Boost Yourself: Ginny Marsh interviews Beckie Sanderson about the inspiration behind the Boost Yourself Journal, for businesswomen to write colour and doodle away stress.
A: This journal is for ambitious businesswomen who feel stressed and overwhelmed, who struggle to juggle their business and personal life with their own self-care and wellbeing while developing their business and their brand.
They need the Boost Yourself journal to focus on their personal and business development, to put into action some of the things they’ve already learned about mindset, manifesting, and goal setting. Or to simply get things off their chest when they are stressed out.
Ginny says ”This journal is perfect not only for brainstorming business stuff, but just getting to know yourself better!”
It provides so many benefits and it’s packed with tips, resources, and inspiration. It also provides a safe place to practice journaling, mindfulness, gratitude, reflection, and manifestation. You can use it to get things off your chest, record your achievements and keep yourself on track.
Use it to set goals, plan out your business projects, manifest your dreams, mind map your ideas, doodle, sketch and colour away your stress with the creative illustrations. The mission & purpose and the ideal client exercises will help to ‘Boost Yourself’ and your business!
Ginny “Amazing so it’s, a really good mix of journaling and colouring.”
The idea for the journal came about when talking with my client Faye Cox, who is a mindset and confidence coach.
Faye asked me “What happened with that colouring book that you’re meant to be creating? Me: “Oh Yeah, it didn’t happen.”
I listed various reasons, you know because this and that, I haven’t had the time and I just haven’t got around to it. They were all BS excuses. I realised that once again my imposter syndrome was getting in the way of my creativity.
Faye said “Well, what’s stopping you? You need to create this book then!
Me: “Okay. then, I will!”
I decided “OK I’m gonna do this, colouring book!” because I love pattern illustration design and as a publishing specialist I really should have my own book! But actually, I fairly quickly realised that I literally didn’t have the time to put into creating a coloring book. I had some illustrations and stuff that I could repurpose. So I thought I know I’ll create a journal instead, as that will be much easier. (haha!).
The Journal includes:
Ginny Says: “This Journal gives so many different options of getting to know yourself, getting to know your business better, knowing what you’re supposed to be doing with your marketing and stuff. It’s also helping you to de-stress and get more creative! There’s so much in this and then you get a list of suppliers that you can collaborate with as well. It’s brilliant.”
In business, self-care is so important, it is especially important for those who are feeling stressed and overwhelmed. The journal provides a safe place to explore, reflect and destress. The mission and purpose and ideal client exercises, resources, and tips all provide an endless source of personal and business development.
Doing that core work on your mission and purpose and having that understanding really helps you to translate that information into your brand identity and brand values, even down to your logo, what colours you should be using things like that. It transcends all of those elements and that is why I had to include it in the journal.
Ginny said “I think that’s the absolute key. Not knowing yourself properly is the thing that holds so many people back and feeling like they should be doing stuff when they don’t know their own values and really what they want and when you do that core work on yourself, then you become more in tune with actually what you want to be doing.“
Nikki Sawyer wrote the foreword for the journal. Nikki, who I’ve dubbed the Queen of Journaling, is a coach supporting mum’s with anxiety, she encourages women to practice journaling. I’ve found her really inspirational, she’s just wonderful! In the foreword, Nikki share’s her journaling tips and explains the benefits of journaling for self-care and personal development. Nikki also suggested that I include a permission slip in the book, which I did.
The Boost Yourself Journal is packed with ‘Boost Yourself’ tips, from a diverse mix of international businesswomen who share their expertise on branding, business development, marketing, mindset, confidence, fashion & style, health & wellbeing, healthy eating, meditation, and breathing exercises and much more. So there is something for everybody, that’s what makes it feel really special.
Gosh, that’s a tough one! They are all so good I couldn’t possibly choose. But I do like Nikki Sawyers Boost Yourself Tip:
“I highly recommend defogging in a messy head with a beautiful journal. There are many ways to journal, you can journal positivity and shift mindset, you can journal to get things out on paper. Once you actually see it, it jumps into your conscious mind and you can work on moving forward and clearing the blocks. Journaling is also a huge element of self-care time. Self-care time is key to moving forward and positivity.”
You shared some brilliant ones too Ginny for Gorgeous You Coaching & Gorgeous You Photography:
“Write down 20 Things you like about yourself, your appearance. Your abilities, your personality, and your character. See if you can increase it to 50 or 100 positive things over time.”
“Try different poses in selfie mode with the self-timer on your phone and see what flattering shapes are for your unique body shape. Confidence comes from getting good at something with practice.”
