WOW what a year! I know it’s flown by but I didn’t actually realise the full extent to all the awesomeness I have achieved in this year. Instead like many I was focussing on the shitty bits that seem to resurface year after year, the small challenges sent to guide us. It was only when I sat down with my Leonie Dawson 2016 planner and had to look at this past year I actually pushed myself to think of all the things big and small!

Thank You 2015, Leonie Dawson planners, business, working mum, preparing for 2016, feeling fabulous, be you beautiful

So what have I actually done? 

As well as trying my best to work through very shite hypremisis gravadium, my biggest achievement wasn’t in business but in my personal life completing our little family with the arrival of our third beautiful baby and this time it was a pink one! I don’t talk about them much on here instead I gush about them on my other blog, but couldn’t let the moment slip by of achievements without including these 3….

My beautiful children, my biggest achievement, blessed, beautiful, natural shot, be you beautiful, mum and monsters

So to inspire you to sit reflect and say thanks to all the awesome sauce of 2015 here are my amazing, fabulous, kinda cool achievements for my business this year….

⭐️I renamed & rebranded from Sweet Cheeks Beauty to Be You Beautiful.

⭐️I got to run a business that I love and that I’m passionate about around my beautiful kids.

⭐️I made my face “funny for money & raised money for Comic Relief

⭐️Networking with inspiring women & painting nails red for British Heart Foundation

⭐️I got to connect and work with Andrea Beadle I have never come across someone so wholehearted and passionate in helping others connect with themselves, it was these sessions that helped me see my blocks and the bigger picture

⭐️Going on a web design course so I could create and manage Be You Beautiful & Mum & Monsters

⭐️Bribing my clients with chocolate so I remembered to take pics of the pretty nails I create!

⭐️I ran my first survey to get to know my clients make up & beauty needs better and got over 300 responses!

⭐️I got to paint mummies & little princess nails every fortnight, whilst watching my own son play with new friends at playgroup

⭐️I started to dip my toe and become a little more consistent with blogging. In 2016 I need to be realistic and not try and blog all the time to actually get nowhere. Gonna keep it simple with little and often but oh my we are gonna grow!

⭐️I got to share me a bit more so my clients are able to know (sometimes love) and trust me!

⭐️I got to pamper myself and test lots of new products and amazing brands.

⭐️I got to attend swanky events like the Fortnum & Mason beauty evening with Marie Claire & indulging evenings trying new launches with Jo Malone

⭐️I got to learn from some of the best in their business like the PR workshop with Antonia Mariconda (a great follow up to the blogging workshop)and omg that women is jaw dropping beautiful and so inspiring for me in business

⭐️I created a video to share this website … Next year I’m hoping to do videos where I talk and stuff (really!!) but last week my attempt at a make up tutorial with the middle monster assisting ended up being more of a comedy sketch than any know how!

⭐️I won a Happy Gravesham Award for being …. Can you guess? This was presented to me by the Mayor and created by a happiness and confidence ambassador and someone totally inspiring Genny Jones (she is all kind of awesome!)

⭐️My Facebook page reached over a 1000 likes and my other platforms continued to grow.

⭐️I got to connect, share and support others in business which makes me feel very lucky.

⭐️I got to meet, chat, befriend and work with some very special, cool and wonderful clients.

⭐️I got to work with brands for reviews and to retail, I get new products arriving every month I love continuing to learn through trying new stuff!

⭐️Sharing the power of make up in a positive way

⭐️Learning constantly through online courses and expert webinars

⭐️Creating cool PDFs, doodles & collages to plan, promote and put Be You Beautiful out there more

⭐️I got to be creative, share what I’m passionate about, do what I love

⭐️Buying th planners, starting an accountability group, joining a business members circle and actually supporting myself in achieving all those big dreams and plans I was too scared (and often to sick)  to do this year!