A Positive Impact Upon Society :)

I have decided to write you a post to encourage you into the idea that whilst running a company you can also have a positive impact on society.

By encouraging a sense of social belonging, your customers will want to fight for you. Even defend your good name; you can build your business on a relationship that is filled with trust and respect. That is if you are prepared to go that extra mile!

How can you achieve this?

One method would be to donate a small portion of your profits to a charity fund you have created for the benefit of the communities your customers are a part of.

It’s a simple, easy and very effective way to make sure that you to can make a difference in a world that is so very hard for some people today to live in.

So how am I implementing this idea with my own company GenieHomeSwap? Well Homelessness has always been close to my heart and it’s something that with the new bedroom tax that’s coming is going to get worse. So with every £3.99 Gold Members subscription fee we are donating 25% every month from it and transferring it to our own homeless fund.

We have already organised to work alongside various soup kitchens supplying the homeless with thermals, waterproofs, compact sleeping bags, mini med kits, flasks, gloves, etc that will help keep them warm during the freezing months and hopefully could contribute to saving the lives of the most needy.

Winter is getting colder and the streets are going to get more crowded.

It is our intention to get the communities involved with this, an act that should help bridge relations between the everyday people and this nations homeless.

We will also have leaflets of advice for the homeless, and provide information packs and points of contact for them as in these worrying times we all need to help one another.

For our volunteers that dedicate their time and go beyond their means will be rewarded for their efforts.

This is my dream and I wanted to share it with you because if all business modules had this attached to it somehow what a wonderful world we would live in

Love to all x

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11 Months & Counting…

To think it’s nearly two weeks since my last post and my life has been a whirlwind of events

From perfecting the business plan for GenieHomeSwap, to helping the Trussell Trust as a thank you for helping me and my family when things got really tough. To now panicking like a bunny in headlights awaiting the answer from Zero Start Ventures to see whether they are interested in investing in my ideas.

Oh and the virus from HELL…

It’s funny to think that my future and life is in their hands (Zero’s). One simple decision could affect everything I have planned for a long time, Scary or what?

What will I do if the answer is a no?

As time is ticking, keeping myself afloat is getting harder and harder, but its just a good job I’m a cracking swimmer lol

Come to think of it… keeping afloat should be added to my CV 😉

Talking of which I met a lovely lady in the local supermarket when I was opposite the eggs. I was busy arguing with myself about the extra £1.50 for the 24 eggs because that £1.50 could mean another base for a meal like a small pack of meat or something similar from the reduced section that I could freeze. Then this lady with a friendly smile was staring at me obviously thinking “What the hell is she doing staring at the eggs for all this time?”

So I explained about the Egg scenario and how that £1.50 really could make all the difference to whether we eat or not. I had a lot of things in the trolley for my children and not many items for my Husband and I just some Chicken. She remembered me from the TV feature (cue embarrassment) and I went on to tell her about how amazing the Trussell Trust are and about how my families lives will be different in 11 months time once I successfully launch Genie.

She was lovely genuinely interested and also knew of the Trussell Trust too.

I have full faith in what I’m doing and I know that this is the only way for me to do it (because of my personal situation with my disabled sons care and also my poor health).

It’s simple, if Zero Start Ventures don’t think Genie is for them it’s not because they don’t like the idea… it will be because it’s not their area of expertise or just not for them.

If that does happen I’ll pick myself up and keep fighting for another day. I have done this before and can do it again a thousand times.

It’s all for my kids, so I have to!

That doesn’t make it any less painful, but it’s how you utilise that pain that counts remember that guys x

Try to turn it into a positive and you win every time.

I will let you know of the outcome with Zero Start x

Love to all

It’s The Right Thing To Do

So I talked last night about whether or not I was going to load this piece, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s ok. The position I was in was caused by rising food and energy costs and lack of services for my disabled son, so we ended up getting ourselves into just debt trying to keep our heads above water.

As such I’m baring all to you, because when I launch my company you’ll know who’s gunning for you and that a person like me wont let you down. That I’m a real person, not someone who’s not in touch with society today. I believe something just has to change and if the government won’t help, then we will just have to adapt and survive the best way we can.

