Women Making Work Work; Bronwen’s Story and Beauty Giveaway

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Our next featured woman on the Women Making Work Work Series is Bronwen Gray who has found a combination of freelancing and running a network marketing business to be her way of making flexible work work for her family. 

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You can connect with Bronwen on social media here:  

                                       Website: bronwengray.arbonne.com                                            

         Instagram: @barefootbronnie             

Twitter: @BronnieGray    Facebook: Barefootbronnie

Bronwen is also very kindly running a giveaway for my readers so don’t forget to check out the competition at the end of the post. 

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About You

With 2 children now in secondary school there are lots of changes to our family routine.   I miss the school gate catch ups, but it is rather exciting to be thinking a little more about myself and my wants and needs! I’m a guilty feminist because I work my career around my family and home life!  Over the last 10 years I have become a wellness cheerleader working with my own network marketing business.  I also mentor consultants in wellness and take on individual projects and collaborations in London.

How do you make work work for you?

Using my city acquired sales & account management skills I have primarily worked with individuals but increasingly am freelancing on a few corporate projects.  Recently I have been working in my old financial services field but also in the charity sector (corporate fundraising).  Everything revolves around my flexible Arbonne ‘business in a box’ which also allows me to justify prioritising MY health and well-being as an end user(tester?!) of the products I recommend.

Why did you start your business/ start working on a freelance basis?

The four day a week ‘part time’ trap I got stuck in 15 years ago after having my babies was in many ways the worst of both worlds but as much flexibility as I could get at the time & I wasn’t in a position to stop earning or learning but didn’t have my OWN business idea to launch.  So when I discovered Arbonne it seemed worth a go and meant, for me, being a stay at home mum but still paying my own way (and at the very least not giving up on quality skincare which I could now shop at discount AND justify as a business expense!).  

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Choosing how to spend my time – putting the things I want to in the diary first and then working my work around them – I have done my time on ALL the school assemblies and really do treasure those moments now both my children are at secondary school. 

 

What isn’t so great about working for yourself? 

Trying to fit it all in – sometimes the sum of the parts and all the different hats I wear adds up to more than 100% but I am getting better at learning to say no to requests/offers/suggestions & focus my time more effectively.  The downside to working from home/for yourself is when people seem to think you need ideas on what to do to fill your time & learning to ignore these/not feel guilty when you DO give yourself some timeout (at the Lido for example!)

How do you balance your personal life with your working life?

I am still learning to juggle…(see above!)

 

If you are selling a product or service tell us about your favourite…

I LOVE a serum to super charge my skincare and now wouldn’t be without mine – Arbonne offers 3 different types so am happy to help with recommendations – they have just added a serum and body lotion so am now seeing if this will work wonders on my mum tum…

 

GIVEAWAY 

As well as a sample of 3 products from our new Prepworks range I am also giving away a full size of our RE9 Advanced Corrective Eye cream – great for fine lines & dark circles – apply just a dab with your ring finger morning and night (see the video in the link for what YOUR eyes can look like!)

 

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10 thoughts on “Women Making Work Work; Bronwen’s Story and Beauty Giveaway

  1. We all find some way to make work work when our children are little, don't we? So glad you found something that works for you, Bronwen! Laurie recently posted...Spirituality and Religion; Freedom and RulesMy Profile
    1. Thanks for commenting laurie #DreamTeam
  2. Such an inspiration. Finding a way to hustle while life is wild, is a big deal, thanks for sharing her story! #dreamteam
  3. Well done you should be proud of your achievement, the sound of working for yourself is a bit terrifying for me at the moment X #dreamteAM SAM recently posted...My 5 faviourite things about January.My Profile
    1. Thanks for your comments and for being on the #DreamTeam with us
  4. Great to share an example of how to successfully juggle 'it all' - it needs to become a lot more 'normal' and more widely accepted and lose it's aura of 'hobby' #dreamteam Isabel recently posted...Are we heading towards an environmental revolution?My Profile
  5. How inspiring! I love hearing how other mums Manage to make working from home Fit in for them. It just Goes to show that sometimes its worth playing the long game. Thanks for being a fab #dreamteam host xx Annette, 3 Little Buttons recently posted...Bloggers #DreamTeam Linky 144My Profile
  6. I love reading stories about other mums and their busy lives. Great feature x #DreamTeam
    1. Thanks Rosie. Great to have you with us on the #DreamTeam
  7. How awesome that Bronwen is making her work fit her life, I think that makes for the happiest people! #DreamTeam

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