A little over 8 months ago, I decided to make a change. I left direct sales so I could be fully committed to pursuing my passion of crafting and running my Etsy shop. I was so scared because while I wanted to help continue to our family's income, I also wanted to just be happy and not stressed over work all the time.
And an amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy. Your life literally slows down. You stop wishing for the weekend. You begin to live each moment and you start feeling like a human being. You just ride the wave that is life with this feeling of contentment and joy. You move fluidly, steadily, calm and grateful. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born.
I'm so lucky to be able to stay home with my kids, enjoy what I do, and still provide financially. And I want to say thank you... Thank you to everyone who has liked and commented on my posts, to my followers, to those of you who've made purchases, to those who just watch quietly, and to all of you who've been cheering me on from the beginning. I am incredibly grateful for all of you. 💜
When I became a mum one of the things I really struggled with was that I could no longer afford things, and that anything big or substantial my husband would have to pay for :( I had a become a stay at home mum and felt like I had no purpose or identity - the money guilt and frustration of not being able to buy or treat myself or the people I loved was really tough for me especially when it came to Christmas and birthdays.
BUT do you know what.... It doesn't have to be like that and you don't have to feel like that. One of the best things about this business is that it gives you the opportunity to build your own successful online business that pays you without changing anything else about being a stay at home mum #BYB#TeamBYB#workingmum#businesswoman#mumboss#businessandbabies#entrepreneur#mumof3#mumentrepreneur
We struggle. We argue. We get upset. We face challenge after challenge. We feel like giving up too. •
Many times over the past three years we have felt like giving up. It’s been a journey learning to serve others, experience and commit to massive personal growth, and continuing to put our marriage first. •
We are human too. The only thing that has kept us going is our commitment to our family, each other, and love. It’s messy and I hope you know if you too struggle YOU are not alone. •
I am forever grateful to this industry for allowing us to put our marriage first and giving us the tools and support to never give up. We don’t want an ok marriage and an ok family life, we want more and it’s because of this opportunity we are able to seek more. •
I’m learning to embrace the struggle and let it create opportunities for growth and learning. I vow to always be transparent and open with our business, our marriage and all we go through in hopes it will inspire others to never give up and also do the work. Because - my gosh is it work, but it’s always worth it. 💓
Moments like this make my heart melt...we don’t get these moments back so we have to make the most of them and treasure them.
Never again am I going to sacrifice my time for a job that makes me miserable. All you have to do is find the right vehicle to take you where you want to be. .
Is this YOU? 👇🏻 do what you love then you will never have a problem with Monday’s again..... I see this so much on Social Media!!! The Monday Morning blues 😪
I say sack the boss and escape the 9-5 job like I did 4 years ago now!!!! What an amazing 4 years of freedom. I’ve travelled to so many places, had so many experiences, built some awesome friendships, made some fantastic money and even had a baby 😂
I didn’t stick with my first company, even though I had great success with them as for me something was missing! We have to kiss a few frogs 🐸 before we find our Prince 🤴 right? And our industry is the same!!! I’ve found what I was looking for in March this year, THE TEAM ✔️ THE PRODUCT ✔️ THE COMPANY ✔️ THE CEO ✔️ THE BUSINESS MODEL ✔️ by joining our team you will learn from some of best in our industry!!! 🏆
July was a record breaking month for us! August is looking to be even bigger! ❤️🙏🏻❤️ Why? Because we have a phenomenal product that is changing lives!!! You can’t get much better than that right 👌🏻 it’s all about the product...... Our business is global, it’s for men and women, we have the training, the customer and consultant support so COME ON 👍🏻 an hour a day is all it takes to get started!
It’s time to take the first step 👣
Just DM me and say hi 👋🏻 .
Sometimes in life, you gotta give yourself a little pep talk.
You’ve got to be your number one cheerleader and believe in yourself every.step.of.the.way! Because if you don’t believe.... why should anyone else. .
Chapter 2019. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
After an epic few days away with these queens 👸🏼 I’m super excited to know that the next time we all walk on stage it will be as National Marketing Directors. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Connecting with like minded, inspired and empowered women has made me even more determined to help more women be the best versions of themselves. 💕
Want to join us on stage next year?
The only way is to believe in yourself and take those steps towards you goals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Doing the same thing for the next 12 months and expecting different results.....is insane 😉
I am looking for people who want something more- be that an extra income, or a whole new way of life.
