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January’s Book of the Month – The Idea in You by Martin Amor

white and black wooden quote boardNew Year, new you? Do you have an idea in you, something you really want to achieve this year? A hobby, a project, a product … something that could change your life? The Idea in You is a  wonderfully inspirational book will help you unleash your ideas and make them happen. It comes highly recommended by Cath Kidston no less who describes it as ‘full of great practical advice for the budding creator’.  The premise behind this book is that we don’t lack ideas, in fact we all have an idea within us but what we lack is the confidence to make our ideas happen. This book will walk you through making your ideas happen.

Does it work? Well, it certainly inspired me to train as a fitness instructor in my late fifties, create a set of exercises using a hula hoop and then set up a little business running classes.  I have trademarked the name ‘Hoopercise’ and whilst I can’t give up my day job, I’m so glad I found the confidence to do it at all as it gave me a whole new focus, a small revenue outside of my main work and the possibility of changing career altogether in the not-too-distant future.

The advice is practical, positive and constructive, acknowledging that we often have a tendency to lack confidence in ourselves. This accessible little manual might not put you on Dragons’ Den as a multi-millionaire offering investment and advice (although it might!) but it could give you the motivation and encouragement to give your ideas a go. New Year, new you!



Carole Ludlow

I was terrified of going through the menopause and whilst I glided through relatively unscathed, I didn't entirely escape its attempts to knock me down I firmly believe there is a positive side the menopause and to being an older woman in the 21st century. In my fifties I trained as a fitness instructor, which I did as a side hustle to my regular job of a college librarian. I also took up belly dancing and danced on stage in a city theatre and created my own fitness classes with hula hoops. Last year at the age of 61 I ditched the library job and now buy and sell vintage jewellery, run fitness classes and work part time from home in a customer services role. It ain't over till its over.

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