Have You Cracked It Yet?

There’s a thing which I see my self-employed clients doing. Heck, I do it myself. We teach what we most need to learn, and whatever it is that we are teaching is only fascinating to us while we are still getting to grips with it ourselves. Once we crack it, we move on. Thus I see: Business Owners who can’t get the staff Marketers who won’t market themselves Coaches who won’t invest in one Writers who won’t use their own gifts with the virtual pen to market their own work Virtual Assistants who aren’t outsourcing Systems geniuses who are a […]

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Podcast Ep 96: The Right Kind of Customers and Clients

After taking five weeks’ holiday from the podcast personally, and being ably stood in for by five fabulous women, today I am back and talking to Nicola about the bittersweet feelings of a new coaching year as mine seems increasingly to start in September these days, where once it was January. In episode 96 we catch up, and we talk about books and spiders and clutter-clearing and the inexorable approach of autumn which so many love and I find really very difficult indeed. Returning to work was, for me, a rude shock to the system but, as ever, I come […]

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Clients: 31 Days of Abundance, Day Thirty One

The biggest abundance in my life, bar none, is my clients. I’ve saved the best for last, for Day Thirty One of 31 Days of Abundance. I have drawn to me a gorgeousness which passeth all understanding. I am one lucky, lucky business coach and mentor. My Club 100 members, twenty five of whom are coming to lunch at our annual Summer Party on Saturday 9th August, include Richard, Natasha, Susie, Julia, Wendy, Lotte, Sam, Cristina, Sally, Veronica, Andrea, Sue, Alison, Karen and another Natasha, another Allison and another Sue, Jo and another Karen, Penelope, Riana, Jennifer and two more […]

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It’s A Love Thang

I encourage my clients to love what they do and do only what they love. That doesn’t mean all the other stuff can’t or doesn’t get done, far from it. Since my new clients are largely ignoring most of those bits anyway, we look for ways to clear the clutter and get those bits handled either by paying for it to be done, or by swapping skills with someone who gobbles up that sort of stuff. A good way to work out which tasks should be on your To Do list and which on somebody else’s is to measure your energy; […]

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No Way To Start 2010 – What’s Slipped Your Mind?

I sprang out of bed at 0815 this morning because I was expecting a tradesman, long appointed, at 0830.   I think its fair to assume, don’t you, that at 0830 on the first working day of 2010 I was, in fact, his first business appointment, his first customer of 2010? And he didnt show up.   So just before lunchtime I rang him and he said I had “slipped his mind”.   Since all he has to do in his business is show up and service clients, this is no way to start a new business year, no way to have happy […]

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