How long have you been doing the Hustle and Juggle?
About 5 years now
What is the Juggle to your Hustle?
Running two businesses and making progress in both alongside having a family.
Tell me more about your business?
The first business I started is Property Management and this was 3 years ago. It’s going very well and I love it. Last year I felt like I could do more, something more impactful so I started my Coaching Business and I work with women to grow their confidence so that they take action on creating the life they truly desire to live. A lot of my clients have experienced abuse at some point, which makes me very passionate about raising awareness for it. Confidence loss is closely linked to experiencing abuse and until we make it easier to talk about it, hardly anything will change. It brings me so much joy when I see my clients realise that they can have what they want, that it is ok to dream and expect an amazing life. Helping someone see their worth and believe it is just amazing!
What is your Hustle and Juggle story?
My Hustle and Juggle story started when I decided to start my own business. I was working as a nanny and was an athlete at the same time. Looking after two children, one of them Autistic and training 5 days a week for 3 hours every day. I decided to become a personal trainer and started my qualification which involved going to college 5 days a week for a few hours on top of everything else that I was already doing!
That was a real taste of Justle.
Following on from that I decided to stop training and part ways with athletics. It was a hard, but wise decision. I went on to get a business mentor and soon after that decided to start my Property Management Business. It set my bar higher and brought new challenges with it. At times I wondered if I can make it all work and felt like I am going to go crazy if one more challenge presents itself, but here I am today running a second business, planning a family and attracting new opportunities.
The Coaching brought new challenges, very different to what I’ve experienced before. I had to learn so many new things. I remember when I was writing my Ebook, I had days when I had not 0 inspiration, but – 100! I knew what I want to portray, just that the words wouldn’t come out haha! I just kept going and the Ebook is now complete and was released last month. I had it designed by a professional designer and now almost forgot about all the struggling.
It’s funny how you feel so stressed and frustrated when you start something new, but as soon as you complete it you forget and go on to attract or accept a bigger challenge! It’s like giving birth in a way (I will have to update you on this when I experience it 🙂 ). So many of my friends who had given birth say that they don’t think they can do it again, but a year or two later they forget how painful it really was and decide to get pregnant again. They do it all again.
One thing that keeps me going is knowing that I overcame so many professional and personal challenges before. All that I accomplished tells me that I can do so much more so I strive to do so much more.
What’s your message to anyone reading this to inspire them to keep going and remain visible?
My message to our readers is to just keep going. Make a pact with yourself that you will not give up no matter what and observe yourself to see where you need to improve. Awareness is the key to making anything better. If you become aware that you are scared of something, you can start working towards why things scare you and becoming more confident. If you become aware that you are overweight, you will start reading about healthy eating, losing weight, maybe look to get a personal trainer or a wellness coach.
Pay attention to what you do really well and what brings you to life. Focus on doing more of that. We live in times where we can choose what to do what we love and we can focus on our strengths rather than focusing on improving on our weaknesses. Of course improvement is necessary, but if you are good at singing and not so good at song writing, you don’t have to kill yourself trying to be a better song writer. You can easily focus on singing and let someone else do the song writing.
I want to leave you with a few very powerful questions that will bring a lot of light to your situation and will encourage you to keep going. Don’t hold back, don’t be realistic, answer them for yourself, not for what others may think if they read the answers.
What do you want your life to be like?
What do you want to do?
What’s your dream lifestyle?
Lots of love, Steffie
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