Business Foundations

[Video Interview] The question you must ask to create a business and life you love…

Posted on April 11th, 2017.
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As a heart-centred business owner, it’s easy to get swept away with the idea of making a difference in the world, and forget about actually making a profit.

I interviewed Helen Monaghan, finance coach and best selling author of Successful Business Minds, about what it really takes to make a business work, and how we can deal with our ‘money stuff’, so that we can create a business and a life that we love.

Watch the video to find out:

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Making small-talk work for you (your business will thank you for it!)

Posted on February 14th, 2017.
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Small Talk

If you’re anything like me, you hate small-talk with a vengeance.  When it comes to meeting new people, you wish you didn’t feel so awkward, and could manage a few coherent sentences without wanting the ground to swallow you up.

Small-talk seems to come easy to some people – talking about the weather, or their journey to the venue or any number of other ‘trivial’ snippets seem to just trip off the tongue with no effort.

And then there’s us introverts, for whom small-talk is like wading through treacle.

Picture the scene ….

You’ve made it to the networking event – you walk in, grab your badge, and make it over to the coffee table hoping that nobody noticed you looking nervous.

You pour your drink as slowly as possible to kill time (even an extra 30 seconds of calm is better than nothing, right?!).

You slowly turn to face the rest of the room, palms sweating, throat dry as you’re thinking “Now what?”

Does this resonate with you? But wait, there’s more!


What to do when the biggest challenge in your business is YOU

Posted on February 7th, 2017.
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Connecting with others

It was a beautiful sunny day in April 2013, when I got the shocking news that I have a form of face blindness (Prosopagnosia, to give it it’s official term).

I’d known for some time that I found it really uncomfortable to look at people’s faces, and I’d found connecting with others in a group quite challenging and visually tiring. I can recognise people but I can only see a small portion of their face at one time – so I have to scan rapidly to take the whole face in (which is why it’s so tiring). That’s only a problem in group situations if lots of people are talking at once.

It was a huge shock for me, and for several months afterwards I went into a downward spin – feeling depressed and worthless and ‘abnormal’.

I felt severely lacking …

I asked myself

“How can I possibly build a business if I can’t even do that properly?”

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5 Key Steps To Business Success (The Introvert Way)

Posted on September 16th, 2016.
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business success

Walk through the door – step towards your business success!

I’ve just had the most amazing weekend.

I was one of the speakers at the first Your Signature Success Story event in Kenilworth, UK. It was my first big speaking event (and I got to wear a microphone pack, and it was filmed (just to increase the pressure a bit!)

I met such amazing, inspirational women, my talk was a great success and I made some great connections that will help my business grow,  increase my reach and mean that I can help many more people.

And it all started with one conversation.

And what led to that conversation was my heartfelt desire to reach more people through speaking.

I have a vision and a yearning to tell my story and to inspire other sensitive introverts;  to teach what I know about coming out of your shell and overcoming your fear of being visible, and what it takes to feel confident to attract paying clients so you can make the difference in the world that you’re here to make.

Do you yearn to make more of a difference, to reach more people and to have more paying clients?

Yet are you held back by your fear … of stepping into the unknown, of getting it ‘wrong’ and being stuck with a wrong decision, or of being ridiculed and rejected for your ideas?

I know how that feels, it’s frustrating and paralysing .

Yet I know that fear doesn’t have to stop you….

The journey to your business success starts with being kind to yourself and compassionate with your fears (you can watch a video I created about this here)

The rest can be summarised like this…

The key steps to taking inspired action for your business success:

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Stressed about self-employed tax? – Calming interview with Rosie Slosek!

Posted on September 2nd, 2016.
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tax

When you’re first starting out in self employment, the whole issue of tax and accounting can be a big worry.

It might be one of those things that you leave to the very last minute, not getting clear information and just hoping you’ll be able to figure it out at some point ‘later’.

I want to introduce you to Rosie Slosek, who brings order and calm to all those of us who are anxious and worried about tax and accounting. She’s down to earth, explains things in clear, simple English and is a mine of useful information (she’s also fun and loves cake!)

I interviewed Rosie to get some answers to questions that might be useful for you if you’re just starting in business (in the UK).

You’ll find the answers to the following puzzles:

  • Do you need to be earning money before you’re in business? How to know whether you’ve started ‘trading’.
  • How to know if you’re a sole trader or a company.
  • What records do you have to keep when you’re first starting out in business?

But wait, there’s more!


3 Keys To Attracting Clients (who pay you) !

Posted on June 17th, 2016.
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attracting clients

What are the foundations you need to have in place for you to start attracting clients to your service business ?

Once you’ve figured out who you’re trying to reach, what they’re struggling with and what they’d be prepared to PAY for help with, then you can move on to creating your online foundations to start attracting clients.

Building foundations will enable you to gather a community of people around you who love what you do, and who also buy from you and recommend you to their friends.

I’m going to share with you 3 things that you must have in place to attract and nurture people who will eventually want to BUY from you.

Click below to watch the video!

What are the foundation keys to attracting clients?

But wait, there’s more!