Episode 12 of The School of Success Podcast Series is now live! An inspiring and eye-opening deep-dive into why becoming a mother is the perfect time to start a business!
This interview with the accomplished Leadership Coach, Author and Workplace Wellbeing Creator, Sabine Matharu, teaches you:
– top tips for overcoming the limiting beliefs that stop people from launching their own businesses;
– what’s really going on in new mums’ inner monologues when they go back to work;
– myth-busting around the risks of launching your own business;
– how to use adversity to laser-focus new career goals and expedite health, wealth and happiness; and
– how organisations can better support working parents
This is also for you if you have an interest in how to optimise career clarity before making a change and how to find the killer weapons required to start and scale a business fast. This is also for you if you’re not sure what a Leadership Coach is and the main benefits of investing in one!
In this super informative interview, Sabine shares her expert wisdom from years as a management consultant turned successful author and entrepreneur working with women across a whole host of industries whether new mums, aspiring entrepreneurs or leaders in their field.
A professional or an entrepreneur, a country bumpkin or a city slicker, a conformist or a free spirit? Or are you a hybrid – a suited and booted banker or lawyer with the ‘perfect job’ but a niggling desire to explore less well-trodden paths? Or maybe you’re just plain confused about where you fit and what really drives you.
Whatever category you fall into, most of us from Generation Y were bred by folks with far less opportunity than us professionally. With more conventional views of what constitutes a ‘proper’ job, our parents may have inadvertently left us stuck between a rock and a hard place – between what we should do and what we want to do. But ‘should’ is where it all goes wrong.
Expectations versus reality
Nobody knows this better than Kristen Kimball, author of ‘The Dirty Life’ and former freelance journalist and Harvard graduate from New York. After a chance interview with a hunky farmer, she upped sticks to set up farm with her green-fingered interviewee, leaving the city lights and life as she knew it in her wake. You heard right – East Village in favour of mud and veg in the middle of nowhere. This is a story of two love affairs that interrupted the trajectory of an intellectual glamour-puss’ life – one with farming and the other with a man who milks cows for a living. A striking tale about love, happiness and the power of instinct, ‘The Dirty Life’ is a must-read for anyone feeling a little disillusioned with the daily grind or what life’s all about.
The product of a neat, middle-class world, Kimball’s novel charts the mental and physical challenges she faced leaving the glitzy world of ‘convention’ in favour of rural slog. ‘Writ[ing] with precision, authority and gratitude about what is evidently, despite its rigours, an idyllic life’ (New York Times Book Review), Kimball challenges our views about wealth, success and love, giving food for thought as compelling as the gastronomical delights she chronicles.
Kimball’s union with Mark, a rugged hulk of a man with a passion for food and farming, is a world away from the corporate sphere she might have settled into. But as with the different kind of ‘wealth’ she finds farm-side, Kimball takes us on a journey full of surprises, a journey which exposes some stark ironies about our perceptions of ‘success’ and ‘happiness’ of City life.
Does success equal happiness?
‘The Dirty Life’ makes us question our ‘values’ as we know them. In Kimball we find a cosmopolitan New Yorker who, like many of us, supposedly ‘has it all’. A woman with all the trappings of refinement, yet one who is, by her own admission, blinded by ignorance. Openly admitting her surprise that a ‘salt-of-the-earth-type’ person such as Mark could talk with dexterity and intelligence and that ‘the physical world – the trades’ was not in fact ‘the place you ended up if you weren’t bright or ambitious enough to handle a white-collar job’, Kimball shows us the danger of defining people by what they do. In Kimball we find a highly educated woman who has travelled the world with her job, yet whose eyes are opened by an entirely different world, stunned by the happiness she finds ‘pulling warm eggs out of a nest box’.
Shake things up…
So, what is the moral of the tale? Keep meeting new people, keep an open-mind and be true to yourself. Work out what is important to you and don’t be afraid to question reality as you know it. Have the courage to live a life true to yourself, not the life others expect of you and remember, the most successful life is one which unearths what makes you truly happy. Fulfilment goes far deeper than an impressive job title and it will bring you fruits that money can’t buy.
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people dream of”
Episode 6 of The School of Success Podcast Series with the one of a kind @jamie.lesinski is now live! Join us for a seriously open-hearted and generous insight into how to build your own business from the ground up!
This inspiring interview with the wonderful Jamie Lesinski, founder of Prime Cap, the multi-award-winning property-related currency services teaches you:
– what kind of path you should take before launching your own business;
– what type of person is suited to being an entrepreneur;
– the struggles nobody talks openly about; and
– what type of person hits the jackpot where others fail.
This is for you if you have an interest in setting up your own business one day. This is also for you if you’re not sure you have what it takes and want to hear the good, the bad and the ugly.
In this warm-hearted interview, Jamie openly shares the keys to success, how he learnt these and why they may not be at all what you might expect.
You can find Jamie @jamie.lesinski on Instagram and at www.primecappayments.com
Be warned, Jamie is an inspiring example of drive, creativity, innovation, likability and everything in between!
“Often in the chaos of daily life we don’t have an opportunity to think about our purpose”
Jonathan Moult, Lawyer turned Counselling Psychologist
Despite the many negatives of the pandemic whether financial, professional or human loss, Covid19 has revealed one great pearl of wisdom: that the best paid are not essential, raising some serious questions around the notion of purpose, meaning and value.
Turning commonplace norms around social status, service and worth upside down, the pandemic has triggered soul-searching among financiers, lawyers and other esteemed white-collar workers who may have previously measured value (and been valued) in terms of net worth and social status. This begs the question, what is success?
Read my article for Thrive Global here to see the fatal flaw that causes most career unhappiness and harness this universal pause to get clear on what purpose, value and meaning mean to you.
I’m thrilled to announce that my first episode of the Toolkit For Happiness Podcast Series on How To Manifest Love is now live!
In my interview with the amazing creative, mentor and writer @viendamaria, she shares top tips including:
– How to disconnect from the past and open your heart to new loves;
– How to overcome blocks that are keeping you stuck;
– How to work out what you really want in a love match;
– Why your soulmate may be nothing like you imagine; and
– Why gratitude is so important in the game of love
This lady is an orb of light — one of the most enlightened souls I’ve encountered — and I’m so excited to share her tools for building happiness and finding love with you.
Never has manifesting love felt more important than it does this 2018, an age swamped by dating apps, social media pressure and the inevitable stress that comes with that.
This is why I’m more excited than ever about this podcast. With the above reaching almost epidemic proportions, the time has never been more ripe for a magic tool to expedite love. And I know it works because it’s worked for every person who’s truly engaged with the process, including me!
This podcast is for you if:
– You’re looking for love, ideally your soulmate
– You’re wondering how to move from deflation and disillusion to hope, action and results
– You want a tried and tested magic method which bypasses dating App disillusion and actually works
If that’s you or one of your friends, then send them this podcast – it may just be what you’ve been waiting for.