Letting Go Of Self Judgement: in conversation with Ben Swanton

“It’s OK to be vulnerable, it’s OK to not know where you’re going or what you’re doing, and it’s OK to verbalise that. I’ve definitely felt historically not able to do that, you almost put up a vision of invincibility, or everything’s fine even when it’s not. There is a relief, a freedom in being able to do that.”

I’m delighted to welcome Ben Swanton who is this week’s guest on the Happy Healthy Entrepreneur Podcast, who also happens to be my husband!  Read more

Juggling School Holidays and running a business

Juggling School Holidays + Running A Business!

I don’t know about you, but as a self-employed business owner and parent, I do enjoy the change of pace that the School holidays seem to bring; a step away from the everyday routine is nice to do, and usually welcomed by the time it comes around! In fact, a previous coach of mine, who doesn’t have kids works in flow with the school terms anyway, and I don’t recall it being just because most of her clients are parents either.

As I write this post here in the UK, we’re approaching the longest holidays of the School year; anywhere between six and nine weeks depending on the School. If you’re a solopreneur and you have school age children, that can feel pretty tough to get your head around. On the one hand, it’s lovely to go on days out, take a more carefree approach to routines, and enjoy the company of family and friends, maybe even a holiday somewhere, but on the other hand there’s that worry of “but what about my business?” and “how am I ever going to have a successful business when I’m not working all Summer?” Read more