Best Learning So Far from The Five-Minute Journal

I bought myself a little prezzie a while back, the Five-Minute Journal. I got mine from Amazon UK at a cost of £18 but you can buy it too direct from the Five-Minute people’s own website. When I read out the five daily questions you are encouraged to answer to Nicola on last week’s podcast, she asked “do you really need to buy a special book to do that with?” No, you don’t. But I did, because I wanted to and because I’m not doing any paper and pen journalling anywhere else in 2016 and because I was ready for […]

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Clients Come in Infinite Variety

I had a rather strange and thoughtful day yesterday. Not that my days aren’t often thoughtful, but not many of them are strange. Thankfully. Something I read and something I watched, both about gratitude, encouraged me to think about how grateful I am for my clients, past, present and future. Not just grateful for them in a lump, but grateful for each individual client. And what I realised is that however much we all have in common, we are also always unique. My clients come in infinite variety (like all human beings) and that’s a miracle. So there I was, […]

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A Great Attitude and Serendipitous Opportunities

I was much taken by the words of Earl Nightingale on this meme as it fleeted past me on Facebook on Monday: “A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.” Noticing and studying this message made me realise I had been putting my focus on all the wrong things. When it comes to my clients, my attitude is great and I encourage a great attitude in them too and I see them manifesting all sorts […]

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An Abundance of Gifts from Generous Clients

Recently I have been lucky enough to be on the receiving end of an abundance of gifts from generous clients. I do not invite or solicit or expect gifts. No gifts are required. If you are a client, please do not immediately rush to send me something. Honest! However I do think it is important to be grateful and therefore I am going to list the gifts incoming and be thankful for them. One of my clients makes crafty things. She sent me a little pink duvet for Mitsy. Mitsy studiously ignored it except once to be sick on it. […]

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Balancing Your See Saw

When I was little we used to go to the swings and slides in the park and there would always be a see saw. A see saw then was a plank of wood, balanced in the middle, and you and your friend (or you and your brother or sister) would sit on either end and each take it in turns to push off the ground with your feet, one of you would be down on the ground and the other up in the air, or you’d be travelling between the two. That was what passed for fun in the Fifties. […]

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Sunday Blessings

Sunday seems like a good day to count one’s blessings. Er, actually, now that I come to think of it every day is a good day for counting one’s blessings! Today, here are just a few of the infinite number of blessings in my life that I am choosing to appreciate in this moment. My health I am grateful that I don’t have to think about my health all that much which gives rise to the risk of taking it for granted. I do not. I feel very blessed indeed that I am strong and healthy and emotionally robust. My […]

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Pay What You Want

In the fullness of time, when my own financial ship comes sailing into port, I plan to turn my entire business model over to PWYW – Pay What You Want. This is a movement which is growing in popularity worldwide and it means everyone can afford to work with me as their coach/mentor whatever their current financial circumstances. And it also means that those doing well can decide what our work together is worth to them and reward me accordingly. I already offer my ebooks on this basis and the experiment is one of absolute trust in total abundance and […]

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100 Gratitudes: What I Learned About My Own Entrepreneurship

A friend and colleague challenged me to participate in Dr Robert Holden’s 100 Gratitudes.  I accepted with alacrity, as is my wont, and then repented at leisure, as is also my wont, when I worked out how time-consuming it would be for me to fully participate. Then I sulked for a bit, resentful of the ‘work’ I had taken on. Then – as luck would have it – I leaped out of bed on a Sunday morning, early, and they all just flowed out of me. Gorgeous when that happens, when I allow. As I prefer to write everything online, I […]

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Where Would I Be Without My Virtual Pals?

I had a bad day. It happens. I was grappling with hard decisions and uncertainty and – oh yes – it was raining for 24 hours nonstop. Reasons to be cheerful were thin on the ground and when you work at home on your own, this can add up to a bleak prospect. Fortunately for me I have a long line of pals with whom I have credit in the emotional bank. So I reached out. And oh, what succour I received!  I asked a couple of different folks if I could call and both gave me the best part […]

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