Are you at information and influence overload?

Sometimes my brain is like an internet browser with too many tabs open. It’s buzzing with ideas, to do lists, projects as well as family things – what I need to get in the next food shop and when swim training is. Not only that, it can end up full of conflicting messages and ideas, it’s like I absorb information and other people’s feelings and internalise them, turning them over and over in my head…

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You are the expert – respect your value!

I don’t really understand why I do it but I rarely appreciate the knowledge or experience I have. I’m quick to downplay any value I have by throwing up a name of someone better than me or highlighting an area I don’t know much about. This kind of attitude is crippling and stifles both my creativity and productivity. For my work (and in my social circles) I talk to a lot of fellow self employed…

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The balance of hustle and rest

A lot has been said about being a hustler when you are self employed. You only have to type the word hustle into Pinterest and you will bring up so many motivational phrases and memes all about hustling. It seems particularly synonymous with women in business with so many of these pins being pink and bearing hashtags like girlboss. I’ll admit I even had Good Things Come To Those Who Hustle up on my wall…

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Celebrate the small wins

I don’t know about you but at times it can be tough staying positive and motivated, whether this is in work life or even in home life. When things feel like they are getting on top of you, or if it seems like everyone else is more successful or more organised than you are we can end up in a negativity funk. I find this is especially the case being a lone worker or small…

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New Year, Same Me

You know that phrase, New Year, New Me?  Yeah. I’m not really a fan of that kind of sentiment.   It’s rather crazy to think that we’ll wake up changed or that somehow everything we haven’t managed in the last 30 odd years we will miraculously do, or even be, next year. This New Year craziness includes physical self improvement like dieting. Aiming to get into that pair of pre-child birth jeans that have been…

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More podcast favourites for female creatives that work for themselves

Earlier in the year I shared with you my favourite podcasts for female creative business owners and bloggers, if you missed it you can catch up here (be sure to pop back when you’ve read it). I know lots of you enjoyed it and found some new podcasts to try so I thought it might be time to share a few more. Podcasts are perfect to listen to while driving or even cooking. If I’ve…

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The juggle is real, advice for finding work/life balance in the school holidays

I’ve touched on this a bit in both the Coffee Work Sleep newsletter and The Start Up Life mailer, but I got so much good advice from other bloggers, freelancers and business owners I thought I’d share some more in a dedicated blog post. The long stretch of six plus weeks of school holidays every summer is rather overwhelming for the best of us isn’t it? We personally don’t have family nearby to help out…

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