Merry Christmas to all my wonderful clients, followers, supporters and empowered mums throughout the world. May your Christmas be magical and full of fun, love and laughter!
Enjoy this special time with your loved ones! Take the opportunity to relax because you certainly deserve it!
May your Christmas be filled with love and laughter.
And may each day be happy in the year that follows after.
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I’m hoping 2013 was a really good year for you and your business. As you reflect on the last twelve months, take the time to recognise and reward your successes. My latest edition of Succeed discusses the importance of celebrating your achievements, as this will spur your business on. With a New Year ahead, I thought this would be a great opportunity to discuss the common challenges the mumpreneurs I’ve worked with have faced this year. I hope this article helps you conquer similar issues.
The main issues mumpreneurs continually face are a lack of time and money, but they have a...
If you have been reflecting on all the wonderful achievements and successes you’ve experienced this year, just imagine what 2014 could hold for you and your family! Have you thought about or set the goals you would like to achieve? Do you have a particular challenge in mind? Creating goals along with a plan of action could ensure 2014 is your most exciting year yet!
Take a moment to really visualise your goals: think about what you want to achieve and why. Think about how success will make you feel and consider what accomplishing this goal would mean to you. Write down your thoughts...
With a New Year looming, this is a great time to start identifying goals that will help to drive the success of your business in 2014. Here are some super ideas to help you get started!
Increase social media activity
Building social media lists and interacting more often with followers is always on the to-do list, but it can be difficult finding time to do this properly. Schedule time each day or every other day to update our profile and engage with your audience. Having time allocated in your diary will give help you to focus on this goal.
Join a networking group
2013 was always at risk of being a bit of a “damp squib”. Not only does it contain the fateful number 13, unlucky for some, it followed what was possibly the most exciting year in our generation’s history (in case you’re wondering, I’m referring to the Jubilee, Royal Wedding and Olympics!). Yet goals will still have been achieved this year, records broken, lives born and new ideas launched. So what was the best thing to happen to you in 2013?
Did something amazing happen this year? The big achievements are the easy, obvious moments to celebrate but it is often...
Preparing for Christmas is a bit like a marathon. You set off on the start line thinking how much you’ve got to do – the shopping, catering, decorating, sending cards and so on. Trying to respond to these demands whilst dealing with last minute costume dramas for the school panto can be a stitch waiting to happen! Have you considered how you’ll survive the actual day without something tripping you up?
Over time, stress can build up, especially when you put yourself under immense pressure to conform to society’s traditions and expectations. Before you have a complete...
As a busy working mum it can be difficult to get into the Christmas spirit when you are preoccupied with work commitments and family obligations. Many of my blog posts around this time of year centre on the importance of scheduling. Initially you can feel like everything is a chore but a well-planned schedule will give you the time you need to immerse yourself in each task, focus on what you’re achieving and enable you to enjoy it!
E-mails really can pile up at this time of year. Last minute opportunities could be presented to you that cannot be ignored, whilst clients could be...
Christmas is just over a month away and it can be a very stressful time, especially on your bank balance! Here are some great tips that will help you stay within budget, allowing you to enjoy a happy, stress-free Christmas.
Make a list and check it twice!
Write a list of everything you think you’ll need to purchase for the festive season. Include presents, food, drink, decorations and travel expenses. Once you have it all written down in front of you, you will be able to juggle your budget to accommodate everything you want to purchase. It will also help focus on what you need as well...
Christmas can be a frantic time for mumpreneurs who are trying to juggle pressing commitments and urgent tasks. Here are some savvy tips to help save you time and enjoy the festive fun!
Make a list
Write down everything you have to do and create a schedule to follow. Don’t leave anything to chance. Add everything to your schedule and allocate the amount of time required to get the job done.
Duplicate your list so you can set reminders across your mobile phone, computer and diary. Set reminders at the start and end of each task so you can easily move on to other jobs...
Running a successful business takes a great deal of effort. Here are some top tips to help you get it right!
Plan and plan again Setting up a new business or launching a new product takes time and good planning. Ensure you enter the business world with your eyes wide open. Be aware of the potential pitfalls and have a contingency in place if things don’t go to plan. Doing this will prevent you from wasting time, over-spending and it will focus your mind on better opportunities.
Define your brand
It can be difficult to offer something for everyone. It is often easier and more...
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