This is a part of a special series looking at how social media has impacted the lives of its users. This week, the story comes from Jacqui Malpass.
It isn’t every day that you get new opportunities. Sometimes they come in strange ways. Ways that you least expect, but none the less life changing.
In May 2014, I opened my then husband’s computer to find myself staring at his penis. A rare site.
The penis and the conversation, plus a variety of let’s call them interesting images and conversations with many other women, left nothing to the imagination.
Six weeks later, I was travelling with my two dogs to Spain to a house that needed more than a lick of paint to get it ship shape.
With my Internet upgraded and my precious laptop on a makeshift desk, I began to change the way I did business.
Living on a mountain in a tiny village, where the nearest town is full of retirees and Spaniards made it a bit tough to get out and network!
That’s all changed and I belong to a great female networking organisation that I help run locally.
It’s been a quite a year.
I am divorced, had time to reflect, worked on my house, created several online courses and experimented with different ways of working. Recently, I started my personal brand (from the inside out) detox.
The detox includes looking after me (daily meditation, yoga, eating even better than I already do), websites updated, rebranding and an imminent book launch. I start editing my 6th non-fiction book – Leading the Eveolution ready for October.
I have plans in place for my first children’s book – The Puppy With No Name. My circle of friends is growing online as well as locally, and life is good.
Who knew that such a small thing could have such a big impact?
About the author: Jacqui Malpass works as a personal brand strategist, book coach and is the author of five (almost six) non-fiction books. She has a dream to inspire 1 million people to write in some way.
She lives with three beautiful dogs, all of whom were abandoned and who give the best love a girl could ask for. You can read more from Jacqui at JacquiMalpass.com, and follow her on Twitter @jacquimalpass.