Finally a bit of sun! Laura and I had a night of chewits, wine and gin last night to celebrate and we’ve booked our first ever official work’s night out. We were planning on doing this at Christmas but in true us fashion we just did not... Our new collection is now in production so keep your peepers peeled folks 🖤
FINDING YOUR PURPOSE
When I first started speaking I messed up BIG time...ask my mentor !! I had 60 minutes to teach Time Management to a room full of seasoned Entrepreneurs and for 15 mins I shook and stuttered my way through my slides and meekly waved my book at them.
I got a ‘good try’ clap from them and my mentor saved the day by proceeding to run the training.
In the feelings of shame, embarrassment, guilt and anger at him for putting me in that position (oh yes BIG victim tantrum) I learned A LOT:
1️⃣ When you get pushed in at the deep end you will sink or swim
2️⃣ Practice, work with mentors and trainers to hone your craft
3️⃣ Don’t wait till your perfect to start, but don’t be too eager to do it all today! There is time young grasshopper! 😉
4️⃣ What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger!
As I shuffled off the stage that day (bright red with embarrassment) I also realised that as much as I was feeling like sh*t, there was a (crazy) part of me that had actually LOVED it and wanted to do it again!!
Needless to say it was over 2 years before my mentor invited me back to speak to his audience again, but that gauntlet of 🔥 fire was the making of me as a speaker/trainer.
I love sharing content that transforms and the way people view their lives, empowers change and means the world is a happier more loving place.
I’m changing the world, and the vibration of the planet one talk at a time.
I also LOVE meeting the audience after, hearing their stories and questions and getting their emails with updates and commitments to change.
I am so GRATEFUL for the opportunities I have today 💜
What are you grateful for? .
#gratitude #speaker #productivitytraining #successmindset
Introducing our Event Compère
Registration is still ongoing for AWLCRwanda2019 at https://awlo.org/awlc/
Pronti per il primo giorno della Milan Fashion Week.
Ci aspettano interviste e sfilate, saremo sempre di corsa come ogni fashion week che si rispetti ma non sarà un problema grazie a @felcini_lescarpe.leborse
che ci ha fornito le scarpe perfette per questa splendida frenesia ✨
✨ HAPPY FRIDAY!! ✨ We are SO excited to be hosting our next event, Finding Your Ideal Customer with Cone Accounting, in less than two weeks! 🙌🏼
We’ve decided to gift some of you lovely entrepreneurs and small-business owners with some FREE tickets to our inspiring and exciting evening! 😄
The evening will be spent discovering how to define your ideal customer, how this can help your brand, and how to overcome the challenges you might face.
We have a super inspiring line up for our panel discussion including @laurennicolefk
, along with a very special mindset talk from @itschloeslade
all about getting into the right mindset to Finding Your Ideal Customer. Chloe will be replacing Ben’s talk as we believe a mindset perspective will be more beneficial at this particular event. ✨
WHAT YOU WILL WIN:
2 X FREE tickets to attend our event!
One for you and one to give to your business BFF/a friend who inspires you ✨
1. Like this post! 👍🏼
2. Tag your business BFF/someone who inspires you/someone who you think is killing it 🤩
3. For an extra entry, share this post on your story or grid!📱
When sharing this post, you must use the hashtag #ConeGiveaway
and your profile must be public! You must also be able to attend the event at Campfire Shoreditch, on Tuesday 5th March from 6:30 PM to 9 PM.
The competition will end on Friday 1st March and the winner will be announced shortly after!
GOOD LUCK ✨✨✨
Today is my business anNINEversary! It’s nine years since I set out on my own following redundancy with only two weeks of my maternity leave left to go - which honestly felt like the worst thing ever at the time. Now I am so grateful because it led me here and I wouldn’t go back. .
Not only do I get to work on amazing projects for the loveliest of people but I also get to have time off over half term with my children, go to aaalll the school things and set my own pace. Such a blessing :)
🎉 To celebrate I’m holding a brand challenge (starting 3pm today) where I’m sharing NINE things you should look at to create a stand out brand. You can WIN a years pass to the Brand Success Club and a BrandTree session AND there’s a party bag 🛍 go and grab yours at the link in my bio :)
Been longing for Friday? I’m over it 🤷🏼♀️
The last few months the ‘fri-nally’ style posts have started to grate on me. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a Friday (particularly after 3pm) for sure BUT I also love a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday… you get my drift.
