Inspired Action

A couple of incidences recently have brought to the forefront of my mind thoughts of inspired action. What I think of as inspired action is when a genius idea occurs to me (all ideas are genius by the way). It might be in the shower, or on a drive, or in a dream or waking from sleep. And I have an idea, it could be quite tiny, in fact it probably will be, but inspired action is when you act on it. Have the idea. Do it. Even if it seems ridiculous or you don’t understand why you are being […]

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What To Do When Goals Overwhelm You

I spoke to a much loved and respected client last week who reported fog due to goals overwhelm. There were other mitigating circumstances which I am not going to go into because they are personal to my client. But the concept of goals overwhelm is not. It can affect us all from time to time, and here’s what to do when it does. It is a certain sort of driven high-achiever who likes goals. That used to be me, but no more. If goals interest you, then please proceed directly to my website without passing go and without collecting £200 […]

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Manifesting the Bin Men

I might as well start by ‘fessing up that I am a teeny bit obsessed with the dustbins where I live. I think I have always been efficient with trash management wherever I’ve lived, something which gets harder and harder to do as the local Council issue ever-changing directives. Where I live is a garden flat with its own side access which means I have to walk past the dustbins to get to my front door. No-one else in the building has to do that. Thus you might consider that I am the most affected by the bins. I do […]

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What Has My Business Ever Done For Me?

Do you remember that funny Monty Python joke – What have the Romans ever done for us?Apart from the aqueduct, sanitation, roads, irrigation, medicine, education, wine, public baths, public order and safety, fresh water, public health and peace? And today I had a similar thought about running my own business. What has it ever done for me? What have I gained and who have I become in thirty nine and a half years of self-employment? I’ve become an entrepreneur. Truth is, I was always one. But I didn’t recognise or acknowledge that for about half of those years. I now […]

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I Love My Life Too, Robbie

I am grateful to Rachel Elnaugh for much, and again today for drawing to my attention Robbie William’s latest song from his most recent album. You can tell it’s a Robbie song even before the lyrics start as the intro is reminiscent of Feel. I am by no means Robbie’s greatest fan, musically or in any other sense, though I am admiring of much of his output and certainly in awe of his songwriting abilities and his commercial talent and his gift for artistic collaboration with those who amplify his talent. Oh, and my Mum liked him, fancied him too […]

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Is There a Place for your Soul at Work?

Is there a place for your soul at work? That’s the question on the forefront of my mind these days. The entrepreneur that I am now would say yes unequivocally and yet so much “real world” business advice is about: Doing all you can Doing everything you know to do Learning and implementing new and better ways Working harder Working smarter Trying and tweaking until you get it right Pushing up hill Pushing through resistance Learning and assimilating new stuff all the time Struggle and focused endeavour It’s all so left-brained, isn’t it? It’s all so heavy. And yes, most […]

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Do You Need To Be Woo Woo To Be A Client?

A new client joined Small Business Big Magic last week and “confessed” to being not very woo woo. Clearly my being woo woo hadn’t put her off because she was a returning client and, although it has been some years since we’ve worked together, she’s kept an eye on me all that time so she’ll know I’m even more woo woo these days, not less. She said: “I don’t know what is in the air, but having had a terrible week last week, this week everything has clicked into place for me, so a great start to my membership. I’m […]

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Ideal Clients for Business Coaching/Mentoring

When I owned my own accountancy business in 1977 to 1997, my ideal client was anyone who needed their accounts doing. Since I’ve been business coaching/mentoring since 2002, anyone who runs their own business and needs some help, advice and support has been ideal. Today I thought I might look more closely through my current client list and identify some qualities that my ideal clients share in spades. My ideal client is a woman who works for herself (or wants to), usually from home. Female-friendly men are also encouraged and are perfectly happy with the 80/20 bias; some don’t even notice. Gorgeous. […]

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2015: My Year of Miracles – Miraculous Daily Reading

Having designated 2015 My Year of Miracles, I thought I’d update you with the miraculous daily reading resources I’m using to support me on this journey. All three of the books are connected to A Course in Miracles which means the God-averse might prefer to click away immediately. One day soon I shall stop apologising for that. I’m sharing recent excerpts from all four books so you can see how they interconnect. My first and most obvious choice was Marianne Williamson’s A Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections. Here’s the entry for Day 73 which, according to my calculations, was […]

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A Great Attitude and Serendipitous Opportunities

I was much taken by the words of Earl Nightingale on this meme as it fleeted past me on Facebook on Monday: “A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.” Noticing and studying this message made me realise I had been putting my focus on all the wrong things. When it comes to my clients, my attitude is great and I encourage a great attitude in them too and I see them manifesting all sorts […]

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