Women who inspire me are women who take risks. To start their own business or to at least try something regardless of failure. I'm not very tolerant of people who constantly say they want to do something and then never put the work in to achieve it. Maybe because I feel like I've worked my arse off to get where I am, so sometimes can't understand why others don't have the same drive.
Take women such as fashion blogger Laura Fantacci and Petro Stovberg, who recently started their own website Wardrobe Icons, which brings together the best wardrobe classics across the high street and designer. These women have put in so much work to make a great idea turn into an even better reality (It's not a plug but check out the website, it's great!).
I'm currently reading the story of Sophie Cornish and Holly Tucker. Heard of these girls? These are the brains behind the amazing website, Not On The High Street. Their idea to move from selling homemade gifts at markets into an online emporium, which last year turned over £100m, was genius. But it wouldn't have happened had these women not taken a risk (or five). It's reading about these sorts of inspirational women who have in turn pushed me to take my blog and print business to the next level.
I remember receiving a Facebook message from someone I went to school with not so long ago, explaining that having read my blog post earlier this year about being brave saying "Yes" more she had taken the plunge and started to run her own dance lessons in schools. She said I had inspired her, which is an incredible feeling, knowing that something you wrote or said inspired someone to do something which leads them to have a better life.
It's great to surround yourself with creative, brave, intelligent women (and men for that matter) and be inspired by what they are doing with their lives. Life is too short to be jealous or envious of someone else, so look at what they are achieving and go out and get yourself some. And better still instead of always looking to be inspired, why not become a woman who inspires someone else out there.
A random post I know, but sometimes a girls just got to write.