There can’t be much better Christmas presents than the one I got just a few days ago when I was hugely surprised and honoured to be awarded the title of “Business Woman of the Year” at the Dorset Business Awards. A Bond themed evening, a new sparkly dress and a trophy in hand – what more can a girl ask for! It comes on top of an amazing year for me with my Potty winning a double Gold at the Loved by Parents Awards and a Silver at the Practical Parenting Awards and me also winning the amazing title “Fab Woman of the Year” at the Loved by Parents Awards. If anyone had told the 10 year old me what my future held I’d have never believed them. I had a super tough childhood (no need to go into details here (just believe me!) and left school with virtually no qualifications. Everything I’ve achieved since has just been through hard graft, self belief and a drive to create the best future possible for my three amazing children. So the next time someone tells you ‘it can’t be done’, just smile to yourself and set the goal of proving them wrong! And to inspire you, below are two of my favourite quotes: “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” (Arnold H Glasgow) “It is never too late to be who you might have been.” (George Eliot)