The Importance of Collaboration: 3 Reasons You Should Collaborate

Last Friday, I was featured with Heather Hartman Coaching on her 'Real, Raw & Uncut AF - Live Spotlight Series'. I was so excited to be highlighted as her VERY FIRST EPISODE, as we discussed the importance of self care as a female entrepreneur.

It was an honour to be asked by Heather to be on her show (which also included having this nifty graphic shared all around Facebook) - because Heather is someone I truly admire and who also encourages women to step into what they're capable of.

While working with Heather in preparation of this episode, we naturally chatted about the importance of collaboration with other like-minded women.

Running your business - especially if it's mostly done online - can sometimes feel isolating.

When you're first starting out, it's typically just you in your office - by yourself, without a team.

And while having the freedom and flexibility to be your own boss is one of the main blessings I'm so grateful for - it can also mean that sometimes you feel lonely, without being surrounded by co-workers, like you're used to in the corporate world.

(But don't get me wrong - I still wouldn't go back to corporate, haha.)

With that being top of mind this week, I've compiled a short list of the top three reasons to collaborate with other women:


1. You may be surprised by what you can learn from seeing the way other women manage their business.

Checking out how someone else runs their business can be an awesome learning experience.

You can very easily learn a new trick to get better organized, to reach your target audience more effectively, or even to approach self-care more regularly.

Talking with other fempreneurs about what's working for them is a perfect opportunity to test out, and potentially adopt, some new behaviours in your own business to become more efficient.


2. Encouraging and supporting other women feels amazing!

If you're having a shitty day and feeling down on yourself, one of the best ways to pull yourself out of that funk is to love on some other ladies that you admire.

Comment on how they rocked their Facebook Live, or how delicious their breakfast looked in that photo on Instagram, or how fab their DIY board is coming along on Pinterest.

Spread love to others, and before you know it, you'll be in a much better mood - and can be proud of yourself for supporting your sisterhood.


3. It makes you feel like you actually have a support system in place.

I'm not gonna lie - my husband isn't the first one I turn to when I have questions about my business.

And it's not because I don't trust his opinion, it's because he's not currently growing a business, so why would I ask his expertise in that department? 

When I have questions, or want to bounce ideas off people, I turn to the women who are also building businesses, just like me - because they GET IT.

They understand the struggles and challenges, and they can offer advice that is relevant, because they've been there.

And I offer my experiences too, when asked - because it's great to have the opportunity to contribute back to those women helping me.

Speaking of which, check out Episode One of Real, Raw & Uncut AF by clicking the below image:

Click here  to be taken to the replay of our  Real, Raw & Uncut AF episode

Click here to be taken to the replay of our Real, Raw & Uncut AF episode

Check out Heather's other featured ladies weekly, on her Heather Hartman Coaching Facebook page.

Also, watch for my own weekly feature coming your way - a tribute to Badass Boss Babes who are stepping up and letting their light shine!

If you are looking to shine your own light, click here to enroll in our March online group coaching program, Break Through the Bullshit, where we tame that inner critic BS mindset, and release your fearless fempreneur instead!

Or if you want to learn more about one-on-one coaching opportunities with me, jump on a free call!


Get Out of Overwhelm

So. Much. Shit. To. Do.

… or so you tell yourself.

Yes, you may very well have a long to-do list – especially with the new year upon us.

But how much of what’s on your list truly adds VALUE to your life?

Are there some things on your list that are just there because you think you’re SUPPOSED TO do them? 

I’m willing to bet there is.

And what would happen if you just decided to NOT do them?

To simply cross them off your list, without actually doing them?

Nothing. That’s what.

Nothing would happen if you decided to take some shit off your plate, that doesn’t actually serve you, or bring value to your life.

Well, actually – something would happen.

You would get yourself out of overwhelm!

You see, overwhelm is just a feeling that we allow ourselves to feel, caused by the thoughts we’re thinking.

If we change our thoughts – we change our feelings – and that means we can get ourselves out of overwhelm sooner than anticipated.

That's right.

You are in control of your overwhelm.

So why are you choosing to feel this emotion?

Why are you choosing to think thoughts that overwhelm you?

Don't worry - I don't expect you to answer that right off the bat.

Our coaching sessions together will help you answer that.

But in the meantime, you can deal with your to do list to make it more manageable for you.

Here's how:

Clear the clutter

Clearing the clutter allows you to set your conditions for success and clear out potential roadblocks.

This is not only the physical clutter within your home, office or the other spaces around you, but it also includes the clutter on your to do list - and even in your calendar!

  1. Scan your home, office and spaced around you. Do you see physical clutter that's literally just taking up space, that you no longer need? Box it up and donate that shit, woman! Get it out of your face. Seeing physical clutter triggers thoughts of overwhelm.

  2. Review your to do list. What is on that list that doesn't REALLY need to happen - whether it can wait until you don't have so much going on, or whether you can scratch it off the list for good.

  3. Revisit your day planner agenda. When it comes to your calendar of upcoming events, what activities are on there that you're not really looking forward to? Did you just say yes to that event because you felt you should? Cross it out and decline the invitation. You don't owe anything to anyone, if it doesn't serve you.

Take a sigh of relief - you just helped get yourself out of overwhelm.