The Vibe: Little Miracles Get Bigger Every Day

I know some of my readers, family and friends think I’m as mad as a box of frogs with all my talk of woo woo but, like everything else I believe in my life, the more I practise it, the better my results. And the more it becomes my truth, the more I come to regard it as a reliable tool I can use to fix almost anything. Yesterday, yet more evidence showed up in my life and I love evidence because it encourages more believers. A woman I know quite well booked herself into my online diary during the […]

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Measurement, Energy And Attention For Entrepreneurs

We have been looking at measurement and evaluation in one of my entrepreneur coaching groups. How important are quantifiable results for your business? I will let you decide, but what I wanted to share with you today is The Hawthorne Principle: what we observe, or measure, increases. What do you want to increase in your business? Turnover Profit Sales Number of clients Number of visitors to your website and blog Sign-ups to your newsletter Average spend by client Number of networking events attended and how much business comes from them Pieces of work quoted for Confirmed orders Money into your business […]

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Where Do You Get Your Motivation?

A friend and colleague who is a born again Christian once asked me: “Judith, where do you get your motivation from?” I must admit I had never considered it until that day.   Lots of energy and can-do are just “me”.  I leap out of bed in the morning, eager to attack my projects, hang out with my beloved clients and cool colleagues and get my writing done. I think I must have replied to the effect that my energy is God-given, not God in the sense that she would use it necessarily but God nonetheless, in that the divine spark […]

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What My Entrepreneur Clients Learned in Just 30 days

I asked a group of my self-employed clients to write up the best thing they learned during just 30 days on their journey to better entrepreneurship. Here’s a summary of their answers. Emotional Intelligence A certain type of creative solopreneur uses their inner guidance system to keep them in their preferred zone for moving forward. This might be joy, excitement, happiness, listening to and trusting their innate wisdom and their gut reaction to offers and opportunities and knowing that all good things come from within. Their learning was to stay in a place of trust with this and not be […]

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The Value of Belonging to a Lively Community for Entrepreneurs

Yesterday was a full-on day, as I have already reported in yesterday’s blog. Mondays see my entrepreneur clients begin afresh with renewed vigour, not least because I require them to attend an accountability check-in. Also we all seemed to have had a stonking week last week, the first full week of 2014, and that energy is spilling over into our community. All good, generally. But that same energy and the sheet quantum of yesterday’s group output was exhausting to about ten percent of our membership. This caused us to have a debate about how best to manage the overwhelm that […]

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Live Your Own Life: Love And Acceptance

I’ve noticed how much time and energy and love my well-meaning friends and colleagues and I put into thinking about other peoples’ lives. And I’ve decided to stop doing it. It isn’t that I don’t care, far from it. In fact the problem is caring too much and to an inappropriate degree. Here’s a list of the sorts of things I’ve noticed we say to each other when we get together: I wish she would just focus on one thing and make her life easier I wish he would drink less/eat more/get a cleaner/get a life I wonder why she […]

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When’s The Right Time To Push And When To Allow?

When’s the right time to push and when to allow? Oh God, I wish I knew the answer to this one, but I do have some thoughts. I’ve been with clients all day today and this has been the recurring theme. When’s the right time to sit back and wait and allow and take a light yin approach and when is a more forthright pushing yang energy the most appropriate option? Whenever I post something on Facebook about receiving, allowing and relaxing so that something you want may manifest, I am swamped with blokey energy comments and feedback (which may […]

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Testimonials: The Lovely Things Natasha Says

When your business is all about helping other people, the outpouring of energy can sometimes feel like it flows in one direction only – out. The bliss of coaching and mentoring is that the good vibrations flow back in too, in the form of heart-warming testimonials and a general sense of well being on the days one is able to be of service. One of my clients, Natasha, who thinks she is not a writer, sends me the most beautiful testimonials in emails. I’m sharing a selection here so you will see what fun she is and so she will […]

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