What Are You Accepting or Not Accepting in Your Business?

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It seems that accepting you are dying, or that a loved one is dying, must be by far the most challenging thing to accept in life, and I’d agree. But this doesn’t mean that accepting ‘what is’ is much easier in any other situation. That’s because, although it appears to be the circumstances that are the difficult things to accept, it is in fact how much we push away what is presented to us in each moment, that really causes the problem. The situation itself simply is – it just exists. Whether you like it or not is another matter, and that’s where the judgment comes in, and trouble begins. Continue reading

A True Story of Money Flow

This week’s article is a true story told me by a friend when he heard about the fun you can have with a £50 note (see last week’s article).

“My wife and I had been on a rare trip to Plymouth to do some shopping and pick up some cash owed to me by a charity I work for. This meant that, unusually, I had a £50 note in my pocket. On the way back home we stopped at a busy farm shop/café for a cup of tea. Standing at the counter, we turned around with our tray of tea and cake, to see a very crowded sight before us. There was nothing for it but to share a table with someone else, not something I would normally choose to do! Continue reading

How to Have Fun with Money in 3 Easy Steps

There’s an awful lot of £50 notes lying around your house!’ exclaimed a friend of mine at my birthday party. I grinned.

‘Yes – have you looked at them closely though?’

She picked one up ‘It’s a table napkin!’ she shouted, and dissolved into laughter. “I’d been thinking ‘Jane’s being very rash, leaving all this money lying around’ and all the time it was just a table napkin!” Continue reading

What’s the Point of Plans?

It takes a lot of courage to not have plans in your life and business. The traditional way of doing business is most definitely to have a plan, in fact it’s even called that, a business plan.  It sets out your intentions with your business, where you want to go with it, and how you think you will get there.  If you need funding to help you get started, or take your business to the next level you will almost definitely need this kind of plan. That’s understandable, as someone offering funding most likely will want to know what you ‘plan’ to do with it.

The thing about plans though is that they often don’t happen as planned! Continue reading