Blogfest 47: Heather Waring and Her Biz Her Way

Isn’t it funny when you’ve known someone a long time but not really spoken to them for a while and then suddenly they are back in your life? Heather Waring is one such woman. We’ve already recorded her as a guest for Own It! the Podcast (talking about peeing in the wild!) and here she is joining Blogfest too with her post about why she walks her talk. I have been a coach since Sept 2000 when I set up my own business.  I have always felt so privileged to get to share in the lives of my clients and […]

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Blogfest 46: Sabine Konrath and Her Biz Her Way

Today my 46th guest blogger writing about creating Her Biz Her Way is Sabine Konrath: Thinking about my business made me realize that the idea to be my own boss, to work from home and on my very unique schedule, was born in 2002, when I was without a job after being one of the German IT trainers for a big American Online Service (yes, the clue is in there). I found myself made redundant in the middle of my Apple workshop and stood outside the building on a sunny day in September 2001. In January 2002, still looking for […]

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Blogfest 45: Liz Truckle and Her Biz Her Way

My second blogfest guest today is Liz Truckle, who like #44 before her is also a member of SBBM. These women are good, coming in under deadline with a couple of days to spare. I confess… there was some judicious nagging there on my part at times (surely not, Judith?). Here she is, Liz: Thank you Judith for inviting me to be part of your blogfest to mark the exciting launch of your first book Your Biz Your Way, book number 1 of hopefully many more to come. The book is a series of 52 questions (and answers!) all about […]

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Blogfest 44: Margret Covell and Her Biz Her Way

Today my first Blogfest guest is Margret Covell. MC is a staunch member of my Small Business Big Magic group, as she explains here in her own words: It took me a while to realise that I was actually running a business! Truth be told, it seemed a tad too serious a label to be accurate. After all, it had come into being by following the nudges and promptings of my intuitive self, not a business plan in sight. It all started back in the late eighties when I began running my own Drama School in tandem with a Corporate […]

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Blogfest 43: Karen Gilbert and Her Biz Her Way

My 43rd guest blogger is Karen Gilbert. I knew I had known K for a long time but I had forgotten it was as long ago as 2008 but I can remember that day as clearly as she can. Here she tells the story of how she has become a supremely competent and confident businesswoman, owner, director, shareholder, investor, buyer, seller, inventor, marketer, educator, perfumer and fragrant alchemist. She’s another Creator, can you tell? Here’s K: My wonderful business coach, friend and colleague Judith Morgan is running a Blogfest to coincide with the launch of her book Your Biz Your […]

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Blogfest 42: Sam Dounis and Her Biz Her Way

Today my guest blog post is from favoured, loyal and long-term client Sam Dounis. We are both Creators. We both write. And the longer we work together and the better we know one another, the more richly rewarding our business relationship becomes. Here’s Sam, in her own delicious words, as she talks about Banishing the Shoulds. One of the joys of running your own business is that you get to call the shots when it comes to how it’s run. I say ‘joy’, but actually, at the beginning, especially if you’ve been institutionalised in a large corporate organisation, it can […]

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My Readers Are My Cheerleaders

Most weeks after I send out a newsletter you bring me wonderful gifts, little replies and snippets of thought from lovely loyal diligent readers. More critical people (I need those too) let me know when I’ve done a good one, much appreciated. Last week I rattled the stars and you replied to me in useful and generous droves. Here’s what you all sent me. R is a bit of a useful ex IT techie geek and much more besides, and she sent useful reminders about my intended app and even offered a handy appy chappy she has up her sleeve. M wrote about my […]

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No Explanations or Justifications Required: Podcast Ep 173

Prompted by this wonderful quote from Cheryl Strayed (she of Wild fame), and further by this post on Facebook from Justin Brooke, our conversation is about becoming unbusy and creating a life of meaning. I am further inspired in this context today and always by: Wayne Dyer’s 2009 movie Ambition to Meaning also known as The Shift This post from Anne Lamott John Lennon’s lyrics in his song Beautiful Boy which says  “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” And Nicola is inspired by Lisa Warner’s YouTube channel called A Life Full of Meaning. Cheryl, […]

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Blogfester 41: Karen Wilmot and Her Biz Her Way

If you have been paying attention around here, of the thing things I love best about my business (and that’s the entire theme of this Blogfest, Our Biz Our Way) is it being international. And now here’s Karen Wilmot, the Virtual Midwife, our foreign correspondent from Muscat, Oman. Yay! I get a lot of raised eyebrows when I tell people that I am The Virtual Midwife. The common understanding of a midwife is that we assist women to give birth. How can I possibly do that online and virtually? Thanks to the popular BBC programme Call the Midwife there has been […]

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Blogfest 40: Margaret Rode, Websites for Good

One of my very favourite living organisms on this blue planet is Margaret Rode, my American friend, who came to London to visit me from Evergreen, Colorado. Well not just me, but including me. And, one day, I hope to return the compliment. It sounds nice there, and my pal lives there. Margaret is one of the founder members of Small Business Big Magic, she is a net contributor and she gives great testimonial. I HEART Margaret Rode and I don’t care who knows it. She is good. And funny. And a writer. Here are her words on the topic of […]

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