When it comes to health and business, I've just about seen it all– in business, health and life!
My journey as an entrepreneur and businesswoman started in the late 1970s.After 7 years running a successful start-up kitchen business that grew to nearly 2M GBP turnover, I spent 12 years within corporate employment in the City of London, starting as an administrator for a consultancy firm within an accountancy practice. I then became head-hunted and progressed through several roles and firms to become CEO of a law firm and COO of a business consultancy with over 220 members, as well as running many projects as an interim to empower teams to achieve higher results. In 1997 I graduated with an MBA in Legal Practice from Nottingham Law School. I’ve since become a multiple #1 best-selling author across business, health and life topics. I host my own podcast and have mentored hundreds of individuals and businesses to become more effective, productive, efficient and healthier. To be considered as a guest on my Perfect Health and Bright Minds Podcast, feel free to book your self in if you have an interesting tale to inspire others either in business, health or life generally please click here
Now living in the beautiful balan
ced life in The Algarve, Portugal, I have often been referred to as a high achiever.
I blurred the lines between work and a balanced life in the past and in 2009 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and again in 2011
In 2015 I was given less than 1 year to live with stage IV Hodgkin´s Lymphoma, and I´ve since dealt with skin cancer on my face. I was also born with a kidney condition which I reversed naturally when I was around 44 years old, despite being told that the condition is incurable, and I would be on medication for life.
Over the years, I’ve studied and put sustainable strategies in place for myself and advised thousands of individuals to do similar.
My approach to life is unusual apparently. I don’t consider myself to have been ill through these episodes – merely inconvenienced. I enjoy a sense of fun, time in nature and am blessed with many friends – the best medicines in life are free!
Taking responsibility for our own health and wellbeing is so important and especially now that state healthcare is breaking down or non-existent in some countries.
When I am asked about my life, it´s very difficult to know where to start because I´ve had so many interesting experiences across many adventures. I left school barely 16 years old and worked in various offices until I started my first business aged around 22.I am now in my mid 60s, very happy and a picture of health.
I´ve broken many rules and taboos in business and life yet thrived and been copied. There´s lots more but the above are some of the key experiences and fond memories that come to mind. As you can see I get bored and need constant challenge.
I suspect that if I was assessed today I may be given a label of some kind – ADHD or similar?
Suffice to say that whatever happens to me, I am resilient and have huge bouncebackability – did I just make up that word?!
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