Podcast Ep 98: Digital Addiction Makes You Unhappy

In today’s episode of the podcast, episode 98, Nicola and I debate our digital addiction.  Not just ours, but that shared by almost all smartphone users where it is well documented that people check their phones 83 times a day, about twice as much as they estimate they do. You know you’ve got a problem when the bright white light keeps you awake in the night because you find it difficult to detach at bedtime. I know that if I make the mistake of checking mine in the middle of the night, I will NEVER get back to sleep! Apparently […]

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Back to Life Back to Reality

Monday. 1st September 2014. Back to life. Back to reality. It’s been a tremendous summer here in the UK and I am hopeful there’s still more sunshine to come and yet there’s something irrefutable about today. It’s the beginning of a new term, even though it is more than 40 years since terms were relevant to me. It’s something one never shakes off. It’s all I can do not to pop out and buy a nice new pencil case and a shiny pointy protractor. My September new broom is sweeping clean. I am beginning today to experiment with some new […]

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How To Be A Mum And An Entrepreneur At Half Term – Don’t!

All but one of my clients right now are women, and the majority of all my clients are parents. At half-term, how do you juggle being a Mum with being an Entrepreneur? Don’t! That’s my advice. Don’t split your focus. Organise your time across the business year so as to work extra efficiently during term time and be with your children when they are off school at half terms and holidays. That’s easy for me to say, isn’t it? I don’t have kids, but here’s what I have observed over decades of working with parents who are self-employed. You feel guilty […]

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