When I was 21, I wrote a list of “30 things to do before I die.” Latin champion was on that list, among other things. Then in early 2010, I quit a highly paid corporate job to pursue my passions: ballroom dancing, a lifestyle job and a few personal projects. By the end of that year I achieved my BIG,… Read more →
As I write this post, we’re approaching week 10 since the launch of Woman.com.au on New Year’s Day. And it has been crazy! Since my last post on Launching Woman.com.au, we have made some giant leaps. The Agenda, the Woman.com.au calendar of events, now lists some incredible happenings right across Australia. It’s all thanks to our wonderful Ambassadors and readers… Read more →
As a marketing consultant and ahem… entrepreneur, I have truly learned that time is money. As someone who has come from a handsomely paid corporate job, I knew this intellectually. I traded my time for a regular pay cheque so I can pay my bills, live a good life and buy pretty things. When I decided to leave the high life and live creatively, my income also resembled the doodles of an artist – abstract and unfocused. You never know what squiggle of an income you’ll get the next day. However, there is a purpose to this lifestyle change, so I persevere.
“The fact is that many are called to write; yet few make it to published author let alone bestsellers. Why? Because there is more involved than simply scribbling a cute story on some paper, and reading it, complete with voice and actions, to your kids, their friends and yours. After all, your kids and your friends will (mostly) love anything you write. Either that or they don’t want to hurt your feelings.”
After a few high-heel wearing and power-dressing years in corporate (I would have easily won best-dressed if there had been one), attending meetings that eat up my day, managing the never-ending churn of campaigns, playing politics and fighting with the boys (it was a male-dominated industry) – experiences that I thrived on once upon a time, suddenly lost its luster.