Today I attended the Venus Women’s Awards National Finals & one of the ‘bits’ was getting each winner to give their ‘nugget’ of advice / inspiring story.
N.B. Best acceptance speech was Helen Jenkins who spoke about chicken nuggets #winning
As I sat there waiting for my category to be called, I thought, what on earth would I say to a room of inspiring and successful businesswomen….. General business advice and motivational quotes on running a business just didn’t seem appropriate. I suddenly occurred to me, I knew exactly what I’d say, the 1 reason why I run my business & the core value of why I do what I do.
Unfortunately, I didn’t win my award category so never got to share my ‘nugget’ of wisdom. But, I’m a stubborn girl, and as I sit on the train on my way home I still feel that I need to say this, as it doesn’t just apply to businesswomen, but well…everyone.
Be in photographs.
Please. For your children, their children and beyond that. Leave something that they will cherish. Sometimes a memory just isn’t enough; you need to leave a souvenir. What better way to relieve those piercing blue eyes or that sparkling smile than in a photograph.
What would you grab if your house was burning down? I can’t speak for you, but I’d grab my family photo albums and I’m pretty certain you would too.