The last few weeks have taken me to some interesting places and put me in touch with several new contacts who have inspired as well as educated me.

BelfastMichelle Mone was also a fellow speaker at a businesswomen’s conference, and it was interesting to hear the latest instalment in her business journey.  Michelle featured in my last book and one of her tips was to keep your feet on the ground, not matter how successful you get and her presentation reflected this.

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Ireland – The IrishBusinessWomen.com conference was really a lot of fun – lovely people, great speakers and the “craic”.   I collected loads of commitment cards from the audience (they are cards I use to encourage people to write down an action they will take as a result of what they heard me talk about) so it will be good to follow up with those people in due course and learn what they have done…(or maybe not?) 

Have a look at the photos!


Jenny Bristow, Celebrity Chef, Internationally acclaimed author and TV personality spoke about how her business has developed from her desire to fit in work with family and to do what she loves. She runs a
number of enterprises from a beautiful farm near Cullybackey, in County
Antrim, where she lives with her husband and their three children.
One of her finest moments she recalled was when her book went to no1 in the best seller list putting Delia Smith’s book into no 2 place!

Cruise to Iceland – Amongst the lecturers was Roger Lovegrove, former RSPB Director for Wales and an inspiring person who couldn’t help but get you fascinated to learn more about the birds and wildlife that we were seeing.  A fantastic role model for nature and with loads of knowledge on the subject.  Made me think about those teachers at school that made a subject come alive…..

 

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(A chilly morning in Iceland)

All of this variety brought home to me the amazing ways in which people earn their living and do what they love at the same time.  So make sure you “do what you love and love what you do”!