Getting Your 2018 Off To The Right Start

January 8th, 2018

If you missed January Empower and last week’s blog, first and foremost I’d like to wish you a very Happy New Year, with greater confidence, balance and clarity for the year ahead.

How has the first week of 2018 treated you so far? Can you believe we’re already a week into 2018?

I do hope you’re well and have had an enjoyable festive period with your families and loved ones. I’ve heard from many clients, colleagues and friends that have unfortunately been afflicted with all sorts of bugs over Christmas, including quite a few with full-blown flu. If this was you, I hope you’re now fighting fit or at least well on your way back to health and ready to embrace all that 2018 has to offer!

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Empower is 100 Today! Here’s Our Thank you To You.

January 1st, 2018

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Happy New Year!

Today is a special day for numerous reasons, the start of a new year, a chance to start with a clean slate and Empower, our monthly newsletter has been published for the 100th time. Today our 100th Anniversary edition was sent out and we thought a celebration was called for. When this journey started, the newsletter was sent out quarterly but has been of benefit to our Empower community of mums and mumpreneurs for nine years, providing advice, inspiration and support helping them overcome the daily challenges mums face.

For all the advice and support we have shared over the years the biggest testimony to us reaching this milestone is you! We couldn’t have done it without your support, engagement or feedback over the past nine years.

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Celebrate all your achievements and successes – recognise your strengths & capabilities and carry them forward to 2018!

December 25th, 2017

Merry Christmas!

With only six days to go until the end of the year, its worth taking time to reflect on the past 12 months but also to look forward to 2018 and all the possibilities that are open for you. You’ve made it to the end of another year, collected many memories and overcome many obstacles, no matter how minor, along the way. It’s time to celebrate all you’ve achieved.

Relax, have that glass of prosecco and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Have an amazing Christmas and a New Year without a shred of worry, for now, it’s time to enjoy yourself. You can keep enjoying yourself all throughout the next year too, the celebration doesn’t have to end in January. You can move into the New Year with stride, keep the momentum going and have another year filled with success.

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How Do You Organise Your Time Efficiently To Ensure You Enjoy Your Ideal Christmas!

December 11th, 2017

Christmas is fast approaching. A time of excitement for most, it can invoke a feeling of stress. The expectations we place on ourselves to have the ‘perfect’ Christmas, whether that is doing the cooking or trying to keep everyone happy. Whether we celebrate Christmas or not, it is the one day of the year everything pretty much grinds to a halt and forces us to slow down and gives us the opportunity to spend time with loved ones.

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What Goals Are Still Outstanding For You? What Can You Do To Ensure your success?

November 27th, 2017

With December fast approaching it’s the perfect time to reflect on the year so far. I imagine that  you’ve achieved many of the things you set out to do and possibly some things that you didn’t set out to. Congratulations!  You have made it this far. It is quite likely you didn’t achieve everything you wanted to this year but we aren’t as the end of the year just yet so there is still time.

Even the most committed of us are likely to take out eye off the proverbial ball at some point or encounter challenges that completely throw us off track. You’re not going to achieve everything you plan to do, whilst you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, you don’t hit 100% of them either. Instead of being discouraged by these shortcomings, realise that they’re an opportunity to improve. Each shortcoming is a learning experience, be grateful for them – they’re a chance to become better.

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What would achieving success do for you, your children & family, your business… What would success give you?

October 23rd, 2017

In my last post I asked the question: What does success mean to you and what will you do to get it? I talked about the fact success of course means different things to different people. For some monetary success is paramount, whilst for others it can change weekly according to what makes them happy at any given time.
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Success: What Does it Mean To You and What Will You Do To Get It?

October 9th, 2017

This month’s newsletter talked about celebrating how far we have come since the start of 2017. Taking the time to review and celebrate your milestones, no matter how small, is a great way of staying motivated and on track even when progress isn’t being made as fast as you’d like it to.

Looking back on where you were at the start of your journey is always a greater indication of success than where we find ourselves at any given time. It has been said that the true measure of success isn’t where we end up but how far we’ve come. Many agree that the journey and the process of progress and growth is of more concern than the final destination. Do you agree?

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Small Changes Equal Big Impact

September 25th, 2017

In my last blog I asked how focusing on your personal goals and aspirations had been going. I explained the importance of making sure goals are in alignment with your core values to ensure greater success.

No matter what they are, incorporating small changes into your day to day life can be a challenge. Not least because we are creatures of habit and habits can be difficult to break. Rather than trying to change or incorporate everything at once, the best way to make effective long lasting changes is to begin to introduce small changes one by one.

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September; The New January: New Year, Fresh Start!

September 11th, 2017

In this month’s newsletter we talked about new beginnings for us and our families at the start of the new academic year.  I explained the importance of taking time to focus on those goals and aspirations that may have been kept on a back burner for some time. Where January has traditionally been the month for fresh starts, many of the experts agree that September can be an equally good time to start over.

A week or so into the new school term, have you had any success with making time to focus on what you want? It’s ok if you haven’t, you may be waiting for things to settle with the children until you make some plans towards making 2017 your best year to date.
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Your Time: Create A Life You Love!

August 28th, 2017

The theme for August has been one of simplicity. In my last blog I talked about the importance of ditching ‘Mummy Guilt’; something most of us feel at some point in our parenting journey. Today I want to talk about making time for yourself to create a life you love. When we aren’t wracked by guilt, worrying about what we’re doing wrong, it’s far easier to credit ourselves for what you are doing well.

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