How we learn from Women of Achievement stories

Something special happens when us women share our stories. Here’s what I find really fascinating:

We can all be on different paths but at the end of the day, we’re still women and we still go through similar experiences such as child birth, being a mother, a sister and so on.

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A short while ago, I created a video specifically for the Women of Achievement event. In the video, I talk about the importance of being still and taking the time out to remember who I am and what I stand for.

The act of being still is something I talk about quite often. Why? Everyone is busy and sometimes, the hustle and bustle of daily life takes so much out of us that we never take stock and remember why it is we do the things we do.

Two questions in particular have grounded me over the years:

  • Who am I?
  • What’s my purpose?

Life experience is a wonderful thing… it’s only through our past experiences – failures, successes, setbacks – that we are empowered with the gift of hindsight.

We’ve all had those moments where we are feeling burnt out and feel as though it’s time to give up and maybe opt for what’s easiest. But it’s when we’re still, alone with our own voice, that we remember why we have chosen a certain path for ourselves.

For me, I know that I love what I do because I help people to remember their connection to themselves.

This last week has epitomised the kind of work I get to do with people such as those from the  Miriam Rose Foundation.

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Regardless of who we are or what we do, without feeling connected to ourselves and remembering what we intend to create and the things we should be celebrating, life can be hollow. Even with all of the money in the world…

I always encourage other women to share their stories. To speak-up and share their experiences of the good and bad times so that we can all help one another just by being transparent. Life isn’t always sunshine and roses but nothing worth doing comes easily (in my experience, anyway).

A massive thank-you to Kylie Bartlett from Women of Achievement – Kylie got in touch with me after watching my TEDX talk and invited me to share my experiences for this important event.

As Kylie so passionately writes, sharing our stories helps us to understand that we can ‘stand on the shoulders of giants’, draw on their experiences, stories, failures and successes as we move through the world to create our own brand, dream or vision.

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