Be so good they can’t ignore you.
I had the pleasure, earlier this year, to go along to the Business Chicks 9 to Thrive along with my gorgeous friend Kylie (who was lucky enough to score free tickets and asked me to come along, so super grateful for some of the lovely ladies who have entered my life in the last few years). And one of the highlights, well besides the experiencing Henna for the first time was getting to listen to one of the most amazing and dynamic speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure to watch.
Lorraine Murphy, head of The Remarkables Group, blazed on stage with a brilliant pink number (it totally matched the theme of the day) and I have to say that before I saw her speak, I didn’t know who she was. Kylie was excited though and I took that as a good sign. And as I listened to her speak, her still very thick Irish accent almost making me nostalgic for the Irish neighbours I had living next door for all of my childhood, but her spark and stage presence. My god.
She is a small woman, but she took up the whole stage, hell she even took up the entire building. But being trained by Jack Delosa of The Entourage, it was no surprise (also I didn’t know this name either, but I’m well versed now) that she rocked it. Her talk was to the point, she used her time so freaking well and I took all of her points down without hesitation, so when there was a chance to meet her and buy her book after, I was there.
Being a writer I get a kick out of any sort of written book that gets scribbled on by the author. My first ever book signing was Tara Moss (count that I’ve seen her at like 4 times in person, we shared a moment over Bogey), since then I’ve added Matthew Riley, Alice Robinson, Amy Espseth (both former lecturer kicking some butt) and now Lorraine Marks. My list isn’t as long as I’d like to be I’ve also managed to purchase signed copies of books by Melissa Ambrossini and Lisa Messenger but it’s not quite the same, is it?
I just finished reading her book and I have to say that without a doubt it’s one that no entrepreneur should be without, I’m putting it on my shelf right next to Lisa’s books because the tips in here are invaluable and even though I’m not up to a lot of them, it’s nice to know that someone has tried and tested many things before me can give me a starting point as well as ideas.
The book is broken down into chapters and within those chapters are practical points but what I really loved were The GSD (Get Shit Done) lists at the end that summarised each chapter. It’s a beautiful way to end a chapter.
I could go on and on about all of the things she pointed out but here are the points that she really honed in on.
- Get Organised
- Plan your week in advance
- Use your calendar religiously
- Get ready the night before
- Make future you less stressed
- Plan beauty appointments
- Be Courageous
- Feel the fear and do it anyway
- Practice Gratitude
These super short and very helpful three points are three things I have started to add into my everyday life and my business.
So now I ask you, what would be the one thing that you would tell your past self that you’re doing now to help lessen the stress for future you, let me know in the comments below.