The Antidote to Bright Shiny Objects

I love that my clients always teach me new ways to help them achieve better results in their businesses. Two clients have recently confessed that they suffer from an attraction to ‘bright shiny objects” and they feel constantly distracted by glittering offers which hold out the promise of more money sooner and easier than doing what needs to be done in their own existing projects, what they already know needs to be done. These bright shiny objects initially seduce, then serve only to confuse and muddle and distract. The very fact that they can acknowledge that to me means they […]

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What’s Your Thing?

My clients are very talented, often in many areas. And therein lies the rub. I was thinking about a client today during my afternoon nap (!). We have been working together for quite some time, off and on, mainly on. And despite my advice becoming quite forceful at times, I have never been able to persuade her yet to pick her thing and focus on that to the exclusion of all else. Which means that even after all these years she is still struggling to create a business which feeds her reliably, year in, year out. I watch other clients […]

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Get It Done: The Importance Of Focus For Entrepreneurs

I know first hand and from my clients that focus is the number one challenge for us multi-tasking entrepreneurs. And in that, we are our own worst enemy. So, are you asking yourself first every day – what one thing would really move my business forward today, and then doing it – FIRST? No, I thought not! Fancy giving it a try, though? When I say one thing, I mean one project for this week, or even for this month, and then getting a list of the things which need doing within that project.   If you are working alone, then you […]

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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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My Kiva Challenge: How 100 Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Can Help 900 More

Gentle Reader, I’ve had a brilliant idea and I need your help to make it work. Today I’ve set myself a challenge, to help 100 entrepreneurs and small business people during September 2012 by offering 100 half-hour business mentoring and/or wealth coaching sessions at the bargain knock-down price of only £50. And the plan is that it’s a two-fer, a two-for-one. A BOGOF, buy one get one free. For every session you buy at £50, I will give you another.   And here’s what you can do with your second, free one: You bank it and keep it for yourself – […]

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Getting Unstuck: Focus, Clarity and Accountability for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

As I scan down a list of clients, past and present, I know what they come for; it’s largely focus, clarity and accountability.   Some come every month, some fortnightly, some few and far between and some every now and again for an MoT.   We clear away the dead wood, we measure progress, we advance ideas, we check-in, we co-create, they pick my brains. They want to learn what I know how how to run their business more profitably and have it be easier on them. Here’s what one client wrote to me after our first session together: “My sincere thanks […]

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TFTD3: What’s Your Best Idea About Your Business?

Following on from today’s blog post, I feel inspired to ask: What’s your most recent best idea for your business and what are you going to do about it? Want to talk it through?  Book yourself an Abundance call and pay for it from the results we co-create!  If I add no value, our time together on Skype can even be free for you, although I hope not as that’s not the point – for either of us! What is the point then, Judith? It’s to reduce your risk to zero in deciding to connect with me, it’s abundant on […]

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Authenticity: Do You Dare To Show Me The Real You?

During the first few weeks of 2012, I’ve been doing a lot of phone calls with entrepreneurs and the same recurring themes come up over and over. These people are at the early stages of starting their own small business or self-employment. And they are fearful and uncertain.  That uncertainty is usually around what to offer the world and how best to do that.   “Will people want me and what I have to offer?” And so I ask them about themselves and discover what their life’s work has been about to date and attempt to excavate their natural gifts and talents which […]

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Entrepreneurs: We’d Love To Hear Your Story

Hello to you if you are an Entrepreneur, a Solopreneur, Self-Employed, a start-up or you run your own Small Business. Would you like to share your story? I am starting a new SuperBlog soon, called Entrepreneur Soul, which will share the good news about self-employment and I want to tell the stories of all of us on it.   People love stories and they are waiting to read yours. They want to know why you started, how’s it going and what do you have planned for the future. They want you to inspire them to start their own small business and they want […]

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Entrepreneur: How Do I Know I Am One?

A comment from a virtual visitor earlier in the week got me thinking. Here’s his comment “Isn’t Entrepreneur a word that is used to describe other people?  As in you couldn’t really say “I am an Entrepreneur”, even if other people labelled you as such?”  Thanks to Michael for that. Actually I can, so I disagree with Michael. I don’t hold the word Entrepreneur in quite such reverence. Guru perhaps. Genius definitely. But Entrepreneur no. How do I know I am one?   Because I started and ran my own firm of accountants and sold it after 20 years and the guy […]

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