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I made a promise to myself…

… and I nearly broke it on day 1!

I am about to share a very personal video which has been totally unedited. I made a promise to myself over the Summer (in my journal) that the ONLY thing I needed to do this term but share more from my heart. I carry around all these insights from all the books I consume, all the lessons I have learnt from being on the front line of running my business and all the love I have to give to the amazing ladies I work with.

Yet first day back (where did the summer go?!) I nearly backed out. I nearly caved….

But if you don’t respect yourself, and the promises you make yourself, how can you expect others to respect you? How can you expect your dreams to come true if you are not willing to commit 100% to them… this is what I asked myself at 4.30pm… 10 mins before I had to finish work….

So I shot this from the heart and without thinking too much.  You will also see I didn’t even have seconds to spare as my kids were dropped off just as I was rounding up… oh and in case your wondering I then had 2 hours of tantrums and tears 😉

So my question to you is this

What are you promising yourself NOW that you are letting YOURSELF down on. We are good at keeping promises to other people… yet letting ourselves down seems easy and we do it without a care in the world. It really all does start with YOU and looking after YOU. The problem lies in that the more you break the promises you make to yourself the more you loose trust in you and your abilities and the further your dreams slip away.

It takes a brave woman to back herself… and I am here to tell you that you are a brave woman. And if you do ever feel scared (as ALL brave women will at times) then I am here to hold your hand. It is not about not feeling fear… it is about feeling it and doing it anyway.

With LOTS of love and admiration.

Victoria xx

What’s it like to be your own boss with a young family?

What’s it like to be your own boss with a young family?

Today has brought home to me, yet again, the benefits of being your own boss. Yes, the initial decision was very scary – What’s it like to be your own boss? I would be solely responsible for my income, sick pay (what sick pay?), pension contributions and more. Would it leave me with time to be withContinue Reading

10 Top Tips for Blogging

10 Top Tips For Blogging If, like me, you know your way around a computer a bit and you can kind of manage your iPhone and iPad then you will have heard about blogging. I decided it was time to invest in myself and I enrolled on a course to really learn about what bloggingContinue Reading

Running your own keepsake business

Running your own keepsake business

Being your own boss with a keepsake jewellery business We are delighted to share this blog with you from our lovely member Gemma, owner of Lasting Touch Fingerprint Jewellery and Keepsakes. Read Gemma’s journey and if your desire to run your own keepsake jewellery business ignites, contact us here. Welcome to Lasting Touch Fingerprint Jewellery and Keepsakes Lasting TouchContinue Reading

Caring and Sharing, Advice, Support and Inspiration

Caring and Sharing, Advice, Support and Inspiration

We have a private Facebook group for all our members to ask questions, share their knowledge and generally support each other. Our resident experts are on hand for technical queries, marketing advice, social media support, and all sorts of other things. Every Thursday we have a ‘Thank You Thursday’ giving people the opportunity to giveContinue Reading

Christmas at the Keepsake Co

Christmas at the Keepsake Co

Christmas is a busy time of year for keepsake businesses.  For all of us, it is a time for family, creating and capturing precious memories, and of course magical for little ones. All of the businesses we work with and support have been putting a huge amount of effort into making Christmas special for allContinue Reading

Be Your Own Boss: 10 reasons to go for it

Be Your Own Boss: 10 reasons to go for it

We love helping people to set up their own business, supporting them along their journey.  It can be a scary thought, but with our help, there’s no reason not to go for it. Here’s our top ten reasons to be your own boss: Passion – When you become your own boss, you decide what kindContinue Reading

Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers

Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers

We’re really excited, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are on their way, so we’ve been planning our special offers. If you’ve ever thought about starting your own creative business you’re not going to want to miss this.  Black Friday offer Look out for something really special with our Black Friday Offer. Cyber Monday special AgainContinue Reading

How can working parents achieve work life balance?

How can working parents achieve work life balance?

There’s lots in the news today about the high numbers of mums and dads who are unhappy with their work life balance in Scotland.  We suspect the numbers in England probably aren’t that different. Research from Family Friendly Working Scotland, reported on the BBC and elsewhere, shows parents really struggling with inflexible employers. They say theirContinue Reading

Daysie Chain Designs – keepsakes for all the family

Daysie Chain Designs – keepsakes for all the family

Grandparents Day is a celebration of family and for one of our keepsake businesses, the generations are pulling together to make it a success. Trisha, mother of four, has gone into business with her two daughters Gerry and Nadine, as Daysie Chain Designs. She is a grandma to Gerry’s son Casey. Artistic skills run inContinue Reading