Can You Monetise Your Life?

When I grew up and eventually worked out what I wanted from my life, I realised (slowly) that I am an entrepreneur and that I wanted to build a business. So I went out and did that and I loved it and I learned all of the things I help my clients with now. I did it first with twenty years in my own accounting business, then catering and travel, both somewhat shorter lived, then cleaning (ten years) and coaching (fifteen years and counting). I can take what I know now and apply it to any business, and so could you. […]

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How to Have a Happier New Year

I’ve just opened up a whole new chunk of availability in my January online diary to help you work out what would bring you a happier New Year. Every day is a good day to start over, but none more so than in January when you have a clean slate stretching out in front of you. Delicious! Whether you are: confused about what you want and whether it’s OK to have it sick of struggle and ready to simplify want to feel better more often or just want to talk something through… …here’s your simple 2-step process: Pay £97 by […]

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Thinking and Doing

There’s a time for thinking. And then there’s a time for doing, perhaps especially when the answers don’t come. And don’t come. And don’t come. There’s no perfect, least of all before you start. And sometimes thinking, or over-thinking, becomes unproductive and you start to bore and frustrate yourself. That’s the time to start doing something. Anything. Many of my clients do not yet believe it is possible to make a nice living doing what they love. And so they hover and hesitate and over-think and search for perfect. In those circumstances, I encourage you to get into action. Start […]

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One Thing: Making Changes in Our Daily Lives

In the run up to my 60th birthday, an event about which I was ambivalent, and after a winter during which I had felt meh at best, I suddenly re-connected with some of the old Judith. I found the strength and the wherewithal to get some stuff done, stuff which made me feel better about myself and created energy for more good things to show up in my world. I called the gardener and got him to come around and make my outside space look great, busting the toleration of looking out of my office window and being depressed by […]

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How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

This week my clients have made the distinction between running a business and “just” making a living doing what you love. This is an important distinction. Not everyone is driven to create, set up and manage a real-world business. It can feel onerous as I know only too well having been there and done that several times. I also know what the traps can be of creating a living doing what you love, but let’s not go there yet. Firstly, let’s just imagine that it is possible. And it is possible, yes. Easy, even. I was inspired in this thinking […]

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Live Your Own Authentic Life: Do Your Unique Thing

My BF went to Blackpool for a couple of nights over half term, with her family. And then popped in to tell me all about the trip yesterday. Where was my stick of seaside rock I wanted to know? That was the only thing they didn’t get around to. Shame! I love me some seaside rock, it’s in my favourite colour after all. Probably just as well for my teeth (and waistline) they forgot but still…shame I say again. Not least because I keep talking to my clients about rock – to some hilarious degree with my Hungarian client last […]

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A Little Bit of Glamour Touched Our Lives

On Monday, my best friend emailed to say she had won two tickets to go and see The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren, at the Curzon Mayfair on Wednesday evening and would I like to go with her. Would I? Yes please! Last night, I set off driving to the West End and just as I am approaching Vauxhall Bridge I receive a text which suggests I should hurry up, Curzon Street is rammed, the inference being that I will struggle to find a parking space. And they are laying a red carpet and my friend thinks that Helen’s arrival […]

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What’s Really Important?

What’s really important? Only you can say. It’s unique to you. And to me. Following on from yesterday’s post, I am bringing myself back up to speed slowly in this, my new “term”. And allowing myself and my clients plenty of time to think about what’s really important. Today it is one of those beautiful sunny clear September days which makes even me, the most loath of all to take exercise, want to get out in the garden or go for a walk. The garden looks lovely and there’s talk amongst my clients of what’s really important to them – […]

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Back to Life Back to Reality

Monday. 1st September 2014. Back to life. Back to reality. It’s been a tremendous summer here in the UK and I am hopeful there’s still more sunshine to come and yet there’s something irrefutable about today. It’s the beginning of a new term, even though it is more than 40 years since terms were relevant to me. It’s something one never shakes off. It’s all I can do not to pop out and buy a nice new pencil case and a shiny pointy protractor. My September new broom is sweeping clean. I am beginning today to experiment with some new […]

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