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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Don’t Worry… Choose Happy

I’ve got some observations about worry to share with you and, if you recognise yourself in these tales, thank you for being my inspiration today and always. I am grateful to two of my clients in Club 100 who taught me some vital distinctions about worry. How not to, basically. Or how to worry a lot less, and that any energy and vital life force thus expended is mostly wasted and wasteful. They both flagged in our group or to me individually that they had Something Quite Big to worry about. Although I tend to ever so slightly overservice my […]

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How This Business Coach/Mentor Can Help You

I am someone to whom you can report progress, find accountability and celebrate success. I am an emotional support when feelings overwhelm or block you from being able to do your work. You can pick my brains, we can compare notes, and solve problems. We can work out the best way for you to do something or get it done. You can bounce ideas off me in ways which help you make your own decisions. I will remind you to dig in, and to keep on keeping on. I will help you shape your ideas into winners and earn from your […]

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A Superfluity of Success

Last week my clients in Club 100 thought they broke me. Pffft! As if. But I tell you this…if I was gonna go, that’s the way I’d want it to be, in a week like that, a week of joy and celebration with my fabulous clients. And, to be fair, I gave them good cause to think they’d broken me and that it was All Their Faul One day last week their good news just kept on coming in waves and it has barely stopped this week. And, credit where credit is due, it is all down to them. They just wanted […]

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Certainty and Wisdom

Thank you to all those who wrote in after last week’s newsletter. You make my day when you do that. It is the way to this writer’s heart. Thanks to Katherine who sent me this photo. You can find more of her cross stitch patterns featuring quirky quotes and beautiful word clouds at her Etsy shop KeenStitch. Liz and I had an exchange of emails as we are wont to do, always a meeting of minds. And words. And Sarah, who is a client who gives me the BEST testimonials, sent in another one. Let me be clear… it isn’t […]

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