Hands up if you’ve ever thought a damp squib was a damp squid? 🦑 (Er, guilty!)
Or you’ve been on tender hooks rather than on tenterhooks? 🪝
Or, our personal favourite, something has to pass mustard rather than pass muster. 😂
The English language can be a mare to get right sometimes, which is why we love the latest book by wordsmith Sarah Townsend.
The Little Book of Confusables is a chunky, cute guide to all those words we often get wrong, and Sarah, the queen of confusables, is on the podcast this week to talk about some of her favourite (and funniest) word mix-ups. If you’re writing content, you NEED this book in your life, which is why we’re giving you an opportunity to get your mitts on a copy.
🎉 Yep, it’s competition time! 🎉
🌟 Comment on the YouTube version of the podcast episode to be in with a chance of WINNING A COPY of The Little Book of Confusables. 📚
✨ The competition closes on Monday, 27 March, at midnight UK time. Winners will be picked at random and notified by email; UK entries only. This competition is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.
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In the past week, I’ve been reminded about how fast time flies and the importance of leaning into your dreams.
15 years ago, I gave up on one dream (making an Olympic team) that I had been chasing for 2 Olympiads.
When I put my archery bow down for the last time, I was 8 months pregnant with my daughter. It was Olympic Gold Medalist @michelefrangilli’s father, Vittorio, who was coaching me at the time who talked me into it.
“Joy,” he said, “Go and enjoy your baby. You can always come back to archery.” Of course, being Italian, he knew the value of family.
It was as if I needed permission from someone else to stop shooting, even though in my heart I knew it was time.
One month later, my husband and I welcomed our baby girl into the world. My Mom told me the “days would be long but the years short.” And boy, was she right!!
I never got around to picking up the bow again… I got a bit busy building @techpixies!
I don’t regret stopping archery to focus on my family or to build a business that changes lives.
My daughter turned 13 last week and one of her dreams was to have a dog. As a small child she collected hundreds of dog stuffed animals. We even tried buying a real cat… but her dream of a #goldenretriever never faded. She is, like me, a DreamBuilder. So here we are… 13 years later, baby girl all grown up with a real live dog of her dreams.
I’m grateful to have the tools to lean into my dreams, and even more pleased that my children are leaning into their own dreams too as a result.
I’d love it if you’d come join me on our next LIVE vision workshop so you too can start leaning into your dreams… even if you don’t know how it’s all going to work out.
Signup at TechPixies.com/visionworkshop
Tell me more about your dreams in the comments below ⬇️
P.S. the amazing cake was made by my hubby!!! 3 cheers for Tim! Hip hip hooray!
Are you striking the #EmbraceEquity pose this International Women’s Day?
If so, join us as we celebrate #IWD2023 by reaching out to our incredible community of TechPixies – so diverse in life and career experiences yet ALWAYS championing the core values of supporting, empowering and elevating each other – to hear their thoughts on what this day of female solidarity means to them.
🙏 A special THANK YOU to these fab women for sharing their inspirational advice with us:
It’s #worldbookday and I want to give a huge shout out to @amyporterfield who was the first to show me it was possible to build an online business that impacts thousands of women’s lives my home (which was a blessing with children and lockdown!).
I have just filmed my 176th podcast which wouldn’t exist without encouragement from Amy. She taught me the importance of building a mailing list and how to change lives through digital courses.
Today, on World Book Day, her book 📕 is a New York Times best seller. I’m grateful to have learned from her and I’m so incredibly thankful to have her example to follow. Congrats superstar on not giving up when the going got tough and on showing all of us what is possible when you put your heart and soul into it.
This book will definitely be going to the top of the Joy Book Club list. Link in bio ➡️ @techpixies to grab the full list!