Friday, 12 November 2010

Focus - Create Mind Space

Focus. It is the key to achieving anything and gives you great power but how do you get it and keep it?

We are blasted with information all day, from every source, so no wonder it is really difficult to switch everything else off and concentrate. If you need to focus on a project or a job, my first rule of thumb sounds easy, but isn't....

Create Mind Space

To create a space in your mind for focus, you need to do the following:

1. clear your desk and switch everything off that is not essential to the project in hand. Be brutal. No Facebook, no iPhone, no emails. Just you and your project. 

2. Switch off everything in your mind that does not pertain to your project. What I mean by this, is to shut down any thought that is not relevant to your project. You don't need to worry about anything else other than the job in hand. This is really important. Worry about dinner, bills, your night out, later. You need to exercise conscious thinking. This takes a bit of effort but is worth it!

3. Give yourself a set time for the focussed work. I find that deciding to work for an hour or 90 minutes intensively works really well but it is different for everyone. This will allow your mind the freedom to let go of all the other thoughts and worries of the day. It is time out in one sense.

3. If starting from scratch, I would always start with a mind map, to open up your mind creatively and allow it the freedom to think about the project laterally. This really encourages your mind to focus entirely on the project!

Hope this was useful. Feel free to add your own comments!

Friday, 29 October 2010


Focus is one of those mercurial things, isn't it? You need focus to have focus sometimes! We all have so much to do and so many people to please that is amazing that we ever have time to concentrate on anything, but we need it so much.

Focus clears your mind of other distractions and allows you the mental space to contemplate problems and work them out. We all have access to amazing resources and powerful minds, but without focus, you are selling yourself short.

Over the next few weeks, I am going to focus on FOCUS. I will research the tools that will help us both to tap into focus easily. Then, let's see what we are going to achieve!

Watch out world!!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Evening News get Ready!

Thanks also to the Evening News for this article. As it was such a well written piece, I sent the team a gift box of Mama Tea. The scoop is that the News Editor's wife who was overdue, went into labour after a cup of Ready Mama. Glad to be of assistance and congratulations on the new arrival!

Article in Scotland on Sunday

A big thanks to Scotland on Sunday for this article! Whilst I do strap my iphone to the double buggy if on the beach with the babies, I do also occasionally wear a business suit and go to meetings! The joy of wearing many hats!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Hello from the Mamapreneur!


Welcome to my first Mamapreneur Blog! I have decided to start blogging about my experience being a mumprenuer/mompreneur of Mama Tea and provide some useful tips for anyone else out there that is thinking about starting up a business!

I hope that I can provide you with some help and support. I hope that it will be fun too!

In the meantime, look out for my first Mamapreneur Business Bite.....coming soon.

In the meantime, have a look at my website,