October has been a super busy month for me. I finally stopped procrastinating and with the help of the fabulous Carol at All Sorted, I booked the venue for my City Conversations event. With my co-host Sue Revell, we created an AMAZING online event taking place at the end of November. Every single speaker we approached said YES! with bells on!
I spoke at the London Baby Show. I attended the UKDEG Document Excellence Day. I volunteered at my running club’s 10k. I interviewed 6th Form students at a local school. I went to a rock ‘n’ roll wedding. I participated in Sue’s Find Your Flow Challenge. I took my head out the sand to sort out my mortgage. I ran an online class on how to nail it. I talked to BBC Radio Scotland. I signed up with a fab PR specialist, Carrie Eddins (and followed her amazing adventures in NYC). I planned out my #NailItNovember campaign. And I cuddled my 4 week old nephew for the first time (after two major heart operations).
On top of all that (other than a two week half term break), I committed to a 30 Day Blogging Challenge in October with the amazing Sarah Arrow (now one of our fabulous On The Tipping Point LIVE! speakers). What Sarah and Kevin don’t know about blogging and online visibility, quite frankly it’s not worth knowing. Their knowledge, their support and their generosity is fabulous. I have been blogging for nearly 6 years now and I go through their challenge at least once a year.
It’s all about training that blogging muscle. Just like training for a marathon. The more you blog, the quicker you get.
My most popular blog posts in October
Here then is a quick round-up of my most popular blog posts in October as part of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge with the Arrows.
Amazed this was my popular post – it’s all about looking after yourself first and learning when to say No. Read more here.
A little more insight into my personal experiences of perinatal mental health issues. Read more here.
London City in photos. One of the most amazing cities in the world. Read more here.
My thoughts and observations inspired by the UKDEG event. Read more here.
This is what drives me nuts and really annoys me when ambitious women are jobhunting and how we play down our talents and strengths. Read more here.
When you are jobhunting and even if you’re not, I share my top tips on how to attract the right people and the right opportunities to your LinkedIn profile. Read more here.
Several of my October posts focus on the challenges of networking in a blatant bid to win you over and persuade you of the value of networking. There’s a reason … I’d love you to join me at City Conversations at the end of the month. Read more here.
So many people ask me how I manage to plan my online courses and particularly my LinkedIn Challenge so effectively. Partly it’s my background, but mostly it’s down to my generous use of sticky notes. A strategy you can use too for your career success. Read more here.
There’s nothing like a bit of straightforward talking from like-minded women who know you, and aren’t afraid to ‘say it like it is‘. I’m one of those fast-moving, action-taking, ideas-generating women who likes to get things done. Now. Everything. Immediately. I have to force myself to slow down. To wait. To be cautious. To remember that simplicity is beautiful. Read more here.
That’s my October round-up and my most popular posts for ambitious women on career, confidence and leadership. If you like my style and like what I write about, subscribe to my blog and you’ll get an email each time I post.
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