Someone on LinkedIn asked how I felt about people copying my content. They believed someone was plagiarising their ideas and thought I might be able to give them a steer. Apparently, they‘d seen people ‘copying’ my content, so wondered how I dealt with it. Honestly, I hadn’t noticed. I know sometimes people take inspiration from […]
HOW CAN YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN?
Do you have a clear vision of something you want to achieve? I don’t mean your ‘why’ – that can be confusing for some – I’m talking about one thing you want to create in life/business. In my book, Unleash Your Awesome, I talk about the importance of doing a tools and skills audit on ourselves. […]
READY STEADY COACH!
Ever been thrown in at the deep end? It happened to me this week, when I was given the opportunity to run a workshop at the Great British Expo, in Bristol, last minute. I didn’t worry about drowning. I didn’t splash around. I didn’t even splutter. I embraced the opportunity and trusted my ability to […]
BEWARE BLACK ICE OF THE MIND!
This morning I hit a worry patch. I didn’t see it coming and, for a moment, my mind skidded out of control and all kinds of scary scenarios flooded in. Worry patches are the mind’s version of black ice and, if we don’t get them under control swiftly and put our positive selves back in […]
10 TIPS TO FLIP YOUR NEGATIVES
According to the latest stats, one in 14 UK adults feels stressed every day, and only seven per cent of young adults report never feeling overwhelmed due to stress. One study claims 74% of people feel so stressed they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope. April is Stress Awareness Month, so I’ve pulled together 10 tips – […]
HOW TO BE A FOOL IN BUSINESS
Happy April Fools’ Day You can read on safely – I promise. I might be a pink prankster at heart, but I’m skipping the trickery for awesome business advice this year. I will be talking about business fools though… Yesterday, I delivered my first business show keynote since before lockdown. I’m headlining every Great British Expo this […]
WHEN YOU DON’T PAY PEANUTS AND STILL GET MONKEYS
Earlier this week, our mail service provider (the one with the primate as its mascot) suspended my account. Apparently, we’ve violated the Acceptable Use Policy, though we’ve no idea why and, at the time of writing, we’d still not been given an indication of where we’ve fallen foul of the rules. My team and I have […]
I thought I was playing full out.
Years ago, I thought I was playing full out. I was co-running a full-service digital media and PR business, not only offering a ‘done for you’ service, but running training events and coaching people to do it themselves. We were forever encouraging people to tell the stories behind their businesses, not just to focus on the […]
Have I Made You Cry yet?
I have a reputation for making people cry. Actually, let me rephrase that: I have a track record of people crying in 1-2-1 appointments with me. Not because I’m so awful to talk to, but because people seem to be able to drop the masks and go deep pretty quickly when we start chatting. They’re […]
HAVE YOU FINISHED PUSHING THE FLOOR YET?
Have you been pushing the floor? If not, you might want to give it a go after this! When I was talking to one of my awesome clients, they confided that no matter how much they needed to increase their business income, they couldn’t quite manage to put in the work to make it happen. They’d […]