The Power of Dreaming Big with Dr Tererai Trent (part 1) – Your Dream Life Podcast Episode 1

In our very first Dream Life podcast, Kristina speaks with Dr Tererai Trent, one of the most internationally-recognised voices for quality education and women’s empowerment – and Oprah Winfrey’s all-time favourite guest!

Born into poverty, uneducated and married, Tererai was already a mother of four by the age of 18. Little did she know that a chance visit by an American woman, who inspired her to dream would lead to her mother encouraging her to write her seemingly unachievable dreams down on paper. This became the starting point for an inspirational journey to making her dreams a reality.

Dr Tererai Trent is living proof of the power of dreaming, and that no matter where you start in life, your dreams are achievable. In fact, her story is so powerful, we had to create a two-part podcast in order to share it all with you.

In this episode – part 1 of 2 – you will discover…

  • How Tererai overcame a difficult childhood in rural Zimbabwe and how you can apply her simple approach to your own challenges
  • How a chance visit from a stranger sparked her incredible dreaming journey, inspiring her to dream big – and how that can work for you
  • The power of writing your dreams on paper
  • How you can start from anywhere and achieve your own dreams
  • How you can overcome obstacles and barriers as you chase your dreams, including how to deal with self-doubt
  • How, no matter the circumstances you’re coming from, you can achieve everything you dream, and so much more!

When you’ve finished listening to part 1, be sure to continue listening to part 2 of this inspiring conversation here>

EPISODE OVERVIEW

‘Dr Tererai Trent’s story of dreaming and chasing dreams is, without doubt, the most amazing I have ever come across. Chosen by Oprah Winfrey, from the tens of thousands of guests she has ever interviewed, as her all-time favourite guest EVER. Tererai truly is one of my heroes.’  Kristina Karlsson.

Born into poverty, uneducated and married, Tererai was already a mother of four by the age of 18. Little did she know that a chance visit by an American woman, who inspired her to dream would lead to her mother encouraging her to write her seemingly unachievable dreams down on paper. This became the starting point for an inspirational journey to making her dreams a reality.

Tererai’s approach to writing down her dream and visualising herself making them happen, combined with her steadfast determination, hard work and belief in her dreams would eventually earn her multiple degrees, and a prominent global platform with world leaders and international businesses and audiences where she advocates for universal access to quality education.

Now a scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator and founder of Tererai Trent International, Tererai has also released her first book, An Awakened Woman and a wonderful children’s book, The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Tin Can: A True Story . Her story is a triumph of the human spirit and the incredible power of dreaming. Hearing her wisdom and tips in this podcast are sure to inspire you to consider your own dreams, write them on paper and then set out to achieve them.

 ‘Tererai’s story shows that you can have nothing, come from nothing and still achieve everything you dream.’ Oprah Winfrey

 

Kristina was so inspired and moved by Tererai’s incredible story that kikki.K will be donating US$1 from the sale of every copy of Kristina’s book, Your Dream Life Starts Here to the Tererai Trent International Foundation. Kristina’s dream is to be able to help Tererai build on the generous foundational support she received from Oprah Winfrey and support her dream of providing universal access to quality education for children, regardless of their gender or socio-economic backgrounds.

RESOURCES

Dream Life Masterclass Sydney and Melbourne

Join Kristina Karlsson live with the amazing Dr Tererai Trent for a three-hour event to focus on your dreams and be put on a path of self-achievement, success and happiness. In Sydney, Kristina and Tererai will be joined by Olympic athlete, Alisa Camplin-Warner, and in Melbourne, Leading Nutritional Biochemist & seven-time #1 bestselling author Dr Libby Weaver. Find out more here: https://www.kikki-k.com/au/dream-life-masterclass-series.html

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Passion, Positivity & Purpose with Deliciously Ella – Your Dream Life Podcast Episode 3

In this amazing episode, Kristina speaks with the truly inspirational Ella Mills – founder and brand director of Deliciously Ella – the leading plant-based food company, and health and lifestyle brand helping people all over the world to make healthy changes to their eating habits. Ella’s story is the perfect example of how we can take control of our lives and let our passions and values guide us in creating a life we love – our Dream Life.

