How Choosing Your Beliefs Can Change Your Life (and Business!)

How can anyone even begin to think of putting up their prices in this economic climate?” said a colleague one day. Indeed. It’s relatively easy if your thoughts about the economy, money and pricing are separate from your emotions. Which doesn’t mean that you don’t feel empathic towards people who are genuinely struggling for money these days. Of course not. What it does mean is being willing to look at your ideas and beliefs behind the emotions. So what are your beliefs and attitudes around the current economic situation, money in general and pricing, yours in particular? Continue reading

How to Cope When Your ‘Friends’ Say You’re Mad

‘You can’t do that!’
‘Who do you think you are?’
‘My goodness, you’re getting a bit above yourself, aren’t you?’

Have you ever heard these statements from anyone? Or imagined that others are thinking them about you? Or even had a little voice in your own head thinking them, all by itself? Continue reading

The Value of Darkness and Light in Your Business

In the north of Scotland in wintertime, it is dark by 4pm, and not properly light again until after 8am. Many people find this a challenge, but it is of course compensated for by very long summer evenings, when the sun rises about 3am, and doesn’ t really set until about 11pm. I reorganise my schedule during the winter so I can easily get out in the daytime. This applies to businesses too, so how much time do you spend in the daylight and nightime of your business? Continue reading

Meditation and anger – can they go together?

I was sitting in Cluny sanctuary this morning, part of the Findhorn Foundation, attending the 6.30am silent meditation, which lasts for an hour.  There were about 12 of us there, all sitting on chairs or meditation cushions; sometimes the quality of the silence is so pure it is that in itself that is nourishing.

Not today though!  Continue reading