Amelia Lee – on like-minded networks and meaningful friendships.
“Connections means building a network of real and meaningful friendships (regardless of geography) – where we can inspire and support each other in not only our business challenges, but in our lives also.”
What does the word CONNECTIONS mean to you?
Now that I work in my own business from home, connections means building a network of real and meaningful friendships (regardless of geography) – where we can inspire and support each other in not only our business challenges, but in our lives also. These people are my village!
How do you stay connected with the right people?
For a start, you find them in the right places. Those that move in like-minded networks. And then I work hard at keeping in touch. It can be as simple as a text message – but I find it’s about remembering them as I learn and grow, and connecting them to info and people they might find helpful – and supporting them in their journey.
What empowers you?
Everything is figure-outable! I am very involved in the work of The Hunger Project, and as you meet women and men ending generations of hunger and poverty, you see resilience and tenacity on a level that humbles you. I have written on my wall “What would it look like if I lived a life of no excuses?” It’s far from easy to always live this way, but it’s a reminder of how much we sabotage our own journey.
What significant connection has influenced/inspired you recently?
Most recently, it is my friendship with Siobhan Doran of Thread Publishing. This friendship has grown from the amazing Women in Focus (CBA) community. She inspires me with her generosity, and her passion for sharing the stories of so many people and business owners using their business as a force for good. She always has a kind, supportive word to say, some great advice, and a belief in others that is inspirational.
What’s the best self-indulgent treatment you’ve ever had?
I once won a 3.5 hour treatment package at O’Reilly’s Day Spa. At the time, I had 2 kids under 3, was pregnant with our third, co-owned an architectural practice and we were doing a massive renovation. It was an incredible escape and such a treat to be pampered like that.
What do you do when you are in the mood to spoil yourself?
I just try to take time out and do nothing! Get away from screens, sit in the sun, go for a wander. I always feel the pressure of being productive with my time – so if I go to the hairdressers, I take work material to read etc. To just switch off is such a luxury.