How I’m Slowly Learning To Overcome Imposter Syndrome

The words imposter syndrome have been bouncing out at me from so many places lately – it seems just about everyone I come into contact with either has or still is experiencing it on a regular basis.

If memory serves, I’ve always brought a hefty amount of imposter syndrome baggage along on the journey of life.

But never more so since I entered the blogging world. Which is odd when you think that building something for yourself, by yourself and out of nothing should do wonders for your self-confidence!

Digging deeper that that, where does it all begin? What makes the difference between a quietly confident woman and one who, if she’s not careful, can end up constantly tripping over her own self-doubt…

Five Confidence Builders I Took Away From The Big Small Business Conference

Back in April I had the absolute pleasure of both attending and speaking at the inaugural Big Small Business conference.

My talented and inspirational friends Laura Turner and Monica Welburn co-founded Big Small Business as a community for gifted entrepreneurs… and what a community it turned out to be on the day!

When I spoke to Laura about it here, I knew it was going to be something amazing but I don’t think I quite realised the levels of amazing the day itself would achieve.

Seeing a room packed full of inspirational small business owners, bloggers, creatives and entrepreneurs, all together under one roof to listen, share and just generally cheer one another on was such a boost in itself.

I, like many of the attendees came away at the end of the day on a unabashed inspirational high and fired up to keep on keeping on!

How I Got On With A Two Day Digital Detox

If today marks the first day back to routine post school Easter holidays for you then welcome back to normality!

We only had just over two weeks off but this one felt like a really  l o n g  break. Which in some ways was good and others not so much.

Over the years, I’ve come to realise that I thrive on structure and routine – take me out of those familiar scenarios for too long and I soon start to feel a little out of sorts.

That’s not to say I don’t enjoy a break from the norm and time to switch the brain off completely. I just think I need it in shorter bursts.

So I was intrigued as to how I’d get on with a bit of a wellbeing experiment suggested by one of my favourite bloggers, Natasha from Candy Pop...

Five Tips For Putting Yourself First When The Going Gets Tough

I’m really grateful for the slow shift that seems to have happened from the Never Stop Hustling mentality to Hey…Take Some Time For You. Thank goodness and about time!

No one is capable of giving one hundred percent twenty four seven. You might be able to manage the pace for a short while but you won’t be able to keep it up without some respite.

I know the Don’t Stop, Keep Going mentality exists in businesses large and small. Just as it’s natural to want to give it your all when your business is just you, it’s equally understandable that in times where practically every industry is making cuts left right and centre, the Give Me More Effort For Less mantra is rife in just about every office I know…

From Yoga To Desk

I’m having an increasing number of conversations and reading more articles about the issue of trying to fit exercise into daily routine without too much impact on work time. The struggle is real people!

Well I have two words for you (or is it now officially one?) loungewear. Banish all thoughts of the violent pink shell suit often associated with that phrase and instead focus on your calming, happy place. 🙏

What we’re aiming…