Hello everyone - how are you doing? I wanted to let you know that the blog is going to go quiet over the next couple of weeks because very exciting things are happening behind the scenes and a brand new website is going to be coming your way in January! Blue Jay of Happiness launched … Continue reading BRB – new website coming!
After I graduated from university, I worked in a tiny shoe shop. I was promoted to manager pretty quickly and vividly remember one day when I was doing a stock take with my area manager in-store. After looking at my method and my numbers, my area manager said “You do like making things difficult for … Continue reading 5 ways I make life easier
This isn’t my usual style of blog post here on Blue Jay of Happiness, but every now and then I really like sharing tips about blogging. I know quite a few of you reading run your own blogs and I personally love reading these types of posts, so I thought - why not? I wanted … Continue reading Five ways to boost SEO on popular blog posts
Last month I wrote about some mistakes I made when I first started coaching, sharing the lessons I learnt along the way. Today I want to take a broader look at that situation and talk about how we can cope when something doesn’t go the way we thought it would. Maybe you’re a business owner … Continue reading Picking yourself up after a fall
This is one of those posts I’m scared to share, but I think it’s an important one. When we make career decisions that involve trying something new, there is *always* a learning curve. But I feel like this curve is very rarely talked about or shared. Many of us (myself included) want to give the … Continue reading Why my first session as a coach ended in tears (and what I learnt)
A few months ago I wrote about some of the small steps towards sustainability I was taking, including reducing my meat intake and ditching wet-wipes. One of the areas I said I really wanted to work on was period products and I’m pleased to say I have! There are a few sustainable period options out … Continue reading My menstrual cup experience
If you run your own business, whether full-time or on the side of a day-job, you’ll know how easily it can consume you. This business, this idea you’ve had, it’s just that - yours. And it’s tightly packed full of hopes and dreams. So it’s perhaps unsurprising that you want to spend a lot of … Continue reading How self-care impacts your business
I'm posting an extra blog this week to tell you about an email challenge I'm running in August called Growth spurt. I feel like August can be quite a quiet month, filled with dappled sunlight and al-fresco dining. It occurred to me that this time of year might be a good one to work on … Continue reading Growth spurt
Every now and then, I’ll ask myself why I’m bothering with all this blogging and coaching malarky. There’s usually a trigger for this feeling. Maybe an instagram post will bomb, a newsletter triggers more unsubscribes than normal or I’ll just go through a period of time when it feels like I’m just shouting into a … Continue reading Are you making an impact?
If you asked me six months ago what my career plan was, the answer would have been different to what it is today. My answer today is, honestly - I’m not sure. The careful plan I made back then was, it turns out, too rigid and not realistic. And that’s OK. In fact, since letting … Continue reading It’s OK to change your mind