Have you ever wondered what a solo-preneur actually does with their day? Curious as to what life outside the 9-5 looks like? Today’s post is a bit of fun - sharing with you what my day tends to entail!
I’ve played around with these a lot... I used to be a super early bird for a while (driving out to the desert and being on a horse by 7am). These days I’m a bit more chilled and like to wake-up between 7 - 8am.
My most important morning ritual is a two/three minute breathing and meditation (and snuggle!) practice before I get out of bed. My other non-negotiables are affirmations, stretching (normally a short yoga sequence), drinking a glass of water and putting on some feel good music. I love a quick boogie in our spare room.
Three or four mornings a week I’m out with the horses. Either teaching children of determination at the wonderful Al Marmoom Initiative, hosting a private Equus coaching session or teaching riding lessons to my private clients. I love being out in nature (I grew up in it!). I find it so much easier to mindfully engage with what I’m doing when I’m at the stables, surrounding by nature and connecting with the horses. It’s great to be up on my feet, not at a laptop. I get a good number of my 10,000 steps in without even thinking about it too!
Food, glorious food!
Delicious, nutritious food is a big, big thing for me. I hate to have a “wasted meal” and it’s one of my priorities in life. My go-to breakfast is a (very) green smoothie with some vegan protein powder, a bunch of greens from the fridge and a handful of berries.
Snacks tend to be nuts, fruit or a wholemeal rice cake with tahini.
For lunch and dinner, I cram in my veggies, having a quinoa salad or some fish with roasted vegetables, or my special broccoli mash!
For many people my diet is boring, but I honestly do not crave pizza, pasta, burgers etc. The more healthier I ate, the less I craved these things and the worse they made me feel when I had them. At the moment I’m also playing around with intermittent fasting some days.
I've been lucky to meet a number of great nutritionists on my journey, so if this is something you're interested in, would definitely recommend checking out Heidi Jones, Gloria Halim and Alessia Donato.
Behind the scenes
There's so much more that goes on behind the scenes of a coaching practice that you might think. When I'm not with clients, my afternoons are filled with activities like updating my website, writing blogs like these and social media. I'm also checking in with my existing clients and planning upcoming sessions and workshops. At the moment I'm doing a lot of "big picture" thinking on taking my business to the next level, involving some fun creative work. Watch this space!
Clients, clients, clients
I see/Skype clients for private sessions throughout the week, including weekends, whether that's hypnotherapy, coaching or Equus coaching. Before each session, I review my client's pre-work or notes from last time. After each session, I prepare their tailored follow-up email with all the notes from our session and their action points. With Equus coaching, I set up our area at the stables and make sure the horses are ready so the session goes smoothly.
I feel so blessed to do what I do and to help others. Sometimes, people can be sharing quite traumatic experiences, but I have my own ways of ensuring I separate work from my own personal feelings. Knowing that I am helping them through something important helps me focus on them, rather than me.
I tend to work at least two evenings in the week. Whether that's hosting my Monday Meditations, seeing clients or catching up on other projects. The beauty of what I do is that work often doesn't feel like work! Other evenings, I'm off for a stroll down to the beach with my partner, or checking out a local yoga or painting class. Last night I got the girls together for the amazing Louise O'Dowd's painting evening with cheese and wine (or vegan snacks and juice for me!!).
Living the Dream...
So there you have it - a little insight in my daily life :) For anyone who is curious about taking the leap outside of the 9-5, I would say that you probably won't end up working less hours, but it won't feel like work and you do generally get to choose your own hours. I used to think that I enjoyed aspects of my job, but it was only when I starting working on my passion that I realised what it was like to truly enjoy work. Doing things I would do even if I wasn't get paid. It’s totally worth it!
More of my "fun" time is spent dreaming up ideas for my business, but this is my new definition of fun. I love it!
Helping people like you release negative patterns and get focused on achieving what you really want is my main focus now, and seeing client transformations makes all the hours worth it :)
If you have any questions about what I do or how I plan out my day, drop me a comment below - I would love to hear from you!
Working with me
If you'd like to start experiencing dramatic shifts in your love-life, book your free consultation session with me.
To find out about my regular meditation classes, you can find out all the details and sign up here.
If you’re interested in working with me one-on-one, I have a few spots left for Dubai based clients before the summer. Book your free consultation here.
UK people - I want to hear from you! If you’re interested in hypnotherapy or coaching, I’ll be taking on a limited number of clients over the summer. Reply to this email to express your interest. Please also note the new dates for my UK Retreat.
"I wanted to thank you for yesterday. I couldn't imagine how a single session could be so powerful and bring up so much at once. I woke up with a strong sense of clarity and I feel like plenty of things start to make sense. I really forward to whatever the next sessions will bring and for them to reinforce this feeling of clarity. Thank you once again" Bianca, Events Organiser, Dubai