When I email clients or friends I often get out-of-office replies. In this post I’ll share why I love getting these out-of-office replies, and how you too can use out-of-office replies to set boundaries in your business. Many of the out-of-office replies I get aren’t just any kind of replies, but messages sharing what people…… Continue reading how to use out-of-office replies to set boundaries in your business
As a business owner, you get to set the rules. Hurrah, freedom! But, after a lifetime of being told what to do and when to do it at school and work, figuring out what your rules are going to be can be hard. In this post I share some strategies to learn to trust yourself…… Continue reading how to trust yourself as a business owner (and human)
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that running my business without the hustle, in a way that nourishes me is key. I want to run a business that allows me to work with my strengths and energy. A business that allows me to grow and develop. And a business that allows…… Continue reading how I created a slow, gentle and profitable business
This post first appeared in my October 2021 newsletter. Want to get my newsletters directly in your inbox? Sign up here. Do you ever find yourself thinking that if you set a boundary around availability, or price, or extra work you’ll lose out on clients? Or that people will see that your shop is closed…… Continue reading how to feel good about setting and communicating boundaries in your business
Every so often a podcast or article on ‘the hustle’ crosses my radar. The host or author talks about how, as a business owner, you need to hustle in order to make it work. Especially as a beginning business owner. But: what if we don’t want to hustle? How do we build and run a business without…… Continue reading 4 strategies to stop hustling in your small business (and feel good)
Ever wonder how other small business owners create a life that feels balanced, intentional and fulfilling? A Balanced Life is my blog series in which I interview mentors, makers, creatives and others who are intentionally seeking to live a more balanced life. We talk about living life without the hustle, resisting norms around productivity +…… Continue reading A Balanced Life: living + working in tune with natural cycles, with Jen Wright
A little over a year ago I shifted my business in a number of ways. All of these led to me feeling more confident and secure in my small business. In this blog post I’ll share three lessons I learnt in my business over the past year. This post first appeared in my April 2021…… Continue reading 3 lessons I learnt in my business this past year (and how those make me feel good)
Are you taking time off from your business this summer?
These 5 tips will help you to really take time off from your business this summer–without the guilt or pressure.
Ever wonder how other women create a life that feels balanced, intentional and fulfilling? A Balanced Life is my blog series in which I interview mentors, makers, creatives and others who are intentionally seeking to live a more balanced life. We talk about living life without the hustle, resisting norms around productivity + busyness, and…… Continue reading A Balanced Life: feeling in control of your time + decisions, with Ruth Werwai
The other week I’d marked some time in my calendar with the phrase ‘no appointments!’. A day later I nearly got back on that decision when I got some meeting invites. But I stuck with my plan and it felt good. Here are some of things to do when your boundaries are tested. Pause The…… Continue reading what to do when your boundaries are tested