Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Success is a habit

Success is a habit

After over 10 weeks of running - in my preparation for the Manchester 10km run, I keep returning to this quote for inspiration. Now I can’t tell you that I am now able to run 10km but I can say that the consistency of following a programme is helping me to improve my distance and pace.


Great Manchester Run 10k
Source: Forever Manchester



I’m sure we can all think of times when we had to do something over and over until eventually, we are successful; like studying for a test at school or starting a new job: at the beginning it seems hard to keep doing tedious tasks every single day, until one day a few months down the road you don't even notice it has become a habit. And that's how we form actions that lead to success by consistently doing the tasks we need to do every day to get to success. By starting and committing to what we started we can get to our destination.


When you form powerful habits you can have success in achieving your goals, whether they are health and fitness goals like mine or in any other areas of your life. Creating habits can help you to follow through with the goals you've set for yourself.


Beginners 10k running schedule
Source: Pinterest

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Powerful Illustrations to inspire girls into STEM

There is always more we can do to inspire young girls into STEM: Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics.  And like me, there are many women (and men) promoting STEM subjects to girls. It is through these advocates that women in STEM industries are gaining visibility and a voice to inspire the next generation.  


Together Totaljobs, and the co-founder of STEMettes, Jacquelyn Guderley, have created motion illustrations, each depicting the journey and biases many young girls endure in the early stages of their STEM journey.


Each illustration (shown below), is supported by inspirational advice [in the original article on Totaljobs], helping to dispel the stereotypes and gender boundaries.   


You can read Jacquelyn Guderley’s advice on how to smash the gender stereotypes here: Girls in STEM: Smashing the Stereotypes

Opening Doors


Women in STEM
Teachers, parents and mentors can all support and guide you through your first steps to STEM.

Looking Beyond the Labels 

Thursday, 23 February 2017

To get what you want, you’ve got to know what you want!

It's already nearly the end of February 2017 and you probably started the year by writing your goals down, the usual: get fit, get a (new) job, start saving, start a new hobby, learn a new language...etc but did you write these because that's what you want or it's what you feel you should aim for at the beginning of every year: To be healthier, wealthier and generally better than last year.

Get what you want
Get what you want.

Question: What do you really want?

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy 2017 friends! 

I hope you've written down your goals for the year and got started on them. I certainly have. And I will be keeping you updated on them soon! Look out for some new changes on the blog this year, as I've got a lot of surprises in store.


First one being a FREE printable download for you: My 2017 Goals.
2017 Goals Printable

Monday, 3 October 2016

How to be happy and organised: My top 10


The older I get the busier I am and that’s certainly true for most people… well… most of the time – or it might be the fact that we have more responsibilities now. (Compared to when we were young). Sometimes we can get so busy that we forget what is really important? For me; things like networking, attending courses/workshops, socializing and work – these are the things that pull me in many different directions.


I enjoy meeting new people, learning new skills and being out of my comfort zone (face a fear- right!). There are endless, events, workshops, programs…etc and before long all of my free time is gone. So I wanted to put a little more effort into doing what is most beneficial for my own well-being, personal growth and happiness. And to be honest I just got feed up of being pulled left, right and centre by everything.


Being happy

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Stop worrying about what other people think



Do you ever feel like sometimes you are so concerned about everything and everyone else that you forget about taking care of yourself?

August has been a challenging month for me: ups, downs and everything in-between. In both my personal and professional lifethey have been extremely demanding of my time, skills and capabilities (more like a complete shake up in my work-life balance). Although I had a lot to deal with I still felt that I had to complete and attend to all my regular commitments as normal.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Real Women in STEM: Jacky A.




The power of the internet has made this happen. Jacky (currently in Australia) and I met through a mutual Facebook group that focuses on personal development. After spotting each other as engineers in the group we connected and started exchanging emails.

She is a real woman in STEM and this lady is definitely one to watch - a female engineer with a great future ahead.


Bio: My name is Jacky Ayo-Opio. I am 22, and an engineer. I love all things creative - sketching, 
painting, braiding, designing and building; and all things active - from running to playing various sports, and random outdoor activities.

Picture 1 ( Right). Christmas in Uganda 2015 - I am of Ugandan heritage, I didn’t get to go there often as a child, however in the last 6 or so years I have gone every 2nd year with my parents and brother. It is a place that is, though unfamiliar, has a feeling of belonging, because it is where my family is from - it is such a strange feeling to hold about a place. This photo was taken in my dad’s village, and I just love the happiness that seen on my face mid-dance.


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