Ashley Hartlage

1. Please introduce yourself, what is your name, where are you from?

I’m Ashley Hartlage, and I’m a Mindset and Manifestation Coach from Louisville, Kentucky.

2. What is your business about?

I help boss babes and bosses at life make quantum leaps in their life and biz through the power of manifestation. I believe that success is a combination of mindset, energy, and strategy, so I focus on all 3 to help you to get results.

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3. What made you get into this line of business?

Well, 10 years ago, I discovered the law of attraction at the lowest point of my life. I fell in love with it, because it not only gave me hope, but also a solution. From there, I dove deep into all things law of attraction and personal/spiritual development, and it completely changed everything for me.

Every once in a while, I’d get an intuitive pull to start sharing my work with the world, but I didn’t know exactly how I wanted to do that. About 2 years ago, I had a moment, where I looked around and realized that I had manifested the exact life that I wanted years ago, and I started thinking about what’s next. I started having visions of the community I’d create and sharing what I’ve learned with the world. I followed those visions to create my business. My business has been built completely on intuition, so far.

4. What makes you get up in the morning, do you have a power morning routine?

What gets me up in the morning is to give people hope to follow their dreams. I love nothing more than watching someone light up, because they believe in themselves and they believe in the work that they’re putting out into the world. My morning routine is actually pretty simple. I start my day with gratitude. As I get ready for the day, I just mentally list all of the things that I’m grateful for, followed by a few affirmations.

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5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

When you show your vulnerability, that’s when the magic happens.

6. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. It’s about a blogger’s struggle with mental illness, and how she copes with it. Issues like depression and anxiety are so prevalent, and I think it’s so important for people to have a better understanding of those who struggle with these issues. The more we can understand, the more we can help.

7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

Yes, right now I have Create Your Quantum Leap 90 minute intensive at 50% off. Where we’ll dive deep into crafting and planning your transition into your next level. I’m also about to announce that I’ll be retiring my standard coaching packages, and replacing them with an unlimited coaching package (unlimited coaching calls and texts, with no time limits).

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8. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly. 

I do this exercise where I create a character of who my next level self is, and give her a name. Anytime I want to change my mindset,  I just say to myself, “ok, it’s time to be ___now” and I can step into my next level self almost instantly.

9. What do you love most about helping others?

I love making people feel good, especially when they feel good about themselves. I’m always happiest when the people around me are happy too. One of my missions is to spread as much kindness, love, and joy as possible.

10. Your favorite quote?

Your past circumstances don’t define your future destination.

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Thank you so much Ashley for sharing your story and amazing business with us if you would like to see more from Ashley please go to InstagramFacebook GroupFacebook Profile, or her Facebook Page

Jo Fitzgerald

Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

I’m Jo Fitzgerald, I’m originally from Kent, I lived and worked in the Middle East for 17 years – where I brought up my two gorgeous children, Sam and Anya. We now live in West Sussex, where I am blessed to be the MIBA Coordinator.

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 What is your business about?

My company is Tiny Sponges. I have always been a teacher, in very many roles. I have been a Deputy Head in a Pupil Referral Unit, I ran a Nursery in Muscat, Oman for The British Council but my real passion is Early Years. I started Tiny Sponges two years ago, I wanted to help parents teach their children wellbeing and resilience skills. Mental Health is hugely important to me, I have lost close family members to suicide, my mum was an alcoholic and I have Bipolar Type 2 – and was recently treated for PTSD. Quite a mixed bag!! I have seen first hand, how more children have anxiety issues and mental health conditions, and how little help there is out there for them and their families. I believe that, if we teach our children well-being and resilience skills from an early age, they are better equipped to cope with life’s obstacles.

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 What made you get into this line of business?

