Navigating Co-parenting with ease

Navigating Co-parenting with ease

Nobody plans to get divorced or separate from their partner, especially if you have kids. Most of us have a vision of the kind of life that we want to create for ourselves and our families, and having to co-parent with an ex is never part of the plan. But when life happens and things fall apart, we need to pick up the pieces for ourselves and our children. Some of you may know that I had my eldest child before I got married, which means I've been co-parenting with my ex for about seven years. Breakups are never easy for children. However, we have the power to soften the blow by having a...

Negotiating with brands

Negotiating with brands

Negotiating with brands is not easy, especially when you're just starting out. The most critical thing that you need to remember during negotiations is that you are also bringing something to the table. No one is doing you a favour, you are providing a service, and you need to be adequately compensated for your services. There's nothing worse than underquoting. Trust me I've been there. So before throwing numbers out on the table during your next brand deal, there are a few things you need to consider when negotiating with brands. What are the deliverables? Make sure that you are clear on...

Healing the Inner Child

Have you ever paid attention to the little voice inside of you? The one that might remind you of your younger self? No matter how old we grow, we carry our younger selves within us day-to-day. Perhaps our hurt 5-year-old self shows up when our best friend doesn't answer our phone call, or our misunderstood 15- year-old self comes out when we don't see eye to eye with a colleague. Caring for this younger version of ourselves is what inner child work is all about.  As we tread our individual pathways in life, we acquire emotional baggage. Some of it is easy to recognize but some is baggage...

How to find a brand’s email address

How to find a brand's email address

So, you're ready to monetise your influence by working with brands. One way to land those brand deals is by pitching. Pitching has opened more doors for me than any other strategy, which is why I know that it's powerful. It can be daunting trying to find brands that you can work with. One of the questions that I get asked the most often is how to find a brand's email address. First, I strongly recommend that you put together a list of brands you want to work with, but you will need to get hold of the brand representative's contact details before you send your pitch. One of the biggest...

How to encourage a growth mindset in kids

How to encourage a growth mindset in kids

Having a growth mindset is critical because it will determine whether you're confident to keep going when things get hard or fail. It's the belief that anything can be learned and improved on if you work at it. Individuals with fixed mindsets believe that you are either born with an ability or gift or you're not. And when things don't go their way, they give up easily. They believe that they will never be successful no matter what they do because it's not part of their DNA. So it's our responsibility to teach our kids that they can achieve anything that they want to achieve as long as...

My 3 step Pitching process

Pitching has opened more doors for me than any other strategy, which is why I know that it's powerful. Yes, brands may reach out to you organically, but you will have to reach out if you want to gain momentum. When I started pitching to brands, I had no idea what I was doing. My goal was to send as many emails as possible and hope for the best. And, of course, no one responded! Over time, I fine-tuned my process, and eventually, the brand deals started rolling in! In this blog post, I share my 3 step pitching process so that you don't have to figure things out on your own. Identify the...

How to respond to brands that want you to work for free

If you're an influencer, you're likely to get approached by brands who want you to create content in exchange for their products or services. Collaborations of this nature are commonly referred to as trade exchange deals. Now I'm all for building relationships when you're starting out. However, working for free shouldn't become a habit.  Creating content is a service, and you deserve to be compensated fairly for your services. In this blog post, I share tips on how to respond to brands that want you to work for free. Set your rates Think about how much you want to charge for...

4 Quick ways to get out of a funk

Have you ever been stuck in a funk, and you know you need to snap out of it quickly, but you just can't? That was me for the past two weeks. I've been feeling cranky and uninspired — I was spreading negativity to the people around me.  In my quest to get out of my funk, I've had to arm myself with some coping mechanisms to help me whenever I feel off. Here are 4 quick ways to get out of a funk. Take care of yourself Usually, when we're not feeling so great, we tend to neglect ourselves, but that's when we need to take care of ourselves the most. This is when you need to force...

4 avoidable influencer mistakes

The influencer marketing industry is a tricky landscape to navigate because it’s relatively new and continuously changing.  My mission is to share content to get you started on the right path to success as an influencer. At the same time, it’s equally vital for you to know what minefields to avoid. I’ve put together a list of 4 avoidable influencer mistakes, along with advice on how to avoid them. Saying “YES” to every request I know that it’s very tempting to say yes to every single brand collaboration request, but you must stay true to your brand and personality. Think of your...

5 limiting beliefs that keep us stuck

Tony Robbins once said, "The only thing that keeps you from getting what you want is the story that you keep telling yourself." That little voice in your head that keeps telling you that you cannot be, do or have something. Those are your limiting beliefs. Limiting beliefs prevent us from making a change. They are essentially assumptions about reality that are not true. It has taken me many years to finally realise that I'm in control of my destiny, and I needed to shift my mindset to start my journey towards living my best life. Let's dive into 5 limiting beliefs that keep us stuck. I...

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