Inclusivity and Representation - Our responsibility as Business Owners

I had this post all scheduled to go and then I got scared. I had all of the ‘what if I say the wrong thing’ or ‘do I really have something useful to add to the conversation around inclusivity and diversity’ fears. But you know what - this is too important for my own ego to get in the way. If I say something stupid or offensive, let me know! I’m still very much a learner here.

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How to Reset Your Routine & Stick to it

Over the last few weeks I’ve been getting increasingly frustrated with my lack of routine. I’ve been feeling adrift, unable to motivate myself as I usually can. I’ve noticed recently that I’m struggling to focus on tasks and I jump from one thing to the other constantly, with none of the tasks getting done very effectively and a lot of procrastinating in-between.

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Practical Steps to Creating your Support Network

Building a business as a side-hustle is like immersion therapy for dealing with a whole bunch of emotions and mental roadblocks. It’s part and parcel of the journey to go through tough patches, those times when you feel like you’re peddling at 100mph but not getting anywhere or those times when you feel totally lost and realise you’ve spent a month going down the wrong path.

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On Making it Happen & Doing the work

This month I’ve been focussing on running my course Make a Plan > Make it Happen, I can’t help but get over enthusiastic about everyone’s plans and ideas. It’s fair to say that the planning is always the fun bit for most of us, coming up with exciting new ideas, committing to our dreams and deciding to go after what we really want. 

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How to Make More Time For Your Side-Hustle

We’ve all said it “I just don’t have any time for my side-hustle this week”. But what if I said this had more to do with your priorities than just running out of time? What if you were to replace that sentence with “working on my side-hustle isn’t my priority this week”. How does it feel to flip it on its head like that?

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Staying in Your Lane & Building a Business That's So YOU!

In my reflections from last year, there's one thing that keeps popping up. It won't leave me alone, it springs to mind when I'm driving, walking the dogs, in the bath! And it's a biggie: What does staying in my own lane look like? How can I do things my way? Can I find more ease in my work and do things that best fit with my strengths, ‘zones of genius’, my special sauce, if you will? How can I make my business more ‘me’? 

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Foraged Plum Crumble Recipe

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.

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SEASONALJosephine Brooks