Say goodbye to burnout - 16 Top Tips To Help You Create A Business Without Sacrificing Your Health Or Sanity.

So you’ve been doing this online biz thing for a while now and you’ve come to realise how much work it takes.

You may of come to realise it is so much more than just popping up a selfie saying buy my thing and the money rolls in. Oh no.

I hear you, you are starting to get tired.


When we have our own business it can seem that we are always switched on. Thinking about the next task we have to do. Seeing clients. Showing up on social media. It is very energetically draining especially in the early days when we wear many hats.


I have been through it myself I suffered burnout big time back in 2013 I was about to have my third baby and I was tired. Resentful and just had enough of working for myself you can read that blog post here.

So I get it I really do but I really wished I knew what I know now. Or even sat for a minute to give myself a break. Took the expectations off my OWN shoulders.

So today I want to give you some really valuable tips how you can run a business without feeling like you are sacrificing your own sanity or values in life.


You are the CEO always remember that. If you are not taking care of your own needs and scheduling time for yourself you can not run a sustainable business. Sacrificing sleep to hustle to 4am then getting up at 7am is not going to work in the long run. And lets be honest. You are probably not preforming at your best when you are feeling like an exhausted pigeon.


MOVE your body. Stagnant energy is moved on energetically. You will stop being in consuming mode and your brain can go into creation mode! Awesome hey?! Sitting for long periods of time is not good for the bum or the brain!


Don’t like doing something in your business? Is it taking 10 hours when it would take someone else 1 hour? Outsource as quickly as you can in your business. No budget to do so? Look on Fiver or maybe exchange services with someone to benefit you both! Don’t get stuck on putting your energy into something that feels draining.


Schedule in social catch ups. No more living in your little bubble ok? Make time to talk about something other than business! Our friends and family are the ones that lift us up. Go fill your cup! Feeling isolated? Step out of your comfort zone and find local events / communities you may want to participate in.


Boundaries with time. I myself got caught out with this one. Stick to a time daily where you log off. No more social media. No more responding to clients enquiries. Set a time that works for you where you are still able to log off. Go spend time with family, chill out or read a book. Tired pigeon remember?


Find something that lights you up that is not work related. A new hobby, a craft? Unplug and relax.


Go outside! Fresh air. Vitamin D. The ground to centre and ground your energy. Need I say more?


Set achievable goals feeling like you are always chasing the next thing and the next thing is going to have your adrenals going CRAZY! Set small goals in your business and tick them off one at a time. I would rather you do 2 things really well and see it from start to finish than have the stress and 20 unfinished projects at all times.


Change your routine up I get so uninspired and BORED when it is groundhog day. Change up your weekly schedule when you are starting to feel restless! This could even mean taking the laptop to a cafe instead of sitting at the desk.


A YOU day once a week. No plans. Just you doing what you want to do. Have a social media detox for 24 hours. Watch how inspired you come back!


Set time for certain things to reduce procrastination or being distracted. So checking emails at 3pm. Set aside a chunk say 45mins if your emails are really red hot. Then that is it!


Surround yourself with good people who understand your vision. This one is huge. Working as a solo entrepreneur can be really isolating. Reach out and connect with like minded people. The energy boost will serve you well!


HAVE FUN! If you can not be yourself in business. What are you even doing?! Make sure you bring laughter and fun to your business model. What does your brand look like? Is it engaging and fun? Does it light you up? If it doesn’t how can other people get excited about what you have to offer?!


Take note of your values and stick to them? What does your day look like? What is important to you? Is it making sure you sit down as a family and eat by a certain time? Having your own boundaries in place and knowing what your day looks like makes it a lot easier to take the pressure off. Creates expectations for when you are “working” and when you are not with clients as well. They will just start to realise after 8pm you are not available!


Know that you can not do everything. This was another big reality check for me. My business was actually moving a lot slower because I was doing EVERYTHING! Prioritise what matters. All of the time!


Remember why you started in the first place. When I get low vibe and think nope nope I want to run and hide. I think about why I started in the first place. For me it was to support other women so they could pursue their passion and get paid for it. So that is changing lives right?! And to be able to support my children while being present. I also read my client feedback. That usually lives me the reality check I need that if I give up I am actually doing a great disservice!


Remember the whole reason you started was to create a better quality of life for yourself. Running your own business does not mean you need to sacrifice your health in the meantime. Their will be no huge pay off when you finally get there financially if you do not have your health.



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Be kind to yourself. You’ve got a big job to do. The world needs to see you shine.

If you are struggling in your business to make it all work I invite you to get in touch I would love to support you in any way that I can.













Message, Passion & Purpose. How Do I Find Mine?

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You know you are here to do something big. To be a change maker. But right now you don't know what it is you are meant to be saying and to who. 

