Sabrina Ben Salmi is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is an Award-Winning author who went from lone parent to lone parent coach filled with a desire to enrich the lives of lone parent families both locally and globally. She has been assisting lone parents since 2006 as a professional and business transformation consultant, empowering them to achieve their goals, and attain success. Many of her clients have gone on to influence individuals across the globe. She is a Make Your Mark Ambassador, PRECIOUS AWARD finalist, British Library Case Study; and has attracted the attention of National and International media across TV, Newspapers and radio including BBC London News, BBC Radio, Colourful Radio, Channel 4 documentaries (The Secret Millionaire). Sabrina did not always have a glamorous life. She was raised in a single parent home, faced rejection, bullying and an illness that left her dead on three occasions! But a decision to turn her adversities into empowerment in the hopes of inspiring others kept her going and brought the change she desired. She is a proud mother of 5 entrepreneurial children who are also multi award winners and award-winning authors. They are aged 5yrs to 18yrs and she refers to them as her Fantastic 5. Listen as Sabrina shares her inspiring journey. Click here to purchase books by Sabrina and her fantastic 5.
Author Nicki Jeffery is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She shares her journey to become a published author, a journey which began when she was a young child. Her very first rejection slip would inspire her to view rejection differently. It was from Cassandra Golds, who was assistant editor of School Magazine and was turning down Nicki’s work because the magazine did not publish children’s work. She said to Nicki in her letter, “I grew up to be a writer, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you do, too! I think you have some very exciting times ahead of you, Nicole – the joy of writing stories, the thrill of sending them off to people, perhaps even the delight of having them published. But remember, if you should happen to receive a rejection slip, even many, many rejection slips, don’t be discouraged – just try again!” With those words Nicki continued to pursue her dreams and has a folder full of rejection slips as evidence. But through the years her writing has been awarded at different times. In this interview she helps us see the blessing in rejection even as she speaks on using her writing to help many including mums suffering from post-natal depression, a condition she suffered from herself. Listen and be inspired to keep pursuing your dreams in spite of life’s challenges and rejections.