It’s fair to say that many of us present two personalities in our lives; our work personality and our actual personality. If that works for you then it can be a great way to compartmentalise your life, ensuing that work related concerns don’t infringe on your down time or personal relationships. However, if you’re concerned with the being that you’re representing within business truly representing the values that you concern yourself with, then this can be unsettling.
With so many different representations of ourselves being presented to the world – on social media, in the office, around our friends and around our families, it’s easy to become disconnected from your true self. After all, who can honestly say that their online presence is a true representation of our lives?
That’s where Penny comes in. Penny refers to herself as ‘The Accidental Entrepreneur, who authored the new book, ‘Business is Personal’ which launched in January 2019. Awarded an OBE by the queen for her contribution to entrepreneurship in the social digital economy, Penny recognises that her success is due to a recognition and acceptance of personality traits like sensitivity and empathy, which she may previously have miss-characterised as weaknesses.
In the book, Penny discusses the importance of us holding onto our own beliefs and the definition of the life we want to lead and live. She talks about a world of ‘comparing and despairing’ that has been created by the overuse and dependence on social media. She boldly observes that we are all being sucked into a belief that we lack, rather than having confidence in our own values, skills and dreams.
Working with Spaces to combine innovation and freedom, Penny Power OBE will be touring 10 shared work spaces in the UK to talk about identity and mental fitness, sharing tips that she’s learned along the way to provide attendees with a set of tools to help them to remain strong, positive and balanced when tackling today’s challenging economy and business models.
Coming to Spaces Peter House on 30th April, Penny seeks to, “Promote the community and emotional needs of business people, so they feel confident, connected and less isolated.” You can get tickets here.