This feeling of only ‘loving’ 2 out of 7 of your days a week doesn’t sit well with me anymore. In fact, as someone running their own business, I’m kind of in love with working on a Sunday. It’s quiet, reflective and I can smash my admin without interruptions.
The standard 9-5, hating Mondays thing is not for me.
I’m not saying you’ll never see me post a TGIF post again but I am saying, if you really don’t enjoy 5 of your days a week, make a change. I don’t want to sound like a cheeseball here but switch it up. Life is waayyyyy to short to not live for each and every bloody day.
Also, if you work in the wedding, retail or beverage industry, you actually might hate a Friday and I see ya! 🤣
#friday #lovemondays #entrepreneur #femaleentrepreneur #womeninbusiness #mycreativebiz #weddingsupplier #smallbusiness #quotes #fridayquotes #makeithappen #shesbuildingherempire #femaleentrepreneur #digitalmarketing #businesswoman #femalefounders #ladypreneur #ladyboss #bosslady #buildingmyempire #beyourownboss #selfgrowth #dailyquotes #millenialwomen #girlbossmovement #beingboss #galtribe
Visualize Your Ideal Year
Map it into an understandable and attainable financial plan. Join other women and get your money questions answered. Build a budget you can understand and attain. It’s about building a path for your ideal life.
What is in it for you? - Unlock you vision of an ideal year through a guided visualization.
- Translate your visual picture into words and then numbers.
- Help determining just how much your goals cost.
- Structure those goals into a understandable annual budget.
- Access to an accountant and tax consultant.
- Learn from the experience and questions of other female entrepreneurs.
- Ownership of your financial information and what to do next
Ask yourself -
Have you ever translated your big dreams into a plan
Wednesday 6 March
10.00 - 13.00
Fluwelen Burwal 50
#mapyouridealyear #financialplan #budget #women #womenintech #womeninbusiness #womenandmoney #womeninfashion #femalefinance #femalefounders #denhaag #amsterdam #dutchladyboss #femaleentrepreneurs #womenbusinessowners
B&T WE DESIGN SOCIETY l Fast 4 Jahre idt es her, dass wir ubseren "Erweckungsmoment" für die Gründung von #bridgeandtunnel
hatten. Wie genau die Idee zum Label zu uns kam, erzählt euch Co-Founderin Conny hier. Was seitdem noch so passier ist, erfährt ihr in diesem schönen Beitrag, den die Initiative "Deutschland - Land der Ideen" über uns gedreht hat ► bit.ly/bt_landderideen
B&T WE DESIGN SOCIETY l Almost 4 years ago we had our "initial moment" for founding #bridgeandtunnel
. In this little video co-founder Conny shares how exactly the idea for the label came to us. What else has happened since then? Take a look at the complete article the initiative "Germany - Land of Ideas" did about us ► bit.ly/bt_landderideen
The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believed she could.
If you think positively then good things start to happen.
Since changing my mindset, my world has changed for the better . I was always looking for someone to inspire me, motivate me, guide me and then I realised I was looking for myself.
Be inspired by yourself today 💜💜 #happyfriday
Take a deeeeeeeeep breath.
This is what I tell myself when I feel myself getting stressed 😬
Being mindful on a daily basis is so important to me. It always helps me to notice how I'm feeling and to focus on me just for a little bit.
This way, I can make a change before I end up getting too crazily worn out and stressed!
Make some time for yourself today and have some YOU-time! You deserve it 😁😘 It's not selfish to focus on yourself before you worry about anybody else.
What's your favourite way to wind down?
Do you see other top female coaches and stylish entrepreneurs swirling around in their genius zone, living a meaningful and abundant life, daring to dream big and achieving next-level success?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The best way to step into that same kind of power (and you absolutely can) is to believe that you can and embody that woman! (💕illustration from @kerriehessillustration
I believe in you. But Let me ask you this: Is your current branding reflects where you wanna go? Is your personal brand, website, social media etc reflects that woman who works with premium clients, earning 6 figure and beyond, and have absolute confidence in her personal brand and online presence? Do you have a consistent high-end high-vibe branding and messaging, or your social media is full of random images that don’t in line with your brand?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I want to help you shine. I want to help you create a brand to get you on the right path to uplevel your business, the one that based on where you want to go, not where you have been.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I want you to uncover the power in your brand. The power to become the Coco Chanel or Dior in your field, the power to make your business the only desired choice for your dream premium clients, the power to unleash your wow factor and the superstar inside of you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
That’s why I am really excited for the 5 Day Immersion in my facebook group to help you CREATE YOUR HIGN END BRAND. It's totally FREE and you will have the 5-day immersion with me to:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
>> Unleash the high-end brand in you⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
>> Learn strategies for a high-end brand and brand your way to high-paying clients⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
>> Implement actions to uplevel your brand to get you booked with your high-end paying clients⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Check the link in my bio @elvali_elegantelle
to join the FB group if you’re ready and excited for this! It starts next Monday!
