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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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It's good enough for now

It’s good enough for now

Ever been working on a really important project and found yourself getting stuck and just not making the sort of progress you want to?  This was me a couple of years ago – I had something relatively straightforward to do, but ended up spending a WHOLE day on it – and at the end of that day, I still felt…

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How I Found my “Thing” (aka Purpose)

A few years ago I felt inspired to create a series of blog posts and 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. This particular post…

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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. And it’s because it’s such an important message about something that I see holds people back in their business far…

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Less is more of marketing

The “Less is More” of Marketing

Did you start your business because you wanted to make a difference but you never imagined it would be this hard to get your first few paying clients? Maybe you’ve been jumping from one thing to the next without anything having a chance to get traction, and you can’t seem to settle on that “one thing” that works for you.…

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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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Catherine enjoying her radio appearance in Perth

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

Five years ago I had the pleasure of visiting Australia and on my last day in Perth, 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…

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My Recipe for Overwhelm

One of the most popular videos I’ve recorded was on Running a Business as a HSP (highly sensitive person).  So many people replied to say that the video had hit a chord with them.  It either helped them to realise that they are an HSP and to finally see why they struggle with certain things that others may take in…

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Understanding the 5 Stages of Business

For me it’s true to say that my first few years felt like navigating from inside a bank of fog.   I didn’t have any sense of where I was going or what I really needed to do to get there.  Even when things were “working” I often didn’t know why, or know what I was supposed to do next from…

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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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What 8 years in business has taught me

What 11 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…

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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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