All 'Business from the Heart' Posts

How to take a (proper) Holiday

This blog article was originally written in July 2019 – but it’s just as important and relevant today as it was then: Last week I got back from my summer holiday – 2 weeks camping in Cornwall and Shropshire and then few days with my family in Snowdonia.    Over the years I’ve learned that taking a “proper” holiday (as opposed…

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Should you fire difficult client

Should you “fire” that difficult client?

One of the things you get better at as your sales process improves is learning how to sign up only your most ideal clients – the ones who you most love working with, and with whom you get the best results. In the early days you can just feel grateful that anyone is willing to pay you! But as time…

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Being more of a Tortoise

On “keeping up” – and why Tortoises go faster

I filmed this video while attending an event in Toronto in Canada a while ago – and it’s become one of those really important videos that I’ve shared over and over again both within my membership community and with clients because it is such an important message about something that I see holds people back in their business far too…

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The Things I Got Wrong in Business

When we start something new, we all start off at the beginning, with no skill or knowldge and a lot of “not knowing what we don’t know”. And business is no different. That doesn’t mean we are stupid, failures or not cut out to run a business. It’s normal to feel a bit at sea.  And it’s not just you –…

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How I Found my “Thing” (aka Purpose)

I’ve been feeling inspired for a little while now to create a series of blog posts or videos about my first few years in business, partly to show that slow and uncertain starts are more the norm than the exception, and to show that things are often very different behind the scenes to how they look from the outside. But…

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Do you really need a big list to launch a membership?

Today I’m answering the big question: Do I need to have a big mailing list, or a big online community to sell and to launch group programmes or memberships?   But, I just want to remind you before I jump into this that group online programmes or memberships are just two of the many business models available to you. Other…

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5 Reasons to Start a Membership

As I discussed last week in my blog about business models,  these current coronavirus times are prompting a lot of people to reflect on and make changes to their business model.   In particular we are seeing a lot more people pivot to find more ways to serve their clients online. There are of course lots of ways you can work…

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How to Choose the Right Business Model

During this “grounded at home” period many of my community who previously had mainly offline businesses are making a shift to doing a lot more activity online – and there are 3 main motivations I’m seeing:  A temporary pivot to online working  A push to finally do something they’ve been putting off  A realisation that their current business model puts…

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Overcoming fear & resistance to your vision and goals for 2020

How are you getting on with working towards the vision you created for your business for 2020? Do you feel you are making progress with a consistent momentum?  If so, Yay! Have a high-five from me! – and hey, why not acknowledge and reward yourself by taking a half-day today to go do something lovely? But maybe you are feeling…

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How to Create Engaging Content that gets your Audience to take Action

  I shot this Facebook live this week in snowy Toronto while attending a Mastermind with my business mentor Stu McLaren. When I come to these sort of business events and conferences I like to bring back some practical tips and strategies that I share with the members of my community – and I thought this would be a useful…

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Why I stopped creating new content last year

In this week’s video I’m owning up to the fact that I have not created any new content to send to you in this way since May last year.  (But you might not even have noticed… and that’s another thing I talk about in the video). Now eight months is long time without creating any new content, particularly if you…

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To Launch or not to Launch

Why I love launching ( …and is this model right for you?)

During the past month you’ll have noticed a lot more activity than from me in your inbox than is “normal” during the rest of the year.  There were Facebook Live sessions on my business page, invitations to the Fall in Love with Sales Intensive, online Masterclasses, Q&A sessions – and yes (I do know it) what might have felt like…

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