Hobbies … how much should we spend on them?


"Well blogging doesn't make me any money right now so I can't really justify spending any money on it." I can't tell you how many times I've heard the above statement in the last few years. And naturally, being at a blogging conference last week, I heard it again. A good few times! So ... indulge me for a second as I launch straight into my Continue Reading

Success and balance: how can they co-exist?


If we were to take a trip back in time to September 2013, you'd find me feeling pretty smug because you know that magical state of ‘balance’ we’re all constantly seeking? Well call me David Copperfield because I’d managed to conjure it up. All my work was being done during actual work hours, I was being an awesome mum, my house was running like Continue Reading

Consistency. It’s not very glamorous


Some days I’ve got nothing. No mojo. No motivation. No get up and go. They're the days where I can’t concentrate, am easily frustrated by six-year-old questions of ‘why’ and protestations of ‘but’, and if I had my way, I’d go back to bed and sleep away the day. But of course …  I don’t. I sit at my desk and plug away. Just like I do every Continue Reading

How to find your passion and purpose in life


If you read this blog regularly it’s not going to be news to you that the main reason we all over-extend ourselves is because we can’t help but say yes to everything. Why? Because ‘everything’ is an opportunity and no one wants to let amazing opportunities go begging. Ultimately though, saying yes to everything just leads to resentment (because Continue Reading