Stepping out of my comfort zone, is definitely NOT one of my favourite past times, but like most, I know it’s inevitable for progress, change, or just getting on in life. This year, my International Women’s Day projects spanned a few months, and saw me do a few new things that scared me!
It's that time of year, the start! Well, of the astronomical calendar, our Spring Equinox was on the 20th March. The best things are started at this time of year, and it's the best time to set intensions! So here goes!
Thanks very much for visiting today, exisitng visitor or completely new, thankyou so much! It's new website time!! I'm going to be sharing more about my travels, business and my passions for productivity and peace (that would be an awesome name for a website yeah?!), you'll notice new and more focused categories and themes, and hopefully a cleaner image to enjoy. I've also got a new online shop and freebies section and in the coming months I'm going to launch some productivity helpers for you too! ...
I started off the year of 2016 with lots of targets, but my one focus was balance. This year I wanted to focus on not only my business, but getting more of the work/life balance right. "Work Hard, Play Hard" has always been one of my mottos since I got my first job at 16, but it seems to have been drawn to me this year. So here's an overview of the fab things I've done this year, and a few photos to represent each of the months. Happy reflection time!
You'd be forgiven for thinking the biggest month for celebrations around women and women’s rights and issues, would be March. But October, amongst it's amazing colours, textures and of course, Halloween, there is a trend setting around celebrating women in technology and business. London, Manchester, Lancashire, Scotland and South Africa were among the locations, here's the overview of the events and topics.
As you may already have gathered, I am a Horror Film Nerd! I use Nerd rather than Geek, as I think I'm a tad over-obsessed, if there is such a thing. I've been thinking for a good few years about publishing my top 5, or 10, horror films, but it's proven very hard! So instead, for this Halloween, I thought I'd just focus on new watches. It worked out I had the night off this year, and it was time to re-fresh a personal tradition of mine from my youth - horror film binging!
I'm so chuffed to have been listed in this 111 women in the UK who could speak at your tech event list in August, but the real story is why is this list even needed. I was talking to a journalist who knew that I "did Women in Tech stuff" and remembered our Social Media for Women Conference back in 2013, here's an overview of my journey so far, and what we need to do to effect change.
The month of August has been super busy so it was great to close it off in a smart, organised, classy fashion, with a fantastic evening speaking to the brilliant people at Flock Global in London. I shared some of my history, past expeirnces of everything "getting a bit too much" and how to boost our Productivity with the right tools and processes, to get a great work/life balance. I'm one of the Founding50 members at FlockGlobal and LOVE the network and what it represents. The three founding beliefs are Collaboration, Knowle...
The idea is every day, for the 30 days of September, you make sure you do something for YOU, and if possible share that with the world with the hashtag #SelfCareSeptember Here's my overview of the month.