Extreme Self-Care

I am grateful to my client R for asking: A seemingly regular feature of my weekly check-in (and those of several others) has been the inclusion of “extreme self care”. I realised I needed to be more specific – what does it mean to me. I’m interested to know what you have on your list for self-care. Turns out that self-care means something different to everyone but here’s what came from Club 100 in response to R’s question. Meditation, movement, walks in nature, yoga/pilates, smoothies, massage, time out in a cafe, a bath with soothing music, a comfy sofa and […]

Keep Reading »

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 […]

Keep Reading »

Invest In You: Extreme Self-Care For Small Business Owners

What is Extreme Self-Care and why do you need to practise it as the owner of your own small business? ESC is the art of going out of your way to invest in you first because you are the finest asset in your business.   Think of  those who depend on you and the income you generate.   What would your business be without you? Feed and nourish your mind, body, spirit, creativity, energy. Do stuff that makes you sing, and shine and excel.   Prioritise what’s really important to keep in the zone and do it first before the demands of […]

Keep Reading »

Five Things About Love – And Your Small Business Success

I’m reviewing all my old online content going back to 2005 which one of my technical team kindly imported from previous websites, newsletters and blogs.  Fashions, energies and writing styles change and very little still makes sense in today’s world so I am trashing a lot of it but and winkling out and re-publishing what still resonates for me. I hope it finds a match with you. I found this story of a talk I did with a group of newbie therapists way back in perhaps 2007, maybe even earlier. I wrote that when I thought through in advance what I […]

Keep Reading »

August is Extreme Self-Care Month

Regular readers will know I always have August off in the UK.   And I use it for zapping tolerations.   I notice from a blog post from mid July last year, that my holiday To Do List had 21 items on it.   This year’s is somewhat shorter which is gratifying in itself. I wonder if there’s a direct correlation between how stressed one is and how long one’s To Do List?   Discuss. I’ve stolen a march on August this year and started to zap tolerations during July – ha ha!   I’ve already booked my annual oven clean and replaced the oven […]

Keep Reading »

Entrepreneurs: Taking Care of Your Finest Asset – You!

If you work for yourself and there’s only you, as is the case with the majority of self-employed people, then you are both the finest asset( and worst liability) of your own business.   The only asset.   So it follows that without you, there is no business and its also highly likely that your income would cease. Before we get into the many and varied ways in which we can sort out the issue of the income not actually needing to cease without you, which is another story for another day, we have to get you fit, healthy and strong for […]

Keep Reading »

Another Overdue Rampage of Appreciation

Due to being a bit under the weather, I had to cancel my plans for today and stay at home. Once I worked out the upside of that, I realised I had – oh joy of joys – a completely free day on my hands. Which meant I could tidy the office, go shopping, do the filing, the washing, the accounts and my expenses, catch up with The Archers for 10 episodes, Twitter a lot, rack up another handful of ticket sales for the upcoming Property Day, plan a teleseminar for this morning, get the place cleaned, interact big time […]

Keep Reading »