I am a single mum of 5 and mummy to a big soft american bull dog.
I run a business, a house and I also volunteer my time to Inspira to help children in schools to access quality work experience.
My nickname that I have been given is Super Woman.
I am not really super woman. I am a normal lass form Bolton, from a working class family.
I have severe anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks, ADHD & I suffered from CFS/Fibromyalgia for nearly 10 years. I have bad days where I am in pain, I have bad days where I want to curl up into a ball and hide from the world and cry. Why am I telling you this?
THERE ARE NO EXCUSES!
I could live my life using any one of the above as an excuse not to work and a reason why I will never be successful but I got fed up feeling sorry for myself as I realised that no one cares! I am very lucky that I have the support of my amazing business partner and work wife Cate.
We live one life and I am here to make the most of it and so should you.
We all fall into categories and labels as to why we cannot do whatever it is that we want to do. Lots of people uses these excuses as why they don’t have time, why they cannot do whatever it is that they want to do. Putting unnecessary barriers up for themselves.
I am not saying it is easy, nothing worth having is easy.
I have goals, big goals and I have determination that my labels will not hinder me. I also have an overwhelming desire to teach my children that they must have big goals and push themselves. I am here to set a good example to my children that with hard work and determination they can achieve what they set out to achieve, even with the labels that are given to them by society.
I am very lucky that two years ago I found a group Facebook called Fylde Coast ladies Network, which is now a mixed gender group Lancashire Business Owners Network. Moving to a new area, 40 miles from anyone that I knew, this was a god send to me. A lovely bunch of ladies, all pretty much in the same position as me, all helping and supporting each other. I can quite happily now say that the majority of the people in the group I can now call friends, not business colleagues, friends. People that actually care how my day is going.
This is so important in business and working for yourself that you surround yourself with people who are supportive and compassionate alongside pushing you to step out of your comfort zone. Working from home and working alone is lonely, but it doesn’t have to be.
Do not let your children, your labels or your time be an excuse to why you are not achieving your goals in your life and your business. Ask for help when you need it and when you’re having a bad day, know that it is OK. You are human and you are not Super Woman or Super Man.
If you can relate to this and want an ear to listen, maybe even pointing in the right direction, please do get in touch or join our free amazing group that has helped me so much over the last two years.