Affirmations for October

Hello October.

That means the beginning of bunkering down for winter with a warm blanket and copious cups of tea on the sofa. Or in reality, wearing the A/W look of the self employed (dressing gown + 3 pairs of socks), cowering over the only source of heat in the house- your laptop. 

It might be starting to get cold but I honestly adore this time of year. It's the time of year when you can start reflecting on how you feel 2017 has gone, and what you may want to change before the year is out. Remember the 'Plan Your Best Year Yet' post I wrote at the beginning of the year? I'd love to hear how that's going for you.

Here are your affirmations for October; if you feel they resonate, feel free to save to your phone or computer so you can remind yourself of them daily.

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How to Create Content That Will Make Your Ideal Audience Swoon

How to Create Content That Will Make Your Ideal Audience Swoon

What you say is crucial, but how you say it can make all the difference.

By now, you’ll know how important it is to find out exactly who your ideal audience are. It can spell the difference between getting it bang-on and reaching your goals, or getting it slightly off and not getting the results you expected. It’s also about tuning into what makes your people tick - what are their views, beliefs, most inner thoughts, dreams or challenges? How do they view the world?

Affirmations for September

I love love LOVE September.

Maybe it’s because I’m still reminded of my school days; rushing to WHSmiths at the end of summer with my mum, getting new pens and pencils and all the colours of highlighters that would never be used for the impending new school year.

September, to me, feels like a new start; a clean slate, if you will. It’s a time where you can look back at the year so far and see if you’re going in the direction you want to, or realising if it’s time to change things up a bit.

4 worthy investments you shouldn’t be skipping on

(Heads up, this post contains some affiliate links which means I or both of us may gain a discount from the referral if you go ahead with buying the product.)

There are a tonne of free resources out there on setting up and running a business. I mean, this blog is full of them. You can type a few words into Google and easily find help in the practicalities of growing your business- but building a creative, purpose-driven business requires more than that. Your business is an extension of you so it makes sense that to build something successful, you need to develop and invest in your business and yourself. Your business is worth it.

surround yourself with people who get it

Have you ever had a conversation with a friend where you’ve brought up an exciting plan for your business, or have just generally spoken about your venture, for it to be met with
‘oh… cool’s or sometimes a completely different subject? Have you felt a bit shitty after said conversations?

Well, I have a truth for you. Don't hang out with them. Those people do not get it.

knowing your 'why' and how it will keep you motivated

At the start of the year, I rediscovered my 'why', and it's helped bring purpose, productivity and calmness to my schedule. Finding your ‘why’ can sound quite woo but it’s so, so important. Knowing exactly why you want to achieve what you want to achieve brings ultimate purpose + clarity to your goals. Chances are, you won’t know your exact ‘why’ right now, as it takes time and some real digging to discover it. It’s important that you get to your ‘why’ because otherwise, it’ll be very tricky to accomplish your goals as you’ll have no real, tangible reason for them.

To get to your ‘why’, write down some goals that you want to achieve this month, this year, and in the next 5 years. Once you've got some down, ask yourself why it is you want that. Keep asking yourself, over and over, peel away those layers and you’ll find your real ‘why’.

My ‘why’ is this; I want to accomplish my goals because I want to empower as many women as I can into enterprise, I want financial freedom, and I want control over my career and life.

What’s your ‘why’? Write it down, big and proud, and put it where you’ll see it every day (perhaps above your desk, or on a post-it attached to your laptop).

That will be your daily reminder as to why you’re doing this, and it will keep you going when things get tough. Nothing can stop you once you’ve found your real, true ‘why’.