Female Entrepreneur Video Series- Dijana Llugolli

About Dijana

Dijana is a small town girl from Ljubljana, Slovenia with big big dreams, big heart, and big balls , sometimes a bit crazy but conscious mum, a loving wife, awesome friend, sister, and daughter and badass entrepreneur. She has a big vision and strong and powerful mission to bring health, happiness and freedom into lives of 10.000 mums by the year of 2020.

Her biggest love whatsoever are kids and her 3 daughters are her drive to set big goals and to enjoy comfortable life without stress. Work-life balance is therefore extremely important and as an entrepreneurially minded woman, she always had the vision to own a business, to have an opportunity to achieve her own dreams, not somebody else’s. To be able to work under her own conditions, where, when and with whom she wants.

Her entrepreneurial skills and experiences go back to 2003 when she started her first business with Fashion accessories retail stores. In addition, she complemented professional skills with a bachelor degree in entrepreneurship and postgraduate Master program in Management at Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana. Additionally, she has studied at Stockholm University Business Institute, after she moved to Stockholm in 2013. A polyglot of 7 languages who loves the most language of happiness and gratitude.

One of her biggest passion is to help mums to achieve that ultimate work-life balance, to live life without stress and to pursue their dreams. She lives and leads by D’s 5:5 rule: “Don’t spend more than 5 minutes on things that won’t matter in 5 years”.

To work under your own terms is a big stress-relief if you have a clear vision, strong mission and have a plan and guts to pursue your dreams.

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As a global Wellness and Business coach and Goal Mapping practitioner, she is helping mums to find purpose, to discover their mission and to make achievable goals for healthier, happier and life of ultimate freedom. Her Time Management Mastery & High Productivity Performance tools packed with holistic approach will help you to gain clarity, create massive action plan and focus on things that really matter in life and business.


You can find Dijana here:

Fb: https://www.facebook.com/lifestylebydijana/

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/dijana.llugolli/

Dijana currently has a  Free 21 Day Mindset and Business Transformation challenge. Join in here


10 Tips To Lift You Up

So today is, apparently the bluest day of the year, aptly named blue Monday.

It’s my birthday tomorrow and this day fell on my actual birthday last year and it always falls pretty close, so I’ve never been a fan of this term!

What is Blue Monday?

Scientists have put together various factors to come up with this- the most depressing day of the year. It’s a mixture of over-indulging at Christmas, both in terms of health and finances, the bad weather and the feeling of a ‘come-down’ after the Christmas chaos. Many people at this time of year are struggling with debt and not knowing how they’ll manage to pay it, failing our New Years Resolutions, feeling a general lack of motivation and overall a little bit rubbish!

A friend of mine messaged today to say she was feeling particularly rubbish and had spent some time crying – now we all get down from time to time, and that’s absolutely fine. But it’s about being able to have tools in our kit to be able to deal with these little lows that get us back up again!

Among, other things, I’ve managed to help put a smile on my friends face, so thought I’d share some tips and try to help you all when you are having a blugghhhh day too!

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Tips to overcome feeling down

  1. Smile

This has been scientifically proven, that just the act of smiling can lift our mood. It changes brain chemistry which sends good feelings and can help turn that frown upside down!

2. Have a dance

Try being down whilst having a good boogie, it’s really hard to do! Pull out your all-time favourite songs (something upbeat of course!) and feel your mood lifting!

3. Go for a walk

This works for a lot of people. Just the act of getting outside in nature can help clear your head and make us feel happier.

4. Exercise

I know loads of people that swear by exercise to help lift their moods. There is a change in chemicals in the brain to support this theory when endorphins are released.

5. Gratitude

Make a list of all the things that you have in your life that you are grateful for. Do you have a roof over your head, water, electricity, gas central heating, clothes, food etc? By making a list, it makes you put things in perspective.

6. Watch a funny film

Laughter relieves stress, helps to heal and exercises parts of our body.

7. Journal

You make think this isn’t for you, but try it. The power of mindset work is amazing. If you haven’t tried it, now is as good a time as ever to start!

Write down’ I love myself because…….’ write down 20 things

Then write down ‘I am proud of myself because….. ‘ again 20 things

Then consider writing an affirmation out 20 times such as ‘I completely believe in my ability to succeed’ or say it out loud to yourself or whilst looking in a mirror.

Or watch a happy or motivational video on Youtube- works wonders!

8. Speak to someone

As the old saying goes, a problem halved is a problem shared. Speak to your other half, a close friend, family member or someone else you trust. Often they can put a different spin on things and add a different perspective for you.

9. Get some sun

Ok, so this one isn’t always available, but if it is- absorb as much sunshine as you can get- it’s a huge mood lifter and for me something that is so important to me. It’s one of my favourite things in life and why you’ll often catch me looking at (and booking!) holidays!

10. Get help

If your mood isn’t just a funk you’re in for a day or two, but for a much longer period of time, then you may need help. This can start with looking at exercise, drinking more water, eating better foods or speaking to someone such as a doctor. Never be afraid to ask for help if you need it.


I hope these tips have helped a little. What do you do when you are feeling a little low?




Female Entrepreneur Video Series- Rebecca Ahern- Coach

This week I caught up with the lovely Rebecca Ahern.

Rebecca Ahern works with professional women who want to build successful careers and fulfilled lives with less stress and more balance.

About Rebecca Ahern

For ten years I worked as a senior exec and leader in one of the largest and most diverse sales and marketing businesses in the UK. I experienced personally and witnessed first-hand, the pressures that face ambitious individuals today.  We know we can have it all but we’re just not quite sure how we’re going to do it all.

Well, that’s where I went a bit wrong.  I thought to have it all, I had to do it all.  My life became increasingly complex and stressful, all in pursuit of the dream.  Then when I achieved the dream and wasn’t happy, I realised I must have got the formula wrong somewhere along the way.

As a result, and after much trial and error, I developed an approach that saw me flourish in my career and my life and eventually set up my own business.  My approach is based on a radical self-discovery and ongoing self-awareness that banishes insecurity and allows us to live with a feeling of control, balance and with authenticity.

You won’t find any ‘fluff’ here. No dancing around the point. We’ll laugh and we’ll work hard. Together, we will set you on a path to success, fulfilment, health and happiness so you can get on with living the best version of your life.

You can find Rebecca here

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