I have written two children’s books, one of which is now in schools across West Sussex, along with a Scheme Of Work for teachers to teach Mental health and safeguarding to their pupils. We have also been in collaboration with a leading Danish educationalist, and are now the sole distributor of her resources in the UK and Ireland. These positive mindset resources are used in schools and families across Denmark, and have had amazing results with both wellbeing and learning outcomes. We are exhibiting at The Education Show in London this year, and our aim is to get all of our resources into as many schools as possible in the coming year. I also have two more books ready for publication, and am collaborating with a couple of other people on two more. I write a Blog, published by the Pre-school Learning Alliance and Early Years Matters. I speak at conferences on Child Safeguarding and Mental Health. Our online courses go live this year. The huge Childcare insurance company Morton Michel have bought my ‘How To Keep Safe … in a sometimes crazy world’ book in bulk, and are about to start selling it on their website … things are on the up!

 What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

My morning routine consists of a walk with the dogs, a green juice and straight into the office (at home). My ‘to-do’ list gets me up in the morning! The best advice that I have recently been given is from Leona Burton, CEO of the ‘Mums In Business Association’ who recently spoke at one of our West Sussex meeting. One of her golden nuggets of advice was to block your time every day in your planner – and stick to it – i.e. one hour for social media, one hour for emails, one hour for writing … I often compare myself to the dog in the film ‘Up’, constantly distracted by “squirrel” “squirrel.” I really need the discipline of blocking time!

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What is a book you would say everyone must read?

One of the resources that we have brought over from Denmark is about strengths of character – and how they help with our general well-being and quality of life. I would really recommend reading the ‘Mumprenuer On Fire’ series of books (especially MOF 4, as I am one of the co-authors). My reason is this – women in business are all on a similar journey, we all know how difficult it can be to juggle business, family and life, the stress and the worry is regular and familiar. In these books the stories of women battling through huge adversity, HUGE adversity, are a real lesson and can teach us a lot about ourselves. We all have strengths – bravery, perseverance, grit, gratitude … and we should recognise them in ourselves and use them. We need to have a realistic and positive love for ourselves and our strengths, instead of focussing on our weaknesses – what we don’t know or don’t have, and berating ourselves.

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What One thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

The one thing I do to change my mindset in an instant, is to practice gratitude. I have so very much to be grateful for in my life. I am blessed.

What do you love most about helping others?

Two of my top strengths are kindness and social intelligence. I love going into schools, and seeing how my books make a difference. The feedback I get is gratifying and quite wonderful – it feeds my soul! I get a huge buzz from my work as a MIBA coordinator too. Watching people on their journey, meeting them, supporting them, getting them help – watching collaborations and friendships form. I use my strengths to help make a difference – and the Universe always responds by sending great things my way, and placing them in my lap!!

Your favourite quote?

My favourite quote, though I have so many, is by Dr Seuss – it’s what my teaching is all about:

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

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If you would like to see more from Jo you can at FacebookInstagramTwitter, or her websites TinySponges and JoFizgerald

Have a wonderful day.

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Emma Ward

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

I’m Emma Ward and I’m a Business Confidence Coach. I’m based in Berkshire and expecting my first child in May.

2. What is your business about?

I coach women who are either running a business, or want to, to have the confidence and next-steps-knowledge to put themselves out there so they can get paid to do what they really love.

I do this through online self-study courses, group programs and 1:1 sessions.

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  1. What made you get into this line of business?

I started my own business back in 2008 having given up teaching full-time due to a crippling illness. I started as a Personal Stylist and as I regained my health and spent more and more time helping women wear clothes that reflect who they are as an individual, I realised that I was doing a lot of coaching. I trained to be a Confidence Coach in 2012 and it wasn’t long before I was attracting other female business owners who not only wanted help increasing their confidence but wanted advice on marketing themselves.

I know what it’s like to spend your weekdays working tirelessly on something that doesn’t light you up. I want to help women to get paid to do what they love so they can make the difference in the world that they really crave.

  1. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

Yes, I do have a routine. I do mindset work as soon as I wake up. I say my affirmations and visualise my dreams as a reality. Mindset work has changed my life and I love teaching it to others so I ensure I walk my talk. I really notice when I haven’t done it.