One of my own tips from Miss Digital Media is:
“Getting yourself out there is so important to build your reputation, raise your brand awareness and boost your visibility. Creating connections with potential customers and clients is an essential part of running your business. Whether it be online or offline networking and growing your tribe is so important. It’s not all about sales either. As meeting like-minded, passionate entrepreneurs, inspiring it is so inspiring.”
If you are looking for a lovely journal that also provides space for colouring and doodling, whilst offering business tips have a look at the Boost Yourself Journal. Would you or a businesswoman you know, benefit from having a copy? Treat yourself, a business buddy, or loved ones to a copy of The Boost Yourself Journal this Christmas, it would make a lovely and thoughtful Christmas gift and be a great tool to help kickstart 2022.
Buy your copy of the Boost Yourself Journal.
Do you dream of publishing your own Book? Check out how Miss Digital Media has helps other clients to design and publish their books, Workbooks, and Journals. Or if you would like to have a chat with Beckie book a free consultation.
Mindset and Branding. In this classroom blog, Miss Digital Media interviews Faye, from Faye Cox Coaching on the topics of Mindset and Branding.
In the process of starting and developing a business our personal mindset plays a big part in the progress we make. It also impacts our communication, marketing, and branding. Although subtle, we may unintentionally project the wrong message about ourselves and our business.
I interviewed Mindset Coach, Faye Cox about how our mindset affects our business development and branding.
Limiting thoughts tend to come from our childhood. We take on our family beliefs from an early age, but as adults and business owners most of these beliefs no longer serve us.
We can identify them when thoughts arise that we feel might be holding us back e.g. Money doesn’t grow on trees etc. This is typical of someone who has limiting beliefs around how much money they deserve to make in their business.
WE can re-frame them by finding more positive statements to better support us, such as I AM open to receiving money into my life and business. Repeat this over and over each and every day until it becomes the norm.
This will re-wire your mind into thinking positively around money rather than negatively. The brain loves repetition and that’s how you developed the limiting belief in the first place!
All too often, we spend far too much time comparing ourselves to others. This is not only a complete waste of our time, but it also holds us back from creating the success we truly deserve.
To combat Imposter Syndrome I get my clients to first write out their professional profile to include everything they do, how they do it, what makes them different and the style in which they deliver their services.
I ask them to put it somewhere that they can see it every day. This helps them remind themselves that they are good enough, they are experienced enough and they are qualified enough.
This is a great daily confidence boost too! I then get clients to list everything they’ve achieved in their life & business so far and again, put it somewhere they can see it.
Lastly, I get them to catch the language that they use when talking about themselves. We re-frame their self-talk from the negative to the positive. What you tell yourself matters and you need to be kinder to yourself.
Everyone is unique and the more you realise your own strengths, the less you feel the need to compare to others.
If you don’t do the work on your mindset then the business is going to be an uphill struggle, no matter how much skill and business knowledge you have. A mindset for success is fundamental to your business.
Your mindset will also affect your branding hugely. You need to know who you really are so that you can create the right branding that fits who you are and what you’re about as a business owner.
This shines through then to your potential clients who will be attracted to you and your business as a result.
In order to clarify your mission and purpose, you first need to find out who you really are! This is number one in everything when looking at your business.
You have to be in alignment with your values, mission, and vision. Look at your strengths and work out exactly what it is that you want to put out into the world.
Firstly, take a step back and work out your personal values, the ones that you hold true today and let go of the ones that have been given to you, that no longer serve you as a person or business owner.
Let go of any old habits that are holding you back and create more powerful ones. Welcome your failures and see them as learning so you can grow. Create a rock-solid routine and get out of your own way.
In terms of visibility, if you’re not visible your clients can’t find you and you’re working your butt off every day. Staying small isn’t going to work for you here.
Hiding in the shadows is no good for anyone and copying someone else and thinking you ‘Should’ be doing everything that others are doing isn’t going to help either.
Allowing yourself to be 100% you, is by far the easiest and best way to attract clients into your business. Trust your own intuition!
Most people come to me because they want to make a positive change in their life. They want to feel more motivated, they want to escape their bad habits and they want to be more confident within themselves.
My coaching style is no-nonsense, straight-talking, and gets to the core issue. I believe that in order to gain clarity and move forward you need to go deeper and release the fears and limiting beliefs that are holding you back.
I work with a range of female business owners world-wide. Using my Coaching, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy knowledge, and NLP skills and experience.
I support these women to gain the necessary clarity to help them achieve what they truly want in their life and business.
I coach both individuals and groups who want to create a successful life and business without having to sacrifice their family and friends, and those looking for more time and self-belief.
You can find me hanging out in my FB group ‘The Positivity Hub’ or you can contact me at email@example.com. I also have a FREE download which you can grab here!
Miss Digital Media would like to thank Faye for sharing her tips and advice on mindset, branding, and visibility.
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