A Superfluity of Success

Last week my clients in Club 100 thought they broke me. Pffft! As if. But I tell you this…if I was gonna go, that’s the way I’d want it to be, in a week like that, a week of joy and celebration with my fabulous clients. And, to be fair, I gave them good cause to think they’d broken me and that it was All Their Faul One day last week their good news just kept on coming in waves and it has barely stopped this week. And, credit where credit is due, it is all down to them. They just wanted […]

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Waking Up: The Soul Whispers Calling My Name

Until very recently, my soul came in for very little TLC from me, losing the race to other power-hungry parts of my being such as my heart, my ambition, my desires, my brain and my ego. Perhaps I even thought my heart and my soul were approximately the same thing; certainly they are close cousins. In choosing to strengthen my relationship with soul and then deliberately making it part of my mission, my life has taken off in a completely new direction, one that I have been led to as if it had been signposted by flashing neon. Reading a […]

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Celebrating Our Successes: Coaching’s Dirty Little Secret

My clients are modest and quite uncomfortable about celebrating their successes. But, of late, some have started deliberately to focus part of their weekly check-in reports on including an element about celebrating achievements, counting up precisely how much work has been done and how far they’ve come before rushing onwards and ever onwards to fix what’s perceived still to be wrong. It’s always been like this when it comes to celebrating successes; clients don’t like it. We are forward focused and desperate to get “there”, to that place of nirvana where everything is ship-shape and Bristol fashion, to a place […]

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Monday Morning Accountability With My Club 100

Its Monday morning again which  means I attend Facebook live between 10 and 12 to help my Club 100 clients work out what they want to celebrate having achieved last week and what they intend to complete this coming week. I know its accountability which makes all the difference to my clients. Someone’s watching, someone cares and in Club 100 that’s not just me, that’s their virtual pals as well. And we are not just virtual pals either, this coming Friday six of the Club 100 members are coming together in my garden shed for the first time since our […]

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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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TFTD17: Aim For Success, Not Perfection

“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.

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My Bounteous Tomato Crop 2011

During my gap year I have been dabbling with a spot of gardening. This constitutes booking the gardener and discussing the overall plan with him whilst washing up his tea-stained cups. Asking friends to plant geraniums on my birthday in April, which I am still enjoying today. Buying hanging baskets and replacing them when they die off due to my lack of watering commitment. And planting six bags of tomatoes with Sharon and Nicola against all advice. Here’s what happened. Nicola was given eight tomato plants for free at Charing Cross railway station. Ben grew three tomato plants from seeds […]

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The Entrepreneurial Curse of Perfectionism

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 […]

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Coming in 2010 – Shed Sessions for Entrepreneurs

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 […]

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