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

You’ll never know…

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I had the most amazing experience at the 2017 New Zealand Social Media Conference. So very honoured to be a guest speaker, I wanted to share something with you.         You never know who will be inspired by your story.   I found this out again, as I spoke to a room of strangers. I chose to be venerable, to walk the talk and set the example that we need to be authentic online. We need to … Read More

Leaving the ladder down

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It’s been nearly five years now since the idea of Liked Media birthed from a comfy couch in the lounge one summers evening, wine in hand. I had decided that I didn’t want an office job again that would restrict new found family life and create need for after school care and babysitters after hours. I wanted to stay in alignment with my passion, media, however times where changing and digital media was moving fast. I stumbled upon social media … Read More

What they don’t tell you | PART TWO |

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No one told me that sometimes my dream of being self employed would back fire and I would daydream about finding a J.O.B!       We spend all this time swept away in the idea of creating our freedom. More money they say, long lunches and do it your way. No more working for the man and stuck in the predictability of the nine to five. Oh, my goodness… nine to five…. can you imagine that!? The truth be … Read More

What they don’t tell you | PART ONE |

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  || BUSINESS BLOG ||   No one talks about this stuff, so I am going to. The stuff they don’t tell you when going into business or parenthood for that matter. The stuff you find out along the way and a mentor may say down the track, “Yes, I have been there before.” The stuff that makes us stronger yet breaks our backs. The stuff that brings us to self-doubt tears one day yet shout to the heavens the … Read More

Five basic hints to rock your next speaking event

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We all feel it, that nervous ball in the pit of our stomach before we stand at the front of the room and share our expertise. My coach told me, it shows we care. Think about it as excitement and these feelings are actually very similar. Usually, once we have introduced ourselves, we are well on our way and can relax into our notes, sometimes it still isn’t easy and yes, it does take practice. Practice, practice, practice…  Here is … Read More

6 steps to juggle life & work without smashing all the eggs on the floor

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  I have been trying to master this for years now and not all days are the same. However, I think I have started to crack a balancing code and wanted to share my personal ideas with you to make your life easier too. Some may apply, some may not however if they do, try some out and let me know if it helps your world. I spent a lot of time reading others peoples advice until I found enough … Read More

This girl is on fire, meet Sarah Marshall

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Name: Sarah Marshall Business: “Sarah Marshall Photography” Role: Owner/Photographer     How long have you been going? I have been in business for 3 years, when I started charging clients at the end of 2013 after over a year of shooting for free to portfolio build. My first big job was when I photographed my Mum and Step dad’s wedding one week after I got my first Canon DLSR camera, four years ago.   What gets you up in the … Read More

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