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What 8 years in business has taught me

What’s Your Big Why?

A while ago, I read Simon Sinek’s book, “Start with Why”. In it, he looks at how great businesses like Apple inspire action and loyalty in both their employees and customers through first and foremost communicating the reason “Why” they are in business rather than the “What” or the “How”. Because before they “buy” the thing that you do or…

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overcoming fear and resistance to your goals

Overcoming fear & resistance to your vision and goals for 2023

How are you getting on with working towards the vision you created for your business for 2023? Do you feel you are making great progress? If so, Yay! Have a high-five from me! Or maybe you have that “Oh no, it’s already February!” feeling and you are wondering where the last few weeks have got to. If that’s you, it’s…

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What 8 years in business has taught me

What 13 years in Business has Taught Me

It was October 2010. I’d recently qualified as an NLP Practitioner, hypnotherapist and coach  (I already had a Postgrad Diploma in Nutritional Therapy and my Yoga Teacher Training certification under my belt).  Always one 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…

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How I Found my “Thing” (aka my 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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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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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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Where to Start when Starting a Business

This is the fourth and final post in a series of 4 blogs centered on creating a business you love. First, we looked at Understanding the 5 Stages of Business, then we took a dive into the Less is More of Marketing when you’re starting out, and from there we covered the importance of Choosing the Right Business Model for…

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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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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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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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