EPISODE 1 – Everyone can and should eat a frog for breakfast in my view.

it’s one of the best ways to get some serious work motivation in you. I work with chocolate and cakes all the time. Incroyable, but I still have “baaaaah” days. No often that’s true. I do something I really really love for a living since I have reconverted from the corporate world. But it does happen. And now that I don’t work in an office with other people around me, other teams needing their stuff done and no boss above me….no one else is going to tell me to get it done if I don’t!

This is perhaps one of the most important change I have had to adapt to when I reconverted from “corporate to chocolate”

Here’s the 5 tips that help me the most to deal with lousy Mondays (or Tuesdays, Wednesdays…[insert your day here] ) and regain my Va Va Voom to get things done for my own business:

  • Eat a frog for breakfast –WHAT??? Check it out HERE. It’s awesome. And It works. I swear by it (even though, being French, I do like to eat frogs…but that’s another story)
  • Pin a reward on the board – not a carrot (although it could be a slice of carrot cake!). It might be a chocolate bar, 30 minutes of mindless Pinterest browsing, going for a run or a walk with the dog…whatever works for you.

Just make sure you don’t forget to take your reward!

  • Turn it up – sadly (?) I grew up in the 80s. I know. My tastes in music are a little lousy and cheesy. It still makes me happy. So iwhen I need to get on with things like mountains of washing up, I simply crank up the tunes. Never fails.
  • Have a chit chat – NOT a Kit Kat. Actually, why not have both. I find that EVERY TIME I go meet other people who run their own businesses too, I come back full of high energy and action points. Last time I did this it was with the wonderfully talented Sara Ellis from To Have To Hire Weddings and Venues Decorating. I was bouncing up the walls by the time i took the short drive back from Coneyhurst to my house. Do it! There’s loads of ways to meet local business people. I love Twitter #hours for this. It’s brilliant, and by the time you get to meet someone face to face, you feel like you know them a little already, which makes the initial meeting so much more fun and interesting
  • Race against yourself – sometimes that’s all I need. Un, deux, trois, can I finish that blog post in 10 minutes? Yeaaaaaaaah! DONE….then…see point 2.

What you do to kick yourself back into high work gear? Let me know your top tip!