All 'Inspiration Motivation & Mindset' Posts

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…

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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 and hypnotherapist 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 8…

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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…

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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.  …

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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…

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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…

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The Things I Got Wrong in Business

When we start something new, we all start off “not knowing what we don’t know” and business is just the same. 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 – it was me too! So I thought I’d share with you…

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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 living and working in Perth, Australia where I’m staying with my best friend Sophie Mahir of the Artists Marketing Academy.   I wrote and recorded this sitting next to the pool – and yesterday I went for a walk and bumped into a kangaroo! I felt inspired to record this video…

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Can I be "heart-centred" and still be successful?

Can I be Heart-Centred and still be successful?

“Heart-Centred” is a phrase that I use a lot when talking about my approach to business. I first heard it at a time when I was struggling to define who I was in business and who I was here to serve.   When I came across it I instantly felt:  “That’s it!  That’s me… and those are my clients!”. That little…

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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…

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Woman looking out the window

Are you failing to fail?

I want to talk to you about a something a client of mine did recently, because I’m wondering if you’re doing enough of this yourself? The thing she did was to fail spectacularly at something. We’ve only recently started working together and one of the first things I advised her to do, and that she was willing to go out…

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How I Found my “Thing” (aka Purpose)

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

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