Her first book Deliciously Ella was the fastest selling debut cookbook in the UK and is now translated into over 20 languages. And her brand-new podcast, Deliciously Ella is now also taking the world by storm.

Together with her husband Matt Mills, Ella has grown her passion from a personal recipe blog – which she began in 2012 – to the world leading lifestyle brand it is today.

In this episode you will discover…

  • How a serious illness and very low point in Ella’s life led her to take control and really steer her life in a more positive direction
  • How this shift in focus led to her discovering a whole new passion and purpose in life, eventually leading to her living her dream life with her husband, Matt
  • How being honest with yourself about what you want to do, what you’re truly passionate about and really want out of life, can help you to work towards your own dream life.
  • The importance of community and how sharing her experience and journey with others led to truly positive outcomes, both for Ella and others
  • How important it is to find a way to bring a ‘glass half full’ attitude to any situation, and the importance of finding the positive in any situation, even when faced with the toughest of challenges.
  • How focusing on your strengths and surrounding yourself with people who can support and help you can open up a world of endless possibilities.
  • How you can create a life you love and follow your dreams if you stay strong and true to your beliefs, letting your values guide you in all you that you do.

EPISODE OVERVIEW

Struck down in her 20s with a debilitating illness that left her in hospital for four months, Ella sank into what she refers to as ‘an incredibly unhappy place,’ taking lots of medication that wasn’t working, before realising that she needed to help herself as much as she could.

After deciding to take things into her own hands, she went in search of a healthier way of life, eventually creating a personal blog to document her new plant-based lifestyle journey. While the blog was initially a way for her to fill her time, Ella soon developed a true passion for what she was doing and began to share her blog with friends and families. Before long she had built an audience and her blog has now had over 130 million hits!

Through sharing her journey, Ella – together with her husband Matt – has been able to grow her community and following beyond anything she had ever imagined. Ella now inspires millions to make positive, healthy changes to the way they eat through her social media channels, best-selling books, the Deliciously Ella app, blog, podcast as well healthy products stocked in around 6,000 stores across the UK.

One of the most inspiring elements of Ella’s story is her ability to always find the silver lining, no matter how dark the cloud, or how tough the situation may be.

Empowered by taking control of her life and following a true passion, Ella discovered that being honest with yourself is one of the most important things you can do in order to take charge and begin creating a life you love.

“You are going to find her story so inspiring … with deep insights into turning positives into negatives, living life guided by your values, the power of following your passion and very interestingly, how sharing your journey with others can have the most unexpected benefits.” Kristina Karlsson

RESOURCES

 Dream Life Masterclass Sydney and Melbourne

Join Kristina Karlsson live with the amazing Dr Tererai Trent for a three-hour event to focus on your dreams and be put on a path of self-achievement, success and happiness. In Sydney, Kristina and Tererai will be joined by Olympic athlete, Alisa Camplin-Warner, and in Melbourne, Leading Nutritional Biochemist & 12-time number-one bestselling author Dr Libby Weaver. Find out more here: https://www.kikki-k.com/au/dream-life-masterclass-series.html

 #101milliondreamers
If you loved this episode and found it useful, please rate, review and subscribe, and help us spread this inspiring message by sharing our Dream Life podcast with the hashtag #101milliondreamers. Our dream is to inspire and empower 101 million people around the world, just like you, to write down 3 dreams, and go chase them.

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(Part 2) The Power of Dreaming Big with Dr Tererai Trent – Your Dream Life Podcast Episode 2

Kristina’s amazing conversation continues with Dr Tererai Trent, one of the most internationally-recognised voices for quality education and women’s empowerment – and Oprah Winfrey’s all-time favourite guest!

Dr Tererai Trent is living proof of the power of dreaming, and that no matter where you start in life, your dreams are achievable.

In part two of Tererai’s amazing story, we hear so much more wisdom and inspiration from her incredible journey. If you haven’t heard part one yet, listen to it first here>

In this episode, Tererai shares some brilliant and practical learnings with us. You will discover:

  • The importance of morning rituals
  • How you can cope with feeling overwhelmed
  • How to build self-belief
  • How visualising can help you achieve your dreams

and so much more!

