#ThingsILoveFridays 29 November


What's that I hear you say? No Black Friday offer? Nope, not from me, not sure how I feel about it tbh so instead, I'm focusing on my usual #ThingsILoveFridays💖 where I celebrate all that went well each week, giving me the opportunity to stop, and be grateful! I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit for doing all this hard work, right? 

I've upgraded this into not only what I love but what I think you'll love too - useful, loveable, funny, no not just adjectives to describe me but also what I love to share....LOL.
  • Feeling completely stuck on where to start with your SEO for 2020? I am running a challenge next week in my Facebook group and would love you get involved
  • I prioritised self care landing back in the UK this past week, and I didn't hate it, so I updated my healthy habits at a computer blog post - still one of my most popular pieces ever - How to take care of yourself when at a computer
  • I went to see a Guardian Live event with Emma Thompson and friends at the Barbican talking about their book Last Christmas - it is very emotional as people share their stories of Christmas.
  • I got last minute tickets to see Ian McKellen's one man show - he's in London until 5th January and highly recommend (and I spoke with him!)

And now I'm off to finish writing the challenge for next week, getting some pampering done before heading to Devon tomorrow for a James Bond party (and yes I will be putting my own spin on Bond - check out my Stories to follow the adventures!) 

What did you love this week? Come and tell me on Instagram 🙂 

Maddy

Photography by John Nassari

#ThingsILoveFridays 8 November

It's all go pre-holiday this week which is why it's so good to look back on the week and go ahhh, I achieved a lot, had a lot of fun, but I'm quite ready for some time off 😀By focusing on what went well each week, it gives me the opportunity to stop, and be grateful! I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit for doing all this hard work, right? I've upgraded this into not only what I love but wha I think you'll love too....so here’s what I loved this week:
And now I'm off to get blued up, spruced up and pack up as I'm off on my trip to Mexico on Sunday.
Come and follow me on Insta as I'll be popping on there to spread some sunshine with any luck 🙂 Dance break requests on the beach anyone?
What did you love this week? I love to hear from you 🙂
Maddy
P.S. When I get back, I'll be sharing some juicy announcements, so watch this space!

Being Successful with Lisa Johnson Coaching

Woop! The next interview in my Gin and Magic YouTube series championing strong creative women is here! Straight from my home to your eyes + ears, this week starring the incredibly successful business coach, Lisa Johnson.

Right from the very first moment I met Lisa Johnson 3 years ago I loved her confidence. She’s a woman who knows what she wants and that’s the kind of woman I can get on board with! Since that time she has gone on to launch an incredibly successful coaching business and is close to approaching seven figures this year in revenue.

I wanted to ask her more about her story, what she counts as success, what she thinks it takes to be an entrepreneur and her penchant for a certain kind of food!

Lisa shares wisdom in every moment of this chat so go on, give it a watch.

Enjoy and please don’t forget to hit like + subscribe if you enjoy the Gin & Magic videos 🙂

Thanks so much Lisa, you were brilliant!

Lisa's official bio:

Lisa Johnson is a multi 6-figure business coach specialising in helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses using passive income from memberships and courses. After a tough childhood spent in social housing, Lisa went on to have successful careers in law, banking and the entertainment industry. Her background in overcoming obstacles has helped mould her into a bold, straight talking coach, who is never afraid to be an authentic and outspoken truth teller. She has spoken on the BBC’s Women’s Hour and is a Thrive Global Contributor. She has presented at Planners Extraordinaire in Dubai and been featured in national newspapers and magazines including Psychologies, The Guardian and Red.  A recent feature on Lisa in Forbes magazine garnered over a quarter of a million views in a week. Lisa lives in Hertfordshire, UK with her Husband and 7 year old twin sons but coaches around the globe.

To find out more about Lisa head here:
Website
Instagram
Her membership group the GSD Society
Facebook group The Fabulous 5%

To come and find out more about how to get found online with other strong creative women, come and join my free Facebook community So Exciting Obviously: SEO for Creative Women.

See you next time!
Maddy Shine

Figuring it all out with Julie Michaelsen Photographer & Coach

Woop! The next interview in my Gin and Magic YouTube series championing strong creative women is here! Straight from my home to your eyes + ears, this week featuring the lovely Julie Michaelsen, fine art luxury wedding photographer and business coach for introvert photographers.

When Julie, possibly one of the sweetest people I’ve met in the wedding industry and possibly my life, agreed to come on Gin and Magic I knew it was a big deal for her because she is a (her words) 'classic introvert' by nature and video is a lot for even the most confident of sorts! But I am so so grateful she came along and shared her wisdom because I love her openness, her transparency - she is an inspiration even though she may not see herself as one, because she’s doing it all and loving life in such an empowering way that suits her.

