Month: September 2016

Using a car seat in Spain

The first cab we took from the Barcelona, Spain airport to our hotel was impressed that we brought a car seat. Apparently, it is not that common for travelers with children to bring them along.
When I tried to install the car seat, the taxi driver insisted that I forward face.

I was slightly shocked when the taxi driver said it was ok to put the car seat rear facing as long as it was in the front seat(!!!) because of the airbag(!) that made no logical sense to me, but perhaps Spain is not that informed in car seat issues as United States and Norway.

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Hubby snapchatting our sleeping toddler!

 

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Slack – App review


Slack is a communication tool for companies. It’s becoming more popular as they add new features.

An app similar to Slack is base camp, that has the ability to put teams together and manage projects.

Keep your team organized

We love slack because it’s super easy to use, it’s kind of like a chat. You have different channels that that you can use for different projects or company divisions.

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My goals for Q4

An important part of growing your business is setting goals. Not only do all big names in business motivation such as Peter Voogd, Jack Canfield and Darren Hardy but they also drive action.

For this holiday season, 2016 September to December, I would like you, to keep me accountable towards the goals that I set. 

“Ideas are worthless without execution”. -quote!!

Business goals

  • Dedicate 30 minutes a day to master new photography studio skills with lighting, portrait, by taking online courses and practicing in studio.
  • Take hi-res pictures of all our product offerings in 4 different angles.
  • Design sizing charts and put them in all our listings.
  • Get our first sales by marketing our new website that is holding most of our inventory on Facebook and Pinterest.
  • Attend Thrive San Diego Conference in October
  • Source one product from China by ordering samples.

Personal goals

  • Continue weight loss journey- 20 pounds to go! (Until I complete my 40 pounds weight loss goal).
  • Do one new exciting kid’s activity for our toddler every week.
  • Wake up at 8am every day (this one will be a tough one for me and my hubby).

I am trying to not go over 3-4 items in each area because I want to be focused.

I need to scale back so I can fully focus on 3 only at one point.

Get a new perspective on your business and life

Travel! It opens your mind to new possibilities.

My husband and I just finished a month-long trip to Norway and Spain. After we visited his family in Norway (he is from there), we enjoyed a two week stay in Barcelona.

Let me tell you, it was NOT fun packing for it, but we did it. I’ve learned to just take the clothes that I love, and since our toddler is a 2 year old, we can get away with less gear than a baby.

Going back to gaining perspective by traveling, we currently have a business that is on track to make one million dollars in revenue, and five employees.

Being stuck on your routine stifles growth

When we are at home, my husband is too focused on surviving most employee issues. I am stuck in our routine to take care of the house, work, take care of myself, and still have fun with my toddler and hubby. We severely lack family time, as it gets put on the back burner behind our routine:

Wake up-daycare/work-come back exhausted-deal with toddler-sleep

—Rinse and repeat—-

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