Journalism Archives - Annie Ridout

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The one thing I wouldn’t change about myself? My shyness (for Observer)

My shyness was seen as a drawback at school – but now I know it’s a strength and I’m proud of it This is a ...
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Talking ‘shyness’ on The Irish Women’s Podcast

What a treat to talk with Roisin Ingle about childhood shyness, and how can be an attribute on The Irish Women's podcast. You can listen ...
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Make shyness your superpower – YOU Magazine

Not a natural extrovert? No problem! Some of the world’s most successful people are shy, says entrepreneur and coach Annie Ridout. Here’s how to follow ...
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Post-lockdown shyness: Why you might feel more shy than usual right now

An article I wrote for Red Magazine about dealing with shyness, as lockdown eases and we're expected to become sociable again... Towards the end of ...
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Billionaire Spanx founder Sara Blakely taught me something about pricing

When Sara Blakey launched Spanx (now a billion dollar company), she decided to price her new-to-market pants higher than her competitors. She felt they’d stand ...
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Work Matters: Rebecca Schiller – writer, doula, trustee & runs retreats

"I’ve started exercising really regularly and that helps keep me level after a disappointment. But I think now I am trying to put less pressure ...
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Work Matters: Yvadney Davis, kids’ fashion stylist

"A few years out of fashion school and I had completely lost my confidence. I did a short course in fashion styling at Central Saint ...
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Work Matters: Julia Wetzel, marketing consultancy

"It’s always been important to me to be around for my kids, especially now they are still quite young. Running my own business has allowed ...
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Sunday Times Style podcast: Secrets Of The Side Hustle

I spoke with the Sunday Times Style entertainment editor Scarlett Russell about my 'side hustles' for their brilliant podcast. You can listen here. 
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Work Matters: Emma Svanberg, clinical psychologist and author

"I do my job because I believe that parents are not well supported by society in their role, that most mental health problems can be ...
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“I make £10,000 a month running online courses – here’s how you can do the same”

In an era of side hustles and flexible working, we’re always looking for new ways to make money online. Could creating an online course be the ...
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Work Matters: Lucy Werner, The Wern (PR for small businesses)

"I’m having a tough time personally between both my parents being critically ill and a new baby who is going to be in and out ...
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Work Matters: Tamu Thomas, Live Three Sixty

"My brand was precipitated by an existential crisis," says Tamu Thomas, founder of Three Sixty wellness brand. "I had become increasingly unsatisfied with life... this ...
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