There are many Facebook groups that have been created as a safe haven for women and to educate, support, and encourage each other, and we think that’s pretty cool. So we have shared some of our favourite groups with you. If you have a group you love, make sure to let us know!
Women Helping Women Entrepreneurs
This group is for Female Entrepreneurs who want to help each other prosper and share their successes to lift each other up.
Women Helping Women Entrepreneurs was created as a vehicle through which women can help other women in the most important areas of their lives: business, personal growth, and balancing family and career. The goal is to provide women with the resources, tools and skills they need to prosper and succeed.
If you own your own business, this one is a great place to meet other entrepreneurs, grab advice, bounce ideas off others, and collaborate. You may find yourself wealthier if you interact nicely with other members, but you’ll definitely find yourself richer in friendship.
Cat & Nat Chat
This one is for moms exclusively, but moms come from all walks of life, and this group is pretty inclusive. Over 33,000 moms are in there bouncing ideas off each other, tackling tough issues, asking and sharing advice, and even giving their kid gear to each other. It’s especially useful for new moms who feel trapped in the chaos of parenting and need people going through the same thing.
Promote your business in Australia
The power of social media includes utilisation of Facebook groups and knowing which group to join that will help your business grow and success. If you have a business located anywhere in Australia, joining Promote your business in Australia group lets you share your products & services and increase your visibility.
Started by Eva Chen, the director of fashion partnerships at Instagram and a children’s book author, this group encourages moms to share tips/tricks, offer support, and use it as a “happy place for happy mom things.”
As women facing the challenges of day-to-day life, being stressed has become our normal. We work, try to take care of ourselves, take care of our family whilst growing our businesses, and when we turn to social media, all we see are individuals living picture-esque lives and compare our lives to theirs feeling inadequate.
If you have experienced this, here are ten strategies you can implement to develop a relaxed lifestyle.
1. Drop the Guilt
Ladies, the first step towards a happier life is dropping the guilt. You aren’t perfect – no one is – and you don’t need to apologise. When you realise this life becomes much more beautiful and a lot less stressed as we start letting go of unrealistic expectations.
2. Balancing Work and Play
As women, we tend to become workaholics and let our work splash over into our personal lives. When we do this, relaxation becomes an impossibility. We recommend letting work stay at the office, and home life remain at the house. What boundaries can you implement? Do you turn off your phone at a certain time? Do you need to write a list before you finish for the day so you know where to start the following day? What will help you feel less stressed when you finish work?
3. Avoid Buildup
Do you let things build up throughout the week, only to take care of those issues on Sunday night? Millions of women around the globe fall into this pattern and create unneeded anxiety in their lives. Here is a list of recommendations we have to create a relaxed lifestyle:
- Clean as you go – Sounds Simple, if you follow this rule you will have less overwhelm and less to clean at the end of the week.
- Do the top 3 things that need to be done straight away each day this stops procrastination and have a feeling of achievement
- Outsource the things that you don’t like doing or aren’t your jam.
4. Devote Time to Things That Matter
Women, being the natural healers they are, tend to tackle multiple challenges at once. If you want to reduce your stress and anxiety, double-down your efforts on the areas that truly matter and disregard the rest. Although this may feel unnatural, it will help immensely!
5. Compassion Heals All
Being caring and loving when people make mistakes is something to behold. As women, our ability to love and nurture is unfathomable and awe-inspiring. Let that natural ability shine, and leave criticism and judgement at bay.
When we’re trying to develop a habit – getting in shape, learning a new skill, etc. – we tend to overwhelm ourselves. While these are worthy goals, devoting 15-minutes per day, every day, is better than 5 hours once a month. Be the tortoise, not the hare!
It is time to get rid of the clutter? Why not have a spring clean and take time out to get rid of items that you haven’t used in the last year. You can even minimalise your friend’s list, commitments and obligations that are taking up your time but are not fulfilling.
8. Do Things You Love
Do you have a hobby or interest that you can’t stop thinking about? You could be in the middle of an Excel spreadsheet, but your mind is elsewhere. If you have this burning desire in your heart, devote your free time to it.
9. Love Your Body
Although this sounds easier said than done, it’s essential. Loving your body is the first step towards a carefree and relaxed lifestyle. Who cares if you have cellulite or stretch marks? Millions of women also have those issues. Think about how blessed you are to have a body that allows you to walk on the earth, hands that allow you to create, arms that allow you to hug your loved ones (you get the gist). Remember we only have one body, so why not love it!
10. Ask for Help
As strong and bold women, we know how powerful and effective we can be. But there comes a time where we need to seek counsel from others for support. Knowing when to ask for a helping hand, and being brave enough to accept assistance, is imperative.
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When it comes to running a business there are many things that we strive for and aim towards as goals. One of the main ones is to create a high income from the business. Really, making money is one of the main reasons that a person goes into business. However in order to grow your income you need to do more than just sell a product or provide a service. Growing your income can take time and one of the most important things you can do to help with this process is investing.
I am not talking about investing large amounts of money into the business (although in some circumstances this can help a lot). I am talking about investing in yourself and investing in your business.
What does it mean to invest in yourself?
Investing in yourself is the first step towards a successful business. When you invest in something, you expect a return from that investment right? Well the same system applies when you invest in yourself. If you are investing in yourself it means that you are going to expect a successful return from yourself. It helps to push you past your boundaries and make things happen.
When investing in yourself it means that you are putting a wager on yourself. You are giving yourself a reason to push forward and to create success.
How do I invest in myself?
There are a number of different ways in which you can invest in yourself and help you to create success within yourself and your business. You can use your spare time to read books or blogs or listen to podcasts that are going to help you within your business. A way to learn new aspects of business that you can then take back into your own business and use them. The same goes with going to events or listening to speaker who can assist with growing your business.
Your knowledge of wealth will not only help to grow you as a person but it will also help to grow your business and to grow your income.
Another way to invest in yourself is by investing in your future, whether it is by opening up a savings account or term deposit or by signing up for a course or a degree. By doing either of these you are looking into your future and looking for a way to be able to set yourself up in the future.
Other ways that you can invest in yourself is by hiring a business coach to help you to work out your goals and how to achieve them, investing your time into focusing on your health and well being or by simply giving yourself a break from the business stress and concerns for a few days so that you can relax and come back fresh.
How does this help to grow the income of my business?
Investing in yourself helps to grow the income of your business because it is helping to grow the person behind the business. Without you, there would be no business and then there would be income.
Investing in yourself shows that you are confident and driven to make the business work. You are investing not only your money but your time into growing yourself and in turn growing your business.
If you are in a more positive mindset, confident about the things you are doing, confident about the plans forward for the business and in an overall relaxed and focused mindset you are more likely to want to spend time within the business and push yourself to create a positive flow from it.
When you hear the word invest, chances are the first thing you think of is money. From now on when you hear the word invest look past the financial side of the world and think about how you can invest yourself in order to make something happen.
The power of a strong willed business owner can be a lot stronger than a large cheque of money.
Invest in yourself and see the effects take place in and around you and your business.