Monday Motivation a chance to Thank Everyone for their Kindness.

Morning Beautiful people,
Yesterday was a shit day!! I went into my beauty room and found that over £500 of my equipment had been stolen, it really does suck for so many reasons;  Firstly gel Nails is my main business especially this time of year, secondly I’m just me a little sole trader trying to do the best I can, it’s a really rotten feeling made worse by the fact I’m likely to know who done it, you don’t expect anything like this, I’m not covered on my insurance because of the fact I trusted the community within the studio and I stupidly didn’t have a lock on the door within the building and so I am pretty much screwed.

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I know somewhere there is a lesson in all this and I’m trying my best to stop crying and get on with learning the lesson, the one I have seen so far is how many amazing people I have around me that have been so kind, supportive and kept me strong when I just felt like this was the cherry on top of a big shit cake of a month! And so that’s where today’s motivation comes from, be kind this week to everyone you can, people’s small acts of kindness for me yesterday made a world of difference to my feelings today. If any of them are reading this, Thank You.

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xoxo

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Monday Morning Motivation, It’s a Start.

Morning gorgeous people
I’m finding motivation hard this morning, I’m trying to juggle lots my boys need something  constantly even if it’s just the eldest announcing his going to the toilet, the baby needing to launch something at me or the man coming in to moan about something, they don’t need me for any fun stuff this morning! Then there is the housework a mammoth task I’m choosing to bury my head in the washing pile and ignore!  Mix that in with a whole lotta work and plans finding motivation can be tough especially when you don’t know where to start, which is why I thought this was perfect  & may help inspire someone else who isn’t feeling as driven and focused this Monday morning.

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Whatever your doing have a fabulous one, Id Love to know what keeps you going and motivates you on days like this!
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Monday MORNING Motivation

Haha check me actually getting this post out in the morning ready for the day ahead! Amazing what you can get done when the clocks change at the kids have you up at 4.30!!

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My eldest is heading out on the first day of his half term for a trip to London with his amazing Nanny, they are off to see the crown jewels and the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red Poppy display, I know he will learn so much their today and i have made him pack lots of extra tissues as my mum finds stuff like this overwhelming and very emotional, bless her cottons.

I meanwhile I will be kicking back… Yeah right I have counselling this morning then going to take the day as it’s comes and not put tons of pressure on myself, I have lots to do but I’ll get it all done as needed. I have some writing to complete, some projects to launch and a beautiful baby to squish lots. What you got planned today beautiful people?  Have you got a motivational quote that’s your inspiration for the day or week ahead?
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The Sweet Cheeks Relaunch

Sorry guys I know I have been quiet with my writing this week, it’s been a chaotic one, you see last Friday I threw the #SweetCheeksRelaunch party to return to the Sweet Cheeks Beauty room after maternity leave. It was amazing! So amazing that this blog is going to come in stages, so much went into the evening that I can’t long it all out in one post. So here is a quick sneak peek of what’s to come, photos by the uber talented Carla Guest Photography.

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Monday Motivation on Tuesday. Why I’m inspired by this extreme 6 year old!

Morning so I missed Monday motivation yesterday my 8 week old got chicken pox and kind of needed me a little bit more, his ok and like his older brother just a few weeks ago has so far remained happy and smiling through the spots.
Finley (my 6 year old) is on school hols at mo, I’m going to share with you why he is my Monday motivation story.

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My little boy Finley is adorable, polite, funny and extremely energetic. He doesn’t excel in curricular activities but he has a passion for trying and he will try his hardest and that’s where I have so much admiration for him, he also has a passion for extreme sports.

His grown up around motocross, bmx, skateboards and freestyle. He was in DirtBikeRider Magazine at just a couple of months old. He watches extreme sports channel as much as he does kids tv. He thinks Chris Birch, one of the top uk freestyle motocross riders is his friend because he talks to him every time he sees him at local demonstrations. He asked for a wheelchair after talking to wheelz and watching him backflip at the Nitro Circus Show in London. He done a school assembly on Travis Pastrana as a person he admires. I think you kinda get his love and passion. His currently telling everyone and riding high on the fact that Twitch retweeted a picture of him out the woods, yesterday. He watches twitch loads on YouTube and wants to be just like him, he thinks his twitch etnies make him daring and extra cool doing jumps!

