Love a little self-care Sunday!
When you love what you do it’s so easy to find ways to constantly work - because it fills your ‘happy’ tank up... but make sure you’re finding ways to switch off and shut your computer! Your Monday will thank you for it!
I had a conversation this week with an incredibly amazing, high capacity woman who struggled with self judgement.
Everyone in her world would looks at her and marvels at her capacity and strength, yet she struggles celebrating her successes.
If this is your story... be reminded that you are lovelier than you think and are doing better than you can imagine.
There’s a lot to be said for being intentional about being kind to yourself. I hope today you’ll take a moment to celebrate the wins and give yourself grace for the areas you’re still growing in. 📷 by @designbywas
“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” - Al Shafi’i
Over the past few years, this account has been somewhat of a ‘plaything’...
A place to turn up anonymously and share thoughts or beautiful images and connect with likeminded people.
It’s been a place where the things I love ie plants, business, style, books and adventure etc can coexist without a huge amount of purpose other than they make me smile. Without the pressure of having to sell something! Ha!
I’ve largely neglected this account due to the complexities of running two businesses and managing life and two ever growing kids... However I haven’t been able to shake how much I’ve missed you all.
So today I figured now is the time to turn up. To say hi. To share a photo of the real me and introduce myself.
I’m Shannon. I’m a Sydney-sider. I run a company that helps parents teach languages to their preschool aged kids called @theculturedkid
plus I’m also a freelance online marketing strategist.
I love good design and beautiful things however I often find myself constantly trying to simplify the chaos that surrounds me in my tiny Balmain cottage... and also in life at times. 😬
My happy place is championing budding female entrepreneurs and creators and helping them to see what’s really possible. In fact my extrovert self LOVES it!
I love community which is why I decided to turn up and say hi coz I’ve honestly missed you all! Would love to get to know you and hear your story. 😍
Just a reminder again that while the hustle might be real, it doesn’t have to be your reality.
Take your time, pace yourself. Learn how to breathe in very full seasons. It will be this practice that will enable you to build strength over a lifetime.
Back in Sydney-town after a crazy 36 hour extravaganza working with a client at one of their corporate training events. After a freezing few days it's good to be back slightly further north taking in some sunshine.
If you find yourself asking, can I really do this? Do I really have what it takes, chances are you do. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self confident. The real one is scared to death. - Steven Pressfield
So get to work, take one step forward towards the very thing that makes you tremble, get it over and done with and realize that not only did it not kill you, but you just conquered fear. Then get comfortable doing it again and again... You'll be surprised at what you create.
Mass advertising can help build brands, but authenticity is what makes them last. If people believe they share values with a company, they will stay loyal to the brand. - Howard Schultz
Here's to two of my absolute favorites @aesopskincare
! Nailing authenticity and connection one step at a time.
It's the simple things in life that are often the best. Looking forward to a few days of rest during the next few days to exhale and sit by the fireside while reading books and playing board games with the kids - sans screens!
Happy weekend! 🙌🏼
#exhale #firesideretreat #startup
Gotta love a little bit of Sunday night scrolling... I'm the first to put my hand up and confess my love of keeping in touch with what's happening in the world, both personally and professionally BUT when it starts to impact on my ability to see my own value and contribution to the world, I know it's time to put the phone down. The week ahead is what you make it so keep your eyes on the prize and don't worry about what anyone else is doing. Just take one step at a time and you'll be surprised at where you end up.
The happiest place on Earth... and it's not Disneyland!
“There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief.” - Napoleon Hill
And the cactus obsession continues...