All our products are made to order from scratch by the team everyday, using the best materials 🙌🥰 This has always been so important to us x
We were truly honoured to be asked to build an online home for this beautiful ladies content. We worked with Courtney to develop a clear understanding of her needs and met them with thoughtful details, streamlined approaches and modern sensibilities. www.prettylittlefawn.com
We don’t shout about making websites too much, as we have limited capacity and build every site bespoke from the ground up, we go the extra mile to tell the story of your work the way it should be told, with creativity, positivity and attention to detail.
The aim of Courtney’s new site was to effectively showcase her content within an immersive, beautiful environment; coupling elegant transitions with a considerate approach to typography and space to create a much more editorial, publication-like style, with a focus on mobile first view in mind with meticulous attention scale.
Developed by our full time partner Conal who has over ten years experience in coding bespoke platforms. Emily & Conal worked together prior to Stories in an agency in England for years and are over the moon to continue making digital beautiful together.
You’ve heard this before “you are the average of the five people that you spend the most time with”. 🙄⠀
But what does that actually mean? 🤷🏻♀️⠀
See, generally we want to fit in - and we are looking for ways to make that happen. Your brain wants you in a tribe to keep you safe. So Subconsciously, you adjust your behaviors and the way that you think to match those around you. 🤯⠀
So when you surround yourself with people that inspire and stretch you - your subconscious is going to be working FOR you to help you grow! 🤓😎⠀
Drop a tag below for people who are part of your five. Let’s give em some love today! 💞
Who needs a fancy recording studio for a podcast when you’ve got a pile of jumpers and some leftover fabric to act as a sound buffer eh?!
Episode four of the podcast has just gone live on iTunes and Spotify and this week I’m chatting to the one and only @heidimichellemay
- the 32 year old Founder of @aesthetic_laundry
From ongoing challenges with her mental health; the run in with appendicitis that left her bed bound at her busiest time of year last December; the challenges that present themselves when her creative streak refuses to cooperate with the day-to-day admin involved in running a business; to the steps she’s taken to scale Aesthetic Laundry going forward; in a makeshift recording studio in her office in East London, the two of us sat down last week to chat about the emotionally draining, physically exhaustive yet immensely rewarding journey she’s ventured on thus far...
Follow the link in my bio / search ‘She can. She did’ on iTunes podcasts or Spotify if you fancy a listen! I hope you enjoy it and have a laaaavely weekend everyone 😘 Fi xx
I’m sure everyone will agree when I say ...
I’ve been slacking on my Instagram for aaaalmost a whole year now! 😬⠀
But there’s a good reason for it!⠀
Behind-the-scenes I’ve been working like crazy alongside the whole Plann crew as we...⠀
😎 Grew from 6 to over 30 people in the team ⠀
✨ Reached 500,000 (and now) 1 million app downloads⠀
🚀 Designed and tested (and tested again) the soon-to-launch Plann desktop version ⠀
With all of this happening, my website is still a “coming soon” page. ⠀
Heck, I haven’t opened my personal email inbox in 7 months!⠀
I definitely think there are seasons in life and right now? ⠀
I’m in the season of head-down, focusing on something that I truly believe is going to change the Instagram marketing landscape 🤗⠀
Thanks for being along for the ride ❤️
"I really feel like all the prizes I could have won in my life rolled into this one, that is how valuable it was.
Future Females Business School not only helped me nurture and grow my current business but it gave me the confidence to start another. Entrepreneurship is by its very nature lonesome but being part of this little powerhouse made it rather contagious with insight and support."
Karen Carr, Co-Founder of Benji + Moon (@benjiandmoon
Business School applications close next week Friday. (APPLICATION LINK IN BIO)
We are very proud to announce we have two amazing writers as part of our WoW community.
