Over the last few days I have been thinking about where my life is heading? There’s soo much I want to do and I’m the kind of person who is proactive and when I get an idea I have to follow it through and take action. I’m a big entrepreneur at heart and love business. I love coming up with new businesses and I’m a big fan of branding, that’s why I created my company Inspired Dreams (ID – What’s Your ID?) which incorporates a number of different brands – TV, publishing, internet, property, fashion.
My main passion is my TV show – Time With Natalie – which I’m currently working on producing the pilot series and what a job it is to do!! I didn’t realise how much goes into making a TV show. It’s one thing presenting a show and reading from an autocue and a completely different one actually producing your own show. Now I know how Oprah feels!!
It’s an amazing challenge and one I must admit I am relishing, but there have been some days when I just want to forget the whole thing. If it wasn’t for the fact that I am very passionate about helping women succeed in life and follow their dreams, I probably would’ve given up. I know that the media, especially TV, is a huge platform to reaching millions of people and my aim is that my show inspires and encourages women to live their best life.
I sometimes sit and watch TV and wonder ‘where did it all go wrong?’. There is so much negativity being broadcast and the style of chat shows we have in the UK is very disturbing. Either shows which portray vulnerable people fighting and squabbling with members of their family or shows which feature celebrities interviewing celebrities promoting themselves! Now, I’m not saying there is anything wrong in a bit of promotion, but does it really make you or I feel any better about ourselves or encourage us to help others and make a difference – no, I don’t think so.
I’m not going to berate the media, but I do think it’s time we had something more positive on our TV screens. Something that actually makes you smile at the end of the programme and not cry. Something that makes you want to help others and not be selfish and think only of yourself. Something that educates us to keep moving forward in life and keep learning.
I understand that life is about facing your challenges and obstacles and using them to your advantage. My motto this year has been ‘never ever give up’. I try to remember that when times get hard and I feel I’ve had enough. When I’m thinking, maybe if I get a normal 9-5 job life would be easier. Yes, maybe it would but I know I would not feel as fulfilled as I do now and I would not be as inspired and creative as I get to be when I’m following my life purpose.
I encourage you all to follow your dreams, get out your comfort zones and when life tries to take you off course, hold tight, stay focused and run into your destiny.