Your Primary Aim: Your Big Why

Do you know WHY you want to create a business to love? When I run workshops based around Creating a Business to Love, using E-Myth techniques, I ask you to paint your Primary Aim and to get in touch with a bold, colourful and exciting vision of how your business will serve your life not the other way around, which is how most of us in the self-employed sector work. This frequently causes tears and laughter, not least from those of us who are a bit shy of our drawing skills (!). But you don’t need to be a great […]

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Business Coaching is about the Business Owner

Just under half of my clients this week have wanted to talk about something other than their business. And when it’s not about the business per se, it’s about the business owner. I am grateful to these clients for the occasional break in routine questions about how to make more money more easily, although I love both halves of my work equally. This week the “problem” was that people were feeling down or bleurgh, they just couldn’t make themselves work but they feel guilty when they take time off when there’s so much to do. Or they were feeling financially […]

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Will A Business Coach Help You With Your Personal Stuff Too?

The short answer is yes, this Business Coach will. Why? Because you are a human being too and you come with all sorts of stuff attached; a wife, a husband or a partner (sometimes more than one of each!), children, parents, obligations, duties, responsibilities, pets, health challenges, pets and/or partners with health challenges, and so on. All human beings do and in my opinion it is not ideal to even attempt to separate the human part of you from the business part. Our job together is a find a way to address issues arising and clear out what we can […]

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Monday Morning Accountability With My Club 100

Its Monday morning again which  means I attend Facebook live between 10 and 12 to help my Club 100 clients work out what they want to celebrate having achieved last week and what they intend to complete this coming week. I know its accountability which makes all the difference to my clients. Someone’s watching, someone cares and in Club 100 that’s not just me, that’s their virtual pals as well. And we are not just virtual pals either, this coming Friday six of the Club 100 members are coming together in my garden shed for the first time since our […]

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In Business, When Is The Right Time To Ask For Help?

I’m looking back at my diary for this week just gone and pondering on the lessons I’ve learned for myself and for my clients. Generically, they fall into the category of when is the right time to ask for help and how to best use your business coach/mentor. Getting in touch before you start up in business can seem premature. We are discussing ifs and maybes, possibles and intangibles. But we are able to do some useful planning, brainstorming and visioning. We can get clear on what you want for your business and discuss such things as targets, pricing and […]

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Do You Wanna Drive Or Would You Like To Dance?

When I first started my coaching business way back in 2004 I called it DriveDance. And people often ask me why. I was mentoring a brand consultant at the time and together we investigated the things I love, the energies I wanted to bring through my work to share with my clients. A list of those favourite things included driving and dancing and from that we created my first website. And then I realised that driving and dancing are the twin energies of coaching, the yin and the yang. Traditionally it is thought that anyone signing up for coaching will […]

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A Fabulous Testimonial Has Flooded In…

A fabulous testimonial has flooded in from a lady who wishes, for the moment,  to remain anonymous.   She has recently joined my Better Business Brigade but we have been working together informally and exchanging skills for nearly a year now. And we met on Twitter so there’s a poke in the eye for people who say that Social Media Marketing doesn’t work! Here’s what my lovely new client has to say about what she has achieved even before we started to work formally together: Dear Judith I forgot to say in the meeting that I am so grateful for the advice you […]

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The Entrepreneurial Curse of Perfectionism

The joy of being a Business Mentor is that lots of my business clients remind me in their daily sessions about the stuff I know about but either havent implemented myself yet, or have started but not finished, or started, got great results and stopped doing.   Doh, that last one really hurts to even say. My old Grandpa used to say “don’t do what I do, do as I tell you” but us coaches are obsessed with authenticity and so its great to get these nudges and reminders to do stuff or reinstate others stuff, especially that which I have […]

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