The Revolution of a Broken Heart

Last week in Sydney I attended a Female Founders Panel from General Assembly + Women's Agenda, Angela Priestly, founder of Women’s Agenda, was interviewing four inspiring entrepreneurs on their startup journeys and beyond. Angela started the conversation by asking: "What was the turning point in starting your own business?”  The responses ranged from being diagnosed with breast cancer to having to place a value on what salary range one was anticipating in a new job. The question got me thinking; what had been my turning point? A couple of years ago I was in a bad way. A loving relationship had ended suddenly and badly. I was brokenhearted, desperately sad and adrift. Not knowing how and what I was going to make of my life on my ...

Your New Moon Revolution: January 2015

Wherever you find yourself on the planet as you read this GlobalWoman, sometime in the next few hours (GlobalWoman times below) marks the arrival of the first new moon of 2015. On the day of the new moon, the moon and sun rise at the same time. In astrology speak, the Sun and Moon are conjunct for only a brief moment yet the potentiality of the new moon lasts for a few days. We can’t see the new moon in the sky, but we can sense her emergence in our psyche. Perhaps an idea appears, clarity emerges, a window opens to reveal an 'Aha' moment. Simply put, we come out of the darkness and are energised and engaged for the next lunar cycle ...

I started a revolution. My own.

For a long time I had a vision. For an equal length of time I was in fear of success and failure in equal measures - fear of stepping out, or not. I was afraid both of taking a risk AND not taking a risk. Day to day, my mind would swing between the two poles of action vs inaction. Vision and fear. Most days, fear won. Fear of being judged; judged for creating something that was less than ‘perfect’ or judged for not creating anything at all. Afraid to power up my own revolution of playing big in the world. My well worn excuse? “I’m not quite ready.” A deeper frustration was people would tell me how brilliant I was at what I wanted to ...