An Unexpected Challenge of Me First: How To Build & Run A Business When You Don’t Feel Like It. At All. Ever!
These days the thought of opening up my laptop, staring at the screen and putting energy into anything resembling work is the very last thing I want to do. This is extremely strange, uncomfortable and unfamiliar territory for me. I have usually found solace in...read more
When you start to explore something that you've been in denial about your entire life, two life-changing things can happen*: The stories and narratives you have always told yourself get blown out of the water. You realise that who you think you are, i.e. some of the...read more
When I wrote about the frustrating irony of Me First, and how it relates to me wanting to be ok with my loved ones choosing themselves first, I missed off one important Me First – my very first experience of that – which has undoubtedly shaped the me I am today: My...read more
For me – though I appreciate less so for others – it's relatively easy to think about putting myself and my needs first and to be – for want of a word with fewer negative connotations – selfish... I'm ok with my children not being my entire world. I'm ok with wanting...read more
"Fate is the hand of cards we’ve been dealt. Choice is how we play the hand." — Marshall Goldsmith A few people have asked "Why now?" when they hear that I'm finally – after 39 years of being in utter denial – exploring my adoption. The thought of lifting the lid on...read more
It's a really disconcerting feeling when all that you thought you were – who you think you are – turns out to be some kind of construct you built to keep yourself safe after experiencing a trauma in childhood (or in my case babyhood). In her books about adoption* –...read more
Do you frequently self sabotage right when you’re on the cusp of success? Do you procrastinate, delay and faff even though you’re excited and passionate about what you do? Do you let yourself get easily overwhelmed by the less-than-priority tasks on your list? Or do...read more
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