Category Archives: Personal Stories

The 30 Day Blogging Challenge Review

A little delayed in writing this review blog but, I very much, wanted time to reflect on my 30 days of blogging on The 30 Day Blogging Challenge. I have to say that it was much more of an intensive and growing experience than I had ever expected.

So, I hear you ask, who is Sarah Arrow?  Sarah started blogging to save a business and it worked!  She created her first blogging challenge back in 2007.  She’s been Continue reading The 30 Day Blogging Challenge Review

Are you too nice?

Many years ago I was told by a very close family member that I was “far too nice” and that “nice gets you nowhere in life”.  They followed this on with a little snigger and then laughed at the same time as calling me “Nicky, nice”.  I remember at the time thinking what a rotten thing to say to someone, and I was really quite shocked that someone I cared about would level something like that at me as I had always considered being ‘nice’ as such a good quality to have. Continue reading Are you too nice?

Chelmsford Essex then and now

Chelmsford, Essex, is my hometown and has changed immensely since I was born at my parent’s home on the outskirts of the city, many moons ago. It is probably best known for being the birthplace of radio with the first wireless factory being built in 1899. Marconi was by far the biggest employer in the area until its decline in the 1980s. Marconi was also the place where I found my first job. Continue reading Chelmsford Essex then and now

Oh no it’s Blogger’s block!

So your blog writing is going swimmingly well for days and you seem to be on a roll and then all of sudden you hit blogger’s block! It happens to the best of us, I can vouch for that! I had two pages of titles of blogs I could write about on my A4 pad at the side of my desk, just like a good student of Sarah Arrow’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge should, so I really didn’t think this could ever happen to me. However, just over a week ago Continue reading Oh no it’s Blogger’s block!

Sometimes it is not all about earning money

When I started my Network Marketing business, little did I realise that it sometimes isn’t all about earning money!  I have been pleasantly surprised to find my business has developed into so much more than just a vehicle for earning an additional income.

Upon joining my company, where I market an on-line greeting card service which sends a real physical card, I didn’t think much further than it being an additional revenue stream which I would fit in with my other commitments.  I very much thought that my customers would be those who wanted to use the system personally to send Birthday, Christmas and other occasion cards to family, friends and others close to them.  It was great that straight away I had quite a few friends who could see the benefit of using a system like this and got me off the ‘starting blocks’.

As my company has very little presence in the UK (another great reason for joining) almost immediately lots of Distributors Continue reading Sometimes it is not all about earning money