How do you change from one business career to another? That was a question which came my way last week. Since I’ve done that, from small business accountant to entrepreneur coach, I thought I’d tell you how I did it. In 1977 I accidentally started my own accountancy business. I sold it twenty years later in 1997. I’d had enough of it by then. I am a starter, not a manager, and I was ready for a new opportunity. I’d already diversified into owning a travel agency and I managed to dispose of both businesses at the same time. I […]
Sometimes when you’ve been blundering along for a while in self-employment and yet you are still struggling with money, there comes a time to face the truth and create – da da dah! – a spreadsheet. I have known Sue off and on for a number of years and one thing I knew straight off was that she deserves to be making a great living in her business because she is studious and diligent and hard-working. She does all the right trainings, knows all the right people, and does all the techie things most of the rest of us cannot […]
Are you self-employed or contemplating starting your own business? Not sure how you will fund it? Not sure if your idea is good enough? Not sure how you will support yourself until you bring in enough income? Scared? Excited? Or have you already taken the plunge? How it’s going? Still looking for The Big One? Bit depressed about how long it’s all taking? Whatever stage of your own entrepreneurship you are at, you probably have questions…and I’d like to provide the answers – entirely free of charge. I’ve been a small business accountant for twenty years and a entrepreneur mentor […]
From Rachel: “Fabulous intuitive mentoring session with @JudithMorgan – she’s brilliant!!!” From Madeleine: “Judith is clear thinking, patient, always positive, a fantastic motivator and full of great ideas. She breaks down what seems like an overwhelming task into manageable chunks which makes them seem easy and achievable. I’m on a natural high after talking to Judith and feel like I can achieve anything. Without Judith my dreams would still be just that instead of the wonderful reality that is slowly emerging right now. I’m excited, enjoying myself and it doesn’t feel like work at all. I don’t want it to stop!” […]
Did you catch my radio show at 9 GMT today? If not, you can listen again to Mary Waring, UK mortgage adviser, buy-to-let landlady and property expert, IFA in training. Is there no end to this woman’s talents? Listen to Mary as she describes why corporate life wasn’t for her and what caused her to finally quit and start up on her own, how she ran the London Marathon and how that enables her to remember she can get out of her comfort zone and do anything. Mary is studying for her IFA exams and will qualify on the fast-track […]
I sent out a little tweet on Twitter recently asking my Entrepreneur chums for the top three reasons why they chose to work for themselves. I’ve evaluated their answers, of course I have, I’m an accountant still in some tiny part of my soul and I love a good statistic. Flexibility is a recurring theme, but the main thing all the answers share is a strong desire for freedom; in fact, I would call it a must-have. Its the thing which has driven folks out of a job and into a life. Freedom to do what, I wondered? And they […]
Do you believe in Magic? I do. It happens all day long every day in my life and the lives of my clients, we are happy and grateful for it, we ask for it, we expect it, we are delighted by it, we intend it, we manifest it and we are all as mad as a box of frogs. Or are we?
So my advice is to pick your best idea and focus on it to the exclusion of all else until you have launched it and are drawing a regular income stream from it. Only then should you go on to begin to focus on your next idea. In The Money Gym, we call this Serial Focus!
But right now, I find myself in the middle of a tempestuous re-ignition of a lifelong love affair with Books. Without wishing to 'fess up to also being a Scanner and let you know precisely how many books I am currently reading simultaneously (eight!), I will tell you about my catholic reading tastes. In fact, I could be described right now as being on a reading jag such is the obsession.
Sue demonstrates some of my very favourite entrepreneurial qualities and most of it was encapsulated in that typical piece of her homespun wisdom.