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    Claire Grayshan
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B E L I E V E

Flash back to 6 years ago I had just started working as a scientist for a pharmaceutical firm. I had graduated with a first class degree in forensic science with chemistry and I felt like I was going to rock the corporate world. A few years later I felt deflated and stuck. Stuck because I couldn't see how I was going to ever be in control of my own earnings, promotion, or when I worked. I knew I wanted to be a mother but not how that would fit with my career ambitions without compromising one or the other. 
I did have a belief though. I knew at some point I would have a property portfolio and be a business woman working to my own schedule and ambitions.... but I just didn't know how I would afford it. I believed that property was the way forward because after my initial investment, I would get paid over and over and over again which made perfect business sense to me.

Fast forward to today and I have a business which enables me to do the exact same thing. I earn a residual income. I don't swap time for money anymore. I work once and get paid over again. I also have a way to buy that property portfolio with my #5yearplan and be the present stay at home mother I wanted to be.

NEVER give up on your dreams. You may not have a clue how they will work out. But BELIEVE that they will. When you believe it, a solution will present itself. πŸ’•

This is my little beauty looking across Paris at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
B E L I E V E Flash back to 6 years ago I had just started working as a scientist for a pharmaceutical firm. I had graduated with a first class degree in forensic science with chemistry and I felt like I was going to rock the corporate world. A few years later I felt deflated and stuck. Stuck because I couldn't see how I was going to ever be in control of my own earnings, promotion, or when I worked. I knew I wanted to be a mother but not how that would fit with my career ambitions without compromising one or the other. I did have a belief though. I knew at some point I would have a property portfolio and be a business woman working to my own schedule and ambitions.... but I just didn't know how I would afford it. I believed that property was the way forward because after my initial investment, I would get paid over and over and over again which made perfect business sense to me. Fast forward to today and I have a business which enables me to do the exact same thing. I earn a residual income. I don't swap time for money anymore. I work once and get paid over again. I also have a way to buy that property portfolio with my #5yearplan  and be the present stay at home mother I wanted to be. NEVER give up on your dreams. You may not have a clue how they will work out. But BELIEVE that they will. When you believe it, a solution will present itself. πŸ’• This is my little beauty looking across Paris at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Any other mums out there that had kids and wondered where their dreams disappeared to....? They are still there ladies just bring them to the front. 
Yes they run me ragged half the time and yes I am totally winging it. At everything. Hair, make up, parenting, the lot. But when it comes to my business and our family future, I've got this. I have a 5 year plan which I work on every day for around an hour because I take my dream seriously well with a bit of fun sprinkled on top. I mainly work from my sofa at the magic hour when peace is restored. 7pm. πŸ’«πŸ’•πŸ™Œ
Any other mums out there that had kids and wondered where their dreams disappeared to....? They are still there ladies just bring them to the front. Yes they run me ragged half the time and yes I am totally winging it. At everything. Hair, make up, parenting, the lot. But when it comes to my business and our family future, I've got this. I have a 5 year plan which I work on every day for around an hour because I take my dream seriously well with a bit of fun sprinkled on top. I mainly work from my sofa at the magic hour when peace is restored. 7pm. πŸ’«πŸ’•πŸ™Œ
Flashback to last week.....Holiday nails πŸ˜ŽπŸ’… Best thing about being your own boss, I decide when to have a pamper appointment and a holiday means....SUMMER NAILS!

#summernails #coralnails #floralditsyprint #brightnails #holidaypamper #ownboss #wifibiz #sahm #wahm #secondhol #excited #weekaway #familytravels #goingabroad #loveaholiday #bookeditpackedit
I am on holiday and I could take that holiday off completely. But the thing is, I have a 5 year plan. My #5yearplan means I get to help people have an online business and have the time to do whatever they want with their lives and the money to help whomever they wish. It also means the same for my family. We will travel to different countries each year, give back to others and I work completely around the schedule of my family. Because I'm mummy first and foremost. 
So instead of the 60 minutes a day I do back home when the kids are in bed, to work on my business, I am currently en route in the car to day 2 of Disneyland Paris, a 45 minute drive, the kids are watching Sleeping Beauty and I am working on my business until we get there when I will be mummy all day. Because 5 year plan, I've got this.

