Well where do I start?
Firstly I need to thank the EWAV team who have been keeping this blog up-to date with all our news it's been a very busy year. When I decided to set up the blog, the main aim was to use it has a means to keep people in the know with what is going on, but also to use it to vent my frustrations if need be :). But thankfully that wasn't necessary at all.
I think a blog can be used to replace the diary, I mean 'personal diary'. Remember that book we used to all have storing our secrets, wishes, issues and so on. But thanks to 'social media' we can now use our 'blogs, fb, twitter' as some kind of diary but the difference is, it' won't be personal but opened to possibly millions of people. Oh don't I miss the good ol' days when folks kept their businesses to themselves and just get on with life, not airing it all to millions of overs. But hey it's all gravy.....welcome to the 21st century Lola.
Anyway enough of my boring story and lack of understanding to move on with the times. Let me say 2010 has been a remarkable year. We and I do mean we have had an exciting array of projects delivered and more lined up in 2011 and beyond. I have met some amazing and beautiful people that I would never have thought our paths would ever cross. I'm one who doesn't like to 'blow my own trumpet' but hey I really need to get in my head that I should be proud of the success I have achieved and not be embarrassed by it.Thanks to some people they have re-educated my thinking on this :)
I'm sure there are people like me who for reasons unknown work so hard at something, get it and then keep schumm, like it was nothing even though you know damn too well its the best thing ever. Gratitude is always at the top of my list, but broadcast is never on it. I'm kinda like a 'silent ranger' aim, fire, score, and then looks at it and moves on.....I seriously need to wake up :)
So hear goes - Below are two of my first ever 'personal' broadcasts got interviewed by a couple of entrepreneur blogs and websites. It was nice though therapeutic in a way because its not always I get asked personal questions about EWAV because its been hibernating, but in full action for so long but I 'Lola' have not been shouting from the rooftops about it.
A friend of mine said, ' Lola you better start getting used to getting yourself out there especially if EWAV begins to blow (which I must add is blowing very swiftly). I think maybe its my naivety or shyness or humbleness that makes keep schumm about what I do (really I dunno). I've always believed that you should let your business be the brand, not you. But really it boils down to what kind of business your in and maybe selling yourself is the way to get clients through the doors. Whichever way, if it means I have to sell myself to make EWAV blow much faster so be it :)
Come to think about it the good book does say that 'No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a bowl or hides it under a bed. A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
I wish 2011 brings a great amount of joy to all........
Anyway thanks for stopping by and reading this, it really means alot to me.
Lola Atkins interview with US entrepreneur business website
Lola Atkins interview with Award-winning Twenty-ten business blog