A Tough Morning

I got a fever last night and woke up with a fever. So slow. I also had a tough morning with the kids. Odd is away on a work-trip so I’m puzzling things together with the kids gradmother and grandfather this week. Everything went wrong this morning, One of the kids refused everything. We took a taxi to nursery because the tyres on my car are being changed today. I had to calm them down in the rain as we were saing goodbye because they will be staying with the grandparents for two days. Ugh. I nearly started cring as well, I hate sad goodbyes.

I fell asleep in the taxi on my way to wok. Tired from the fever.

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Hot water, honey, and lemon

I have three jobs booked on the west coast so I just have to pull together. The body can handle it as long as you rest afterwards. I have two lectures on stage in Gothenburg and then a day in Tylösand where I can rest, followed by a breakfast lecture early on Thursday in Halmstad. It will be okay despie the fever, I can push myself and the rest afterwards.

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Birthday Movie

Julia who works for Löwengrip had made me a really fantastic movie yesterday. Here it is below :

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Companies on Hiatus

If I’ve learned anything it’s to trust my intuition. It’s the basis for making important decisions. I used to think the brain was the most rational and trustworthy part of the body but that’s not true. The brain can change sides and opinions quickly about decisions depending on who you talk to. It’s the heart you need to pay attention to and be driven by your innerself. To follow the heart I need to create space with myself. So meditation and improve the relationship with my innerself. It sounds a bit ”out there” but it helps me strengthen my intuition.

The other day my intuition started raising some flags about the company idea with Stordalen because it doesn’t feel right. Rationally (brain driven), I understand that it’s good for me to share a company with him, I have a lot to learn. The idea itself didn’t feel right. That’s why I called him last week and said I’d like to pause everything for now. He asked why and I told him that ”There’s no momentum and timing isn’t right.” He was fine with it and understood where I was coming from.

The idea was to own a publishing company. A lot of fun for a booklover like to myself. But as I said above, the momentum isn’t there. I don’t see how we can make it better than anyone else right now and the industry is changing so much. We’re at a standstill now and my guess is that all middlemen will disappear, even publishing houses. That’s why we’re putting everything on hold until we feel like we can jump on the next bandwagon.
As an investor I’ve learned that everything happens in cycles. If you miss one opportunity the cycle will come back. There’s a paradigm shift in between and you can usually foresee what’s going to happen and aim right. For example; many years ago when we were playing music on and old cassette player at home a lot of entrepreneurs wondered if you could carry the music with you outside. We then had a freestyle you could play music on outside. In this cycle we were thinkibg of ways to make CDs smaller and that’s when we created mini discs. That was a flopp though. Afterwards another shift happened and the MP3 player was invented.
This is where we are in a lot of industries. We’re expecting a shift. There won’t be new publishing conpanies but a new way of publishing books. If you even publish books anymore. I think the middlemen disappear in all branches.

Anyhow, that’s why I’m putting that idea on hold.

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Two Young Parents

Every year that passes I notice how much all the angry feelings from my childhood disappear. Everything that’s been brewing within me is starting to calm down. I don’t know if that’s because we’re all getting older or if I really want my kids to have grandparents. Whatever the reasons it’s creating a bond again and gives my soul peace.

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My younger brother Daniel and I. Gillis reminds me so much of my brother that I sometimes call him Daniel and Sally is a copy of myself as a child. Sally always wants to take on the whole world immediately even though she’s only 3.5 years old and Gillis is exploring his inner world.

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Three generations. Mum, myself and my grandmother.

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It’s only recently that I’ve realised how much mom fought to give me and my brother the best possible life. Moving from the apartment buildings in Jakobsberg to a house in Skälby. We were always first ones into nursery in the mornings and last ones to leave in the afternoon. The car windows were scraped on our cold little and we has canned spaghetti bolognese. On Fridays mom always set up a proper cosy Friday.

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Mom was always the most beautiful person I knew and smelled so wonderful. Different creams mixed with strong hairspray. I still remember it really clearly. Always flawless nails and pretty clothes. Flowery dresses, heels and elegant blazers and high waist jeans.

