5 Reasons why books should be in your start up budget.

If you’ve read my book, then you know I talk about building a realistic budget for your start-up venture – effectively an ‘essential needs’ versus ‘nice to have’. One thing I suggest you allow for in your budgets is resource books.  In other words, books that will give you knowledge and inspiration to grow your venture. And here’s why: You might find your self utilizing social media for information but that can… Read More

Don’t know what you want to ‘do?’ Here’s the one question you need to ask yourself.

I hear it time and time again, “I don’t know what I really want to do.” This question starts when we are really young with adults (who are probably really unsure of what to say to kids) asking us either what do we want to do or what do we want to be. Then it continues to be a question that is thrown at us as we progress into secondary school when… Read More

4 Steps to turn your dreams into reality

We all have dreams about things we would love to do right?  But how often do they stay as dreams – I’m guessing once you are bogged down with family life, probably a lot more often than you care to admit. I get it, family life can be exhausting, time consuming and expensive.  So that brief moment when you fleetingly dream of being on a deserted island with a cocktail in hand… Read More

Why multi-tasking is an occupational hazard and not a desirable achievement.

Many of us mothers see multi-tasking as an occupational necessity and some are really proud to be huge achievers of this.  Let’s face it, how many times do we see or hear the comment that women are so good at multi-tasking, quite often to the derogatory detriment of the men in our lives.  We believe this is something that we should aspire to be good at or believe that by gender default,… Read More

When you want to give up on your dreams, think of Beau.

I walk a husky on a regular basis who being very prey driven, loves to hunt and catch mice.  Beau is extremely successful at achieving this. Now let me give you a bit of context here.  Beau is not freely wandering the Siberian wilderness under his own steam with all the time in the world.  Beau is kept on a lead (he’s an escape artist, he has myself and Lily legs close… Read More

The only reason you are sacrificing your true calling.

You are bored, unsatisfied and probably need some extra income.  Your heart is singing out to try something new that will excite you, stimulate you, allow you to be around the kids and be your own boss.  Sounds fantastic.  So why then do you end up looking through the job ads looking for something you can do standing on your head, giving endless justifications for stomping on and sacrificing what could potentially… Read More

How DIY taught me a valuable lesson

There’s a misconception that anyone in the therapy field has their shit together and sails through life with rose tinted sunglasses.  Yeah well, I wish.  The truth is, we are humans with some decent knowledge and tools in our work belt that most of the time we use in our own lives but occasionally, we lose the belt and spit the dummy out.  As professionals however, we are always seeking out valuable… Read More

Why Facebook groups have celebrate days

One of the things that I encourage my clients to do is increase and/or change the way they build relationships and connections.  Finding an online social media tribe that resonates with you or that has the help and support you may need is up there at the top of my list of suggestions. I’m a member of a few online groups and for the most part, these groups will generally have some… Read More

Technology, your new best friend.

There is no question that the workplace for women has changed and evolved dramatically over the past few decades and on the whole, for the better. And whilst there has been improvement in some countries in regards to working practices for mothers returning to work, there is certainly much room for improvement.  There are still many barriers in place for those mothers seeking to return to their careers, with statistics scarily high… Read More

The School Holiday Conundrum

As I breathed a contended sigh of relief of a return to routine after the holidays, I got to thinking about how many people I have spoken to over the years that have perceived school breaks as a barrier to progressing other areas of their lives.   So, school holidays, how do you deal with that one?  Just when you think you have an ideal job come up or an entrepreneurial  business… Read More