If this sounds like anything you may be interested in feel free to drop me a line. In the mean time, I'm going to meet Princess Aurora πŸ’«πŸ‘ΈπŸ’žπŸ‘‘
I am on holiday and I could take that holiday off completely. But the thing is, I have a 5 year plan. My #5yearplan  means I get to help people have an online business and have the time to do whatever they want with their lives and the money to help whomever they wish. It also means the same for my family. We will travel to different countries each year, give back to others and I work completely around the schedule of my family. Because I'm mummy first and foremost. So instead of the 60 minutes a day I do back home when the kids are in bed, to work on my business, I am currently en route in the car to day 2 of Disneyland Paris, a 45 minute drive, the kids are watching Sleeping Beauty and I am working on my business until we get there when I will be mummy all day. Because 5 year plan, I've got this. If this sounds like anything you may be interested in feel free to drop me a line. In the mean time, I'm going to meet Princess Aurora πŸ’«πŸ‘ΈπŸ’žπŸ‘‘
Not your typical view of the Eiffel Tower but amazing nonetheless. We went up to the 2nd floor with little man asleep in the carrier and little miss reluctantly climbing the 600+ stairs with carries inbetween! Our legs were like jelly at the end! 
Last time we visited the Eiffel Tower it was just me and the husband. Safe to say it was a very different experience! Little miss loved the ice cream at the top!
Not your typical view of the Eiffel Tower but amazing nonetheless. We went up to the 2nd floor with little man asleep in the carrier and little miss reluctantly climbing the 600+ stairs with carries inbetween! Our legs were like jelly at the end! Last time we visited the Eiffel Tower it was just me and the husband. Safe to say it was a very different experience! Little miss loved the ice cream at the top!
Palace of Versailles

Incredible place of royal history. Unfortunately we weren't able to go inside. The queue was undoable with the small children and little miss had her first wasp sting here too! πŸ˜“

Parenting sometimes mean sacrifice and you can't always do the things you want to do. I get that. I used to think it was everything though. Sometimes when little miss was a baby, I would miss lunch as I was too busy caring for her. 
I realised though that I needed something that was just me. Have you heard that saying, you can't pour from an empty cup.

My business gives me that place where I can wear chic dresses and heals and be just me. I can be the girl my husband married and smash it being successful and ambitious in my business in pockets of time around being a full time mummy. This way I don't have the guilt of not being with my babies but I still have what i want and what is benefiting my family. 
What do you need to make you feel like you?
Palace of Versailles Incredible place of royal history. Unfortunately we weren't able to go inside. The queue was undoable with the small children and little miss had her first wasp sting here too! πŸ˜“ Parenting sometimes mean sacrifice and you can't always do the things you want to do. I get that. I used to think it was everything though. Sometimes when little miss was a baby, I would miss lunch as I was too busy caring for her. I realised though that I needed something that was just me. Have you heard that saying, you can't pour from an empty cup. My business gives me that place where I can wear chic dresses and heals and be just me. I can be the girl my husband married and smash it being successful and ambitious in my business in pockets of time around being a full time mummy. This way I don't have the guilt of not being with my babies but I still have what i want and what is benefiting my family. What do you need to make you feel like you?
Flashback to yesterday morning trying to get ready for our holiday and little man was pulling every pan out for me to trip over πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ Who doesn't love a kitchen re-arrange hours before a holiday in Paris?! #mumlife #todderlife #mumstruggles #familytravels #holidays #mumoftwo #sahm #wahm #littlerascals #iceskatingonpans
So some of my lovely friends were treated like royalty at this retreat in this incredible place. This was one of the perks of being a business to a level where you have helped several people become successful and helped others become healthier and feel incredible.

It is a goal of mine to get there. Is this achievable? Well they all achieved it....Why not me? Because I am a mum with young children, because I am busy with them every day, because it takes effort, because I can't brush my hair without two kids on my lap, or even brush my teeth in peace, because because because. There are always reasons NOT to do something. But that doesn't mean we should use these reasons for an excuse to not ACHIEVE our DREAMS.

