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Are you Guilty of Compare and Despair?

Posted by October 20th, 2013

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I’ve spoken to at least 3 clients this week who have compared themselves to their competitors, and felt deflated as a result.

A syndrome otherwise known as Compare and Despair.

A syndrome which is very common amongst small business owners.

I always ask clients not to Compare and Despair, but rather to Compare and Prepare.

Negative comparisons often lead to inactivity; which starts you moving backwards, “Look at what they are doing, they are so much better than me, why should I bother?” (more…)

Dare to Dream; How is your 2020 vision?

Posted by October 12th, 2013

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 Now, I simply want you to lean back, relax, close your eyes and have a bit of a focused daydream.

Think about where you would like you and your business to be in 3 years’ time, or 5, or 7 – think up to 2020……….and beyond.

Drift off and get engrossed in your daydream and really think about what you will be doing, saying and feeling.  Also what will others around you and your customers be doing, saying and feeling?

See, hear and experience it in all its glory, really take time to immerse yourself in this daydream until you go from dreamy to fizzy with excitement about all the possibilities! (more…)

Is Cinderella the key to Creating a Great Brand for Your Small Business?

Posted by September 22nd, 2013

Did you know that Cinderella is one of the most well-known stories around the world?  It comes in hundreds of forms and guises, but it is not always the same Cinderella.  The main thrust of the story is however similar; a poorly treated girl who wins the heart of a rich and powerful man. 

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How can Cinderella help you create a brilliant brand for your business?

Cinderella helps us see the power of archetypes. These are hard wired into all of us, into our psyches. Carl Jung, the psychologist, saw them as collectively inherited data that we all carry with us.  For example we all carry within us an idea of a ‘mother’ archetype or an ‘evil’ archetype. How many teenage girls have an anguished ‘Cinderella’ moment when they feel hard done by, and wish that their Prince Charming would come and find them and whisk them away from it all?

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Going out with a bang

Posted by September 15th, 2013

blackberriesHow did it get to September! The nights are drawing in and my nine year old daughter is in overdrive making blackberry and apple crumbles from the fruit trees.

As well as overloading on fruit crumble, I find this is the time of year to take stock, to think back but also to think forward.  We are approaching the final quarter of 2013 – so what do you need to do over the next 3 months to ensure you end the year on a high? To make sure you see 2013 go out with a bang and the pop of a champagne cork?

Of course, it is good in theory to plan the final quarter, but what is the likelihood of you doing it? After the summer the month of September is often very hectic as everyone really gets back to work.

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How positive is your mind-set?

Posted by September 1st, 2013

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“It is your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude.” Zig Ziglar 

Were there ever truer words said?  We all know that having a positive mindset is fundamental to achieving success in both business and in life.  But do you ever find that the rollercoaster ride of running your own business occasionally knocks you off course?  Do you sometimes find those nagging doubts creeping in? Are you guilty of self sabotage? If so, read on… 

Want to know the secrets of a winning mind-set? 

You may have heard me say it before, but first and foremost you MUST have a clear vision for your business.  Why? Because having a clear vision will help you overcome obstacles when they arise, maintain you positivity and keep you on track when the going gets tough! 

Next you need to focus on the positive.!

Focus on the negative aspects of your life and guess what?  You’ll attract the negative because it’s what you’ve come to expect!  Start by setting positive intentions for yourself at the beginning of each day to help create that supportive and empowering mindset – try it for a week and see what difference it makes… (more…)

5 top tips to super-charge your productivity today!

Posted by July 28th, 2013

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Feeling hair-pullingly frenzied and overwhelmed? In this increasingly fast moving, consumer driven world, people are processing information and tasks at a much greater pace than years gone by.

What does that mean for small business owners like ourselves? We need to be fast moving too! But I can’t move any faster! Help!

The answer is to be ever-more resourceful in terms of our time management, so we maximize our productivity (and our profits!). We also need to be resourceful to preserve our energy – we need to ensure we don’t burn ourselves out, as we lack the safety net a bigger organisation can provide.

As a small business coach it is my mission to give you the clarity, confidence and the strategies you need to boost your business and make it the best it can be. So this month I’m sharing with you my 5 top tips for supercharging your productivity without supercharging your exhaustion! (more…)

Are You Crossing The Knowing – Doing Gap?

Posted by July 28th, 2013

Business plan Do you find that whilst you are really, really busy doing a lot, you never quite getting round to the bigger projects or ideas that you know you need to do?

If so, you may not be bridging the ‘Knowing – Doing Gap’ (Pferrer & Sutton). You KNOW what you need to do, for example, re-design your website, launch a new product, overview your booking process, de-clutter your office, but you never seem to quite get round to the DOING.

….it is quite simply a lack of time, isn’t it? However, in looking at why people have difficulty in crossing this gap Pferrer and Sutton don’t identify time issues.

…maybe it’s a lack of knowledge or information? In the times we live in we are falling over knowledge and information on how to do things – but all the knowledge in the world is useless unless you put it into action and use. (more…)