In Hindsight…

“If you can’t fly, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do keep moving forward” – Martin Luther King 

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As a Kid, I never really had an interest in business, I attempted to study it at school but I never really understood it. I definitely never considered that I’d ever become an entrepreneur.

The closest I’ve ever come to a CEO is selling sweets at school and making a tidy profit. I attended a Catholic school. (As you can imagine this didn’t go down to well.) 

My second entrepreneur experience was when I was 18, me and my friend set up a cupcake business. We baked everything from her kitchen, turning it into a small shop- taking to social media we managed to end up selling cupcakes to half the Stoke City Football Club.

Then one day we got invited to the training ground to deliver the cupcakes to Begović, I don’t think we were the type of deliveroo service they were expecting. As young girls, we got slightly giddy. Turning up at the gates of Stoke’s FC training ground in a clio, strolling down to the main gates in our heals holding boxes of cakes above our head.

Once security had ok’d the cakes and let us in, Tony Pulis took one look at us and said “Why are you feeding my players cakes at training?” erm… SH!T. Luckily, his stern face broke into a laugh and he kindly invited us for breakfast. I sat opposite Peter Crouch, starring in amazement… even sat down I had to break my neck to make eye contact with him.

So, I guess I’ve always had a taste for entrepreneurship.

Last year, I met a bunch of entrepreneurs who made me realise, business isn’t about understanding capital, profit margins or been good at numbers – It’s about building something you love, something you are totally obsessed with.

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A Journey Of Self Discovery

Over the last few months, I’ve been on a journey of self discovery. I’ve learnt who I need and who I don’t need. I know my value, I know my passion, I know who compliments my life and who doesn’t- but most importantly I know what I want and I can finally say I have found myself.

They say you don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get great to get started– BUT how do you get great?

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Modern Day Media. 

Malala Yousafzai & Kylie Jenner.

 

I feel like the media today loses sight of what’s really important. There are so many celebrities considered to be “role models” but what really makes someone a “role model” or an “idiol” ? 

I recently came across this image, which really made me stop and think. 

Kylie Jenner is famous for her family TV series “Keeping up with the Kardasians“, the lip sucking craze and her relationship with rap star Tyga. Recently turning 18, she was given a Ferrari, spent thousands on materialistic things and facial cosmetic procedures. 
Malala Yousafzai is famous for surviving a gun shot to the face by the Taliban in her attempt to get an education. Also recently turning 18 she was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, and opened a school for Syrian refugees. 

Both are famous for very different reasons, yet sadly the media only covered one of these stories as “breaking news” – I know which one I think is more empowering! 

Malala stood up for what she believed in, risking her life. 

A little food for thought! 

Which one is your role model? ❤️👆🏽

Adapting Can Be Tough.

Learning to adapt to life changes can be difficult. Accepting situations and letting go is often the hardest part. Sadly things change, situations change and people change- you just have to learn to adapt. Keep pushing forward and use it as your motivation.

 Goodnight! ✨

11 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

Growing up is tough, the transition from a teenage to becoming an adult- can be the hardest. Now, I understand why Peter Pan never wanted to grow up. Adult life is hard, suddenly you have a whole lot of responsibilities and bills to pay. Most of us will question whether or not anyone ever truly grows up. I’m still a big kid, just with more life knowledge, more self-respect and a lot more confidence.

I don’t believe in regrets because every bad experience and bad decision, teaches you a life lesson. Making mistakes are an important part of growing up, they sculpt us into the people we are today–but there are a lot of things I wish now, I could tell my younger self. Continue reading