I want my children to look at what I achieve and think wow if mum can do that, I can achieve my dreams. If you work consistently and have a POSITIVE MINDSET you can achieve. Its not just about the incredible pay that comes with it or recognition of achievement. Sometimes we make it about us and is isn't. It's about THEM. 
I will be there next year. Are you watching me or joining me? What have you got to loose?
So some of my lovely friends were treated like royalty at this retreat in this incredible place. This was one of the perks of being a business to a level where you have helped several people become successful and helped others become healthier and feel incredible. It is a goal of mine to get there. Is this achievable? Well they all achieved it....Why not me? Because I am a mum with young children, because I am busy with them every day, because it takes effort, because I can't brush my hair without two kids on my lap, or even brush my teeth in peace, because because because. There are always reasons NOT to do something. But that doesn't mean we should use these reasons for an excuse to not ACHIEVE our DREAMS. I want my children to look at what I achieve and think wow if mum can do that, I can achieve my dreams. If you work consistently and have a POSITIVE MINDSET you can achieve. Its not just about the incredible pay that comes with it or recognition of achievement. Sometimes we make it about us and is isn't. It's about THEM. I will be there next year. Are you watching me or joining me? What have you got to loose?
Tired mama's!! Wow not even half way through the summer hols yet πŸ˜– how are you coping?! I do love being home with them, I do love being home with them, I do love.....arghhh

I need energising first thing to let me cope with leaky nappies and injuries from toy wars before 8am 😬

Anyone else use these beauties in their breakfast or smoothie?? Cacao nibs are so full of goodness I didn't even realise. They are the basic ingredient from chocolate which we all love but they have 40 times more antioxidants than blueberries!!! They are a plant based source of iron and magnesium for a healthy heart and brain AND more calcium than cows milk! 
They are bitter so you only need a few to get the taste.

Recipe.....
Gluten free oats
Rice milk
Vanilla plant based protein (don't get me started on whey!) And warm up for about a minute....delicious. The protein is the game changer for me as it completely sweetens the oats naturally (stevia) without the need of maple syrup!

Set your day up right! πŸ’ͺand pray for my sanity...... #cacaonibs #antioxidants #breakfastrecipe #summerholidays #needenergising #wecandothis #mama #mummyto2 #sahmlife #wahm #wifibusiness #30daystohealthyliving #healthybreakfast #veganprotein #onlythebest #plantbasedmilk #justcleaneats #tryingtobehealthier #tiredmamma #earlywakeup
Tired mama's!! Wow not even half way through the summer hols yet πŸ˜– how are you coping?! I do love being home with them, I do love being home with them, I do love.....arghhh I need energising first thing to let me cope with leaky nappies and injuries from toy wars before 8am 😬 Anyone else use these beauties in their breakfast or smoothie?? Cacao nibs are so full of goodness I didn't even realise. They are the basic ingredient from chocolate which we all love but they have 40 times more antioxidants than blueberries!!! They are a plant based source of iron and magnesium for a healthy heart and brain AND more calcium than cows milk! They are bitter so you only need a few to get the taste. Recipe..... Gluten free oats Rice milk Vanilla plant based protein (don't get me started on whey!) And warm up for about a minute....delicious. The protein is the game changer for me as it completely sweetens the oats naturally (stevia) without the need of maple syrup! Set your day up right! πŸ’ͺand pray for my sanity...... #cacaonibs  #antioxidants  #breakfastrecipe  #summerholidays  #needenergising  #wecandothis  #mama  #mummyto2  #sahmlife  #wahm  #wifibusiness  #30daystohealthyliving  #healthybreakfast  #veganprotein  #onlythebest  #plantbasedmilk  #justcleaneats  #tryingtobehealthier  #tiredmamma  #earlywakeup 
Why would you do what I do?

I think as mothers and women we often put ourselves the bottom of the pile but STOP. You are worthy of success and I can help you achieve it. Let's build your asset.

