The author Sadie Jones once said about her writing, ‘You imagine a cathedral and on the page, it’s a garden shed.’ I do know that feeling, and not just in relation to writing. So often, you have great ideas for your small venture but when it comes to turning them into reality, the results can […]
My husband and I were abroad recently – on a much-awaited trip in our beloved camper. But sadly little went to plan from the time we departed to the time we came home. At the top of the list were illness and a horrendous heatwave. Here was a test (if ever we needed one) in how to […]
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.
(This post has been edited in response to the Corona crisis) Are you finding life and work stressful right now? You’re not alone! Dealing with financial worries whilst your business is on hold is not easy. Neither is the constant need to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. All this, and having to maintain […]
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 […]
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 🙂