Your Thing

I have often spoken about being a multi-potentialite – essentially not wanting to pigeon-hole myself or be great at just one thing. This still speaks true to me but recently I have been struggling with my journey not being the same as others – I see family and friends signing up for Masters programmes, new…

Is the grass greener?

I wished for this. I wanted my 105 minute commute each morning and afternoon to instantly disappear. I wanted to spend more time with my husband as we are usually away from each other two to three nights per week. I wanted more time to spend in the garden so I could finally get the…

Pivoting

Well, none of us saw this one coming! The coronavirus has really hit the world – it’s just such a shame that it was a virus that forced us together and not something like, global warming, as an example (if together can be used in the same context as border closures, lockdowns and social distancing!)…

Structure can be sexy

A start-up needs to be able to adapt to change quickly. It needs to be able to do this so it can get ahead of competitors – whether big or small. This agility, as a company scales, usually goes one of two ways. It could scale too quickly, launching new products or services all the…

Contingency Plans

As you have probably guessed, if you have read other blog posts of mine, I write only when something inspires me – maybe a book, experience or something someone has said to me. Unfortunately, on this occasion, it wasn’t exactly the inspiration I wanted and would do anything to take it back. My Mum unexpectedly…

#IWD2019 – Balance For Better

I have been waiting for #IWD2019 for a few months now. Not because it’s a day to celebrate women – although I’m obviously not going to moan about that – but because the company I work for, a huge bank called NatWest (you may know it…) released a report all about female entrepreneurship. It’s particularly…

Wellbeing

Veganuary, Dry January – I’m sure you have heard so many initiatives flying about…some you may have adopted, others laughed at. I think my favourite is Fat January – those rebelling against the healthy January concept but still conforming to the trend of 30 days of behaviour change. I’m a hypocrite. At the end of…

#GEW2018

Just like Christmas, Global Entrepreneurship Week comes around ever so quickly every year! I usually find myself, on the Monday of GEW, quickly trying to book myself into events so I don’t miss out. It’s the first year that I have managed to get a good balance of hosting events and attending. GEW really is…

Removing the fog

I wanted to write this during #WorldMentalHealthDay but ironically didn’t have the time and certainly wasn’t in the right headspace. It had been a couple of really tough weeks at work. I suffer with anxiety, like most of us, and my usual symptoms of completely over thinking a situation, grinding my teeth because of that…

Gratitude

Before I go to bed every night I thank the universe for all the great things that happened that day. I also thank the universe for tomorrow – if I have a presentation I always say thank you for it going well – it works (I’m not talking about higher spirits here either!) I wouldn’t…