Exploring our backyard

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DAY ONE of the school holidays and because I set myself a goal last time to ‘tools down’ more for my kids, I worked extra hard in term time getting ahead and re-planning my working year. I was determined to make my business work for me and my lifestyle, it was crazy that each school break I would put that pressure on myself (and the kids).   I made the recent decision to work school terms.   This has taken … Read More

3 simple ways to craft your authentic story

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Imagine if you could inspire your tribe by sharing your real story and leaving them wanting more? Remember when you first set out in business? That burning desire deep within to fulfill your destiny and share it with the world? What excites you? What gets you out of bed in the morning? THIS is what the people want to hear!    STORY STARTERS TO HELP YOU GET PEN TO PAPER 1.) “Imagine if…” Imagine if is a really powerful phrase to … Read More

Psst… i’ll share this with you!

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Hi everyone! Here’s what I learnt at the Social Media Conference 2016, I thought you may like a look in since you couldn’t be there this time!  It was a busy two days with speakers back to back in Auckland. I had the great honour of speaking on the second day to three groups of people on sharing your authentic story online.  With names like Wanita Z Fourie (The Online Business Academy NZ) Pauline Stockhausen, Cat Howell, Jam Mayer, Natalie … Read More

When creative Monday’s don’t work

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It was 2AM and I heard a pained child at my bedside. My eldest was crying from fevers and nightmares with a red-hot throat. Having dropped her water through her bed, we quickly rearranged the sheets and grabbed the medicine. I knew what this was. I remember there is nothing quite as comforting as a mother’s soothing touch and she pleaded for me not to leave. Stroking her fair hair I sung her to sleep and promised restored health in … Read More

A day in the life of Pip

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Many of you have been asking lately for an example of my weeks and what I do to stay focused. Since this has been coming up so much I thought I would share here and hopefully it helps some of you with clarity, organisation and planning. I have to break this down a bit so bear with this long post as I pop down what my time table entails. It starts with weekly patterns and then I batch my days… … Read More

Putting on my big girl panties!

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When it comes to numbers, I get dizzy, feel a bit sick and then feel like I have been hit by a bus. Seriously. I am a words girl through and through and to me, the cruelest thing you could ever to me is sit me down and run me through some figures. This is why I invest in a very understanding bookkeeper. It is like my brain switches off, the same way it has to in the middle of a … Read More