All 'My Personal Business Journey' 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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How I use Joint Ventures in my Business

How I use Joint Ventures in my Business

If you’ve been reading my emails recently, you’ll know that last month I was promoting Ann Wilson’s Financial Freedom University.  That got me thinking about joint ventures and how they’ve been such a key part of my business over the years, both in terms of those partners who spread the word about me, and the partners whose products and services…

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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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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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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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How I planned my 2018

I’ve been back at work for 2 weeks after my month-long break over Christmas and New Year (and my birthday too!) and so far January has been a complete whirlwind. What with VIP days with new private clients, late Christmas lunch with the Business from the Heart mentoring Alumni (pictured) and kicking off a brand new Membership Community (currently in…

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Taking time to celebrate 2017

Taking Time To Celebrate 2017

On the day you read this there will be still 13 days of 2017 left to go…. but from a business perspective this week marks the end of another year and I like to think that, like me, you’ll be giving yourself valuable time over Christmas to rest and recharge.  Because of course your ability to run your busines and…

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How I Grew My Business

How I Grew My Business

I shared with you last week about my 6 year anniversary  that’s coming up on 26th November this year, and the 3 things that I believe have been key to my success. This got me reflecting on the way that I grew my business and as I thought about the different milestones along the way I noticed a bit of…

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Selling from the Heart Live

Celebrating 5 years in business (and how I did it)

The photo below is of me with my gorgeous community of heart-centred business owners at  Selling from the Heart Live last week. It was an important occasion because it took place on Saturday 26th November 2016. Almost exactly 5 years to the day since, on Sunday 27th November 2011, in a small,  unglamorous training venue tucked away in the heart…

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Letting go

Why I’ve been “letting go” instead of setting goals

Happy Lunar New Year (aka Chinese new year)! Traditionally this is a time of “cleansing” to sweep away any evil spirits lurking from the previous year so this is a really great week for letting go of anything that no longer serves you so you can flourish in 2017. And this is exactly what I’ve been doing. Instead of my…

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