The Optimism of a New Year

Goodness me I love a new year! There's nothing quite like a fresh calendar to spark excitement. We're now a couple of weeks into the year and it's the time that most people's best intentions begin to fall by the wayside. Don't let yours drop! For me this year it's nothing all that groundbreaking that I'll be working towards.

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Don't Emotionally Check Out of Your Business

Everyone in business knows it's stressful, there's nothing new there. Stressed and overwhelmed is sometimes good, at least you know you're still emotionally invested in your business. It's the moment that you switch over to indifference, that's when you need to get out - quick.

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Can You Work Only 4 Hours a Week?

I've just re-read the 4 hour work week. I think it's now the 4th or 5th time I've read it and every time I get something different out of it. The thing is, I fundamentally disagree with the notion that you can build a profitable, sustainable and quality business with 4 hours a week of work. From what I know, a great business takes hard work, and lots of it. However, there's some awesome ideas lying within the pages of that book.

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Naomi Simson - Living What She Loves

Yesterday I got to attend the Business Chicks lunch to launch Naomi Simson’s new book - Live What You Love. I first met Naomi in 2012. I was attending my first Commonwealth Bank Women in Focus  conference and was so excited about going to an event where I could spend 4 days with my absolute rock stars and idols.

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Reflecting on International Women's Day

Every year when International Women's Day comes around, I'm constantly reminded how lucky I am to live in the generation we are now in. While there is still so much ground to cover, like the glaringly poor recent gender pay gap statistics, I believe there has never been a better time in history to be a woman in Australia.

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Look at How Far You've Come

On the weekend I was reading about the gap in our mental state and how things actually really are. Very rarely do we live in the present moment. We're often running around worrying about things that have already happened and over analysing them and then running through in our mind everything that we've got to do in the time ahead.

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Small Business BIG Marketing

I was lucky enough to be interviewed for Tim Reid's Small Business BIG Marketing podcast! I give lots of tips on how to market your business on a small budget (I've had loads of practice!!) and how to generate lots of PR. I also talk about the journey and how our marketing for Begin Bright has evolved over the last 10 years.

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Stopping to Breathe

A lot can be said for taking a moment to breathe! I got to spend 3 days in a wellness cocoon on a Business Chicks Gwinganna escape. I feel amazing. 

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Taking a Break

I am a huge advocate for hard work. I think the saying of working smarter not harder is a myth when you're in a growth phase of business. There's no getting around the fact that there's a shit load of work to be done and the only way to get there is to knuckle down and just do it.

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To Dare Greatly

Usually I read a business or personal development book in a few days. I started reading Brene Brown's Daring Greatly about a month ago. It took so long because it's just that good.

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I Dropped the Ball

Yesterday I dropped the ball big time. Something that is not a regular occurence but when it happens, it makes me feel like I'm the worst Mum and business owner there is.

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Selling My Business

A week ago today I handed the keys to my office over and walked out the door. It was a massive moment for me, and one that I feel like I needed a grieving period for.

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Off to Istanbul

In a couple of minutes I will be boarding the plane to Istanbul and I'm feeling so incredibly thankful. Lately I daily thank my lucky stars for the life I get to lead.

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