Tara Brach and True Refuge at Alternatives

On Monday night I went to Alternatives in St James’s Piccadilly. The nice man who opened proceedings asked people to raise their hand if they’d never been before. About half of the audience did so. He said, very humourously I thought, that Alternatives had been there for thirty years and what’d kept them! And it reminded me (marketing insight) that however well-known you are to some, you are still a well-kept secret to most. All day Monday I was thinking about going out in the evening and wondering who else was going. I thought about putting it on Facebook as […]

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The SXM Coach: 31 Days of Abundance, Day Twenty Four

Yesterday I took a day out of the office, a day to learn how to be a better coach and to grab some inspiration for how I might (if I wanted) re-shape my coaching business. I went with an abundance of clients from my Club 100, all coaches, to see Rich Litvin present a Deep Coaching Masterclass for Alternatives. Just before Christmas one of my new clients said she wanted to build her new coaching business according to the principles Rich taught in the book he co-wrote with Steve Chandler called The Prosperous Coach, the same book which made me […]

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Martha Beck Wants Me For A Shaman

This post was first published in June 2008 on a previous blog. I went to spend the day on Friday with wonderful Martha Beck. For those of you who don’t know her, she appears on Oprah as their life coach in residence and oddly was on Oprah on Friday when she was also live with me in St Ethelburga’s Church in Bishopsgate.  Go figure.  Martha is awesome but I don’t think even she has managed to be physically in two places at once yet!  The day was organised by the fabulous team at Alternatives and provided a lovely day out […]

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Neighbours, Everybody Needs Good Neighbours

I promised myself that 2014 would be a year of adventures (this was before I changed my word(s) of the year to Big Magic). And in order to have adventures, you have to get out of the house. So last night I went to see John-Paul Flintoff speak at Alternatives. It was part of my new year’s resolutions to get back to Alternatives more. If you have never been and don’t know what I am talking about, Alternatives run a series of Monday night talks at the beautiful Wren church in Piccadilly, St James’s. I was meeting my friend Marion […]

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Alternatives: Creating a Business to Love

The wonderful, brilliant, fabulous Alternatives have asked me to run a business workshop for them on 6th November called Creating a Business to Love after my e-book of the same name.   Here’s what the blurb says about the day in their Autumn 2010 Programme: “As the nine-to-five treadmill becomes increasingly unappealing for many, the task is to create a business that you love and that serves the life you want. Do you want to be successfully self-employed, exchanging time for money and paying your bills every month with ease and grace?   Would you like to rest easy in pricing yourself appropriately and asking for […]

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Saturday with Byron Katie & Alternatives

After a very long, tiring and emotionally exhausting day on Friday, again I got up at 8 a.m. to go to a workshop, making it the second 6-day week on the trot.   Remind me to do less, Gentle Reader, please – I’m a fool to myself. Although I have owned her book, I have never done Byron Katie’s work before but always knew that one day would be The Day, and Saturday was that day.   I spent the morning hot, uncomfortable, exhausted, dehydrated, a bit grumpy and wishing I was at home in bed, wondering why on earth I had signed up to […]

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Entrepreneurs: Every Day is Blissful and Unique

Another wonderful, unique day in the life of an Everyday Entrepreneur. The weather conditions today were blissful for working in the Abundance Shed – sunny and yet breezy. I found myself reflecting often throughout the day and even exclaiming out loud or really seriously delving into the concept and feelings of how lucky I am to work at home, al fresco. Today was a day of two halves.   It began and ended with coaching – Antonietta, Ntathu, Andre & Mary Ann, one of whom was a no-show so I kept on working anyway. The other half of the day – […]

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