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.
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 […]
What an eventful few months we’ve had. You just have to think of Brexit and the political fallout that followed. I started to feel a bit under the weather around that time and thought it would be a good idea to stand back from my business for a little while. Whilst I continued to work […]
Planning is an important part of preparing for success in your small business. No matter what time of year you carry out the small exercise in this mini-podcast, let me show you how to assess your progress so you know what is worth taking forward to the next 3, 6 or 12 months. Why not […]
I was in my thirties with three young children, when I got ill with a recurring eye infection that made my eyes so painful and sensitive to light that I would effectively be blind for several days. During the worst attack I was admitted to an eye hospital, on New Year’s Eve! I found myself alone […]
When I noticed the repeat of the award-winning TV drama Broadchurch recently, I couldn’t help thinking back to when it was first screened (apologies to non-UK-based readers). It was on at exactly the same time as another, very similar drama! Both stories focused on the devastating impact of a child’s death on the community and you couldn’t […]
The other day, I was on Twitter reading the bios of some new people I’m following. One woman’s first words were “Phenomenal xxx talent” which stopped me in my tracks. Ouch! I thought her unfortunate choice of words made her sound insincere as well as desperate to stand out. A ‘look at me’ message can be […]
Although the Christmas period is a very special time of year for families, it can be full of challenges if you’re a busy (overworked?) female micro-business owner. I’ve put together this compilation with you in mind. Please grab a cup of tea or coffee (or even mulled wine?) and enjoy the read 🙂
When we checked in to our expensive hotel in Cornwall last winter, we were delighted to receive a complimentary upgrade to a superb room with by far the best sea view in the building. It reminded me of a time on a cross-Atlantic flight, when I was upgraded to first class — my first experience […]