This blog camp was aimed at your inner entrepreneur and encouraging your business brains to fire so I wasn’t quite sure of what to expect … After all I am 6 months pregnant and dealing with the fog of pregnancy has meant the last few months I have been battling hormones and headaches never mind becoming an excited entrepreneur.
However my business is online and finding new ways to keep fresh and develop strategies moving forward whether that be right now or in 5 months time it really is about keeping my mind open so I was looking forward to seeing how this event differed from previous workshop style events.
The venue I have to say was a little tricky to find as the 6 inch high sign on a glass window on a hectic street was not the easiest to find but thankfully I was saved for my dire directional skills by Aby from You Baby Me Mummy and Kate from What Katy Said.
From the start this event was focused on achievement and positivity and that resonated with me as there seems to be a large percentage of bloggers out there at the moment that expect that the world owes them a living instead of investing in the hours and days of hard work behind it…. blogging is damn hard work as in essence you’re wanting to make money from it and as any other fledgling business a few hours a day really won’t cut it and expecting it to come to you is not going to make it happen.
It was amazing to hear from Liat the founder of the app 24 Me, I think out of all the speakers that had travelled from Israel Liat was the one that resonated with me from the onset, a busy Mum with 3 children she said some wonderfully inspiring things and her sheer determination would be worth a fortune if you could bottle it .. however after having a really bad time of late with feeling of guilt, guilt over parenting and guilt over my business so it was refreshing to hear her say
“Being 100% Mum for the day is fantastic but you need to accept that on those days you will not be 100% at your job and on days you are giving 100% to your job or business you need to accept you won’t be 100% at being a good Mum”
I have struggled with this concept from the world go and often failed badly at trying to juggle both which has been unproductive, upsetting and unmanageable so it was really inspiring to hear that my own stumbling block is faced by so many others and that it is ok to be both things but just as different times.
This one piece of advice alone has eased more guilt than I could have imagined and since coming home I have now started to schedule my time so I can be a Mum without feeling guilty along with time I can be working and give it everything … I have nowhere near cracked it but it certainly is on the right track and most of all I am feeling good about it.
Planning, Pushing & Positivity
The afternoon was spent listening to some amazing people who had been on some amazing journeys in order to succeed with their business or product but for me the message they were all saying was about planning, pushing and maintaining that positivity.
From increasing engagements online, building followers or taking that new idea to the next level.
Throughout the whole day I felt more inspired than any other event and I left feeling I could achieve it really was about taking a chink at a time and planning on what I wanted and where I wanted to take it. Which was a bizarre feeling as previous blogging events although have bene inspiring have left my mind flitting with masses of ideas but no real plan on where to take them.
The next year for me and my business will be more than a challenge with a baby due early next year and a more organised business plan … but what I do know is this is all about getting what I want from it not following the crowd.