Are you doing things the best way or are you afraid of change?
The other day I was speaking to a few entrepreneurs who were saying how uninspired they felt. They enjoy their work, but when they come to do it, they just feel… ‘meh’.
So, it got me thinking, what do I do when I feel the inevitable ‘meh’? Well, quite honestly I take a break until I feel inspired again, which doesn’t really take a long time.
Are you doing things the best way or are you afraid of change?
When I first started my professional career, an agenda seemed like an awful formal and pretentious thing to do. I hated doing it. There was something that felt weird about being so structured. Somewhat robotic.Read More
I think the thing is with decision fatigue is that it is one of those things that people talk about quite a lot, but we do not implement it do we? We see these excellent blog posts and these inspirational people talking about all about streaming our lives and automating and outsourcing but how much of that do we then go away and use?Read More
So, 2019 is fast approaching.
We tend to look at the New Year as the time to set new intentions, make new plans and dream up new goals for the year ahead - whether that be in business or life.
And it’s great to look to the future, to manifest all of the beautiful things you dream for your life.
By writing down your goals for the year to come, you gain clarity, manifestation becomes easier, and your dreams will become your reality.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at our 5 top planners to help you manifest and achieve your goals in 2019.Read More
So do you remember that beautiful business plan that you spent hours creating? Where is it now?
When we start a new venture, we begin with a plan, more formally known as a business plan.
But what is the real purpose of that business plan? Well, if you are going corporate style, it will be most likely to secure investors. But if you are going it solo, one of the most fundamental purposes for a business plan is to serve you, the Founder.
Ah, it is that time of year fast approaching. Christmas. When do you start your gift buying process? Are you a two days before Christmas kind of person or do you have it all tied up by the end of Black Friday?
Either way, buying for an entrepreneur can be tricky. But do not worry, we have you covered. In this post, we are sharing 26 gift ideas for the entrepreneur in your life.Read More
I think it is safe to say the C word now right?
It is, of course, Christmas. But before we drown ourselves in mulled wine and mince pies, there are a few things we want to talk about. And that is the Christmas prep.
You see, I think a lot of people almost fear to have a break. Either because they are scared of their workload when they return or they are concerned about leaving it be.Read More
Time is a precious resource that is so often wasted. But, we do not think people waste time intentionally.
It just seems that time management (along with other things) is never widely taught to us.
And while we are not entirely onboard with the saying: "time is money" (there are so many things we dislike about that saying). Time is opportunity.
So with that being said, time management is an incredible skill to acquire. But the question is: how?Read More
Selling is simple. All you need to do is create something someone needs and then tell them about it. We have said this before, and we will say it again. It is just a straightforward way to look at a typically complicated process.
But today we are going to focus on the latter. The ‘telling them about it’ part. This mostly comes down to creating brand presence. Ideally, when you approach someone whether that is in person or through an advert, you want them to hear of you, or be familiar with your brand.Read More
Arguably, one of the biggest perks of being a remote worker is that you have full control over your working day.
As well as writing blogs, creating graphics, and scheduling social media, the organisation makes up for a big part of my role as Virtual Office Manager, and my love for organising is part of the reason that Ben asked me to join the Squad.
With this in mind, we thought it would be fun to give you a little insight into my mind - how I keep my day organised and get everything done while wearing so many virtual hats.
The entrepreneur’s journey is a well-known one nowadays. It starts with an idea never before conceived, a genuine insight borne out of a unique perspective. And it ends… well, there’s a long way to go before the journey ends in either success or failure.
In the middle, there is the struggle. A struggle to take the idea and make it into a reality. Hiring a team, building a product, and making sales. These are the core activities that dominate the brains of the leadership team. HR documentation and regulation compliance... not so much.
And fair enough, it’s not likely to be the thing that makes or breaks the business. But it is crucial - for the following 3 reasons.Read More
Creating a business is scary.
So in this post, we want to share with you how not be affected by others opinions. Because mental resilience is such an important muscle to exercise. Starting with you…Read More
We get it; business is scary. There is so much to think about it. From clients to employees, even your email can be a daunting place.
The fear that you are feeling is something you have learnt. You have learnt this fear. You were not born with it.
In this post, we are going to look at some of the most common fears in business, and we are going to give you another option. An alternative way of thinking.Read More
Why do we want money? No seriously, think about it.
It is not the paper itself, is it? It is the energy we give it.
Let's break it down.Read More
The thing about the to-do list is that it can be a little overwhelming. For some of us, it serves as a motivational tool, a way of 'downloading' our thoughts and putting them into list form, which can be quite therapeutic and can help us work in a flow state.
In this post, we are going to address the anxiety that can come from a to-do list, and we are going to drill down on how to eliminate it. The main places anxiety seems to seep from is procrastination, overwhelm and fear of failure.Read More
We had so much to share in our first blog post looking at how to recharge over the weekend: ‘19 Ways You Can Charge Your Energy To Increase Joy At The Weekend (Pt 1)’ that we had to make this one a two-parter.
Kicking off with the shower...Read More
Chloe and I recently spent half a day wandering around Winchester City, exploring through the streets and discovering new places we’ve never come across.
Having lived in small towns around Winchester and both having studied in Winchester’s colleges and universities, it’s a place we’ve both come to know and love for so many reasons.
Winchester is the home of so many of the small businesses we love and support. So today, we thought we would share with you some of our favourite places in Winchester…Read More
When the weekend swings around after a long week, it can be rather tempting to slump into the sofa all weekend with little plans of moving. And while that may be ok to do, it is not something that is sustainable to do every weekend. Luckily, there are many ways to recharge over the weekend to set yourself up for a happier and more joyful week.Read More