The Smash The Pumpkin Project

Smash the myths, live your dreams

  • Do you dream of a different life but perhaps you don’t know where to begin?
  • Has life taken you along a different path to the one that you had planned out when you were younger?
  • Are you excited to wake up each morning and get on with your day?
  • How would you rate your self-confidence and your self-esteem?
  • Are you happy?

We all have dreams but life has a nasty habit of getting in the way. I’m here to show you that your life can sparkle and you can live your dreams. Some dreams are always going to be difficult to achieve, but sometimes you just need to scale them back a little and life can become exciting and fun again.


I’m here to show you how you can make changes to your life and follow your passion.

These days, modern living often takes its toll. We get onto the career treadmill or launch into unhealthy relationships. We need to pay our way, pay our debts or pay back a duty of care to others. We tend to bite our tongues and we put up or we shut up.

Our resentment, frustration and unhappiness can eat away at us; manifesting itself in stress, depression, physical illness or lethargy to name but a few side effects. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

My motto nowadays is… ‘if life knocks you down, stand up and kick it straight back’: although it wasn’t always like this for me.

Read on to learn more and find out how the Smash the Pumpkin Project can help you for less than £3.50 a day. If you would prefer to speak directly to me, go ahead and click the button below and we can arrange to have a chat.

Arrange to chat direct with me here …


A little bit of my back story

Several years ago I wasn’t in a good place but now, following a series of life changing events, I am (almost) living my dream.

There are still a few things that I need to fix but I’m travelling the world and writing about my experiences. For the most part I can pick and choose my hours and my ‘office’. I generally travel solo but I also spend time volunteering and working in exchange for accommodation and food.

In the past, I nearly always deferred to my partner and as I became more reliant on him I began to lose my self confidence. And then as time went on, I began to lose the real me. I changed in order to keep everybody happy and years of treading on eggshells began to take their toll, both mentally and physically. I couldn’t even begin to see a way that I could change and I certainly didn’t think that I would ever be brave enough to try.

But I did and you can too. I was at rock bottom and then one day I simply decided that enough was enough. I had received counselling and I had read plenty of self-help books, but I knew that I needed to do more. I had to stretch myself so one evening I sat down with a big piece of paper and I made a list. From that list sprang two more lists and the seed of an idea about how I might be able to build up my shattered self confidence.

I threw myself into my new lifestyle project, and after setting myself a series of challenges and pushing myself out of my comfort zone, I am writing this for you whilst living my dream.


And that is why I am so passionate about this project.

Travel taught me so much and it opened my eyes – and now I want to show you how I changed and how you can change too, if you want to.


How to put the sparkle back into your life

Your dream won’t be the same as my dream but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make changes in your life.

When you subscribe to the Smash the Pumpkin Project I will show you how, over the weeks and the months, you can make small changes to your life. You will identify what it is that excites you and you will challenge yourself to step outside of your comfort zone.

When you sign up to the Smash the Pumpkin Project you will receive an email every two weeks (or sometimes more) which will contain details of an activity or a challenge. Don’t worry – I’m not going to suggest that you throw yourself out of an aeroplane (unless you have a burning desire to try it) but you will need to push yourself a little bit. The challenges are all loosely themed around the medium of travel – after all, it was travelling solo that boosted my self confidence.

But the beauty of the Smash the Pumpkin Project is that you don’t need to quit your job or buy a backpack. The challenges are initially designed to be done from the comfort of your home town on an evening or at a weekend. Your boundaries will gradually expand and you will travel further afield, both physically and mentally.


What you’ll learn with this course

I’m going to teach you how to travel solo – not because your final target is to travel solo but because along the way you will learn so much about yourself. Even if you never travel again, the Smash the Pumpkin Project can help you to

  • Identify your passions and your dreams and make them a part of your life
  • Discover an inner strength and find out what you are capable of
  • Learn how to stand up for yourself and grow your self-confidence
  • Show you how to deal with uncomfortable situations
  • Build your self-esteem and take control of your life
  • Meet new people and get involved with different experiences
  • Find out how other people have followed their dreams
  • Get the secrets to a life that sparkles
  • Discover how meeting strangers can change your outlook on life
  • Get stories, tips and ideas to broaden your horizons
  • Receive information on how to incorporate the project into your lifestyle



What do people say about the project?

Read what benefits current and previous subscribers have got from the Smash the Pumpkin Project –  remember you can click on this button to arrange to talk directly with me and find out how the project can benefit you too.

Arrange to chat direct with me here …

Lisa said….Before my session with Jane, I felt stuck and really confused as to which direction to take my life. I wasn’t feeling happy and didn’t know how to fix it myself. During my session Jane helped me talk it through. She made me write a list of different options and roads I could take and we eliminated what wasn’t making me happy. As we talked though each option, my mind was becoming less tangled and clearer. I wasn’t happy living my life the way that I was and something had to change. Jane made me see a different path and how to live my life with more clarity and purpose. Thank you Jane.

Faye said ….’This course has been very encouraging in helping to gain confidence. Jane’s advice is so helpful and is so good to see her progression and personal experiences, showing  that anything is possible. I would definitely recommend this course and hope that many others can gain from this course’.

Penny said ….’I felt more in control of my life (my body, my time).  I felt empowered to do it (…a fitness challenge) again as my fears were unfounded’.

 Debbie said ….’Very thought provoking. I like that you are thrown in without having the chance to think’.
….I waited eagerly for my next email.  There is no doubt in my mind that this course changed my life.


To read more and in full click on this link:- Testimonials and Feedback 


How the course works.

The course has been updated and is back: bigger and better.

The Smash the Pumpkin Project takes 10 months to complete and during this time you will receive a fortnightly email (with bonus emails thrown in) – and these will contain details of an activity or challenge for you. Some of these activities will cost you extra money which is not included in the course fee.  This is because as you work through the project you will make choices and engage with the challenges in a very different way to anybody else; but my previous clients tell me that the cost of less than £3.50 a day is a small price to pay for totally turning your life around.  It is after all the price of a large coffee or a takeaway sandwich at lunchtime

Is it finally YOUR time, YOUR time to:
feel valued,
REALLY live life and
start to believe in yourself again?

This is YOUR journey – however there will be plenty of ideas and ways to challenge yourself, and where possible, I will give you information about how to save money or to find cheap solutions to the challenges.

The entire course consisting of ten months worth of support, encouragement and inspiration costs from £997 – that’s less than £3.50 per day.
How much value do you put on regaining control of your life?

You can get a taster of the Smash the Pumpkin Project and try the first month out – just click here for further information about that offer, or drop me an email to discuss things in more depth.

I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you

Smash the myths and live your dreams!

Where does the pumpkin come into all of this?

Bundle up all of your problems and imagine them contained within a large orange pumpkin which you pop behind you on the shelf. As new problems and dramas occur, they will be absorbed by the pumpkin which swells and swells. One day, you will turn around and you will smash the pumpkin which contains everything which is holding you back. As the pulp scatters into the far distance, you will explode the myths which you have been dragging around with you and you will reveal your dreams.

As you work through the Smash the Pumpkin Project you will learn a little about my story and you will discover how I rebuilt my self confidence whilst growing your own self esteem.

Unpeel the layers to expose the person that you really want to be.

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