I am looking for people who: 🌟Are ambitious 🌟Want to earn an extra income around their current work and commitments 🌟Hate working 9-5
🌟Are fed up of working on their boss’s dreams instead of working on their own
🌟Who don’t want to have to set their alarm clock for the morning
🌟Who want to have the freedom to do what they want when they want.
No more asking for time off work for a holiday, no more sitting inside an office on a sunny day, no more being told what you can and can’t do or when you can do it.
I want to help you build your own business, sack the boss, and give yourself and your family a life of FREEDOM! ⚠️ Warning- this opportunity involves intense rebuilding of personal self esteem and belief in own potential.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, send me a message on here or email me: email@example.com💌
I will reply to all of you TODAY!
It’s time to create a better life ✨
Liam’s reaction when we told him about his upcoming travel adventures!😍Guyyyyys!! I legit just realized that we are going on THREE trips in the next 60 days with this little dude! If you have any tips on traveling with babies I’ll love you forever if you’ll share🙏🏻👇🏻.
Trip #1 - Buckhorn Ranch Mountain Trip🏕🤠.
Trip #2 - Boston MA & Bermuda👙⛵️🛫.
Trip #3 - San Diego CA☀️ & Disneyland🎠
This is the face of a new momma who just got kicked by her lil bean growing inside her. Who has worked 12 plus hours a day for several weeks launching a new part of my business. Who struggles with guilt that I let others make me feel for my hard work. Truth is I feel great. I feel like a superwoman who CAN do it all. A badass wife, a dedicated friend and a fierce momma. When I can’t I’ll outsource but trust me I’m not there yet. 5 days to 20 weeks and I’m slightly surprised the anxiety hasn’t kicked in. How will I not loose myself? Will I still be a free spirit? Will I still be a successful woman in business? Can I be a good mom and continue to grow my businesses? Will I find a new balance? Will I still be able to travel the globe with a baby in tow? Somehow even how heavy these questions are to myself I just know it will all work out. That the universe will show me a path that makes sense for me. I often times find myself not telling people how I plan to do it as I am nervous of their judgmental faces. That yes I plan to Do it all still. I will rearrange and delegate when necessary. That thank god this fertility business is over and we can resume our traveling dreams. That some days I will still log a 16 hour day of work and not feel mom guilt because that means I can take that trip to Peru I’ve been dreaming about as a family of three instead of two. I look to surround myself with people who vibe with me. #newbalance#bringiton#frequency#vibewithme#newmomma#businessandbabies#centered
Happy Friday! 🎉 Not only do we have cozy baby and toddler blankets, but we also carry cute and cozy lovies! We are just loving this teal floral + coral minky one. 💙🧡 There are 2 of these available in the shop (link in bio).
Each lovey is handmade in Michigan, and is designed small enough to fit in a purse or diaper bag. Our loveys are created for little ones to carry close without having them drag on the floor. They are the perfect snuggling companion for your little babe.
One of the things I love most about my business is how family friendly it is! ✨
Not only is it ok to take my baby girl to the conference it’s encouraged. There’s a family room and EVERYONE has offered to help make my life easy. I usually get nervous about taking her places for a while on my own but I’m actually excited about taking her to the conference “!
Guess the only thing left to do is find her outfit for the glitter ball! ✨
What about this one?! We can twin 💗👩👧
We’ve been at the local soft play centre since 9.15am, I must be mad! The plan is to wear the little monkeys out so they have an early night and I can make a dent in my HUGE pile of orders! Hats off to all the mums juggling business and babies this summer, it’s certainly tiring! I’ve been making loads of these bracelets, they’re great for kids to wear if you add your contact details in case they wander off 👍🏻 #mumboss#businessandbabies#softplayhell
Let’s get the fun back! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today, while at marketing school, I had a huge breakthrough moment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When I became a Mum, as with most first time mums, life totally changed. The first three months were a learning curve and it was highs and lows. Nearly 6 months on ive realised I’ve got to a point in my business and my relationship where something was lacking but I couldn’t put my finger on it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Light bulb moment - ive lost the fun in my life. Everything has become so god damn serious.