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  1. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Believe in yourself and your halfway there.

I think you’re more than halfway there! Without self-belief you are left with self-doubt and that slows everything down and leads to (from my own experience) a mediocre life.

 

  1. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson.

  1. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

Yes, I have some offers on right now.

I have a 7-day Vision Board Mastery course for just £20.19. I’ve used vision boards to help me manifest countless things including: my home, my partner, my car, my business, holidays and much more. Anyone can make a vision board but not everyone knows how to create one that really works.

I also have 4 Business Bundles on offer, helping you to identify your Ideal Client; know what to include on your website; how to write effective sales pages; how to brand your personality and how to develop a success mindset.

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  1. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

EFT/tapping. It works like magic!

  1. What do you love most about helping others?

Seeing the way they then believe in themselves and the incredible effect this has on ALL areas of their life.

  1. Your favourite quote?

“A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

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Thank you Emma for sharing your story and business with us if you would like to see more from Emma then please got to her FacebookInstagram or her Website

Emma is also a co-author in Mumpreneur On Fire 4 which is available for pre-order at Amazon

Have a wonderful day x

Estelle Keeber

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

My name is Estelle Keeber and I am one of the co-founders of Mums in Business Association. I am based in Leicester and I’m a mum to my 2 amazing boys Jed and Obi.

2.What is your business about?

MIBA started as a FB group in June 2017. Since then we have grown a social media following of over 50k! We help to support and empower all women In business whether this be through our child friendly networking events, our online community or in 1:1 sessions.

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3. What made you get into this line of business?

We knew that as mums in business ourselves that there was a huge lack of support from other women. We needed to bring women together and show them that together we stand stronger.

4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

I always like to wake up before the boys so that I can have time to take a look at what I have going on that day. I always write out my to do list the night before so that I can settle in bed that evening and know that I’m going to wake up with a plan and purpose. I use to meditate in the mornings but find it enjoy it more and can relax when I meditate in the evenings. I think it’s all about finding a routine that works best for you!

  1. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

To never give up on a dream. Work hard and anything is possible!

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6. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

The whole of our mumpreneurs on Fire series…which have now all become #1 best sellers on Amazon. Perfect for anyone who is needing some inspiration.

  1. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

We have so much going on! Right ow we have the VIP which is open, over 20 hours of training’s and expert tips, we also have our MIBA Guide to Growing your Instagram out which is the 1st Instagram book MIBA have created! 2019 is going to be crazy with new products and launches so watch this space!

8. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

Music is great for lifting my mood!! Blasting out a bit of James Arthur always makes me smile!

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  1. What do you love most about helping others?

Seeing that we have helped thousands of women is pretty incredible. Knowing that just 1 person has been able to become more confident or feel more included is more than enough for me. To see our followers growing not only their businesses but their whole self is truly humbling and makes all the hard work worth while!

10. Your favourite quote?

Teamwork makes the dream work…as soon as you realise this life becomes much easier!

Thanks Estelle for sharing your amazing business and story with us if you want to see more about Estelle and Mums in business association then please go to Twitter , Facebook GroupFacebook Page, or their website

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Have a wonderful day x

Lisa Jane

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?  

Hey I am Lisa Jane I am from Rainham in Kent and my biz name is Luscious Boss Babes

2. What is your business about?

My business is to uplift validate and empower women through skincare and makeup.

3. What made you get into this line of business?

It was the mission behind the foundation that drew me in as its close to my heart.  They help sexually abused women and children.

4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?  

I have a morning routine, I am up at 6am coffee in hand and I will go and sit outside if it’s not raining, just for the peace and quiet and to listen to the birds.  I want to make a difference in women lives and show my 10-year-old daughter a different way.

5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Be yourself, don’t fake it till you make it.  Let people see you for you.

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6. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

I loved the secret but preferred watching it and Eric Worre Go Pro is a good read. I have lots of books lol 

7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

Every month we have a special customer kudos that saves money and changes on the first of every month.