Kristina was so inspired and moved by Tererai’s incredible story that kikki.K will be donating US$1 from the sale of every copy of Kristina’s book, Your Dream Life Starts Here to the Tererai Trent International Foundation. Kristina’s dream is to be able to help Tererai build on the generous foundational support she received from Oprah Winfrey and support her dream of providing universal access to quality education for children, regardless of their gender or socio-economic backgrounds.

RESOURCES

Dream Life Masterclass Sydney and Melbourne

Join Kristina Karlsson live with the amazing Dr Tererai Trent for a three-hour event to focus on your dreams and be put on a path of self-achievement, success and happiness. In Sydney, Kristina and Tererai will be joined by Olympic athlete, Alisa Camplin-Warner, and in Melbourne, Leading Nutritional Biochemist & seven-time #1 bestselling author Dr Libby Weaver. Find out more here: https://www.kikki-k.com/au/dream-life-masterclass-series.html

#101milliondreamers
If you loved this episode and found it useful, please rate, review and subscribe, and help us spread this inspiring message by sharing our Dream Life podcast with the hashtag #101milliondreamers. Our dream is to inspire and empower 101 million people around the world, just like you, to write down 3 dreams, and go chase them.

https://www.instagram.com/kikki.k/
https://www.instagram.com/kristinakikkik
https://www.facebook.com/kikki.K.Swedish.Stationery
https://twitter.com/kikkik
https://www.pinterest.com.au/kikkik/

Be Inspired to Plan your Dreams and Goals – Q&A with Jordan Clark

We love seeing how kikki.K fans are using their favourite products, so we asked the amazing Jordan Clark to show us how she was inspired to use our new Life is Wonderful Refillable Leather Notebook. Jordan has built a passionate community who love seeing her bullet journal ideas, letter art and organisation tips. Find out how she is using our latest Notebook to plan her dreams and goals in her video and short Q&A below.

 

Jordan Used…

Leather Refillable Notebook
Leather Notebook Refills
Decorative Tape
Paper Clips
Mini Wooden Pegs
Porcelain Jewellery Dish
Porcelain Trinket Box 
Sticker book
Metal Rollerball Pen
Coloured Permanent Markers
Adhesive Notes
Life is Wonderful Collection

Do you enjoy keeping a journal? What are the benefits you have found from doing so?

Yes, I love keeping a journal! I’ve kept a journal ever since I was a child, and have loved being able to look back on all my memories that I otherwise would have forgotten over the years. I also love journalling as a way of relaxing at the end of a long day! It helps calm my mind and reflect on everything that happened.

Which different ways did you use this refillable notebook?

I used the refillable notebook in several different ways! One way was to make gratitude lists at the end of each day in order to reflect on what I appreciate. Another way was to plan some of my goals, so each day I know what to do to work towards them! And finally, I used the refillable notebook to sketch and doodle whenever I wanted a little break to be creative!

How did you enjoy the flexibility to create a set-up personalised to your life?

I absolutely loved being able to set up the journal however I wanted! I like having the freedom to switch things up when I get bored, or whenever I want to try out something new. I also loved being able to separate things into the different notebooks inside the journal!

Tell us a little about your daily routine. How do you ensure you make time for the things that make you happy?

Since I work from home, having a routine ensures I’m able to achieve all the goals I’ve set for myself. Morning is my favorite time of day, so I like to wake up early so that I have lots of extra time for drinking coffee, reading, and taking things slow before I begin my work.

The number of hours I work varies each day – I often end up working late into the night because I’m so excited about the project I’m working on! To make sure I have time for things that make me happy, I schedule a day or two each week that are completely open, so I have the freedom to do whatever I’d like! This gives me a break from my usual work and allows me to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

What stationery item can you not live without?

I can’t live without at least a few notebooks! I’m always jotting down ideas, sketching, or making lists- so I love having a collection of notebooks to keep everything in!

If you’re inspired to pause and take time to discover your own wonderful life, grab our latest notebook and start your own journey to creativity today!