Would you like to be a beacon of calm ?

  How often do you find yourself feeling stressed, frustrated or just worked up in general about the things that are going on in your business? I think we all know that this can be an incredibly stressful time of year while you try and balance the demands of your business with all the seasonal demands too! Because of that I wanted to share with you a story of something that happened in my own business recently that could have turned into a hugely stressful event if I’d allowed it to; and also to share some of the key ways that I…

How To Review Your Year

How often do you review what is working well in your business and where you can improve? For me, regularly reviewing and planning is one of the most important things that you can do in your business because this is the thing that will actually enable you to change and improve things going forwards. So as we’re coming right to the end of the year, I thought it made complete sense this week to talk about how you can effectively review your year and then actually start to think about what that means for you going forwards into next year. Now interestingly,…

How good are you at saying no in your business?

How good are you at saying no in your business? I know this is kind of a counter-intuitive question because more often than not when you go into business yourself that typically means that you’re quite an enthusiastic person, you’re quite a helpful person. And no, is not exactly a helpful positive thing, is it? And let’s face it, when you first set up a business the chances are that you probably, not only will say yes to pretty much anything but probably have to say yes to pretty much everything. Because when you first start a business, the most crucial thing is…

Are you clear on how much you earn?

How much clarity do you have about how much income your business is likely to generate next month, or the month after, or the month after that, even, dare I say it, six months down the line?   Do you actually have that information documented somewhere, whether that’s in an notepad, on a spreadsheet, in your accounting system?   Do you have certainty about that?   And what impact does that certainty or that lack of certainty have over you and your business?   Watch this week’s VLOG to get a bit clearer on how this can impact your business.