This month I've had the honour of being mentioned in the magazine 'Life in North Wales'. The article about succeeding in business names a few inspirational women from the area, of which I'm delighted to be included.
The article written by Penny Fray highlights what is needed to succeed. "What does success mean to you? To some it means making millions. Others crave power. Some just want to make the world a positive impact on the world. Achievement, in short, means different things to different people - but it never comes easy."
Karen Matthias (a psychology lecturer at Coleg Cambria, North Wales) sites one of the best definitions of success from Jefferey Sumber as "success is overcoming challenges, internal and external that at one time felt impossible or overbearing but with hard work and discipline I was able to rise above the fear or anxiety."
Poet Maya Angelou has an equally inspiring idea of it being about liking yourself, what you do and how you do it.
My business Bold Beanies develops products for those undergoing chemotherapy and hair loss. Created from need for the product myself and now manufacturing and worldwide shipping to others to help make a difficult time a bit more bearable. As a busy single mum to two girls, my business needs to be simple... but that's only possible with relentless persistence, hard work, social conscience and an unfailing belief in your service or product.
The magazine is still available to buy from the usual outlets and includes a wide variety of articles about the area and its people. Secret spaces to visit, how to write a novel and spotlight on Ruthin being a couple of my favourite reads.
See the digital version here :