Social media is not the problem, but the way we’ve allowed it to control us is. I learned this the hard way after I gave birth to my boys and sat in New Zealand breastfeeding all hours of the day and night and seeing everyone’s highlight reels from their lives in an endless stream on social platforms.
In September 2015, I launched Nudge, my communications advisory with a solid business plan template, the optimism of a 28-year-old, a few thousand in my bank account and my future in front of me. Well, I had what I thought was a solid business plan, a marketing strategy and a rough idea about how I wanted to run the business.
I love making money, I love saving my hard earned money but most of all I love spending my money. My life doesn’t revolve around designer handbags, shoes and materialistic things but it sure does help me sleep peacefully at night knowing I’m on top of my financial targets for my business and life.
Summer gives me the space I need to get my head in order after a hectic few months! I had plans at the start of the year to read a book a month, that fell by the wayside, and now we’ve moved house, and I’ve been back on the radio for a few months (check out some BTS on Instagram) I feel like I’m on top of things!
Happy International Women’s Day! I’ve had a few thoughts on where have been able to make progress empowering women. In particular in the workplace it’s focused solely on encouraging women to ‘Lean In’ to the boardroom table, without recognising what men can learn from women. I love my research, and one in gender studies known as the Athena Doctrine has highlighted a set of desirable traits for today’s business leaders that have been identified as feminine;
Is the world against you at the moment?
I feel that way with a bunch of unanswered emails and phone calls from clients waiting to kick things off, it’s far to easy to get frustrated and whinge about things. It’s great getting things off your chest, but that doesn’t actually solve things.
Article first appeared in Entrepreneur Middle East
Networking is often done wrong. A combination of limp handshakes, rushed business cards being given over before you can register what the person’s name is, and then a rehearsed spiel of what their title is and the company they work for. It’s confusing; it’s impersonal and self-effacing.
Can you believe that in the early 1970’s, dentists were almost exclusively male in the United States. The U.S. had the lowest percentage of women dentists in the Western World. And figures weren’t that great elsewhere; roughly half of the dentists in Greece were women, about one-third in France, Denmark, Sweden,
What do you believe to be important in your business and life?
It might be easy to say friends and family, but how much time do you actually put into seeing them and how are you prioritizing them? Your personal values can be a huge source of happiness so what you do and the way you behave must align.
Feeling focused on your business. Having the tools to get out of your comfort zone. And the most confident — and successful — year of your life…
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