Some might say that I have a rather hectic life… with four businesses to run, a blog to keep on top of, vlogs to record and edit, a family to feed, a home to clean and a social life to … Continue reading Stay Organised
We’ve all been there, life is going along swimmingly, you’re juggling all of your eggs, they’re all lined up in their baskets, then suddenly there’s a tiny little shift and an egg starts to wobble, maybe it rolls to the edge of the table… Of course, you start to panic, you focus all of your effort and attention on making a flying leap to save that one egg, which probably would have been fine, maybe it might have cracked a tiny little bit but you could have scrambled it and flung it on some toast for lunch! But no, … Continue reading When life hands you a wobble, just crack on.
Or do you just want to live your life? Everywhere I look these days it’s all, #goals what are your goals? Set your goals! Achieve your goals! Live your dreams! Dreams! Goals! Dreams! Goals! Argh! Now, while I love how positive this is and I think it is important to have goals, to have something to work towards, it shouldn’t be the be all and end all. Being focused is good but you don’t want to be so focused on one thing for so long that you forget to look around and see what else is going on. … Continue reading Do you WANT goals?
“You can’t pour from an empty cup”, basically you need to fill the cup up to be able to pour from it. The same goes for you. If you’re emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, spent then you have nothing left to give and this will leave you feeling deflated. This is why you need to take the time to invest in yourself. Fill that cup back up. This isn’t all about relaxing and meditation and being all zen and calm, this is also about doing things for yourself. Things that you enjoy, taking the time to have a … Continue reading How do you invest in yourself?
I double dare you What is actually stopping you from doing that thing that you want to do? The big thing or the little thing. Do you want a promotion, a pay rise? Are you scared to send that text, email, make that phone call because you think the answer will be no? So what. It’s not the be all and end all is it? Life will still go on. Is it the rejection you fear? In all honesty what is the worst that can happen? I spent a good part of my day today fretting over sending an … Continue reading Just jump, don’t wait to be pushed
I guarantee that there are at least 10 things in your home right now that you could discard, that you don’t use, you don’t like or has been sat in a cupboard for so long you’d forgotten you had and you’ve not even missed it. Why are you hoarding these things? Are they making you happy? When you look at your bookcase full of books you’ve already read or will never read, does it fill you with joy or does it stress you out because you don’t have time to read all of those wonderful books? Imagine all … Continue reading House to Home
As you might be aware I recently published my first book – From flat-out to focused. This was, of course, an enormous achievement for me and something I am happy to tick off of my goals list. Since publishing the book I have had several people ask me how I had time to write it. The simple answer is that I found the time, I had to make the time. We have all said that we don’t have time for this or that. We’re too busy. If you really want to do something you will make the time. I had … Continue reading Time.
A few days ago I posted about my son and his financial knowledge. I included a diagram of my bank account activity and promised to enlighten you all with a follow-up regarding his insight and opinion… First and foremost I managed to coax him out of his room with promises of hot chocolate and pieces of chocolate orange. I also promised to not keep him away from GTA v for longer than 20 minutes. I sat him down, unravelled the diagram and was ready to met with gasps and ‘woahs’. The sort that conveyed his shock and bewilderment at just how … Continue reading My teenager and money
I spoke to my 13-year-old son the other day about learning the value of money. My Dad used to say this to me when I was younger every time I asked for some money for the shop and I always thought “Well, I know the value of money” whilst looking down in to my hand. “that one’s 10p, that one’s 50p, the shiny gold ones are worth £1 and the paper ones are the most valuable” His words were clearly lost on me. After many years and sleepless nights worrying about how I could budget my outgoings, I seem to, … Continue reading Does your teenager know the real value of money?