Mary Beard has since told me she doesn't think she'd be too good in the role but I think she'd be superb. So if not her, who would you nominate?
Many people spend a great deal of time and energy trying to control their lives, careers, partners or loved ones to achieve the outcomes they desire and this is often the path to unhappiness and disappointment. It is only by taking the braver course of letting go, with all of the uncertainty which that entails, that you can thrive in a state of flow and enjoy lifes rich surprises and texture.
My family is from the north of England where any showing off or revealing of brilliance could be met with ‘Don’t make yourself out to be more than what you are!’ But if you are to follow the advice ‘fake it until you make it’ you kind of have to ‘make yourself out to be more than what you are’ make anything work. The truth is you can’t do ANYTHING of brilliance in life, if you don’t step into a whole load more belief then evidence!’
Is it possible in this day and age to have a baby and a career?
78% of women are considering a new adventure, starting their own business, turning away from corporate environments where they feel they have to conform to succeed.
Read on for this quick confidence tip. In brief, shut up...
30 Days of Adventure: Write Your own Marketing Plan. It's something we women are supposed not to be good at but...I dare you to blow your own trumpet!
Any survey will tell you, women do not blow their own trumpets when it comes to selling themselves at interview. Indeed, I have some great women signed up to deliver my RenewYou programme but a significant majority of them will tell you that they hate the marketing bit and really like the delivering bit. So much so that I've hired an exclusive marketing coach for my trainers! Read on for some ideas to play around with marketing yourself in your month of adventures!
30 Days of Adventure. Why not become an MP? Speak out about your passion... Caroline Lucas did and what a role model she is. She's absolutely fabulous. Read and be inspired!
Caroline Lucas would love to see more women in the UK Parliament. Not only is she a rare female MP, she is the only elected memeber for the Green Party. I interviewed her a few weeks before parliament recessed, and this is her adventure. Dare you follow?
Lucy Atkins has written a fabulous first novel, The Missing One. It gripped me from beginning to end so I was very keen to find out more about the writer. We had fun doing this interview and I hope you enjoy reading it. There's some good advice too, for aspiring novelists!
Job-hunting for young people - 8: "Interviews make me sick with nerves so I never show my best side."
Nicola Morgan understands teenage stress as well as anyone - she's even written a book about it. Now she turns her understanding towards helping them relax at job interviews
Number 8 – Bring in the Experts - Delegate All the successful women I know are good at delegating. Lots of the women I know who struggle on being good enough have not yet learned how to delegate and/or bring in the experts. They usually have enormous potential but have not learned how to make the most of it as they are simply too busy.