Thoughts, Attitudes, Words and Behaviour

I worte this for Affintity magazine a while ago but the message bears repeating. Thoughts are amazingly powerful and influnece both our words and actions. Thoughts Thinking really is the beginning of everything. Any invention, accomplishment or activity begins with a thought. Surely that should give us the message that thoughts are powerful. They are! […]

Why you should give yourself permission to do these 10 things today

Life, and business, doesn’t always go as planned and as we are all humans we might not always deal with life’s challenges in the best way. But to be successful we all need to give yourself permission to do these 5 things and not let our inner critic, or anyone else tell us otherwise. Say […]

5 Reasons to Attend a Live Event

One of the things people often ask, both in person and on forums and online groups is whether or not live events are worth the time and expense and if I’m honest we have probably all experienced some events that have been disappointing. But there’s a danger in assuming that all events are only as […]

6 Reasons to start, or build, a business in 2018

In some ways it is the dream, having your own business, and many would imagine it is the best way to achieve more time freedom and flexibility in their work life. But if you ask anyone who has their own business they will probably tell you that hey work longer and harder than they ever […]

Making the Most of time for Rest, Reflection and Re-Direction

One of the great things about having a little time away from the business of the ordinary routine is that you have time to rest and with that can come some important reflection which often then leads to some redirection, which can be a really  thing at any time of year but especially at the […]

Overcoming Overwhelm in 5 Easy Steps

Whether in business or life almost everyone will experience overwhelm at times. It could be feeling that there is just too much to do, or that you have too many responsibilities. Alternately it might be more of an emotional overwhelm if life has been challenging with maybe illness or break ups, financial or other worries. […]

Learning to Silence Your Inner Critic

This was first published in affinity magazine in July 2017 but Iknow almost everyone has times when they struggle with their inner critic. With a few simple strateies though it can be silenced or at least the shout of that critic can become more of a whisper that is easy to ignore. We all might […]

10 Tips for an Instantly Better Day

Life has a habit of throwing things at us, often when we least expect it. But also we all have days when for no reason we just wake up and feel low. That can make it hard to get through the day and if you are someone who runs your own business and then it […]

8 Ways to Make Working at Home WORK

Nowadays many people are lucky enough to be based at home for their work. Even people who are in fairly traditional employment may be able to have certain days working from home as well as people who run their own business for some of whom working at home may be the norm. While it does […]

Why there is an ‘I’ in Invest

  The word invest according to the Oxford on line dictionary means http://www.freedictionarydefinitions.com/search.htm provide with power and authority :place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position :make an investment :give qualities or abilities to :furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors  And  the relevant definitions of investment are below  money that is […]