What to Do to Interfere with the Success of Your Business


This sounds like a mad title, doesn’t it!  But really, we all do it a lot of the time, and I came across a post of this title from 4 years ago when I was updating things for the new website (it’s coming, honestly!)  It was so interesting to read it!  I’ve made a new one, 4 years on, and invite you to do the same. 🙂

My list of things I can do that will interfere with the success of my business:  November 2009 Continue reading

Are YOU Stuck in Your Comfort Zone?


comfort zoneYour Comfort Zone is probably very familiar to you – it’s where you feel strong, capable, confident
. It’s where you can do good work, know it’s good, and you get good results. It’s also a place free of stress, where you feel secure and content.
It’s a bit like an old familiar jumper that you love wearing, which keeps you warm and cosy.

But..

Have you ever noticed how you discard clothes from time to time? If you have kept old favourites in the back of your wardrobe, and then get them out again and try them on, they can often be out of date, and suddenly you just don’t feel that comfortable in them anymore! How can it be, that item which you so loved, and yet now is so clearly not suitable?

This is what it’s like with your Comfort Zone. From time to time, you will be nudged (or in some cases, propelled) out of your zone of comfort into another area entirely. You might be one of those people who feel as if they are literally growing out of your clothing when this happens – a bit like a snake needing to shed it’s skin. Continue reading

Are You Being Ruled by Your ‘Inner Book-keeper’ (or are you the one doing the ruling)?

Your Inner Book-keeper is the part of you that somehow knows roughly what you are spending, what your budget is if you have one, how much is coming in, what you should spend money on, and what you shouldn’t. She or he is also likely to tell you off if you overspend, or spend on something it considers to be wasteful; and rarely compliment you on anything other than when money comes in!  Your Inner Book-keeper also likes to daydream about receiving large sums of money – or even just enough to get you what you want. Do you recognize this?

 

If so, then you’ll want to know whether you (the real you) is in charge of this book-keeper, or whether you’re being held hostage by him/her. 

So how do you find out? Continue reading

Four D’s for Decision Making

The “Four D’s for Decision Making” model (4 D’s) is a valuable tool for processing e-mail, helping you to quickly decide what action to take with each item and how to remove it from the Inbox.

Decide what to do with each and every message.

How many times have you opened, reviewed, and closed the same e-mail message over and over? Continue reading

Why Letting Go of ‘Stuff’ is Good for Your Business

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You’re probably aware if you have too much stuff in your house or office.  At the worst end of the scale you might only be able to move around via a little path through the mound of furniture, papers, stuff to be filed, office equipment, piles of ‘useful’ magazines, printers waiting to be mended, things that haven’t been put in their place, or don’t even have a place to which they belong.  For most people it’s not quite as bad as the ‘little path’ scenario, but still, when you can’t see clear, clean surfaces around you, particularly in your office, then it’s a sign that there is room for improvement. Continue reading