Blog Author Mellissah Smith - Page 37
Isn't 60 the new 40? Aren't the people past retirement age now more active, fit and looking a lot more fantastic?
Business for some, like myself, is important. How people see me in business is imperative to the success of the company and for that reason alone, I am mindful of what I do and who I am seen with.
Many of us crave stability in our lives, yet when something becomes too stable, we reject it or think that something is wrong.
It challenges me to talk about my roots because there are some things you keep personal. I have grown so much over the past 42 years, as we all have, and I don't particularly like that shy, intimidated young girl that I once was. And there are many people that remember that girl well.
I visited my first boss, who reminded me of that. He said I had changed so much. He was right. He remembers me as the Catholic girl from Charters Towers, who was so shy that I use to put my finished work in my in-tray hoping miraculously that someone would take it out and give it to the right person.
I've made a few trips up North to speak with locals, potential startups for the incubator, Politicans and alike. I grew up in Townsville and Charters Towers, so this project is especially important to me.
It's been an interesting visit to say the least.
The realisation that everything isn't as it should be is startling. It is also very confronting. People are literally fighting for their survival.
I was kindly invited to a number of International Women's Day events today and declined, as I do every year since the first time I went to one and watched a number of women stand up and talk about "how good they are" or "how the glass ceiling existed as they climbed the ladder."
It disgusted me
So many entrepreneurs have amazing ideas. True. So many them never see them through. Fact.