Podcast Ep 137: Nobody Likes Change

Nicola has a client who is going through some changes in her business and attempting to take her clients with her. They are cutting up rough, and I’m not surprised. When I sold my accountancy business, my staff didn’t like it and my clients weren’t all that keen either. When my optician sold his business, well… suffice to say I’m still not over it yet. When Sage and Facebook make changes, I’m grumpty. When Anne French discontinued their fragrance free cleansing milk in the Nineties, I’m still mourning that loss too! Nobody likes change, despite it being our only constant. […]

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BIG TALK Launches Today!

If you are the sort of person who feels better for a good talk, join the club. Me too! As a woman who’s been helping her clients enjoy happier lives for nearly 40 years, I’ve enjoyed thousands and thousands of conversations with people just like you. And I know it makes a big difference to have someone with whom to share things you might not have told another living soul, perhaps not even admitted to yourself. A confidante An ally A secret weapon Someone who helps you excavate your best you I’ve discovered that lots of us get clear about […]

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Stop Being So NICE

It’s time to stop being so nice and put yourself first for a change. Last night on the weekly 30DC webinar, a number of questions were about how best to use time remaining now that we are in the second half of the 30 days and the egg timer is the other way up. What once seemed like plenty of time is now draining away at a rate which feels like its accelerating. Its not (obviously) but we all know that feeling don’t we? Some were asking what they should do in the event they had fallen behind with all […]

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Change Starts With Me

Matthew Parris writing in The Times (a couple of years back) said: “We have been paying ourselves more than our efforts were earning. We sought political leaders who would assure us that the good times would never end and we voted for those who offered that assurance. We sought credit for which we had no security and we gave our business to the banks that advertised it. We wanted free and better health care and demanded chancellors who paid for it without putting up our taxes. We wanted salacious stories in our newspapers and bought the papers that broke the […]

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The January Effect

January gives us all a kick up the proverbial to get on and change or improve our lives and businesses and most of us can sustain our New Year’s resolutions for some or all of the month before the January effect fizzles and dies. Here are a couple of strategies I see my clients employing which I think will stay the distance. Slow and Steady Wins The Race Don’t try to run before you can walk or load yourself up with too long a To Do List. Pick a couple of smallish things this week and get them done, get […]

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