All 'Inspiration Motivation & Mindset' 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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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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, 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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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…

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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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