Does your job make you THIS happy?


What are some of the reasons why people aren’t working in their dream industry in their dream position?

Nursing was only one of my dreams which occasionally floats off into the background. Writing is my passion because it really consumes me.

When I’m not writing, I’m thinking about writing!

What’s stopping you from living your dream?

My Biggest Start-Up Mistake

If there’s one thing I wish I was told before I announced my small business dream to the world, it would’ve been “take your time”.

I in no way rushed into my business planning and development, in fact I spent countless days and weeks wondering how, what, when, where and most importantly why I needed to follow this dream.

But still, in the first few weeks, I got caught up in taking so much advice on board, that I basically stopped listening to my instincts.

These few words sum up the “struggle” I faced in my first few weeks. I forgot I needed a decent amount of sleep. As soon as my kids went to bed, I went hammer and tong into research, business development, networking and didn’t get much actual writing done. And writing is what I do. I forgot that.

My health began to suffer {thanks to the lack of sufficiently deep sleep} and all I could think of when I was at my paid job was “what should I be researching now” or “who should I contact next” or “which seminar would be more beneficial to attend”.

I was trying to do too much at once. It’s always been one of my downfalls and it was my biggest start-up mistake. My writing process was messy and needed refining. There was too many ideas to put into practice, floating around in my head. My head was like a blender grinding with the lid off.


Slowly, my belief in my abilities as a writer and as a fledgling businesswoman grew. I’ll always be developing my service and my skills to enhance my business and my relationships but taking a breather, taking a step back and slowing down really, REALLY helped.

I complete one task before I start another. I take time out. Stress is kept to a minimum. It feels good because I’ve really learned a lot from my clients, prospective clients and colleagues, my family and my friends. Most importantly, I’ve come to expect only my best from myself, nothing more. That’s all anyone can give.

If I could give new business owners one piece of advice, it would be take your time and ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER.



Little Red’s 2014 Info- Jot This Down


My opening hours {January 11th onwards} for 2014 are as follows:


Monday-Wednesday 5-9pm

Thursday-Friday 8-4pm

Sat-Sun 9-1pm


Have to jiggle a bit to fit round my children’s committments for the week and my “real life” job!


My contact details


WWW: soon! {real soon}




Ten Reasons Why Being a Writer is the Best

  1. I can’t lose my job because I work for myself!
  2. I can learn new words every day, it’s like I’m an excited little girl in primary school again. In fact, I’m ALWAYS learning new things
  3. My writing time is flexible
  4. My work doesn’t feel like work. Instead my work should read my “work”. That’s how little like work-work it actually feels
  5. I’m a big talker so I never really feel lost for words. If people don’t want to listen to me, I can always write it all down!
  6. I meet new people every day and learn about different trades and industries
  7. Nothing else feels so right as a career choice
  8. I make ideas come to life
  9. I encourage people to think before they act
  10. It’s something I could do (and will do) every day for the rest of my life



Do you really love your job? Have you found your dream job?

Little Red’s Top Ten Text Tips for Small Business

  1. Make your point quickly and move on
  2. Know your grammatical rules- know the difference between nouns and verbs
  3. Become friends with spell check
  4. For every sentence you write, write it only once. then proof read it twice.
  5. Switch it up between formal, semi-formal and informal language
  6. Make sure your words have a purpose and encourage the reader to act
  7. Use logic- simplicity, structure
  8. Your text should be easy to read, thanks to bullet points, headings and paragraphs
  9. Did I mention proof reading? Proof read for a third and final time
  10. If you can’t get it right, hire someone who can.

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