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Dodging the business poo

When you start achieving what you want, people start flinging poo at you. Jill, one of my Superheroes, has taken what I teach and run with it from day 1. The second she joined my group, she did stuff. Now she's seeing the rewards...  ...and the poo. She posted this in our private email group [...]

In a couple of weeks, I'm giving a talk and doing a workshop at my mentor's event. Jon McCulloch, aka the Evil Bald Genius, asked me to come and talk about one of the things I do best: helping businesses be more fucking interesting.  I was pretty chuffed, because Jon's well known as pretty much [...]

Pffft. Flying a plane is easy. Especially when you look at all those dials and knobs and buttons in the cockpit. ...said no-one ever.  We were at a Food & Flying Festival yesterday, meeting a friend who'd flown in to see us and eat cheese -- and said friend let me sit in his cockpit. [...]

Are you running a business, or playing at a hobby? My guess is the latter.  Yeah, yeah, I’m a real bitch: suck it up. But the truth is, until relatively recently, I was playing at it too… Because I had no idea of my numbers and I didn’t want to know. That, my fine feathered [...]

The motivational pants of poverty

Brace yourself: a rant is coming... About motivational mindset pants.  I'm interviewing a rather splendid lady today for my podcast. Her name's Stefanie Arroyo, and she runs a group call Marketing, NOT Mindset.Somewhat amusingly, she changed the name of her group fairly recently to focus on marketing, not mindset... and a bunch of her members got [...]

Adrenaline shots for wilting businesses

Every time the season changes, I declare the new season to be my favourite of all the seasons. Spring? It's bright and shiny and green and vital.Everything seems to expand in all directions to the sound of birds and jingling.  Autumn is mists and mellow fruitfulness, golden evenings and crunchy leaves to run through (yes, [...]

I think about you in the bath

Do you read in the bath? A perfect evening for me might be a bucket of wine, a bubble bath, and a good book.  And prune feet. And a cat sitting on the edge of the bath staring at me. Sadly, we do not have a bath at the moment (consequence of living in a [...]

Here, take this blindfold…

Look around your industry. Go online, look on LinkedIn, check out forums, and look around in the real world, too.  How many people are having fun with their businesses? Very few, I'll wager. Because when I look around at all the coaches and trainers and marketers hawking their wares to business owners, most of what [...]

What if it all goes to balls?

Sometimes, everything goes to balls. Like today, for instance.  One of those days where all your plans just go *pooooooft* But I'm going to make like Buster Keaton and roll with it. Buster Keaton is one of my all-time favourite actors, stuntmen, filmmakers, and acrobats. If you've never seen one of his films, shame on [...]

A sh!tstorm in a teacup?

When you're drowning in 35,629 Things To Do and you're exhausted and you can't see an end to it, running away seems like a good plan. To a cave, on a mountain, with nobody else in sight.  I was talking to one of my book coaching clients the other day. She's fallen behind because her [...]

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