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.
Do you celebrate International Women’s Day? Or mark it in some way? For me it’s a day to appreciate how far we’ve come in the last 100 years. And to look at something we can improve or do differently in ourselves or our business, particularly as we can’t always change the world. It’s also a day […]
What can you do when you offer a valuable service but feel a little uncomfortable about marketing and promoting yourself? About the need to get visible, to get seen and trusted online and stand out from the crowd? When you run your own business you can’t really afford to be shy or to hold back. […]
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 […]
“Keep going… try again… don’t give up”— these are messages often given out by personal development experts. They are words I certainly use to motivate my micro-business clients when they experience a setback and their morale has taken a dive. They all say that to achieve success, you must never give up. Sadly, I see […]