260. Listening to badass female bosses


You may have noticed I haven't posted in a while.



When I started this project it was always meant to be fun and 260 days in it very much still is. One of the reasons I think it's stayed that way is because I've never allowed it to become the monkey on my back. It was a project born out of wanting to make my world feel better and I've never let it feel anything other than a gift. If at any point it's started to show signs of becoming something I resent (usually when I'm ill) I've had a policy to pause the flow of activities and just focus on being better.


So when I got offered a spot in the Zinc business building cohort, and after doing my research on what would be expected of me for it, I made a decision to pause The F---itlist for the entire month of October. This would make sure I could focus at this crucial, information rich bootcamp phase and not start hating this list for being the thing I HAD to do when I was tired at the end of the day.


So that's what I did and I've been missing it terribly. And I'm really excited to be back seeking out fun adventures and gathering buddies.


Tonight, it felt quite apt that I spent the evening at a new women only members club listening to some awesome female entrepreneurs. They were talking about the passion behind their companies and how to upgrade something from being a side hustle to your main focus.


Shope Delano, (sustainable fashion expert), Farah Kabir (co-Founder of Hanx, the design-lead condom brand for women) and Marieke Syed (founder of Snackzilla, disrupting children’s snacking) spoke about the challenges of founding a mission led business but conversely how it was also the most incredible thing they had ever done. I left feeling excited for both my career and this side project because when you love two things this much, how can they fail.


'Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t. So that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.' Unknown source.

Project sponsored by ViaVan, the fair priced taxi system.

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