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If I got my kindness and ability to believe in myself from mom, my dad gave me the power to move mountains. He’s extremely smart, strong and takes chances. I went to the ice cream truck with him as a child, to university when I was home sick from nursery and drew whole he was lecturing. I saw him build his law firm in Jakobsberg and remember when he was brave enough to move into Stockholm City so we could attend better schools.

It hasn’t been easy growing up. I was the big sister to four younger siblings. I am happy that the thunder cloud within is starting to vanish. I now feel gratitude instead. Everything turned out well in the end.

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Birthday Celebration

I’ve always struggled with feelings of loneliness, which is rooted deep within me. Probably because I was bullied and needed to look out for myself through the years. I’ve always been an outside who’s never quite fitted in anywhere. That’s why I got really touched and shaken when many of my friends had gathered to celebrate my 28th birthday. It felt more like a 30th birthday party. I thought I was going to have a small lunch at Nosh and Chow but they’d borrowed the whole ”living room” and the whole gang sang Happy birthday when I arrived. Then we had lunch and there were speeches held by Sheila, Linus, Simon and Pingis. I cried so much. Wonderful, wonderful friends.

Why does it take years to understand that they’ll stay? That they won’t leave me and that they like me

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My closest friends. Sheila and Linus. Linus held a really moving speech about how we got to know each other as 13 year olds and have stuck together through the years even though I wanted to grow up quicker and he wanted to stay young for longer. Our lives have never been more different than when I was heavily pregnant and he lived a student life around the world but we’ve always stuck together through thick and thin and Linus is such a lovely person. I can’t believe I’m so lucky to meet him every day and run NTH together.

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David, Pingis’ wonderful partner had organised everything. 20 friends celebrated me with pomp and circumstance.

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Amazing Pingis (the brain behind the operation), Sheila, Nicole and Tara. At first there was a Great Gatsby theme but they’d forgotten to tell Tara so they changed it to a ”cosy lunch”. She was the most dressed up (fantastic weather) of all of us 🙂

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I got a huge cake! A trophy!

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After a four hour lunch (!) Hampus and I went to A Home. I was so touched and full of love. Lovely, lovely friends.

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The room we just got at A Home was fantastic. I took off my shoes, jumped in a bathrobe and crawled into bed full of gratitude. Then I opened all the presents and letters from my friends and cried more. Lovely letters.

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…fantastic bathroom!
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Around 8 I put on a Balmain dress, put lipstick on and went down to. …

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…the kitchen for dinner together. Having dinner at A Home is like visiting a friend. So cosy. I had a lovely dry apple cider for dinner without alcohol. Giving up alcohol is the best decision I’ve made. We were back at the room by midnight and talked until 2am. Hampus made me laugh so much my stomach hurt. I love him so much.

I woke up at 5.50am and couldn’t fall back asleep. I was like an overexcited child in the afternoon. How typical. I needed to sleep in. I stayed in bed until 8 and then we ordered breakfast. I had such a shock when I came out of the bathroom because Hampus had ordered the biggest balloons I’ve ever seen.

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There were enormous balloons everywhere! And what a breakfast. Beautiful roses and my favourite frank sinatra was playing in the speakers. He’d made everything so beautiful .

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Processed with VSCO with j5 presetOmelette, sandwiches, pancakes and cake. And best of all Hampus’ present:

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A Patek Philippe. I love it! On the backside he had engraved ”For the present we share, H”
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Afterwards we had a fantastic Sunday. Lunch at Långängen (the staff brought me alcohol free bubbly just like that, THANK YOU). I picked up Sally who had been visiting my mom where they made a tosca-cake we celebrated with. Afterwards we picked up Gillis at Odd’s and had thai food at home. We’ve spent all evening playing games around the house.

This has been the best birthday of my life. I’m 28 years old now and I’m looking forward to the year ahead

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28 Years Old

My wonderful friends, colleague and boyfriend really surprised me today. We’re having a birthday weekend now. I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow. Big hugs!

