All 'Inspiration Motivation & Mindset' Posts

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 –…


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…


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…


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…


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…

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…

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.  …

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…

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…