When It’s Right It’s Easy

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When it’s right, it’s easy. We’ve firmly established this in my woo woo group. Over and over again we find ourselves exclaiming how easy it is when something goes right for us, when something we want just drops into our laps. But why do we lose faith in that concept in between? Why do we find it so difficult to remember that’s precisely how it works and to make that our modus operandi? One of my esoteric pals reminds me that our job is to turn our boat into the stream and let go of the oars, from Abraham-Hicks. “Allow […]

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Money, Abundance And Prosperity

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One of the recurring themes which comes up when I talk with clients, colleagues, other self-employed folks and friends is money. Or rather fear about lack of it i.e. scarcity.  I am sure this resonates with most readers. How do you keep yourself in an upbeat place about money when you know you’ve not got enough coming in, or you are worried about debt or cash flow struggles and impending difficult decisions about what bills to pay? When I go through a bout of this myself, here are some of the things I do which make a difference. I can’t […]

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Your Best You

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The best way to help others is by becoming the best version of ourselves we can be. A simple truth, maybe, but often pretty challenging. What’s Your Best You? When on a spiritual coaching retreat I created my own personal mantra: “I honour my own light first, and I illuminate the way for others.” The concept of Your Best You reminded me of this, and how far I may have fallen at times from honouring my own light first. If I were to honour my own light first, what would I be doing? Saying NO more, to myself and particularly to others. Resting. Walking. […]

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The Virtual Entrepreneur: This Is The Life

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To the uninitiated, I may look like a saddo because my Significant Other is my laptop. This is because all my working partners and trusted colleagues are geographically remote from me and all my clients too, so pretty much all my relationships involve a Skype connection. My WiFi just went a bit dodgy today and then it went down altogether at lunchtime for about an hour causing palpitations. A 3-way Skype conference had to be abandoned – shame, I’d been looking forward to that. Thank Heavens for my iPad and its 3G card which means I can email someone who’s standing […]

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Successful Entrepreneurship: Is Discipline What It Takes?

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I participated in a lively discussion on Facebook with someone who opened up the debate by asking: “Discipline – do what’s right and necessary before what’s fun & easy – you got any thoughts?” Oh boy, did I have thoughts! I started in with a relatively peaceful “I’ve done it that way all my life but I’m swapping over now that my egg timer might be the other way up. And I find it works better, to my surprise. Now my watchword is ‘when it’s right, it’s easy’. My days of struggle are so over.” A client (and friend) weighed […]

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Creating A Business To Love: Taming The Monster

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If you are self-employed, what I am about to say now may not apply to you. Because you might like pottering about at home, working when you choose and for whom you choose. You may have got used to your income being lumpy and not mind, because you enjoy the freedom it brings. You are your own boss, and leaving aside various uncertainties and the fact that you do everything that needs doing, it’s great. And if that’s you, I’m happy for you; some days that’s me too. But what happens if you are lucky, or successful, or both, is that […]

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Could a Franchise Accelerate Your Business Results?

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How can we entrepreneurs, self-employed people and small business owners earn more money from less time with less hassle? If you start by reading The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber, he explains why most small businesses don’t work and the conflict in each of us who have created a business around doing what we love, and why this leads to the risk of our not loving it quite so much anymore. It all starts with the entrepreneurial seizure, the good idea you had which caused you to start your business. Usually this is about not liking working for a boss, or not being […]

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The Flexible Entrepreneur: Creating A New Personal Reality

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I’ve got dodgy knees and recently I have been affirming “I AM flexible” as a spiritual way of oiling them up a tad. But today I am thinking of flexibility in a whole new light. Recently I was chatting with some of my favourite entrepreneurs about matters of mutual interest. They were telling me stories about what had turned up in their respective businesses – opportunities in the main. Yowser! I love to hear about new opportunities, especially during a recession. Whatever market conditions pertain, there is always something for the died-in-the-wool entrepreneur to get her teeth into. One had been […]

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What Do You Believe About Your Business?

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I was listening to a very thought-provoking CD in my car this week as I was going about my business.   It was about happiness, how we choose it, or not.   And I realised the same principles apply to our businesses as to our lives. What do you believe about your business? Do you believe, for instance, that it takes three years to get a business off the ground?   Then it will. Do you believe that it will be hard work, a struggle? Then you’ll prove yourself right. Do you believe that good staff are hard to find, and retain? Then […]

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