When I first had my little munchkin and I was in the process of attempting to find some sense of equilibrium in this slightly insane brave new world, the beautiful nurse we were seeing gave me some amazing, oh-so-sensible advice. And it was the kind of insight that is actually super relevant to so many parts of adulting, including this entrepreneurial journey, as well as the parenting one. To tell you the truth I was pretty shocked by the incredible intensity of just how much
Does this sound familiar? You want to build your profile and see your brand in the media, but you’re not sure if you have anything ‘PR worthy’ to talk about. You’re ready to position yourself as a 'go-to girl' and thought leader in your industry, but you don’t know where to get start. You’re keen to grow your tribe and reach the right people with your beautiful message, but you want to do it without the slimy, icky sales feeling. If that sounds like you, then lady I have made
About this time last year I was getting ready to go on maternity leave - I wasn’t actually due until early September, but by the end of June I already felt like I was 600 hundred weeks pregnant, and still getting daily morning sickness, which lemme tell you, was NOT limited to the AM, so I was COUNTING THE DAYS until my mat’ leave in mid-August. I started wrapping things up progressively, slowing down, allowing myself the time and space to lie on the bathroom floor for a few
Lately I've been getting a whole lotta comparisonitis - that nasty condition that likes to compare and contrast everything everyone else is doing with where you are. Social media is the most amazing trigger for comparisonitis - you get to see the highest of the highs that everyone else is achieving, the beautifully filtered pics of big wins, lux' lifestyles, champagne and business class. Aaaannd then you look around at the piles of laundry all over your kitchen table, the bab
I luuurve me a good goal - but the operative word in that sentence is 'good', and by that what I really mean is a 'well set' goal. It's so easy to set a wishy washy goal in your head, or maybe you even jot it down on a piece of paper, or in your diary, something like "write a book" or "get more clients". (Now, I'm going to start out with a little side note warning, if you're sensitive about language then this might not be the post for you, I'm going to say 'shit' quite a bit.
You know sometimes there seems to be waves of people experiencing the same thing in your life all at the one time? In the last few weeks I’ve had family, friends and clients all experiencing the repercussions of pushing too hard, for too long, without acknowledging the flashing lights warning them of an approaching dead end. When you’ve got piles on your plate, and you put your head down and charge on through it’s amazing how much you can get done. But there comes a point whe