When I was growing up, I dreamed of being a Magic circle Employment Lawyer. The black girl with proud African and British values, I was taught that a steady job and paycheck were the ticket to the relevance– but i was also taught that the sky was the beginning of my dreams.
I wanted it all — the top set in the board room, named partner the big paycheck, and a closet full of Louis Vuitton bags (I love bag). So I did the normal climb: I attended University (Kent) and majored in Employment relations knowing it would guarantee me a job out of university.
By the time I was 25, I was a graduate, a wife, a mum of 3 including a set of twins. From the outside, I was really “making it” — and my life seemed to make sense. I had worked for Nomad digital and PWC. The city dream was almost a reality. But on the inside, I wasn’t happy. I was sick of the endless meetings (Including Friday debrief), train journeys, and dissatisfaction. You see I always had an entrepreneurial flare and a passion to help local communities. So running a social enterprise was just the path for me.
So I went all in and started my own social enterprise teaching mums how to start a business. I started by running free webinars and workshops, here’s the thing: I didn’t stop doing other things, i was still working and selling business building solutions to sartups. It was so hard, I had to be the best wife and mum and I was still bulding a brand. I also wanted to help my community, I needed the right balance, i needed a fast an effective method. The 24 hour method!
And guess what? I have done this while being a wife, mum, local Councillor and member of my church choir (I love singing).