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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Podcast Ep 138: Getting Off the Starting Blocks

In today’s episode of Own It! the Podcast Nicola and I debate how our entrepreneur clients seem to crave certainty. As I write that I am aware that that sentence makes no sense whatsoever, since being an entrepreneur is absolutely the antithesis of certainty LOL! In fact, after a while, it is precisely what you will like best about working for yourself, that there is very little certainty, lots of variety and that everything changes all the time. Just. Like. Life. What are we like with our cravings? Nevertheless we debate what we of us would try to get clients […]

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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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The More I Find Out The Less I Know: A Story About Four Quid

As I get older, two ever-increasing certainties creep up on me: 1.   The more I know the less I understand 2.   The longer I live the easier it is to make sense of my world, as I join up the dots Funny that, as they’re contradictory, aren’t they? I think the first one refers to the certainty I enjoyed as a younger woman. I see it in the next generation now. It must go with the territory called Youth.   My certainty has been knocked out of me. Not in my professional life where certain things will always […]

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