Posts tagged motivation
FEELING A BIT MEH? HERE ARE 10 STEPS TO GET YOU OUT OF A FUNK

Me and my friend Milly spend most days what'sapping each other about our respective businesses (and life). Milly runs a no-sugar-no-junk-no-nasties kids ketchup business called Kidchup - genius I know, I'd love to take credit for that name but alas I cannot. Anyway I digress. We spend the day talking to each other about life, business usually and every now and then we have to pull each other out of feeling a bit 'meh' as we like to call it.

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Why are us British so afraid of calling ourselves entrepreneurs?

During the week I was fortunate enough to be asked to speak on the Young Tech Talent panel at Guardian News event, activate 2013. A yearly summit of the best of the tech industry, and this year included speakers such as Vint Cerf (co-founder of Google), Danae Ringelmann (founder of indiegogo) and loads more. 

The night before, some of the speakers had been asked along to a networking event, where I met Director of Government Innovation and open data, Paul Maltby (who works in the cabinet office, aka next to No.10, cue me asking if his life was like In the thick of it). We chatted for a while with me not really ‘getting’ what he did, I have to admit I’d never heard of the term open data but I have a better understanding now. When I explained what I did, Paul said, ‘Oh! So how does it feel to be an entrepreneur?’

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