And it’s people like these guys who save lives in the UK everyday. To normal families and now working families like my husband and I, the cost of living is too much to bare especially with what they have done taking my sons disability money away for several weeks because I was late returning the forms. I was in hospital for god sake and it’s not like his Brain Damage or Autism are going to suddenly get better L

I frequently panic about how we’re going to do everything and if it weren’t for these people saving my family with a food parcel then my kids would have gone hungry.

I had the choice to move back here to my hometown of Salisbury, into a nice house with enough bedrooms for all of us…. or stay put in a horrid house that was too small, run down and just wasn’t safe. But the funding didn’t come through in time so instead of losing the tenancy we moved with our food money. A risk yes, but we had no choice we had waited so long on exchange sites and 2 years was long enough.

My friend told me about the food bank their called “The Trussell Trust” and they were with me within 2 hours with 4 boxes of food. They didn’t charge me or judge they just wanted to restore my faith in humanity again and they certainly did that. My children were so happy they received food that they hadn’t seen for a long time. Nice things but nutritional balanced unlike what I could have afforded at the time.

I hope you don’t judge me for this, as my position is tough enough especially when the programmers hired to code my website did that to me and took all of my funding.
So my friends, the Trussell Trust are organising a Christmas appeal so if you’ve any food tins in your cupboard that you don’t like or want, please follow these links as there will be numerous drop off points in supermarkets all over our country or chances are there will even be a foodbank in your town, you just don’t know it yet… I didn’t until I needed them x x

3 new banks open every week one word for that and that’s    WOW

THEY ARE ESTIMATED TO BE HELPING OVER 200,000 FAMILIES IN THE NEXT YEAR

THIS YEAR IT WAS 126,000+ IN THE UK

I pledge that because they helped my family when we launch we will be having an annual foodbank bonanza appeal to raise awareness and to say thank you for saving us x x

So molly and the team if you see this it’s for you guys x x

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19953938 the video is me

http://www.trusselltrust.org/donate This is their work stunning beautiful people x

I hope you agree x

Will You Judge Me?

I am toying with an idea, whether I should put something on my blog

Its to direct people to a fantastic page about some friends who have helped me.

But you would also meet me, but I’m not looking at my best 🙂

So what would you do? Go :p in the face of society and not care about being judged…..or

Would you hold it back and hope your friends get enough coverage on their own x

I will sleep on it

It all comes down to the fear of being rejected by society. How silly to feel this way

Love to all x

AMAZING PEOPLE AND AN AMAZING DAY

Today i have spent time with some amazing people and it’s been an amazing day!

So why so weary?

I feel a little emotional now as people keep telling me I’m an inspiration, but I don’t see why. I’m just doing what anyone else would do.

This question is causing a little conflict inside me because if this isn’t what a normal person would do then why not? That plays on my mind and will always continue to be painful to understand. The only way I have found to be comfortable in my own skin is by helping others.

I think that’s why I get on so well with all the people at the Trussell Trust. They keep saying thank you to me but isn’t that backwards. They were the ones who fed my family in their hours of need.

Do you know just how fabulous they really are, and me doing that interview/story on the BBC about how my family has been struggling, has actively made people phone and donate 😀

I am very humbled to think people could relate to our situation enough to give and care. That’s the world I want to be in, one where we all can be assured that no matter what if something happens someone will be there to catch you. And when you’re back on your feet you would do the same.

Having my children has been the biggest adventure yet and Rowan my disabled son has been a great teacher too. The amount of pain my son goes through on a daily basis with his neck or hip must be very hard he just laughs or plays and has fun. That’s the real inspiration, not me.

A very kind lady today said considering I’m so ill, I look very well (love her) and how do I do it?????? um ????

I keep being asked how do I find the strength to do what I do. That’s easy I just look at my son and see the milestones he has crossed. That baby boy, who they said would never walk or talk….