Christine Gouchault @cgouchault
is a mother of four and a business owner. She is the CEO of Nordic Data Intelligence and Mors Business. Christine has created a community for self-employed women in Denmark with more than 400 members. Through counselling, workshops and lectures, she helps newly started businesses find their place in the market. Christine previously had her own recruitment agency in Paris and has 14 years of experience within human resources, sales and marketing. She holds a master’s degree in communication and advertisement from INSEEC Paris. In addition to this, she is a certified master, business and life coach, and volunteers as a mentor to the entrepreneur students at Copenhagen Business School. She is also author of ‘Business Mum’ book - a life saving guide on how to build a strong business while raising your family. Christine’s book is available at www.lidpublishing.com.
Nicole Soames @soamesnicole
is CEO of Diadem Performance, a leading commercial skills training and coaching company, and author of ‘The Influence Book’ and ‘The Negotiation Book’. For more information about Nicole, visit www.diademperformance.com or visit www.nicolesoamesbooks.com. ‘The Influence Book – Practical Steps to becoming a Strong Influencer’ by Nicole Soames is available to buy at WHSmith, on www.amazon.co.uk, at www.lidpublising.com and at most good book shops.
Join our March London meet-up - Balancing Motherhood and Business and you could win Christine’s and Nicole’s book! #giveaway
Many thanks to our sponsors and partners @lidpublishing
for supporting as at this event! You can read both interviews on our blog at womenofwearables.com! Link for our March meet-up + giveaway in bio!
Image via @cosmopolitanuk
#womeninbusiness #leadership #entrepreneurship #femalefounders #womendobusiness #businesswoman #businesswomen #femaleentrepreneurs #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurmindset #womenintech #businessadvice #businessmindset #businessstrategy #businesspassion #books #leadershipbooks #bookclub #bookstoread #booksofinstagram
Friday Inspiration 💪 May we know them and be them 💥
Fact or Fiction: “If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.”
At some stage or another we all have questioned whether what we’re doing is worth the work - whether we love what we do?
For some there is no choice in the matter, or at least it’s not a question of loving what they do, but just doing what they do because it pays the bills or brings a measure of satisfaction not quite like love but nevertheless is regarded as purpose to which success could be attributed. For others, it’s not about loving what they do or not loving what they do, the focus is entirely different - it’s on living a balanced life, where questions of loving what they do, is relative to living in balance.
At the end of the day, having ones cake and eating it is tough. Let’s be honest, even when you love what you do, there are days that feel like work.
We quite like the view taken by those who focus on the having a balanced life, rather than loving one aspect, they choose to love life. Consistent balance can be difficult to achieve but awareness and desire are a good starting point. So if you feel like you’re just working and in need of some balance in your life, why not try the following:
✨ Get out into nature this weekend - whether it’s a walk in the park or swim in the ocean, or even just taking a drive down a tree-lined street. Often just shifting our sensory perspective can bring about balance.
✨ Cook yourself a wholesome meal, factor in at least one 8-hour night sleep this weekend and carve out time to move and nurture your body - have a dance party in your living room, take a hot bubble bath, visit the gym or simply go for a walk down the street. Self-care is so important and brings about balance.
✨ Spend quality time with family, friends or loved ones - this is also a great way to shift perspective.
#womensupportingwomen #startuplife #createcommune #exploretocreate #smallbiz #femalefounders #ladystartups #techstartup #newlaw #startup #businesswoman #entrepreneur #womenpreneur
#soletrader #leanintogether #inspiredwomen #hustlewithease #smallbizsquad #dontquityourdaydream
Do you know someone like this? Tag her in the comments and let’s celebrate all the wonderful women we have in our lives 🙏🏻👇🏼
Celebrate International Women’s Day with @successfulmums_
at the Mansion. Successful Mums help mums return to work, change career or start a business to suit their work-life balance. This is a friendly two-hour networking event, including career advice, business advice, confidence tips and personal styling. Book your free ticket through our events page or Eventbrite 🌟🌿🏛
Meet our Conference Moderator
Prof. Uduak Archibong
Professor Uduak Archibong, MBE is Professor of Diversity at the University of Bradford, UK, where she directs the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity and provides strategic oversight for equality and diversity across the institution. She obtained a BSc [First Class] from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria in 1990 and a PhD from Hull University in 1995.
