Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I am finally here. I’ll be honest and say I’ve spent the last few days (OK weeks), playing around with my themes, updating my “about me” page and basically doing an amazing job at procrastinating around the real job at hand…writing my very first public post!
I think the reason I’ve been avoiding writing the post, is the same reason why I want to start posting…. it’s all about the power of amazing communications. A few well chosen words can inspire a nation, and some badly chosen words can impact someone’s life forever. So knowing the power that words can sometimes have, I’m really nervous about sharing some of my own. However, I’m here, because the words are just about busting out of my head, they swim around while I’m the shower, while I’m trying to sleep and while I’m cooking the dinner…and I have to get them OUT! I am so excited and inspired by some of the transformations happening in the workplace around communications and social engagement, and all the ideas and inspiration I have needs to be channeled back out…or my brain is going to explode!
I’ve always been accused of talking too much, and spent most of my life trying to suppress this “very annoying” trait in my personality. I had an “aha” moment not too long ago, when I realised that writing down all my thoughts and ideas, has the same cathartic effect as talking them over with a colleague or a friend. So here I am, ready to download some of the thoughts swimming around in my crazy mind. My passion is communication and I’m particularly interested in how that skill translates in the workplace, why amazing leaders are always fantastic communicators and why it is a critical factor in whether you do or don’t enjoy your work . I can’t wait to share some of the stories from my career so far, there have been some really funny moments and some challenging times…although now I realise that those moments were a fantastic learning platform for where I am today.
I’m not entirely sure what the future of my blog holds and where I am going…but I know it’s a journey I really need to take. If a small tribe of followers want to watch the journey unfold, that would be awesome because I love the idea that maybe the little pieces of information from me, might start a spark in someone else and help them a little way along their journey too.
Hope to see you around here again soon xoxoxo
P.S That’s me with my favourite picture “She climbs mountains”, it’s up in my office and reminds me every day that everyone is capable of climbing mountains (even blog mountains!).