My Talk at Stylist Live 2018 | Nicky Raby

This is definitely one of my 2018 career highlights:

PODCAST: Episode Eighty Six with Mark Leruste

As the Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of The Unconventionalists, Mark Leruste is on a quest to help mission-driven organisations and leaders clarify their purpose to better inspire and lead their people. 

Mark previously served as Country Manager at the Movember Foundation, where he helped raise €2.8 million for men’s health and inspired 110,000 fundraisers to sign up, winning multiple awards along the way.

Regularly featured in the media, from The Guardian, Metro, Shortlist, VirginStartup to Elle, he is also the host of The Unconventionalists podcast, a 5-star rated show on iTunes listened across 100+ countries and his videos have been watched over a million times on social media.

Listen to the episode below:

To find out more or to watch Mark's popular TEDx talk "The Power of Purpose", go to here

And here are all his social media links:

Website 
Instagram
YouTube
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

A slightly ranty, alternative Christmas

An alternative, slightly ranty Christmas story... Today I have been asked by three different women whether I was ready for Christmas. When I said no and stated that I hadn’t done anything... I received looks of horror, distain and panic. 'I finished two weeks ago...glad it is all out of the way' was one of the replies. 

Now I know Christmas is a busy time of year and it is good to be organised, however it is only November. Of course, I want to create and be part of a lovely Christmas but I want to do other things too. 

I still have lots of work to complete, clients to serve and planning to do for 2019. That is how I can make a difference. I can also have a carpet picnic with my son and my man that they love any day of the week- our best day of the year doesn't have to be the 25th December. With a death in the family last week, there will definitely be more reflection this year. 

Judging another woman about her Christmas prep is one way we will all stay small. Due to societal pressure we will convince ourselves that we are behind, imperfect, disorganised or a shambles. We are not. There is plenty for time... until Christmas and for what we want to do. I doubt these three women would have asked this question to men. 

When we get caught in this cycle of worthiness being equal to perfection, this is when we don’t progress. We don’t launch the business, make the move, write what’s on your heart or do the things we really want to do. 

We get trapped in busyness, overwhelm, small talk and looking side to side instead of what’s in front of us.


I’m sure those who asked did so as a simple conversation starter. Or maybe they didn’t. Either way it made me think.



PODCAST: Episode Three with Bex Walker, Founder of Bexfast

E P I S O D E E I G H T Y T H R E E live with lovely Bex founder of @bexfast_ She has the most almighty Kickstarter running at the moment... she wants to move her food business from her house into a kitchen so she can scale and give more people an excellent breakfast. Her story is so inspiring and heart warming and she’s just such a lovely person.