Ep. 12 2018 - Melanie De Gioia
In this episode of The Busy Mum Podcast I speak with Melanie De Gioia of Fuga Veloce and Beer with an Engineer Podcast
Tell me a little about yourself
- Mum of 3 under 8
- Project Consultant by trade
- I'm the CEO of FV - which has become my new obsession for the past 12 months
- Starting a Podcast called Beer with An Engineer
- Currently studying with Business School for Mums (https://www.businessschoolformums.com/)
- Just started the process to knock down our house.
What does your typical day look like?
The week is split into 3 types of days…. 3x Work days, 2x Week days, 2x Weekend days.
The best advice you have received
I don't know who gave this to me (think I probably read it somewhere), but the awareness that you will evolve as a human
Fred Orr - How to pass exams
What books are you currently reading OR Netflix / Stan shows
Sorry I'm pretty boring. We don't have a Netflix account as we binge watched the entire West Wing series and lost a lot of time.
I am a huge romance reader, but haven't managed a book in a few months. Because I tend to want to keep reading until all hours of the night and I wasn't getting enough sleep
If you cook, what recipes can you share / meal prep tips
I am not an inspired chef. I must have a recipe that I follow to the letter. I did Weight Watchers in my 20s to learn how to cook...
I remember calling mum on the phone from the supermarket asking "where would I find garlic" and "if I was garlic, what would I look like". I created a Gantt chart the first time I ever cooked a roast – mum explained it to me over the phone and I had to translate it into a project plan/Gantt chart to understand all the timings!
Then I discovered Michelle Bridges and I love her recipes.
What 1 area of your life would you like to improve
- I would like to eat better - recovering chocoholic
- I would like to be fitter/leaner
What's the one thing you do each day (like a hack) that makes your life run smoother?
- Set & forget processes in my life:
- my clothes,
- the towels system,
- putting things in diary
- Meal plan
- Shared calendar
- Action or plan things immediately
What website have you signed up to that you actually find value in receiving their emails?
Pat Flynn – podcast expert
What’s one piece of advice you would give your pre baby self
Keep your bloody mouth shut - my first baby was an anomaly, but I didn't realise that until #2 & #3 came along!
What’s the most useful / useless baby/kids item you have?
- Useful: Cloth nappies.
- Useless: posh baby clothes