In our chat we talk about the power of Pinterest, a very special Les Miserables moment, and learning from her mistakes and of course figuring it all out.

With each interview I feature on Gin & Magic I am reminded of why I started this channel. To find out how others 'do it', how women are making their lives work, how they grow their businesses and how they enjoy life. Chatting to Julie was no exception.

Enjoy and please don’t forget to hit like + subscribe if you enjoy the Gin & Magic videos 🙂

Thanks so much Julie, you were brilliant!

Julie's bio

Named one of the Top UK Photographers Everyone Wants to Book in 2019 Julie is a luxury fine art wedding photographer shooting film in the UK & abroad.

Julie left a high flying career in Finance to start her wedding photography business in 2013. Her unique experience in dealing with high net worth clients and institutions in the hedge fund world defines her client service and experience.

Julie has studied under the tutelage of industry leaders such as Jose Villa and Greg Finck. Julie has had weddings and editorials published on all the big UK blogs, Style Me Pretty, Magnolia Rouge, Wedding Sparrow, Green wedding Shoes, 100 layer cake to name a few. Julie is excited to now be extending her business to include business coaching for (slightly introverted) Fine Art Wedding Photographers who want to take their business to the next level

Links to stalk here:

For Coaching:
Her Facebook group for Fine Art Wedding Photographers
That Fine Art Life - Facebook Page For Coaching
Instagram

For Photography
Instagram
Website

And THAT Les Miserables video shot by Philip White

We'll be back once again next week with the next interview for Gin & Magic strong creative women series! But in the meantime, check out some of the other videos on Gin & Magic here.

See you next time!
Maddy Shine

Female Entrepreneur YouTube series Gin & Magic: The Balancing Act and Playing the Long Game with Charlotte Argyrou from Craftist in Residence

Exciting! On today’s show we have the most charming guest on today’s show - the lovely Charlotte Argyrou from Craftist in Residence.

Charlotte is a botanical illustrator but she is also elegant, funny, and the adult I want to be when I grow up, so I was particularly keen to get her into my home for a chat with me.

In today’s show we talk about managing our time better, the opportunities that blogging and have afforded Charlotte, her brilliant Supper Club concept as well as how collaboration has been key, how to manage the balancing act between Mum Life and Boss Life and the key to playing the long game.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to give me a thumbs up, leave a comment about a tidbit you found helpful, and hit subscribe if you don’t want to miss out on any future videos.

Thanks again Charlotte, it was so interesting finding out more about your business. If you agree, please don't forget to hit subscribe, like the video and leave a comment.

Charlotte's links to check out:

Find out more about Charlotte here:
https://www.charlotteargyrou.com/
https://www.instagram.com/craftist_in_residence/
https://www.facebook.com/craftistinresidence
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/argyrouillustration/

We'll be back again next week with the next female entrepreneur interview for Gin & Magic! But in the meantime, check out some of the other videos on Gin & Magic here.

See you next time!

Maddy Shine

Female Entrepreneur YouTube series Gin & Magic: Living your passion with Ania Witwitzka

I am delighted to be joined today by Ania Witwitzka, an incredible Swedish artist and entrepreneur, making beautiful pieces of art and teaching other women how to do the same. I've been lucky to know Ania for some years, and we have grown our businesses together, so I am particularly delighted that she has joined me today. I was fired up about her eagerness to show how to demolish the stereotype of the struggling artist, how she works with women to discover their innate self confidence and so much more. So, if you’ve always wondered how to break out of the struggling artist stereotype or if you’re just curious to learn how she runs her business from her studio in Stockholm then listen up as you’re in for a treat I could listen to her voice all day! If this has your interest piqued, then do go and check out the interview.

In today's show we talk about the power of human potential, self confidence, understanding who her target client is and where to find them, the power of relationship marketing and playing the long game. What I love about Ania is her ability to phrase what she wants to say so beautifully, powerfully and passionately. Her willingness to go beyond any and all limitations we put on ourselves is truly inspiring.

Thanks again Ania, it was so interesting finding out more about your business. If you agree, please don't forget to hit subscribe, like the video and leave a comment.

Ania's links to check out:

Her art:
https://www.aniawitwitzka.com/
https://www.facebook.com/aniawitwitzkaartist
https://www.pinterest.se/aniawitwitzka/
https://www.instagram.com/aniawitwitzka_art/

Her artist courses:
https://shinethroughart.com/?lang=en
https://www.facebook.com/shinethroughartinsweden/

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We'll be back again next week with the next female entrepreneur interview for Gin & Magic! But in the meantime, if you're wondering what this is all about, take a look at my blog all about "Why did I create a YouTube channel?"

See you next time!

Maddy Shine

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