My Personal Update

Delay in travels to lend a helping hand

Renovating has always excited Geoff & I, and when the opportunity came up to help out his 83 & 73yr old Dad & Mum, we couldn't wait to get our hands dirty.  

The house this lovely elderly couple were living in was in a pretty bad way, with celing paint pealing to reveal the newspaper lining it, chipboard hanging off the kitchen cupboards, and only a few remaining floor tiles in the bathroom, this place needed a bit more than a splash of paint to bring it up.

We are exactly 1mth into the project and things are looking great.  Here's a little peek at our progress so far...  

The kitchen last month;

The Kitchen this month; (tiles have only gone on today, and painting yet to do, so still a bit messy)

Bathroom rebuild;

For the record, the before photos, are really 'before' we started pulling things apart.

This week we complete the internal renovations and starting next week we will commence the gardens and outdoor entertainment area.  We're having a lot of fun doing the work here, and love seeing the finished product when we're done.



How to profit when renovating

It may not surprise you that this is not our first renovation we've done.  Our first attempt of a reno cost us a fortune, we spent over $100,000 on the house and made about $50,000 back on the sale.  When you get it wrong it hurts, and there are easier ways to learn than by "trial and error".  Who wants to make errors anyway, and expensive ones at that...  Did you know that you can make hundreds of thousands of dollars from one renovation if you follow the right system?  and it can be done in a matter of weeks!

We've spent less than $35,000 so far on this home, and we're almost done.  As you can hopefully see from the glimps we’ve given you (I’ve only showed you the kitchen and bathroom), the home is completely renewed, and we’ve added around $100,000 onto the resale value.   See, I was privileged enough to learn from a couple who specialize in profitable renovations.  I actually only listened to a 90 minute presentation, and in that short time was able to get enough quality information to make a huge difference in how we have approached this renovation, and although we’re not in this one for profit, saving $65,000 is something my Mother and Father in-law are very grateful for. 

If you regularly watch prime time TV you may already know of them as “Australia’s King and Queen of Property Renovating".

Well they’ve done it again. Within the next week or so Today Tonight will be airing another story about Stephen Tolle and Cherie Barber. Specifically, the story will focus on how Australia’s leading property renovation duo have just made a net profit of $700,000 on their latest project in Sydney.

In just over two weeks, Stephen and Cherie will visit Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to share their success secrets with you. And as a friend of Empower Your Life Club, this is your chance to secure a F.REE ticket to be at this event!

CLICK HERE to receive your complimentary ticket. I have reserved a limited number of F.REE seats for you and friends. Simply enter your Privilege Code: Shelley at the registration page once you’ve selected your city of choice.

You will benefit from this program if you want to:
    •    Pursue a full time career building wealth through property
    •    Learn how to project manage your own projects more effectively and efficiently
    •    Learn how to add considerable value to your existing investment properties or your own home
    •    Discover how to carry out due diligence on a new property before buying
    •    Gain key insights into how to research an area or specific property so that you "Buy a Diamond" not a dud
    •    Build a powerful asset base to generate substantial income for your lifestyle and early retirement.

Here are the dates, cities and venues for Renovating For Profit | LIVE with Cherie Barber & Stephen Tolle:

PERTH: Tuesday 27th April: 6:30pm-9:30pm | Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill Street, Perth.

ADELAIDE: Wednesday 28th April: 6:30pm-9:30pm | Hotel Grand Chancellor, 65 Hindley Street, Adelaide.
MELBOURNE: Thursday 29th April: 6:30pm-9:30pm | Bayview Eden, 6 Queens Road, Melbourne.

SYDNEY: Friday 30th April: 6:30pm-9:30pm | Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt Street, Sydney.

BRISBANE: Saturday 1st May: ** 9:00am-12:00pm | Royal on the Park, Cnr Albert & Alice Streets, Brisbane (**NOTE: This is a morning event.)

Whether you’re already a property investor, seasoned renovator or even if you’re getting ready to enter the property market… whatever your situation, do not miss this information-packed program if you’re serious about creating wealth through residential property.

CLICK HERE to watch a short intro video from Cherie and Stephen. To secure your complimentary ticket, remember to type in your Privilege Code, which is: Shelley when entering your details at the registration page for your city of choice.

By the way, if it’ s easier for you to register by phone, simply call 1800 623 890 and a friendly team will register you instantly.

Cherie and Stephen are a down-to-earth Aussie couple whose success has come out of their love for property and their systematic approach to the renovation process. Their information is absolutely first-class and they’ re truly passionate about sharing their experience and knowledge.
The market is ripe with property renovation opportunities right now. So, NOW is the time to get the best and most up-to-date information and tips if you want to accelerate your profits and wealth.

I hope to see you there,  I’ll be attending again in Brisbane.  Let me know if you’ll be there I’d love to have a coffee with you!

Absolutely Inspirational!

Public speaking

As you may be aware, I've recently been interviewing some fabulous couples who have survived & thrived in business together.  What you may not know is that I learned a lot of my interview skills from a guy called Shaune Clarke.  Shaune is a speaker at the world internet summit and get's incredible results selling from stage.

I will be attending an event Shaune is running on the Gold Coast this week titled "The 7 Pillars of Exceptional Speaking"  Shaune has made available a limited number of tickets at a special rate of $97 for the first day training. Normally valued at $1580.

If you see potential in yourself as a speaker, make sure you take advantage of his generous offer by emailing Shaune directly at

Again, if you're on the Gold Coast tomorrow, let me know and we'll have a coffee together!  Hope to see you there.

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To thankyou for your support

So, what do you think?  We've revamped the look of the site already this year, but there are some much bigger much more exciting changes coming over the next few weeks.  In the meantime, I'd love to hear your thoughts on what you like or don't like about our new look.

I am restructuring my whole business this year, and in appreciation for your patience during this process, I would love to offer 5 people the opportunity of a F.REE coaching session with me this month.

If you've ever considered having your very own life coach, now's your chance to "try before you buy".

To grab this opportunity, reply to this email and change the subject line to "Free Coaching - Yes Please".

I can only offer this to 5 people as my time is limited and this email is going out to over 600 people, so get in quick.

Have a fabulous week



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