Monday Motivation; Health Synergy

You know when you just crush on people? Or in this case, their Instagram page, everything they do, their style & grace… I’m completely rushing on the Mother & daughter team that together make @Healthsynergy.

{So much so that I am utilising their style & beautifully creative eye for my brand}

In the true essence of my brand belief (#sharelove) it was only right that I share these beautiful woman with you.

‘Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.’ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 

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Charlie: You are successful business owners and the creators of Health Synergy, what do you attribute this success to?

I think the most important thing is to do something you love and for me, cooking and photography are two of my greatest passions – it really isn’t work!

I also believe that working with my Mum has been a major contributing factor to our success as it has enabled us to combine our skills and work as a team on this new business endeavour. My Mum is a naturopath and wellness/executive coach, which inspired my passion for health. As for me, I am a student of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney so this business has been a great opportunity for me to learn about different social media platforms, in order to for us to get our message out there.

‘To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.’ Tony Dorsett

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{How amazing are these!!! This is a simple yet easy healthy recipe by Health Synergy…Fruit and Coconut water, perfect for Summer. Who said being healthy was hard?}

Charlie: When did you decide you wanted to be involved in the wellness industry?

 

As a student, I think it is very difficult to know exactly what you want to do.

Leaving school in 2012, I knew I either wanted to work in the fashion industry or the health/wellness industry. In order to discover more about both areas, I applied for an internship in fashion marketing and simultaneously, begun to build Health Synergy with my Mum. Over the past two years, I have learnt that my true passion lies in health and being able to inspire others to start a healthier lifestyle, however the skills I have learnt in fashion marketing have been highly valuable and have been applicable to our own business.

‘There is incredible power in the arts to inspire and influence.’ Julie Taymour

 

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Charlie: What inspired you to follow your passion?

Given that my Mum is a naturopath, I have always been relatively healthy and brought up with whole and nourishing foods, but it wasn’t until I was about 15 that I started to become personally interested in health and wellbeing.

After finishing school, a friend and I decided to start a food Instagram page, which started as a bit of a joke, but became something we really loved doing. Over a period of about 6 months, we were able to build a following of approx. 2000 people, however, our account was then hacked. About a year later, my Mum and I decided to start building the Health Synergy Instagram page, sharing lots of our favourite recipes via our blog (www.healthsynergy.com.au/blog), as well as doing lots of experimenting to create new ones.

From the beginning, we have received a lot of encouragement and support which was very motivating. I can’t imagine not doing this as it has become such a big part of our lives.

‘Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.’ Plato

Charlie: How do you feel as an inspirational figure/mentor?

I think receiving emails and comments from people to say that they’ve enjoyed remaking our recipes or that we have inspired them to start a healthier lifestyle is truly the biggest motivation. I feel honoured to be considered an inspiration – it makes our job incredibly rewarding.
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{Yes, this is my ridiculously amazing caramel and Choc/peanut slice pictured}

Charlie: Has there been any challenges along your journey?

I think with any business, there are always going to be a few obstacles along the way. It has been a big learning curve and over the short time we have been doing this, I think we have both learnt a lot. I can see a dramatic difference in my photography from when we began to now, we are constantly working to perfect our recipes and my Mum has learnt to write nutritional information in a way that is easy to understand. At first, I had to send them back for her to rewrite in English!

Charlie: How do you maintain balance between your Career and personal health?

I am a student which does allow me greater flexiblity as University contact hours are minimal. This has been a great advantage in enabling us to grow our business as even though we love what we do, it has been very time consuming, from the actual creation and photography to uploading the recipes onto our blog.

Charlie: What do you believe are the keys to success in business?

I believe the key to success is being passionate about what you do, as well as making sure you are able to put in the time and hard work. I think it is important to give 100% to whatever you do, ad when you are truly dedicated and committed to your work, success will follow.

Charlie: What is your advice for anyone who has a dream?

My advice would be to follow your dreams, no matter what they are. If you love what you do, the chances of success are dramatically higher and more importantly, you will be happier if you are doing something you enjoy.

Charlie: What can we look forward to next from you?

Our next endeavour is to create our very own Health Synergy App, with access to all our recipes, nutritional information and more. We have been talking about it for a while and are now at a stage where we are able to begin. We are hoping it will be available in early 2015 but will keep you posted!

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{I just might be remaking the above for a special date this weekend 😉 #luckyman}

Charlie: Top 3 healthy tips/advice?

Start every day with a glass of warm water and lemon.

Walk whenever you can, or if you have to drive, park a little bit further away.

Eat foods as close to its natural form as possible and choose organic, if available.

‘Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.’ Lao Tzu

I sincerely thank Health Synergy for their time & sharing their amazing selves with me (to share with you). Be sure to check out their blog for delicious, healthy AND easy recipes (Im SO excited for their App).

Love & light, Charlie x.

Making my Monday, magic.

 

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