March 2016 - Marketing Eye
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.
For me, this year is about Abundance. Its about sharing a lot of what I know, giving all I can in all areas of my life, and helping others achieve and reach their goals as well.
I’ve always felt that I’ve lived with abundance, even as a kid I had the sort of personality that led me to help, share, and try to look at the “bright side of life”. But this year I decided to step it up a notch, and actively consolidate my abundance philosophy across all aspects of my life and business in a tangible way.
Here’s how I’m doing it, and you can do it too:
The other day Marketing Eye Atlanta, as a team, decided to take the Myers Briggs personality test. What an eye-opening experience this was for all of us. We came to the conclusion is that our team is very diverse. Before taking the test some personality traits were obvious, but others were hidden talents that had not been discovered until completion of this test. Not only was the test great for gaining more insight into our co-workers personalities but it was valuable for personal reflection.
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.