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Product Friday

I went to Matbaren at Lunch today…

…In a super lovely coat from Finnish Andiata.

We had a press-lunch with Löwengrip. We had invited journalists from Kosmetik, Damernas Värld, Style By and Kicks to hear about our new products and tell them about what’s been happening in the company since the last press lunch. Löwengrip have a new marketing director who has been working with us for a few months and her name is Sara. She used to work for Chanel Beauty and we are so happy that she has decided to work with us. Working together is very rewarding.

Matbaren’s amazing food.

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With Anja and Maria.

Rushing back…

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I had to rush to my next meeting. We went through our products for our employees. The whole gang get together once a month. Hannah and I them hand out all the samples of the products we’re testing so everyone gets to participate.

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We had delicious snacks from RAW.

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Emilia and Dinah.

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Maria and Denise.

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Emelie and all the samples.

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When we were finishing up the whole gang brought me flowers and sang Happy Birthday, so sweet. It’s my birthday on Sunday.

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Product meeting with Hannah directly after!

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Then I picked up the kids and now we’re going to have a cosy Friday.
Have a good evening!

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Friday Feeling

Friday! I’ve been looking forward to Friday and weekend! I can’t wait to pick up my kids and have a cosy Friday the three of us. We normally don’t have any help at home on Fridays so we can have time together completely alone. The kids usually get to decide what food we will eat, which is often Vegetarian sushi and yakitori for Sally. We change into pyjamas, bring the kids duvet to the living room and then we watch a kids’ movie.

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I started my day with an exercise session. I’ve been working out with Pontus for nearly 6 months now and it’s so much fun to see how strong I get. Doing 40KG bench presses and 80KG deadlifts felt far away when I started in May. But right now I have a lunch with the press for Löwengrip

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A Few Books

We had dinner at Portal. We talked a lot about Dubai and everyone’s birthdays (mine on Sunday, Gillis in November) and Christmas Eve. There’s a lot happening in the kids’ world. Then we watched thing son the iPad. They loved Nextstory’s audiobook service for children. It’s always fun when a partnership is successful, I didn’t know they had so many children’s books before. My kids love books. Gillis said ”Mommy, you don’t need to read to us anymore.” But I’ll never stop reading to them. I’ve read books for the kids every night at bed time for years and I can count the times I’ve skipped it on one hand. Books are a passion for me.

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I feel empty on days when I don’t read. It’s a luxury for me to step into a different world in the evenings or learn something new. City of My Dreams is a book I’ve re-read a lot. My favourite book of all time is Arbitrary Practice. The Expedition by Bea Uusma was a book I read back to back without a break. Good Girls’ Revenge by Birgitta Ohlsson gave me strength. Love War of the Century by Ebba Witt-Brattström was tough but good. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur has some amazing poetry. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Ferry Tales by Björn Ferry. That’s a selection I can think of the top of my head. Now I’m going to read the best seller Crazy Rich Asians.

God natt!

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Fall Outfits

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It’s a lot of fun to know that you guys are interested in how Sascha and I plan my outfits. First of all, we base the outfit on the activity I’m participating in. If it’s a big interview at a fair or seminar we start by looking at the space, the theme of the event and who the average guest is. If it’s a Löwengrip-event my outfit suits the brand. The clothes are then usually simplistic and lighter colours for.

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For example, when I was at Carnegie yesterday and held a presentation, my outfit was more business-like, classy and more discreet.
A blouse with patterns from Ellos and black suit-pants. I love wearing heels so we chose lower, matching heels the coat. A lot of people struggle to find the right fall coat. It should be npretty and warm. A black coat is perfect for the basic wardrobe and if you want a lighter colour I think you should invest in a grey one.

