Remind Me – Why on Earth Did We do This

Remind Me – Why on Earth Did We do This

Nine years ago we got our first dog. After a few months it seemed like a massive mistake.She's a beautiful collie cross, who we brought home from a rescue centre. Everyone who sees her mentions her beautiful eyes … which she uses to full effect.For the...
Doing More is Not the Answer

Doing More is Not the Answer

Since when is “doing more” the answer to having too much to do? We set goals and we develop a plan … but gradually our plan to achieve that goal seems like too much to do. So we try to work harder to reach that goal. Yet … maybe there’s an...
Testimonials – Turning The Bland into Useful

Testimonials – Turning The Bland into Useful

Testimonials are a good thing, right? Not always, no! “I loved working with [insert your name here]” – nice, but not really useful. “I felt supported all the way” – again, reassuring to a prospective client, but too vague to be...
How Do You Describe What You Do?

How Do You Describe What You Do?

How do you answer “What do you do…?” How do you think of yourself? Many people give an answer that is ‘socially acceptable’. As humans … we are incredibly proficient in collaborating with others and working together. The driver for this … we need to fit in. This goes...
How To Set Goals and Ensure You Stick to Them

How To Set Goals and Ensure You Stick to Them

1. Did you set goals in 2018?2. And did you reach those goals?3. Have you set yourself goals for 2019?If you’re approaching the year ahead in the way you did last year, maybe it is time to think about this year in a DIFFERENT way?It can be very revealing to look back...
How to Stop Overwhelm of Emails & Messages with Systems

How to Stop Overwhelm of Emails & Messages with Systems

 How often do you pick up your phone and scroll through your news feed to find yourself still mindlessly scrolling half an hour later?How often have you had to receive a certain newsletter because of the fear of missing out … FOMO?All this scrolling and clogging up of...
Are You Too Busy Working IN and Not ON the Business?

Are You Too Busy Working IN and Not ON the Business?

“I know I should be looking for new clients all the time, but I’m too busy working with the clients I already have.”That’s what Simon told me – does it sound familiar?He started his IT consultancy four years ago, and he now has over 50 clients. As you might...
How I Became a Business Coach

How I Became a Business Coach

In a meeting this morning my client wanted to understand more about my background. It suddenly occurred to me I’ve never shared the backstory of why I now do what I do with any of you … So here it is. From the age of eight I was really clear on what I thought I...
Is More Clients REALLY What You Need?

Is More Clients REALLY What You Need?

“There’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” … you’ve probably heard this beautiful myth.It’s been told for centuries, aimed at encouraging people to “keep going, keep trying, you’re nearly there”.Only you’re never nearly at the end of the rainbow, are...
Why Positive Thinking Makes No Difference

Why Positive Thinking Makes No Difference

“I’ve just worked out that for the hours I work, I’m actually earning less than I’d earn as a waitress, before tips!”This was how our conversation started.Sam had been running her business for 11 years, and had just come to this painful conclusion. She was simply...
You CAN Get Off The Hamster Wheel With One Change …

You CAN Get Off The Hamster Wheel With One Change …

“I’ve been doing this business the same way for 20 years … and with just this one change, it’s starting to take off!”Not my words, but those of a friend and client, Steve.Steve is one of the nicest guys you could meet. He’s always upbeat, always positive, very...