Ann Burton Twitter Hour


In our latest #AthenaBizHour we were joined by ‘Resilience Expert’ & Regional Director of The Athena Network Warwickshire, Ann Burton.  Below is a summary of the Athena Twitter Hour

“However long the night, the dawn will break.” African Proverb

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. — Japanese Proverb

Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly. — Robert F. Kennedy

10 Tips To Become More Resilient
#Tip 1.Build positive beliefs in yourself. You have many strengths, write them down
#Tip 2.Find a sense of purpose
#Tip 3. Develop a social network around you. Who is in yours?
#Tip 4. Embrace change. How do you feel when change happens?
#Tip 5. Be optimistic! Are you a think the glass is half full kind of person?
#Tip 6. Nurture yourself. What do you do to take care and cherish yourself? …’re worth it!!
#Tip 7. Develop problem solving skills!
#Tip 8. Establish goals to work towards
#Tip 9. Develop Self Awareness, know ‘thyself’ is #empowering
#Tip 10. Keep working on your skills, think Life Long Learning

What is your own definition of resilience?

The ability to bounce back to a previous state of normal functioning, after experiencing pressure without negative effect.

What activities or exercises do you use to build your own resilience?

Take time for me, make great connections, family and business #networking too

Are we born with resilience or do we learn it?

Some think the usual 50:50 some have it some learn it

What is your own definition of resilience?

I like to think of a Teflon pan. A bit non stick

We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice. — DreamStephen Covey

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What Athena Members Say …

Nicky Fitzmaurice

"Athena Networking has been the making of me! I have made more friends and learnt more about business tools and networking strategy in the last year than I ever thought possible. Athena’s focus on training members to be the best that they can be, whilst in a supportive and nurturing environment, gave me the confidence to learn and grow which in turn allowed my business to do the same. It is this, that is the heart of Athena. No hard sell amongst the members, we encourage one another to help where we can. I always come away from a meeting inspired and bubbling with ideas on how to grow my business. It’s a fabulous way to live, learn and grow. Nicky Fitzmaurice

Selena Ludick

“The Athena network can be distinguished from any other networking group I attend. Its structure and form mean that members who attend are committed and dedicated to proactive networking which on turn achieves tangible results.  This benefits me and my firm,  in just a two  hour monthly meeting I have the opportunity to talk to other business women about me, my business and what I need and how I can be helped.  The environment for delivering this is focused and professional. As a result referrals are made and recommendations given which, for me achieves increased clients and in turn builds greater contacts.  As a busy business women Athena also provides a forum to connect with other business women on a social / friendship basis so “all work and no play does not make this Jill a dull girl” Athena motivates me, strengthens my vision, equips and endorses me but most of all provides the fuel every business women needs to keep raising her game and stepping up to the mark.”

Rosie Mortimer

Working mostly on my own, I really appreciate the positive camaraderie of the Athena women. Whatever need or concern one has, there is always someone able, and enthusiastically willing, to help with good advice. I find the interaction tremendously stimulating and enjoyable - and highly instructive. A wonderful group to see regularly, with excellent opportunities to meet other interesting and skilled women at training days. Thank you Athena!


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