8. What one  thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

Personal development and journalling. Watching motivational videos on youtube.

9. What do you love most about helping others?

Just satisfaction of helping them and making them feel better.

10. Your favourite quote?

I love quotes so that is a hard one for me but I do love the work BOOM!

 

Thank you so much Lisa for sharing your story and business with us, if you would like to see more from Lisa then go to InstagramFacebook, or her Website.

Lisa is also one of the co-authors for Mumpreneur on Fire 4 which is now available for pre-order on Amazon

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Have a wonderful day

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Denise White

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

I am Dr Denise White. My business is Dr Denise White Consultancy and Training Ltd, of which i manage ‘Children Who Thrive’ and ‘The Music Doctor’. I am from Ireland.

2. What is your business about?

‘Children Who Thrive’ is where I coach and mentor parents of children and young people who have special or additional needs so they can put in place strategies, interventions, and plans that will see their child thrive. ‘The Music Doctor’ I am about to launch my new website. I offer consultancy and training to parents, professionals and students allowing them to discover specific music and creativity techniques and new interventions that develop and enhance a wide range of skills and capabilities among children, young people and adults.

3. What made you get into this line of business?

My uncle Dessie. He was special. He had Down Syndrome and we were best friends. His reaction to me playing the piano triggered me going into the line of business.

4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

I am totally passionate about helping, coaching and mentoring parents and sharing my 25+ years experience and knowledge. My systems work and therefore I have helped transform thousands of lives. It is incredibly rewarding. I should pay more attention to my morning routine. I tend to get stuck in and never really take a break. I plan to start my days off with meditation in 2019.

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5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Believing is achieving! Anything is Possible! and No strength like courage!

6. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

Mine, The Music Doctor, Book 1 (of 5) coming out in March 2019.

7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

Plenty of offers coming in 2019. Free coaching call. 30 day challenges. Personalised play lists.

8. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

Music.

9. What do you love most about helping others?

Seeing them succeed and thrive.

10. Your favourite quote?

‘Where words fail, music speaks’ Hans Christian Anderson

Thank you so much Denise for sharing your story and business with us if you would like to learn more please go to Children Who Thrive Facebook GroupTwitterInstagram or her Website

Have a wonderful day.

 

Rhian Kivits

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

My name’s Rhian, I’m from Looe in Cornwall, UK and my business is RhianKivits.com

  1. What is your business about?

I’m a Conscious Dating & Relationship Consultant, Love & Intimacy Mentor and Founder of The Soulmate Success System.

I work with clients (mostly women and couples) from all over the world online using my unique blend of psychotherapeutic techniques and mind-body-soul wisdom.

My mission is to help successful, ambitious women become just as fearless, magnetic and lucky in love. I believe that we all deserve to enjoy purposeful relationships that add value to our lives, supportive partners who desire to learn, grow and expand alongside us and intimate connection that helps us feel fully self expressed on every level.

I work 1:1 with clients on a bespoke basis under my Love Lessons service or Soulmate Success System. This might involve solving specific sex or relationship issues, learning how to enjoy intimacy more, navigating the dating game or heavier issues, like recovering from a painful past, divorce or abuse in order to move forward.

I also run holistic group programs for women online on topics like women’s sexual healing, sensuality, self love and orgasmic manifestation! We need to learn how to heal and love ourselves because ultimately we are our own Soulmates as a starting point.

  1. What made you get into this line of business?

If you wind the clock back on my own life about 12 years or so, I was living a city life stuck in unfulfilling, demanding jobs and trapped in a dysfunctional marriage with no compatibility or true connection. I was carrying so many burdens from my own past and struggling to be a good mum to my children. Although I had a level of professional success and on the outside it looked like I had a good life, underneath I was struggling to cope. My mental health was suffering, I felt lonely, numb and empty and I’d chosen a partner who was never going to be able to meet my needs.

