In it together, today and every other day!
I want to talk to you today about staying active whilst running your own business. In 2015 I set up RED Agency London, a digital agency that looks after fashion, fitness, jewellery and design companies. Consulting across the board which includes social media strategy, social media management, SEO management, social media campaigns, events and influencer endorsements, within an industry that never stops.
With social media being a none stop industry, you have to be alert, from the last retweet to the next blog post, to the event that needs organising and promoting on line and every instagram like that comes in, where it's come from and how it's converting to sales. You get the picture!
It is an inspiring and growing world that is still such a baby with extremely exciting opportunities ahead.
When running a business, especially in a digital world that is at your fingertips all the time, it is very important to keep calm and happy, allowing yourself the time to switch off. I do this through exercise. Since 2014 and one of my first experiences with Nike London I have used their NTC App, taking on the workout classes to build my strength, their Better For It attitude for positivity and Train Tuesday encouragement for running which really helps my mind. If you are in a similar position to me and need help finding a way to unwind, you can download the NTC app here and join the workouts in your city.
Drink Water - I can't stress this enough, mentioned on numerous occasions, but this really is the secret to keeping you feeling and looking fresh event if you dont think so. If you have a client meeting or an influencer lunch, if you are hydrated, everything will be so much more productive.
Stay Active - I find myself getting lost in my laptop for hours on end, so I do make a point of leaving the house for at least half an hour for some fresh air each day, to stretch my legs whether this is by foot or by bike. If you commute by tube, always walk the escalators, you will never see me standing!
Organisation - Key key key! Organisation is KEY to my world, you should see the state of me and my filing system! Some may laugh, but I love it and this way I have more time to get active and workout. It's simple.
Happiness - Whether this comes through a boyfriend, friend and/or family, it is so important to be surrounded by an honest and supportive network of people. Likeminded people who you can work with and workout with, it makes both jobs easier - trust me!