Tonight I went out for a meal with my mentoring group. We wanted to meet and have a catch up, to see how everyone was getting on. It was really lovely to see everyone and to realise just how far we’d all come since we first joined the group. It was run by Kate Wilde from Engage with Business, who is really motivating.
I love interacting with other people who are facing the same challenges. I love being able to share experiences and also just have a good chat, which our meetings seem to always become. There’s often food involved, normally cake; but tonight’s meal was delicious!
When we first started, Kate got us all to fill out a card with three things we wanted to achieve in the six months the group met for. Tonight we got our cards back and I took mine with a small amount of trepidation. Had I done any of them? How much had I really achieved?
This was my list:-
- Create a London holiday that I’ll be proud and excited to market.
- Increase my marketing online. Reach out to more communities.
- Film a video about the holidays and how they work, show the fun.
I was delighted to realise that I was part way through each goal.
- I’ve started the London holiday, with two days written and two almost finished. The rest is planned and ready to write.
- I’ve been doing regular blogging here on my Holidays From Home Blog. I’ve also upped my Facebook interactions and I’m looking at ways to connect with more online support groups for things like carers, specific illnesses, anxiety, agoraphobia, fear of flying, as well as parents at home with kids looking for things to do to keep them entertained.
- I start a course a week on Monday learning how to do my own videos, so I’ll have some ready to upload and get out into the world.
It’s reassuring to know you’re on track with your goals and that you are going in the right direction. The coach I’m working with suggested having a book and keeping a list of my goals written in it, so I can check back to see when I achieve them. I have to do lists; but this sounds much easier to maintain and keep track of. Fun even! I’m sad that the group is over; but I’m sure we’ll all keep in touch, social media makes it so easy now. It will be great to watch people grow and to share my own progress with them.
You can check out their sites here. Loved it – www.lovedit.co.uk/ Second hand children’s clothes.
Rebecca Coulby Interior – www.rebeccacoulby.co.uk Kitchen, Bathroom, Interior Design
Wright Learn – www.wrightlearn.co.uk/ Driving Instructor
Gary Smith Property Solutions – I’ll add his site when it’s done.
Engage With Business – www.engagewithbusiness.co.uk/ – Business Coaching