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The Story of Building a Boat and How Mistakes Don’t Define You

What is a mistake?

Person holding paper boat in their hand
photo by Ksenia Makagnova on Unsplash

My dad wanted a boat, so he and his brother went to boat-building classes.

All good, you might think.

But we lived in a land-locked part of London.

And then, one of my dad’s friends offered his huge garage as a space where they could put what they…



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Elaine Hilides

Elaine Hilides


Wellbeing coach from the inside out for over a decade, International Speaker, Author and Online Course creator. And I talk too much.