Q13: How Can Nice Girls Do Nasty Things?

Some of my clients’ problems are like buses. Three come along at once. And this question is a fabulous example of that. Three separate clients and colleagues (two teams led by women, and one by a man, so this isn’t a female thing, it’s a niceness thing) are grappling with matters arising from one “troublemaker” on staff. That person doesn’t even need to be causing orthodox trouble. But what they are doing is unsettling the team and using up inordinate amounts of everyone’s time and psychic energy while we all work out what to do about them. One of my […]

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Q12: What If It Doesn’t Go to Plan AGAIN?

This is Question 12 of 52 asked and answered in my book Your Biz Your Way. “A lot of people are afraid because they have never tried anything different. My fear comes from having tried and it didn’t go to plan.” What your question reminds me of is what they say in the financial world of investments: Past performance is no guarantee (or even indication) of future results. My first ever personal development book and one which would still be in my top 10 is Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers and it is still the […]

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Up for a Challenge? No, Me Either! Podcast Ep: 175

The topic du jour today on the podcast is 30 Day Challenges. Nicola’s running one with and for her clients and getting a real buzz from it. What do I think? I bet she wishes she’d never asked me! I had to offer a metaphor – she’s on the blue team and I’m on the pink one. In fact, I loathe the marketing concept of a Challenge so much I had recently to ask Facebook to help me come up with an alternative word. I chose Adventure though I realise many will dislike that just as much, not least because – […]

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S is Getting to Where She Needs to Be

S is a member of Club 100. “Thank you so much for the call, I feel like a big clump of hair has been removed from the drain! I wrote this as a testimonial in case you want to use it: During our call this week I had a lightbulb moment when you helped me to identify my ideal client. Since then, working on my content and offers has been like a hot knife through butter. It’s so easy now because I finally know who I am talking to. Thank you for talking me through it. In particular, it was […]

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Blogfest 52: Kate Cocker and Her Biz Her Way

Blogfest guest #52 is Kate Cocker. Kate and I hardly know one another and we met through Own It! the Podcast. We have various other things, pursuits and people in common too, so I feel like I know her. It is good to read this, Kate’s story, as my little knowledge is enhanced quite considerably now and that’s good work in a thousand words. Here’s Kate: Author of Your Biz Your Way, Judith Morgan, asked me to write about how I do my business my way as part of her blog challenge. So as a bit of background for you: I […]

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Blogfest 51: Alice Sheridan and Her Biz Her Way

Alice Sheridan is the second to last guest blogger to squeak in under the deadline wire at #51. To be fair to Alice, she promised me hers would come right at the end of March and she is nothing if not true to her word. I am so honoured she regards me as a friend; the mutual importance we place on our respective word is just one of the values we enjoy in common and on such things are friendships founded. Read on as Alice writes about her secret sauce and her own recipes for success in her biz/life as […]

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Blogfest 50: Rebecca Claxton and Her Biz Her Way

Guest blogger #50 is another the Blogfest has brought into my life thanks to our online networks of mutual friends. Here Rebecca Claxton describes the best of both worlds for self-employed mums who want, like so many of us, to run our businesses our way. Running your own business isn’t always easy, things don’t always work out like you’d imagined, but running your own business allows you to do things your own way. And that’s something I explore in this blog post. In case you don’t know me, I’m a business mentor, adviser and trainer, self-confessed startup lover, introvert and […]

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Time Bending with Tom: Podcast Ep 174

Mystics, sages and modern neuroscience How the brain works How to switch off a busy mind with meditation and find a timeless flow state When to meditate so as to create an interruption-free zone for your creative work How to own time, bend time and slow time How our bodies have an awareness of time via our heartbeat, circadian rhythms and breathing Slow your breathing and you live longer. These are all topics under review in Focus of the Week today as the Own It! the Podcast enjoys a historic first in guest Tom Evans who teaches us how to own […]

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Blogfest 49: Louise Taylor and Her Biz Her Way

I am grateful to two existing Top Bird clients for introducing me to Louise Taylor my 49th guest blogger in Blogfest 2018 in support of the launch of my book Your Biz Your Way. Louise thought she would be #52 but she pipped the final three at the post! Here’s Louise writing about Steering with Creativity. The C word… a bit of a favourite thing around these parts. “Nothing is ever out of reach!”  I’ve started this blog with the last line of my poem Shout The Sun to establish my credentials as a creative doing it her way. The […]

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Blogfest 48: Morwhenna Woolcock and Her Biz Her Way

The 48th contributor of 52 to Blogfest 2018 is Morwhenna Woolcock, the Creative Adventurer. Don’t you think that pic of her is FAB? Reminds me of all sorts of wonderful, strong heroines I admire and she is a real-life inspiro girl with her brave adventures, as you are about to discover. Read on for Morwhenna in her own words as she writes about creating your business on your own terms: Judith Morgan, Magical Coach, has recently written an excellent book entitled Your Biz Your Way and, in it she busts many (52 in fact) myths and legends about how businesses […]

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