I woke up to the fact that things had to change. Essentially I knew that it was my responsibility to change my situation and my emotional state. I started to become interested in holistic healing and quit my miserable job to start my own spiritual business as a complementary therapist. As I learned new skills and started to open up to the world of emotion and energy, I was on my own personal journey of healing and awakening which helped me learn the value of inner work and personal growth.

Eventually, I qualified as a psychodynamic couple therapist and took training in sex therapy. I knew my mission was to help other people enjoy better relationships, not only with partners, but with themselves too. I explored alternative approaches to relationships like Tantra and Taoism. I began to combine all my knowledge so that I could work on every level – mind, body and soul.

  1. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

I’m a busy mum with children so my mornings usually start with them. We live by the sea, so I always take some mindful breaths of ocean air when taking the children to school – it’s informal, but this really is a power routine! I also try to do something to motivate and balance myself each morning too. This can vary – it may be a spot of self-healing with Reiki or Egyptian Seichem, it may be a meditation, it may be journaling or gratitude practice.

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  1. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

I love the Reiki principles, which each start with ‘Just for today’. I feel we put a lot of pressure on ourselves as entrepreneurs to improve and perform and sometimes this can be stressful or cause anxiety. But when I remind myself to do the best I can in my life, my work or as a mum, step by step, ‘just for today’, I know that I can be present in the here and now, and that I can trust myself to take care of tomorrow when it comes. As I’ve struggled with anxiety from a young age, I find this approach really supportive. I believe in being kind and compassionate with ourselves.

  1. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

Women who run with the wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

This is a fabulous, powerful book filled with inspiring stories of feminine strength. Plus it’s written by a psychoanalyst – so it speaks to my soul and my love of symbolism as well as my professional side.

  1. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

I have a free download I’d love to offer: bit.ly/soulmateguide

It’s my simple system that shows you exactly how to harness the emotional power of chakra affirmations so that you can attract soulmate love.

The guide is ideal for any woman who’s looking to find a new soulmate partner or who’d like to deepen her connection with her existing partner.

  1. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

I’ve learned from my experience of tantric bodywork and taoist approaches that when we activate our Chi (our life force energy) we create a positive, helpful body chemistry that can make us feel more energised and banish those negative thoughts that make us feel sluggish or demotivated.

I raise my Chi through shaking meditation or 10 minutes of dancing to uplifting music.

  1. What do you love most about helping others?

I absolutely love seeing the impact of my work on my clients. They tell me how I’ve helped them turn around failing relationships, find freedom from their past abuse or discovered confidence after a lifetime of hiding away. This really makes my heart sing – it’s such a fabulous feeling to know that you’ve touched someone’s life and they’re happier or more successful as a result.

I also appreciate that I’m constantly learning from my clients because human beings are so diverse and my work is so fascinating. It’s a true privilege to get to know people so well, and to understand more about myself in the process.

  1. Your favourite quote?

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere – they are in each other all along – Rumi

I adore this quote because it creates such a beautiful image. Love is meant to be and I really believe we all deserve to experience it. I believe when two people form a deep, loving relationship what they create together is bigger than the sum of its parts and that it is through experiencing love that we can expand into our highest potential. And the journey to finding love is also about finding ourselves. Be it to see it, as they say!

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If you would like to see more of Rhian then please go to Facebook or her Website

Jennica Collado

1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?
I’m Jennica Collado, a Confidence + Visibility Coach from the Philippines.
 
2. What is your business about?
I work with introverted, intuitive women in business who are afraid to rise and show up in their businesses because they feel like frauds, they are worried about being accepted for who they are, they prefer to hide than to shine and be visible. I help them think better, see themselves as guides, be who they truly are un- apologetically, and be confidently visible.
 
3. What made you get into this line of business?
What made me get into this line of business is a decade of unconsciously working on myself as I move through life. In retrospect, every decision, twist, and turn I committed to led me to learn more about how to be more open and expansive. In the past several months, I deepened my inner work by working on a lifelong struggle with problematic eating. I was very resistant as I prefer to invest time, energy, and money on business coaching instead of therapy. But I trusted my intuition enough that I allowed myself to be led by it. After 4 sessions with my coach/therapist, looking at the mirror is mindblowing. What I previously saw as distortion and ugly is now beautiful, acceptable, and well… Thinner than I’ve ever seen myself. And mind you, I didn’t lose a single pound. That says a lot about the illusion we allow our minds to believe.
 
