Foreword to Mum Ultrapreneur
By Saira Khan
When Susan asked me if I would write the foreword for this book without a moment’s thought I said yes. What was there to think about? A book whose aim is to motivate and inspire mums to take their business ideas and “just do it” – of course I was up for that.
I am a firm believer in the absolute fact that everyone has the ability to achieve great success in their lives if they choose to do so. It’s all about attitude. Know what you want and go for it.
I met Susan at a networking event for business mums run by Ali Price, just one of the amazing mums interviewed for the this book. Over 45 women had travelled from across London and the surrounding counties to meet, enjoy a fine meal and listen to me speak. I was almost lost for words…almost. The energy in the room that lunchtime. The positive vibe. The almost tangible feeling of determination and creativity was incredible and I went home with my own head buzzing with ideas and new contacts.
Susan and Mark have focused on how to take the ordinary that is within all of us and make it SPARKLE! What I also love is the way they have approached it. In my book P.U.S.H. For Success1 I talk about learning about yourself and the importance of continuous self development. To do that you have to know what works for you. Are you a Visual or an Auditory or Touch-feely (Kin aesthetic) learner?
Your learning style will affect how you receive and process information and learning. In this book there are a variety of ways in. There are the debate and statistics sections in Part One to get your mind going and then in Part Two, for those of you who prefer to see the world in pictures, there’s the fictional story of Gemma. Gemma has a lot of drive and ambition but hits some major brick walls like we all do from time to time. But, like all of us can, with the right attitude and with support from the people who love her she gets there and so can you.
And if you are in any doubt Part Three is filled to breaking with the insights of over 30 incredible business mums. I know that I learnt a lot from their experiences and the great bit is, whilst many are well established in business, others are just starting out, working through the issues, just like you or I. And for those of you, like me, who want to just jump straight in and get going Part Four has a powerful and practical plan to get you started.
What are you waiting for? This is a fun read, full of humour and wisdom. So:
Just do it!
Star of TV’s The Apprentice, presenter, columnist and author of P.U.S.H. For Success
“If you are looking for inspiration, try reading Mum Ultrapreneur. I loved the central story of one, fictional, mum and how she made her life SPARKLE. In Mum Ultrapreneur you can read about Susan and Mark’s method to make your life SPARKLE too.”
Inspirational Business Mum of the year 2009
Author of The Mumpreneur Guide
“There is nothing better than realizing that there can be harmony between running a successful business and raising a strong family. Susan and Mark not only demonstrate that possibility, they show you how it can be true for you!”
‘Be inspired…be VERY inspired..!’
Water at Work (Midlands) ltd
“As a ‘Mumpreneur’, I was intrigued to learn what a ‘Mum Ultrapreneur’ is! I thought that this description sounded fascinating and upon further reading, discovered that the term ‘Ultrapreneur’ is more holistic- not just referring to the fact that you are a ‘mum in business’. I tried to skim through the book as with my own business, 2 children, blog and writing of my own to do, I have little free time but I have to confess I was sucked in to reading the whole book- it was too interesting to put down! This book is a mini novel, self help guide and business non-fiction book rolled into one, and if you are a mum and even thinking of running a business, then ‘Mum Ultrapreneur’ is a great place to start!”
Nadine Hill, http://www.TheDreamPA.co.uk