Ep. 21 2019 - Jane Simpson Feather Brow Specialist and Small business owner
In todays episode of the busy mum podcast I speak with Jane Simpson who is an Eye Brow Expert and a small business owner. We talk about a business mostly and the apps she is currently using to run her business.
How do you define yourself and what you do in your business (if you have one) and your family life? Do you use any apps in business that you can’t live without?
3.5 years ago I left a successful corporate career of 20 years to pursue a career in Cosmetic EyeBrow Tattooing. The business is successful I have my own studio and a fantastic life. I can’t do without Xero & Xero Expenses Apps . SQUARE so I can get paid, FaceBooks Ads, Google my business, Schedule & the banking Apps, grid apps for Instagram, watermarketing apps.
Describe for us, a day in the life of you. Do you have any tips or life hacks?
I love to be up before anyone else and have a quiet cup of tea and a think and plan my day.
I go to Pilates several mornings per week.
Then off to the studio to see clients – this is the fun bit.
I like to catch up with people I can collaborate with some days After work it is all the usual fold the washing, cook the dinner, feed the dogs I do all the business backend at night or I may and go to yoga class Life hacks are you can NEVER be too organized, I know where everything is in my home. I plan meals & shop. Outsource when you can eg cleaner, dog groomer
What was the best advice you have received?
PERSONAL - My dad told me years ago “Life is not a dress rehearsal”
BUSINESS - Know your business and finances
Where do you go to get your entertainment? E.g. Netflix, Books, Podcasts, YouTube, and what are your fave’s.
I just LOVE Audible I have been listening to books since they launched. I love to read but found I was so busy I wasn’t, but with Audible I can listen in the car, doing housework or in bed. I like Netflix & Prime TV
What is your go to dinner!
Great BIG salad with every vegetable in the fridge
What one area of your life would you like to improve?
I just came back from holiday carrying a few extra kilos so they are going. Other than that I am in a great place now, but it has taken a long time to get here. We have had the worst time a family could have when our middle child died of cancer 8 years ago and as a family and each personally we have had to do a lot of work to recover.
What’s your greatest fear and how do you deal with it?
See above it has already happened
What website have you signed up to that you actually find value in receiving their emails
Google for tips
Sourcebottle for PR opportunities
All things Kate Toon
What’s one piece of advice you would give your pre baby self
As hard as you think it is multiply that by 100 but also the joy
What’s the most useful / useless baby item you have?
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