Last Friday (May 3) I was asked to share the story behind Business & Baby on Board at the Blogger’s Brunch in Melbourne following the theme ‘Enrich Your Life Every Day’. Here is what I said:
“So you would think having a devoted husband, two great kids and a business I love would be enough for me, right? Yes and no. All this did make me happy, and it did fulfill me, but there was always something more.
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Every time I saw someone I knew publish a book I thought, ‘why isn’t that me?’ It took me a while to make it happen, but more than four years after first considering the idea of turning my business advice for mums articles and blogs into a book, I am about to add published author to my credentials.
While researching, interviewing and writing my book, Business & Baby on Board, I’ve learnt lots of things including persistence, following your dreams, how to crowdfund, how to pitch to a publisher, how to self publish and, most importantly, how to commit to yourself in the midst of being a wife, a mother and a business owner.
How is this enriching my life?
Writing Business and Baby on Board has enriched my life in so many ways – and I hope there are even more when it is published later this month – through showing me what I am capable of, giving me credibility and opening up the doors for me to interview incredible business women like Carolyn Creswell, Naomi Simson, Janine Allis and many others who are here today.
I worked as a journalist for many years before writing this book and I’ve interviewed some amazing people in that time, but none have inspired me as much as the women inside the pages of Business & Baby on Board in showing what can be achieved when you set your mind to it.
Top 3 practical life tools to inspire others
1. Keep plugging away at your dream, no matter how long it takes, because all the little bits you do every day add up to the whole,
2. Sometimes you’ve just got to jump off that cliff and have faith you’ll land on your feet,
3. Share you story whenever you can because others are inspired by your passion and you don’t know who’s listening.