In our series, the GLOW GANG, we talk to inspiring women doing incredible things. It's a hub for everyone to tap into - it may resonate, inspire, encourage or give you the new perspective you didn't know you were looking for.
This week we spoke to the wonderful Neroli Meadows. Neroli is a sports journalist, broadcaster and television presenter. She's been in the industry for over 10 years, working for some of the biggest sporting events in the world (hello Super Bowl!).
Neroli has forged an incredibly successful career in an industry typically dominated by men, which has been no mean feat. She's exceptionally hard working, determined and resilient. We sat down to chat about her career as well as how she's survived through 2020.
- Be driven but patient
- Things won't always go your way, but you need a few setbacks so you've got a story
- Don't ever sacrifice who you are to achieve a goal
It has definitely been challenging! All the work I had lined up was overseas and it was all cancelled with Coronavirus. I've been separated from my family back home in WA for six months and I live alone so it has been tough. I enrolled at uni to do a short course in mental health and counselling to stay busy and give myself a focus. When things got really tough, I forced myself to keep moving - I'd write lists of things to achieve the next day, no matter how small. I made sure I kept phoning people even though I didn't want to talk and I would set my alarm and keep exercising, even though I had no drive or energy to get out of bed. As I put it now - just keep talking and keep walking! Eventually, you get yourself out of that rut. Oh - and puzzles! Lots of puzzles.