All 'My Personal Business Journey' Posts

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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My Recipe for Overwhelm

One of the most popular videos I’ve ever recorded was on Running a Business as a HSP (highly sensitive person).  So many people replied to say that the video had hit a chord with them.  It either helped them to realise that they are an HSP and to finally see why they struggle with certain things that others may take…

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Catherine Watkin quote from The Focus On Why Podcast 187

Focus On Why – How I Found My Purpose

I really enjoyed being interviewed by my friend Amy Rowlinson for her “Focus on Why” podcast. It made me realise just how long it is since I’ve told the story of how I came to do what I do now – and just how long and hard the journey was of finding my Purpose (I still can’t quite believe I’ve…

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Why I break for Christmas (and think you should too)

At the time you’re reading this, it’s the last working week before Christmas here at Selling from the Heart HQ. From 15th December we close the office for the Christmas period, until Tuesday 2nd January.  We’ll be putting the “out of office” on the inbox and the phone service, and going off to have some genuine down time to rest…

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seasons of business

Embracing the Seasons of your Business to find your Flow

Earlier this year I was speaking to a business owner who was feeling anxious that she had not made any sales in the first part of the year. I reassured her that just because she might have a month where she does less business doesn’t mean that something is inherently broken in her business. It can just be the seasons…

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The Things I Got Wrong in Business

When we start something new, we all start off right at the beginning, with no skill or knowledge 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…

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How to take a (proper) Holiday

Most schools break up this week and holiday season is upon us!  So it seems like just the right time for me to share this annual reminder of the importance of taking a proper holiday – and even some tips on how to do that – as busy business owners it can be too easy to not give ourselves the…

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Running a Business as an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person)

I created the video a few years ago while on a road trip for the summer, travelling and working from my campervan. And yet, despite it being my choice to spend the summer that way, I soon caught myself beating myself up a little for choosing to take life at a slower pace during the summer – telling myself that…

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My Money Story

My Personal Money Story

This week while I’m “talking money stuff” and sharing Ann Wilson’s Financial Freedom Workshop series it feels like the perfect time to reshare this video about my personal Money Story again – it was originally recorded several years ago, but it is still an accurate summary of my money journey to that point. **NOTE:   This was recorded several years ago…

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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 Grew My Business

How I Grew My Business

I created this video a number of years ago just as I was celebrating my 6th year in business (I recently celebrated my 10th!).  However while it was recorded a few years ago, everything I say is as relevant today as it was then. In it I talk about some of the key milestones I passed during my first two…

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Taking time to Review 2021

I gave myself permission to get off to a slow start this year and January has mainly been focused on Planning and Learning – in fact I finished my 2022 Planning only yesterday!  A friend pointed out that my timing is perfect as the Chinese New Year starts today, and many people consider this the “true” start to the year. …

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