It took me such a long time to piece together the jigsaw puzzle when it came to everything I needed for running my business, especially when your business is online.
The stress this caused and the time wasted trying to just figure it out on my own over the years has been huge. After many years of trying different platforms and online tools, I want to share with you the tools that have helped me and that work for me in the hope that if you are setting up an online business or have an online business but struggling to make it all work that these help you in some way.
Social Media Post Images - Canva.com has always been my go to place for creating images. With a free option too, you can also keep your design costs to a minimum and create beautiful graphics. Whether you need an image for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or other social media platforms, Canva is the place to go. It also has so many free templates that you can use if you're looking to create posters,...
I hear gurus all the time telling you that you need to have a schedule, to have a plan and to keep a routine during the coronavirus crisis. I too will bang on about this until the cows come home, that having a schedule and a plan, regardless of whether we are in the middle of a crisis or not, is so important to do.
The reason why our stress levels can go through the roof is because we are firefighting through our day. We are out of control. What do I mean by out of control? Our day controls us rather than the other way round. We never have enough time in the day, we feel like we are chasing the day and get to the end of the day and feel like we achieved NOTHING! Have you ever felt that way? Do you you feel this way every day?
This feeling of being out of control increases the risk of stress in the body. And we all know what stress can do to the body! It can lead to overeating and the storage of fat, problems getting...
Today just happened to be one of those days when I looked outside the window. The sun was shining, there was a slight breeze blowing but the temperature was good for the start of April. When I looked up to the sky it was blue and my window just framed how beautiful the sky was. I was filled with hope.
Yesterday, I did not feel that way though! It was dark! And by dark, I don't mean the sky. I mean in my head. I felt hopeless. I felt out of control. Overwhelmed. In fear mode and couldn't think of anything positive. Trying to keep it together for my daughter’s birthday but inside I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders. So many things that were completely out of my control and it was filling me with anxiety.
In my head, I know the days ahead are going to be tough as we are just at the beginning of the Coronavirus Crisis. There are going to be more tears ahead I'm sure. Some days will not be as...
Yes, my untold confessions….so many funny, embarrassing and sometimes upsetting things have happened to me as a fitness instructor…I wonder how many others have experienced these?
Life as a fitness professional can be…how should I put it…interesting! WHY? Well I am going to share with you in a minute some untold confessions of being a fitness instructor that may make you laugh, cringe or cry…but I want to tell you a bit about me first!
I wrote this blog just over 6 months from hitting the BIG 40! I am now 41. I have two daughters, a busy fitness instructor and online coach, plus a mum, wife and dog owner ! I am very busy but in a good way!
When it comes to exercising and running a fitness business, I have heard this so many times from friends, family and clients, “oh it must be great for you as I wish I had the time to exercise all day and get paid for it! I agree…it is fantastic to get paid to...
Hi, my name is Jennifer Emery.
I am 41, a wife, a mother, a business owner, a fitness professional, a coach, entrepreneur and your positive social media friend.
You will see me regularly pop up on my social media feed each day and in my stories and share my life with you in the hope that I will inspire you to take action on reaching your goals, teach you something you didn’t know and maybe entertain you with my smutty mind and amazing sense of humour #justhumourmeonthatone
I am here for the amazing ladies and gents who need help and support and who want to join me in my community of positive people looking to live the next chapter of their life better than the first with their health, life and in business.
So to those of you new to my site, thank you for being here. I hope I make your day a little brighter. To those of you who have been here with me for a while, thank you for all your love and support I really do appreciate it You are amazing!
The thing is you can get burnout from so many different things
Here are just a few signs of burnout
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feeling less effective
- Quick to anger
- Inability to focus
- Less patience
Burnout is defined as being mentally and physically exhausted and it doesn’t just impact us on a work level it can affect us on a personal level.
I have personally felt burnout in most areas of my life over the years.
There is a tipping point, an example is when I first started teaching fitness classes I was...
Motivation is the driving force behind life-enhancing change. It comes from knowing exactly what you want to do and having an the burning desire to do what is necessary to get it. It keeps your dream on track as it is the power of motivation that keeps you going when the going gets tough.
I want to help you with this so here is 5 top tips to help you supercharge your motivation:
1. Create a vision board and fill it with images of your desired goals. The car you want to own, the house you want to live in, the area where you want to live yes, and yes they are the obvious ones. Others could be pictures of holiday destinations, trophies, first-class travel tickets, clothes you want to buy, fine restaurants you want to go to, new hobbies you want to start, whatever you can think of that gets your pulse racing.
2. GET ANGRY. If you want to change your life for the better then get angry about where you are at now. When you have a blase attitude towards change this won't create a...
We all have habits, some good and some not so good. These are behaviours that we've learned and that happen almost automatically. And I am sure most of us have a habit we'd like to break, or one we'd like to develop.
For most people, it takes about four weeks for a new behaviour to become a routine, or habit.
I want to share with you 7 Steps that can make it easier to break (or Make) a habit
1. The first step is to set your goal. Especially when you are trying to stop or break a habit, you should try to phrase your goal as a positive statement. For example, instead of saying "I will quit snacking at night", say "I will practice healthy eating habits". You should also write down your goal. Writing it on paper helps you to commit. It can also help if you tell your goal to someone you trust.
2. Decide on a replacement habit or behaviour. (If your goal is to develop a new habit then your replacement behaviour or habit will be the goal itself.) This step is very...