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He currently doesn’t have a mx bike because he bent it going to fast over jumps (despite being told not too!) so his been concentrating on bmx. He spent the last two days out the woods with his gorgeous dad digging and building jumps, riding them too. His really pushing himself, yesterday he came back with a groin injury from handlebars, a shin injury from pedals and a busted lip where the one tooth he has got went through it! But the motivation he had didn’t deter him, don’t get me wrong the bottom lip dropped, but he couldn’t wait to tell me the ways he had succeeded and the jumps he had ridden.

He also asked his dad to take his friend out there, that’s one amazing thing extreme sports have taught him the importance of a team, a crew, a family. His already said his crew will include all extreme sports not just bikes, he wants to include all his friends, his currently working on his first video!

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So I have waffled on and on, and on some more but in just 2 days I realised so much my 6 year old does inspires me:
• A Passion for trying
• A Passion to succeed (whilst loving his hugely competitive!!)
• A belief that no one is too big or too celebrity to be his friend, he sees everyone as a person and a friend no limits.
• Motivation, Determination and Belief make him get up after every fall.
• Sharing all that excites him and that he loves with others makes him even happier.
• his advice to anyone starting is “practise, get a crew, stay healthy” …. Even a 6 year old knows u have to look after no.1 to inspire, motivate and support others

So go enjoy your week like a 6 year old, be passionate in your beliefs, have fun, smile, share it with people who matter, reach out to someone you admire, and most importantly get back up with a smile from each little trip or hiccup!

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Monday Morning Mumpreneur Motivation!

Mmmmmm … What a mouthful I have given you this morning but there is a great explanation for it. You see my motivation and the sudden whirlwind I am creating in my home and business have all gone from the normal 80mph to full steam ahead because last Thursday I was the runner up in the Mumpreneur category of the Kent Women In Business Awards.

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This was such a big deal for me and if I’m honest something I really needed. You see it can be hard being self employed. A lot of the time working for yourself by yourself and it can get frustrating, lonely and there are times you think you may be driving yourself mad, when arguing between the benefits and disadvantages of any idea! Then there are moments like Thursday night, where I was a runner up amongst over 40 entries of extremly talented and inspiring business women.

We all need moments like Thursday night whether they come in the way of an award or just a friendly confident boost of encouraging words and so I made you this ….

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You are AWESOME now go dream big, share positivity & love and have a kickass awesome week!

xoxo

P.S I know the title says MORNING motivation but even us Mumpreneurs have our challenges;

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Monday Motivation it’s been a while …

I have good reason for having not blogged for a while, and it’s definitely been a motivation and inspiration for me, I welcomed to the word our second beautiful boy, Freddie.

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Being a mum all over again and watching my eldest son become a big brother has been simply beautiful. We have been watching videos by a truly inspirational, funny and happy kid called Kid President, and I think the best and most appropriate motivation I can share with you today is his video Kid Presidents’s letter to a person on their first day here being emotional & a new mummy it had me smiling & crying at the same time!

Now on maternity leave, when the baby is sleeping & my eldest is at school I plan to get in some time for writing I miss sharing Monday Motivation and beauty stuff with you guys. I’m looking forward for what’s to come & sharing it with you all. Have a fab week

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GOOOOOD MORNING MONDAY!

Morning!! Okay guys after last weeks honesty in finding motivation through life’s everyday challenges (you can read it here) my motivation this week comes quite easily because this is the week my second baby is due!!!

Of course I’m nervous but the thought that we are going to have a beautiful new addition in our family and our love and happiness is going to grow is so ridiculously exciting! And whilst I don’t expect you all to find motivation in my bumps arrival I did do some photos this weekend with my bump and the assistance of my gorgeous mum & little boy that I think will make everyone smile so decided to use it to share a smile today!

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Hope you all have a simply amazing week, and ill keep you updated with any news!! 🙂

xoxo

Honest Monday Motivation even through Difficulties!

