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Jade English

Why Am I Doing This Expedition?

This past year, my life as I know it, has completely changed. A bold a and dramatic statement I know but, choosing to apply and being accepted as a candidate on The Apprentice meant that I was effectively taken out of society. I was secluded away from everybody I loved and everything I knew and was institutionalised within the filming of a TV Programme that wasn’t due to be aired…

Are You Sick… Or Have You Just Forgot How to be Human?

WHY in 2018 are we trying to give people ‘magic pills’ then sending them back into the same environment that made them sick in the first place – just to get a quick fix? Chances are, if something doesn’t ‘feel’ right in your gut, then it isn’t right. If you’re upset and feeling down and you don’t know why, strip it back. Are you treating your body well? Are  you…

I Dream of a New Roof.

Close your eyes. Day dream, and where does your mind wander to? I always said to my Mum, if I could do anything in the world, I would talk to as many people in the world and hear as many life stories as possible. I love hearing about people and how different a life can be, yet how similar we all are and how all of us deep down, have…

Happiness hunting in Bali.

The past month, I have been travelling around Bali, immersing myself into different cultures to discover, what is it that makes other countries who seem to have ‘less’ than us, ‘happier’, and what is that secret ingredient? Have we put that much pressure on ourselves in Western society to perform and become ‘successful’, that we’ve forgotten the true meaning of success – to be happy, healthy, with values and surrounded…

Social Media -The Dangerous Currency Killing (or Helping) Women’s Empowerment?

No wonder teenage girls are confused – I’m confused! Last week, I put a picture up on my Instagram of me in a bikini. This week, I have put one up of a generic smiley travel photo. The difference? Likes. Likes. The new currency of our generation. A dangerous one at that. The gains? Money, ‘popularity’, instant reassurance. The cons? Self-criticism, lack of confidence, comparison, a false reality, mental illness.…

16 Ways to Manage Anxiety and Be The Most Successful You

Over the past few months I have been inundated with messages, asking how I manage my anxiety and continue to be productive. Surprisingly, these people have ranged from CEO’s to school children, both male and female, which screams to me that it is a national issue which needs addressing. Here, I’ve written down some of the main methods I use to keep me on track. I hope they can help…

Nothing Grows in a Comfort Zone!

What are your New Year’s Resolutions this year? To give up cigarettes? Chocolate? Alcohol? Now count how many times you have set that as your New Year’s resolution before and how many times you have failed to stick to it. Sound familiar? Deprivation can be a failing formula. Unless you get to the root of what is making you feel unfulfilled and dissatisfied, you will continue to carry out acts…

The Apprenticeship of a Lifetime

As many of you who follow me will know, my business plan is about learning through experiences. Many of us take for granted how much life experiences such as travelling or new adventures can actually help you grow as a person and unlock your potential. This year has been the biggest year of my life in terms of experiences so, as I sit on my bed reflecting on my time…

Dog Eat Dog…. Is it the be all in Business?

We’re now in the final week of The Apprentice, which means the pressure is on to win Lord Sugar’s £250 000 investment… If the interview round is anything to go by. So, I find myself asking this: In Business, what lengths do you have to go to achieve your goals? And, more importantly, what other qualities are vital for success? Integrity In Business, success often comes hand in hand with…

What is next for Jade English?

Well, I can tell you for certain – this is not the last you will see of me. I started my journey of ‘The Apprentice’ almost a year ago now, and, wow, what a roller coaster ride it has been. During the past year, I have done more than I could ever have imagined possible. I ended a long-term relationship, moved to London for two months to compete in The…

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  • Bit nervous to post this but my amazing friends have reassured me that you should never been ashamed of your experiences that got you to where you are now! 
Last year, I achieved a lot of things I’d always dreamt of. Yet, I felt like I was on this never ending rat race wheel, once finally achieving goals, quickly forgetting how far I’d come and looking for the next thing to accomplish. Nothing ever felt enough, my ambition was killing me. My striving for more and more, constantly left me feeling dissatisfied, never living in the now, always looking for the next moment in life, the next best thing, the next pay cheque.

I decided to take a month to explore myself, explore the world, and find out what happiness actually looked like to me, find out what it meant to be content in that given moment, not wishing for the next thing or thinking I could always find a way to improve the now. I headed to India to live with monks without the influence of my ‘normal’ life around me.

It was tough, no internet, no contact, no luxuries but something within me changed. I think I actually started to accept myself for who I am. 
I’m not going to pretend like I had some sort of magical life changing epiphany and don’t still have days where I wonder what the hell is going on, but what I am truly grateful for, is the time it gave me to sit back, consciously evaluate what was important to me, what my values were and the direction I wanted my life to head in.

Off the back of it, I realised the importance of communication and came home and set up my own podcasting company, to help people communicate (which I adore), took a step back from the false reality of social media, learnt how to say no to things I didn’t want to do, and started dedicating more time to loved ones. 
I’m excited (and nervous) to share the full short documentary with you but I hope you, a friend or a family member gain something from it. I’ve learnt it’s ok sometimes to feel lost in life, and life isn’t always a straight line, it’s ups and downs but that’s what makes you alive. 
Thank you to everyone who was a part of this journey, the people 100% made it and I am truly grateful from the bottom of my heart✌🏻

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