Why I’m growing my email list

3 Ways I’ve increased my productivity

Most of us would rather spend countless hours frantically trying to grow your social media following than your email list. I’ll admit, the larger your social media following the better you’ll look. Honestly, I genuinely believe your social media following is nothing but a vanity metric. A few years ago, a friend of mine once suggested that I started growing an email list for my online shop. And I kind of dismissed her because I honestly didn’t see how that would add value to my business. After doing some research I was pleasantly surprised to dicover that she was onto something. I’ve only...

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5 mistakes we are making as parents

5 mistakes we are making as parents

“We’re all perfect parents until we have children”. As parents we continuously make mistakes, and that's okay. In most cases we behave in a certain way not knowing or paying attention to the long-term effects of our actions. Parenting remains the most meaningful job we'll ever take on and just like any other job we need to continue learning and modestly improving where we can. Here are 5 mistakes we are making as parents. Living vicariously through our kids We all genuinely want our kids to succeed, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But when our children become an extension...

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Why I don’t work for free and neither should you

Why I don’t work for free and neither should you

“Hi there. Thank you so much for reaching out. Unfortunately, I do not partake in trade exchange deals for various reasons. Thank you for considering me. Wishing you all the best with your campaign.” That is the exact email I just sent out to an international brand that wanted me to work for free. I’ve received a few of these trade exchange requests in the past couple of months. A trade exchange deal essentially means that a brand wants to compensate you with their product for work done. Now that might work for someone who blogs for fun, but not for me because I'm running a busines. In...

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Setting boundaries when working from home

Setting boundaries when working from home

Not so long ago I was one of those people that would frantically work around clock but would have nothing to show for it. I was constantly playing catch up, working late nights and pretty close to having a burnout. I knew something had to give. One of the perks of being an entrepreneur is the ability to work from home. Which means I’m able to spend more time at home with my family. But it also means I need to intentional about how I spend my time. In this blog post I would like to share how to go about setting boundaries when working from home. Have set working hours I used to work all...

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How to create content consistently

How to create content consistently

It’s Monday morning and I still haven’t even written down the headline for my next blog post. Life gets busy and I promise that I’ll write it in the evening just in time to post the following morning. In the evening I’m too exhausted and once again I promise myself to do it the following morning, which of course doesn’t happen. Consequently, another week goes by without me uploading any new content on my blog. Sounds familiar? Pick a lane, commit to it and follow through. Consistency is one of the most significant factors of success. That is one of the reasons why we all can’t be...

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How to accomplish personal goals and still be a great mom

How to accomplish personal goals and still be a great mom

Once you become a mom, you may as well kiss your dreams goodbye. We’ve all heard that one right? If that’s the case, I would like to know how have Basetsana Khumalo, Michelle Obama or Beyoncé managed to achieve so much whilst raising their children? If anything motherhood has pushed me to work harder than ever before. I’m more focused, my children are the primary source of my inspiration. Today I would like to share with you how to accomplish goals and still be a great mom (sometimes great). Support Structure Nonjabulo, my full-time helper at home, and my hubby make up my immediate...

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3 Ways I’ve increased my productivity

3 Ways I’ve increased my productivity

They say if you genuinely want to see change you need to start doing things differently. In other words, if you feel like your days are not productive enough, you need to reevaluate your strategy. One of the many perks of entrepreneurship is freedom, but with freedom comes a great deal of responsibility. Time is our most valuable asset, we need to use it wisely. For me, the ultimate goal is to spend less time in front of my laptop, and more time with my family. So I’ve had to make a few tweaks to my daily routine to progressively improve my productivity. Today I would like to share with...

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3 Powerful ways to practice gratitude

3 Powerful ways to practice gratitude

Cardi B recently wrote about how she practices gratitude. The Hip-Hop sensation proudly announced that prayer is her secret weapon, she went on to say that before she asks God for anything she gives thanks. Now that is probably the most profound thing Cardi B has ever said, if you listen carefully to her songs you’ll know what I’m talking about. Moral of the story...if Cardi can practice gratitude, so can you. The thing about sincere gratitude is that it forces you to focus on what you have instead of all the things you don’t have. You can't feel lack if you're grateful, the two can't...

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How to become an influencer

How to get brands to notice you

Gone are the days when our careers were limited to being doctors, nurses, and teachers. We can now monetise our influence. I think it’s significant for me to emphasise that being an influencer should not be your long term goal. It should merely be a stepping stone towards greater things. I remember the first time I received a phone call from the very first brand  I ever worked with and they referred to me as a “mom influencer”. I was taken aback because I hadn’t set out to be an influencer but I knew that was the beginning of an exciting journey. Today I would like to share with you how...

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How I took control of my life

How I took control of my life

I remember sitting in my office cubicle a few years ago. I hated my job and my love life was in shambles at the time. I felt stuck and I had absolutely no idea what I wanted out of life, but I undoubtedly knew that I was on the wrong path. Caroline Myss says, “You know you’re on the right path when you’re not put in a position to betray yourself.” And I was betraying myself over and over again. I knew that I wasn't living up to my fullest potential and that was killing me. I’ve always known that was I destined to do great things with my life,  but I had absolutely no idea what that was...

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