Heather Rose

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?
Hi Everyone I’m Heather Rose, I’m 40, and live in Lancashire. I’m married to Barry and I have a son Isaac who is 11. My business is called Mindset and Me.

2. What is your business about?

My business is to empower children, to help change their life’s for the better. To help them gain confidence, raise their self-esteem and self-love, love of others. To help them gain a growth mindset, to also become resilient in life and to know they are amazing and can be and achieve anything in life.
3. What made you get into this line of business?
I launched this business as myself and my son wanted to share what had worked for us and to help transform as many more life’s as possible. Using daily affirmations, mindfulness, and the law of attraction not only transformed my life but I was able to use what I had learnt to help my son change his.

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

 I do my affirmations every morning which make me feel amazing and ready to tackle the day ahead.

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

Ooohhh this is a tough one as been given lots of good advice. I think I’d have to say to keep  be Authentic, be yourself and don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Also to keep watering your own garden not someone else’s over the fence.
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6. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

I have lots to recommend to be honest but I’d have to say at the moment I’d say Girl wash your face by Rachel Hollis, and  Mumprenuer on fire series, book 1, 2,3 and 4. (Highly recommend book 2 though as I’m co author and share my story in this )
7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?
 No offers on as present but we will be doing something special for our 1st Birthday in April. Also always keep an eye on our page as I do throw out a few specials out the blue.

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

As well as my affirmations and journaling which works wonders, 1 thing I also do to change my mindset instantly is to remember what I have been through and where I am now. To also remember what my mission is and I look at a photo of Isaac. This puts me back on track straight away should my mindset start to slip.

9. What do you love most about helping others?

I love seeing people smile, seeing people come out of dark places and struggles and I have been able to help. My mission is to make the world a better place.

10. Your favourite quote?

I love my quotes I have my office wall full of them. I’d have to choose though
‘ Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.
As these means a lot to me as mine was taken away from me once and I’ll never let it happen again.
Thank you Heather for sharing your story and your amazing business with us if you would like to hear more from Heather please go to FacebookInstagram or visit her Website
Have a wonderful day.
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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

Our Book Is Now Available On Amazon!!

Hey everyone,

It has been ages since I sat down and wrote on this blog myself, as I have been featuring so many amazing women on this blog and some of the ladies where my fellow Co-Authors in our book Mumpreneur On Fire 4 which came out for Pre-Order today on Amazon.

I am so excited we were all getting ready for it to drop on the 17th but today we have been told it has come out today. EEEKKKKK!!!

It was a very weird and super cool feeling to see a book which I am in on the Amazon website, it is a dream I have had for ages as you all know I love to write. Not only did our book go on Pre-Order today but the last book Mumprenuer On Fire 3 which I reviewed on this blog has hit the number one best sellers on Amazon again.

So well done ladies, I would love as many of you who read this to help us to hit the number one spot on amazon by sharing our posts, sharing this blog post and ordering your copy Order Here

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This is going to be a crazy month, and I can’t wait here we come No 1 bestselling authors!!

This book is full of very brave, emotional and inspiring stories. Also if anyone would like to help us by interviewing any of the ladies on their blogs, podcasts etc then please let us know via shestepsupblog@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your continued support.

Michele 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 

Leanne Macdonald

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

My name is Leanne and I am a mum of four living in rural Northumberland.

As an emotional health and well being coach and founder of the Happy Mama Movement; I am an advocate for supporting mums and their children live a happy and balanced life.

  1. What is your business about?

I help parents create calm in the home and get back to enjoying parenting and move on from focusing on the daily stresses of parenthood, I work 121 with mums who feel stuck and who are struggling to get the emotional balance in life and I also work with teens and children to support their understanding of their emotions and the connection to their thoughts and to realise the power they have inside of them to navigate smoothly through life……. and breath! ha

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

I basically found myself at an all time low, struggling to find joy in parenting, struggling to find joy in life and dealing with my husband who at the time was facing some issues with his own mental health all while running my own business and having four kids.

I woke up one day and realised there was more to life and set off to find it and in doing so I felt inspired to help anyone who has ever felt like I used to.

I was also inspired to work with children as my husbands mental health issues plus my lack of lustre for life had a knock on effect in my children’s life – which I am so happy to have turned around.

