Why it’s time for Me First

I published my first book — Me Time: The professional woman’s guide to finding 30 guilt-free hours a month — in 2014. It became a best-selling book and literally changed my life. However, a lot of additional life-changing and not-so-life-changing events have occurred in my life since 2014, all of which prompted me to update, enhance and push the concept of Me Time further — to embrace a state of ‘Me First’:

  • My marriage ended after 22 years, and I suddenly found myself a single mum to three teenagers. Everything I had planned for — my future, our collective future — was suddenly, and quite simply, gone. I personally needed to reframe.
  • The Universe, which I must say I had never previously held much store in, was watching closely and decided to give my business a bit of a nudge — thank you, Universe.
  • My beautiful mum passed away and left a huge hole in our family.
  • Having shared my framework — The 5 SMART Steps — with tens of thousands of people around the world, I have collected so many stories from amazing women, and so many incredible insights that I want to share with you. One of the best things about being an author of a self-help book, and working in an industry where your number-one goal is to educate and motivate people on how to change their lives for the better, is the number of people who willingly share their personal stories with you. It is validating for me, but more importantly, it provides me with so many extra data points I can share ...

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