Bringing the tough love to you, today. As it's something I have to remind myself of often… it’s not about the hustle.
Hustle is defined (by Mr Dictionary) as obtained by forceful action or persuasion. To move hurriedly in a specified direction. Busy movement or action.
Your vision… the impact you desire to create, doesn’t need your hustle.
It simply needs consistent action.
This is something my clients tend to hear a lot from me while working together knee deep in their business strategy. It's not about putting in longer hours in front of the computer screen... just because you logged in 12-16 hours at your desk doesn't mean you put in 12-16 hours of good work. Ouch, Amber!
Would you rather 2-4 hours of good quality work OR 12-16 hours mediocre work with lots of distractions, interruptions and social media scrolling? I'm pretty sure you'd opt for the former, right?
That's the point I'm trying to make. It's one I...
In 7 years of running an online business while juggling life with twins, the morning routine has evolved over time. With the past two years, I have seen EXPLOSIVE ENERGY and LASER FOCUS in my days.
I went from exhausted, 2pm latte drinking brain fog mom squeezing snippets of work throughout the day to energized, mentally focused and coaching for an 8-figure business all while homeschooling our twins, the Gillies.
Here's the beautiful part about this, the transformation didn't take more HUSTLE... sweet, right?
However, it did take focusing on my habits... just 1% at a time.
That's right - this isn't about trying to do ALL the things ALL at once. Heck, no one can do ALL the things ALL the time. It's simply about doing your best, every single day. No matter WHAT the season you are in, love.
Some days, you are going to be channeling ALL of the WONDER-WOMAN vibes which is awesome - do your best that day! Other days, you are spraying dry shampoo on your toothbrush...
This month in the Biohacker Babe Academy, we are dissecting what exactly stress is... the good, the bad and the ways to combat the stress in your life with a few biohacks. Why exactly was this topic selected, well, this past month life sorta kicked me in the lady bits.
There was (and still is) quite a bit of stress in my life. Some stress I caused on myself (such as signing up for an endurance race) and other stress was added due to life circumstances or obstacles I couldn’t control or foresee.
So, it just seemed like the perfect time for the Biohacker Babes to hear what I was actually experiencing and how my body on a cellular level was responding to ALL the stress as well as what I did to combat it. And I figured, YOU, might be dealing with some sorta stress yourself... and maybe, just maybe, my go-to hack for combating stress could help.
Unfortunately, no, my go-to hack isn't heading to our local ice...
Most folks don't like to call out their own mistakes... however, IF by me listing out the top 3 mistakes I have made (thus far) in my business helps YOU not to make the same mistakes then let's do this. I'm all for mamas helping one another build their digital empire.
In no particular order...
Mimicking my schedule to what other "successful" coaches, mentors or fellow entrepreneurs were doing (or saying on social media they were doing!).
It's true what they say, "success leaves clues", but one thing I realized was that not everyone has the same daily obstacles as I do.
Were these coaches homeschooling their twins? Nope. Were these mentors puppy training two new puppies? Nope. Were these fellow entrepreneurs doing x, y or z? Nope, they had q, r and s!
Not everyone has MY life schedule or obligations nor does everyone have YOURS... so it makes sense that my (or your) schedule for...
Now. What I say in a few minutes may sound a wee bit silly… I get it. But here’s the thing, it helps ME and if it helps me then maybe it will help you, too. Need a little backstory of WHO I am?
Well, you can read more HERE or catch some bullet points:
mama bear to twin 8 year olds, the Gillies
emergency/critical care veterinarian by education
currently homeschooling our twins (second graders)
providing therapy to our little man daily
I’m giving you this recap of moi to let you know…. I get it! LIFE happens and if you are like me, there’s personal goals you have set for yourself but sometimes, you are tired. Sometimes, wee little ones are sick.
Sometimes, you are pulled in multiple directions that seem like YOU can not take a beat for yourself. I GET IT! And trust me, it’s the season I am currently in…...
This year, I set a goal for myself to start training as an endurance athlete which sounds crazy UNLESS you are also hooked on running countless hours in the middle of nowhere lost in your own thoughts... then you get it.
But what I'm LEARNING about this journey is how much endurance training has a LOT in common with being a digital CEO... such as:
"Every cell in your body is constantly listening to your thoughts." - Dr. Mark Hyman
I remember reading once that by relaxing your brain you actually HELP your body repair itself and create new healthy cells.
Which on the flip side means if we stay in a constant state of anxiety and stress, we are NOT helping our body heal... right?
With this past week, there were LOTS of times for me to FEEL anxious + stress.
However, HOW would that serve me? IF I choose to feel anxious and stressed this past week, who would benefit... would this be helpful or harmful to my body... to my energy... to my performance?
This week was one of the MOST relaxing weeks I had in a long time... and that was with added tasks on my plate PLUS still having to do mom-homeschooling life with 2 puppies.
HOW is this possible?!?
There were THREE things I focused on this week which was inspired from Dr. Hyman's own words...
When I started focusing on my MORNING routine, it was simply waking up to move my body + spend time in gratitude with God. It was a way for me to sorta "bookend" my day, crafting a morning and evening routine.
In order to have some structure in a beautiful chaotic day filled with homeschooling twins while being the CEO of my business, my morning routine needed a makeover.
Over time, my morning routine has evolved and will most likely continue to evolve as I learn + implement and discover what works for ME + my body... in that particular season of my life. You feel me?
I'll share with you a glimpse of my morning routine; however, starting today — discover what would the most OPTIMAL morning routine look like for you + start implementing just 1% at a time.
Working from home definitely has it's advantages, especially for any introverts out there - like myself. The at-home attire consisting of black leggings, graphic tees topped with a maxed out dry shampoo messy bun and hoodie. No-judgement trips to the bathroom and the close proximity to the refrigerator. Right?!?
However, there's also a downside to working from home which is... unlimited distractions! And if you are a mama who finds herself building her empire out home with littles, those distractions were just 10x. Kidding, they were 8500x.
So, to help you out, love whether you are a mama or not... here's my top hacks to working from home PLUS a sweet little bonus to take your performance up a notch!
1. OWN YOUR HOURS: You possibly heard this before "own your hours" however, what I mean exactly is OWN the hours with how you want to spend your time. This could be: being present with your...
In 7 years of running an online business while juggling life with twins, the morning routine has evolved over time. With this past year, I have seen EXPLOSIVE ENERGY and LASER FOCUS in my days.
I went from exhausted, 2pm latte drinking brain fog mom squeezing snippets of work throughout the day to energized, mentally focused and coaching for an 8- figure business all while homeschooling our twins, the Gillies and growing my own business.
Here's the beautiful part about this, the transformation didn't take more HUSTLE... sweet, right? However, it did take focusing on my habits... just 1% at a time.
This is what I'm here to help you with, but I should warn you this is not your grandmother's biohack-your-morning routine. In fact, this isn't about trying to do ALL the things ALL at once. Heck, no one can do ALL the things ALL the time. It's simply about doing your best, every single day. No matter WHAT the season you are in, love.
I break things down for you one step at a time in my...