Saturday, October 16, 2021

Business and Career

advice on business and career

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...
I went to my first Problogger Conference in 2013. It was a pinnacle year in my blogging journey because I learned that there was much more to blogging than just writing a post and sharing it on Facebook. For a...
When my dad first hired me to work alongside him in our family business there was one thing he told me that I still remember to this day. He told me to always speak up if I could find a...
Phoebe turned 6 months old on Sunday. She’s at that sweet age where she can hold toys in her hand and bring them to her mouth to suck. She loves her solids and rusks and now sleeps in her...
Collaborative Post The beauty about blogging is that you can pretty much do it anytime, anywhere. If you choose to make your blog your business, you may want to create a dedicated home office. I’ve worked in many offices in...
It’s this time of year when Year 12 students are figuring out what career they want to pursue. Some have it figured out while others have no idea. There’s nothing wrong with either scenario. Or maybe you finished school years...
Sponsored Post Every year in October I would start to think about ideas for my work Christmas parties. I’ve only ever worked in an office with a small amount of staff, so there was no need to book a venue...
I just finished doing a radio interview with James O’Loghlin from the ABC about being a female plumber. I was asked how I got into plumbing and I explained that my dad was a plumber and he was looking for...

Why I Write

The gorgeous Jodie from Fresh Home Cook asked if I’d like to be a part of the why I write Blog Hop that has been travelling the blogosphere. Despite my blooming belly and impending arrival of bub number three,...
Since I stopped plumbing, I can’t stop chewing my nails. It’s sick. You would think that after working on other people’s toilets and knowing where my hands have been, I would keep my nails away from my mouth. It’s...
Sponsored Post Keeping overheads down when running a business is a challenge many managers face when trying to increase revenue. One of the biggest lessons I learned from my dad when running our family business was to keep overheads to...
Why is it that some people have all the confidence in the world to pursue their dreams and some cower at the thought of taking a risk? When I reflected, I realized that my current confidence levels relied on past...
This post is in collaboration with Cordell My first real job was as a telemarketer in a sales team for a transport company. My role was to ring Warehouse Managers and organise appointments for our Sales Reps. To build the potential...
February is my blogaversary month which means I have been blogging for TWO years. I'm only a little blog and my readership has slowly increased, but sometimes it just stagnates which means I haven't lost any readers, but I...
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Business Storage

Sponsored Post One of the biggest issues of running a plumbing business from home is storage. A study or bedroom can be converted into an office, and a ute can carry most of your tools, but what about the pipes,...
Sponsored Post I love reading about women who have followed their heart and pursued a career in the trades industry. It’s interesting to read about their thought process as they worked out what type of trade they wanted to pursue....
My dad has recently fully retired from plumbing. Where that leaves me with work is best to be explained in another blog post. But for now, I wanted to share this article with you that I wrote a year...
Back when my dad was looking to get an apprenticeship, there were limited choices to what trade you could choose. He was given the choice of being a sheet metal worker or a plumber and he chose to be...
    For close friends and family, they know my story well but for those of you who read my blog The Plumbette, you may or may not know that I have a Diploma in Fashion Styling and I have a...
I remember how excited and nervous I was when I bought my first early bird ticket to the Problogger Conference back in March. Magdalene was only a couple of weeks old and I wasn’t sure whether the purchase was...
Yes, you read the title correctly. I know I’ve talked about tradies doing it tough, but there are and will be times where a tradesperson will need to know how to politely decline a job for any number of reasons. This...