“When is it OK to be both a perfectionist and a procrastinator?” Never. Next? Only joking! I hope my client takes this in good heart, as it is intended. Earlier this year she consulted me about opening a new business bank a/c. I gave her my advice as a woman who has been using business bank accounts for forty years. They are all the same. There is nothing to choose between them. They are not really interested in us despite what they say in their adverts. The banks are staffed by underpaid overworked clerks and I, for one, do not […]
I asked a group of my self-employed clients to write up the best thing they learned during just 30 days on their journey to better entrepreneurship. Here’s a summary of their answers. Emotional Intelligence A certain type of creative solopreneur uses their inner guidance system to keep them in their preferred zone for moving forward. This might be joy, excitement, happiness, listening to and trusting their innate wisdom and their gut reaction to offers and opportunities and knowing that all good things come from within. Their learning was to stay in a place of trust with this and not be […]
I’m on my way round to take coffee with a very devout Roman Catholic friend and I know she’ll tell me what she’s given up for Lent. Here’s a post I wrote a year ago about what we entrepreneurs might profitably give up for forty days or so, or for life. Sorry, I’m a little bit late in posting this in 2014, should have shared this two weeks ago, which means you’ll have fewer than the forty days to make your own changes… but still plenty of time. There’s always plenty of time. If yesterday was Pancake Day, then today […]
“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up on your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person.” David M. Burns.
Do you have a business or a business idea worth getting up early for? Today I began a new regime of rising at 6 a.m. to begin to take chunks out of a project I am passionate about. In winter I like to lie abed until 8 a.m. and begin work at 9 but I realised that if I am serious about my goals and intentions for 2010, I would need to carve out some extra time to get ahead. Although I work very long hours and am terrifyingly self-disciplined, certain projects very close to my own heart are not […]
The joy of being a Business Mentor is that lots of my business clients remind me in their daily sessions about the stuff I know about but either havent implemented myself yet, or have started but not finished, or started, got great results and stopped doing. Doh, that last one really hurts to even say. My old Grandpa used to say “don’t do what I do, do as I tell you” but us coaches are obsessed with authenticity and so its great to get these nudges and reminders to do stuff or reinstate others stuff, especially that which I have […]