WE NEED MORE HONESTY ABOUT THIS…

I NEED to share something with you. It’s something not enough people are honest about, and it’s something that just might help you. These past few years have been an absolute whirlwind. It seems like all those years of groundwork suddenly started to mean something – and I swear that happened because I peeled back […]

LEASH THAT SQUIRREL: 7 WAYS TO FOCUS AND STOP BEING AFRAID OF SOCIAL

  I KEEP hearing people saying they’re staying away from social media because it’s too distracting.  NEWSFLASH: It’s not the social channels that are distracting… it’s the way you’re interacting with them. People… you need to leash your squirrels! Here’s how I’ve made it work for me… seven quick tips that might just work for […]

HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU HAVE LEFT?

YOU’RE gonna die. You know that, right? Not too long back, that was actually cited as a motivational statement designed to get us off our backsides and getting on with life. Not everyone found that idea particularly inspiring. And yet, at the very root of that statement is a reminder that time is one asset […]

ERADICATING THE VISIBILITY MYTH

SO YOU want to be more visible? You want you – and your brand – to be recognised for all the right reasons? You want your customers – and potential customers – to see you as head and shoulders above the rest, to seek your advice, to recommend you, to be clamouring for your products […]

SOMEONE ELSE IS ALREADY DOING YOUR BUSINESS

THE first swivel up tube lipstick was patented in 1923, by James Bruce Mason Jr. in Nashville, Tennessee. It wasn’t long before Elizabeth Arden and Estee Lauder began selling lipstick in their salons. The first petrol/gas powered car was developed by Karl Benz, in 1885. Can you imagine walking into a store and only having one brand of lipstick to […]

STOP TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE LIKE YOU

I’M super tuned in to this message, not only because it’s important, but because we all know someone who trips themselves up in this way fairly regularly. Hell, we’ve probably all done it at some point! Please, please stop telling everyone what you *think* they want to hear.

YOU DON’T NEED AWESOME GCSE GRADES TO WIN AT LIFE

EDUCATION is important. Of course it is. I encourage everyone to adopt a ‘hungry learner’ attitude and find the teachings in every situation. But… (And it’s a BIG but!) … you absolutely do not need to have amazing GCSE results to win at life. Education comes in all forms and you do not need to […]

BEWARE THE TOLERANCE PARADOX

I’VE been thinking about some of the issues around intolerance an awful lot lately – especially since the horrendous happenings in Charlottesville.  I imagine similar thoughts have been invading the hearts and minds of many of you reading this. I don’t have the answers. I have no idea where to begin. I do not have […]

YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CLICK THIS

FOR someone who’s big on helping people to get more visible, you might assume I’d be into clickbait. You’d be wrong. Writing a catchy, relevant headline to encourage people to read your blog, or watch your video, is one thing… but, if the headline is designed purely to get clicks and bears no relevance to […]

LIFE DOES NOT END WITH A-LEVEL RESULTS

TODAY, young people across the land are either celebrating or needlessly beating themselves up over their A-level results. I wish I could get in front of every single teenager who feels anxious/bereft/depressed/hopeless/even suicidal after scoring a lesser grade than they’d hoped for. I wish I could show them how pointless it all is in the […]