That experience, one that I’m continuously working on until now, has led me to see myself differently. So different that it uncovered the light and confidence that I innately knew is already in me. And yes, all these self love, self worth, and certainty led me to leave a business of pure strategy to one of healing and transformation. That’s how my confidence and visibility coaching business was born.
 
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4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?
Ooh yes, I love morning routines! It is an evolving set of activities for me but one that’s structured enough for me to commit to it but flexible enough for me to not beat myself up if each activity isn’t done perfectly. I start the day by enjoying my comfy bed and placing my hand on my chest, feeling so much gratitude for where I am and where I’m going. I then prepare my celery juice, bring it to the balcony for some wealth consciousness reading (currently reading “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill). Since my apartment is near the pool where my neighbors’ kids play in the morning, I go back inside to peacefully journal my morning thoughts. After elevating my vibe, I prepare a cup of tea and grab my yoga mat for yoga with YogaGlo.
 
5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
“Whatever you do or say is filtered through the lens of others’ experiences. What they say about you is about them.” I saw this on Instagram at the perfect moment and thinking about it every time I need to has helped me stay on my own lane, shine my light, and live unapologetically.
 
6. What is a book you would say everyone must read?
“The Law of Divine Compensation” by Marianne Williamson.
 
7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?
Yes! I am currently offering a program to jumpstart 2019! It’s a 30-day private coaching program with me where you would walk away with activated of ease, expansion, and confidence with online visibility. This includes mindset work using the cognitive behavioral approach, bespoke strategies on social media, email list building, and content creation, optimization of Facebook and Instagram accounts, and strong support through weekly 60-minute calls and unlimited Voxer support.
 
If you book a slot by December 31st, this will be USD500. Then the price goes up once we hit 2019. If this resonates with you, feel into the energy… We’re meant to work together.
 
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8. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?
Play with my hamsters. Being with nature and creatures as cute as my hammies instantly change my focus and elevate my vibe, making it easier to choose better feeling thoughts.
 
9. What do you love most about helping others?
What I love the most about helping others is it fulfills my soul purpose. I believe I’m here to guide and teach people, and live my life as a positive example for them.
 
10. Your favourite quote?
Be un -apologetically extra.
Thank you so much Jennica for sharing your story and business with us if you would like to see more please got to InstagramFacebook or her Website
Have a wonderful day x 

Samantha Charles

 

  1. Please introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

Hi! I’m Samantha Charles, everyone calls me Sam. I’m a 30 year old single parent of two toddlers and proud owner of an online store – Trending Gifts and Things. I am from the Caribbean -Georgetown, Guyana and my passion is to inspire people in any way I can!

  1. What is your business about?

‘Trending Gifts & Things’ online gift shop designed specially to inspire, motivate and brighten your day. Offering exclusive designs that is sure to bring a smile to your face or courage in your hearts on those day when you just need a little reminder that you got this! It’s the perfect place to get your gift of inspiration from whether for yourself or someone you know. Designs are placed on a variety of merch such as tee shirts, mugs, tote bags, phone cases, pillows, canvas prints, etc. All of our products are made and shipped from the US and we offer worldwide shipping. We also have a satisfaction guarantee policy and on board customer service team. We are passionate about customer service and offering value for money hence we are always looking for ways to improve what we do and offer the best we possibly can to each and every one of our valued customer!

3.What made you get into this line of business?

