Hey – I’m Anita!
… good to meet you virtually :o)
NOTE: I find writing about myself weird, no – make that painful. In fact it’s the hardest part about going public with what you want to change in life. It feels indulgent, but also makes me think “who cares”. But you wanted to know a little about the “person behind the scenes”… and why TinyLittleActions.me exists, so here we go – I’ll try and keep it interesting :o)
I’m a Solutions Catalyst by mindset and nature. Huh?!
Well — it’s a fancy title I gave myself. Which came about because for most of my business ownership life (16+ years), I’ve been helping business owners (Creators like you and me) to figure out how to take the one next step towards creating the results they seek in their life.
These results can be in behaviours in business, mindset, health, fitness — wellbeing in general. Whatever they need to enjoy their life’s work more, and for a lot longer.
Now, this will seem like a total disconnect from jewellery design and making, but bear with me — the purpose behind my broad background turns out — is all the same:
Oh! And also – I want to get you to see that you are SO worth the effort!
Because too many of us (womenpreneurs) fall victim to our passion to serve others, at the expense of personal time, and eventually health and wellbeing, and life satisfaction.
I don’t mean this in a dramatic, rebellious kinda’ way. I mean it in a “wake up to the present moment, and make sure you are doing and feeling the way YOU chose to” way.
It took me a little while to “wake up” to this idea too.
I’m writing this at the ripe young age of 45. I have a broad spectrum of experience and knowledge, from wellbeing, to business and marketing. But it all converges in my one true mission (the one above).
Then jewellery found me…
It turns out, it had been looking for me for about 25 years… (that’s roughly when I first wanted to become a jewellery designer, but settled for designing my engagement ring instead, and then fast forgot about it).
At that time I couldn’t afford to do the conventional degree route. So I did the smart thing and got myself into graphic design and typography instead (that’s what they called it back then).
Fast-forward to today’s beautifully opportune climate – and here I am – loving my craft :o)
My jewellery (or Totems) the physical representation of my passion for living with purpose, beauty and love, and carving my own path through life – every day – one tiny little step at a time.
I LOVE making these Tiny Little Totems for you.
It’s a totally immersive experience that makes me lose track of time.
But the real “meat” of the message I’d like to impart on you – is the Tiny Little Actions philosophy/method of building a life you genuinely enjoy and fulfils you. TLA shines a light on a life lived with attention, intention and from love.
You can see the exact method here – in fact it’d be a bit of a disconnect if you came all the way here and didn’t stop off at the TLA Method page ;o)
But kidding aside – I give you the whole thing for free in a succinct way – in the hope that you will give it a go and love it at least as much as I and all the other people who use it have.
Then when you’ve got your first success, the idea is for you to come back and pick – buffet-style – a new intention for yourself from the collection of ideas I’ll regularly publish on the blog here.
All of the ideas are designed as Tiny Little Actions you can take right away. No big prep. No heavy lifting. No need to wait for the “stars to align”…
And NOW a Few Quick-fire Bits...
I’m an efficiency junkie. A problem-solver. A lifelong learner, but more significantly a DO-er (secretly I’m also a dancer :o)
My guiding mindset stems from this famous quote from my favorite book (The Little Prince):
I’ve worn all the “hats” of a business owner for the past 13+ years co-running our business (and 15+ years in the health and wellbeing space).
I’m passionate about creating clarity out of complex topics and simplifying them to make them easy to “digest“.
I’ve been a graphics and prints designer (you already know that). A marketing and a project manager for legal tech companies in London.
I’ve had the absolute adventurous pleasure of working for an online gaming company as their paid search advertising manager (many moons ago).
I’m a certified Tiny Habits and Bulletproof Coach (although I’m legally required to call myself Human Potential Coach for the latter).
… And I did get a Fitness Instructor’s diploma yonks ago in London.
When I’m not at my bench or designing ;o) — I sew, workout, SUP (in the bay of Gibraltar).
And I LOVE food. I either cook, enjoy, or seek to find great and healthy, food that makes me happy (and naturally something good to drink with it).
But enough about me, me, me, me, me…
I’m so glad you’re here — welcome. Stay in touch (via the social icons in the header). And never downplay the significance of YOU — the amazingly complex breathing, feeling, thinking, dancing (or singing) system that you are.