New podcast alert! It's a challenge from @sierra_annastasia that you can find at the link in my profile, or by searching "Bold Moves" in your favorite podcast app! There you can figure out why I used a picture of my amazing sister-in-law/mind twin for this week's #boldmovesfearlessfridays graphic! 😉😜💜
🌱 Emotional Vortex 🌱 ✨Too often we just skirt around our emotions without really dealing with them. They swirl round and around until they create a turbulence energy that may be flying under your radar, but only for so long.✨...
💖 If we want to progress, to heal, sooner or later we need to lean into that vortex. Simply popping a pretty runner carpet or shaggy rug over the entry point will not do. (That's probably going to get sucked in too, FYI, so don't spend too much on it.)💖... 💫 Letting your feelings come out instead of bottling them up, journaling and exploring where their roots are, what thoughts created them, will lighten the load. The turbulence will pass but first it needs acknowledging and compassionate enquiry. 💫... 🎈 How do you deal with uncomfortable feelings? Let me know below! 🎈... 🏮[Always seek support and supervision from a qualified medical profession if you have a mental health issue.]🏮
THE SIDE HUSTLE >> The earliest inklings of my business started as a side hustle and a blog that I worked on during late evenings after I got home from my job at Disney. It's an exciting, weird, and tough thing to have a side business. I love watching friends like @christinahubbardstudio get out there and make it happen when your 9-5 is more like a 7-7. I often get asked - if my business is just a side business, when should I invest in branding? It can be hard to know whether to jump in when this thing you're doing isn't your full time... but maybe it could be if you better understood your brand and what story you're trying to tell people. This is one of the things I'm tackling in a new video series called "Skip to Action TV". You can grab the first episode in that series for FREE on my site and its all about the FIVE biggest mistakes you could be making in your branding. Find it via my link in profile, and here's a 🎉🎉🎉 if you're side hustling into the weekend.
"Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: What is soft is strong." - Lao-Tsu
In a world full of rock, be water 🌊
At the Tuvkhun Monastery in Central Mongolia, we were led to a special rock formation called "The Womb," which symbolizes rebirth. Each guest is supposed to crawl on their hands and knees into the tiny womb, spin counterclockwise if you're a woman (clockwise if a man), and emerge from the womb a revived person. Smile! _ Click the link in my bio to download your Free E-Book filled with more interesting travel stories!
“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.”
~ Lao Tzu .
Bloody Instagram cropping my video so I couldn't get the full clip in...
Nevertheless I know that insta is full of ripped and shredded athletes who perform insane workouts with crazy heavy weights but this is a personal achievement and meaningful journey to me that I want to share.
A year ago I dislocated my shoulder and only I know how much work I've put in with @ja.coaching in getting it to a level now where I'm hitting shoulder press PBs.. all the shoulder health exercises, shoulder stretches and mobility workouts have paid off. This was my third set with 30kg dumbbells having failed to record it myself properly the first time and having a random guy not know how to take a video the second time. All this whilst still nurturing and recovering from a fracture in my foot.. It's simply not good enough to say you will do it tomorrow when the opportunity is there today.
If you want to get inspired and motivated then look for that inspiration in anything and everything. Whether it's a book, TV show, idol, celebrity, a work colleague, a personal trainer, a friend, an ex or all of the above (works for me). I will keep on improving and hitting my goals. I want to empower others and elevate them to a better place too
Today's #fridayintroductions is about this amazing guy right here. ⠀
We first met almost 12 years ago at a high school fancy dress party, I was dressed as a fairy and he was dressed as a tramp - is that even a thing? Haha!⠀
We started dating in Dec '05 and I called it quits in Apr '06 as I naively thought there was plenty more fish in the sea. ⠀
3 years later on my birthday night out, we bumped into each other again and well, the rest is history!⠀
We went on our first holiday to London in 2010, we bought our first home together in 2012 and I said YES after a very emotional proposal in 2016. ⠀
We now live in a beautiful house together and I can't wait to continue our journey together, he is my rock, my best friend, and my future.⠀
It's amazing to have someone who accepts you for who you are at your lowest and highest points. Having his support fills me with the confidence I've needed to keep moving forward!⠀
How does a special someone in your life help you?
Creative, personal projects are so important for small biz owners 🙌 You need a release, an outlet + time to yourself. I'd love to get to know more about what you do in your spare time. Share with us in the comments. And happy Friday! 💕🎉
So today I was networking up a storm at Big on Business at Biggin Hill airport 🙌 swipe through to see some shots from the day which included some training from Google and a keynote from a controversial politician! Intrigued? If you want to optimise your google reach you should definitely check out the #DigitalGarage as they have some great free tools 😀
Wanted to share a couple of my favorite clean eats to get while traveling! They are easy/no cook and can be stashed in a mini fridge! 🙌🏻 -fruits (esp. if it can go on a counter like apples, oranges, grapes)
-mini bell peppers -hummus
-nitrate free lunch meat
-plain Greek yogurt and berries
-multigrain chips and salsa -pre hard boiled eggs -and of course, my superfood smoothie 😍🙌🏻 Yum! Hope this helps you think of some ideas for road trips, camping or traveling! What are your favorite grab and go clean eats?
I saw @therock talking about the Power of Positivity and sending love to a 12y old boy named Justin who's dying of cancer. This really touched me! I 110% believe in positive energy. When everything around you seems dark, it's the last thing to hold on to #respect#hopeforjustin#neverfaulterneverfail#powerofpositivity
Sunrise views from this morning's walk. I love having Camelback mountain in our backyard ☀️ Leaving #homesweetdesert will never be easy, but I've got an entire week's worth of memories to take back to Chicago with me. And 2 very full suitcases 🙈 Grateful for a life bursting with adventure and the best family in the world! #GratefulToday#camelbackmountain#bestweekever
"I love my shirt! I took it to NYC and the pic is on a bench near the Washington Square Arch. I wear my shirt often. It starts positive conversations, about how people matter and how people need to be seen. In these quick chats, I leave encouraged that I got to tell someone “You matter, the world needs you!” I have also noticed people make eye contact after they read the shirt and it is cool to be able to smile or say high. It is the BEST! Also, as a side note it is a quality, cozy t-shirt I like wearing. Big Fan!⠀
Thank you, Emily! And thank you all for the awesome photos and emails sharing your love and experiences wearing your apparel! ...
Positive apparel available on @matterapparel site (link in bio)⠀
I was talking to someone this week about what would make them happy - as they started their list ... to have a better job, to earn more money, to buy a house, to have nicer clothes, to be in a better romantic relationship ... we realised that she was looking for happiness outside of herself - she thought, like we all do - that some thing or someone could make her happy. Yes as we started looking at all the wonderful people she already had in her life, all of the things she enjoyed doing and what her real passions were - she realised she had everything she needed to be happy right now. As Henry Fielding said "I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more." ✨🙏🏽✨❤️❤️#lawofattraction#happiness#happinessquote#happinessquotes#happinessquotestoliveby#powerofpositivity#powerofpositivethinking#happy#quotestoliveby#quotestags#spiritual
I went and saw @faith.darling today to get un-hobo'd, and I'll definitely say that she definitely has the skills required to make me look like a presentable human being for my regular person side of life haha. Thanks a lot, lady! I think that I just found out who is going to be handling my hair for the rest of the time that I'm out here!