Podcast Ep 111: Envisioning 2017

In the New Year episode of Own It! the podcast, Nicola and I talk about our hopes and dreams, goals, plans and intentions for 2017. She talks about her new signature program, coming soon, and her app, her own books she wants to publish and her travel plans. I talk about writing and speaking on bigger platforms than just my own, so finding gigs as both a columnist and a radio show phone-in host for small business owners. I do both of these things already on my own blog and Small Business Big Magic but it is still my dream, […]

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Goals and Intentions

Goals and Intentions. Both are important, and fulfil a different function in creating your business/life to love. Goals. Write them down, make them happen. Every book you read about successful people contains the part where they work out what they want, even if it’s only on the back of an envelope or fag packet which they then frequently recommend you shove in a drawer and forget about. When you are moving house, you find it again and notice how most – if not all of it – has magically come true. How does that work then? Those of us who […]

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2014 Planning: Write It Down Now, Make It Happen

The clocks went back last night, heralding a new season in the UK, the one that dare not speak its name. With some of my SADder friends, I worked out we only have to possess our souls in patience until 21st December (eight weeks) until the shortest day and then the days start getting longer again. OK, it will be a while until we notice, but it will be good to know then that the direction has changed for the positive, for me anyway; I need that. It gets me through another British winter. And yesterday we celebrated the 60th […]

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So Here I Am. Writing. Again.

Lately I’ve been receiving intuitive nudges to write more, specifically to set a goal to write here on my blog every day. It’s a tall order, I won’t lie. The spirit is willing, very, very willing, but the flesh is mostly weak. And since today is the first of the month it would seem like an auspicious day to start such a personal challenge. Or re-start it, should I say. It’s a good day because the first of the month always feels like a clean slate, an opportunity to re-commit to your goals. It’s also a bad day because on […]

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The January Effect

January gives us all a kick up the proverbial to get on and change or improve our lives and businesses and most of us can sustain our New Year’s resolutions for some or all of the month before the January effect fizzles and dies. Here are a couple of strategies I see my clients employing which I think will stay the distance. Slow and Steady Wins The Race Don’t try to run before you can walk or load yourself up with too long a To Do List. Pick a couple of smallish things this week and get them done, get […]

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How To Set An Intention

Friend and colleague, Jane Puckett, was first to teach me about intentions -v- goals. A while back, I asked Jane to write up how she sets an intention and she obliged. Thanks, Jane. “There’s this thing that I’ve done in a semi-conscious way since I was little to attract what I want. I now call it setting my intention. To write this I have had to think about what is involved and unpick the process. The first stage of the process is that I am attracted to something (an object, idea, outcome, person) and develop a desire to be connected […]

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Abundant August: How Did You Do It?

Life isn’t ALL about money, but it doesn’t half help. And those of us in and around the world of coaching, with vision boards and goals and those of us in business with targets know only too well how important it is to nail the things you aim for. Apart from anything else, it re-wires us for success. It sets a new financial blueprint. It’s payback for a lot of hard work. And it proves we can do it so then we know we can repeat it if we want to, as often as we like. It’s our formula for success. When clients call […]

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Clarity and Precision Speed Manifestation

My January is beginning to hum along quite nicely now. How’s yours? It’s the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and the The Oscars and these award ceremonies are exciting and glamorous. They also allow me to feel relief that my own work isn’t rewarded – or my hopes for a win dashed – quite so publicly. Still, it’s good training isn’t it, just to watch the disappointed display grace?It’s good to be nominated, it’s great to win. I did have a couple of wins last week myself and a couple of pieces of fabulous feedback, which I’m deciding are quite like my own […]

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Goals, Goal-Setting, Business Goals, Intentions & Manifestations

First there were goals, then intentions, manifestations, plans, strategies and now I come back full circle to goals again. I am starting a little Goal Setting group so that you can achieve 3 stonking goals by Christmas.   If you are signed up to receive my ezine, then you will have read about this already.   If not, here’s the scoop: We work together for six months in two terms of three months – so May-July, August off as ever, then September-November You set yourself just three juicy goals you want to achieve by Christmas 2010 We are a little group of […]

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Meals With Millionaires (2)

Last week I had lunch with Neil Asher.   Neil is a self-made, international multi-millionaire with seven businesses in five countries.   He looks like David Bowie and he looks considerably younger than me, so he must be doing something right. Neil and I had never met before but we had enjoyed a few phone calls towards the end of last year.   He wanted some advice and one of my business partners put him in touch.   He turned out to be funny and charming and abundant. He said and did a couple of things and I have his permission to share the […]

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