When it all feels too much: taking on the ‘D’ word.

Why is mental health still such a taboo? Why is it ok to say you’ve got a headache, or the flu or a broken leg, but it’s not ok to say you feel depressed ? I’m writing this to share my own experience, and to give you hope that if you’re not feeling well, either now or...

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Partner Marketing – interview with expert Lisa Baker!

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...

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3 Biggest Places Service Providers get Stuck

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’)...

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Business Coaching vs Mentoring: which is for you?

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...

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Ideal clients : The agony and ecstasy of being honest.

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’....

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3 Lessons from Marketing for Hippies 101

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...

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[Video]: 3 Steps To Make Business Visibility Easier.

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...

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[Video] Feeling stuck? Why you’ve got to do the unthinkable!

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?

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Could lack of safety be losing you clients?

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...

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Manage your Energy as a Sensitive Introvert …

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...

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