A millionaire from Stockport, Sam White, has shared her secret to vitality, and it won’t eat in to your day.
The busy mum-of-two makes sure she priortises her 20 minutes a day of exercise and says it has the world of difference to her health as she has slimmed down from a size 24 to a size 12.
Sam with her wife Jennie Guay and their two childrenCredit: David Harrison
So, how do you juggle your time when you are a mum, a working millionaire, and want to look after yourself too?
Speaking to Manchester Evening News, the CEO explained: “When I have the children, I will scale down my work meetings.”
However, Sam also realises that she is in an extremely privileged position to be her own boss who can manage her own time and can choose what she prioritises.
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She also has a great support network, including her own PA, who help her manage everything in her busy life as a working mum.
Sam argues that prioritising just 20 minutes out of your day to exercise will give you more energy to do the things you love, even if you feel you are just too busy to find the time.
As for how her journey to CEO began, Sam says: “Because my childhood was so unstable, I always wanted and needed to be independent and I didn’t feel like working for someone else gave me that, my future would still rely on someone else.
“I was washing cars when I was 14/15 to make cash, I always needed to have that feeling I could take care of myself and no one could take it away from me.
“That drive has stuck with me.”
The 46-year-old now owns and runs a £20m motor insurance claims empire, working from her own office in a converted barn, in the lush Cheshire countryside of Lach Dennis.
It wasnt always so idyllic as 20 years ago, Sam was having five panic attacks a day, working from her sister’s conservatory in Stockport at the age of 24.
“I suffered badly with panic attacks, four or five a day, it was a full-blown panic disorder.” She said.
“It was a vicious cycle of me wanting comfort in junk food; anything that was bad for me and anything to do with exercise I was horrified by.”
Sam found she couldn’t buy her clothes on the high street anymore and even broke her leg …….