Being able to motivate yourself is pretty essential when you’re a side-hustler, because no one’s going to do the work for you. Growing a business is a journey in learning about yourself and finding ways to motivate myself has been something I’ve learned a lot about myself this past year.Read More
For so many of us fear holds us back from achieving our real potential, in life and in our side hustles. Have you ever held back from doing something you wanted to do for fear of what others would thing pr because you were scared you’d fail? I’m guessing most people would say yes to that. Here are 3 common fears for side-hustlers and how to crush them.Read More
We all have days when we wake up feeling like cr*p, when we're lacking energy or motivation and the reality is that we can't expect ourselves to have the same levels of energy on every day of the year.Read More
Something I love to read is business books. Sure I love to loose myself in a novel occasionally but I love being able to learn something new from a book (or audio book) and put it into action straight away.Read More
Aren't these late summer evenings just magical? Last week I enjoyed an alfresco dinner in the garden, finished off with a foraged plum crumble as the evening drew into a pink sunset - perfect.
After moving to our house in the spring I was really surprised and happy to find a plum tree on one of our dog walking routes, which is currently heavily laden with perfectly ripe plums.Read More
This post is really close to my heart, I felt really emotional writing it because it took me back to those struggles I first encountered from dealing with anxiety. If for some reason you’re feeling less productive than you usually are, I really hope this post offers some tips to help you stay productive while you're working through a tricky time.Read More
Autumn feels like a time for rituals. Lighting the fire, cosy evenings in, hearty meals and of course lighting candles. Not only do I love to burn candles in the evening when I’m hunkered down next to the fire in an oversized blanket but I also love to have a candle burning as I work.
Having that lit candle on my desk seems to help me focus. I don’t know whether it’s the warm amber glow or the scent, perhaps a mixture of both. But it’s now become a work-day ritual of mine.Read More
You know those big, exciting projects that you have in mind for your business that you never start because they just look ginormous? The ones that would make a huge impact on your business but they just feel too big and you don't know where to start. Well, you can achieve those big dreams and goals, it's just a case of breaking down your projects into appetising chunks.Read More
This is a post that's felt very vulnerable to write, what if no one else feels this fear? But I know in my gut that I can't let these silly fears hold me back, because we side-hustlers have an opportunity here to unite (more on that at the bottom of this post)!Read More
I made some foraged blackberry jam this weekend and gave them some pretty floral toppers, perfect for last minute thank you gifts or just prettying-up your home - it makes them a treat to open.
This recipe is super simple and I love that you can easily find blackberries in hedge rows along country lane and footpaths during August and SeptemberRead More
I'm a huge advocate of focusing on where your strengths lay, where you bring your magic and how you make your business unique. The bits you struggle with or hate doing? Outsource those nightmare tasks. Once you've got a list of tasks you might want to outsource, you’ll need to find a supplier.Read More
As someone who could happily draw up plans all day long, has made itineraries for hen weekends complete with daily schedules and hasalways got a huge quarterly planner on my wall, I’m a huge advocate for having a plan. If you want to make stuff happen, if you want to make your ideas a reality, you need a plan.Read More
Back at the beginning of July I mentioned on Instagram that I was feeling super burned out. I’d done my quarterly planning and worked out all of the projects I was going to work on in June and then, on a whim I decided I’d move my website over to Squarespace and give myself a couple of weeks to do it. That was on top of all of the other projects I was working on oh and plus working part time.Read More
This one won’t get you wanting to lick the spoon but you will gain a new four legged best friend! My mum's dog goes mad for these doggy treats, they’re clearly super tasty. Here’s my easy dog treats recipe which will get you into the good books of many a pooch.Read More
Podcasts have quickly become something to bond over with my friends and business buddies, they’ve made me feel like I’ve got company (other than the four legged fluffy kind) when I’m working from home and they’ve inspired new ideas for my business.Read More
I'm going to sound like a hairdresser here but, have you got any holidays planned this summer? And, if not, why not? Breaks from your business are really important, to make sure you don't burn out and to feed your creativity.Read More
We all have a finite amount of brain power to spend on each day, some days it might be more and some days it might be less but either way it’s finite. Think of it as a tank of petrol. So to preserve that tank of petrol, setting up a daily routine is one of the best things you can do, here’s howRead More
A lot of the creatives that I know find organising their computer files a complete nightmare. In my podcast episode with Victoria Jowett, she said that her desktop was like a virtual brain dump. We’ve all been there right? The desktop area seems like a natural dumping ground. You save something there because you might need it soon but it soon gathers virtual dust there alongside a load of other files you thought you might need to find quickly.Read More
Focussing on self development when you’re trying to figure out how Pinterest works and get your kids to school on time, is something that often takes a back seat. A few weeks ago I wrote about turning 30 and my decision to really focus on doing what I love. In my ponderings I also looked back at everything that had shaped me and every experience that I had learned from.Read More