Invest In You: Extreme Self-Care For Small Business Owners

What is Extreme Self-Care and why do you need to practise it as the owner of your own small business? ESC is the art of going out of your way to invest in you first because you are the finest asset in your business.   Think of  those who depend on you and the income you generate.   What would your business be without you? Feed and nourish your mind, body, spirit, creativity, energy. Do stuff that makes you sing, and shine and excel.   Prioritise what’s really important to keep in the zone and do it first before the demands of […]

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It Isn’t The End Of The Story Yet

My life is a story. Most episodes in my life have endings, happy or sad or in between, and some run on as a thread throughout all the chapters of my life. It’s a bit messy, frankly, and not as neat or linear as I’d like. And some of my micro-stories are still in play, others have ended long since and I know the end of those particular ones. They’re done and dusted, I’ve put them to bed and either celebrated the successful outcomes or assimilated the learnings. My clients are exactly the same. I sometimes catch myself saying “It […]

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A Problem Halved: Who Can I Talk To About This?

I’m not much of a one for life coaching and people hardly ever ask me to go there. Yes, I am officially a self-appointed Wise Old Bird and my business mentoring and wealth coaching clients do have lives too, of course. And you’d be amazed how much their lives spill over into the work we do together and vice versa. But pure life coaching issues? Non merci. I’m more of an observer of those sorts of things, rather than a participant in them per se, and consequently I feel I may be out of integrity when it comes to supporting […]

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Why Should You Read (or Re-Read) The E-Myth Revisited?

If you have started to work for yourself or run your own small business, it won’t be long before some well-meaning pal, coach or colleague in the same boat suggests you “should” read The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber. If you are an entrepreneur, comme moi, I bet you just hate the word should in that sentence. Me too. But I have read it and here’s why you might make that choice too. The E-Myth (for short) is a book originally written a while back by Michael Gerber, and hence the Revisited bit of the title, it was updated […]

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An Optimist of Criminal Proportion Meets Esther Hicks & Abraham At Alternatives

I am going through my old newsletters and fishing out bits which are still as relevant to me today as they were then. Here’s a snippet from 2008. I went to see Jerry & Esther Hicks at Alternatives on Monday night.   Did you?   It felt like it… as a regular at Alternatives, I’ve never been there before where they have had to open the upstairs of the church. I’ve never been there before when it was a ticket-only affair either. I bought my ticket last December and excitement was at fever pitch by the time I rocked up at the […]

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