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 […]
Do you consider yourself to be an entrepreneur? One of the ways clients illustrate to me that they are an entrepreneur is when they start talking about all the ideas they have. They’ve got so many good ideas for a business, but they have no idea how to begin to make any money. Oh dear. My job is then to persuade them to pick the best one and run with that. And we work together to calculate which is their best idea. I want entrepreneurs to show me the money. Where is the nearest money? Which of your ideas […]
One of the things I show my clients how to do is only what they love. What do they have to say about that initially? “Oh don’t be ridiculous, Judith. If I do only what I love, who’s gonna do all the rest of the stuff round here?” What stuff? Don’t tell me you are doing all of that already? No. I thought not. Most of it is sitting round in piles, not getting done, not being prioritised, not being outsourced. It’s just making you feel bad, making you work too long hours, its just fogging up your brain and […]
My new garden office is finished. Doesn’t it look lovely? I’ve been too busy to move in yet. First job is to move a card table and garden chair down there and take a laptop and see if the WiFi signal stretches. If not, I need some BT help to get me fully teched up, then removal men to get me and my office physically in situ. I am going to be doing some Shed Sessions for my one-to-one clients down the garden in 2010. Let me know if you want to spend a day a month with me in […]
Courage, mes braves! I firmly feel that more heart can only be good for our small business world and I think - despite the heartlessness all around us - that there is also plenty of evidence in support of my theory if you only but look. Perhaps you could look with your heart, always remembering that what we watch out for increases?
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