Is It Really OK to Not ‘Do’ in Your Business?

Let’s take a closer look at ‘not doing’ when people all around you are not only ‘doing,’ but being very busy indeed doing things in their busy-nesses. If you’re employed it might be impossible to not ‘do’ without being fired, or reprimanded. But if you’re self-employed, or running a small business, your time is yours (or so you thought!). Often it’s self-employed people or small business owners who are the ones who seem to never stop, even if they are supposed to be in charge of their own time.  People don’t often stop in our busy world because a couple of things happen when you do. Continue reading

How Modesty Can Be a Plus in Your Business

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“Are you awake?” I heard my husband say quietly. It was 4am.

“Yes,” I replied. “Are you worrying?”

“Yes.”

“Let’s throw the I Ching then,” I said.  This is the ancient and highly respected Chinese method of divination, one of my middle of the night survival tools, which never fails to calm me down if I am worrying, no matter what about.  This time, the hexagram received was number 15, Modesty, and although I hadn’t consulted it with business in mind, later that day I began to reflect on the presence (or not) of modesty in business.

What is modesty, and can there be a place for it at all in business? Continue reading