Opportunity: 31 Days of Abundance, Day Six

As I look at my diary for the upcoming week I notice there’s an abundance of new opportunities. Someone is coming to spend the afternoon with me on Tuesday. Although our paths have crossed once or twice, I don’t really know this woman at all or her me. So we are spending an afternoon hanging out on a voyage of mutual exploration in my lovely garden. Hmm, I see rain is forecast. Never mind, that won’t dampen our enthusiasm for each other or for the new and, being the optimist that I am, I shall expect the weather to miraculously […]

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Money, Abundance And Prosperity

One of the recurring themes which comes up when I talk with clients, colleagues, other self-employed folks and friends is money. Or rather fear about lack of it i.e. scarcity.  I am sure this resonates with most readers. How do you keep yourself in an upbeat place about money when you know you’ve not got enough coming in, or you are worried about debt or cash flow struggles and impending difficult decisions about what bills to pay? When I go through a bout of this myself, here are some of the things I do which make a difference. I can’t […]

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Cashflow 101: Learning to Receive

Yesterday I ran this year’s first Cashflow 101 game for my clients. It turned into a beautiful sunny day which was just as well as we were playing in my garden office. I have written before how powerful these games are for all concerned, including for myself as banker/facilitator. I absolutely know that this is the most powerful work I do as a coach and mentor in the area of money and wealth creation and yesterday’s main learning for all of us seemed to be around being happy to receive. All the players were women, this may be irrelevant, but […]

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Speedy Invoicing: Prompt Payment: Easy Terms

Talking about money can be icky. A lot of my clients don’t like it and get themselves into all sorts of pickles with doing it, or failing to do it. What helps your clients is to understand how you do all of these things. How your pricing is calculated. When you will invoice them and how quickly. How you will expect them to pay and when. And how you can make all of that really easy for them. Today I spoke to a lady who confessed she had not done her invoicing since before Christmas and now life is painful […]

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Worried About Money? We ALWAYS Have Enough

In my former life as an accountant, a couple of clients killed themselves over their concerns about money, the VAT man’s threats, the business pressures and cashflow or lack thereof. It was dreadful. I was a lot younger then and I was deeply affected by both deaths, I even went to the funeral of one. I remember thinking “it’s only money” and coming to understand what that really means, but many people feel deeply stressed by financial matters and even shame. Our lives are worth so much more than that. A life lived in scarcity gets a bit grim, no […]

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Your Small Business, Your Money and You

One of the things I like to get into with my clients pretty quickly is how much money you need to make from your small business and how quickly. That way we can make a meaningful plan. So one of the first things I need to know is how much money do you need to make each month to pay your bills in the place in your life where you are right now. This is Goal One. This is quite distinct from how much money you would like to make in the future, that’s another goal for another day. First […]

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New Online and Offline Business Group for 250 British Women

Today, as is my wont, I am launching a new business idea. Its the T1ME Business Circle for Women. The gestation period for this idea has been long – and short – in that it has only been coming together for a month or so, but it has always been there too, if you know what I mean? I want to create a really powerful Brit-centric business group for women and I am looking for 250 founder members with £1,000 each between now and 28th February 2014. Is that you? If you are a woman in business and you are […]

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More About Playing Cashflow 101

Doing the tidying up after Friday’s Cashflow 101 game in The Abundance Shed, packing away the money and rats and cheeses, pondering players’ dreams and their different learning styles, I find myself wondering about my facilitation style. I think I am pretty gifted at it, sorry to be so immodest, but I think you know when you are been doing something for a very long time whether or not you are any good at that. To what do I attribute that? You cannot play the game as well as teach and be the banker, there is just too much going […]

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The Greatest Gift

This week I fell in love with my coaching business all over again. What can I tell you? It happens. To what do I attribute this? At the moment I think it may have something to do with Marianne Williamson’s book The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money and Miracles but I’ll let you know as I go on with the book if I’m on the money with my theory. Earlier in the week I saw and shared this quote on Facebook. I have always believed that the greatest gift I can give someone is my time, my attention, […]

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