What keeps me motivated: My fervour for life. I do what I love for a living and that doesn't just motivate me to get out of bed — it motivates me to spring out of it! While every day is different in my line of work, it is consistently creative and I find that extremely rewarding.
How I tap into motivation: Some days, I'm exhausted and find it hard to tap into being outwardly proactive. When this happens, it's usually because I've become so busy I've forgotten to be kind to myself. I also try to read books by inspirational entrepreneurs to help kick me into gear. Right now, I'm reading New Wave Vision by Hayden Cox, founder of Haydenshapes surf boards.
My advice for others to stay disciplined: I admit I'm very disciplined by nature. When I was a freelance beauty journalist, I worked really well on my own — I never watched Netflix and I never found distractions in the fridge. If you aren't necessarily disciplined by nature, I suggest removing any distractions you think could deter you from your goals. Also, keeping a diary and a to-do list will also assist when you feel your motivation is lacking.
How discipline has impacted my career: I'm the first to admit that Gritty Pretty would not have been possible if I hadn't worked 16-hour days, seven days a week for the past two years. In saying that, I've made a conscious effort to maintain some form of balance too, whether it be treating myself to an ocean swim after work or a special dinner with my fiancé. When it comes to my beauty website, there is deep fire in my belly that I'm unable to describe. Once I tap into it, I believe anything and everything is possible to create and achieve.
What motivation means to me: To me, motivation means making sh*t happen — not anyone else, just you getting it done.