I fancy being a MumBoss too
So I have a total girl crush on Vicki Psarias. Her book “MumBoss” has revolutionised so much of my life in just under a mere 6 hours. As I’m a busy Mummy of Team Twiglet, I spend most of my days with my Mum Taxi hat firmly glued in place. I spend hours, literally hours on end, shuttling different kids to different “essential” after school activities. We had a bit of a cull this year on them, but we still have stuff on every day of the week (in rugby season anyways).
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As a result, I had to adapt my ever delayed 2015(!) New Year’s resolution of “reading books again” to fit in around my ever intensifying driving schedule. That’s when I discovered an app called Audible www.audible.co.uk . It is part of the Amazon family and my Uncle was a huge fan, but I had never really understood why. Until now. I think we have Audible on in the car for pretty much every journey. The kids and I are absorbing Stephen Fry’s delicious narration of The Harry Potter Series currently, and its literally halved the number of school run arguments. I actually look forward to hearing what’s happening next, therefore don’t despise/dread the previously overly fractious journeys.
When I am on return journeys by myself, I delve into some amazing books. Everything from Rachel Hollis https://thechicsite.com “Girl, Go Wash Your Face” and “Girl, Stop Apologising”, to Michelle Obama https://becomingmichelleobama.com “Becoming”. Each becoming firm favourites of mine. I formerly loved to read, but with life being as busy as it is, it has been on the back burner for years. Whilst its more a case of better late than never, finding this app has been the next best thing. I have learnt so much from Jordan P Peterson https://www.jordanbpeterson.com in “12 Rules for Life – An Antidote to Chaos” my favourite being Rule 5: Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them. What an ingenious way of looking at life. It’s so very true, and I am endeavouring to implement some of the techniques I’ve learnt from each of these amazing authors.
Mumboss and Me
For me, MumBoss feels as though it has been written personally, just for little old floundering me. It is inspiring, offering guidance and reassurance and subconsciously aiding me navigate my future business. I am useless at social media, taking pictures and being in front of camera, yet my passion is writing, my platform is Instagram and vlogging is the way forward.
All of the above was almost enough to put me off, the stumbling blocks seemed too great for me to achieve alone, with nothing more than an iPad in hand. But I took Vicki’s sound advice, and I have started asking for help when I don’t know how to do something (this is very out of character for me, I am a control freak and like to do everything myself) and I am intentionally seeking out connections to eventually collaborate and share my work with.
The undertaking of refreshing and reworking this blog has been epically massive in comparison to what I was expecting. I thought I would simply follow a 3 hour tutorial and would have a brand spanking, all singing, all dancing website to present to the world in a day. The reality is, it’s taken weeks. So many weeks in fact, my readership on the original blog has vanished because I’ve dedicated all my working hours to designing the new one.
I wake early, and go to bed late (utilising my insomnia!) and hope to be able to produce something I’m really proud of. I always hope to try my best at everything I put my mind to. And this has been no exception.
I had completely lost my way before stumbling across MumBoss and I can’t tell you how refreshing and “light bulb” moment inducing it has been. You don’t need to be a mum to get the benefits from the words she’s written. It is full of useful content, links and tools to equip you for working life, in whatever form that works for you. Vicki has encouraged me to not limit myself to one genre, almost to feel my way forward, making decisions as I go, therefore based on fact not supposition.
I have followed a huge number of her referenced blogs and accounts, pulling inspiration from all of them. Funny, emotive and packed with heartfelt, sound advice, Vicki Psarias “MumBoss” should most definitely be top of your read/listen list. I really hope you get the same out of it as I have. You can also find her here https://honestmum.com where her magazine style blog features interesting articles, posts, videos and guidance to becoming your very own MumBoss.
Finally, whilst very aware my formatting stiiilllll needs work, today is launch day, despite missing pictures and twirly graphics (all shall be rectified in due course) but for now, I am a one (wo)man wonder aiming to carve out a career in a tiny corner of that thing known as the World Wide Web.
Hope to see you there,