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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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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When Will You Learn to Rest?

When I was a newbie coach aged about 48 I took on a new client who was a little older than me. She wrote in advance to say that for a couple of years she’d been in a fog due mainly to the menopause and the death of her mother. I remember thinking, but not saying, and be kind please… I wasn’t yet much of a coach in those days…Get. A. Grip. I’m almost ashamed to write that now, having spent the intervening 15 years listening to +/- a thousand people tell me their life stories. And what makes that […]

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Three Days Offline and My Fantasy Memo from the Big U

In an ideal world, if the Big U had plans for me to be offline for three days then I’d like to get a memo in advance. It would say: “Dear Judith We are taking you offline for three days. You will first notice this just seconds before you plan to stream the BAFTAs in bed on Sunday night. Monday will be fine, you hadn’t planned to work that day anyway, part of your recovery plan from your brother’s 60th birthday party. But by Tuesday you will start to be inconvenienced and have no choice but to pass this on […]

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In Love With Your Business

It has been a bittersweet week, with at least one client finishing up a series of coaching with me and another two coming very close to that end point. This is always a happysad day. I like to think of them as graduating. And I have to warn them I shall be keeping a watchful eye on them, albeit from a vantage point slightly further back. Not in a stalker-ish way, you understand! But clients moving out makes room for clients coming in and happily there are several nice and interesting people working their way through my induction process right now, which always gladdens my […]

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What Did You Do on Your Easter Holidays

Sometimes I know what I am going to say in my weekly Friday newsletters a day or two or even three in advance and I write them then, feeling a little bit smug that I am ahead of this week’s game. Sometimes I don’t know what I am going to say and I trust my intuition that when I wake up on Thursday morning I will be inspired. And so it is. And sometimes I wake up on Thursday morning and I still have no idea what I am going to write. Last week was one of those. On Wednesday I […]

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An Alternative Reality of Ease and Abundance

I’m working with at least one business owner who has had enough of the struggle. His very first question to me in 2017 was “Is business always this hard?”  I remind him of that whenever we stray off the point; he wants it easier. He’s very successful and from the outside his life looks enviable. On the inside there’s currently quite a lot of discomfort as he feels his way to a better place, inventing what that is as he goes and casting off the old. He told me a fascinating story which reminded us about our shared values, about how we […]

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Comparisonitis: More Right Than Wrong

What to do when the dreaded comparisonitis kicks in and the inevitable downward spiral of demotivation and paralysis follows? My tips are around not comparing and judging yourself harshly, but just to draw inspiration instead from someone who is a little or a long way ahead of you in your business or in anything you are admiring of or striving for in your life. Do something, anything, that makes you feel better about yourself and/or changes your state. That might be going for a walk, or meditating, or expressing gratitude. Cook a nice dinner which feels like pampering yourself, a […]

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