The accidental blogger update…
For those who have been following this blog since the beginning you have seen it grow from an extension of our Facebook page to store great advice, to an amazing charity work collaborations and then to help local businesses grow.
I continued to develop the group / website even though I relocated to Spain and started helping mums in Javea too. Even though I spend the majority of my time in Spain we have grown in popularity thanks to our awesome admin team and since I last did a personal blog post (September 2015) we have now raised £5,000 for The Henry Allen Trust.
Life has changed some what over the last year and has seen me set up not one but two businesses after meeting so many influential women in business.
I went from wanting to be financially secure again to needing to be financially stable for my boys. I admire all working mothers as this gig is tough, guilt being the hardest part of working long hours to get the business started. I am not going to lie…It has been the toughest twelve months of my life with many highs and lows but what an awesome experience. I would love to say that it was fully supported by the closest person in my life but sadly it was not to be which makes the whole experience even more challenging.
My network in Milton Keynes is growing daily and my network in the Costa Blanca is also growing so I am learning how to give all my projects the best support I can.
Time management is the key for 2017.
“Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add more things — we need to give up on some of them.”
This is a great article: 13 things you need to give up if you want to be successful
9. Give Up Your Need to Control Everything
“Some things are up to us, and some things are not up to us.” — Epictetus, Stoic philosopher
Differentiating these two is important.
Detach from the things you cannot control, and focus on the ones you can, and know that sometimes, the only thing you will be able to control is your attitude towards something. Remember, nobody can be frustrated while saying “Bubbles” in an angry voice.
I think 2017 is going to be full of learning and lessons. I wish I had a crystal ball…
I look forward to working with new companies and continue building the relationship with those who have supported us over the last two years. I will continue to grow my brands and hope the universe keeps giving me the strength and courage to build dreams. Some say I am ‘inspirational’ but I am just a mum, needing more to keep my mind busy, trying her best to show her boys what makes her happy…
Until next time…
Sam @ firstname.lastname@example.org