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Here are my favourite colours. I love this combination. Beige is also a favourite. My advice is to mix budget clothes with some a little more expensive. It makes the outfit come together more. With a good basic wardrobe it’s easier to pick clothes ans add ones that stand out.Blazer and the polo-shirt from Ellos

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A longer skirt as it’s starting to get colder. We combine the shirt with a knitted shirt with a bit of colour to perk it up. All my Ellos-favourites are collected if you are curious.

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Porridge Suggestions

This morning, neither Gillis, Sally or myself wanted to get up. I always sleep in the middle of the bed, with one child on each side close to me. It’s the best part of my day. Partly when they’re asleep in the morning and want to cuddle up to me. My children.


When we went downstairs we had rice-porridge on the table and I ate my overnight porridge with turmeric. I love porridge and I think experimenting is fun. Yesterday I mixed 1dl oats, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1dl oat milk, a bit of water, 2 teaspoons turmeric, a bit of coconut oil and lots of cinnamon. This morning I added a bit of banana, peanut butter and fresh raspberries. A lovely breakfast.

 

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I’m starting my morning at the hairdressers and then I’m off to Atrium Ljungberg in Uppsala to give a lecture on stage. There was a lot of requests for the most powerful woman within industry and commerce. We have bookings until 2020…insane! Tonight I’m going to ask Hampus if he wants to go out and eat with me and the kids. It’s so nice to brave a rainy and grey day.

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Two Questions

What happens if there’s one day where you don’t have anything to do? Do you get anxiety? I love those days and wouldn’t want your life

Answer: Yes, unplanned days do give me anxiety. It’s because I rarely have those days. I don’t know if it’s because of my ADHD (probably) but I’m the most calm when my days in the calendar are booked (even if one hour is exercise or reading a book at home). I’m comfortable with a schedule I follow religiously. From the moment I wake up until i fall asleep. I can achieve the most when I have a good schedule.

My weekends are mostly unplanned with the kids but then we have some routines and help with breakfast at home, lunch and dinner and in between those times the kids decide what we should do. I never have anything to fix at home so there’s a lot of time for play or to go away and do something fun together.

I’m extremely routine driven and get caught in patterns with how I want things. If something changes it can feel like the world is ending but I’m working on that. My team know me by now, our office coordinator Emilia has realised I have the same lunch place and the same meal I eat for three weeks and then I change to something else.
It’s like that with everything.

For a few weeks my lunch has been miso-salmon with black rice. Soured vegetables (probiotics), a shot of turmeric and a combucha drink. From Doktor Mat.

Are you always longing for something? Is one day never enough? Do you worry you’ll get to 40 and have done lots but never really been ”present”?

Answer: Yes, I’m always looking forward to things. That’s why I have a quick pace and juggle many things at once. BUT my big strength is mindfullness. Being here and now. I can do five meetings in one day, film something, be on stage and play on the swings with the kids. I enjoy being present in everything I do. Being able to jump between different activities every day all year around and feel everything is my biggest talent. Without it, I wouldn’t be able to manage and everything would be average. I never worrh about the past or about what will be. I aim high but take things one day at a time and make the most of it.

This evening’s book during bedtime. I’m going to pick a new book for myself, always an exciting feeling. I think I want to read more about Ayurveda…hmm

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Löwengrip’s Little Sister

This day has been full on, so much fun. I started with a 75 minute vinyasa yoga session Altromondo (via Fitnesscollection). So incredibly nice to stretch out, breathe and start the morning.

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I arrived at the office and went straight into a product meeting with Hannah while Emelie got me ready. We have a lot of launches coming up with Löwengrip next year. Each one is like a baby for me. By the way, Löwengrip have been launched on Beauty Bay in the UK, but they deliver worldwide.

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Then Simon and I went to Carnegie to talk about how to build companies through social medias. Simon is fantastic on stage and I’m always happy when people ask both of us to participate.

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When we got back I had lunch at the desk and 10 minutes later I was ready for the highlight of the day. We are developing a little sister for Löwengrip. Isn’t that fun! Löwengrip is a classic premium brand but this will be a little sister and I look forward to trying out scents like vanilla and coconut. More info to come but I am so excited and I can’t wait.