But you have that drive in you. That fire in your belly niggling at you not allowing you to forget that you indeed have a purpose.

Your life your experiences your lessons. Have been for a higher purpose. 

You are right. We all have a purpose. We all have a story to tell. We all have the ability to change someone's life. 


 I want you to live a fire fuelled life. I want you to feel more connected to what you do. I want you to fulfil your passions. I want you to be abundant from doing something that you love. 

So how is it that you find what your passions are? What is your purpose?

People have been asking these questions from the beginning of time and will continue to do so for 100's of years yet. So you are probably wondering how is it so easy for some people to just tap into what they want to do, live out their passion doing something they love and get paid for it!

Well, they are no different and I am one of those people. I will let you in on the little secret of "them" people.

The ones who seem so connected to purpose and have such a strong message.

They are not scared to try something new. They are the ones that find something amazing and want to tell everyone about it.

They have gotten their hands dirty and weren't afraid to try and fail. They are seekers of information. To better themselves. To try a new modality. To want to heal from their shit. To emerge themselves in new things.

Pretty much we are like little earth sponges. We want to learn all of the things. We are seekers of knowledge. 

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As women when we have experienced something great it is our nature to share. To talk about it. We do this without even realising sometimes. So this goes hand in hand with having a passion, a message and a purpose. 

I am not going to be able to hand you a magic pill today and say here. Off you go here if your souls calling. 

But what I can inspire you to do is to emerge yourself in everything that takes your interest start talking about it. Open your voice. 

Want to learn more about spirituality. Do it. 

Want to learn more about crystals and essential oils. Do it. 

 

Passion comes from something we are personally obsessed with right?

 

Once you let yourself explore without any expectations. Then the magic happens. 

You realise that you yourself have a story. That you also have lessons that other people need to learn from. Once you emerge yourself in information you will see HOW you want to help people. 

So my advice for you today is to own it. Own your own worth. Own your stories. Own the good stuff and the not so good stuff that you have experienced. Know that people want to hear from you. You are doing them a disservice by not shining in your own light.

Open yourself up to just being raw and real with the world.

Go and explore the things that light you up. 

Don't be afraid to fail. You got this baby. Go light the world on fire. 

Boundaries & Pricing How They Go Together.

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Clear boundaries on pricing and why? 

Are you charging enough for your time?


What if I told you, You do have TIME & Money to get a massage once a fortnight?


The topic of money with soul entrepreneurs can be a touchy one because we all come from a place of heart and value and feel our clients NEED our service so we try and be assessable to everyone.
This is true to an extent but what happens here is the line gets very foggy and a lot of people end up working for free or over give in their service.


This means creating a session for a client who gets a, b, c they know they are going to get these services and outcomes from you in the session and are happy with your rate. BUT then after the session, you email them 10 pdfs workbooks and add on a follow up free session.


Sound familiar? This example is from someone I have actually worked with as a client!


It undervalues your time, your experience.

The outcome for the client, your previous studies & innate skills that only YOU have (that's the connection part) That's why people value you! Own it!


I want you to realise to create a beautiful flowing business you need to value the CEO, YOU!


When you charge accordingly for your time and services you are creating room in your business for you to have balance as well. Imagine what you could work in based on actually charging what you are worth?!
Could you see 4 clients instead of 6 and get a massage every fortnight?
This is the reason why we start our empires in the first place is not to feel overworked undervalued and time poor.


I want you to create a business you LOVE that serves YOU as well as your clients.


If you would like me to help you with all the gears of pricing and services reach out I am always happy to have a chat X

Contact me here

Manifesting. You gotta be clear girl!

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Let’s talk about manifesting - This photo was taken last year in Byron Bay at The crystal castle Byron Bay.

 

It was a dream to visit this place for about 7 years! I made the decision earlier in the year that I was going then randomly we ended up booking the holiday on a whim getting flights cheap from Melbourne! BOOM! 


As it is the time of the year to start mapping out what you want to manifest I thought I would share some of my top tips for you! ⠀⠀


👉🏻 TOP tips for manifesting like a spiritual PRO!👇🏻
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Number 1 – BE CLEAR – When manifesting something physical be specific, what does it look like? Why do you need it? What purpose will it have in your life?
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Number 2 – PEOPLE, RELATIONSHIPS – Wanting to manifest the perfect friend or partner? Again be crystal clear especially with this one!
Write a list of all the qualities you would like the person to have. Now again crystal clear. When you write you want your future partner to be single when you meet you also want them to be emotionally available right? And it is not only about them how do they make YOU feel?
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Number 3 – MONEY wanting to bring more money into your life this year and abundance? Set the intention of where the money is going. Give it purpose. Be clear WHY you need the money and it will come. Set a goal for how much money you would like to manifest each week, each month, each year. This may not come to you in the dollar terms but also be mindful you may get a credit on a bill or a gift card given to you etc. These are all MONEY back in your pocket. Another little handy trick for manifesting money is to TRACK your current finances. Honour the money you have and treat it well to make the way for more money to come in. If you have the mindset that you are no good with money and spend it as it comes in OR you don’t know where all your money is going you are creating the mindset of having money blocks.
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It is stopping the flow of money coming to you as you won’t know what to do with it right? Honour the money. And don’t ever feel guilty asking for money. You can change the world and bless more people if you are abundant.

