‘You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks’.
I’ve always been a chaser of ‘shiney new things’. Not so much material things as new experiences, opportunities and challenges.
’Never say no to an opportunity’, ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, ‘If it matters, you’ll always find time’.
Those mantras have shaped my personal life: run a half marathon, then a marathon, more marathons, the New York Marathon, compete in the Coast to Coast. Volunteer once a week teaching yoga, then twice a week, then three times, then four…
Why wouldn’t I? I love it!
Work has been the same. Any good project, development opportunity, chance to do something different, I’ll take it. Especially any chance to do something good in the world.
‘Shiney new thing paradise’
My last role was ‘shiney new thing’ paradise – delivering social good, leadership development opportunities, interesting new projects all around me.
Why would I say no to any of it?