All 'My Personal Business Journey' 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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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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How to Choose the Right Business Model

During this “grounded at home” period many of my community who previously had mainly offline businesses are making a shift to doing a lot more activity online – and there are 3 main motivations I’m seeing:  A temporary pivot to online working  A push to finally do something they’ve been putting off  A realisation that their current business model puts…

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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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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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Members of my community at a recent live event

The story of how I started a Membership

As I shared in last weeks video about Business Models, over the past couple of years I’ve had a big shift in my own business model, moving from a high-ticket mentoring programme to a low monthly investment membership community. However, it wasn’t an overnight thing – it was a shift that happened gradually over a long period of time.  First…

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Is your business model right for you?

Is your Business Model right for you?

If you’re anything like me, then building a business you love will be really important to you. But it’s all too easy to build a business based on something you love but then find that you don’t actually enjoy it. Creating a business you love depends on a few different things, including marketing that you enjoy and which feels in…

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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…

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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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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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