When you’ve been working hard at something for a while, that you are passionate about, you can get a bit lost in it it all.
Totally immersed in the doing.
There are some words that just make it all make sense and that, as cofounders, we need to hear.
Not because we are needy and have to be reassured but to make us focus on who we are helping and how we help them.
Yesterday, on our empty, off sauna Zoom meetings (it’s a standard at the moment) we spoke to journalist Stephanie Conway, Abi from Festival of the Girl and Natalie from Girl Be Club about up and coming collaborations.
Like minded people doing amazing things.
That was a huge encouragement and a great start to 2022.
Amanda Morgan Thomas is a great friend, confidente and mentor to us and her #testimonial is something we often refer back to at times like this when we need people in our corner.
"Looking back at my time transitioning to high school - I was lost.
A careers teacher got us to take a quiz. I was...
• Generally, I’ve found that if us parents are over-involved, we provide fewer opportunities for our kids to self-reflect. We must allow our kids to feel and to be curious about how those feelings affect our behaviours. Every time they experience something new, they are adding to their self-confidence balance sheets
• Be prepared to share your fails with them and show them how you got back up. It may be messy, but if you can bounce then they can too. It’s not the falling that we learn from it’s how we style it out.
• Let them figure out problems and concerns by themselves...and then celebrate with them.
• If you are anxious, your kids will feel it. Tell them. Share your emotions with them and also explain what you’re doing about it. This will create a two-way exchange that will serve you well through the teenage years. Trust.
Amanda Morgan Thomas is mum of three teens, business mentor, coach and advisor to...