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Look for the signs you need to rest

Let me tell you a little story, it’s only a quick one. Today I dropped George off to nursery for his second time. The first time was super hard because it was the unknown, but the second time was harder in some way because he knew that I was leaving him. He clung on...

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What do you sell?

Are you clear about the products/services you offer your brides? When I first start working with a client I ask them “What can people buy from you right now?” and they often stop and ask “Shouldn’t we be starting somewhere else first?” But no. Here are some of the...

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Do you have a profit plan for your wedding business?

Do you have a profit plan? Your response may be … “Um…what profit?!?!?” “That feels a little too scary” “What the Margery duck is a profit plan” “Profit – I wish!” I get it. I totally do. It can be ikky to think of the numbers in your business and it can make you feel...

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The Curate Process

Are you in control of your time? If not, let me introduce the curate process to you. I know time and getting things done is one of the hardest things about being a business owner. I used to feel the time thing, and still do on occasion, but, one day I was just like “I...

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Self-care Monday – My little self-care kit

It can be frustrating as a wedding supplier seeing posts about ‘self-care Sunday’ when Sundays can be one of your busiest days! So, let’s create self-care Monday when you take some time for you, every Monday morning to set yourself up for the week and to help you feel...

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5 Ways to Cope With peak Wedding Season

You have worked up to this moment. Wanting your summer order book to be bursting at the seams. But you are here, after all the effort you have put in and it’s hard. It’s tougher than you imagined it to be. You are working all the hours under the sun and more. You feel...

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The Little Joys

What makes you smile? Either a little smirk, a little flutter in the heart or a full-on, big, double chin inducing smile? When did you last do something that was for you, that made you smile? For me, the little joys in life are what makes my days special. Because...

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GDPR: An Email You Could Send

Do a “Who Am I” newsletter for GDPR I know that we are all fed up with the stress of GDPR and what needs to happen – I cannot advise you on that but what I can do is give you an idea for an email to send over the next day or so that will help you get some of those...

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Allow yourself to be where you are

Allow yourself to BE where you ARE We are always looking at what we want to do, what we haven’t got around to doing, what is wrong, what we want to change, what we need to do. Why not, just for this week, instead, we focus on what we HAVE. I say we here because I will...

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Guilt

Guilt is something we all feel. Guilt that we haven’t done something we were “supposed” to Guilt that we didn’t spend enough time planning something Guilt that we didn’t call our friend back when we said we would Guilt that our mind was somewhere else when you were...

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When things go wrong

Sometimes things just don’t go to plan Do you ever have one of those days or weeks when everything seems to go against you Emma? Things happen that you hadn’t planned for, things take longer than you expect them to, things go wrong, things that you cannot control take...

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How to Make a Decision

How to make a decision in your wedding business Today I wanted to talk about new opportunities and how to make a decision on them. I am sure you have heard of shiny object syndrome. This is where you get sidetracked with something that is new. Perhaps a new thought, a...

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The self-doubt fairy [Free Pep Talk Audio]

The self-doubt fairy [Free Pep Talk Audio] Do you have one? I do. I think, if we are all being honest, we all do. Even the most confidence, most accomplished business owner has one. The self-doubt fairy is the little voice that sits in your mind, picking away at the...

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Let’s talk Comparison

The C Word I am not talking about competition, I am talking about comparison. Let’s get real for a moment. The wedding industry is a busy one. There are lots of suppliers out there and there will be lots of suppliers offering the same kinds of services and products as...

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What does it take?

Hard work and commitment Let me get real with you on this Sunday evening. Please don’t hate me. Building a business takes hard work*. It takes commitment. It takes falling** and picking yourself up again. It takes working on consistently*** and it takes focus. I would...

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Be your own kind of wonderful

Be your own kind of wonderful (and sod everyone else) Brides buy from people they connect with, people who “get” them and what they want, people who they trust will give them what they want. YOU do the same. You are more likely to buy something from someone who you...

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How to make massive progress on a project

We can all make excuses for not moving forward on projects and the classic one is “I don’t have the time”. Well today I want to share with you how I make my projects happen and it works. When I have a chunky project to get done I like to put aside a day or a few to...

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Making time to feel good is not a luxury

Making time to feel good is not a luxury *Cue the eye roll* I know you are reading this and doing the eye roll and I am not judging you for this because I would have done exactly the same thing just a few months ago. I used to get super frustrated by business owners I...

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Asking for Help

Asking for Help I remember when I was young, it felt like a weakness to ask for help. Anyone else remember feeling like this? I remember the first real job I had. I would be petrified to ask a question about something or ask for help. I don’t really remember why, I...

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Enjoy The Ride

Enjoy the Ride When you start, build or grow a business you are most definitely going on a journey.  A journey like no other that you have been on. A journey that is unique to you, your dreams, your goals, your life, your desires. Everyone’s journey will be different...

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Stop Being Nasty!

Stop being nasty We all have insecurities about how we look and how we sound. It is kind of natural, especially as women, we are always so super critical of ourselves. We say things to ourselves that we would never even think about saying to anyone else. We can be...

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A key trend for growing your wedding biz in 2018

Video... I know…it sounds super scary and OK, let’s be real. It is. Putting yourself out there for everyone to see, judge and be critical of. But you know what, people really don’t care about THAT THING that you obsess about that you don’t like about yourself. That...

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