A story of the girl who thought she couldn't.

My story goes pretty deep as a business owner and mentor. 

 Blurry snap in 2005 a 19 year old me and my 5 month old new baby!

Blurry snap in 2005 a 19 year old me and my 5 month old new baby!

 


You see I had my first child when I was 19. I was a high school drop out from having no support and living in a toxic environment. I moved out of home at 16.

I grew up thinking I wasn’t intelligent because I didn’t complete school or go to uni like I dreamed. 
Now throw in a teenage pregnancy. ⠀⠀


I always had aspirations but never backed myself because of the conditioning that I was ‘dumb’ because I didn’t get to do all the things I wanted too thinking I wasn’t smart enough and then at 19 I was ‘just a mum’.

Until one day a dear friend of mine encouraged me to use my gifts to start a business and to start charging for my services. 


It gave me that fire in my belly. Someone actually validated my worth, someone was actually backing me and showing me I was A LOT more. ⠀⠀
This was 10 years ago. Since then I have grown two businesses. Had another two children and grown my income. ⠀⠀
I have studied, I have mentored and I have grown. ⠀


Now I spend my days helping other women who may not feel they are worthy or have lost their confidence. I help them to step back into their own power.

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Everyone needs a cheerleader. And my promise to you is. I will be yours. I see you. I hear you.

 

You are capable of great things even if you can not see it yet from where you are. 

The Mind Scope Logic VS Intuition

Today I want to talk about the mind scope and that inner argument that can go on in our minds when it comes to intuition. This is a topic that seems to come up a lot with my clients, The ones that know they are intuitive but come to me and say "I can never trust my own intuition". I can help other people with what I feel and see but I can not seem to just make the leap when I feel something for myself and put it into motion.

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This can present as getting that gut feeling about something but then talking themselves out of it just in case they are wrong.

Sound familiar? It's not only you I promise. I want you to tell you all about the mind scope and let you in on a few little facts about how our brain works.

We have two sides of our brain.The left hemisphere and the right hemisphere. 

Left is Mrs Logical - This side of the brain processes thoughts as facts, it is task and result oriented, It's always restless and never feels it's got enough time. So processes things QUICKLY.

Now, this is where the intuitive thoughts are always in a battle for power because....

The right hemisphere is Mrs creative this is where the creativity comes out, This is your intuitive side of your brain, Idealistic, Expressive and your inner child hangs out in these parts too.

When your brain receives a new message " idea/thought " it goes searching for information to back it up to see if it is something that is safe or something it should send a warning signal to the nervous system about.

When the brain feels the unknown it will release it as fear. Hello over thinking, Hello intuitive thoughts that get suppressed because we doubt ourselves and our abilities.

The process happens like this to put it simply.

Intuitive download comes through the right side of your brain - creative intuitive side

Then it gets flicked over to the left side of the brain  - logical side of the brain

Lefty didn't download this so it starts to try to make sense of what to do with the information and as it's an intuitive download it cannot process it, The left side of the brain goes looking for the comfort of past information to back this new information up.

It looks for factual information that this has been seen and heard of before therefore making it SAFE.

You know what happens next right?

Left side of the brain hits the big red button Warning Warning!

I don't know what to do with this it doesn't make sense to me it must be unsafe!!

So it then turns into doubt, loss of self-confidence to trust inner intuitive thought processes. Before you have even started to trust what you've been given from source you have talked yourself out of it. "I must be wrong? I could be wrong "

Sounds like a long lengthy process when we talk it all out here and lay it all out doesn't it?

This process can be over and done with within a few seconds!

So what can we do to strengthen the right side of the brain?

It's like any skill we need to exercise it and practice!

Getting creative doing anything arty and crafty is using the left side of the brain. Practice Practice Practice using spiritual tools and get out the oracle cards!

The more you feel comfortable and can back yourself with the result of factual events that your intuition was right about both sides of your brain will start to work in sync with each other!

Meditation is also AH-MAZING for strengthening that intuitive side of your brain.

So go on and start small creating new routines and new ways of thinking. Your mind body and soul will thank you for it!

 

Suffering Burnout Out While Running A Business, My Story.

I felt the need to write this today as it seems my day has all been about reflecting about that time I myself suffered from burn out in my business, chucked a big tanty and sold up shop. Quite literally.

