I wanted to discuss some thoughts have been rolling around in my head recently. I wondered if you've been noticing a similar thing?
4 ways to deal with your negative thoughts - hint they're generally just trying to look after us!
We all have negative thoughts in our head. Telling us not to try things. Telling us we’d look silly if we even attempted something new. That it would fail. That no-one would buy it. That we shouldn’t get too big for our boots.
The word hustle is a little tarnished these days. The hashtag #hustlehard has been used 2,308, 093 times and counting on Instagram. And it’s filled with pictures of men, with a black and white feel, with slogans like ‘You can’t have a million dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic’ or ‘If you’re not gaining knowledge, connections or money, you’re wasting your time’.
Mental health is something we all need to get comfortable talking about. We all have it, all the time, just at some points our mental health is not quite as we’d like.
Add to this being freelance, often working alone, and responsible for every aspect of your business. Mental health can sometimes suffer.
So I asked the fabulous ladies in the Blue Stockings Society to offer their advice for overcoming mental health problems when you’re freelance.
Before I started out as a woman in business running debbiedooodah, I was first and foremost a friend, mother and lover and I had no idea about the amazing business networks that Nottingham has to offer.
I learnt about the value of networks and friendships the hard way, as all good lessons are generally learnt!
Firstly I want to apologise for my tardiness! When I started blogging on a weekly basis I was so keen to be consistent and produce something of value to help you grow your business every week. After all that is what I advise my clients to do!
Consistency builds trust - and the golden rule of marketing is that your customers need to know, like and trust you before they'll buy your products. Flighty inconsistent behaviour can lead to your potential customer wondering if you really are the expert, if you really do value their support, if you are the business for them.
There’s a lot of talk of twitter dying at the moment, no one wants to buy it, the shareholders are getting edgy – isn’t everyone on Instagram now anyway?
Everyday 100 million users log on, there are 317 million twitter users, 120 million unique users every month, and 500 million that just go and take a look without logging on.
So as a digital marketing expert, I’m always looking at how others do things and how I could improve how I do things. Things I can pick up, lessons learnt, ideas sought.
Being freelance and learning about social media in an ever-changing landscape can be exhilarating and fraught. Where once words and a well-placed image was enough to capture someone’s interest, now we have live streaming, blogs, webinars, tutorials, vlogs and more. So as much as I am supporting my clients to understand the rich capabilities of the new marketing landscape, I’m also learning as I go, reading blogs, watching webinars and adding to my knowledge.