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

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

The Remarkable Difference Between a Commitment of 99% and 100%

If you’re married or in a long term relationship, your primary relationship in life is with your spouse /partner. And of course, the strength of that relationship will go a long way to determine your happiness in life.

Vic Conant, the president of Nightingale Conant, publisher of self-development products, wrote an article not long ago called The Keys to Successful Living that focused on things we can do to improve our primary relationship.

Vic acknowledged that a few years ago, he had some problems with his marriage to the point where he was considering other alternatives. But he wanted it to work and decided to try what he called “the 100% commitment experiment,” (not 99%, but 100%). He said in doing so, something magical happened. Continue reading

Can You Truly Say You Are Very Good at What You Do?

“I’m very good indeed at what I do”.

Can you stand up in front of a group of people and say this, honestly and from your heart? If you can’t, then you will unintentionally be holding yourself back from succeeding in your business. Continue reading

Are You Letting Your Principles Stand in the Way of Having a More Successful Business?

‘I will not do that!’ the client almost shouted at me. A very competent artist, he was not willing to consider creating work that would sell, as opposed to what he wanted to do.

Normally I would be absolutely advocating you to do only what you want to do. But if you are self-employed, or run a business, then you are likely to be dependent on the income you generate for your daily bread and butter.

So what to do? Continue reading