Business

What if I had never got back in the water?

When I was seven I nearly drowned! I was a strong swimmer so I was doing a personal survival lesson in oversized pyjamas as I was the smallest, skinniest kid…

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What’s the worst that can happen?

I did it! I completed my first triathlon in over four years! Not only did I complete it but I managed to do it in similar times to fours years…

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Myth busting: build it and they will come?

I’ve seen lots of startups think that, just by buying stock or building a website, they will automatically generate business but, as you experienced people know, it’s a lot harder…

Business

Are you making progress?

I was talking to a client today who felt that she hadn’t made progress because she hadn’t actually achieved any of the goals that she had set herself. Sometimes business…

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Welcome to the minimum wage club

I recently did a wholly unscientific survey on Twitter to find out what hourly rate people were earning working for themselves and taking payment as drawings or salary plus dividends.…

Business

Measure once, cut twice (why you need a business plan)

Anyone who has done any level of carpentry or even DIY will understand the benefits of measuring more than once in order to make the cut right first time. The…

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Staying calm

My team always think that I’m very calm. Even when one of them has made a big mistake (which was rare). I used to be much more excitable and respond…

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Bring forward the joy

I heard this in a PSA (professional Speaking Association) talk and it really resonated. Are we putting off the joy that we intended when we set up our businesses? Are…

Business

To sell or not to sell

Whilst most of my coaching clients want to grow their business or to get a better work life balance we have two who are preparing their businesses for sale and…

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Are you getting enough rest?

It’s been hard through lockdown when there aren’t many fun things to do when you do manage to take time off but it’s a good discipline to build rest time…