Q12: What If It Doesn’t Go to Plan AGAIN?

This is Question 12 of 52 asked and answered in my book Your Biz Your Way. “A lot of people are afraid because they have never tried anything different. My fear comes from having tried and it didn’t go to plan.” What your question reminds me of is what they say in the financial world of investments: Past performance is no guarantee (or even indication) of future results. My first ever personal development book and one which would still be in my top 10 is Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers and it is still the […]

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Q11: Why Doesn’t It Feel Fair If My Life Is Lovely?

“Other people have shit lives; it’s not fair if mine is lovely.” More than anyone your questions make me want to begin with dearie, dearie me. How did you get to be so complex? It isn’t clever and it isn’t funny. Stop it immediately. Gentle Reader, I can only speak to this woman like this because I know her well, she has a robust GSOH, she knows she’s bonkers in quite a good and delightful way and some tough love is what she’s after; if we were on Skype together she’d confess this and we’d laugh at that alter ego […]

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Q10: Why On Earth Would I Even Bother Trying?

This is question 10 from my book Your Biz Your Way. The full question is: Look how great they are! Why on earth would I even bother trying? And here’s my answer: Modesty is a great (often peculiarly British) quality and I find it very attractive. But this is bonkersness on a grand scale. And I know you are an intelligent woman of tall order so this is not a brainy question so much as a feelings one. You are a hostage to your feelings at times, a lot of the times. Aren’t we all? The answer is, as your brain […]

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Q9: Why Is It So Hard to Hear My Own Voice?

“I really liked your FB post about listening to your intuition vs. listening to what everyone else has to say. I know that the only way this will work is if I listen to myself but sometimes it’s hard to distinguish who is saying what.” Gosh! I LOVE this one. How delicious is this? I do hope that your question resonates with readers. I have a suspicion that it will. This is the problem with all that received wisdom. Can I suggest you stop reading and listening and studying and imbuing everyone else with the wisdom and thinking it is […]

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The Acid Test for My Book: Your Biz Your Way

Despite having taken all my previous books (such as they were) OFF Amazon in a fit of pique a couple of years ago because the income wasn’t worth the paperwork, last weekend I re-opened my account at KDP and uploaded Your Biz Your Way for sale there too. Now I’ve almost lost count of the number of different places and ways and formats in which you can buy all of the book, read some of it or get the first chapter for FREE.  This included re-opening my Amazon Author Page. It’s not perfect, and I notice they no longer allow you to hyperlink […]

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Q5: What Makes the Folly of Multiple Projects SO Seductive?

“The ‘there’s safety in numbers’ multiple-projects-on-the-go-at-any-one-time theory, despite all evidence to the contrary.” I love this. I love it especially because you tell me your own answer. “Despite all evidence to the contrary.” Quite. And you already know that playing with multiple projects simultaneously is precisely the way to prove yourself right, that it is a folly. I think it leaks. What I mean by that is if you don’t believe in your own project enough to make it your one and only (or your one and only for now) that vibe leaks and your ideal client/customer picks up on […]

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Blogfest for Solopreneur & Small Biz Bloggers

Are you a solopreneur/small biz blogger? If so I hope you’ll join my Blogfest. As you may know, I recently published my first proper book, called Your Biz Your Way. I wondered if you do that, run your own business in your own way? And if you’d like to blog about it on your own website and then be featured on mine and on my Facebook Page and in my newsletter as a way of carrying on the conversation that my book starts? Your Bit – Please take care to follow all these requirements for participation. I know us entrepreneurs […]

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Q3: Why Am I Always Compelled to Start a New Notebook?

This is Question 3 from my book Your Biz Your Way: Q3 Why am I always compelled to start a new notebook? “The ‘I’ll start a new notebook for that idea’ syndrome means I always have many, many, notebooks on the go at any one time, plus bookmarks in Pocket and in different browsers, helpful ideas and notes on my phone, books laid open where I was taking notes… the resulting visual chaos means that from time to time I simply tidy everything away and start again.” What happens when you tidy everything away? Do you lose your notes and […]

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Q1: Have I Left It Too Late?

This is Question 1 from my book Your Biz Your Way: Q1 Have I left it too late? I checked with you before I answered this one. I wanted to know how old you are. And you told me that you are “45 – just starting a second career as an entrepreneur after 20 years in communications and marketing. Got to the top of the ladder and didn’t like the view!” 45. Dear God, you are a CHILD! OK, we can do this scientifically, or we can do it based on our beliefs. Or both. You are going to outlive […]

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Book Report

It’s a month since I published my first “proper” book, called Your Biz Your Way. Here’s my first book report… er, my first report about the book I mean! Words, eh? I monitor CreateSpace (where you publish print versions on Amazon) pretty often because what you measure increases and sales there in month one total 36. Similarly, I monitor (and regularly ask for) reviews on both Amazon UK (13) and US (2), total 15. Digital versions sold via my own online shop at Selz total 29. So grand total book sales in Month 1 = 29+36 in month one, and […]

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