I became interested in the whole concept of time management because I was desperate to get off the hamster wheel. I always had way too much to do and no time to do it all – it literally felt like I was running round in circles, especially in the early days of my business. Having started […]
The other day I published a post about ‘hope’ on my Instagram feed – it was one of the prompts of the #augustbreak photo challenge I take part in every year. It had certainly got me thinking. About what it is and what happens when (for some reason) we find ourselves struggling and losing hope.
I remember congratulating a new client once who had just achieved her first small win, and a crucial milestone. As a coach, I’m a great advocate of acknowledging the small victories and celebrating progress. My client, however, tried to play down her achievement, confiding that celebrating made her feel uncomfortable.
One of the things I found hardest as an inexperienced business blog writer was to start a new post and finish it — to be honest, I didn’t really enjoy blog writing! Writing and publishing to a schedule can be quite a challenge for a busy person. If you recognise this, then please don’t beat yourself […]
Have you ever been so busy in your business that you didn’t know which way to turn? Maybe it’s happening to you right now? I’ve certainly been there. As have many of my female clients. We don’t always know how to stop overwhelm and burnout in business. Even when that little voice tells us that […]
A few years ago – during the recession- I compiled a blog called “How not to fail in business”, with useful tips from my clients how to survive as a solopreneur. During those tough years everyone had to work even harder than normal to win and keep customers. And we learnt not to take anything for […]
A few weeks ago I looked at the older of my two apple apple trees and couldn’t believe my eyes. In the 30+ years we’ve lived in our house, the old tree has always produced green cooking apples… until this year that is! I have absolutely no idea why they have turned red. But for […]
It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed when your to-do list is endless and it seems your work is never done. But please don’t wait until something bad happens to throw you completely off course. Here are my 3 (rescue) tips to help you reduce stress and feel in control again!
Have you ever come away from a networking meeting feeling frustrated about the experience or the (lack of) results you get from networking? What if you could make networking easier and more enjoyable so you connect with the right people but it doesn’t feel like hard work?
From time to time you just want to boost your business quickly! Maybe it’s because your regular marketing strategies aren’t attracting the desired business and you haven’t yet worked out why. So you just want some quick wins to tie you over. If that’s the case my tips below will hopefully get you started.