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Halloween party 10 years

As usual there’s a lot of things happening around me. Not just in the companies but privately as well. It’s my birthday on Sunday (28!), and in a week and half I’m off to Dubai with the kids during Fall break and moving on the 9th. Why not add one more thing while we’re at it.

….My Halloween party will be celebrating 10 years and it’ll be a real party on Satuday the 27th October. I’ve rented all of Wenngarn Castle and will have 150 guests. Friends, colleagues and acquaintances. I have 8 bedrooms so a bunch of us will sleep overnight. Apparently it’s haunted.

…So ghostly!

We’ll arrange transport for guests from town, free bar, DJ, people might be hired to frighten the guests (who knows!), and transport back to the city for those who aren’t staying over.

I can’t wait!

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Popcorn Cauliflower

It’s been a mixed Tuesday. Dead lifts, photoshoots, board meeting and trying out Halloween Clothes. A fun and calm day.

Today’s photo with a group of girls who were visiting Stockholm. I’ve had my photo taken basically every day with people for ten years and sometimes the kids don’t understand why. Sometimes one of Gillis nursery friends will say that they’ve seen me on TV/paper/on the subway/bus and I can see he gets a bit puzzled. I’ve shown him the blog and instagram and said that many people see my photos.

We’ve had a fun afternoon.  Played in the park,  played hide and seek and danced to ”Vi drar till fjällen”. It’s fun when an old song gets a new life with kids. They must have heard it with Odd. I loved Markoolio as a kid. If you haven’t listened to his Summer Talk on the radio you really must.

Hayley made Cauliflower Popcorn for the kids but I had some as well. So yummy. I think they are oven roasted with breadcrumbs. Afterwards, Hayley and I opened Skin City’s beauty calendar and shared the content.  I’m given so many products all the time so I usually give them to colleagues and friends. Perfect.

The kids had evening sandwhich. They’ve stopped drinking gruel so we usually have supper before bedtime. They had some of our neighbour Ulla’s fantastic sourdough bread. She brought it over thus afternoon. Sally completely adores her. I think Sally thinks she reminds her of Aunt Berg in Lotta at Bråkmakargatan. I can’t wait for my new house but I’ll really miss my neighbours.

By the way,  I’ve got two book suggestions for you. ”The Moms” by Alexandra Pascalidou (read it when I was at home yesterday) and a documentary about China on SVT. So compelling and interesting. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. The World According to X is its name.

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Travel Smart

Partnered with Ideal of Sweden

I’ve been at Hotel Diplomat today for a photo shoot. We started with photographing several new items from Ideal of Sweden. Very lovely and perfect for all travels. I have a powerbank you can put the phone on top of and it’ll charge. There’s a big chance of my phone dying when there are long work days away from the office. I’ve also got a mobil cover and a passport case.

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Här hittar ni passfodralet i skinn. Det finns flera färger att välja på om du vill matcha pass med mobilen och laddaren.

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Here you can find the QI Charger. Very easy and perfect for carrying in your pocket or bag. You just put your phone on it, when the charger is in a socket.

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Mobile cover from their Masculine Collection.

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For a week from today you can use the code ISABELLA20 and get 20% off all Ideal of Sweden’s stock.

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November 9th

Three weeks until we move. The kids will be with their dad and Ida would rather I’m not around so everything can be sorted by Sunday. So I’ve invited my best friend Sheila along for BFF-weekend.

It’ll be a new chapter for the kids and I. Gillis will remember the green house but Sally will remember the new one. They’ll be getting ready in the hallway for nursery and school. They’ll come home to having afternoon snacks in their chairs. There’ll be running around and slamming of doors, searching for christmas stockings and playing hide and seek (hello 9 rooms). I’ll be spending a few hours doing work but I don’t know where yet. Maybe the kitchen table and maybe my office /relaxing space (I want a cosy environment). Or in front of the fire or in the kids tv room.

