The 8 Self-Care Pillars that are Essential for Business Success (and How to Practice Them)

The 8 Self-Care Pillars that are Essential for Business Success (and How to Practice Them)

There is no doubt that entrepreneur life can be challenging. If there is one thing that I have come to know from working with my clients, and from my own life as a business-owner, the biggest struggle that most entrepreneurs experience is a lack of work-life balance.  

The biggest excuse most women who I know have for not making self-care more of a priority is the lack of time. It’s understandable that in working as a solo-preneur, there are seemingly endless to-do lists that need to be done yesterday. and that it can get complicated to try and fit everything into just one day.  With this kind of stress, looking after ourselves can become the lowest thing on the priority list. Too often, I see women pushing themselves to the limit and treating themselves like their own worst enemy, rather than their own best friend.  

Then there is the guilt. When we are working for ourselves, either full-time or as a side hustle, we can feel guilty for spending time on things to nourish our own well-being and not that of our business. It’s easy to put the needs of our business, then our family and then our friends before our own. But at the end of the day, we should be practicing self-care and looking after our well-being the same way we would treat someone who we love.  

What Every Ambitious Woman Needs to Know To Be Unstoppable

What Every Ambitious Woman Needs to Know To Be Unstoppable

I believe so much in the power of being unstoppable that it has become my business mission to help every ambitious and driven woman entrepreneur I know to be living an unstoppable life.

So what does it mean to actually BE unstoppable?

How to Plan Your Unstoppable Year Ahead

How to Plan Your Unstoppable Year Ahead

Even though we are already halfway through January, it's not too late to plan out our goals, dreams and desires for the year ahead. Having a clear plan helps to direct the Universe. It also makes our days flow with more ease and allows us to make decisions from a place of alignment.

Once we know what we want to accomplish, we can then work with the natural energies of our cycle, as well as factor in key astrological and numerology dates, to map out how we will manifest our intentions.

I want to share with you how I've been planning out my unstoppable year for 2019, (my planning is still in process, and will probably continue until Chinese New Year in February). I use a combination of woo-woo new age tools along with practical coaching strategies. I will also use many of these tools ongoing throughout the year when I check-in, reflect and review throughout the year- especially on new and full moons.

6 Ways to Use Positive Affirmations for More Success and Better Health

6 Ways to Use Positive Affirmations for More Success and Better Health

If there is one things I have come to know, is that our words are powerful. When used positively, our words can motivate, empower, and inspire us. When we use our words responsibly in the form of positive self-talk and positive affirmations, they have the potential to change our perspective and to flip our mindset in an instant, so that we can achieve all that we want to be successful and unstoppable.

Positive affirmations are statements you say to yourself that describe how you want to feel, with the intention that if you repeat them enough, you will eventually start to feel it. For example, you have probably seen movies where the initially timid hero stands in front of the mirror and keeps repeating, “I am confident.” This isn’t just part of the script written for visual effect; it’s a theory that often stands true in real life.

Read on to learn what you need to know to harness the power of positive words and thinking in your everyday life.

5 Signs You’re Burning-Out and How to Stop It

5 Signs You’re Burning-Out and How to Stop It

You might think that burnout is something that only happens to other people, busier people, more important people. But let me tell you that burnout is a very real problem, especially for solopreneurs.

Maybe burnout affects us ambitious entrepreneurial women because we have such a soul connection with our business and our success in our work lies solely on our shoulders.

I know I have done my fair share of 14+ hour days as a business owner over the years (especially during times like launching) even though one of the reasons for starting my own business was to have freedom and NOT be tied to my computer all day!

Focusing so much attention on your business is not actually a wise decision- not if you want to achieve a work/life balance that makes you and your family happy. Even if you’re single, making time for self-care and relaxation will improve your overall health and mental wellbeing and your ability to work on your business successfully.

So let’s look at some of the signs to look for that indicate you might be headed toward burnout. If you can relate to any of these, then it’s time to reassess things in your life right now, because burnout is difficult (and costly!) to recover from!

12 Healthy Habits Every Entrepreneur Needs to Have to Be Unstoppable

12 Healthy Habits Every Entrepreneur Needs to Have to Be Unstoppable

Let’s face it, as entrepreneurs our lives are pretty hectic! If your days are like mine, then they are jam-packed and non-stop from the time you wake up until you finally close the lid of your laptop and go to bed.

There’s getting you and your family up and ready in the morning, then working hard all day, planning healthy meals, doing activities for the kids after school, working on your business once the house is finally quiet well into the late night (especially during launches!)…then there are unexpected  things like our kid gets sick, or we have an unexpected deadline at the same time as a we are trying to get our weekly blog post out, or our partner needs to go out of town for his work, leaving us to manage everything on our own…..it’s not a wonder we push ourselves into the brink of burnout.

Being burnout and suffering adrenal fatigue is the opposite to being an Unstoppable woman who can go about her day feeling radiant, with boundless energy and endless inspiration. The good news is, by managing stress in a positive way, these negative consequences can be avoided and you can be on top of your game to do it all.

The general key is to practice self-care. I talk about the importance of self-care all the time, but that’s because a lot of stressors in our life can be eliminated or decreased by following a simple routine that puts our health and wellness first.

Read on for the 12 healthy habits to help you manage the stress, prevent the overwhelm and have the energy you need to be unstoppable!

The Best Energy and Mood Boosting Foods

The Best Energy and Mood Boosting Foods

There is no question that what you eat can affect how you feel, right?

The foods we eat, and how they interact with our body and mind is actually very complex. While we don't know the exact mechanisms of how food and nutrition impact on our overall health and well-being, we do know a few ways food impacts our mental health and energy levels.

First, what we eat becomes the raw materials for our neurotransmitters. “Neurotransmitters” are biochemical messengers that allow our nerve cells to communicate (ever heard of serotonin?). They are important not just for our ability to think and our memory, but also for our overall mental health.

Second, what we eat affects our blood sugar. And having unstable blood sugar levels can contribute to mood swings and changes to our overall energy. Think about how you feel when you haven’t eaten for a while and are really hungry (hangry!) or after you have eaten a big meal and seem to fall into a slump depending on what foods you ate.

Let’s talk some more about mood-boosting and mood-busting foods.

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10 Ways to Break-Free From Stress for Women Who Hate to Meditate

10 Ways to Break-Free From Stress for Women Who Hate to Meditate

Meditation is great for relieving and dealing with stress, and all of the issues that come along with it. But it's not the only way to get there.

The whole purpose of meditating is to calm the mind and emotions and relax our physical body too. I know for some people, finding the time and learning how to meditate can lead to more stress and anxiety, especially if it feels “too hard” or like it’s “not working”.

Luckily for you, there are other ways to minimise stress that don’t involve meditating. So let’s talk about some of the other things to try if meditation is not exactly your thing