She’s not your competition; Day nine

blog headerIf I lived in a bubble devoid of people or observable progress then I surely know that I could become so comfortable with myself and life that I would never seek out challenge.  I could imagine thinking, ‘it couldn’t be better than this’ but what does this kind of life say about our focus and attention? It would be a life of self-focus and self-care that fails to recognize our call to a world much larger than oneself.

When I see the lives of others, I am often challenged in many different ways to explore frailties in my life, my character, my priorities and my contribution. Left alone to my own devices this might never happen but the extraordinary acts of ordinary people often take my breath away. Through social media, technology, books and storytelling we find out about people who stretch themselves financially, physically, emotionally and socially to serve others, live remarkable lives and discover their best.

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About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".