• Motherhood Lifestyle

    Proven time management tips for busy moms

    Moms tend to have a lot going on, on any given day. Kids need to eat, laundry needs to be done, cooking needs sorting, spending quality time with everyone so we don’t feel guilty about everything else we have to do. Then add a business to the mix and it can quickly feel like you on a hamster wheel that’s constantly spinning. I know everyone talks about balance but to be quite honest there is no perfect balance, I should know I spent years trying to chase the elusive balance but the truth is we will always wish we had more time to do the things we love. There are…

  • Entrepreneurship

    Giving birth to your business like you did with your baby

    There are so many similarities between the giving birth to your baby and your business but the most obvious is that both are a lot harder then you think. The labour process consists of three stages and the first lasting the longest. The process is painful, messy and there is a sense of uncertainty but also one of expectancy. It’s hard but beautiful, it speaks to how much we can endure and represents the growth that comes with nurturing a seed. A great deal of preparing for the birth of a baby is around planning and preparing for their arrival and is filled with excitement and a bit of nervousness. …

  • Entrepreneurship

    What is a niche and why you need one

    First of all what exactly is a niche? A niche is a focus on a particular segment of a broader market. It’s choosing to serve a particular set of customers. Once you have identified your niche you will have to narrow your niche down and get very specific. The more specific you are the more you are then able to specialize in that specific niche and establish yourself as an expert. It is also how you differentiate yourself from your competition. Some niches are more lucrative then others and some are more saturated. If you attempt to serve everyone you will end up serving no one. When you try to…

  • Motherhood Lifestyle

    Being a mom while following your dreams

    I always thought I had to choose, it was either going to be family life or going full steam ahead career-wise and truth be told I never really chose. I flip-flopped between the two, giving neither my full attention. There was so much pressure to get married and have kids that I ended up following the path I thought 30 should look like and then boom, my daughter Hannah was born and everything changed. If I could go back and tell me younger self anything, it would be, embrace your ambitions girl, love yourself first by committing to your goals and growth and love will find you. The only expectations…

  • Entrepreneurship

    Guest Interview: Princess Mashamahite

    Tell us about yourself? I believe in serving mankind and doing so with the utmost passion and excellence. This is a principle that I apply in both my personal and professional life. As a mother, I am devoted to raising my son in a way that enables him to contribute positively to society and as an entrepreneur, I dedicate myself to consistently delivering high – value services to my clients. Why did you decide to start a business? After having spent over a decade in corporate South Africa, working with both local and multinational organisations as an Executive Assistant to their Board members, I recognised a gap in small and…

  • Motherhood Lifestyle

    6 Tips to successfully work from home

    With the recent lockdown regulations, women around the world have had to embrace the home office and for some of us who have been working from home for a while, it was still an adjustment because we have had to add homeschooling to that mix, thank you coronavirus. While working from home is seriously awesome it still has it’s own challenges. Below are 6 tips to successfully work from home. Define a dedicated workspace When you work in an office environment you have your own workstation, it gives you the space to do your work. Creating a dedicated workspace will allow you to separate your work life from your home…

  • Motherhood Lifestyle

    The benefits of having a routine

    When you work for some else you have a rigid schedule and you are forced into a routine that most can’t wait to escape but successful people are known to have a daily routine. Michelle Obama gets up at 04:30 am every morning to exercise, no you don’t have to get up that early. I do however find that I get more done before my daughter is up and about. Now that you run your own business it can be tempting to make impromptu decisions such as spending the whole day in your pyjamas. We already know that kids need a routine to provide them with structure and that in…

  • Entrepreneurship

    3 Things to do when friends don’t support your business

    Leaving your corporate job to start your business is daunting but you’ve worked up the courage to walk away and build the life you desire. You excited and ready to break the news to your circle of friends expecting support but then boom their disinterest hits you like a ton of bricks. You post on social media and only get 5 likes and all 5 likes and shares are from strangers. Honestly, when I started my business my husband was and still is my biggest supporter, my mom and sister were just as excited as I was and that was enough for me. I had two friends who encouraged me…

  • Entrepreneurship

    5 Things I Have Learned Being an Entrepreneur

    Mindset Mindset is everything and that goes for every area of our lives. I didn’t even realize how my actions were a reflection of my mindset and how that affected me in business. I was afraid of showing up and sharing my business with the world so I subconsciously sought low risk opportunities. Talk about self sabotage. Learn to reprogram your mind it’s the most powerful thing you can do. There is no perfect time You don’t have to wait till everything is perfectly aligned to start. Messy action is better than no action any day of the week but you do have to be committed to the process. Sometimes…

  • Motherhood Lifestyle

    Live Life on Your Terms

    Recommended by CapeTownInsider. What does that mean exactly? We post inspirational quotes on social media, we read self help books and blogs and we fall in love with the idea of living life on our terms but that’s where it ends for most of us. We fall back into the trap of what society dictates is acceptable. Don’t quit your job they say, you need your salary but what happens when you get laid off? When you start to get sick because of the anxiety and stress your job causes you. You should be raising your kids and focusing on your husband they say but what about the fact that you…

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