 

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

I get up in the morning because I love my life. I love my home, I love my work, I love my family and I have finally found my inner joy.

My morning routine consists of mentally noting my appreciation and gratitude for everything in my life and the things to come, I take 10 full in breaths and full out breaths and I pull a card from my keepers of the light deck for guidance…. Then I have ten gallons of coffee

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

I tend to listen to my own intuition and rarely seek advice from others so this is a hard question to answer, I suppose an ex boss once said to me that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and my interpretation of that was that nothing in life is worth loosing your inner peace over, you can also find a solution when you tackle a problem with love and understanding.

 

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

F**k It Therapy

 

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

I am opening up my mama and me positive living academy for enrolments. The academy focuses on the whole picture, mums mindset and emotional balance, parenting and supporting your child with their emotional needs. Its a six week academy with weekly training, activities, guidance and support – and by the end of the course you will have a new, clear and peaceful approach to parenting and life and you will be able to support your children to achieve the same.I love this academy, I have poured my heart and soul into it, I focused on how I felt in the past, my children have given their input and I have worked with lots of mums as guinea pigs  to fine tune the content and its amazing!

 

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

Breath work, it instantly changes your emotional state. Full in breath and full out breath.

 

  1. What do you love most about helping others?

The moment I see a light bulb go off and my clients whole body language changes, like they have just found their own joy – I love that.

 

  1. Your favourite quote?

My favourite quote is – ‘All we are is pure joy, peace and wisdom with the power to create the illusion we are not’

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Thank you so much Leanne for sharing your amazing business with us, if you want to see more from Leanne please got to FacebookInstagram or 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 

Emma Bowyer

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

Hi I’m Emma and I’m from Cheshire but now live on Waiheke Island just off the coast of mainland Auckland New Zealand. I have been here 14 years and love it. I have 3 beautiful children Mr I’m a Ninja 7 and 3-year-old twinadoes.

I am a copywriter Emma Bowyer-The Word Whisperer NZ and am working on developing my own writing and blogging into my full time business. I have had a couple of articles published this year  and  launched my blog  Don’t Put Peas Up Your Nose written from the point of view of my twins all about the things they do and the silly big people getting in their way.

  1. What is your business about?

Writing a funny and light hearted blog that will make other mums roll their eyes in recognition and laugh snort at some of the crazy antics the twinadoes and their brother get up to. Occasionally I’m allowed to chip in but that’s not that often usually I’m just a figure to be ridiculed or escaped from.

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

I regularly perform comedy and improvisation, with the occasional bit of stand up thrown in. When my kids came on the scene I couldn’t stop talking about them and realised they were comedy gold after telling a few stories friends about their antics like when my 9 month old daughter threw herself out of her cot to escape the tedium of nap time and gave herself a black eye, and they told me I should write that stuff down, so now I do.

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

I get up as soon as my alarm threatens to ring and slide out of bed like a SAS sniper to get to the bathroom and into the shower before my twinadoes realise it’s morning and start screaming for me and if I don’t move quickly enough tearing their room to pieces. Then if I’m really winning I have time to make a quick cup of decaf tea (I know I’m a saint)  lol. Before the morning wars begin.

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

To ask myself when I’m stressed and at freak out point (so that’s about 23 times a day). Will this matter  in 5 years or even 5 months time? Will I even remember it? And if not to ‘Let it Go! Let it Go!’

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

For all pregnant Mummas I’d say you have to read  Up the Duff: The real guide to pregnancy it is hilarious and full of fun facts by Kaz Cooke

For twin Mummas the incredibly useful book

‘What to do when you’re having two’ by Natalie Diaz

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

If you subscribe to my Don’t Put Peas Up Your Nose list I’ll be your best friend forever and promise never to share your secret ‘Mum guilts’ with anyone else. Unless you ask me to and then I’ll drink tea and eat chocolate with you till you feel better.

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

I stop and breathe and think how incredibly blessed I am to have my  three wonderful kids. Unless it’s because of them driving me mad that I need a mindset change, then it’s ‘thank God I’ve got my secret stash of chocolate hidden in the cupboard’.

 

  1. What do you love most about helping others?

Seeing people smile. That’s why I write my blog to help other twin mums that might feel isolated and alone. If I can help them see that yes it is a really hard job being a twin Mama but it’s also the best club in the world to belong to. And that the funny side is always there, you just have to recognise it. Even if your 3-year-old twin daughter is caught hanging out of her bedroom window instead of napping and you have to call the fire brigade. True story. I can laugh now.

