I have never been a fan of New Year's Resolutions; it strikes me that January is about the worst time (especially in the Northern Hemisphere) to start committing to enormous goals and making sweeping promises about our consumption, or denial of, certain pleasures from alcohol to sleep. It is cold, dark and miserable for a … Continue reading Make Changes not Resolutions
It is one of the conversations I hear most often as a Mentor; a client is feeling down, their confidence is at an all-time-low and they've just admitted that today, someone told them they didn't like what they do. "They said my style wasn't right for them", "She said my product wasn't as good as … Continue reading You CAN please everyone – if you want to be average
It's taken until now for me to feel ready to write about the results of the UK Referendum on our membership of the European Union. I made no secret of the fact I was voting to remain, and while I stand by my decision, I am more in despair of how we seem to be reacting … Continue reading Brexit: much more than politics
…There is NO secret. Honestly. There is no answer that will be revealed when you’ve learned enough, or suffered enough. There is no Secret to happiness, success or lasting contentment. AND THATS GREAT NEWS! Great news for all of us; there is no secret to any of the things we all strive for - happiness, … Continue reading The secret is….
Do you really know anyone in business who isn’t finding times hard at the moment? Is there any business that has not been touched by rising costs or falling demand – or both. Yet, when we meet fellow business owners and ask how they are doing, we often get the standard reply: “I’m fine”. I … Continue reading Is being ‘fine’ costing you business?
It's February! Yes, it really is. January has passed and along with it go so many 'best intentions' and 'new goals' and 'I really mean it this time's; yes, the dreaded resolutions that are set, year after year, in some inane attempt to become someone else. It reminded me of this blog I wrote during … Continue reading What’s your excuse?
Are you celebrating your successes? In the current financial climate, there is so much negative talk and focus that it is easy to lose sight of our achievements. The successes we have on a daily basis that should be noted and celebrated. Yet these get lost in the noise and overlooked; taking with them … Continue reading Are you celebrating your successes?
I watch with my head in my hands when the adverts come on the television. The cause of this despair is quite simple really, it's the idea that women are failing if they don't "match up" to the perfection that is personified in stick-thin, teen-age models with "perfect" lifestyles and the skin, hair and figure … Continue reading According to whom?
Isn't it a wonderful picture? Yes - it's me. I have never felt this way about a picture of myself before. It was quite unexpected; I'm choosing to let myself shine and enjoying it! The photograph was taken by the very talented @aminart - someone I met through Twitter, who brightened my timeline with his … Continue reading Choose to let yourself shine
This morning on Twitter, I was reminded by someone that it's not always easy to choose your mood; that for some, every day is a challenge and "managing a smile" is about their limit. I can empathise with this position, with this choice. I remember times when I've felt that everything was simply too much … Continue reading It’s not always easy to choose