Why Being Grateful is Your Key to Success

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Gratitude. Appreciation, Praise. Thankfulness. Acknowledgment. All of these words when applied make you feel good – so why don’ t we do it more? Why isn’t the whole world focusing on feeling grateful, being appreciative, giving praise, expressing thanks, and acknowledging others? And particularly in the world of business, how come managers need to be educated in praising their staff, employers need to be coaxed into noticing the positive in their team members, and solo professionals like you often completely forget to appreciate themselves for what they are contributing to the world? Continue reading

How Your Mindset Influences Your Business

People talk about mindset all the time but what do they really mean? It’ s defined in www.freedictionary.com as:

a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations.

Let’s break this down:  if it’s a habit, it’s probably become a habit over time, very likely without you noticing it. This is why when you’re asked what your beliefs are, it’s often a good idea to do some kind of exercise that unearths them, as you’ll be so used to them you won’t even realise they are a belief! Continue reading

How Paying Yourself First Enhances Your Business

Once upon a time many years ago, there was a young woman who lived and worked in north London.  A talented individual in many areas, she worked in a company she loved, amongst very many friends, but the job she was doing was challenging to say the least.

She had recently transferred from company secretarial work into the finance department where she was responsible for the income and expenditure of the business, and which was well up into the hundreds of thousands.

Being the diligent soul she was, she began her new job researching files, following up calls and contacts, and generally opening doors that hadn’t been opened for very long.  Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your view) the result of this was that the doors were opening onto a can of worms.  And being full of integrity, she couldn’t help but open up the can of worms to see exactly what type of worm was in there. Continue reading

Why You Don’t Have More Clients and What To Do About It From the Inside Out


I’m doing everything I should be doing, putting fliers out, advertising my services, talking to people about what I do, got a website, and still I only see just enough clients – what am I doing wrong?” Continue reading

Why the Law of Attraction Just Isn’t Enough for those Passionate About What They Do

I’d really like to debunk a few myths about the so-called Law of attraction. I don’t know who came up with the idea of calling it this in the first place, but it has certainly been brought into a more mainstream audience by the film The Secret, first promoted way back in 2006.

Those of you who have seen The Secret will probably either love it or hate it, Continue reading