Hi gorgeous readers! It’s been a long time between drinks (or blog posts) so thanks for your patience and thanks Alexx for the inspiration to punch out another blog. Alexx questioned why I’d gone all quiet here (as have a few of you, so thanks for the kick up the butt) and there’s no good reason apart from my schedule lately; managing the growth of Business Chicks – which has surprised all of us; and ‘managing’ the challenges of two little cherubs plus my belly which is now pretty big at almost 38 weeks pregnant. Here’s a belly shot to the left and a quick snapshot of what I’ve been up to below.
Looking forward to: This weekend one of my team members, Rebecca Bodman, is getting hitched. Bec has asked me to emcee her reception and all the Business Chicks team will be there. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be part of her big day; honoured that she thought to ask me; and so proud of the fact that her Business Chicks sisters are so much part of her family that she’d want us all there. Happy wedding Bec!
Challenging myself by: This year I set myself a goal to buy five more investment properties. So far I’ve bought three so I’m feeling good about achieving this goal by the end of the year. I’m also exploring my first property development project. Property is just a way for me to stretch myself and create another income stream without a lot of effort, and I love it. I’m supported by a really fab team of people that I’ve built up around me – they’re all from the Business Chicks community and teach me so much about creating wealth and sourcing deals. One day I’ll share this dream team with you – it’s so easy to do well in property when you have the right people in your corner.
Ringing in my ears: I’m devastated that I missed out on our event in Melbourne last Friday. Alisa Camplin was the speaker and from all reports, she completely brought the house down. Some of the feedback included “WOW! Completely BLOWN AWAY by Alisa’s talk this morning,” then “Lots of laughter and tears this morning. Alisa was just brilliant. Going home to make some plans for my vision,” and then “Absolute silence in the room. Alisa has the room captivated.” Can’t wait to bring her all around Australia and share her with you.
Preparing for: My third child, due in just over two weeks now. My first two girls were 10 days and 15 days ‘overdue’ respectively so who knows, I could still have a month to go of being this pregnant. I’ve decided to work up until my due date this time around as I go crazy without a purpose and am useless to everyone if I just mope about at home, waiting for labour to begin.
Excited for: Giving birth! Really, I am! I’ve been blessed with two incredible homebirths (Milla’s story here, and Honey’s here) and just can’t wait to give life to this new little soul. We have the pool ready to go in our living room and our support team (a fabulous midwife and doula) are at the ready too. Giving birth is without a doubt the most thrilling and rewarding thing I’ve done, and the most privileged I’ve ever felt as a woman.
Not standing still: As I mentioned before, Business Chicks is growing beyond our wildest dreams. Business has doubled for us in the past year and this means managing change and lots of it. It also means that a lot of new opportunities are opening up for us, including new hires to the team. At the mo we’re looking for an Account Coordinator – this is a fab role. Take a look and have a think if anyone you know may fit the bill.
And finally … I’m proud about a few things. Our events around the country are selling out in record time (if you wanted to hear Michelle Bridges, Sir Bob Geldof or Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell in Sydney and haven’t got your tickets, I’m sorry – you missed the boat!) Next month we’ll present Sir Richard Branson in Adelaide and Brisbane and there’s LOADS more in the plan for the next six months, so keep your eyes and ears open, and if you do come along, be sure to come up and say hi!