I first met Daisy on Twitter and after one look at her bio I knew I wanted to meet her.
Business minded, ambitious, honest and very positive, Daisy has become a very good friend of mine and I feel very lucky to have met her. I’ve never met anyone who works as hard as Daisy does or who consistently maintains such a positive outlook. I find her very inspiring and what I really admire in her is that she focuses on her own sh*t.
Daisy, what do you enjoy most about being self-employed?
I like being in charge of my income. It’s always been important for me to have various income streams. If one disappears then I’m covered with other work. I also like being able to pick up my laptop and work from anywhere I fancy. Sometimes I work from a co-working space in Sheffield or Cambridge, while I’m travelling or simply sitting at my home office.
Being self-employed gives me freedom and allows me to work towards my dreams.
What has been the highlight of your blogging career to date?
I’ve had so many exciting experiences due to blogging. The other year I was invited to Palma for lunch by Thomson Airways. The aim of this trip was to experience their new 787 Dreamliner, it was such a fun day and I felt very lucky to be a part of it.
Blogging has also given me a lot more confidence. It’s pushed me outside of my comfort zone and I’ve met a lot of amazing people through it.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about setting up their own business?
Don’t over think it, the sooner you start, the better. If you have fixed costs each month ensure that you’re in a financially secure position (save 6 months rent or have at least 2 income streams) and just go for it. If you’re lucky enough to be living at home then take advantage of that and put 100% into your business. I’d also recommend using social media to build your audience from today.
What do you think is the best way to introduce more discipline into one’s life?
Routine. The more you do something the more it becomes a part of your daily life. This can be applied to fitness, work and pretty much every aspect of your life.Having a clear structure to my day helps me to feel in control. I have processes in place for meal planning, cleaning and gym sessions. This helps me to stay focused and organised when it comes to getting my work done each day. I’m currently working at waking up a little earlier each day. I put my alarm clock back by 15 minutes each week. I’m now waking up at 6:45 and it’s giving me much more time to get things done in the morning.