If you’ve ever used the phrase ‘life just got in the way’, you need to hear the remarkable story of Mandy Hughes. As a parent carer to a daughter with complex needs, Mandy has been in and out of hospital more times than she cares to remember. As a result, she had to make the tough decision to give up her hairdressing business to put her daughter first.
She’s experienced the struggles of being a single parent, suffered a devastating house fire, and is in a daily battle with her dyslexia (a battle she is most definitely winning, we might add! 💪). It’s safe to say, life’s struggles most definitely get in Mandy’s way.
Far from accepting her lot, Mandy decided to be the change and created the Bubble Hub, a community project and networking destination for parent carers in her hometown of Builth Wells in Wales. You wouldn’t know it to look at her today, but Mandy was a self-confessed technophobe before she discovered TechPixies a year ago. However, thanks to our training, she’s Jackie Chan-ned those ANTs into the long grass 🥋 and discovered exactly what she’s capable of.
Here’s why you need to tune in
If you’re a parent to a disabled child, you’ll resonate with what Mandy has to say. Perhaps you’re a single parent and will appreciate the challenges she faced. If you have dyslexia and have let it hold you back, Mandy’s actions will have you jumping up to give her a virtual high-five. 🙌 And if you need a reminder of why it’s important to live in gratitude, this episode will leave you feeling like you can take on the world.
Here’s what to listen out for:
[01:32] Mandy talks about her life as a parent carer.
[03:58] Mandy reveals what it means to be a recipient of a TechPixies scholarship.
[05:56] Learn why Mandy decided to set up the Bubble Hub.
[10:28] How to think outside the box when it comes to dyslexia.
[15:10] Hear Mandy’s advice for single parents.
[20:20] Why it’s important to live in gratitude.
[24:30] The ‘Be, Do, Have’ model.
[27:00] Joy describes the power of unwavering faith.
[32:00] Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
[34:05] Why you need to celebrate the small wins.
So, hit play now and be prepared to be blown away by a woman who is a light for us all. 🌠
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
Kyle Cease – The Illusion of Money
Michael Neill – The Inside-Out Revolution
Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich
Richard Dotts – Dollars Flow Easily To Me
James Clear – Atomic Habits
Ray Dalio – Principles: Life and Work
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