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The Friday Files

What a week...I've officially entered my third trimester so it's business and motherhood on the brain big time. If any of you mamas out there have any advice on how to balance the biz side of things while these final weeks speed past I'd love to hear it :)

For now I luckily still have my energy flowing and have felt wonderful this entire pregnancy so feeling blessed especially as I've taken on a few big projects coming up - aka website rebrand and launching of Digital Bravery on 1 May.  I wouldn't have it any other way.  I love pouring my heart and soul into Blog Society and there seems to be a need for connection and empowerment more than ever if you ask me.

The market is flooded with information, tips, tools and everything under the sun to tell you how exactly you should be skyrocketing your own path to success. I've always wanted Blog Society to be a haven from that chaos, where the courses, products or events that I offer bring calm to the madness and motivation rather than overwhelm to your already busy lives. It's something that has remained at the forefront of my mind as I've gone through the rebrand process and something that I will continue to prioritize even more now that motherhood is impending and my time becomes more scarce.

It's all about quality, connection and strengthening those relationships with our community. So these are the thoughts that have been flooding my mind recently and I hope to be back next week with some exciting news about the new site design - as well as a hello from up the coast where I'll be spending my baby moon. Bring on the beach walks, pregnancy massage and afternoon naps!  I'll be taking a little break while I can but of course posting on Instagram because Noosa is too pretty not to share.

In the meantime I've left you with some of my fav link love - have a wonderful weekend. xx Jac

  • I'm in major redecorating mode and obsessed with these prints (I want them all)
  • Feeling overworked and on the edge of burnout? This message will help.
  • Growing your email list should be priority #1 - this will help if you're feeling behind
  • Heading here for our baby moon next week - bring on the naps and afternoon swims
  • I've been doing this every night and sleeping better for it - definitely recommend
  • An interesting take on the concept of 'free' that really got me thinking...
  • This launches on 1 May and I'm counting the days!

The Friday Files

So April has arrived.

OMG

I have no idea how it's possibly April already (wasn't it JUST January??) and while that makes my head spin, the fact remains a new month is freshly upon us and I'm actually enjoying the change in season that seems to have landed here in Sydney. The air is a bit cooler and I'm loving the bright, early morning energy that I've experienced so far (let's see how long that lasts).

I've had the beautiful privilege this week to work with two coaching clients - both from different parts of the world but with equally powerful stories. I often find that I learn just as much from my clients as I hope to teach them. It's incredibly moving to watch as they progress on their business journey and it made me think about all the ways that as a female entrepreneur we need to lean on and support one another as so often the challenges we face are shared amongst our tribe. 

I've also been head down into rebranding this website which I'm beyond excited about. I've been longing for a change to this space and I can't wait to freshen things up as I plan to take Blog Society in some exciting new directions later this year. I'm really loving what my designer and I have been working on so stay tuned as I hope to reveal all very soon.  That rebranding work will continue into the weekend as well as some final prep before we get ready to launch Digital Bravery in May, I'm on a mission to get organised for this launch as I'll be on my baby moon end of April and I plan on totally disconnecting and blissing out by the beach (bring it on!) 

Until then it's full steam ahead...here's to a wonderful weekend whether you're in relaxation mode or powering through the to-do list, either way enjoy the link love below. xx Jac

  • Women shy away from self-promotion and I'm on a mission to change that, starting here
  • I'm hosting one last round of Digital Bravery before the little bub arrives, class kicks off 1 May
  • Totally connected to this powerful podcast about identity and the need for continued growth
  • Finally learning how to use my new camera lenses, this bag is great to keep them organised
  • I adore the idea of a mother's blessing, such a beautiful tradition don't you think? 
  • This is my kind of party
  • Digging this advice on ageing, a beautiful reminder that there is beauty in the process
  • Work/life balance tips that actually seem doable
  • I'll be making these this weekend, yum!

The Friday Files

I seem to be on a never ending quest for balance these days.  I'm learning (slowly) that the battle is a long one, defined only by the individual.  This weekend I found what seemed to be the perfect balance (for me) at this momemt, that involved early morning walks by the beach, iced coffee and powering through some big projects (hello website rebrand!) before shutting down the laptop and getting outside to enjoy the sunshine.

