#OwnItSummit – Inspiration

Inspiration is coming thick and fast from the speakers we have lined up for our #OwnItSummit which is scheduled to go out on the weekend of 18th and 19th June 2016. When we hatched that plot, as regular podcast listeners will know, I had no idea that by that date I too would probably be living a life beyond the laptop. And so it is absolutely fascinating to be able to ask questions of those already doing it, those who have designed their own lives to suit themselves and those they love. Sometimes it involves travel, mostly it involves humour […]

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Irritation to Inspiration

With thanks to my client Margaret, who asked me a question last night which prompted me to tell her this story and to realise that it would also make a useful blog post. I live in a building which has been converted into six flats. Mine is the garden flat, as clients who have visited will know. Lucky me. And at least half of my property has a flat roof, so no neighbours overhead my living room, kitchen and office. The flat which is above the other half of my home, my bedroom and bathroom, has been empty for a […]

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Reasons to Hire a Business Mentor

Here’s a list of reasons why clients hire me as their business mentor: They are self-employed and skint and sick of just scraping by They are still in a part-time or full-time day job but the yearning to be their own boss never goes away They have been self-employed for a while but still can’t seem to make it work They have all the right ideas but the money doesn’t seem to follow They want their businesses to work better, recognising that what they’ve created is another version of a job They’ve taken a career break, they couldn’t carry on […]

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Inspiration: The Magic of Breathing

One of the miracles of my body is that it breathes all by itself. I don’t have to get involved. I’ve happily delegated that bit of staying alive to my subconscious and the teamwork’s been going excellently well for 59 years now, since the moment of my birth. And I know about the importance of proper breathing because in earlier times in my life I was a singer. I’ve sung in choirs for more than forty years and there’s nothing like it for raising the spirits. And the importance of the right sort of breath is taught to us singers, […]

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Three Years of Inspiration and Perspiration

What inspires you? When I am wearing my writer’s hat, I take inspiration from the words of others. When I am in my writing chair, I find tuning into the nature outside my office window and the breeze rustling the leaves on the trees is uplifting. I also love books and cinema, meditations, high-quality TV drama, music, people doing their utmost, the sea, and the stars and the moon. There’s more, obviously. I find clients going out of their way during their precious leisure time to learn more about their relationship with money also very inspiring especially an entrepreneur, setting out on […]

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Testimonial: “Deep Thanks For Renewing My Inspiration”

“What a beautiful blast of fresh, ground grass smelling sunny sky dreaming air you are! It is so refreshing to hear somebody appraise so eloquently the spiritual alongside the nuts and bolts aspects of actuating our dreams. I am sure I will not be alone in being touched so by your approach and the warmth of spirit that resonates with it. I see the true treasure of living in alignment to your passion, of following your dreams.  It’s so vital, so core to our happiness and that is what I can see you want to facilitate for people in Club […]

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Small Businesses & Creatives: What Support Do You Need?

What’s stopping you? What’s driving you? What support do you need? Firstly, huge thanks if you’ve taken the time and trouble to go through the first two of my three videos to help you pinpoint what you want, what’s stopping you and what’s driving you. Click here for my third exercise Sometimes it can feel a little lonely for us solopreneurs, sending out our work into the world, wondering if it’s of worth.   That’s why a supportive online community is so important if you work from home, or you’ve a project you want to get underway and you have no like […]

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Coaching Results: What A Difference A (Diligent) Week Makes

About ten days ago, a chap came to see me. This is a man I have known a long time and with whom I have much in common, we like to work the same way. We shared an office for a handful of years and we would both be at our desks by 7 a.m., stealing a march on the day. I know this man. In many respects I am this man. If you cut us each in half, we have the word “discipline” rippled through our sticky pink seaside rock. We both err on the side of discipline. And, […]

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Search For Deeper Water by B.D. Gulledge

“I used to sit on the banks with a raft and watch the water roll lazily by. One day I pushed my raft into the shallows of the water and found the water moved swifter than I thought. My raft was actually a boat. Then, after some time, I rowed my little boat into deeper water. There were great storms, mighty winds, tremendous waves, and sometimes I felt so alone. But I have noticed my little rowboat is now a mighty ship manned by my friends and loved ones; and beautiful calm seas, warm sunny days, and nights filled with […]

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