• Let’s Be Business Owners That Take Health & Wellness Seriously

    Business can be beautiful, but sometimes it’s felt like I had 2 options: to be ‘successful’ or to practice self-care. It felt like it wasn’t an option to do both. Like the company that wanted to take my work all the way (across 5 continents) but only if I disregarded my health and wellness for their schedule. I said ‘no thank you’. Because if I’m not happy, if I’m not congruent and if I’m not me, then it’s not really a success, is it? This can happen on a large scale – the boss that says you’ll get the promotion if you ‘put in the hours’ or on a smaller scale,…

  • Wellness & Freelancing: 3 Ways to Make It Work

    You want to set your own schedule. You crave earning your living doing what you love.  You need to share your talents, to be of service to the world.  You desire a life that allows space for you, your needs, your self-care, your wellness. So you are considering freelancing, but with all the conflicting, (and all too often inflated) information online you are wondering if it’s possible for you. And if so, how? You will hear a lot about people saying going freelance is the best thing they ever did. But make no mistake about it, setting up on your own can be a tough challenge. You are your own…

  • Small Business Resilience: 5 Ways To Stay Motivated During Dark Times

    Like bodies, businesses have good days and hard(er) days. When things aren’t going your way, it’s tough to even find the motivation to climb out of bed in the morning. I get that. However, as a small business owner, you may be carrying a lot of responsibility. Staying in bed isn’t always an option (unless you run your business from your bed, as I have). Today, we’re going to focus on a few things you can do to stay motivated. Let’s take a look:

  • Working From Home? How To Cope Gracefully With Stress

    Working from home, particularly with your own business, can be liberating. It’s easy to feel like earning your independence and your own income is all peaches and cream, passive income and Paypal notifications. But it’s not always quite that smooth, so you need to prepare to deal with any difficulties that arise. Let’s set your business and life up so that you can continue to stay well, to stay motivated and to provide for yourself, yes? Making these provisions requires emotional and physical action and I’ve got 3 top tips for you to begin today:

  • Disabled & Dreaming of Self-Employment? I Wrote This For You

    Working for yourself, setting your own schedule, making your own rules and doing meaningful work you love – that’s the dream, right? It’s a beautiful thing, it’s my career path after all, and I love it, and love helping people to make the dream true for them in my upcoming entrepreneur-activation program The Phoenix Flight School. But for many people who live with a chronic illness or disability, the challenges of setting up a business can feel insurmountable.  But it doesn’t have to be that way! [Tweet “Going self-employed with a disability is a totally viable option and I’m here to help you out.”] I’m not saying there won’t be challenges to overcome, or…