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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 a few days with my family in Snowdonia.    Over the years I’ve learned that taking a “proper” holiday (as…

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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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5 stages of business

Understanding the 5 Stages of Business

This article is going to give you a clarity that I find is missing for a lot of people in their first few years in business – certainly for me those first few years felt like navigating from inside a bank of fog.   Even when things were “working” I often didn’t know why, or know what I was supposed to…

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seasons of business

Embracing the Seasons of your Business to find your Flow

Not long ago, I was speaking to a business owner who was feeling anxious that she had not made any sales in the first part of the year.  I reassured her that just because she might have a month where she does less business doesn’t mean that something is inherently broken in her business. It can just be the seasons…

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Here’s my Planning Process for 2021

So here we are, just 2 working days from the end of January, and like me you might be asking “where did that month just go?”. January for me has been focused on getting my Inner Circle Mastermind group up and running, and Jumpstart January within the Business from the Heart Membership, with a focus on Vision & Planning for…

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4 Lessons from buying Transformation from my own student

Recently I made a decision to do a big piece of what I call the “inner work”. In the earlier days of my business I made regular investments in shifting the subconscious blocks that were causing me to self-sabotage. Things like an unconscious fear of success because that might mean overwhelm and a relapse of my ME/CFS symptoms, and later…

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Is this the REAL threat to your business during Covid-19

There’s something I want to talk about today that I’m seeing a lot of right now and I’m really fearing for a lot of small business owners because of it.   In fact it’s the thing I think is creating the most danger for a lot of the small business owners in my community – and I’m seeing it over and…

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Sales Mastery

Is it time to Commit to Sales Mastery?

Now, those of you who know me well will know that I do have my “soapbox” moments! And there’s something in particular that I find myself getting into a bit of a rant about every now and again. I wrote about it last year and it certainly triggered quite a response. It’s an important message and it still bugs me…

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Closing Sale

Why “Closing the Sale” won’t work for your 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…

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My Recipe for Overwhelm

I had an incredible response to my video last week about doing business as an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person).   So many of you replied to say that the video had hit a chord for you.  It either helped you realise that you are an HSP and it helped you finally see why you struggle with certain things that others take…

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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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