I had just had my third baby was breastfeeding and worried about money. Thinking about needing to return to working in my business again as I worked for myself and if I took time off the business stopped and finances suffered.

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As I sat there with my new baby in my arms going back in my memory to months prior of clients calling me at 10 pm at night to tell me about the fight they had just had with their partner or the clients that like to call really really early in the morning to book in for that day. (Then get upset at you that you can not fit them in)

I really really started to resent my work and started to forget why I started in the first place. You see my background is holistic health and wellbeing. I had been in the industry for as long as I could remember and I will admit to you now, I thought the pressures of clients and working late into the night was just how it was to make decent money.

I was working back to back doing clairvoyant and spiritual bodywork. I was buggered.

So back to the tanty. I sold up shop and within a month all was locked in and I vowed never to walk back into the industry again.

So this brings me to where I am now. Well seems I am back in one way or another, I ended up staying away for about three years. But as it happens in this industry when you are born to help and be around people you always end up coming back.

Life has changed in the three years, We moved out further up to the country and our family situation has changed, And so have I. I learnt the hard way in 2014 two years after selling up shop I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. If you haven't met my mate Fibro before I will give you a quick introduction.

Fibro is my unwanted housemate. She's a bitch like her sister chronic fatigue. They are quite similar except Fibro brings nerve pain with it and a lot more of the "fun stuff" brain fog, Ibs and so much more.

If that wasn't a reality check that I really wasn't and hadn't looked after myself I don't know what would of been.

I have seen what works and what doesn't on my travels and I have been the one to burn myself out.

So I have a huge passion for making sure it doesn't happen to the people I have around me working in this industry.

Because this industry is so client lead. So many practitioners feel like I did, that they have to be available all of the time to their clients.

They have this fear based emotion that if they don't take on every client and make themselves available 24.7 the clients will start drying up and so will the money coming in.

Oh and speaking of money, The money blocks where a lot of practitioners are having to work so hard for their weekly wage because they are not charging accordingly per hour.

Can you see how this is a recipe for burn out? I did it, I know first hand!

I wanted to share my story with you this week because maybe you are starting to feel like I did. Feeling like you are working 40 hours a week for a couple of 100 dollars and never seem to have the time to practice self-care and regain that balance back in your business.

Your beautiful business needs its CEO looked after, Remember on the aeroplane if the oxygen mask isn't on your first you cannot help anyone else?

I want you to take a step back and action 3 things for me this week

Look at your pricing.

Do you feel it is validating the service you provide? Is it allowing you to be able to take time off when needed?

2.  Schedule in time for YOU even if its an hour a week, Go for a walk, swim do some yoga whatever it is that makes you feel centred and ALIVE!

3. Look at other ways you can help people in a group setting with a set monthly income coming into your business.

Take the pressure off having to find new clients all the time. Find a way you can continue to give your current clients more value.

I just want you to sit down an remember why you started in the first place. To create the structure in your business is to help YOU.

Owning your own business doesn't have to be hard, and it defiantly doesn't mean working 7 days a week!

(Ok maybe I am talking about my past self here)

Because that's what she thought!

 

If you want to have a chat with maybe about a restructure of your services and pricing my door is always open.

Get in contact with me here lets chat!

Finding Joy - What Can It Mean?

Today I wanted to chat with you about taking a leap of faith it could be within your life to reach out and do something you've always wanted to do or it could be within your business.

Last week I was very lucky to have attended a workshop by Joy Fairhall - called The power of joy.

It was truly amazing and it was all about finding joy in the here and now. But for me, it also translated into the message of taking a leap of faith to do what is best for you at that moment.

How can you find joy right now?
Can you look around where you are sitting right now and see or feel something that lights you up inside?

It also spoke a loud message to me about boundaries.
What was stopping me from finding joy?
Did I need to speak up about needing extra help around the house?
Would that reduce stress for me to find joy in other things I was trying to focus on?

Outsourcing in my business so I have time to do things I enjoy?

We learnt all about finding joy and happiness the key is to be present.

What does being present mean? To stop the monkey brain. AKA 200 million tabs open in your brain. When we stop the overload all the time it creates the space for us to focus on the here and now and to ENJOY it.

It is the little things, right?

Another message I took from this workshop was to enable myself to make the time to create happiness and joy. And yes it was to create boundaries!

With my clients with my family, friends etc. I stopped saying yes to everything years ago. OH YEAH!!

But to take it one step further to really make the point so people to value your time. Stop the resentment of feeling like you are on call all the time. Take back the joy in what you do and how you serve your people, or how your circle of friends and family values YOUR time.

So see how you go this week I will give you some homework to take away.

Stop and focus on YOU.

What can you do to reconnect with what makes you happy?
It could be painting, walking, going to the gym, meditation. It is all about finding time to be YOU.