Are You Wearing Your Crown?

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Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 20.45.17I’ve been overwhelmed in the last couple of weeks by the power of Gin! No, not just the drink, but the Mummy’s Gin Fund group on Facebook, it’s the epitome of collective power, so I was honoured to be asked by Helen, founder of Mummy’s Gin Fund to run some workshops to help mums either find a job you love or start a new business.

The response was immense and places were sold out within a week, with a waiting list created to deal with demand!

What wasn’t a surprise however, was the level of skills and passion of the attendees at both events. We had a broad range of mums from all sectors including photographers, marketing consultants, teachers, charity workers, social carers and PAs to name a few, all looking for advice and guidance to take forward their ideas to start a business or find a job they love.

Wine in tea cupWe began the with networking with other like-minded parents then identifying transferable skills from parenting and soon the workshops were buzzing with ideas and input from the floor. As well as drinking wine from tea cups, participants were encouraged to think about where they wanted to be in a years time, and what they were doing *today* to get there.

After this, we moved on to confidence techniques and motivational strategies to help keep focused and looked at ideas and the steps required to move forward.

Our most popular confidence technique by far was to ‘always wear your invisible crown’, proving that, however you feel, you should always hold your head up high and take those small steps to personal success.

Home and KidsWith fantastic feedback and commitment from the group, along with a kind donation of £144 to Bliss, the workshops could not have gone better! This money will be used to support parents and families of babies born too small, too soon or too sick. Bliss are MGF’s chosen charity of the year and we look forward to supporting them throughout the rest of 2016. Huge thank you to the lovely Church of the Good Shepherd and gorgeous Home&Kids shop and cafe for hosting us so brilliantly.

Finally, now our whistles have been wet, MGF on the lookout for other workshops to inspire, challenge, teach and entertain our members. What would you like to see added to our calendar? Would you like to work with us to host an event?

Remember ‘Always wear your invisible crown!’

Jane x

 

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Founder of MGF, Helen is a mum of four who spends way too much time on the interweb and not enough time in bed. She loves wearing her dressing gown, car boot sales and watching TV programmes featuring food. Her specialist subjects include 'how to overfill your car boot' and 'how to avoid dusting'. Follow her at Twitter: @Ginfund, Facebook: @MGFund, Instagram: @mummysginfund and online: www.mummysginfund.co.uk.

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