What is a Sounding Board?

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How often do you get that feeling? The one where you have lots of ideas, thoughts and niggling worries but you keep it all to yourself? Mainly for fear of judgement or perhaps you don’t know who to trust or you don’t know who the right person would be to approach. You’re not alone in […]

Managing A Team For The First Time

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Whether you have been given a promotion at work or you run your own business and you’re planning to outsource, if you suddenly find yourself responsible for managing people/projects, you might experience a range of emotions. Excitement because suddenly you have added responsibility, it will enable you to grow (personally and professionally) and the opportunity […]

Saying “NO” and Setting Boundaries

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If you’re a people pleaser, your automatic response is to say “yes” to everything, regardless of how busy you are. It doesn’t matter if it’s work, family or friends asking you to do something, you say “yes” but in your mind, you start thinking, “why on earth did I say yes”. You know why, it’s […]

5 Reasons For Using An Accountability Partner

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Who is holding you accountable right now? Is anyone holding you accountable or do you find jumping from one priority to the next and working in a firefighting mode? Whether you are working for yourself or you’re running your own business and you have a team of people (employed and/or freelancers), chances are you so […]

The Importance Of Sharing Your Business Story

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In recent weeks, several business owners have said to me they don’t feel comfortable sharing their business story. I think it stems from reading content on social media about how you shouldn’t talk about yourself, your content should be about the benefits to your customers/clients/suppliers and not about you. Personally, I disagree Yes, of course, […]

Create A Content Strategy

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Do you sit there, staring at a blank screen or perhaps staring into space, hoping that inspiration will strike? You’re not alone. Creating content doesn’t come easy for many people, but sometimes this is because you overthink it, rather than keeping things simple or you don’t know where to start. After all, you don’t know […]

7 Steps To Increasing Productivity

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Do you ever get to the end of a day and feel as though you have achieved very little?  You started the day with a plan. Perhaps you had a list but instead of the list getting shorter, it continues to grow. I feel your pain, especially at the moment because even though I was […]

Consistency In Business

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Consistency is a word I use a lot. But what has it got to do with your strategy? In a word, EVERYTHING! It’s about how you apply yourself, your approach, frequency, building your reputation/brand, the message you send out and how you are perceived, the promises you make and the expectations you set… the list […]

Are You Working IN or ON Your Business?


What does that even mean? It doesn’t matter if you’re in the early stages of your business or 10-15 years down the line, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day running of it. You become so invested in the operational aspect of your business and if it’s just you, it means you are […]

The Power of Strategic Partnerships

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How much time do you spend getting to know people? Do you see it as a waste of time or do you see the value that is gained from getting to know someone? Whether you have met someone in real life, over the phone or online, the relationship really comes to life when you have […]