How to Cope When You’ve Outgrown Your Business (Part 1)

Emerging from the burrow where I feel I‘ve been for the last 18 months while dealing with my husband’s illness and subsequent death, I have discovered that I’m no longer a match with my business.

What?

Yes, The RichThinkers I set up over 5 years ago got stunted in its growth when I entered that burrow, which of course I didn’t realise as I was head down, being a carer, then feeling full of grief and finally doing my best to cope with learning to live alone after 20 years of marriage.

But I’ve moved on a bit now, and I’m poking my head out of the burrow, having a good look around, and I’m seeing the landscape with new eyes. The air smells different; what I see, although it appears to be the same, is perceived differently.

In fact, everything around me just feels different.

Clearly I’ve outgrown RichThinkers in some way. But when you’ve outgrown your business, what do you do? Continue reading

How Your Chosen Ending Seriously Affects Your Success

“Stop being British and channel your Inner American!”

So said my fellow Mastermind colleague, Claire Hayes (of www.clairephayes.com).

What was she referring to?  I had been hiding my light under a bushel – even after all these years of teaching other people not to do this, here I was doing it myself – again!  It’s not the first time, I have to admit.

I have been writing a new free gift for visitors to my website when they sign up for this newsletter.  It’s entitled ‘The 3 Biggest Mistakes Made When Wanting to Increase Your Income’  (if you’re on my list already, you’ll get a free copy of this, no worries). I had sent it out to members of the Mastermind group to comment on (one of the huge pluses of a business support group is you can bank on honest and knowledgeable feedback).

But why was she referring to my ‘Inner American’?  Because in the draft version I was being polite about what the next step at the end of reading the report was.  I had written the following: Continue reading