I feel so excited to bring you the low down from the amazing author of the #1 bestselling book ‘Mumpreneur on Fire’, Estelle Keeber. The idea of writing a book can appear daunting, the thought alone may deter you! The idea of being a Mum and writing a book, well that is a whole other ball game! Making time for those those tiny individuals and all of their hobbies alongside creating an amazing empire, a business each and two bestselling books! That is just a snapshot of the lives of the amazing pair Estelle Keeber and Leona Burton, two inspirational sisters from Leicester. So how did they do it?
1. Build a Tribe
Mums in Business Association also known as MIBA was created in June 2017, and in just 9 months it has become a 20k strong social media empire! This is a group for like minded women in business to share ideas, and gain support in all areas of their business.They support their tribe by offering weekly live training sessions to all members, alongside worldwide networking events to offer one-to-one support for the women.
To ensure that no Mummy misses out on a networking event, the kids are welcome too. Each event is held in a child friendly environment to encourage you to push forward in business life, all whilst being a Mummy!
2. Support the Tribe
The two sisters sacrificed each and every minute of their free time, to nurture strong relationships with every member to support them in any area necessary. The hours of support were worth every second, the sheer volume of their 20K group is evidence of this! It is the commitment and level of support offered by the pair that attract more members every single day!
3. Find Inspiration
What inspires you? You have to focus on what you find inspiring, in Estelle and Leona’s case it was the strength of the women in their tribe! Some ladies in the group have suffered unimaginable things in their life. But despite all of the obstacles in their way, they have all moved forward to have successful businesses.
The pure determination of these ladies was inspiring the sisters on a daily basis. They just knew that sharing these amazing inspirational stories could touch the lives of others, just as it had touched them. So that is exactly what they did! Shared the detailed journey, of 20 women that had the determination to succeed against all odds!
4. Sections and Deadlines
Are you considering writing a book? Once you have decided on your inspiration, a little knowledge and understanding on that particular subject would be very useful! (if not, I suggest a little research)
Next you should think about the main sections, these would later form chapters/headings . For each section you should establish a realistic (achievable) time period that it will take to achieve.
Now you have your sections, and the time it will take to achieve each one…all you have to do now is actually stick to the deadlines to achieve each goal! It’s that simple!
Estelle explained that the pair work extremely hard to achieve any goal, from the moment the thought exists.
The inspirational duo produced the books in five weeks from picking up the pen, to print date! Wow!! The day after the release of the first book, it reached #1! The second book has reached #1 in pre-sale. This shows the commitment that has been applied by the ladies in achieving their goals, they like to create, execute and move onto the next goal. Show commitment, stick to your deadlines!
6. Expect obstacles and expect to overcome them!
We open the fridge on a daily basis, which is nicely full of food! We reach to get that one pizza or the butter that we shoved in the very back. You didn’t see all of the food that you had to reach past as obstacles, you just reached past them, almost as if they didn’t exist!
When an obstacle appears, don’t view it as a problem! View it as something positive, that you are going to easily achieve and you shall achieve it!
The more successful Estelle and Leona become the more they notice people attempting to imitate their concept and tear them down. They use this obstacle to educate the women in their group on how to be successful and stand strong together.
After the massive success of their 1st book Mumpreneur on Fire, which went to Amazons #1 best sellers, the ladies decided that it was important to keep sharing ladies stories to keep the inspiration alive for mums in business. Mumpreneur on Fire 2 is a collection of 20 inspirational stories from women who have suffered domestic violence, bullying and a million different problems! Yet have still have succeeded against all the odds to build successful businesses.
I cleared this book page to page in 2 days, whilst the never ending list of to do’s I have sat there waiting for me!! I couldn’t put the book down, as soon as I began to read each story and see all of the obstacles that these inspirational ladies faced on a daily basis, I was desperate to finish each story to find out how each ‘Superwoman’ succeeded against all odds! I shed a few tears for sure!!
Natasha’s story was very emotional! I appreciate her ability and determination to bounce back after dealing with domestic abuse and post-natal depression, it’s extremely inspiring and makes me feel like I can achieve anything!
I loved reading Iona’s story!! I hung on every last word! I am a huge fan of ‘The Secret’ and the law of attraction, Iona speaks of how she uses it on a daily basis to manifest her every wish!
The most difficult story to read was by far Cherish’s! Cherish is my best and life long friend and if anybody asked how our friendship has been over the years…I would say we had our ups and downs through school but who doesn’t! I would even go as far to say that I no doubt contributed to Cherish’s internal stress, with having no idea at the time what she was actually going through inside. It hurts me to think that someone I care so much about had to go through all of those things alone, and I could have helped.
I know now that nothing that happened back then can be altered and I can’t go back and cause her less stress, I can’t go back and be a better friend because I was also on my own crazy journey! But what I can say is I am thankful that we have the friendship we have today, I am thankful to know her and I am thankful to call her my best friend! I am overwhelmed with happiness that her confidence is booming and she is releasing her story for the world to see! You should check out her amazing collection of dresses here!Estelle Keeber and Leona Burton have completely hit the nail on the head here! Definitely a recommended read for all you boss ladies!
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