I have no academic qualifications but what I do have is a determination, perseverance and a desire to be the best I can be in whatever I do. I'm also not an athlete but my ballet training was as demanding as an athletes and I was always striving to become a better dancer. The whole country has enjoyed the success of the Olympic and now the Paralympic athletes who have worked and trained tirelessly for often several years to achieve their goals. Some have won medals, some haven't but every one of them has a determination to succeed, perseverance and a desire to be the best they can be. Many have had to overcome adversity but I just love their positive attitude and we could learn alot from them as a Nation by having their winning mindset in business and seeing Great Britain grow quicker. Patience, persistence perseverance and passion make an unbeatable combination for success and every competitor in the Games has these qualities.
I think we should strive to be the best we can be as women and as business leaders. We could learn alot from these athletes, be inspired by them and take their steely determination into our own businesses. Go that extra mile and have that competitive edge.
On Wednesday 26th August Judy Clements MP and Lena Samuels JP [of BBC Radio Solent] gave the Wessex Women's Network a most entertaining and interesting talk on being a Magistrate. The next meeting is on Tuesday 25th September when Chrissie King will give us an insight into her life from model to artist.
The Cloud Hotel is once again taking part in 'The World's Biggest Coffee Morning' on Friday September 29th from 10-15 to 11-45am. All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support please come along, bring your friends and help us to raise as much money as possible for this very worthwhile charity.
This year we are holding a Christmas Dinner for members and their partners on Friday December 14th 7 for 7-30pm and all the proceeds will be going to Macmillan Cancer Support. The price is £30-00 per person and will include a three course Christmas Dinner and all the trimmings. The Highcliffe Junior Choir will start the evening off with a selection of Christmas Carols. Book early as places are limited. Payment is either cash or Cheque made payable to Macmillan Cancer Support.
If you would like to meet up with friends or business colleagues why not meet at the Cloud Hotel and you can now enjoy cappuccino, latte or espresso coffee in one of our lounges, the conservatory or the secluded garden when it's fine!
I look forward to seeing you