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Closing Sale

Why “Closing the Sale” doesn’t work for a Heart-Centred Business

A few years ago I ran a poll as part of a webinar I was running on “heart-centred sales”. To my surprise over half of the respondents answered that their biggest sales challenge was “Closing the Sale”. This response was not what I expected, and for me it marked one of those big “Aha!” moments that helped me understand my…


Sales as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

A conversation between Marianne Cantwell and Catherine Watkin Do you consider yourself a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), introvert or empath? Do you ever feel that sales is just not “for you” because you feel you can’t be as bullish and outgoing as you need to be successful? If so then you are going to love this “chat” that my great…


How to take a (proper) Holiday

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 to a “working” holiday – I love to take those too) twice each  year is absolutely essential for giving me the clarity…

What 8 years in business has taught me

What 8 years in business has taught me

It was October 2010.   I’d recently qualified as an NLP Practitioner, hypnotherapist and coach. And always one to want to do things “properly”, I’d registered my business as a sole trader and set up a business bank account – after all I needed somewhere to pay in that £60 I got from my first ever paying client! Incredibly that was…

Catherine Watking working in Perth, Australia

I’m not on Holiday… I’m living my Dream

I recorded this video at the end of a month I spent living and working in Perth, Australia last year. I wrote and recorded it sitting next to the pool outside an Italian style villa in the Perth hills – the day after I went for a walk and bumped into a kangaroo! I felt inspired to record this video…

It's good enough for now

It’s good enough for now

Last week I was working on a really important project but found myself getting stuck and just not making the sort of progress I wanted to.  I ended up spending a whole day yet at the end felt I wasn’t getting anywhere and as a result was feeling really frustrated and unhappy with myself. Until I realised what it was…

Catherine Watkin of Selling from the Heart

Taking Time to Review and Celebrate 2018

Happy New Year!  New Years always have that bit of extra meaning to me because my birthday falls on 30th December so it’s a new “age year” as well as calendar year, which gives any planning or intention setting that bit of extra significance. I like to do my planning for the year in early January, when my head is…


Why I break for Christmas (and think you should too)

At the time you are watching this, it’s be the the last working week before Christmas here at Selling from the Heart HQ. From 14th December we close the office for the whole of the Christmas period, until Monday 7th January.   We’ll be putting the “out of office” on the inbox and the phone service, and going off to have…

have you lost your mojo

Lost your Mojo? …here’s why it’s a good thing!

It’s early September again, with that “back to school” feel – not only if you’ve got kids, but for all of us who took time off over the summer as we gear up ready to get back into the flow of work and business. There is one thing I am guaranteed to hear several times a day at the moment…

Is it time for radical action?

What happened when I took “Radical Action”

I’m doing this video today because I wanted to talk to you about taking radical action in our lives or our businesses when there’s something really important to us that we want to achieve. As you know, I’m currently promoting Ann Wilson’s Financial Freedom University, and taking “radical action” is one of the things she talks about within that programme.  …

Being more of a Tortoise

On “keeping up” – and why Tortoises go faster

I filmed this video while in Toronto in Canada last week, where I was attending an implementation day and a live event. I wanted to talk to you about something that seems to be a bit of a theme recently, both among members of my own community – but it was also something that my mentor in Canada talked about…

Catherine enjoying her radio appearance in Perth

How to build a business you’ll stay in love with

On my last day in Australia I was interviewed on local radio RTR FM 92.1. It was supposed to be an interview about authentic sales but we got sidetracked onto a favourite topic of mine and ended up doing an impromtpu session on: How to build a business you’ll stay in love with You can listen to the interview here…