I can’t wait until I get better at cooking. I can’t see myself going back to alcohol (after two months the benefits are so huge I can’t see myself enjoying wine). I’d rather spend that time learning to cook the food I love. I’m really into learning about food and anti-inflammatory foods and I’d like to continue that journey. Good food snd regular exercise since may and no alcohol makes me feel like superwoman. I feel calm and have more energy. I’d like to expand on that.
Anyway, I get to have a walk-in pantry which I look forward to filling with lots of delicious and healthy things.

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Three Questions

How do continue my plans if I don’t have a starting capital?

Try to kickstart your idea with as small an investments as possible. I often start with 25000 kronor (Pingis takes the other half with 50 000 in capital). Try not to think that the only way you can start is with half a million,because that’s not true. It makes the idea shrink. For example, if you’re producing something in a factory don’t choose the one that forces you to order 500 samples instead of 50. Choose a simpler website and not a complicated one. Go for instagram instead. It’s easier to start small and try out your idea for real. The fall wont be so hard if it fails. That’s how you get further before you have enough capital.

If you need capital think like this: 1. Use savings. 2. Borrow from friends and family. 3. Go to your bank. Swap banks if they’re not helpful. 4 try crowdfunding. 5. Find investors.

Selling parts of your company should be the last resort.

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What’sthe best way to get a contact network

First of all, get an idea of what network you need. Are there other moms running a business you can find support from? People within a certain branch. I joined young entrepreneurs of Sweden as a teenager where I met like minded people. We were all extremely different and had our companies as our passion. Maybe you just need to find similar people to have support from..

Find people who knows what you need to know in Linkedin, call them or go for a coffee

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If I choose to present the idea how do I mininise the risk for someone else but but better the chances for myself
I get emails from people every day talking about ideas they want to share with me in person. I’ve never answered those emails. The chances of grabbing someone’s interest is basically zero. This is how it is: don’t be afraid to tell people about your idea.
If there’s anything I’ve learnt it’s that the idea itself isn’t what’s valuable but going through with it. Present it, you often meet people asking difficult questions which makes you think about the idea and ways to improve.

For example in Hermine Hold. Our hairband company being launched in February. I’ve been telling you about it since we had the idea. I’ve explained in the success pod why it’s a good idea (high margine easy to globalise and succceed on instagram. Anyone can do the same thing and order from a factory. In my eyes it’s safe from a competitor viewpoint because going through with the idea is A and O.

If you get a chance to pitch your idea for a person/company do it. Never keep it in. That’s just dumb. I think the same way way about money. They only grow when they’re in movement.

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Recovery Day

I arrived home at 1AM. When I was driving towards the house, Hampus met up with me. So lovely of him. It would of course have been easier to meet him in city centre at his place but I’ve missed my home. We slept until eleven (!). Despite being Monday today, I’ve taken a day off as compensation for working so many hours last week and then the board meeting this weekend. Without a good work-life balance you just don’t have enough energy.

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When I went down to the kitchen I was greeted by a christmas calendar from English Look Fantastic, so much fun! I couldn’t wait so I opened everything at once. I found an exciting mud-wash for the face, a face-oil and other small things. The best calendar is from Skin city. I can’t wait until I get it!

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I had an omelette for breakfast/lunch! I had turmeric in the mix, it’s delicious. Otherwise I just have a lot of mushrooms, spinach and fetacheese. I’m going to have a mini-spa session at home, go through my emails and pick up the kids. I’ve brought pralines from Switzerland they’ll get to try and then I’m going to reveal a surprise for them: Pingis and I decided that I’m not going to Australia (the Löwengrip launch has been postponed until Februari). But because it’ll be Fall-break and all their friends from Nursery are away I’ve booked a trip to Dubai instead. We’re going in two weeks, hooray! 🙂

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Goodbye Verbier

we’ve had an amazing time with Adele. Resting, ate good food, cosy times in front of a movie, fallen asleep in the sun and then a two hour hike.

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Lunch in the sun.

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I fell asleep here for two hours.