Sometimes on my Monday Motivation blogs I get people express their dismay of how easy I make the motivation appear, but I’m human it’s not always the case!
Although I instead choose to focus on it as a commitment, meaning that by doing it, finding that motivation through the hard times and sharing it with others will make it easier to come by, easier to accept and more excitingly easier to share.

But today I’m going to share with you the reality, that as much as I want to motivate and inspire others as the sun beams at me through the window I have had what can only be described as a pretty shit morning! And if it makes you feel better and more human I’m going to tell you all about it and then finish with the motivation in its depths.

Ok so run through so far:
1. Having to walk to school because my car is at deaths door and has no tax or MOT – it’s going to scrap yard heaven today 😦
I’d like it noted this now means I have to walk, hold on correct that with less than two weeks until the baby arrives I’m waddling everywhere!!
2. It’s the first week of the month the bills are all coming out the bank
3. The local council are chasing a council tax bill of from over 10 years ago – I know I hoard shit but even my paperwork doesn’t go that far back!!! And when we go down there they say they can’t provide us with the proof we are asking for to email them – does no one work face to face anymore!! They also give me a list of numbers which send me passed from pillar to post hormonal and crying a little
4. HMRC have told me I was overpaid working tax credits by a couple of grand which amazes me as they are HMRC and so knew what I was earning down to the penny!! So I’m now having to try to understand their working out to know where my working out and what I received went so bloody wrong and I’m trying to understand numbers with serious baby brain!! So I go to the HMRC person at the local office and basically he can’t help either I have to talk to a million automated messages before I might maybe possibly find someone who can advise me!
5. I have now pulled my house apart so much in attempt to declutter my office for the nursery plus clear all my other piles hidden in nooks and cranny’s that I have lost the will at that last hurdle of stuff that has no home!!!

Next on my to do list is this, my motivational blog and that’s when I sat down and thought how do I conquer this today, how do I face it when I feel so challenged and I found just what I needed;

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And that’s when I got my head together and turned the shitty day around:
1. Walking is good for me and Finley loves to ride his scooter to school, it wasn’t raining this morning and I stopped to see my mum too and made us a cuppa!
2. I wouldn’t have bills if I hadn’t received the luxuries of the items for which they are paying, here is what i mean;
my gas bill is paying to heat my home and for those gorgeous hot showers or deep bubble baths
the electricity is a bill for the luxury of light so I don’t have to try and read in the dark, so that I can make hot chocolate in the microwave
My phone bill pays for the luxury of being able to contact someone special straight away and write this blog on my phone right now!
And I’m fortunate that each month I manage to pay for these luxuries even if occasionally I do log into my online banking peeking through my fingers! 😉
3. I have done all I can I have spoken to all the “powers that be” to explain how we can’t disprove what they are saying but don’t agree and I have to leave that there, I can’t let that consume me or get me down it will get there in the end and until further contact is made on their part it’s out of my control
4. HMRC like to confuse me so I know I need to have every last figure down to the penny and be ready to ask them all theirs it’s hard to remember everything when your on the phone and they seems so scary (they’re not!) so I’m going to sit and run through it all myself and then tackle it head on, and ask for their help and explanations to go with it all just to try and understand how such a large error was made!
5. Decluttering has made me feel accomplished and content at home and seeing the final stretch I know once its done I can relax and get ready for baby’s arrival and just enjoying our home, for now the bin men hate me and the charity shop love me for the same reason they are both getting a mountain of bags each week! 🙂

Sharing this today has kept me smiling and lifted me when the reality is I’d like to bury my head in the sand and pretend its not happening but I also want to show the human behind the blog, the reality and say Thank YOU! I turned my day around because I wanted to motivate and inspire whoever is reading this.

Special Thanks Image use from the very inspirational Dr Steve Maraboli httpwww.stevemaraboli.com/

Happy New Year, Lets have an Amazing 2014

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Happy 2014 I just know in my bones it’s going to be just wonderful, with so much amazing stuff to come, I look forward to each moment I get to smile, enjoy and share.

xoxo