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Reminder: No one has their ‘stuff’ together. I saw this as a meme this morning on Facebook and had to share it. For me, at least today, it couldn’t have rung truer. As I sit here writing this, my kids are fighting and not only is my ‘stuff’ not together, if I hear one more scream, my ‘stuff’ will likely hit the fan. Yesterday afternoon as I was getting ready to disappear into my office and get some work done, my husband, who is also my business partner, threw out his back. It was bad; he…

Reminder: No one has their ‘stuff’ together. I saw this as a meme this morning on Facebook and had to share it. For me, at least today, it couldn’t have rung truer. As I sit here writing this, my kids are fighting and not only is my ‘stuff’ not together, if I hear one more scream, my ‘stuff’ will likely hit the fan. Yesterday afternoon as I was getting ready to disappear into my office and get some work done, my husband, who is also my business partner, threw out his back. It was bad; he…

When I was 17, I was shy and awkward. At school, I’d sit hunched down, at the back of the classroom praying the day would be over quickly with me going unnoticed. Ironically though, the harder I tried not to get noticed, the more I stuck out, and I soon found myself popping up on certain teacher’s radars. One teacher, in particular, had taken a liking to me, calling on me frequently to speak up. And after one exceptionally excruciating class, she pulled me aside. In her opinion, I was…

When I was 17, I was shy and awkward. At school, I’d sit hunched down, at the back of the classroom praying the day would be over quickly with me going unnoticed. Ironically though, the harder I tried not to get noticed, the more I stuck out, and I soon found myself popping up on certain teacher’s radars. One teacher, in particular, had taken a liking to me, calling on me frequently to speak up. And after one exceptionally excruciating class, she pulled me aside. In her opinion, I was…

Over the last few years, I’ve created a lot of content. I love helping businesses tell their story, and I love writing articles. Even more than that, I love reading them. To me, reading a blog is like being shown the heart of the business. So, it comes as no surprise that one of the first things I do when I hit a website is to go searching for the blog. And this morning was no exception. In customer mode, I was searching the web for a service I needed for my business when I hit a website…

Over the last few years, I’ve created a lot of content. I love helping businesses tell their story, and I love writing articles. Even more than that, I love reading them. To me, reading a blog is like being shown the heart of the business. So, it comes as no surprise that one of the first things I do when I hit a website is to go searching for the blog. And this morning was no exception. In customer mode, I was searching the web for a service I needed for my business when I hit a website…

How to Have a Great Relationship With Your Graphic Designer

How to Have a Great Relationship With Your Graphic Designer

Today was my first day back in the office after almost a month away. It was an amazing month of family, travel, reflection and relaxation. By the end of it, I couldn’t wait to get back to work, energised and motivated to go hard into the new year. And then I returned and sat down at my desk. Firstly, I’d tripped over a pile of paper-work just getting to my chair. To my left a ‘to-do’ pile so high it was threatening to spill onto the floor. To my right a stack of unopened mail dating back to…

Today was my first day back in the office after almost a month away. It was an amazing month of family, travel, reflection and relaxation. By the end of it, I couldn’t wait to get back to work, energised and motivated to go hard into the new year. And then I returned and sat down at my desk. Firstly, I’d tripped over a pile of paper-work just getting to my chair. To my left a ‘to-do’ pile so high it was threatening to spill onto the floor. To my right a stack of unopened mail dating back to…

Over lunch last week with a friend and fellow business owner, my skills as a content creator were called into action. She was in crisis. Although her business was doing well, she was in a fairly saturated industry and desperate for a way to stand out. Between bites, she told me how initially she’d ruled out content creation but was starting to wonder if she was wrong, and developing a blog was the way to go. Now, usually, when someone tells me they didn’t think blogging would work for them…

Over lunch last week with a friend and fellow business owner, my skills as a content creator were called into action. She was in crisis. Although her business was doing well, she was in a fairly saturated industry and desperate for a way to stand out. Between bites, she told me how initially she’d ruled out content creation but was starting to wonder if she was wrong, and developing a blog was the way to go. Now, usually, when someone tells me they didn’t think blogging would work for them…

I used to think that one of the worst things that could happen to the person charged with being the content creator of a business, was writer’s block. Staring at a blank page, not finding the words or any new ideas. That was until I sat down at my desk at the beginning of 2018. I was getting ready to start organising our first content quarter when I stumbled upon something just as sinister as having nothing to say. I suddenly had too much to say, and it was sending me straight into an…

I used to think that one of the worst things that could happen to the person charged with being the content creator of a business, was writer’s block. Staring at a blank page, not finding the words or any new ideas. That was until I sat down at my desk at the beginning of 2018. I was getting ready to start organising our first content quarter when I stumbled upon something just as sinister as having nothing to say. I suddenly had too much to say, and it was sending me straight into an…

You can’t do it all, and you shouldn’t even try. It sounds harsh, but it’s a realisation I’d thought I’d come too, and a lesson I thought I’d learned a long time ago. It wasn’t an easy lesson to learn either. It took me almost losing everything to genuinely believe it didn’t make me less of a mother if I missed a P&C meeting or less of a businesswoman if I needed to ask for help at work. But sometimes even with these realisations, during periods of busyness or stress, the insecurities can...

You can’t do it all, and you shouldn’t even try. It sounds harsh, but it’s a realisation I’d thought I’d come too, and a lesson I thought I’d learned a long time ago. It wasn’t an easy lesson to learn either. It took me almost losing everything to genuinely believe it didn’t make me less of a mother if I missed a P&C meeting or less of a businesswoman if I needed to ask for help at work. But sometimes even with these realisations, during periods of busyness or stress, the insecurities can...

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