Articles

Don’t Just Go Through It, Grow Through It.

A lot of you may look at me at face value and think that I’ve got it all sussed out. Well I’m here to tell you, I don’t. And I think more and more men and women deemed ‘successful’, should be less afraid to come out and show their vulnerabilities, because at the end of the day, who cares? We’re all human. What many of you won’t know is that…

MINDFULNESS: WHY IT’S THE KEY TO A STRONGER, BETTER YOU.

Life can be tough, no matter who you are. We’re all busy rushing, eyes fixed on the task in hand and don’t always give ourselves the space to pause and think about how we are. Sound familiar? As a nation, us Brits constantly try to maintain that ‘stiff upper lip’ and plough on because it’s the ‘done’ thing. And it’s the same in business; if we’re having a particularly challenging…

The Power of Self-Belief.

Have you ever thought that you aren’t good enough to do something? Be it an individual task, job promotion or even starting your own business? Have you ever stopped yourself from taking a risk, or trying something different simply due to the fear of failure? Time and time again the phrase ‘I can’t do that’ has entered my mind, be it years ago when applying for my first job as…

Women are speaking up Worldwide… and it’s about time.

48% of employed women have been sexually harassed at work according to the New Street Journal. The BBC Radio 5 Live Presenter, George Riley, has been suspended from the show following complaints from female members of staff. The Conservative Party staff members have compiled a list of 36 current Tory MPs who have either had affairs with Junior Colleagues or behaved inappropriately towards women, with some even using prostitutes. Yesterday’s…

Ever struggled with your self-esteem? Help me raise funds for Girls Out Loud! 

With the influence of social media and increasing societal pressures, girls as young as 5 are now worrying about their image – with a massive 80% of ten year olds dieting in a bid to change their body shape.   That’s why I’m supporting Manchester based Social Enterprise, Girls Out Loud, which works hard to raise the aspirations of young girls between the ages of 13 -18 UK wide and…

Why I’m Going to Stop Saying Sorry.

Since watching the trailer for the third episode, I have done nothing but worry about how I’m going to be portrayed. Will I come across as too bossy, too opinionated or just an outright bitch? So as I sat down to start writing a ‘nice’ article about how ‘nice’ I am to show my softer side, I stopped and realised, why should I be ashamed for having an opinion? Two…

Why I chose the name Graphene

It’s D day. You’ve been preparing as much as you can for the unknown world of telly and before you know it, there you are, sat around the meeting table at the house,gazing awkwardly at each other, surrounded by cameras for the first time in your life, trying to come up with that all important team name that will forever remain throughout the series. “A,B, C, D…” I repeatedly went…

Should We Invest in Life Experiences Over Education?

In a time where England boasts some of the most expensive university tuition fees in the world, I pose a question to you. Should young adults start investing their money into life experiences more so than education? And flip that on its head, could they in fact learn just as much from doing so? Of course, education is important, and we are extremely lucky to live in a country where…

The Apprentice 2017

Absolutely delighted to share with you all that I will be competing in this years BBC The Apprentice to become Lord Sugar’s business partner.. Hopefully I will make you all proud! Tune in on the 4th October at 9pm for the first episode. Watch this space #TeamJade #bbc #TheApprentice…

Is The Digital Age Making us Instant Gratification Addicts?

Is the digital age making us instant gratification addicts? When was the last time you had to wait for something? And I don’t mean wait for the next iPhone to come out, wait an extra thirty seconds for a web page to open or wait for that dream body to arrive after eating healthily for a solid 24 hours! I mean truly wait. Wait how your grandparents had to wait…

Instagram

  • Road trip across the country to get here successful! Beyond excited to try out two Michelin star restaurant @resnathanoutlaw !! #food #foodie #roadtrip #Iliterallygettooexcitedbyfoodhelpme
  • HAPPY GALENTINES 💖💋✨ love you and miss you more than you know @hiltonella ... what a night!! xo #valentines #galentines #gbea #greatbritishentrepeneurawards
  • 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✌🏻
  • That, my friends, is what we call a snow day ❄️
  • Back in my happy place and all wrapped up!! @bbcradiomanchester #TheDeadGoodShow - you know the drill! 👉🏻
  • Hong Kong, I love you 🇭🇰

Follow Me!