New: Messenger for kids on it’s way

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What are your thought on this? Too young or handy for the digital world we live in? I have just posted a LIVE video on this topic over in the Liked Media: Mums in Business group and wanted to hear your thoughts too.   Facebook messenger for kids is coming our way and it’s a big one to think about, pros and cons of course.  This is available in the US right now, however it will be coming our way … Read More

4 tips to loosen tech’s grip over your life

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I caught myself on the phone too much this weekend. I knew I was doing it yet it had it’s grasp on me. You know when you are scrolling and you just can’t stop? I saw the kids around me, looking, waiting… “interrupting” yet I was the one zoning out and it should NOT have been my focus. It’s so not fair. I have got pretty good with my boundaries these days. Working in social media I have too. I … Read More

Falling into your child’s arms

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    Words can’t begin to describe the feeling of falling into your child’s arms. Here I rested for what felt like eternity. Collapsed from sickness, an injured knee and 21kms running and walking in the pouring rain. I had made it. She ran along the finish line with me, clasping her cardboard sign drenched from the wet weather. There was no way she was going to stay home in the dry with the others today. She was there at … Read More

What they don’t tell you in biz || PART 5 ||

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Things evolve and never stay the same.  When you take the time out or take part in planning exercises…. sometimes it’s the beginning of HUGE shifts in your life. “OLD WAYS WON’T OPEN NEW DOORS”     Although I plan regularly and teach planning to my own clients, there comes a time when you need to go deeper and get very real. What is it that YOU want to do in 2018? Actually stop, pause and ask yourself this.   … Read More

REVIEW: The Apron Cafe, Whangarei Airport

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|| CAFE REVIEW || The Apron:  Check them out on Facebook for more info!  Some days you just need a business owner date with a good friend and with little people tagging along on a Willow Wednesday this was more enjoyable because of the set up at this new local cafe, The Apron. Because, let’s be honest, it’s hit and miss when you dine with kids. I knew it was going to be good here. There was no doubt, given … Read More

Willow Wednesday

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  For a long time now, I have guarded my Willow Wednesday. Time goes too fast and this is one way for me to hang on a little longer.   To the small dimpled hands. To the smell of marmite on cheeks. To the voice following me around the house as I hang out the washing.   These times silently evaporate when our backs are turned for a moment. When we are too busy to notice. I’m choosing to fight … Read More

Is it really death for small business?

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You would have seen the articles doing the rounds on Facebook’s latest page changes and more notably the headline, “Death for small business.”   Facebook has said, “We are beginning to roll out a complementary feed of popular articles, videos, and photos, automatically customised for each person based on content that might be interesting to them. We’ve heard from people that they want an easy way to explore relevant content from Pages they haven’t connected with yet.” Read more on … Read More

What they don’t tell you in biz || Part 4 ||

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It’s time to tackle the unspoken but all too common pain point… getting paid for your time.   Hands up if you have chased an invoice, sent reminders, got on the phone, sent more reminders and… crickets? At the end of the day, throwing away hard earned cash? I started my first business in the wrong way, to my admission. Maybe it didn’t help, but I knew no better than what my personality screamed at me five years ago. It … Read More

5 boundaries you need to introduce in this online world

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This is a new time. We are not used to, nor can predict what the future will hold for this online, switched on world we live in. I want to share my TOP TIPS lately because I know a lot of you struggle with what I have too. There have been times when I have felt like I was going insane behind the screen. Disconnected to the people I loved and a zombie who refreshed her screen 100 times a … Read More

What they don’t tell you in business –  Part 3

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  The come down.     This is what I call the time after an event, when a mammoth contract is finished or a speaking gig complete.  I have noticed that being self employed is like a rollercoaster. Yes, of course you say, I think we can all agree on this now. The up’s and downs are extreme and can change in any given day. After I have experienced the build up, anticipation and excitement of organising an event (especially) … Read More

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