When Love Takes Over: Biden/Harris Herald Change And The World Needs To Follow

IT took Joe Biden and Kamala Harris less than a day to reverse some of the horrendous discriminatory acts signed off by Donald Trump, and to issue an executive order expanding LGBTQ non-discrimination protections. If ever there was a sign that this new leadership team are determined to rule from the heart, with compassion and […]

Less Panic, More Balance: The Dangers Of Dramatising Covid-19

NOT so many years ago, I discovered I was ‘at risk’ of one of those degenerative conditions we all dread. I still remember the news being delivered. Two ‘senior’ family members sat me down, at the kitchen table, to deliver the blow. I would need to seek medical advice, decide whether I wanted to take […]

Biden Your Time Or Hoping He’s Trumped, Your Future Is Up To You

THAT headline and intro might feel a little difficult to stomach right now. Wherever you sit on the political spectrum, you may well believe the victor has the power to make your life better, or worse. I’m not about to start arguing about which one of these guys would make a better leader, or who […]

Does It Matter That She’s A Lesbian? Yes! Yes it does!

LIKE many other Brits, I sat up into the small hours to watch Kamala Harris and Joe Biden address the world after being declared Vice President and President Elect of the United States. As a former journalist, I was fascinated by the way everything was playing out and, as an eternal optimist with political leanings […]

Simple Steps To Beat A Silent Killer

IT might sound dramatic, but stress really can be a killer. It’s not the stress itself, of course, but the impact it can have on your body. At the extreme end of the scale, stress has been linked with everything from heart disease to suicidal impulses, so we really do need to take it seriously. […]

Perspective: Our Greatest Weapon In Fight Against Fear

WAY back in March, when the media reports first started to trickle out about the global pandemic, sweeping the world with Death’s borrowed cloak and scythe, I was one of the first to lock down. I finished a running training programme, on the evening of March 18, and didn’t leave my house again until I […]

Beware: These Beliefs Could Kill Your Business

THIS past week, I’ve heard some crazy limiting beliefs from people in business. Maybe it’s the current climate kicking people in their confidence, maybe it’s stress, anxiety, exhaustion, burnout or just sheer overwhelm with all the negative / confusing messages coming from the media and Government. Whatever it is, as business owners, we need to […]

Views, Visibility and Values: Why You Need To Vanquish Vanity Metrics

HAVE you ever read one of those posts online that has thousands of passionate punters vying for supremacy in the comments? There’s Diligent Dave sharing links to what he insists are the facts of the matter, Conspiracy Kam calling ‘fake news’, Right-wing Ray calling everyone a snowflake and Leftie Linda reminding us all to just […]

Stop Blaming Algorithms: If Your Brand Ain’t Rocking On Social, That’s On YOU!

ONE of the biggest mistakes I see people making in service businesses today is assuming their popularity is greater than it actually is. People look at the numbers on their social channels and hugely overestimate the loyalty of people who clicked ‘like’ or ‘follow’ on a whim. I see it most with coaches, therapists and […]

Lockdown Learning: An Introvert’s Lessons On Marketing During A Pandemic

ASK me what I’ve learned during lockdown and I’ll start waffling on about how much my introversion has come to the fore and how much I’ve enjoyed the total lack of pressure to leave my house. I’ve learned that I’d quite happily stay locked down forever more. And that I’d quite like a house with […]