Not so Meet Free Monday

Happy Monday! I hope you have a wonderful week. Today is not a MFM day for me as I am preparing for tomorrow's creative business workshop. I discovered this beautiful poster and thought it was just too lovely not to share. Download it here.

Hello Cape Town

I'm here and ready to get to work. Well, the work never really stopped. It's an exceptional amount of preparation to travel and take my workshops to a different city. While doing my final checks yesterday and carrying all that needed to come along - I realised (once again) that it takes serious guts and hard work to run your own business. As creative business owners we know that - so well done to all of you out there that work so hard everyday to make your dreams come true. 

This week is packed full of exciting (and nerve-wracking) events and to do's! First off is tonight's Top Vendor Wedding Awards at which I will be speaking on creative business. I'm so honoured to have been invited! My dress is ready for the gala event and my nerves too! Yikes! Nonetheless looking forward to attending the event and meeting amazing creatives in the industry.

The big focus of the trip is of course the workshops! There is still one or two spaces left for the course on the 26th August. I would love to fill it. If you want to join in on a full day of learning - click here for the full details!

I've added a few extra consulting sessions for next week Friday the 29th August.
Here are the slots and details / to book just email me.

My one on one consulting sessions are my most popular service and I personally really enjoy them. It's dedicated time for business owners to share their thoughts, ask questions and receive my professional input on different areas of their business. It's also ideal for creatives who are still working on deciding what business to begin or how to take it to the next level. They run for between an hour to two hours and usually work either via Q&A or brainstorming. I will be offering these in Cape Town - here are the details:

Time Slots:
Slot 1: 11am - 1pm
Slot 2: 2pm - 4pm

High Tea - 53 Constantia Road or we can discuss a suitable space.

R375 per session
To book just email me.

Follow along on my two week Cape Town business trip via Instagram.

Meet Free Monday #33

As mentioned last week - there is a new MFM schedule - click here to view it.
This week we're getting some planning inspiration via a MFM guest post - happy reading!

Hello! Thrilled to be making a little appearance on Nadia’s gorgeous blog.

I’m Caitlyn, from Caitlyn de Beer Life Coaching and I’m a planner at heart. I’m one of those delightfully painful people who gets a kick out of writing a to do list, or tiding my cupboards or worse still, moving. With this in mind you will understand my joy last week, when I got home to find a new white board on my desk (bought by my amazing husband) to help me with my ever-changing and growing ‘To Do List’. 

Looking back at last week… it was one of those, “Where did the week go and can I keep up” kinda weeks, in the best way possible. 

My week always begins on a Sunday afternoon / evening, when I sit down and plan the ahead, as well as matching up my schedule with my husband's. There is something empowering about going into a Monday morning knowing what your week will look like!

Monday morning brought with it the absolute JOY of launching my new website and thus much of my morning was spent devouring delightful emails, scheduling new clients and checking my website way too often. Amidst my morning of website mania, I also spent time planning my week’s lectures for Varsity College. 

Tuesday and Wednesday started with an early morning group run (by early I mean waking up at 4am - it should be illegal, but I do love it). Both days were spent focused on admin, actual lecturing and quite a few meetings involving lots of coffee and some exciting new work collaborations. Watch this space!

With my husband being away for work last week, I found myself working evenings too, but that wasn’t all bad, as sometimes it’s helps me to get ahead. Plus, look at the cool washi tape board I created in my little home office.

If there is one thing I took from last week, it was the realisation once again of the privilege I have of walking alongside my clients as they discover, create and embrace a life they love and have dreamed of living for so long.
The Working Week ahead...
This week is looming on the horizon and holding lots of exciting prospects! The weekend was lovely and relaxed – just what we needed, so I don’t feel as prepped for the week as I usually am…but I’m not worried as a bit of refreshing does us all GOOD!

Things I’m excited about during this week...
There's lots happening this week and most days hold something somewhat exciting, but I guess I am most excited about being the Guest Speaker at a Life Coaching Monthly meet-up on Tuesday. I have the honour of sharing on ‘the power of positive thinking’and will be doing some fun practical activities with these inspiring woman! Love my job.

Personal thoughts...
I’m big into walking the walk and talking the talk and this week I'm determined to get on top of mastering my morning routine. I recently released a new FREE E-book on this topic and it’s time I took some of these truths to heart. With developing my new website and lots of new business opportunities opening up, I’ve been finding it so easy to get back from my morning run at 6am and go straight into work mode. This week the challenge is to take 30 minutes each morning to sit outside in our little garden, with my coffee and Bible & practice some mindfulness.

I hope you enjoyed Caitlyn's insight into her life. Share your week or thoughts with us via the comments...

Craft Workshop: 2nd August 2014

Earlier in the month I hosted a fun and colourful craft workshop. A few creative ladies got together to craft, chat and get creative (and eat cupcakes). The workshop focused on pretty packaging and I offered a few tips on my process. The ladies, however didn't need much help or inspiration as they created masterpieces of their own. I also included a few giveaways and freebies, including a lovely pen as well as a Grip & Go bottle for each creative from Consol. The amazingly, wonderful ladies from Washi Bug (I LOVE them) also sponsored heaps of tape! The giveaways included a copy of For Good Times from In Good Company and a stamp set from Inspire Lovely. The morning was a great success and I really enjoyed preparing for it! To find out about the next workshop - just email me and I will update you when I launch new dates.
The table started our neat and tidy, but crafty mayhem soon took over!


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