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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Creating an Offer

You’ll remember last week I told you that Susan had given me a couple of ideas for my newsletter and we started by talking about #1 which was Growing Your Platform. This week? #2 is Creating an Offer. When Susan and I first spoke way back last September we got on the same page about her new business and we brainstormed her ideal client and her new pricing and how many clients she would need/want at that price. Pretty standard stuff round these parts. But we overlooked something quite crucial. Susan is reassuringly expensive. And last week she wondered aloud […]

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How to Grow Your Platform

That was the expression Susan used which stayed with me and shone out glowingly from my notes. She said that one of the things she knew she had achieved in the last six months was that she had grown her platform. What does that mean? Well, to Susan it means that she is more visible and more people know about her and what she’s up to and how she can help them. She’s like that yellow tulip in my photo there, we can spot her a mile off. It also means that some of those people are offering to pay […]

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Double Lively: Me and Danny Dyer

My not-so-secret guilty pleasure is Danny Dyer. Him off EastEnders. Not that I would know that as I haven’t watched it for twenty years. And my guilty pleasure is not so secret either since I tell you all over Facebook whenever I get the chance. My favourite DD moments are: Him calling lexicographer Susie Dent “a raving sort”. Would that he would call me that. Him discovering on Who Do You Think You Are that he was related to the British Royal Family all the way back to Edward III in the 1300s (and I’ll forgive him his truly awful […]

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