A Chiswick 5 mins with…Kim from Dream On Foundation
It's time for another 5 minutes with features: my regular insight into the fabulous and varied folk that help make Chiswick such a fun and vibrant place to live.
Today it's Kim Masters from Dream On Foundation. Read on and see why hanging out at home, Chiswick House Gardens and searching for the golden lining help make up Kim's Chiswick life.
How long have you been in Chiswick? 8 years
Favourite place to unwind here? Chiswick House Gardens or The Crown & Anchor
What's your top local tip? Get involved! The people in Chiswick are amazing, so get to know them.
And what's your hidden gem? Chiswick House Gardens. I find it such a peaceful place to get away from the bustle of life.
Vacation or Staycation? Staycation. Hanging out at home and relaxing around Chiswick.
Tell us about your business in a nutshell: We help people to find and follow their dreams, and be the best they can be. Our aim is to help people in all aspects of their life, including business, health, wealth and relationships. We are building a wonderful community, and we hold a number of events throughout the year in Chiswick. We have also just launched our new website. These all contribute to supporting people in the pursuit of their dreams, whether big or small.
Apart from this, what other hats do you wear? Wife, daughter, friend, chatter (I like to chat and connect with lots of people 🙂 I also run my own accounting and training business, where I help people and businesses understand their finances, and teach a course, called 'Make Peace with Money'
Is your glass half full or half empty? Some days it's half full and then other days it's half empty… When I am having a half empty day, I try to look for the golden lining in my situation and change the way I see things.
Secret Talent: Not sure I have a secret talent… I do love to connect with people:-)
Philosophy on life: Keeping growing, keep finding a way around those obstacles, and promise yourself that you will keep aiming to be the best you in every moment.
What's in your handbag? Notebook, lipstick, oatbiscuits, an umbrella, tea bags... sometimes a mug, depending on where I'm working…
Is there a favourite inspiring book that you keep on your bedside cabinet for go-to inspiration? Hah 🙂 Not one; I dip into a number of books when I want to learn, to be inspired, or when I am feeling low. My top book of the moment is Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford.
Best tip for finding out what your dream is: The definition of dream in the dictionary is “a cherished hope” so I suggest turning to your emotions for clues. What excites you and what do you enjoy doing? Dreams can be big, medium or tiny. Start with the small ones first.
And once you've found it, best tip for following it: TAKE ACTION, and keep taking action. When you are faced with challenges, take a deep breath, face the challenge and find a way to keep going. Build on and celebrate every little success, and before you know it, your dream will start to take form.
Best tip for cheering yourself up when the day goes pear shaped: Three things; rescue remedy, chatting things through with someone who cares about you, anda cup of tea…
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