cultivating courage in your business and life.

I was that kid who was always muddy.

I loved adventure and taking risks. Skateboarding (awfully), surfing (if standing on a board for all of three seconds and then falling counts), singing Busted’s version of ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’ in front of my Brownie squadron in a so-embarrassing-I-can’t-possibly-describe-it top from Tammy (I got all of the words wrong and my Leader told me I should ‘leave the singing for the home’). I spent most of my weekends with my best mate on bike rides, pretending that we were two americans who had run away from home- every so often breaking into song and dance (yeah, I can’t really explain that in any other way than ‘too much Disney Channel’).

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you don't have to do it alone.

'You can’t do it alone and you don’t have to’, he said.

I had just had a humongous screaming and crying fit with myself over some lost orders, unpurchased envelopes for an upcoming order and lots of unanswered emails piling up. I was angry; angry at myself for not thinking ahead; angry at the post office; angry at my inbox for Just. Never. Stopping and angry at myself again for choosing to go down this path. The first year of LH design was a tricky one, nonetheless. But hearing those words uttered by my partner was, what I imagine, it feels like when you’re thrown a lifejacket after hours of being lost at sea -- alone, cold and exhausted.

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3 changes you can make to your money mindset

Money is a subject that we tend to shy away from. Maybe it’s because of Britishness or because we’ve grown up being taught it’s rude to talk about it- I don’t really know. What I do know is that it’s more than healthy to talk about money. In fact, it’s vital that we open up a dialogue about it so we can earn more and start living the life we want.

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