The importance of thinking before you speak/tweet.
Read my interview with brilliant journalist Elle Tucker.
People tend focus on the downside of online life, how it can lead to a negative cycle of comparison which can tear away at your confidence or the inevitable trolling.
Confidence is EVERYTHING-yet so many of us struggle to feel our most confident kick-ass selves for the most part.
I reckon I might just be a bit of a Peter Pan ( why there isn't a female equivalent to the youth-chasing PP I don't know, but that surely requires a whole other post)- essentially my point is, I refuse to GROW UP or more so, I don't feel that different from the 21 year old girl I was erm, (Googles a calculator)-14 years ago (case in point)- despite two kids and 2 c-sections (ouch) and cement thick concealer to hide my my eye bags.
It's a huge honour to share my interview with superstar singer and TV judge Alesha Dixon on Honest Mum.
I write prolifically (a skill I honed as a busy screenwriter over the many years in the TV and film industry)- and as friends often tell me, I tend to appear to be EVERYWHERE online simultaneously (what can I say, I'm good at scheduling folks)...
If you want to succeed in business- and in life, you need to have a purpose, you need to work out what you're passionate about, what feeds your soul- and potentially your tummy (we all need dollar) and then you must work on finding the strength, means and time to make that dream a reality.
Life can be a little bit surreal at times and in some respects it can feel, well, a little bit full circle. I know I'm being ambiguous but bare with me... On Thursday night I attended the film première of Eddie the Eagle, a movie made by Lionsgate UK, a company I used to work for.
Slasher careers are on the rise. You might well be a slasher yourself. I know I definitely am.
Doubt, it's easy to let it overcome you and eat you up, isn't it? But you mustn't let it.
Recently, I've found I've had to explain to a fair few people in the 'real world' what a blogging career actually means.
I watched this film below and literally got goose pimples because I related, crazily so! Like the small businesses in the video who were given a HUGE chance to make their dreams come true and open on the high street, I too have ambitions of my own to keep harnessing this blog business, to continue to reach bigger audiences (I now have a big audience in the US and want to keep growing there and on home soil too of course) and keep my readers coming back for more.
My Big Humongous Greek family consists of many Aunties but recently two of my favourite ones (you see what I did there?- baclava guaranteed for life now), visited us for a few days and we literally pissed ourselves laughing. Tena lady anyone?