There’s a thing which I see my self-employed clients doing. Heck, I do it myself. We teach what we most need to learn, and whatever it is that we are teaching is only fascinating to us while we are still getting to grips with it ourselves. Once we crack it, we move on. Thus I see: Business Owners who can’t get the staff Marketers who won’t market themselves Coaches who won’t invest in one Writers who won’t use their own gifts with the virtual pen to market their own work Virtual Assistants who aren’t outsourcing Systems geniuses who are a […]
The language that clients use, which I notice and which I know is unhelpful, either makes light of their achievements or makes it appear that what they intend is going to be harder than it needs to be. Let me illustrate. Firstly, use of the word “chat” to describe our calls. Sometimes they may be chatty and conversational but that makes light of the work we have done together, the thinking we have brought to your business, the achievements you have made and the time you have set aside to work on your business instead of in it. I think […]
Here are the 5 best things I learned in the last year, all of which will colour and inform my next 12 months: 1. To Be Peaceful After resisting it all my adult life, I’ve finally created a mindfulness habit. I don’t think of myself as having cracked meditation, not at all, but even the 200+ hours I have invested so far in being peaceful have reaped rewards. What’s the best thing showing up in my life as a return on that investment of time? The ability to be able to choose how to respond to something/anything, rather than appearing […]
Here’s today’s Thought For The Day: Everything is perfect, just exactly as it is If perhaps you are struggling today to see the perfection right now, ask yourself a favourite question borrowed from Marion Ryan – what’s the gift in this situation? It often shines a useful light enabling us to see things differently and draw something useful from the challenge.
I’ve been offering myself during August on a new and experimental basis, allowing clients to book themselves into my diary in what is normally my holiday month. 30 minutes on Skype so we can reconnect and I can help them work out a financial issue or two. Some recurring themes have turned up and here’s what I’ve been learning from my clients, for which learning I am very grateful to you all. Thank you. What a lot of us have in common right now is how to find a way to express ourselves ever more authentically through our work. All […]