I'm back ...

Posted on August 07, 2016 by Charlie Jolly

Yup I’m back … Excited as I slurp home made chicken soup on the sofa on a Sunday …my new official day off after near burnout …and I’m not kidding! I’ve seen a business sell, a baby born, a relocation and now another relocation in HK, a right eye nearly give up but now… #sorted! I’m no poor me, but probably 4 months of 7 days 18 hours a day has nearly taken me down…but now with all of the items above sorted and control and enjoyment and sleep coming back into my life, things are looking ….well simpler… And along with simplicity and a day off comes creativity and determination for me…! Last Sunday I purchased a bunch of domain names, and this week one of them has stood out as my customers and the ones with a lot of money have helped me decide on the next challenge and new business for this Honeybunch so I can get to that god damn necker island and or meet my idols #daymondjohn #richardbranson and enter the next #shopify #buildabiz comp. I’ve learnt so much even through I have been a seasoned self employed chick for now 24 years! Online and new technology fascinates me, actually consuming me on how cool it is to reach so many consumers from the comfort of your couch and iPad ..pretty cool.. Anyway, have to confess, I purchased my first online purchase this past weekend!!!!! A dress , ironically on a tall leggy probably will drag on the floor.. And now I find myself on the other side of the fence being the consumer impatiently waiting for it to show up… I can see why the consumer gets so impatient now! Anyway moral of the story …have a day off …enjoy the moment in business …. New dress …new creativity …new energy …watch this space…

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Morning ...

Posted on May 21, 2016 by Lisa Jolly

Well I awake, 4 am as usual and struggling to sit still whilst I check all my social media, performance of the Hong Kong and NZ stores, prepare orders for the factory and basically jump on my exciting treadmill of business for the day. The sport I call business, like a drug and at the moment I'm on a high with watching from a far whilst the cutest shop in Hong Kong has finally been discovered, Its so no accident as if you had asked me how I was last week, my thoughts and words wouldn't have been spritely! So some serious bumps in the road have been the necessary evil to get me re focused and positive on this wonderful dream of mine, nothing like your back against the way to get you back in the saddle! I'm also still smiling from ear to ear about my interview with shopify, I feel like I've made in, not in a financial way but in a content way ...hence my favourite saying 'world famous in south Auckland' ... So that's me ... In Napier with thousands of bath bombs, a pregnant daughter and a smile on my dial for a coffee !

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Balls, blogs and balance

Posted on April 14, 2016 by Lisa Jolly

balls blogs and balance
With a fleeting visit to our Hong Kong shop, and a feeling of getting things done, I feel energised and hopeful that the tides are changing for me and the Honeybunch dream that I have worked so hard for. With over 30,000 bath balls sold and selling to help our crowd funding, I’m smiling with a slight sense of accomplishment as every ball sold gets me one step closer from removing the ball and chain from my bank. I took a massive risk stepping into an international market under captilised, with just a dream and a vision…but we’ve done it. I feel more and more passionate as I refocus my energy into my shops and customers shoes, and after a lot of soul searching, I can see that my ships direction maybe changing as I use the #powerofbroke to float my boat but I’m enjoying there adventure I have created and my confidence Is back, not only in me, but also shining in our beautiful honeybunch products.

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A for awesome ...

Posted on August 03, 2015 by Lisa Jolly

It's been a while since I wrote but ...

July has been a month of hibanation, reflection and to much on the go in my head... I didn't sleep last night, wondering and worrying about everything I'm doing.... I'm sure there are many small business owners trying to take something to the next level who have similar shit sleeping patterns!  It's weird, but since Cecil the Lion horror story I have been wondering why I'm so focussed on my business and not on things that really matter sucks sucks to know that I don't have any clout to make change ... So to compromise, I've altered my business plan.. One to open HK, work my arse off...sell it to Loreal and then help nail poachers full time.  I'm also going to research and find out the best place I can donate to and set up some form of formal donation to assist someone based on the ground in Africa to help them fight against wankers who have no soul, and need to make them selves feel manly by killing these beautiful anaimals.  Quite frankly humans are idiots!  I've found my cause ..actually I believe this past week I realised why I was born.  I can't just sit back and do nothing.

On the business side of things...I'm still in limbo, but have made a decision to refind my courage and make some strong bold decisions ... So that's it...A for AUGUST and A for Awesome.... Let's do this ..starting 'A'fter another coffee!

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Posted on July 01, 2015 by Lisa Jolly

As I forced the staff to do a lunchtime team run yesterday around the ghetto land in our area (actually one of the highest crime areas in South auckland) so not only was it a run, but almost a navy seal mission... One thing stood out for me..a comment made by Julz aka as my dearest friend Amy, she said 'bloody hell shaz're like an energiser just keep going and going' as I actually, even though I was physically dying inside... I wanted to make out I wasn't.... Julz also didn't see me last night soaking my aches and pains and taking a nurophen as I clearly had I over done the exercise that day..So I guess with a new month comes new determination from this energiser bunny to keep going and going ... However I feel like a freakin old pathetic bunny right now who doesn't want to come out of his little warm hole, I'm going to hop right out back into the traffic.  

Ok ...wish me luck, as July hasn't really started out as I planned but Im putting my little cotton socks back on and here I go!  Knew I should have rolled with 'SirSockAlot' ... :( 

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Good bye June ....

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Lisa Jolly

I'm feeling hungry, sleep deprived and happy to say good by to June, not only has it been to cold for my liking (not a winter type of girl) but also I have spent the whole month in limbo... (I'm also not a limbo type of girl)..!

In saying that, limbo has also been semi kind to me, it's made me make decisions about getting back into shape, it's also made me firmer on expectations.  So I guess limbo has its purpose, as when you can't control anything you tend to apply yourself to things you can, and normally things that should have been sorted a while that's cool...but I'm not going to lie...I'm happy to kiss goodbye to June...may July be more certain and allow me to get things done!  #buildabiz 

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Dear Universe ....

Posted on June 24, 2015 by Lisa Jolly

Dear Universe, ...ok, I'm sorry but I have a few requests .. Firstly I just want to state my case.... I've been a good girl lately and working very hard.  I know I've been eating a lot of chocolate cupcakes, but really, I think we can classify this as comfort eating whilst I await the #buildabiz shopify results.

Anyway Universe, can you please do a few things for me...

1.  Shine down on the awesome peeps at #shopify and give them warm fuzzy feelings about #honeybunch ....or tell them to please put me out of my cupcake eating misery's not good for me!

2.  Whisper in Richard Bransons ear how good his hair looks blowing in the wind, and in the same breath mention my name and #honeybunch....

3.  Last but not least this one is the toughest cookies, possibly ...whilst Tim Ferriss is sipping on his tea, can you please form the letters Honeybunch with his tea leaves... Maybe do a tea left portrait of me when I was 18 or something...? Will 'leaf' it up to you ..

Ok, thanks Universe, I know it's a big ask .... But I have every faith in you #buildabiz 

feel better now :) 


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