Uduak has been recognised by the British Government and the Queen of England for her services to Higher Education and Equality. She was awarded MBE [Member of the Order of the British Empire] in the 2015 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.
Read full biography at https://awlo.org/awlc/speaker/prof-uduak-archibong-mbe/
Playing along with @sarahkpeck
on this fun challenge:
: COMMUNITY. How does community show up in your life? Or: how do you want community to show up in your life? (These may be different answers.)
Since becoming a mom, a whole new tribe of Women mentors opened up for me. .
Starting with my own mom, sharing her experiences, and helping me grow into my own as a mom. .
My husband who supports me every step of the way.
Veteran mom friends who’ve consulted me on the random baby related challenge of the week. .
Moms at the office who’ve offered a sympathetic ear to the challenges of Momming outside the home. .
Business buddy moms who’ve given advice, shared their experiences and strive to elevate and help other moms. .
The midwives, the doulas, the pelvic floor specialists, the massage therapists who saw me through the postpartum period.
It’s a modern village, and it’s awesome.
🙏 💗 .
#wisewomenscouncil #femalefounders #womenownedbusinesses #bossmoms
In case you missed it, a new must-see documentary premiered in Chicago on February 11 at @row24chi.
Black women are the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs. According to @shedidthatfilm
producer Renae Bluitt, there has been a 605% percent increase in businesses that are owned by black women. If you don’t believe her, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City can prove it in their most recent report.
Click the link in my bio to read more about #SHEDIDTHATFILM
. ✨🎥 ✨#TBT
I had such a great time on Catherine Gray's podcast #LiveLoveThrive
! Thank you Catherine Gray for the opportunity and for being such an incredible and gracious host! 360 Karma
Check it out! https://youtu.be/s9jkPH0RPY8 • • •
Repost ( @my360karma
If you missed my interview with
“Woman Of The Year” Lindy Huang Werges you can catch it here! Lindy is the Founder of Integritas Resources
Subscribe to the Live Love Thrive women’s empowerment podcast on
And iTunes link
Eeeeven wat anders! Kennen jullie deze leuke dame? @taartenvanjansen
is een vegan taartenbakster die ik al lang volg omdat ze zulke mooie taarten bakt en een hele leuke Instagram heeft.
Ze is heel veel leuke nieuwe dingen aan het doen die zelfs (of juist?) interessant zijn voor een niet-vegan als ik! Op haar story kwam een tijdje geleden voorbij dat ze op zoek was naar een hele specifieke keuken waar ze een fotoshoot wilde houden, en aan de hand van haar omschrijving leek het wel alsof ze het over mijn keuken had! Niet van @labtwaalf
, maar die bij mij thuis 😄
Dus dit keer een prachtige foto (gemaakt door @antoinetmurier
) vanuit een prive omgeving op Insta! En een leuke bijkomstigheid dat ik Lisa in het echt heb mogen ontmoeten (en haar ook heb mogen filmen!) en ze is met zo leuk als in haar stories! 🙈💕
Soms komen er zulke leuke dingen op je levenspad 😍
Playing along with @sarahkpeck
on this fun challenge:
: GROWTH. What's one way that you want to grow this year? How do you want to grow, build, change, or discover?
For me, the focus for 2019 is:
Lean Out + Lean In
...I’m putting emphasis on quality over quantity, doing less/producing more, dressing less/meditating more.
...I’m putting effort on leaning into my community, building relationships and creating synergies.
What’s the one way you want to grow this year?📶...
#wisewomenscouncil #femalefounders #womenownedbusinesses #bossmoms
Swinging into the weekend head to toe in #eveworkwear
🛠️ Don't forget, you've got just 6 days left to receive a $30 voucher with every purchase over $200, meaning you can shop today and save $30 on your next purchase! T&C applies.
Double-tap if you’ve really been through the sh*t but are still here and bossing it ✊🏼
"Future Females Business School is the best investment we’ve made as an early stage startup and has truly been an essential part in shaping our business.
What sets it apart from other online incubators is that it brings together the best content on how to successfully transform your idea into a profitable business, and the weekly feedback made the whole experience incredibly useful. The FFBS team is also personable, extremely knowledgable and inspiring, which made the 3 months super fun.
We are so thankful for everything you have done for CAIA and cannot recommend this online incubator enough to budding entrepreneurs."
Tania Naess, Co-founder of CAIA .
Want to find out more about Future Females Business School? (INFO LINK IN BIO) #futurefemales