Joanna and the Termites

I learned something inspirational from Joanna and I have her permission to share. She told me that she had termites. And a four-figure contract to sign for the cost of their removal. And that she had signed it on Monday with no idea how she was going to manifest the funds to pay the bill when it became due. And we had a conversation about how it feels to be in that space and how you make brave decisions based on trust that the funds will appear. I told her that the accountant in me wouldn’t always or even often let […]

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Uncertainty Is All There Is

In the sort of synchronicity which seems to happen almost every day of my life, yesterday I was in the middle of writing Chapter Nine of my NaNoWriMo project, said chapter being entitled “Living with Uncertainty Indefinitely”, when I received an email from a friend on precisely that topic. This friend is a former client. Then we became friends and now we are also colleagues since I am a client of her business in turn. She is a very loyal friend who has supported me through the difficult years I am writing about in my chapters. She wrote that her […]

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Let’s Just Experiment and See How It Goes

Out on a little sunny drive earlier in the week, I found myself wondering about something, wondering how it would go. Then I remembered what I say to my clients a lot: “Why don’t you just experiment and see how it goes?” You can look at other people doing similar things and observe their model or even copy it, but you cannot know what will happen until you roll up your sleeves and do it yourself. You can yearn for a plan or a map to follow which will guarantee success, but you cannot ordain or know what will happen […]

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Authenticity: Do You Dare To Show Me The Real You?

During the first few weeks of 2012, I’ve been doing a lot of phone calls with entrepreneurs and the same recurring themes come up over and over. These people are at the early stages of starting their own small business or self-employment. And they are fearful and uncertain.  That uncertainty is usually around what to offer the world and how best to do that.   “Will people want me and what I have to offer?” And so I ask them about themselves and discover what their life’s work has been about to date and attempt to excavate their natural gifts and talents which […]

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My Inspirations for 2012: Bravery, Heroism, “Ordinariness” and Uncertainty

At least five inspirational women have passed through my house since Christmas at my invitation. I am grateful that I know some of the wisest women in personal development and I asked them if they would like to do swaps, to help each other get clear on what we want for ourselves in 2012. Four of these were coaches of one sort or another. I scanned down the list of coaches I know (only about 150!) and hand-picked the brightest who – bliss – I also count as friends.   Lucky, lucky me. And the fifth was an old friend from the Seventies, […]

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