I'm baaack!💕 Normal service will resume on Monday when I'll be firing up the ovens for a brand new year of baking feeling recharged from all the swimming, reading and walking we've done over the last 2 weeks 🐠 Honestly, working a stupid schedule for most of the year really pays off when I can take almost a month off over Christmas and January! Self employment does have it's benefits, although I definitely don't get holiday pay sooo....anyone went some brownies? 🤣 Offer code: 2020 for 20% off until next Sunday evening as a sort of Veganuary/January sale/impending tax return deadline promotion 😂 🎉
1 4218 January, 2020
Last year I planted some Asparagus seeds that I won't be able to harvest for THREE YEARS...! 🌱 After those 3 years though, it will keep on providing for decades 👌
It's the same for building a business - too many people give up, too soon because they don't see instant gratification.
Be patient. Be humble. Keep moving forward and know that all this hard work that you're putting in day in and day out, WILL produce the results you've been looking for. Your time is coming. Do not give up ❣
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Are you struggling to get engagement on your Insta content? You may not want to hear this..but this generally comes down to the quality of your content (or lack of). People need to fall in ❤️ with your account. They need to be telling their friends ‘oh you must follow this account because….’ _
But they’re not going to do that if your account looks and sounds like everyone else’s. 🙄. If it’s safe and boring and totally forgettable. You need to create a UNIQUE voice and style.
With that in mind, here’s some tips on getting more engagement on your Instagram account. ☝️☝️☝️
Are they helpful? Do you have any to add? Let me know in the comments below. 👇
P.S. Not got a copy of my 2020 Social Media Diary & Planner yet? It will save you TONS of time with your content creation and planning. Link in bio. And you can grab a Hawaiian style diary for just £30 until Monday. Ooooh! 🍕🍕 _
Du überlegst schon seit einiger Zeit, ob du dir die Beauty Box holen sollst?? Ich sag dir jetzt mal was....
Du bist NICHT allein 💜
Es ist dein Buisness.... Du bestimmst das Tempo und ich helfe Dir gern dabei. Wenn du merkst es ist nicht Deins.. dann hörst du einfach auf!!!!!!!!! Los... Trau Dich 😉 Genau JETZT
If you are not able to think ahead and see things ahead of time you will never have control of your life.
You may be gifted, intelligent and have all the talent & potential in the world but if you can't think ahead and see what challenges, obstacles, threats and opportunities that may lie ahead of you then you will most likely never have any real control over yourself and your life.
Not having control over your life and not being able to make conscious decisions and choices will also greatly impact the quality of your life, the results you get and how people consider you.
You will be forever blaming everyone and everything for your life and sadly your life will ultimately be a mess rather than the masterpiece it deserves to be.
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The small decisions you make every single day build up to who you are. Most people think life changes with a New Year's Resolution or a major decision or something like that, but the most important things are your habits! These small decisions create the chronic issues in your life, the stuff that starts to build up and overwhelm you all at once. Make great small decisions and your life will be so much more fun!
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Self employed life is a mad rollercoaster of tasks, challenges (good and bad), experiences and emotions. It’s enriching and character-building, draining and empowering.
I’ve learned that having supportive people around you who ‘get it’, in addition to family and friends, is paramount.
I’ve also learned that mindset is EVERYTHING and a huge part of that is money-mindset.
How you deal with finance related situations in your business is completely tied into your self-beliefs, self-worth, money beliefs and all of the associated elements.
They affect how you price your work, how you show up for yourself, and how you deal with your clients around money - including asking for what you believe you deserve, setting boundaries around payment dues dates and deadlines, as well as how to deal, when those boundaries are overstepped.
This area has been the single biggest challenge for me on my 10 year journey and is one I’m finally overcoming.
Us on a spontaneous date night (thank you meme & pops!!!) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
“Oh, you’re so lucky!” - I get this a lot and don’t get me wrong I’m very fortunate. I have an amazing husband - but it’s take a lot of communication and compromise to get to this happy place. I have a great relationship with my stepdaughters mum, but it’s had it’s massive ups and downs. I have a beautiful house - it caused a lot financial strife but it’s ours, mine. A successful business - which I’ve run singlehandedly whilst being pregnant, having a newborn and now toddler.
This has been years in the making, years of hard work and it most definitely has paid off. Luck had nothing to do with it.
I didn’t make it this far on something I can’t control, I made it on my own merits. 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
3 1717 January, 2020
One of the worst things you can oblivious to is yourself and your actions.
Take a step back and look at yourself from outside perspective with no emotions attached.
Ask yourself this:
Do you like what you see?
What could you change?
What would you compliment?
Would you want to hang out with yourself?
