How many times do you hear the saying ‘It’s easy’ and you are there thinking if it is that easy why am I struggling? Stay tuned as I dissect this further.
Two things I like to talk to you about are my own health journey and my own work from home journey and this fits in easily with both or should that be simply?
However today let’s talk weight loss; it should be easy shouldn’t it? Eat less calories, exercise more but if it really was that simple why am I not at a healthy weight yet, why does it feel like I’ve been on some type of diet all my life, why do companies consistently come up with new products to help me lose weight? It just ain’t that simple is it? WHY?
Let’s look at other things that could be affecting the ‘eat less, move more’ theory. I am a busy mum and I am also a full time carer, I take care of the running of the house and I am working from home, therefore sometimes actually eating a decent healthy meal takes precious time to prepare and cook and I often reach for something I know I shouldn’t either to satisfy the hunger pangs or when I realise I’ve not eaten yet. It’s quick and convenient, so time needs to be factored in here and obviously organisation.
Another consideration which plays a huge part is mindset and I talk often about this because when you really are truly in the zone, it does feel simple, it does feel easy because you want it strongly enough and you are taking actions to achieve your goal. You have the right mindset. When that starts to falter you will come up with every excuse not to exercise, you will tell yourself you are happy with your weight. So mindset is also another huge contribution to this debate.
Therefore is it really that simple to lose weight? I would say yes; with the right mindset, some organisation and time to plan your meals and your exercise, it can be. Is it easy, not at all as you have to stick to it?
I hope you have found this useful and maybe can relate to this, if so please comment below I would love to hear from you. Click follow to see further blogs and thanks for reading.
As a Full Time Carer, my career was limited, I even thought over, as I had chosen to give up teaching to become a full time carer and be there for both my children and that is how I stumbled upon the term ‘Network Marketing’.
What is it? It is quite simply a marketing strategy for the sale of products or services from a company through a representative and the individual can earn some money doing it. Other terms such as ‘MLM’ and ‘Direct Sellin’ spring to mind too. How did I stumble across it? To cut a long story short, I got involved seeing an advert on facebook that quite simply said earn money from home. I had no idea what it involved but being a bored stay at home mum in need of some instant cash, I inquired. That was in 2016 and I have not looked back since.
Why are more mum’s joining the industry, again another easy question to answer.
As Ray Higdon states ‘It’s the lowest cost with the lowest overheads for the average person to be able to create a business’
You tell me, who doesn’t want to earn some extra spending money? It’s a lot easier to do that selling goods or a service to friends and family than taking on a second job or putting in overtime. The fun can really start to happen when friends and family see what you are doing and jump on board to do the same and here is another famous quote, “Teamwork makes the Dream Work” and this is where the pennies turn into pounds. There have been many success stories of mum’s giving up their full time jobs, retiring their husbands and all whilst being at home with the children
Does Network Marketing work for everyone, the answer is NO and the main reason for this is it does take work, just like any other business and to learn some new skills; many do not believe they can achieve what others have done before them and quit before success. Given that more and more mum’s are turning to network marketing it is not surprising that network marketing is turning more mums’ into self made millionaires.
I hope this has given you some thought into the industry and will certainly be talking about it some more soon. I personally am not a quitter and therefore I am in it for the long haul given that as a full time carer there really iss nothing else that will make me afford the life I dream. If you would like to connect with me, please do @linktr.ee/shaz_crowley and do comment below if you are in or have participated in network marketing.
I thought about this analogy one morning last week, just as I had dropped the kids off at school. I started to question why motherhood is beginning to feel like I am at the fairground, I also found I could relate it to my online business but that’s another story. Let me share my thoughts to see if you agree?
First of all there is the roller coaster; as well all know motherhood has it’s fair share of ups and downs, from the emotional to the physical to the mental challenges it brings daily. However the unconditional love, early morning cuddles and token gestures from school often make me forget about the times I throw them to bed after a tantrum and a long day, hey it’s all about the fun.
Some days it feels like I’m on the waltzers and that I’ll never get off. Hanging on by a thread as there is no way I can get off, feeling green as I simply spin round and round and round and round, feeling like I’m getting nothing done except the feeling of nausea.
Then how about the ghost train? Scary times happen often as a parent, from the first fall to even a stint in the hospital it happens, expect it in motherhood and it won’t seem as scary.
But as they say it really is all about the fun of the fair, from the laughter, the giggles, the treats and the tears, us mum’s wouldn’t have it any other way and some even go back for more.
If you often feel like this, or it has struck a chord, then please get in touch as I would love to chat, I’m always connecting with other like minded mum’s to share insights and strategies for surviving the next few years.
With so much choice in today’s fragrances, it’s rare that people actually have a signature scent these days. Are you like me, do you change your fragrance daily? If so consider these tips of when to wear certain fragrance notes.
– Woody notes are strong and would be useful to wear for an interview or somewhere you want to be seen as a strong individual, maybe giving a speech.
– Spicy notes are comforting and would be ideal to a parents evening.
– Oriental notes are very seductive and perfect for a date night.
– Green notes are considered sporty and should be worn in the daytime and for all those extra curricular activities you go to after school.
– Fruity notes are feminine and friendly, wear these on a shopping trip or lunch with friends.
– Floral notes are ideal to show off your feminine side, consider a wedding or event.
These are just a guideline and I hope they have helped. Not long ago I didn’t wear perfume daily as I used to save it for best but now luckily I don’t have too. If you would like to know more, comment below or get in touch.