Is now running free and laughing with Mummy x x

Positive Influences In The Guise Of A Story

I am going to share a story with you that’s taken from Greek mythology and its taught me a fantastic lesson

(This is my take on the story)

ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE

Orpheus and Eurydice were soul mates their love so great they were never apart. Until one fateful day when Eurydice stepped on a poisonous snake and fell to her death. Orpheus was beside himself, how could he ever sing again without his love and true soul mate by his side.

Orpheus was a great musician he decided to rescue his wife and descended to Hades to sing for her release. His voice so pure and beautiful the dark powers were moved by his plea and released His bride. But with one condition and this was never to be broken.

The powers made him promise not to look at Eurydice until they reached natural light. He agreed seeing that this task was simple, how could the powers be so stupid to mock him this way.  Orpheus agreed and the couple started to celebrate with an embrace. But this was forbidden, only when they reached the top could they really unite.

 The journey was long and hard but Orpheus had full faith that they were free and she was behind him. Up until he couldn’t hear Eurydice there anymore, he panicked  and weakened. The warm air from the sun took his breath and replaced it with the sense of glory as he reached the top. As he turned around and caught a glimpse of his beautiful bride the grey light was still cascading over her face. He looked too soon……………………………………………………………………….

At that very moment he didn’t even get to say goodbye.  She was taken by a force so great that he watched her being dragged down the dark tunnel, back to Hades and vanishing before his eyes. There she would meet her fate and all at the fault of her lover. A faint cry was all he could detect for a second, all because he faltered and looked back. Orpheus never got over his loss,  forever missing his bride and becaming a symbol of resistance in accepting loss, which requires leaving the past behind and looking ahead to your future x

The morale of the story…………. if you pay too much attention to your past,  you will miss out on your future.

So how has that affected me as a person and why am I telling you this?

Lately I have been dwelling on what GenieHomeSwap.Com was going to be like and that’s not healthy,  but since reading this story I am not going to do that anymore. Things happen for a reason and maybe Quantum’s demise (web programmers liquidation) has actually prevented Genies  liquidation in the future because she wasn’t going to be hosted by a bunch of cowboys.

I think maybe some of you might find this useful as a life exercise. Whether it comes in handy to apply within your family, work or even money. Whatever happens we need to keep on going my friends and that’s the key x x

If we can help others on the way ………………….DO IT Trust me it’s a life changing experience.

If the world is kinder place then it will be a happier one too x

I hope you enjoy my take on the story x

Night all x x

I Haven’t Forgotten x x

I promised last night that I would share as much quality information as I could find x

I am working on 4 separate pieces for you whilst feeding Willow and organising helping The Trussell Trust as they helped me and that’s what it’s all about.

Let me tell you a secret, But you mustn’t tell or we may get judged…………………………….WELL I DON’T CARE, PLEASE DO TELL, TELL THE WHOLE WORLD…………. HOW FANTASTIC THESE PEOPLE ARE X X X

Here’s is my secret  x

As you know my family have suffered these past few months and my plan to save them was horribly stolen from me . I mean honestly… I could write for Eastenders and win an award.

Just when you think their is no justice in the world and how the hell am I going to get through this? People like the Trussell Trust come and save you. They didn’t know my family. They didn’t judge or frown at my failure as a Mother. They told me it was OK to feel the way I was feeling and that they could help.

These people gave us enough food for 1 week with toiletries. They have helped us twice now x x My children thought it was Christmas. This is what people don’t realise at the moment is it’s not just the homeless that need help or people in hostels. More and more people including myself a proud Mum of 4 need their help because f the mounting costs of today’s fuel, food and everyday living.

I have no doubt that when GenieHomeSwap we will be doing some fund raising for the Trusseel Trust as these acts of kindness will never be forgotten x x

So you see today I’m being intervied by someone from the BBC about how more and more families like myself are using the Foodbank. That’s the only way I can repay them for helping my family until Genie is running x x

So  I will upload your pieces soon I have to just finish helping a friend ;D

I’m not ashamed of having to use the Foodbank I’m proud to be a part of something so special but maybe next time it would be nicer to be the giver and not the receiver x x x

http://www.trusselltrust.org/