Random thing to say for a woman from a Nigerian household where anything with fur that could lick its own bum was considered with great suspicion; but I have this idea that if I had a dog then my life would have been better.
I would be slimmer, dog and I would go for daily walks in the countryside (I grew up near Peckham, South London, but if you imagine hard enough!)
I would be less stressed, dog would let me stroke it to calm me down in the evenings (my dog is the obedient kind that does not scratch furniture, leave hair everywhere or smell)
I would have married either Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt or George Clooney, we would have become entwined as we walked our dogs in the in the park (yes in Peckham… keep up!) and naturally fallen in love.
I just think that if I had someone back then (or a dog) it would have been so much easier for me. What is it about having networks, support, coaching, mentors or a listening ear that makes the difference to your journey?
I have read many inspirational stories about leaders who make it to the top and achieve greatness and call themselves ‘self-made’. I’m skeptical about that. Everyone needs someone at some stage even if it’s only the dog.
If you want to go fast…go alone
If you want to go far… let’s go together