Is this what Mum life is like? All serious, paying the bills, managing money, sleepless nights etc etc.
well if it is, I don’t want it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Time to inject some fun and sunshine back into life ✌🏼☀️
🗣🗣🗣 You guyyyyzzzzz
This is me just “working” in my hotel aka catching flights ✈️ ✈️ playing in makeup before I go hang with some hot babes 😆🤸🏾♀️🙌🏾 💋
▪️ 💖 I'm curious.... If you got paid a fat 💲500 or more every month (hello wallet 😉) on top of DAILY deposit(s) to wash ya face, play in makeup, take selfies & share your faves would you consider the job? 🙋🏼🙋🏽🙋🏻 ▪️
Comment with a simple “YES” if that's you & I'll send you the details about what I do! 🙌🏾💕 #youniquecon2018
What a week! Finally reunited with my handsome boy for the next 3 days(my favourite time of the week).
Grateful to be able to spend time with him and catch up with some emails regarding the business. What are your plans for this weekend?
I love that I can take Maisy with me wherever I go to do ‘work’ this is why I joined this business in the first place. I wanted it to work around me and my family.
I was sick of a ‘job’ interfering with watching Maisy grow into the amazing little girl that she is! .
My Why 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So obviously this is not a photo of me and parker but it beautifully represents everything I’m building to achieve. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Everything I do is for us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To give us an exciting future as a family.
To give us more choices.
Building your own business can have its struggles but choose your hard. It might be hard now, but it’s harder working for someone else to build their dreams instead of your own.
The other day I shared that your inbox is a list of other people's priorities, not yours.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
From the DM's I got (thank you!) this really hit home, so here are my top free ways to stay on task with less effort:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✓ Make a list of your top 1-3 goals for the month. Put them up in your workspace so you keep them in mind.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✓ Start your workday with 5 minutes of quick journaling on why they matter to you. Your WHY matters as much as HOW you'll get them done.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✓ Set a timer when you check email so you don't get sucked into hours of replies. Quit the app and turn off notifications when you're done this time.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✓ Set a limit to the number of things you're "allowed" to put on your daily to-do list. Mine is four. After that, items are pushed to the next day. I can always work ahead and now I don't feel like I'm permanently behind.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✓ If your phone is a big temptation, put it in another part of the room so you have to physically get up to check it. Making it a tiny bit harder to check makes me a lot more productive.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And make sure you take time off regularly! If you work 7 days a week, you're going to waste time because you need downtime. Have some fun, it's summer, damn it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Goodbye rain ☔️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m outta here for a few days! Perth can keep this miserable weather, I’m heading east and hoping some nice walks on the beach will do me some good! My skin and lungs need some sea breeze.....plus a few cocktails with some of my girls 🙌🏽
Happy Hump Day Everyone 🐪
I used to remember when I worked in my corporate job that hump day would be a thing in the office because it meant the weekend is within touching distance and we would have TWO WHOLE DAYS OFF to spend with our families and friends.
I am so glad that isn’t my life anymore. Even when I went down to part time hours after having Maisy I still missed out on so much and even though I had an extra two days, I was so tired we didn’t really take much advantage of those days off. I couldn’t see any other way of working except from until I was 70 (another 40 years) for a tiny pension and missing the best years of my life.
So now I’m going to work my BUTT off for the next 5 and then sit back and enjoy life! Because why the hell not! There is more than one way of working and thank goodness I’ve found it! .
No drama please ✌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ergh this is something I used to attract on a regular basis. A few years ago it seemed like one thing after another and because I’m rather outspoken I always seemed to get dragged into these things. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Something I learnt during the past few years is that you attract what you put out. So I had to have a long look at myself and think, I’m I putting this drama out to attract it? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Needless to say, I cut out an entire group of ‘friends’ and all that drama went away. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Think to yourself, is this group of people I surround myself with worthy of my time? Is it constant drama and do I want to attract that? It’s ok to cut people out if they do not serve a positive purpose in your life.
No drama please ✌🏼
My creative juices have been anxiously wanting to come out and play, but this summer has been crazy. With 4 children (3 of them being wild and crazy), it's been one thing after another. I started working on another batch of goodies, though, so I'm hoping it doesn't take another month to get it done. lol
Have YOU had a busy or relaxing summer so far?
Getting ready to head out on stage in front of 16,000 people with this guy by my side!!
(Aka - I’m holding his hand for dear life so I don’t fall while dancing)
Bet you all wish you could witness that little situation, huh?! 💃🏻😂
“Each person carries within their core the birthright of creative freedom, which, when organized and orchestrated, is the most awesome force on earth. “
I think I can genuinely use the term #blessed with this image... that time I was flown to the #Maldives to capture a beautiful love story 💕 .
Bella was 5mths old and breastfeeding 🤱 Working like a boss with a baby in tow 👊 .
Wearing @warriorsofthedivine @foreversoles