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How hanging out with safe people can hold your business back

How hanging out with safe people can hold your business back

Having people around you who support what you do is important; it can be a very lonely job running your own business. Being able to pick up the phone, meet up for a walk or coffee and talk about what’s been going on in your week with someone you trust and feel...

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Why down-sell products rarely work

Why down-sell products rarely work

There’s plenty to think through when deciding if your new product idea is going to be worth investing your time, energy and money in. Is it something that your clients *really* want? What price should you charge? How do you go about marketing it? But there’s one...

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Do we over-egg the life shit stuff?

Do we over-egg the life shit stuff?

We have the habit of overestimating the life shit that comes our way. And underestimating the power and influence we believe we already have. This was the hard truth that I was told yesterday by one of the world’s leading experts on mindset and women’s leadership. As...

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How to trust yourself to make good decisions

How to trust yourself to make good decisions

Being able to make good decisions is one of the keys to adopting a CEO mindset and growing a successful business.  But decision fatigue is real; the more decisions you have to make each day, your ability to make decisions becomes worse.  We’re faced with thousands of...

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Breaking the YES habit

Breaking the YES habit

Last week, I was writing about the difference between being a freelancer, business owner and CEO, and the phrase that seemed to get the biggest reaction was … “You may think you are a business owner, and call yourself a business owner, but your current work schedule...

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Being CEO in your business

Being CEO in your business

Wow, what a week! I’m writing this just as I come to the end of our first week of our next new Momentum planning cycle, which is always a high energy, back-to-back week of calls, and I wanted to share with you today my thoughts about being a CEO in your business....

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How to write a business proposal that wins you the work

How to write a business proposal that wins you the work

“Send me a proposal” When you’re ending a great sales call with your ideal client, these are the words you want to hear. You’re excited. They’re excited. You both just want to get started on working together. So why do so many of us grapple with writing a business...

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How patient are you at winning over ‘pregnancy clients’?

How patient are you at winning over ‘pregnancy clients’?

I want to write to you today about patience. I’ve been staying with my mum since Thursday last week. She’s 81, incredibly independent and wants to stay this way for a long while yet. But she’s had another operation on her hip; to correct the one she had in 2019 which...

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Relearning Lessons: What was on repeat for 2021

Relearning Lessons: What was on repeat for 2021

It is said that the lessons we *really* need to learn in life, show up time and time again. We don’t learn it once and be done. Life has a way of circling back and giving us another experience or challenge to navigate to make sure we *really* get the lessons. Many...

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Your Dream Team: who do you need to hire to help you grow?

Your Dream Team: who do you need to hire to help you grow?

Do you believe that you are the one to do anything and everything in your business? In the first few months of start-up, there is no doubt that you do almost everything yourself. From answering your emails and sending out proposals and brochures, through to writing...

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Energy tracking and how to achieve more, with less stress

Energy tracking and how to achieve more, with less stress

Our work culture is not working for us anymore! For the past thirty years, our obsession with doing more in less time has exponentially increased. The access to the first home computers and the World Wide Web has opened us to an endless stream of technology to make us...

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How our fears can be our greatest strengths

How our fears can be our greatest strengths

Back in 2017 ... those pre-covid days of being able to attend conferences with hundreds of other people! ... I had spent an incredible weekend at the One Woman Conference. There were 400+ women at this event and I had the honour of being invited up on the stage as one...

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How to start your week off right

How to start your week off right

There's absolutely no doubt, that what you do on a Monday morning sets the tone for the rest of the week. And often the weeks proceeding. I've learned the hard way. If I start my week faffing about and scrolling through social feeds, the rest of my week will follow in...

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Comfort and growth can’t co-exist: a one year reflection

Comfort and growth can’t co-exist: a one year reflection

This time last year, life, as we knew it, changed. As I sit here and reflect over the past year, and of course acknowledge the trauma that happened to so many, I am also in awe by how many people have shifted and grown their businesses. Comfort and growth can't...

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Why health is the number one investment in your business

Why health is the number one investment in your business

Fatigue, stress and hormone imbalances have become serious problems for many business owners, particularly those of us in our 40’s, 50’s and beyond. And it’s caused many to pull back and play small to protect themselves. When we feel exhausted, we can talk ourselves...

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Dancing with life and letting hope fuel your 2021

Dancing with life and letting hope fuel your 2021

Earlier this year, at the start of our first lockdown, I wrote about the dangers of blind hope. A friend introduced me to the Stockdale Paradox, which seemed fitting at the time. We were all in full crisis management, dealing with school closures, businesses shutting...

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3 simple ways of preventing a volcanic eruption

3 simple ways of preventing a volcanic eruption

Many of us are really great at crisis management. In an emergency, our flight-or-fight instincts kick in and we just know what the right thing to do is in that moment. I look back to March of this year, and I saw myself and many others rise to the occasion to deal...

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What does doing less look like?

What does doing less look like?

What does doing less look like? This was a question that someone asked me this week (thanks Linda!). I write and talk a lot about the idea of doing less; my sign-off tag is Do Less, Be More, Play Bigger.  And I get that it can sound like a little abstract. Images of...

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Trusting the process: coachy smug or good business advice?

Trusting the process: coachy smug or good business advice?

Has anyone ever said to you 'trust the process'? I used to hate this phase; I felt it was such a 'coachy' thing to say and it irritated the pants off me when anyone tried to use it with me. It's often said in the context of someone working hard, trying to get...

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