasking doing something else as well.   A definite focus on LEARNING and EXPANDING my knowledge or thinking.  I have my special LEARNING journal that I carry around with me during this step.

Ferne Eliz King journals:

  • inspiration, goals, actions, new ideas, strengthening current ideas
  • feeling, thoughts, gratitude
  • learning, expanding my knowledge

It’s now 6am or 6.20am …

Now it’s shower, personal care and looking myself in the mirror and liking who is looking back at me. I feel inspired, energised and clear to start my day ahead.

My productivity in my day has expanded.  I have wobbly days for sure, but they don’t last long, I’m able to kick myself back into gear quite easily without a lot of effort.

And to tell you the truth, there are a few mornings a week I start this routine at 4am or 4.30am depending on my evening prior.  I try to be in bed by 9pm, meditate and asleep by 10pm at latest.  Some nights I am in bed at 8.30pm.

I try to plan my meals a week in advance, I try to cook and prepare on a weekend so that I am not at 3pm starting to stress about the evening meal.  I’m fortunate in that my ‘ex’ partner cooks much of the time during the week.  With the current situation we still share the same property and the care of our daughter and treat each other kindly which is GREAT. I’m grateful for that.

One of the impacts I found is not checking my phone or computer until AFTER I have got myself ready for the day.  Prior to this I would often be still sitting in my PJ’s at midday as I had got ‘caught’ in the virtual working environment and getting into my work before I was personally ready to do so.

There are days when I am not consistent at this routine.  There has been a few days where I wake up and go.. ‘oh this is too wonderful to get out of’ (the little arms wrapped around me and the comfort of my bed).  I do a quick equation of the impact of staying in bed and then make a decision.  If I decide to stay in bed, I do not beat myself up.  But I only allow that to occur once or twice a week.

Robin Sharma advised a journalist. “I slip all the time. I think most people do,” says Sharma. “One time the pilot on a little plane let me fly a little bit, and as I was holding the yoke, I noticed the plane was constantly being pushed off course by the winds. My goal was to make sure that we stayed on course. That’s what happens every single day to every single one of us. There are temptations and distractions that get us off our habits and our priorities. Each day is simply about fighting the disruptive currents and getting back on track.”

Knowing that many entrepreneurs slip, makes it easier to put boundaries and limits to not ‘being perfect’ at this plan. 

I do feel the difference, I feel I can manage my day and week in a better way than I did before.  I feel the difference which is all I needed as evidence of the benefit to continue with striving for a 5am start to my day.

What will you do to ensure you tomorrow is not the same as yesterday? Will you start that thing today?

Ferne Eliz King

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This article was inspired from an article in Success Magazine talking about the 5am Club.

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