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Enabling your wisdom to emerge

Posted on May 23rd, 2017.
Posted in these categories: Business Matters, Getting Results, Video. 1 Comment

Today I want to talk to you about finding the expertise that you have inside you.

 


I believe that we all have expertise.

We’re all wise experts in something, and I know that you have an expertise that maybe you’re already sharing, and maybe you’re not.

Maybe you’re thinking that you’re not sure what it is or you’re just not able to tap into it when you need it. And I know that I can struggle with that sometimes – when you want to sit down to write a blog post or to record a video and it’s almost like you’re a rabbit in the headlights. You know, inspiration seems to vanish and expertise kind of drains away.

 

But what I find useful is to let go of the pressure. I think also you have to find a way that works for you by trying different things.

 

It doesn’t work for me to sit down and just write something like one, two, three, instantly. That doesn’t work for me. But I found what does work is to be open. To do my gathering of expertise, if you like, away from the pressure.

So I take the pressure off myself and note down useful snippets that just come to me when the pressure’s off, when I’m on in front of a camera or on a deadline.  I note things down as I go along on scraps of paper, or in a voice recorder, or even just sitting and allowing that wisdom to come up.

 

Because I know that you have wisdom inside you to share with the world and sometimes you have to experiment with how you can get that out of yourself and into the world to be heard by the people who need to hear it.

 

So, an action step for you is to let go of the pressure to perform and allow yourself to have this expertise emerge, these nuggets of wisdom, these nuggets of help and tips for your clients.

Have them come up naturally and spontaneously. They will if you let them, if you allow them to come up.

Over to you:

What happens for you when you let go of the pressure to ‘perform’? Please share by leaving a comment in the box below. Remember you might just help someone else!

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Effective networking! (Interview with Emma Cox)

Posted on May 10th, 2017.
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Do you find networking for your business stressful and scary ?

Do you get anxious thinking about what you’re going to say to introduce yourself?

I interviewed Emma Cox, from Cox Consultancy,  on how we can make networking much less stressful and more effective for us, even as introverts who dislike it!

Watch the interview to find out :

  • The surprising trick to taking back control which means less stress!
  • Why having clear goals is so important
  • How to make your ’60 second’ pitch more effective and memorable
  • Why you don’t need to ‘work the room’ and what to do instead!

But wait, there’s more!


[Video] Need a confidence boost when networking? Try this….

Posted on April 25th, 2017.
Posted in these categories: Business Matters, Networking, Video. 2 Comments

As as introvert in business, the idea of going to a networking event can often fill us with dread ….

Thoughts might be swirling around our brain such as…

What will I say to people?

Will I look stupid?

Will I get overwhelmed ?

Will anyone be interested in what I do?

In this 3 minute video I share with you a simple exercise you can do to take the pressure off, and allow you to change your state to one that is more empowering, in the moment.

Whatever state you want to be in (eg confident, relaxed, motivated, energised), you can use this exercise to bring back the memory of a time when you were feeling that really strongly, and use that memory in the present moment.

But wait, there’s more!


[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:

But wait, there’s more!


[Video Interview] The Difference between Barriers and Boundaries (and how to feel good about doing scary things!)

Posted on March 28th, 2017.
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Last week I interviewed the lovely Jennifer Main, Transformational Guide and bestselling author of ‘The Space Between’.

I was asking Jennifer about how we can protect ourselves from getting hurt, as sensitive introverts in business, and how we can get over our fears especially when going networking.

If you’re anything like me, going to a crowded networking event takes a lot of courage and energy, and for some of us it can often feel like a hurdle we just cannot leap.

When I spoke with Jennifer, there unfolded a fascinating conversation about the difference between barriers and boundaries and how we can feel good about doing scary things!

 

Click on the video to watch and listen to our conversation:

But wait, there’s more!


[Video] Are you anxious when people unsubscribe?

Posted on March 21st, 2017.
Posted in these categories: Business Matters, Getting Results, Video. 2 Comments

Are you anxious when people unsubscribe from your mailing list?

Do you feel like a failure and tell yourself that your content must be rubbish ?

It can feel really tough when you put your heart and soul into creating great content that you feel will be really useful for your ideal clients.

You spend a long time creating just the right tone and quality, and including the just the right number of useful snippets.

You pluck up courage to send it out and then …

Bam …

You immediately get people unsubscribing – deleting you from their inbox and banishing you forever more into oblivion.

It hurts, I know, but it doesn’t have to crush you, and actually it’s a really good thing!

 

No need to feel anxious – Watch my video on what the real lesson is when people unsubscribe: –

I’ve noticed the more content I put out into the world, the more I get people unsubscribing, and now I actually celebrate when it happens.

It shows me that I’m getting bolder in putting out more of ‘me’ into my message, and as I get clearer on what my message is, and begin to share that with the world, the more I’m becoming a ‘beacon’ – guiding my ideal people to want to learn more from me.

(And I know that I’m not right for everyone, and I’m really ok with that!)

Take heart, that when people unsubscribe, you are showing up in just the right way for your ideal clients to say YES to you.  (And you know that because those who are NOT right for you are saying Goodbye by unsubscribing).

 

If you feel anxious when people unsubscribe, watch my video to hear what it really means:

But wait, there’s more!


Tame your perfectionist: Get Stuff Done!

Posted on February 21st, 2017.
Posted in these categories: Business Matters, Time Management, Video. 2 Comments

Ever feel stuck writing or creating – your perfectionist getting in the way?

You go round and round in circles, tweaking, changing and re-tweaking, trying to get it ‘perfect’?

 

If you know you waste time and energy creating content for your business, then watch this video
(it’s 3 minutes and 29 seconds long)  to hear my tip on how  to tame your perfectionist!

 

 

Over to you:

 

Do you have any tips to share on how you deal with perfectionism?

Please share by leaving a comment in the box below. Remember you might just help someone else!

 

 

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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!


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