Hi there! So what's your name?
Where do you call home?
What do you do?
Tell us your story
I've recently launched my styling business after having a career in marketing for a good 20 years and I had steadily advanced my career at that time. I earned good money, worked hard, was proactive and my colleagues loved working with me. Recently, I'd had a bad run with employers, taking roles at companies where I knew intuitively that I wasn't a good fit and yet persisting with it much to my demise. This caused my confidence in my abilities to be at an all-time low. I'm so lucky that my best friend backed me 100% and talked me out of my negative self-talk. She taught me that it's not always you, sometimes it is them and just a bad run of unfortunate circumstances. It happens. I think as women we are too hard on ourselves and because of this, we need a strong support network and essentially back ourselves too. It does make a difference between becoming completely broken to rising back from the ashes. I value self-worth, determination, and living with no regrets (yes even mistakes and bad decisions) I don't compare myself to other people and I try not to worry about things that may not even happen (it's so easy to fall into that trap) Most of all I value my sense of humour and having a positive attitude because our thoughts shape us! My ambition is to prove to myself that I can run a successful business based on my truth and principles, not others. While this is still in its infancy, I'm excited and being honest, scared sh*less of what this future holds but like I said, only positive thoughts, because our thoughts shape our reality.
If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger self?
don't care so much about what others think of you
What does "living freely" mean to you?
To me living freely means knowing how to take control of your life. To know how to be alone and happy rather than relying on another person for your happiness. Freeing myself of anything or anyone toxic because they inhibit you on the road to your success. Living freely to me also means financial security. Life is high pressure enough without having to add paying the bills and putting food on the table to the list. Finally living freely is knowing exactly what you want and being able to happily ignore the judgment that people place on you whenever you do something risky or out of the ordinary.
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