This post explores the nuts and bolts (plus do’s and don’ts) of how to make partner marketing work for you! How you can create strategic partnerships with other business owners who can help you grow your business (even if you have zero followers or reach). This is the...read more
This post sets out the basic map of the three different areas where business owners get stuck and how they can recognise themselves in these places. I’m nervous and excited in equal measure!! Part of me wants to do lots more work on this (read, ‘another year’s worth’)...read more
This is a post about letting go of being perfect, and why that will be of huge benefit to you and your ideal clients. In a session recently, a client of mine (who coaches men struggling with depression) was going through a tough time, not feeling great and feeling...read more
When your business isn’t where you want it to be, do you need business coaching or mentoring, and how do you decide? I hear people ask this question a lot, and there’s a lot of confusion about what those two terms mean. When your business isn’t working, you don’t...read more
This is a post about a different layer of investigation of ideal clients and what that really means in practice. Instead of thinking about their personal characteristics (demographics / psychographics) - this post explores the characteristics that I love and ‘hate’....read more
Have you ever thought about writing a book to build your business and boost your credibility? I must admit, I’ve toyed with the idea, but it never seems to be high on my list of priorities. I wanted to get the low down on how to write a book without all the anguish...read more
A few months ago I shared an interview with business networking expert Emma Cox about how to make business networking more effective for you. In the second part of our interview, we discuss the many benefits of networking in person, so you're more likely to get out...read more
Picture the scene; you’re part of a freelance team of practitioners/consultants, or perhaps you still have a part-time job and work in a team. It’s a coffee break, and you’re surrounded by a circle of loud extroverts, laughing, teasing each other and you, and...read more
It pains me to say this but I’ve wasted a lot of money over the years, trying to find that ‘one thing’ that will make everything work perfectly in my business. (and that truth bomb hurts!) That’s why it really annoys me when I see other people about to do it, because...read more
Last Wednesday I had the privilege of attending one of Tad Hargraves’ Marketing for Hippies workshops in person! One (if not ‘THE’) best teacher of ethical marketing, I’ve been following this guy for years, and I’ve taken several of his programmes. I love what he does...read more
How do you know when it’s time to seek help with your business? Before you seek help with your business, your desire to help other people through your work and do good in the world HAS to be bigger than your fears. When you know that your business isn’t working, how...read more
Are you an introvert who shies away from business visibility? Do you prefer to stay in the background… safely hidden, but not reaching the clients that you really want to attract to your business? In this blog I want to explore Who are you REALLY? and how can you make...read more
Picture the scene: It’s the day after a busy social event; you’ve overdone the ‘people time’ and you feel frazzled and fragile.
On top of that you’re feeling stuck – your brain is frozen, and no matter what you do you can’t shake that feeling of doom and comparison and guilt that you can’t seem to get your act together to do any productive work.
(This isn’t a new feeling – it’s quite familiar now, and it also gives you a great excuse for not being visible in your business).
It can be so easy to justify not doing anything scary (such as making that video, or making those business phone calls) because you’re not feeling quite ‘right’.
I know because I’ve been there myself….
How do you get out of feeling stuck?read more
Do you ever set yourself impossibly high standards and then give yourself a hard time because you haven't lived up to them? Well, I have... and this is the result I'm gonna' share with you. Watch the 2:53 minute video below! I had said to myself that I...read more
I knew this business owner was fun, friendly and really good at what he did. I was curious to find out more and suspected that I’d find his work really useful, but I couldn’t quite bring myself to arrange the call. Every time I thought about talking to him, I got...read more
Do you ever feel overwhelmed and guilty at the same time? Guilty that you ‘should’ be able to get more done in a day? Guilty that you’ve fallen behind ^again^? As sensitive introverts it’s easy for us to feel overwhelmed, with our energy...read more