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6 steps to create a business plan

business Dec 30, 2017

Do you have an amazing idea or vision, but lack clarity about how to turn it into reality?

Do you often feel lost or confused about where to start or what to do next?

Do you find yourself overwhelmed or procrastinating over an ever-growing, never-ending to-dolist?

A gazillion pieces

Have you ever done a jigsaw puzzle?

Imagine being led into a big room with a huge table, just like the ones you see in big corporate boardrooms - it’s enormous and fills the entire space. Now picture this table completely covered in a gazillion jigsaw puzzles, with all the different pieces mixed up.

My mum used to love doing puzzles. Sometimes I’d enjoy helping her. I remember this one puzzle, though, of a field of sunflowers.

I called it the ‘flocking’ puzzle, because the pieces felt fluffy - they had small patches of flocking on them so that when you eventually, and I stress the word ‘eventually’, put the pieces together, the images of the sunflowers had a kind of 3D...

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5 Confidence Boosters

Uncategorized Dec 29, 2017

There are all moments in life when we wish we felt more confident, particularly if we are trying something new.

Sometimes however, particularly after having children, our general confidence level can take what feels like a permanent dip – we just don’t feel as confident and self-assured as we use to – even when we’re simply trying to get on with the basics.

Worry, doubt and overwhelm can plague us – we just wish we felt more of the confidence we used to feel before.

Below, Tracey Wall, Mpower Expert on confidence building shares five steps to beginning to build greater self-confidence…

Self-confidence is so important in almost every aspect of the roles we juggle as mums and Mumpreneurs.

Confident mums inspire confidence in others whether it be our partners, colleagues, friends and more important our children – enabling them to develop theirs. 

The great news is that no matter your starting point – even if you feel you have no...

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4 ways to beat fear

Uncategorized Dec 28, 2017

We’ve all heard of ‘fight or flight’ our natural response to danger to avoid our impending doom. But as business owners we are rarely faced with life threatening situations and the fear we experience these days is more likely to be a fear of falling short of expectations, being judged or a fear of failure.

Our response to this kind of fear. whilst maintaining our dignity and preserving our image, can be disastrous when trying to grow your business. It can disguise itself as procrastination or being busy, it can manifest as self-sabotage and the result is the most excruciating frustration of being stuck and unable to grow to the next level.

Mpower Expert, Emily Thorpe, shares 4 ways to ease your fear and avoid staying stuck.

The first tool you can use is to logically identify what outcome it is that is keeping you stuck. I once heard someone talk about their fear of jumping off a diving board as a child; each time they mustered up the courage to climb up onto the...

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3 steps to greater clarity in your business

business Dec 27, 2017

Ever feel like you've lost your sense of direction?

Do you feel a bit lost?

Do you wish you had clarity?

There are lots of ingredients that come together to create a sense of absolute clarity, but for today, I'm going to focus on the first three ingredients, where clarity really begins...

Ingredient #1 - Paramount Purpose

Purpose – ‘The reason for which something is done or for which something exists1.’

  • Your purpose is essentially your ‘why’ - why you do what you do above and beyond making money. The purpose behind everything I do in my business is to make a diff erence in the world empowering Mumpreneurs, while making a diff erence at home for the ones I love most.
  • Your purpose, your ‘why’, doesn’t have to be a certain size, it doesn’t matter how big or small it seems relative to others - there is no right or wrong, only what is right for you.
  • Being clear on your purpose for being in business, is critical - whether you’re...
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2 Inspirational business talks for mums to kickstart 2018

Uncategorized Dec 26, 2017

We all have brilliant ideas and a vision of how we want things to be...

We all have the ability to make them happen...

We all deserve 2018 to be the year it really all starts to come together, take off and for success and wealth to flow with greater ease.

Here's a video to help mums in business kickstart 2018 from a place of inspiration, empowerment and doing things in the way that's right for you...

How fast are you going in your business?

Do you feel like there is always SO much to get done, and never enough time to do it all?  Do you often feel overwhelmed because you are still so far off where you feel you should be by now?  Then this one's for you...

Wishing you a great start to 2018, for you and your loved ones!

With love,

Founder of Mpower for mum in business, Award-winning business coach & mentor, author of The Invisible Revolution

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The 12 business blogs of Christmas

business Dec 14, 2017
 

Twelve brilliant business blogs for mums in business

  • Are you a mum starting or building a business?
  • Would you like 2018 the year it all really starts to come together?
  • Feel like you could do with some bite-size business inspiration to kickstart the New Year?

Then this one is definitely for you!

Towards the end of 2017, I set myself a personal goal of writing 12 brilliant business blogs for mums in business

Now this might sound like a pretty simple goal, but writing blog articles hasn't always come easy to me.  In fact, writing in general wasn't something I found easy or enjoyed, until I spent a year writing my book. 

The title of my book, The Invisible Revolution, was well chosen, as writing it took me through my very own Invisible Revolution! I had to draw on every single one of the14 Pillars of empowered success I talk about in the book throughout my journey to becoming a successful, published author (wow, never ever thought I'd be saying that one day!).

Anyway,...

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OMG...WHAT A BOOK LAUNCH!

mpower news Oct 20, 2017

Where do I begin?

It's the morning-after-the-day-before and my head and heart are still in a spin after yesterday's whirlwind VIP book launch party in London, where Graham and I launched our new books together!

They say a picture speaks a thousands words, so here's our day told in pictures, taken by the talented London-based photographer Morgana Secco, who specialises in family photography. 

You can see all of the pictures taken that day (and there are loads) in our Book launch gallery.    Can't wait to share the book launch film, once the amazing Kai Zammit has worked his magic!

So here is our day in pictures...

Arriving early at the venue, before the doors opened to receive our first guests, the day started with Graham being able to go and have a breakfast meeting with clients and my Event Manager, the lovely Amanda Flanders founder of Butterflies Business Events , here she is...

 

... inviting me to go and sit down and put my feet up, eat my toast and drink...

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My Golden Ribbon Moment

inspiration Oct 02, 2017

The story that changed my life forever

In 2002, at the age of 29, I heard a simple story about a piece of ribbon that would change my life forever.

Before I share this life-changing story, let me take you back, ten years earlier, where, as a university student, I’d already met the first love of my life - business! I was far from a rolemodel student - too many parties, drinking too much cheap beer, dancing the night away and, as a result, missing lectures.

But this said, I knew what I wanted, or rather I knew what I didn’t want.

I didn’t want to get married.

I didn’t want children.

I wanted a career.

‘Children? No! There’s no way I can have the sort of career I want and have children’. I was so convinced, I bet my university girlfriends dinner at the Ritz -the most extravagant thing I could imagine then as a poor student!

When we graduated, all my friends took a year out travelling.

But not me - I had a wonderful job all lined up and I dived...

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Why self-care matters for successful Mumpreneurs

business Sep 04, 2017

“If you are travelling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask on first, and then assist the other person.” 

This example of the ‘oxygen mask’ is often bandied around when encouraging women to think of themselves (I’ve used it myself once or twice!) But it recently occurred to me that it’s not the best analogy to use when talking about self-care. Being in a life and death situation and doing the right thing to give your child and yourself the best chance of survival is a far cry from the lack of self care that I see most mums adopting on a day to day basis.

Let’s face it on a day-to-day basis we are not making dramatic choices, we are making choices based on ease or expedition.

·         How can I get the kids to school on time? I’ll skip breakfast.

·         How can I get these emails done today? I’ll stay...

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