Welcome each day as it comes, and every morning, make a note of four things that need to be actioned in order to take the small steps needed to make progress that day. Challenge yourself to complete the task you’re least confident with, or don’t really want to do FIRST!
TIP Have patience, work smart, show up for success. Be 100% present in each task!
Do this each day without procrastinating or putting it to the bottom of your list for later. Each step you act on and learn from will gradually increase your productivity. Whatever happens, embrace the excitement of uncertainty. This is a big part of being an entrepreneur, especially when just starting out.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I never fail to be inspired by each person and business that comes through our programme - they all have something unique to offer the world, and it’s so rewarding to play a part in each person’s success.
People who have enrolled on the Entrepreneur Academy in previous years have continued to work with us, and to grow in success, as well as brand new students just starting out.
What’s been especially great this year in particular, is seeing a boom in the number of black women stepping out in business to enrol on our courses for the first time, in order to scale up their existing businesses and to start new ones. These incredible ladies are fantastic role models, and it’s great to see them flourishing personally and professionally.
It is my absolute pleasure to give a special shout out to three of these amazing businesses. These are definitely ones to watch in the coming year…
Writing and launching a brand new range of children’s books Green Bean Collection that promote healthy living has been so much fun! We’ve also produced a range of adorable plush toys and merchandise along with the range of books, which have proved to be really popular. We’ve held book launches, and produced great promotional content, and my personal highlight from all of this is hands down, travelling around the UK on a book signing tour.
On the tour, I travelled to Halifax, Liverpool, Newcastle, London, Cheshire, Manchester, Trafford, Birmingham, Leeds, and York. I was blown away by how welcoming and positive the Waterstones staff were, and seeing the children have loads of fun with the books and toys.
Lots of love,
Anita Frost xxx
These are just a few of the best things about my year. I am already excited about what we have planned for 2019. I wish everyone a happy Christmas and New Year, however you decide to celebrate.
In our success, we are in a great position to be able to give a leg up to those who might be struggling in areas of life that we are thriving in.
Community Engagement is important to us as a business, and we are committed to giving back to those who need it, regardless of age, social status, gender or ethnicity.
It’s been my absolute joy to give something of value to help empower and encourage women in prison, children in hospital, and those in far-away countries who are in poor communities.
Back in September, I went with Editor/Content Creator Rebekah to visit Askham Grange Women’s Prison in Yorkshire, following a recent opportunity that came up to meet the prison’s head of education. We had the chance to be inspired by the stories and aspirations of the ladies who were determined to move on from mistakes they had made in the past, and to build a brighter and better future.
Being in hospital and being ill at any time in life is very difficult, but especially during childhood, when we are meant to be having fun and playing. This Christmas time, we have been visiting children’s hospitals in the local area, including Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool to bring some much needed festive cheer to kids who will not be able to be at home during Christmas. We did some story telling with the Green Bean series, followed by presents around the Christmas Tree.
In the New Year, there will be more visits like this, so look out on the website…
As well as serving the local community, we have been sending Green Bean books to community projects overseas in Kenya, Ghana, El Salvador and Togo. This is to help children begin learning to read, and to learn English, and fall in love with reading from an early age.
We have done this in conjunction with Compassion, a programme that operates by finding people to sponsor children in projects. Sponsorship provides children with everything they need to receive education, healthcare, food, and everything they need to live a great life.
Follow the link to the Compassion website to learn more about how Compassion and sponsorship works, and what you can to to help.
Lots of love,
Anita Frost xxx
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Rebekah Billingham editor and publishing manager for Anita Frost.
Rebekah's editing services cover www.anitafrost.com and Curricula & Co, a social incentive Founded by Anita Frost in 2014. www.curricula-co.org
Anita Frost a passionate educator who equips and guides you through simple and empowering techniques, through her authored book Dream The Impossible Dreams.
Book versions available for Ladies, Gents and Teenage readers.