10 lessons from 10 years in business

10 lessons from 10 years in business

This month marks 10 years since I started my first business, and I have been working for myself in some capacity since then. It’s sometimes hard to believe that I dove into this world at the very young age of 19, but then again, it perfectly matches my personality, so those who knew me weren’t all that surprised.

I think naivety was on my side.

I was also still living with my parents, which meant that my risk was very low.

I grew up with my parents owning their own business for most of my life, I can’t remember a time where they didn’t. So I just thought that was what you did, or at least it was my dream to build something of my own.

Over the years I have faced so many high and lows, and really intense challenges from plagoisim and stealing of my intellectual property to winning awards and feeling complete fullfillment - and those things span across  the different industries I’ve had businesses in. 

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THE NO FUSS GUIDE TO GETTING WHAT YOU WANT

THE NO FUSS GUIDE TO GETTING WHAT YOU WANT

Desire. It’s vivid for all of us, whether we allow it or not, desire truly is powerful. We feel the craving to the centre of our heart.

But is it enough? 

Is the pure desire for what we most crave enough to bring it to life?

The term manifesting has become somewhat buzz-y over the past few years, and reason enough. After the secret came out all those years ago, it became more widely recognised that we may in fact hold the key to our future within.

I didn’t fully grasp and exercise the concept (and see results) until this year. I’m still learning, but I can tell you now, for the first time I’ve manifested just about everything on my vision board for 2017, and we’re only in September. 

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ARE YOU CHOOSING HAPPILY EVER AFTER?

ARE YOU CHOOSING HAPPILY EVER AFTER?

Some heart musings I had to share…

I was having a conversation with a friend recently about the rate at which different coaches grow their communities, and what in fact is the perfect combination of insights, real life and cute pictures. We didn’t really come to any neat conclusions, but what we did observe, is that for a lot of the truth speakers, it seems to take a little longer to get the momentum flowing.

In all honesty, I don’t have any concrete evidence to back this up, it just purely comes from observation, and the particular brands and people we were observing, and it got me thinking

Are we looking for the truth, or are we looking for someone to tell us we’ll live happily ever after?

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IS YOUR MEAL MAKING YOU UNHAPPY?

IS YOUR MEAL MAKING YOU UNHAPPY?

When I first started this journey into the life I now live (which is ever evolving might I add), it all begun with a cold pressed green juice and a story of a girl who totally inspired me. It was from there that my interest was sparked, and I started the path to fulfillment, first through my food.

Although I didn’t realise it at the time, what I was really doing was beginning to align with my truth. 

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MY SECRET WEAPON FOR CONSISTENT ENERGY

MY SECRET WEAPON FOR CONSISTENT ENERGY

No I didn’t say cheese-cycle. Although it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been asked!

I came across this concept a few years back when my friend Madonna introduced me to it, and over the years I have learnt more and more about how supportive it is, and I now work with it in some capacity ever day.

At the time I was struggling with managing a huge workload with my makeup business, and wasn’t in the greatest health. This concept was eye opening for me, and gave me complete clarity on how I needed to make my day work for me and my energy flow, instead of pushing against it. 

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THE KEY TO BEATING JEALOUSY

THE KEY TO BEATING JEALOUSY

When we compare ourselves to others, the issue isn’t in noticing the difference between the other person, and ourselves. We hit discomfort because we give away our power. And when we give away our power, we loose connection to ourselves, and it’s from that space that we feel ungrateful, inferior, agitated and totally out of alignment. 

We all know the feeling of looking to someone else and all they have, and the flooding rush of energy that moves through us as we’re overcome with jealousy. And lets be honest, it’s not something that is often talked about.

Because it’s one of the deadly sins? 

Maybe.

Or maybe it’s because with jealousy comes a mountain of internal shame, and no one wants to expose that to the world. 

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The Convo Club

The Convo Club

On 13th July The Convo Club met for the first time, it was a beautiful evening filled with food, laughs and heartfelt chats. Jasmin and I collaborated on this concept after bringing two similar ideas together, and birthing the idea of a ‘club’ that meets a number of times each year, and is purely focused on facilitating conversation between women. I’m talking deeper stuff, questions, thoughts and opinions on different topics. July was all about Love & Relationships. 

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Beautiful You Coaching Academy Review

Beautiful You Coaching Academy Review

I am often asked about my time studying with Beautiful You, and today I want to share with you my review of the course and the experience I had in the hopes to give you the clarity you’re looking for.

I’m so grateful to be a part of the Beautiful You community, and to have such an abundant support system in my BYCA (Beautiful You Coaching Academy) sisters (alumni), and the BYCA staff.

After completing my studies in October 2015, I have gone on to work fulltime in my coaching business, launch sold out group coaching programs and in person workshops. I’ve filled my 1:1 coaching books with the type of women I serve best, and I also won the Emerging Coach of the Year Award in the Beautiful You Coaching Awards in March 2017.

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YOUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK INTO COMBATTING PEOPLE PLEASING

YOUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK INTO COMBATTING PEOPLE PLEASING

A few weeks ago I sent an email that went a little crazy. I spoke about how I’m currently journeying through recognising just how much my life was infused with the beliefs of others, and I was beginning to come back to me, maybe even for the first time.

The response I received showed me that I’m not the only one who has been experiencing this type of re-aligning. Which is in some way nice to know, collectively we can work through this together!

For so many women, we grow up wanting to make the people who love us proud, as if as children we decided that when someone we love is proud of us, that equals love.

We decide that, we need to earn love.

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