 

  1. Your favourite quote?

‘Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you’re gonna get’. Forrest Gump And in my case that was after multiple IVF treatments finding out I was having twins! Shocked? I couldn’t speak for about 2 hours and for me that’s saying something.

Thanks Emma for sharing your business and story with us if you would like to see more from Emma please go to Wordwhisperer Website or Her Blog

 

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Katie Silverthorne

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

I’m Katie Silverthorne. I was born in London but I now live in Portishead, just outside Bristol – which I ADORE. My business is Memory Zoo.

2.What is your business about?

At Memory Zoo we make keepsakes for people from their precious clothing to help then remember a special person, event or time in their lives.

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

I started the business entirely by accident. I made a keepsake bear for my daughter when she was about 1 as I couldn’t bear to put all her beautiful baby clothes into the attic and never see them again. I wanted a more visual reminder of her baby years so used her clothes to make a bear. I put pictures of her bear onto Facebook for my friends to see and very quickly people started asking the question, ‘Can you make me one?’ And Memory Zoo was born.

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

Eggs! I get up and eat three scrambled eggs for breakfast. Everyday without fail. I don’t have a more complex routine than that! Although after I drop my daughter at school I usually go for a run (health permitting) – even just a few km – which really gets my blood moving, brain functioning, stress out of my system and my whole being ready to work. I am a little grumpy if I miss my run!

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

I have two things that have always resonated with me. The first is, ‘People massively overestimate what they can achieve in a year but massively underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.’ This helps me to remember that everything doesn’t have to happen right now this minute! And working towards a big goal does take years. There’s no such thing as an overnight success. Everything that we have ever done and every decision we have ever made have led us to this point in time. I aim not to waste a single moment of my life and my learning.
My second one is the acronym – F.A.I.L. – First Attempt In Learning. I LOVE this and hold it dear to me when my crazy ideas don’t work out or take root the first time. I put them down, refresh the vision and try again. Everything is about learning. I aim to be a better person tomorrow than I am today. When I am lying on my death-bed I do not want to look back and think, ‘I wish I had been braver.’

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

I have so many books that I love! Can I have more than one please?! ‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Noah Haraji; ‘Real Artists Don’t Starve’ by Jeff Goins and ‘Still Live With Woodpecker’ by Tom Robbins. The last one is one of my favourite books of all time and was given to me by a complete stranger on a train when I was 17. I should also mention ‘Pyramids’ by Terry Pratchett. This was the first book that I actually chose myself (wasn’t told to read by an adult) and I laughed so hard I cried. I realised in the moment of reading it that I would have a life long love affair with books, writing and words.

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

I don’t have any offers but I will be releasing some new products very soon so keep your eyes peeled to see what they are. I don’t ever discount my Memory Zoo keepsakes as each one is a bespoke, hand-made item and people have to join a waiting list to get them. The waiting list is currently 7 months long and growing constantly! I do offer a £5 discount though to everyone who orders two animals at the same time. There is also no waiting list if you would like to have something made in honour of someone who has passed away. I understand how instrumental the keepsakes can be for dealing with grief and it’s unrealistic to make people who are suffering emotionally to wait such a long time for their keepsake.

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

RUN! That is my go to. If I can’t do that then I listen to motivating songs, take the dog for a walk, do some jumping jacks or stand in front of the mirror and give myself a motivational speech! Really! 😀 Sometimes I feel that I need to have a gentler word with myself and in those moments I shower myself with loving words. I allow all pain, grief and illness to pass away from me whilst I bask in the feelings of self acceptance and love. I am also deeply keen on personal affirmations.

9. What do you love most about helping others?

It’s such a honour to have been trusted to make so many hundreds of keepsakes over the years for so many people, in many different situations. Many of those people are having a keepsake made because they have lost someone dear to them and the clothes they are giving me are the last reminders of that person. It’s a joy to be able to help people process their grief and loss through my skills.

10. Your favourite quote?

‘When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.’ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Thank you so much Katie for sharing with us your business and your story, if you would like to hear more from Katie please go to FacebookInstagram, or Twitter

Have a wonderful day x