It seems more and more people have been ‘coming out’ to announce they have ADHD, which has sparked more and more debate. Social media channels are alive with people either cheerleading and supporting or dismissing and berating all those telling the world they have ADHD – and that’s without going into all the discussions around the […]
£1,100 FOR A DEAD CAT
Just before writing this, I’d been to our local vet to collect our youngest cat, Freyja. Our darling girl was handed over in a beautiful gift bag, complete with embossed silver lettering. Inside the bag was a lovely little box, with decoration to match the gift bag, and inside that was a small, polished, beechwood […]
DESPERATION DOESN’T SUIT YOU.
There’s an old story about a monk and a young chap seeking wisdom. Wanting to find himself and attain enlightenment, the young man approached the monk and asked how long it would take him to reach that place of inner peace. The monk thought for a moment, before replying: “You should be able to get […]
PLANNING IS AWESOME. PLANS, NOT SO MUCH.
‘Fail to plan, plan to fail!’ We’ve all heard that one, right? I’ve always bucked against it! Nine times out of ten, it was delivered as a verbal cattle prod by some trainer, or advisor, telling a room full of self-employed newbies how to run a business. At the risk of sounding like Judgy McJudgeface, […]
Brace Yourself… We’re About To Break The Rules.
I’m about to go maverick and smash all those business coaching ‘rules’ to smithereens! (Side note: nobody really knows the origins of the word ‘smithereens’, though scholars suspect it may have developed from the Irish word ‘smidiríní’, which means ‘little bits’. Gotta love a bit of word nerdery!) Niching, then. Is it needed? No. No […]
Let’s Talk About Content Planning
There’s a lot of crazy mysticism around something that pretty much everyone running a business needs. We panic, turn it into rocket science, think we need to spend loads of cash on ‘how to’ guides and tie ourselves in knots every year. I’m talking about content planning. Every year, I guide my clients through really […]
Taz’s Top Ten Tips For 2023. And 2024. And 2025. And beyond.
Happy New Year! If you’re reading this on New Year’s Eve, let me take this opportunity to remind you of last week’s message… remember? Stop reading your emails and take some quality chill time! You’re worth it AND your future self will thank you . Before you click away, let me quickly remind you of my […]
Do You NEED To Make That Call?
Unless you legitimately need to be on call, can I convince you to properly down tools and take a decent break? Listen, however much the hardcore business nutballs will be pushing that regime of showing up more, hustling and grinding over the break, I want to remind you that there’s a way to stay visible […]
HOW TO HELP PEOPLE BUY YOUR STUFF.
Some years ago, at a business event, one of the speakers said people would only spend money on four things. 1. Money2. Time3. Looking good4. Status (which is kind’ve an extension of point three anyway, isn’t it?) I remember being equal measures of blown away and irked at the same time. The more I thought […]
PARANOIA GETS ME EVERY TIME!
Genuinely. Every time I create a new service offering, or put my prices up, I’m convinced nobody will want to work with me. If I’m not careful, it can spiral. I can swiftly go from feeling uncomfortable to doom-spiralling into imagining all the clients who are about to dump me. My mind goes into that […]