I deleted instagram and facebook from my phone for 90 days — and survived

I had a serious addiction to my iphone. Every time there was a lull in my day, whether it be I was standing in a line, waiting for a plane, having a meal and the other person left the table, whenever I was left with nothing but me and my thoughts, I would pick up my phone and head straight to facebook and instagram. The worst part was, I rarely even realised what I was doing, such is the ingrained nature of habit.

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I'm breaking up with my phone

It was over two years ago that I signed the contract to sell the business that I had been building for 12 years. I stayed on for 19 months after as part of the sale deal so after the sale, there wasn’t really that time for a “break” because I was employed by my own company. When I finished up in February, I had already started a couple of new businesses and had no desire to stop because truth be told, I love my work.

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Live life your way

Next week I finish at Begin Bright, the company that I started in it’s first form nearly 14 years ago. It’s a strange feeling to know that something that I have gone to sleep nearly every night thinking about and wake up dreaming about and constantly try and work out ways to make it better, is just done.

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The possibilities of a new year

Happy New Year! Absolutely nothing changes than the date on the calendar but there's something very special about the year ticking over and having the chance to draw a line in the sand to reflect on how the previous 365 days has been and consciously choosing whether you want to alter anything in the coming 365 days. 

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What defines a real man in the age of equality?

Today is a pretty momentous day in our household. It’s my husband’s first day back at work after 4 and a half years off and while many women take time off to care for their families when they have young children and a working partner, it’s not all that common for men and it’s something I’m feeling particularly grateful for today.

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DWEN Conference - Day 1 wrap up

The 8th Annual DWEN - Dell Women's Entrepreneur Conference in San Francisco. My highlight of the day was Nely Galan, and of course dancing after dinner with women on the dance floor ranging from 10 - 70 years old from all over the world! So much fun.

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When I'm away

Last week I was at a Business Chicks breakfast and was speaking to an awesome woman who had a 10 month old baby and who used to have a growing and thriving business but since her baby was born, she's been struggling to keep up. This isn't because of the amount of work, she has a great team in place and a supportive family to help at home, it's because of the guilt she feels.

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