THOUGHTS ON JEALOUSY

Thoughts on Jealousy

THAT GREEN EYED MONSTER, JEALOUSY You feel all irritated, full of bitter, resentful thoughts? Thoughts that then give way to shame for being so mean-spirited? Yeah… we’ve all been there. We’ve all felt those pangs of jealousy when we see someone with that seemingly perfect career or life – new house… new job… awesome clients… baby… ring on finger etc etc etc. It’s difficult when we miss out on something or see others achieve so easily what we can’t seem to grasp, despite reaching with all our might. It’s easy in those moments to let it consume us, to let it cloud our…

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HOME RENOVATION | THE BEFORE

house renovation

We’re slowly, slowly making renovation progress with our little country hideaway… When I say slow process though, I mean slow process. We’ve ripped out everything that we can possibly rip out – without giving Dan a heart attack over the loss of structural walls and whatnot. The whole place has been rewired, the roofers have literally just arrived on site to patch a few things up before winter hits (yep, I went there… Winter is well and truly on its way!) and my lovely bro is on his way round to make us some fitted cupboards. Our bathrooms should go…

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SELF CARE FOR FEMALE FOUNDERS

Self care for female founders

I’m writing this post at a point in my life where self care kind of feels like an afterthought. After being hit with a bit of an emotional sledgehammer last week whilst simultaneously trying to launch Get To KNOW, plan our launch event, freelancing to pay the bills AND renovating a house… Self care has almost taken a backseat, right when I need it the most. I say almost because I have started a little daily yoga / meditation thing, which I’m pretty pleased with myself about. Totally different from the way I would usually practice yoga, these are short…

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WHY YOU SHOULD BE FAILING FAST AND FAILING FORWARD

failing fast and failing forward

I am yet to read the classic book ‘Failing Forward by John Maxwell’ but I’m not totally new to the principle. We all fail at one time or another, sometimes rather spectacularly. Sometimes we bounce back, undeterred from reaching our goals, other times we sink into the deep hole of failure. We go round and round thinking about why it happened and lamenting the fact that it happened at all. Rather than understanding that we have simply failed at one specific thing – due to one specific approach, we instead look at ourselves and our lives overall, as one big…

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