Start your day by doing good


“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”

– Zig Ziglar –

I just read a short and sweet article that a friend of mine shared on Facebook and it inspired me for my blog post today.

It is a very simple daily practice by Diane Von Furstenberg, whereby she starts her day by sending one email that doesn’t benefit her at all.

In a Q&A session at a FastCompany conference the designer explains that the email could be an introduction of an artist to a potential patron saint or something as simple, direct and appreciated as a compliment.

I personally start my day with making a list of everything that I am grateful for, but I also love the idea of the first email that I send being one that is focussed on doing good.

Yesterday I wrote 3 testimonials for people who have helped me, one for the company that helped me produce my new website, another for Sara from who did the proof reading for my website and another for an amazing lady called Julie who runs a company called Aromatique Essentials and who created the most beautiful essential oils perfume for me recently. These were some of the first things that I did on my to do list before anything else, and I am now inspired by Diane to ensure that the first thing I do every day is send at least one email that will help someone else.

So, the question for you today is, what email can you write or what message can you send that won’t benefit you in the slightest, but will help someone else?

Sending you lots of love, hugs and light,

Kat x x x

Inspiration for this post

How Diane von Furstenberg starts her day – article from


2 thoughts on “Start your day by doing good

  1. This congratulations may be a bit outdated but just want to share your happiness on getting the 457 visa and remaining in Manly – hopefully this is an email that will bring a BIG SMILE as you reflect on your journey, Kat.

    • Thank You Little Borneo Girl. I have been speaking to two people today on the phone about my accomplishments and they are asking for my help and advice as they would like to achieve the same thing. It makes me happy to know that I am inspiring others to follow their dreams and make the seemingly impossible, possible. Thank you for your lovely message. I really appreciate it. X x x

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