The second you finally decide to see your genuine truth is the second you make BIG changes. •
Every single one of these events humbles me like you wouldn’t believe. Thank you and well done to @raevpetar@universe_advertising for inviting me to my first owners meeting and getting to officially open his independent business. I’m endlessly thankful. And my monotone ass can’t express it very well so have a video of an awe struck me. (THERES SO MUCH MONEY IN THIS ROOM)
My first video edit, move over Speilberg and Lucas 😂🤣😂🤣
Nail polish that really does dry in 60 seconds. I can wear a different shade every day, no waiting or smudging, just paint and go. Great for night out.
I've sat in here for days on end, the kitchen table has become my standard work spot since I have allowed my office to become one enormous 'inbox' (otherwise known as a dumping ground 🙈). Every day I allow 'tidy office' to slip off the bottom of the day's to do list....Not such a bad spot to hang out but taking a positive view of it just lets me avoid getting on with the necessary 😬
- I QUIT -
Today I sent off the documents, sealed the deal and officially handed in my letter of resignation in work 🎉 If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that I've been struggling with work since returning after maternity leave in August. I'm so passionate about speech and language therapy, but felt that work was being inflexible and less than accommodating in terms of supporting me in balancing my professional and home life. It's so sad to say in this day and age but it really does feel like you're penalised for procreating 😔For weeks now I feel like I've been stretched in every direction, and I realised I was unhappy, stressed and in fight or flight mode most of the time. Something had to give. About two weeks ago, I sat down and made a plan. I have so many ideas, so many things I know I can achieve if I just set my mind to it, but the only way to do that is to step back from the part of my life that is causing me stress, frustration and minimal satisfaction. I became a speech and language therapist to support and help families, and my current role is preventing me from doing that. And so as terrified as I am.....I'm going to go it alone, work for myself and work with families, children and schools in a meaningful way where I actually have an opportunity to make a difference. Doing this will also make it possible to carve out proper time to work on my Instagram content and ideas whilst still having plenty of protected time with my boys. Balance. I'm apprehensive, I'm terrified, I'm excited. But most of all I'm relieved and a bit empowered 💪. Change can be terrifying, but I'm pretty sure something being terrifying means it's worthwhile doing!? 🙈💪
How do you feel about airports ✈️?
I honestly love them. Usually I’m going somewhere warmer 🏖( not this time ), to see friends/family, or headed somewhere to further my career and knowledge 📖 . So, I’m usually excited.
Growing up my sister and I always took international flights to see my grandparents for the summer. We were always so excited to see their wrinkly faces. They spoiled us with McDonalds 🍔 , ball rooms, Braums 🍦, and Silver Dollar City. You could say I associate traveling with exciting times!
The one downfall to traveling is that it’s hard to keep fitness goals in check 🤰.
I work with a lot of successful business women who travel 🧳 internationally and although it’s harder to stay on track, it’s totally doable.
Here are a few tips:
1. Pack your food. All food is allowed on planes ✈️ .
2. Stay hydrated. Bring a water 💦 jug with you and fill it up after you go through security.
3. Take a stroll. Get your steps 🦶 🦶 in by walking around the airport till your flight leaves.
4. Don’t eat it cuz it’s free ✖️. I KNOW this is a hard one. Airplane snacks will not bring you closer to your fat loss goals (see current stories). They are processed, full of chemicals, filled with gluten and sometimes hydrogenated oils ( these expand fat cells ). Just say no thank you and smile real big. You packed a protein bar so that’s more tasty anyways!
5. If ordering at a restaurant, simply ask for a grilled 🐥 Caesar salad, no croutons, dressing on the side. Most restaurants will have this. In MyFitnessPal log it like this: 4 oz chicken breast, 1 oz Parmesan, 3 cups lettuce, 1/2 tbs oil ( always enter this at restaurants for cooking oil ) 1 tbs Caesar (only for lightly dipping ).
Want more travel tips? I made a free PDF for you to download on your phone 📲 ! Click the link in my bio to snag it! Also, if you are into it, I’m offering free nutritional consults for those downloading the guide! Would love to help you out with your nutrition!
Traveling ladies...(business or pleasure) what’s your biggest health/fitness struggle while away from home?
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37 1,71024 August, 2019
Today marks my first day of self employment 😱 After 9 years in corporate (which I’ve absolutely loved!), I’ve taken the leap to follow my passion and my heart. I don’t want to glorify this decision as it’s easily been the hardest one I’ve ever had to make (and caused me a lot of sleepless nights 😅) but I’m being brave and seeing where it takes me. For now, this feels right and that’s all that matters. Who knows where it will end up, but right now I want to explore some ideas and focus on my passion-project, KBT 💝 Your support will mean more than ever going forward, so thank you guys. My plans for this little space are ENDLESS, I’m so excited (and terrified). Let’s see what the future holds... 🙌🏻😅 A proper #KBTMADEMEDOIT moment 🎉