Kindness People: Naomi White
The “Human Kind” Series is glad to interview Naomi White from Naomi White Communications . Naomi also featured in a great podcast talking about “the power of building authentic relationships” In this interview – I ask Naomi a few questions related to kindness.
Three things Naomi is about?
In an interview you shared that you were not seen as the brightest person in school, yet you have gone on to create a successful business – has kindness played a role in your success?
“Yes to a certain extent, being my own boss has given me the opportunity and flexibility to create a positive vibe between myself and my clients and kindness plays a huge part in that.
Kindness is also a trait that gets you a long way in PR, a lot of what I do is relationship building and some of my now closest friends are people I’ve met through work”
“I don’t think you have to be the brightest person at school to be a successful business owner, it’s all about playing to your strengths and picking a career you love and enjoy over one you feel you ‘should’ do”
What are your views on boundaries and kindness?
Boundaries – “As a business owner boundaries are super important without boundaries I run the risk of not being taken seriously (by clients and staff). When it comes to expectation, I always under promise and over deliver – if you set an unrealistic standard that is hard to live up to you’ll always feel like you’re letting people down. Lastly when it comes to working hours I try to keep my working day as 9-6pm and have done this ever since I set up my agency back in 2014”
On kindness – “always treat others how you would like to be treated and never give someone a job you wouldn’t do yourself!”
What brings you joy?
“Spending time with family, every other Friday I look after my niece and nephew and it’s the highlight of my week. I also enjoy exercising daily as I know it has a huge impact on my mental health and productivity for the day. Lastly, my dog Dudley (the sausage dog), he never leaves my side!”
Could you share a productivity tip with us?
“Set your alarm every morning for the same time, I like to get up at 6am to give myself a couple of hours to do a workout or walk the dog before the day starts. There’s nothing worse than feeling rushed in the morning, it sets the tone for your day”