Well what insane 12 months it has been here at MIBA HQ!
It actually weird because it didn’t really hit me until now how much we have actually done this year! Life moves at a million miles per hour and sometimes its nice to stop and enjoy the successes and so I guess Im doing that in this blog post.
Its also a huge reminder to myself (and to you guys) that you should be journaling! Right down your journey, look back and celebrate the wins…the big and the same… infact celebrate the failures too because its these you will learn the most from!
So lets get into it!
January 2019 saw MIBA launch the first ever Instagram training guide. The MIBA guide to growing your Instagram hit#1 and has had incredible reviews since! Teamed with the Instagram trainings your guaranteed to grow your Instagram account.
February was absolutely crazy for us! Not only did MIBA Leicestershire turn 1 we also held our first ever coordinator training where we brought together over 40 of our team to help them improve their skills and knowledge to provide YOU guys with even better events!
We celebrated our 1st birthday with a fabulous party in Leicester with Peter Sage as our guest speaker!
I also got to interview international boxing star Ashley Theophane!!
March was another crazy month with the first ever MIBA awards taking place. The vibe was incredible, and the body positivity catwalk was the icing on the cake! So many amazing women being celebrated in so many different ways! We were honoured to have the awards attended by Baroness Verma, Boxing champ Lyon Woodstock, Commonwealth silver medallist Paige Murney and community hero Hudge from Unity Boxing.
Not only did we have the awards but I also gave my first ever presentation to over 100 people at the Photography Show UK which is the UKs largest photography exhibition. My presentation went down so well they invited me back next year!
Ben Jackson who has become a long term supporter invited me into the BBC to chat about the next book we have coming out, Mumprenuer on Fire 4 and everything that has been happening here at MIBA HQ. Massive shout out to everyone at BBC Radio Leicester for all the amazing support they have shown us since MIBA began way back in June 2017!
April was crazy month for Instagram presentations! Not only did I speak at the Leicester event but I also spoke at the UKs largest Franchise Show at Excel in London and then was flown to Valencia to deliver an Instagram Masterclass there too! It’s a hard life!
We also hit 10k on Instagram!
May was also a huge month personally as well as here at MIBA HQ….I got engaged!
We travelled down to Somerset for an Instagram workshop and had the opportunity to meet lots more of our MIBAs at our networking event!
In June I was lucky enough to be invited back to the BBC to talk all about body diversity and how as an influencer we have responsibilities with what we post to social media.
I got to spend the weekend in London when I was there delivering another Instagram presentation and also had the chance to travel to Manchester for another Instagram Workshop. This month I’ve been able to train over 12 thousand women (over 4 days) which makes me super happy! My Instagram love is spreading!!
We also hit 44k members in the FB group!
July was another busy one with a new Instagram challenge starting, being invited on to the BBC Curry Show, featuring on Matt Richards Podcast and launching Mumpreneur on Fire 4 on audiobook!
Not only that but this month I set up my personal Instagram account ( yay!! ) we hit 555 followers before I had even posted a single picture! Crazy!!
Shout out to my little man Jed who had his poem feature in a book called Happiness…which went to #1 meaning we both had books at #1 on Amazon at the same time!!
August was one of my favourite months….because we got to go to Amsterdam! My favourite place ever!! Leona and I had an early birthday treat and headed over to Amsterdam for the Abraham Hicks conference…what can I say…Its was an experience!
We also had a HUGE meeting with Facebook and I raised over £1000 by doing an extreme climb for Womens Aid Leicestershire alongside my partner in crime and fiancé Chris!
Not sure how we made it through September but we did!
We launched our first ever Social Media Summit which was a HUGE success with attendees from around the world! We also launched our autobiography, Laid Bare, featured in the Sun #bossingit and got invited back onto the BBC! Oh and another Instagram Presentation in Derby just for good measure! We also launched our YouTube channel where you can now watch all of our weekly videos in one place! Great when you fancy a binge watch of Instagram Lives!
We were finalists in 2 awards, East Midlands Womens awards and Great British Entrepreneur of the year awards and were booked to speak at Social Media week in Durban 2020!! Yes Durban South Africa!! Get in!
Things didn’t slow down in October either! We started the last Instagram Challenge of the year, we were featured in Forbes and the Daily Mail, I got to deliver my first ever keynote speech alongside Caprice, Michelle Mone and Karren Brady at the WIB Expo, I was back in London for another Instagram presentation and then we flew to arbella for our first ever book writing retreat (and my hen party!!)
So as we go into the last part of the year you would think that thing would start to slow down but no…
We spoke in front of our biggest audience yet at Frazer Brookes Success summit 3 (over 1500 people) we delivered our second coordinator training here in Leicester, I spoke at the Wedding Expo, we were featured in We are the City and on the Sun Savers FB channel which had over 40k views!I also got to interview the wonderful Priya Oshea from this years Great British Bake Off and to finish the month I was asked to write an article and feature on the cover of Mamalife Magaine!
Which brings us up to speed…December 2019.
So far this month we have launched our 14th book which flew into #1 on Amazon in record time! Rise of the Mumpreneur is our 12th #1 and we are so incredibly proud of all of the authors who have entrusted us with their stories! We’ve also been asked to speak at a HUGE event in the USA next year (at which point I will be getting married) but Leona is going to smash it for the both of us.
Our next independent publishing client releases their book this month too… so keep an eye on our social media!
Phew…we made it…what an incredible year!
But before you think WOW…just remember that this is all the good bits. There have been tears, tantrums, late nights and betrayals along the way! Nothing is ever as easy as it may initially look…remember that when your comparing yourself next!
We hope that you have enjoyed sharing the journey with us through 2019 and cant wait to see what happens in the next 12 months!
Have a great Christmas and an incredible new year!