Category Archives: Starting Flyinglady

Does it wet the bed? – 3 chapters available on Authonomy

After researching quite a bit and talking to other writers and some publishers, I realised that if I want my book to be successful, I have to prove that there is a market for it. But I’d also read that … Continue reading

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Why “Flyinglady”?

People often ask why I called the business Flyinglady Training.  It’s not really an obvious choice, is it? One of my first electric wheelchairs had a pink golf ball in place of the normal control stick because it was easier … Continue reading

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My Winning Founder Story

I recently entered a story writing competition with the Entrepreneur’s Circle about why I founded my business.  I am delighted to say that I won the competition – my submission follows: I was suited and booted and ready to impress.  It … Continue reading

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“Mum, why is that lady in a wheelchair?”

“Mum, why is that lady in a wheelchair?” It’s a question I’ve overheard being asked by innocent kids hundreds of times.  The child looks quite weary of me and I pretend not to be listening as Mum quietly explains I … Continue reading

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Jumping in at the deep end

At the moment I have a full time job with a local charity.  I’ve been there nearly 5 years to the day and although I’ve loved my job to a point, I need a new challenge and I finally feel I … Continue reading

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It’s in the family

As a child, my parents ran their own cleaning company and built up quite an empire.  Dad always told us, “You never make money working for someone else!”  He would spend his sundays doing staff rotas and every other evening changing … Continue reading

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