The Story 

Ok, let's start with the elephant in the room. Or in this case, a hippo. 
 
If you've read my blog about personality types you probably already understand but if not, here's what it's all about... 
 

I'm a Hippo 

If you think about a hippo in the wild they seem like lazy creatures. 
 
They plod along and try not to get sun burnt. They do what needs to be done. But have you seen a hippo when they are on a mission? Those bad boys can reach speeds of up to 30km per hour! They are head down, charging forward and not stopping until their mission is complete. 
 
That's how I feel when a client gives me a job to do. I'll find the easiest and quickest way to get the job done, and i'll charge forward until everything is done and dusted. Then I'll make a cuppa , and go back to avoiding the sun. 

The Colour Purple. 

There are 2 main reasons behind the colour. 
 
Firstly, I'm epileptic and purple is the colour that represents epileptics around the world. We think I've been epileptic since day dot. I started having seizures when I was less than a year old and they've progressively got worse over my life time. Most of the time epilepsy doesn't bother me at all. I just need to hippo on. 
 
The second reason is a bit nerdy. During my company rebrand quest I got stuck for a colour. I kept going back to green because it's my favourite colour but it just didn't feel right. Something just didn't click. 
 
Then I watched Alita: Battle Angel. 

BOOM! 

There it was, a sign from the universe. 
 
Alita's fight colours are black, greys, and PURPLE. 
 
I felt a connection with Alita, I won't spoil the film for you but let's just say against all odds, she comes out fighting. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. 

#BeMoreHippo 

The Logo 

I've had my hippo inside my head for what seems like an eternity. She was itching to get out. I had a basic image drawn out and the designer came back to me with my absolute dream logo. 

She was born. 

I don't even mind telling you I cried. It was like all my birthdays had come at once. Al knew exactly what I wanted and within what felt like seconds, I had her on the screen in front of me. My inner animal was now ready to be shown to the world. 

#BeMoreHippo 

My hashtag is about being strong, knowing your worth and stomping out any obstacles put in front of you. Just like a hippo would. 
 
It’s about knowing your limits and resting when it’s important too! A hippo does not run at 30km an hour for 16 hours a day! No, we do what we can then we relax and enjoy life. 
 
Want to know more? Just ask! 
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