How not to be inspired and something about chocolate

Inspiration is an odd thing. Just like motivation, it is powerful when it’s there but it is also fragile and fleeting. Whilst I generally believe that we should never rely on inspiration to get us closer to our goals – as habit, strategy and planning will get us much further much faster – it is certainly nice to have a little extra spark. So I went to seek out that inspiration boost. And failed. Continue reading “How not to be inspired and something about chocolate”

Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur: What I have learned this month

– September to October 2018. Is it all in the journey or the destination? Of plans that develop a life of their own. –

We’re in October, autumn, pumpkin season, month two of project Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur!

Had I originally ambitiously announced to reflect on my learnings about growing my business weekly, I have now reviewed the practicality of the idea and decided to do it monthly instead. This will give me more to talk about in each instalment and is also a better ratio of reflecting about development to doing something about development. It also made me think about exactly how and why we plan. Continue reading “Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur: What I have learned this month”

Does it spark joy? Part one: Physical decluttering

This article is one of a five-part series decluttering and minimising a space. Read the introduction to decluttering and the idea behind it, here.
The following parts are going to be about physical decluttering, digital decluttering, mental decluttering and, in the last part, about how we wrap up the journey of decluttering and carry forth the beneficial effects of the process.
Welcome to part one: Physical decluttering. Continue reading “Does it spark joy? Part one: Physical decluttering”

Does it spark joy? Declutter your space, declutter your life.

Decluttering. What does that mean?

Decluttering is such a powerful tool when it comes to personal productivity and is so much more than tidying a space. As I have argued in a previous post, the physical space we live in is directly connected to our mental state and therefore to the level of productivity, motivation and enjoyment we feel. Clearing our desks together was just the beginning! Continue reading “Does it spark joy? Declutter your space, declutter your life.”

Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur: What I have learned this month

– August to September 2018. What exactly is a career and how do I know I have one? –

First month. Wait, does this mean there is going to be a second and a third? Yes, and many more! This post is the first instalment of a new series all about my journey as a business owner; all about building, growing, learning.

Each month, I will be sharing what I have been up to and what I have learned whilst building and growing my business. Continue reading “Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur: What I have learned this month”

Clear desk, clear mind: Why you should be mindful of your working environment

Clear desk, clear mind

As we speak, I am sitting in a room that used to be my office but that now resembles a dog kennel. Blankets on the floor, toys scattered around and shredded paper everywhere. Next to me a snoring puppy. Speaking about “practice what you preach”… this room is an utter mess! Continue reading “Clear desk, clear mind: Why you should be mindful of your working environment”