I'm admittedly one that can work for hours in a focused state, unaware of what is happening around me. I adore working and growing Blog Society but I've learned that this is only sustainable when I allow time for self-care so I forced that be a priority this past week.

The result?

After a busy yet restful weekend I've headed into this week with a clear head and heart.  While the rain poured here in Sydney and our friends in the Northern Hempishwere on the East Coast got pounded with snow, I feel liked I've settled back into a routine that has been missing for ages.  While my to-do list is full again, filled with new and exciting projects, I'm ready and willing to tackle them all - but not before putting a little R&R at the top of the priority list this weekend.

I'll be spending some time on the Northern Beaches again, celebrating my partner's birthday and some much needed time with girlfriends catching up and crafting. I can't wait, blissful balance is on the cards.

Before I sign off for the week, here's the link love that caught my eye....xx Jac

  • These mindfulness worksheets have changed my morning routine for the better
  • Can't wait to embrace the calm and dive into this book over the weekend
  • A yoga retreat in Sri Lanka? Yes please.
  • Joining some of my closest gal pals for this workshop, can't wait to get my craft on!
  • Major envy of the SXSW line-up this year including this Instagram panal
  • Did you hear the news? You'll want to Save The Date for our May 1 class

Link Love // The Friday Files

It’s been one of those full but epic weeks –  thank god for caffeine right?  

I enjoyed early morning coffee catch ups with fellow #girlbosses I’ve long admired, nailed down a few new collaborations I can’t wait to reveal, got to chat all things marketing and blogging on a few international podcasts and tele-summits (stay tuned for more details!), launched our free Marketing Maven Bootcamp and I got to see one of my fav authors, Brene Brown, speak in Sydney (yes she was mind blowing). To top it all off I’m meeting up with some of my past students and a group of local Blog Society ladies to see Elizabeth Gilbert speak tonight so I’m ready for a wine and some killer conversation.

It was a good week and a lot of effort went into pulling off some of these catch ups when combined with a busy schedule so the in between moments were crazy, stressful and chaotic but that’s the beauty of this adventure isn’t it? Some weeks you’re on and some you’re not – and that is okay.

I’m learning that each week is different and to seize the opportunities when they strike. I also have to say that your energy and all the wonderful responses to my weekly newsletter have absolutely fuelled me lately. So many of you are also experiencing these shifts and finding your groove again – I’m thinking March has big things in store. So here’s to a big, beautiful weekend ahead and some link love reading to get you started. X Jac

  • How to create a killer Instagram bio
  • Save The Date – Digital Bravery, our 6 week marketing ecourse for creative opens doors 11 April, don’t miss our Early Bird offer here
  • The one thing all female leaders do to achieve their goals.
  • Why having a day job doesn’t make you less of an entrepreneur
  • I love Brene Brown – luckily we’re reading her book for our Book Club this month. Join us here!
  • I’m chatting all things blogging in this Canadian Tele-Summit
  • Common contract mistakes to avoid

Link Love // The Friday Files

Happy Friday everyone! After letting out some really powerful emotions in my most recent  newsletters I’m happy to say that things feel back on track and it’s been amazing reconnecting with everyone after such a long absence. I continue to be surprised that when you tell the universe you’re ready, she really does deliver.  Productive coffee catch ups, offers of collaboration and new opportunities have come my way this week all as a direct result of allowing myself to open up. I’ve consciously made room in my business for ‘new’ and I’m absolutely ready.  Bring it on.

So with the energy flowing I’m working on some exciting updates to our Digital Bravery E-Course (relaunching in April!), a few new helpful biz guides coming your way next week, presentations for some new Tele-Summits I’m speaking at and getting ready to do some house renovation this weekend and pinning up a storm as we. So off you go to make room for new opportunities and enjoy the link love below before you power down..

  • I’m on a health kick at the moment so these 7 ways to fit exercise in daily have helped keep me on track!
  • Did you hear about this NEW project we’re launching in 2016?
  • The best known resource to help clear up money blocks and reframe your emotions about earning good money as a female biz owner.
  • We’re on the Snapchat bandwagon (you can find us @blogsociety) and these are some great tips about using it for business
  • Go girl! Here’s how to tackle financial independence like a boss
  • Can’t get enough of these podcasts!