#whynot #dayoneoroneday #dreams #success #reality #goals #flexiblebusiness #wifibusiness #familyfriendly #Lifestylebusiness #entrepreneur #business #motivation #crossfit #dreams #growth #learn #success #ambition #leadership #personaldevelopment #workanywhere #wifibusiness #northerngirl #sahm #familyfirst #freedom #workfromhomeperks #wahm #motivatedmama #mummy #youcanhaveboth #sahm
Why would you do what I do? I think as mothers and women we often put ourselves the bottom of the pile but STOP. You are worthy of success and I can help you achieve it. Let's build your asset. #whynot  #dayoneoroneday  #dreams  #success  #reality  #goals  #flexiblebusiness  #wifibusiness  #familyfriendly  #Lifestylebusiness  #entrepreneur  #business  #motivation  #crossfit  #dreams  #growth  #learn  #success  #ambition  #leadership  #personaldevelopment  #workanywhere  #wifibusiness  #northerngirl  #sahm  #familyfirst  #freedom  #workfromhomeperks  #wahm  #motivatedmama  #mummy  #youcanhaveboth  #sahm 
Went with the floral dress in the end!

Such a fun and inspirational day celebrating the success of the lovely @jade582208 
I get to work with the most beautiful people inside and out and the best bit is it's so much fun!
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#beautifulwomen #fierceladies #businessmama #inspirational #followyourdreams #itstartedwithjustme #nowitsaboutthem #howcanihelpyou #success #celebrations #dancing #lovedthebeats #snaphappy #familyfriendly #sunshine #sketchleygrange #amazingvenue
Went with the floral dress in the end! Such a fun and inspirational day celebrating the success of the lovely @jade582208 I get to work with the most beautiful people inside and out and the best bit is it's so much fun! . . . . . . . . . . #beautifulwomen  #fierceladies  #businessmama  #inspirational  #followyourdreams  #itstartedwithjustme  #nowitsaboutthem  #howcanihelpyou  #success  #celebrations  #dancing  #lovedthebeats  #snaphappy  #familyfriendly  #sunshine  #sketchleygrange  #amazingvenue 
Who doesn't love #napcuddles When the whole world has to slow down because you can't move. He's still my baby at 18 months and she's still my baby at 3 and a half years old.

#familyareno1 #haveitbothways #mummy #boyandgirl #snuggletime #nomakeupselfie #scruffyhair #beautifulboy #littleman #littlesnores #noginafordhere #thisishowweroll
New t shirt day! 
So with my two little monkeys this morning I was on duty as a breastfeeding peer supporter. This means I volunteer to help at a support group for mum's who breastfeed. I have been doing this for about 2 and a half years and I love helping mama's. When I was feeding my first child, my daughter, I really needed the support of this group to help fight through the problems I had breastfeeding. I love being able to give that back and I'm thankful I can be available on Monday mornings to help others. 😍

#payitforward #givingback #volunteering #breastfeedingpeersupporter #feedingbabies #helpingmamas #Lifestylebusiness #goals #entrepreneur #business #motivation #dreams #growth #learn #success #leadership #workanywhere #wifibusiness #northerngirl #sahm #familyfirst #freedom #workfromhomeperks #lifewithlittles #mumlife #wahm #youcanhaveboth #sahm #wahm #meetingnewfriends #longeaton #breastfeedingsupport
New t shirt day! So with my two little monkeys this morning I was on duty as a breastfeeding peer supporter. This means I volunteer to help at a support group for mum's who breastfeed. I have been doing this for about 2 and a half years and I love helping mama's. When I was feeding my first child, my daughter, I really needed the support of this group to help fight through the problems I had breastfeeding. I love being able to give that back and I'm thankful I can be available on Monday mornings to help others. 😍 #payitforward  #givingback  #volunteering  #breastfeedingpeersupporter  #feedingbabies  #helpingmamas  #Lifestylebusiness  #goals  #entrepreneur  #business  #motivation  #dreams  #growth  #learn  #success  #leadership  #workanywhere  #wifibusiness  #northerngirl  #sahm  #familyfirst  #freedom  #workfromhomeperks  #lifewithlittles  #mumlife  #wahm  #youcanhaveboth  #sahm  #wahm  #meetingnewfriends  #longeaton  #breastfeedingsupport 
Mint and cucumber Infused water. Love.
2 of these bottles a day is my RDA. Bit more in this heat. Helps me keep track if I put it in a bottle. Spam me with your fave hydrating recipes!

Keep hydrated people!

#keephydrated #freshmint #pickedfromthegarden #cucumber #waterbottle #waterrda #hotweather #bpafree #kidsloveit #novelty #wifibusiness #wahm #sahm