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Eaten a lot of cheese!

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Peaceful soul.

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Dinner at La Marmotte.

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Warm chestnuts and rösti

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…And then a hike on 2600meter! I’m recovered now and feel peaceful inside. I needed that after a week where I pent 24 hour in the air. Launch in NYC and participation on Skavlan in London feels so far away. Now I’m off to Stockholm!

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The Alps

First of all, a big THANK YOU for all your sonderful messages aböut my participation on Skavlan. I read all the instagram messages and then fell asleep, feeling really humbled and touched. Thank you.

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I’m currently in Verbier, Switzerland. We’re staying with our friend Adele and have a weekend mixed with work and recovery. We arrived late last night, ate a delicious soup, homemade bread and lots of cheese. A cozy Friday.

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The view from chalet – fantastic!

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It’s so warm here when the sun is out, peoplr were wearing shorts in the village.

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Pingis and I spent the morning at a board meeting with Jonas who lives here permanently. 2,5 hours at Hotel W flew by. Jobas is fantastic to bounce ideas with.

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The girls are off on a hike now but the walk was enough for me. I try to let myself be governed by my intuition and right now every single cell wants to stay in this chair in the sun. So that’s what I’m going to do. I have some sleep to catch up on. Hugs!

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15 Million In

…the tiredness JUST hit me. I’ve been running on high energy through the USA, England and Finland but after sleeping for 8 hours at home in Sweden the tiredness caught up.  I had a proper breakfast at home, blocked things off with Ida (we’re  planning a Halloween party for October 27th with 150 people at a Castle outside Stockholm)  and then I went to exercise before work. We skipped heavy lifting today and instead focused on movement and going through different parts of the body. Afterwards I stayed in the sauna for half an hour and used our hair mask <3

The Cure. The hair becomes soft like velvet.

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I was so happy to get to the office today. I miss all my colleagues when I’m away. The atmosphere was so nice and there’s a lot of things happening in the departments.  New retailers globally for Löwengrip, product samples for Hermine Hold, exciting customers Löwengrip Invest. And if you read Industry Today or Breakit you would know that Flattered has taken in capital from from Spiltan. They’ve invested 15 million kronor and get 36% of the shares which means it’s valued at 40 ca million Not as big as Löwengrip but still awesome to see what a journey  we’be done in five years without using capital.

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I have a weekend in Verbier with Pingis to look forward to. It’s a mix of time-off and work. We’re going to stay with our friend Adele and have a quiet girl’s weekend and have a board meeting with Jonas, our board member in Löwengrip. I’ve actually taken the day off on Monday.  If you keep going you have to make sure to recover.

Tonight I’m on Skavlan, fun!

Ikväll är jag med i Skavlan, kul!

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Finland

Here’s a post that was supposed to come up yesterday but there was something wrong with the upload so it’s here now:

…the lecture in Helsinki went well. It’s always fun meeting students. I held the lecture at their Handelshögskola. I don’t need to be as strict and can let my guard down a bit. Simon met me and Sascha there, he gave me a big hug which made me happy. It’s always empty travelling without him.

 

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We’re at Arlanda now, waiting for the luggage in one of their lovely rooms. It’s always nice coming here, the staff are always so sweet. They meet you at the gate and drive us to the VIP area so you never have to go through the terminal. I prefer driving myself so I will get my own car soon. I’m looking forward to sleeping at home. Tomorrow I have an exercise session with Pontus and some office hours before Pingis and I are off again. Sascha and I have already prepared a bag with everything I need during the weekend in Switzerland. I’m just moving over my toiletry bag. Very smooth!

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I can’t wait to have a shower and try the beauty products I bought from Fresh at Heathrow. Lip-scrub, lib-balm and several face masks. It’s fantastically fun to try new things and get inspiration for Löwengrip. Right now, I’m looking for a consistency for a mask in our Advanced SKincare range and I found one that felt magical.

Sleep well! By the way, Skavlan is tomorrow alreeady. Fun 🙂

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