Use your maternity leave to start your own business

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How to use 12 months maternity leave from work to start-up a work from home business

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Melanie Toye knows how difficult it is to juggle your start-up business and young babies and children. That is why she created her eBook, How do they do it? 16 Business Mums share how they juggle life. But Melanie has more on the subject. Much more.

As a working Mum, I will not lie. It is full on. Your time is filled, when your baby sleeps, you work. But the benefits are massive.

Melanie gives tips on how much to time to focus on your start-up business. “Because a business is constant, but it doesn’t mean you have to be.”

Topics such as: How to make a space and time for your work, to avoid Mummy’s guilt and get into the head space quickly and then leave it, as you leave the room to get back into the family head space. How to grow your business slowly and the pit falls and what to watch out for, such as burn out and fatigue are just some of the topics.

Melanie knows when you start to have a family, to ability to work from home is an absolute dream. However, having done this herself, Melanie knows the real struggles that lay ahead and helps you become aware of them to avoid them when you reach them. This online course is a must for Mums, who want to use this time to try something new with their careers.

Bonus:

When you sign up for this course. You will receive your course material within 72 hours of receipt of payment. Plus additional resources such as a:

– business tracking sheet to track the amount of hours you are spending each week on your business.

– A business task work sheet to add in your daily tasks.

– A five year plan spreadsheet to help you work out your financial goals, which will help you focus on building your goals and keep you motivated to keep writing.

– Tools on setting up social media.

The great thing about Melanie Toye’s online courses is you can go at your own pace and if you ever need to refer back to something, you can!

Please note, this is not a course on how to start-up a business, regarding the legal requirements, such as a Business Name/ABN etc. For information relating to that in Australia visit: https://www.business.gov.au/.

To register for this course, you must book by 3 August 2016 via: https://store7784056.ecwid.com/#!/How-to-use-12-months-maternity-leave-from-work-to-start-up-a-work-from-home-business/p/65989034/category=18537002

 

Have the fire and ignite only when you have to


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It’s interesting isn’t it when you go through life and look back on certain events. I remember a particular occassion that I felt completely wronged yet the person who had wronged me had assumed (wrongly) that I would not stand up for what I believed in. He kept pushing and pushing, as much as I hate conflict this was one event that I had to battle.

In my heart I knew it was what I had to do. I also knew that if I didn’t stand up for what was right, then this person would continually treat others with major disrespect.

About a year ago, I was losing my fire, I just felt like may be after all my fight in chasing my dreams, may be I should just give up. It was taking too long, was I even getting anywhere? At first, it was not just my dream to achieve, but a big dream that was for my children to witness and when they were ready to follow, chase their own dreams.

I had a person, who I had never met before, come to my home. She respectfully asked me, if she could tell me something… “You have lost your fire,” she said. She told me that she was driving to my home and saw a great big fire at my house but when she drove to the front of it, the fire dissipated.”

We had a little chat about how I just felt my dream was getting pushed away, I felt exhausted and run down and all those lies that we give ourselves I started to believe. Every day I had slowly told myself how I didn’t need to live my dreams anymore, that it was too hard with children and growing a family and that I should just accept the track I was on.

Thankfully, after I spoke with her, I realised that the lies I was telling myself were complete bullcrap! (And excuse me, I don’t normally add bad words to my written word, however, I want you to know how wrong it was!).

My dreams are everything, they are the cumbersome of who I am and to give up on them would only lead to a life filled with no passion, no excitement, no dreams… how sad.

Having fire is important, having the dream cemented in your brain more so. You need the dreams and you need the fire to go chase your dreams. Now spread your wings and fly. Big dreams aren’t achieved over night that’s why they are big!

Pass this onto someone who might need to read it.

How much should you spend on marketing for your business?

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In my online course, Your guide to Marketing your Business (4 week online course), I discuss how much should you spend on marketing for your business. I have outlined in categories how to market on a specific budget, whether $0 or $1 million you have to spend on marketing. You can see what marketing can buy you and how even a $0 marketing budget can actually get you sales, if you know what to do.

To get started in Melanie Toye’s online course, click here:https://store7784056.ecwid.com/#!/Your-guide-to-Marketing-your-Business-4-week-online-course/p/65989024/category=18537002

 

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Why it’s important to chase your dreams

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I wondered once … really wondered, should I stop chasing my dreams and just go through life?

It’s a question that came up when I was absolutely exhausted. I had kept pushing myself to further and bigger heights as a writer. With this constant change and challenge, I also had to juggle with the rest of my life (which is 100% full on also).

So one day, I just thought, you know what, may be I should just give up? If I quit writing then I will have more time to do the other life stuff.

The truth is and I say this with a smile on my face, I love to write. It’s my passion. If I didn’t write, I would feel dead inside. I would feel like I was just living day to day to day, doing things that I feel like I should be doing (i.e. cleaning the house to perfection) and then one day I would either die sad or just combust and go do something utterly crazy, like not stop writing for days and days and days.

So you can ask yourself, if your dream is something that you can’t stop spending time on, then don’t. Never feel guilty for living your days doing what you love, because one day, your time will end and you will want to know that your days were filled with meaning.

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How to use 12 months maternity leave from work to start-up a work from home business

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When you know you’ve got more to give but don’t know how to give it

I generally feel fulfilled until I listen and watch a music clip or some inspiring masterpiece and I think, am I doing enough in fulfilling my passions in life and sharing them with the world?

I am not sure if many creative people feel this way, I suspect that is part of the reason why some of us just want to have more recognition about our skills, not to show off, but purely to know we are sharing our talents and therefore spreading the light and joy that we feel, creating and making something so inspiring that it touches the deepest depths of our soul.

I guess this is why I write. It helps me reach that inner feeling of contempt, awe and peace.

I have always said this from the beginning but if I had heaps of money, I would still write because it is the essence of my soul. In a way, words help connect with my soul to help me think about the world we are in, the people we meet and the true essence of our selves and our inner light.

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Sometimes I do wonder, is it enough? Am I reaching enough people? When they read my work can they feel what I can feel when I write it?

 

Is it enough? Will it ever be enough? Perhaps that is why artists keep writing lyrics and keep producing new albums and music videos, because no matter how successful they are, they can’t let go of something that sparks their inner light and can’t help but want to share it with the world.

What lights up your life? How do you share it with the world?

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