What’s Knocked You Off Your Certainty?

During my conversation with E, she reminded me of a couple of things which affect a lot of my clients, especially newbies but not exclusively so as you will read in her own story. The first one was that she felt she had lost her way, her niche, her focus. Actually when she told me about herself and her four decades of experience in her profession and the results she’s achieved and her high profile in syndicated columns and having been a talk show host, and particularly about her best clients, those who are still with her after many years […]

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Dial Down Your Spinning Mind

Earlier this month I enjoyed a wonderful session with a client just renewing for a second year, and stepping up her commitment to herself and her business by upgrading from Small Business Big Magic, my starter group, to Club 100, my intermediate group. No sooner had she done that than she wrote me an email detailing the various financial and other lucky abundances which had “just dropped into her lap” as a result of her commitment. Magical miracles, until we both remembered that exactly the same thing happened last year when she started with me. It’s that intent, I am […]

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My First Proper Book

Three weeks ago I had a mini epiphany when I was out driving the car, as often happens. Driving in a trance has become my new shower equivalent when it comes to creative ideas generation and excavating solutions to problems, mine or yours. I’ve been thinking for what feels like ages about writing, writing more and becoming a writer first and foremost in the sense that I would put Writer in my passport instead of Coach. And yet I am SO not ready to give up coaching and mentoring, in fact I am enjoying that work more than ever right […]

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Around My World in 7 Days – She’s Up!

On Thursday, I re-connected with a chap I first met in 2012 when I spoke at the invitation of Action Jackson to the Bold Achievers group of young people in Holloway, North London. This young man distinguished himself that evening by already having published a book for student entrepreneurs, and this week he updated me on how he’d turned that into a business which involved him public speaking and teaching and inspiring others. We were talking in the week between his wedding and his honeymoon, and that gives you a clue to the man. He wanted to look at his […]

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Podcast Ep 140: One to One -v- One to Many

Nicola receives a wonderful challenge for our theme of the week, from one of those she met on her recent trip to Oz: “Our issue is that the vast majority of clients to our private psychology practice do not want to be identified. That is, people who experience depression, grief, anxiety, relationship issues etc do not want to be ‘seen’ by others. This makes it difficult to create a community. This limits us a bit. We are trying to leverage our time by somehow going from the ‘one on one’ counselling sessions to ‘one to many’ opportunities. Not sure yet […]

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Testimonial: The Coach We All Want

Recently I made a new virtual friend in Texas. Here’s the testimonial E sent me after she booked one of my Entrepreneur of the Day calls: “I very much appreciate the generous gift of your time to help me clear my mind this morning. I cannot thank you enough for your wisdom, clarity and meeting me exactly where I am. I love the “let’s cut to the chase” no nonsense approach and grounded suggestions. This call with you was vastly different than other “strategy” calls I’ve had; no salesy talk, no marketing, just being interested in me, listening and being […]

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Testimonial: Gold-Dusted Goodies

I often dream about my clients, about them personally and about thoughts and ideas and solutions for them. A few weeks ago a client let me know she’d had a dream about me and sent me this testimonial with permission to share in one of my newsletters. What a gift from her to me is this? “I had a dream last week which you were in. At the end of the dream you gave me a present, a little see-through plastic box containing 12 dark chocolate truffles. Each had gold dust sprinkled on the top. When I remembered the dream […]

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Podcast Ep 139: Setting Your Business Boundaries

Today’s challenge is a deliciously emotionally messy one for us to get our teeth into and all about setting your business boundaries and policing them. It’ll be perfect for my book too. You know how when someone pushes you an inch and you don’t like it but you go with it ‘cos well… it’s only an inch. And then they do it again and you can’t complain ‘cos you didn’t last time and it’s well… still only an inch, though it adds up to two inches now. And next thing you know you are seventeen inches away from where you […]

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