This past week I had a session with one of my gorgeous private clients which, quite frankly, gave me a serious case of déjà vu. Everything that she said, every emotion she was feeling, was word for word something that I’m sure I have said and I know I have felt - particularly in the very early start up days.
I'm a big believer in celebrating each other's success and being inspired by what others are doing. I also know there is so much value in getting to know each other and learning more about the incredible mums who make up our community.
This week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Sandra and Amelia, two mums who joined forces to create A Pop Of Love Photography after identifying a gap in the children's photography space. They shared their "why", their big business lessons and their favourite hacks for making the most of their very valuable time.
Branding... what is it? What do I do? Where do I start? Arrrgghh.
These are the questions that our resident Branding and Design Expert, Kerrie Allen from Design Umbrella, gets when her clients ring her for branding help. Luckily, creating a brand that draws your ideal client to you like a magnet doesn't need to be so overwhelming.
Read on as Kerrie shares her three key secrets to getting your branding on point so that your audience gets a view of exactly who you are and what you stand for.
When it comes to salaries in the corporate world, we as women, on average, earn less than our male counterparts. Oh, I can hear what you are saying. "Old news" you think. "Tell me something I didn't know". It’s a reality that I just don't get and a logic that my simple woman brain can't quite comprehend.
For those of us who run our own businesses, this isn’t really a problem and not something that we need to turn our attention to. We write our own rules, we live on our terms and we decide the way things are going to operate… or so we think.
I have a rather sick obsession with life hacks. As someone who thrives on anarchy, I’ve become a pro at creating systems and routines to ensure maximum productivity amoung the chaos. And while motherhood and business can be a crazy juggle, the truth is that they must go hand in hand if we want to create the absolute best version of our lives.
Here are my top hacks for losing the overwhelm that comes with being a mum in business and getting closer to creating peace and harmony between family and work.
I was recently reading yet another article on mum entrepreneurs and how there is more to us than meets the eye. ‘Underestimate us at your own peril’ it implied, ‘don’t you know we are serious entrepreneurs?’ Having written about some of the myths that surround mumpreneurs myself some time ago, I totally get where the author was coming from and her motivation.
But I did start to wonder why it even mattered.
A big thing for me this year was to start recording and uploading short videos to The Mothers Den Facebook page - little tips and tricks that have helped so many of my private coaching clients and which I hope might help someone on our online community who is going through something a bit tricky.
In last week's video, I spoke about the strategies I use to combat self-doubt and the positive response that I got from it was huge.
One of the best things that came out of it was the opportunity to sit down and talk with Kate Watts, the incredible woman behind the new fashion label, Only One Ashley, in the lead up to its launch this weekend.
Dr Charise Deveney is the founder of Let’s Talk Psychology Practice and one of the most down to earth people I’ve ever met. I’ve had so much fun getting to know her and learning from her in the lead up to our first Brunch Session where she is our special guest speaker.
Here, we do a little role reversal as she very kindly allows me to ask the questions of her.
I had no idea when I took the leap and started my business that I would be setting an example for my kids around chasing dreams and pursuing passions of the heart. I didn’t think they would notice or care and the idea that I would be leading by example had honestly never occurred to me…