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This time last year, I was very unsettled. I was anxious about our future. Well more mine. What the heck was I meant to be doing? I felt like whatever I put my hand to, it didn’t bring the results...
Have you ever had a week of inconvenience which turned out better than expected? This is exactly how I would describe my week. The inconveniences started when I received 10 emails from Telstra and 4 text messages (all from different...
I have finished 5 weeks of my full time training in my new job and I’m feeling exhausted. This full time business is full on. And I’ve been putting pressure on myself to do everything I was doing before...
It’s this time of year when a lot of plumbers will be fighting against the clock to get work completed in time for the Christmas break. It can be a rush to get jobs completed, get as built plans...
Last year I had a question from a wife of a plumber, asking me how she can better assist her husband with his plumbing business. I sent my advice and went to work on a post, but never got...
There is a saying that often gets shared online that says ‘I’m not interested in competing. I hope we all make it.’ I love this. It’s the right attitude to have in life, but it’s also important if you run a business...
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Just Watch Her

Every new challenge has a rival. Every dream has a setback. No matter how determined you are in achieving your goals this year, there will be something that will try to deter you to stop. Don’t let it. Change is never easy...
This post has been written in collaboration with Upskilled It’s quite rare for anyone to really know what they want to be when they grow up. I had friends in high school who were adamant they wanted to be a lawyer/doctor/vet...
When I booked my ticket to attend Problogger 2016, I did so because of an announcement of one of the speakers. And of course a fear of missing out (FOMO). To be honest, there weren’t a lot of topics that...
This post has been written in collaboration with the Master Plumbers Association QLD I’m smack bang in the middle of conference fortnight. Last week I headed down to the Gold Coast for the QLD Plumbing and Gas Conference not only...
I was called to fix a small leak at a house a couple of suburbs away from my home. The job was going to be easy enough and I was thankful for the call for help. I greeted the client...
Last Friday night I headed to the Migas 2016 QLD Final and National Gala Dinner Excellence in Trades Awards. It’s a bit of a mouthful to type and write. But it was a night to honour and celebrate trainees and apprentices...
There are many reasons why females make up less than 2% of the construction and trade industry. The first being women aren’t made aware that they could potentially work as a tradie in a variety of fields in construction....
A couple of weekends ago, my parents went to McDonalds at Richlands to have a cup of coffee and a cheap date. While they were having their coffee, my parents overheard two tradies joke about how they were going to...
Not all of us have a natural aptitude to do the job we passionately want to do. We can doubt we’ve made the right choice when a particular skill doesn’t come easily to us, but do we just give up...
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Believe in Yourself

On the very first day I started working for my dad, he handed me two encouragement cards. I kept them with me in my work folder and would sometimes read them when I’d need a pick-me-up. The one card that...
There are any number of reasons a woman will choose to work in construction and trades. It could be a burning desire to build something she can be proud of or to meet her need of being physical in...
This post has been written in collaboration with XL When you’re starting out as a plumber, or any trade really, there are a lot of upfront costs like purchasing insurance, tools and deciding which type of vehicle you will use...
I’m no expert when it comes to blogging. I learn as I go. I’m happy to share what I know and what I don’t, I’m not afraid to ask, although these days I haven’t had much time to ask...
I wasn’t sure how to title this post because after my phone call I realized the person wasn’t a hater, just a passionate sugar free foodie. It was before Easter and Esther’s kindy was putting on a morning tea to...
Last year my inclusion in the Kidspot Voices of 2014 Top 30 Personal and Parenting blogs was a surprise. I didn’t realise what an honour and achievement it was to be recognized in the top 100 blogs in Australia. And I...
This post has been written in collaboration with Careers Australia One thing I have learned since becoming an adult is you never stop learning. Which sounds like a silly statement to make, but I was naïve to think once I...