Confident of My Own Worth

Today a wonderful thing happened. A client gave me a 20% payrise. I do remember this happening once before in the days when I was an accountant, when a chap told me I was worth more than he was paying me so he wanted me to charge him more in future. And occasionally now clients send me a little top up, which is very lovely. Yesterday, when I got my 20% payrise, I thanked my client and told him he was very abundant. And he replied saying that I was worth every penny. And more. And I realised I already […]

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Temptation Dilemmas and Confident Decision-Making

I’ve been privileged to assist clients this week with making decisions based around temptation. The dilemmas arose because they had been offered opportunities which were not central to their business and so they didn’t know whether to welcome these with open arms for the fee or turn them away as distractions. If I talk to you, I can usually tell because your voice will give me the clues. Often the hairs will rise on my arms as I hear your energy change when you talk about the right choice, the right one for you. But how can you make these […]

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Confidence: A Little Goes A Long Way

I received an email from a client tonight. I read it, smiled and went to delete it. And then I thought: “No. There’s something in this which might be important for all of us.” Here’s what my client said:  “You have given me much confidence. Thank you.“ Doesn’t look like much, does it?   So small I almost missed it for a couple of reasons. First off, it’s only eight words and it sounds like a throwaway remark.   It’s always nice to get a thank you, but this isn’t about me. It is about good listening and good noticing but – […]

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