● Never un­der­es­ti­mate how im­por­tant it is to be de­cent. If you are hon­ourable, that will come back to you when you need it most. ● If you get some­one hurtling in­sults at you on so­cial me­dia just ig­nore them. ● Al­ways be the most stupid per­son in your of

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● Get a re­ally good bunch of cheer­lead­ers around you. When I was down on my­self, my friends, such as Myleene [Klass], would say: “You could do this eas­ily.” ● Don’t be afraid to cold call. I saw Holly Tucker, founder of web­site Not On The High Street, and asked to meet her for lunch. She pulled my busi­ness plan to pieces. It was harsh, but needed. tackle a few things.”

And as a re­sult of her strug­gles, Kate’s web­site doesn’t fea­ture any diet prod­ucts. “There is noth­ing wrong with a bit of wob­ble!” she says. “The mo­ment you be­come a par­ent you feel this ab­so­lute re­spon­si­bil­ity and you look at the world dif­fer­ently.”


But Kate is the queen of come­backs and keeps on prov­ing she’s got what it takes to sur­vive. She calls her friends “her mus­cles” as they help keep her strong, and with Tamzin Outh­waite, Natalie and Ni­cole Ap­ple­ton and Shaz­nay Lewis all am­bas­sadors of her shop­ping site, she’s in good com­pany. “It’s sur­vival. Sur­round your­self with peo­ple whose opin­ions you re­ally value,” she says. “We should give re­spect to any­one who has the guts to stand up and do some­thing. It is the hard­est thing in the world, es­pe­cially when you are a woman. You have to over­come a lot of things, but you build resilience and it’s im­por­tant to keep look­ing for­ward.” ● Kate was speak­ing at the Found­her Fes­ti­val for fe­male en­trepreneurs by All­bright – visit All­bright­col­lec­tive.com for more info

‘It’s hard to stand up for your­self in this world’

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