First on stage at the inaugural Northern Power Women event in Leeds was Interim CEO of Reclaim Project, Cheryl Latham. A talk centred around how people can better themselves when pursuing change, Cheryl set out three key battles that every change-maker must overcome to succeed.
1) Perception of Others. You cannot do anything about what is on someone’s to-do list, you can only do things on your own. Leave the perceptions and do what needs to be done.
2) Your Own Head. Worry, stress fear, we all have these emotions when we are out of our comfort zone. How do you get around them? Battle your own head and buy a ticket, you might not win but you will win the game.
3) Your Support Network. Much more difficult to make change without the support of those close to you. So, prioritise whose opinion really matters to you, and only choose those who believe in you.
If you want to make a change, keep these three battles in your mind, and it will become easier.
Cheryl wants to continue growing her business, giving people in the UK a good deal. The main goal? Lighting up Africa. An inspiration in words and actions.