Since starting the business a few months ago, I have started to explore a multitude of different avenues around calm, wellbeing, self-care and resilience which has been fascinating and supported the development of my blog and Instagram page. I’ve also personally had a very difficult year as I’m going through a divorce and am waiting on surgery for my back (slipped disc) so it’s been as much as a personal learning journey as well as a commercial one.
One of the new platforms I have been exploring is podcasts – I actually found Women’s Business Club from listening to the Focus series by Marriott Hotels hosted by Pandora Sykes 🙂 Listening to Holly Tucker, founder of Not on the High Street, on another podcast, Secret Leaders, she mentioned her new business Holly and Co where she wants to become a cheerleader for small businesses. I then discovered her podcast, Conversations of Inspiration and through that that the ad break is sponsored by Natwest and Holly runs a competition for small businesses to submit a short advert. The winner’s adverts are played during the ad break during the weekly podcast.
I submitted my recorded advert a few weeks ago on my return from a hospital visit for my back! I thought that they would re-record it if I won! I was delighted to discover on Monday that I did win and Calm In A Box is the small business featured on this week’s Conversations of Inspiration podcast – no. 48! (They didn’t re-record it – but it doesn’t sound too bad!) It made my week!