They Call Me Lady Luck

I’m getting really good at winning the lottery. This is really extraordinary for me. And not normal at all. When it was first invented I was convinced I was going to win and win big and I did get the first four numbers in the order they were read out on the first New Year’s Eve. When the lottery machines were working again after the weekend and the Bank Holiday and I could find out the quantum of my win, I must confess to my disappointment with a somewhat paltry sum for a 4-number match. Then I decided that the lottery was […]

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Two French Letters

I don’t get much snail mail any more, I don’t know about you? And so often, when I do, it’s the sort of thing which the sender still feels (despite my protestations) must come by post. Some banks insist on bank statements though I would prefer digital. Credit card statements must still come by post from some lenders apparently. Although I went digital with the utility bills, some of them seem to be making a reappearance into my real world too. Thus, the post started to become a dread part of my day, compiled as it so often is of […]

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Sunday Gratitudes

The things I am grateful for today, this Sunday, are: A lie-in. No need to rush out of bed today, a lazy Sunday start for me. My bed is comfortable and comforting, supportive, relaxing, restorative and I have some cool crisp white linen from The White Company. I am grateful for my tall bed which I have to get up into. A morning latte in bed, delivered courtesy of my own Nespresso machine, the best present I have given to myself in three years. Indriya are my favourite capsules, since you ask. I am grateful for the luxurious coffee. Mitsy, […]

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Health + Wealth + Mindset = Happiness

I’m doing a little clutter clearing today and found this thank you card from a lovely client and friend. I’m recording what she says here for all time and for the warm fuzzies and also keeping it anonymous because I haven’t asked her permission to share this private note. Dearest Judith, thank you for being my coach, mentor and friend. For many years now you’ve been a consistent positive and loving influence in my life, even when you’ve not been aware of it. Through you I have learned much about the mechanics and psychology of money and how to apply […]

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Daylight And Birdsong: The Joys Of Working At Home

I’ve worked at home, on and off, for most of my working life and I like it like that, but I haven’t taken much time until recently to notice why and to express my appreciation and count my blessings. Some of the benefits are immediately obvious and I don’t want to overplay them but they do include how efficient it is that everything can be delivered and people can come and go and do the things that need doing around here which allow me to keep working. I can exchange pleasantries with those performing simple everyday tasks which keep the […]

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Dear Universe, I’m Ready For My Next Challenge

Dear Universe, Thank you for allowing me to enjoy several fabulous careers and business opportunities over the last 35 years of my entrepreneurial life during which time I have been an accountant, a business consultant, a wealth coach and a small business mentor. Now I’m ready for my next challenge. How would you have me serve? My skills and interests include but are not limited to: Money, alternative investments and crowd-funding Business growth and working smarter Marketing your business online, writing web copy, blogging and social media Problem-solving, creative thinking and ideas Efficiency Coaching and mentoring small business owners and entrepreneurs […]

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Good News Masquerading As A Problem

Yesterday I was chatting to one of my favourite clients and we were experiencing the same sort of thoughts about our working lives. My client somewhat sheepishly revealed didn’t have any problems she wanted to discuss with me in her call and this was a first. She couldn’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t driven by sorting out her problems and what was she to do with all this spare energy and time? What a wonderful “problem” to have! We were able to agree on that and have a little self-conscious laugh at ourselves and then we […]

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Gratitude Sunday: Three Things I’m Grateful For Today

I’m back from my holidays today and counting my blessings as a way of dealing with a slight reluctance to surrender the freedom and fantasy of holiday-world into the reality of my more than wonderful normal life. So here goes…three things I am grateful for today: A lovely relaxing holiday in The Cotswolds and a travelling companion who, despite coping with her own grief at the recent loss of a parent, was good company and generally patient in the face of my foibles and the poorliness which cost me about 1.5 days of our week together. Holidays are quite a […]

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