point will differ to
yours, but we’re all on a journey to find ‘better’
In May 2018, I lost one of the people
closest to my heart, my mother, to suicide
(that’s her pictured on the left). As tragic
as this experience has been for me… after
a lot of reflection, training and work on my
personal development, I have finally found
my purpose in life: to honour the memory
of mum by helping others preserve
their mental fitness.
Ambition shouldn’t equate to a life of imbalance
In my working life, I’ve always given high
importance to ‘working hard’ to achieve the
goals I’ve set for myself. I still do. However,
the ‘old me’ was working long hours,
travelling, constantly checking emails and
taking phone calls even outside work hours,
with a mindset of ‘always be closing.’ Over
the last few years, especially after mum’s
passing, my lifestyle ‘imbalance’ became
impossible to ignore.
It got to me.
A new outlook
A balanced and well-lived life is not just
about ‘working hard’ and achieving big
things in our sales career. I believe it should
embrace all the different aspects of
wellbeing; our social relationships, emotions,
purpose, engagement and accomplishment.
These wellbeing aspects contribute to our
happiness. And, our happiness positively
influences our energy, motivation and our
ability to succeed in all that we do.
Preservation is paramount
There’s a lot of work to be done in our
workplaces to improve mental fitness
preservation. I believe preservation is the key
to reducing the current demand on suicide
prevention organisations. If I can help one
person to achieve and maintain their mental
fitness and avoid experiencing a mental
health crisis (which can be brought on by the
stress and high expectations of work, then
I have honoured the legacy I long to
uphold for mum.
How we feel impacts how we perform
The health of your team should be of your
prime concern. I’m here to help you curate
your workplace culture to embrace Mental
Fitness practices that will help reap the
benefits for both you and them.