My number one motivation was and still is my kids. The desire to spend more time with them, working with a flexible schedule and being able to be take better control of my finances were all contributing factors to my decision to open my own store. In addition, that desire to inspire others, more specifically mothers and female entrepreneurs such as myself, to be overcomers for any situation life throws at them. My business allows me to be true to myself and fulfil my vision of a society of strong, independent women. We even have a closed FB group called Strong, Independent Women that further allows me to fulfil this passion. Having experienced personal difficulties of my own I have a deep understanding and appreciation for the little sentimental things in life and how important it is to surround yourself with inspiration and positivity. Happier women will ultimately result in happier homes, happier families and a happier society! And it all starts with one girl, one woman, one lady at a time.

 

4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

The realisation that my cause is bigger than my current situation. My life, my purpose, my time here is so much grander than what my external factors denotes at the moment. Hence, the constant need to keep on thriving to do more, reach more women, inspire more lives whether on my good days and bad is ever present.  I’m a typical mom hence early morning routines entails getting my morning hugs from the kids before we come off the bed and then it’s all crazy trying to send them off to school…lol. However, after they’re off to school I do take some alone time to recharge and mentally prepare for the rest of the day. This sometimes include looking at atleast one motivational, inspirational video, listening to empowering music or affirmations. It’s never the same thing everyday …lol.

5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

To limit my expectations of others. It’s not what people do to us that hurts us but rather our expectations of them that does. If we can manage our expectations we can manage how we react when faced with disappointments, rejection, desertion, deception, etc. It was the absolute best advice I ever got!

 

 

  1. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

Act like a lady, think like a man by Steve Harvey

 

  1. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

Promotions and offers are always ongoing at our store. Our business is still new however our objective it to have at least two promotions monthly. Hence we will always have something exciting happening.

  1. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

 

Take a time out! Lol … It doesn’t have to be a long time out (depending on the situation). Sometimes just 10 minutes of quiet time to breathe, clear my mind and release any negative energy is all it takes to get back in the game and win!

  1. What do you love most about helping others?

Knowing that this gift of life that was given to me was not wasted and if I made just one person … just one… feel good about themselves during the day then I would have added value to my existence for that day. Doing good, being kind, sharing positive vibes always has a ripple effect and a good one. It’s like music while some are closer to the stereo and can hear the words some might be able to just hear the beat in a distance but dance all the same.

  1. Your favourite quote?

My mom, an advocate of integrity and hard work, made me memorise this one when I was a kid and it never left me:

“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you would like to see more from Samantha please go to her Website

Have a wonderful day x 

Michelle Blake

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

Hi, my name is Michelle Blake. I own Making you Look Beautiful and I’m based in Bromley in Kent.

2. What is your business about?

My business is all about empowering women to feel confident about the way that they look.

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3. What made you get into this line of business?

I was introduced to this amazing opportunity back in April 2017 and I jumped at the chance of joining other women to become a UK founder. I’ve always loved wearing makeup anyway, but being trained as a colour assessment advisor was something that other companies don’t offer.

4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

My WHY POWER makes me get up and go in the mornings. I want to have time freedom and financial freedom to do what I want, whenever I want. Everyday I wake up at 5am and do my personal development (listening to an instructional cd or watching a training video). This helps to ensure that each day starts in the best possible way.

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5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

The best advice I have ever been given is ‘don’t compare yourself to anyone else” we are all on a different journey.

6. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

A book everyone must read… I have two: ‘The compound effect’ and ‘Get over your damn self’

7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

At the moment there are Christmas offers taking place weekly, called the twelve weeks of Christmas.

8. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

I use affirmations to empower myself and to encourage a positive mindset. I also create positive posts to uplift others and by doing so, I uplift myself.

9. What do you love most about helping others?

I love the feeling of giving to others. I feel that by helping others, I’m sharing a bit of myself.  My grandad  was known as ‘Brother Help’ because of how he treated others and I think he may have passed some of this attribute to me.

10. Your favourite quote?

My all time favourite quote is ‘don’t let anyone dull your sparkle!’ No matter how I feel I make sure that I continue to shine.

Thank you so much Michelle for sharing your business and story with us if you would like to see more from Michelle please go to FacebookInstagramFacebook Profile or Website

Have a wonderful day x