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I DID IT!

I DID IT!

On 16th August 2019......a rainy Friday here in England, I launched my candle business, wow what a feeling.  It takes a while to sink in that I have my own business, it's a thought that has been rolling around in my head for a long time.  I have always known that I...

MAKING MOUNTAINS OUT OF MOLEHILLS

MAKING MOUNTAINS OUT OF MOLEHILLS

Do you ever have days where you just can't get out of your own head?Overthinking is definitely a trap I fall into.....time and time again!! Now I wouldn't really class my self as a worrier. I have come to think what will be will be and that it will all work out in the...

NEVER FULLY DRESSED WITHOUT A SMILE

NEVER FULLY DRESSED WITHOUT A SMILE

Customer service seems to be a hot topic at the moment and I've read a couple of interesting and very different thoughts on it in the last couple of days. With a lot being said about the interactions between staff and customers.   You can have the perfect product or...

FEAR, DON’T LET IT STOP YOU

FEAR, DON’T LET IT STOP YOU

Do you let fear hold you back?  Does it stop you from doing the things that you really want to do?Why do we let it, I know for me it's a way of protecting myself from other peoples judgement "who does she think she is!!" The fear of failing, but how do you know it...

MY WHY

MY WHY

Has anyone ever asked you ‘what is your why?’ that inner thing that drives you on, your internal motivator the thing that makes you keep taking those steps towards your version of success?It’s a question I’ve been asked and until recently I’ve been unable to answer...

IT’S GOOD TO TALK

IT’S GOOD TO TALK

 Do you like to have a chat?Is the art of conversation dying?Is it something you even think about? Now don't get me wrong I am as guilty as the next person of sitting with my nose buried in my phone or iPad, letting the world pass me by and not even noticing what's...

I SOMETIMES WONDER…..

I SOMETIMES WONDER…..

I sometimes wonder if I'm going a little bit crazy...……….Does you ever feel like that? So it's 5 weeks now since I was made redundant.   And what a 5 weeks it's been, not sure a rollercoaster quite covers it but we will go with that analogy for want of a better one!! ...

MUM GUILT

MUM GUILT

Mum guilt, it's a real thing!!I am lucky enough to be a mum to 4 amazing and now grown up children and mum guilt is something that hit me quite late in my motherhood career.  I went to work full time when my eldest daughter was 6 months old and did a job that I loved...

AM I REALLY GOOD ENOUGH?

AM I REALLY GOOD ENOUGH?

Following redundancy I made the decision that I didn't want to be an employee working for someone else any more.  This wasn't an easy decision but something that had been in the background for a while.  I have lots of entrepreneurial friends on social media, and in...

POP-UP RETAIL IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

POP-UP RETAIL IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

Do you run an online business and have you ever considered taking it into the real world space?Pop-ups originated as a trend in LA in the late 90's and have proved to be a huge success for small, medium and large businesses alike.  It is a great way to create a real...

PEOPLE BUY PEOPLE

PEOPLE BUY PEOPLE

I once heard someone say that being on the sales floor in a store is like stepping out onto the stage.  You need to put on the performance of your life.  In some respects I agree and have always encouraged the teams I work with to know that there is always someone...

STEPPING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

STEPPING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

My retail career has spanned 18 years, during that time I have been lucky enough to work with and learn from some truly inspiring and motivating people.  People with a real passion to make a difference and change things for the better, people who have pushed me to do...