comfort zone

Yanking you out of your misery rut

Are you gonna hate yourself this time next year? Will you be asking yourself why you're no further on in your business? Why you're still struggling with the same stuff you are today?  Will you be standing there, moss on your nose and grass grown over your feet? I'm going to lay a wager that [...]

Got client cystitis? Let’s cure it today

"I am obligated to give them 16 hours a week, and to be honest I hate it! I really resent them." So Becky, one of my Superheroes, told me during her Borrow My Brain consultation.  I hear ya, sista. I've been there, resenting the hell out of clients. It sucks. Becky's a fitness trainer and [...]

Pricing elephant eats hairdresser alive

"Oh my god I've spent my whole career apologising for charging clients!!! Yes I need help. X" Well, it's not so bad. I'm one of those people who apologises to tables and mannequins for bumping into them.   And, being British, I also apologise when someone does something to me. Like stands on my foot, [...]

Do you put people to sleep? Or do you tickle their pickle? What do you say when people ask what you do for a living?   Do you say, "I'm a builder and I'm passionate about bricks and I build big houses and" ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz. Or do you say something that makes people go, “Ooh tell [...]

How to combat sweaty palmed panic

My body was betraying me. Even just writing this, and remembering, my fingers are tingling with shooting adrenaline pains, and my palms are sweating. But that's okay -- you can't fall off a laptop. Back then, though, 30 feet up a sheer cliff face, clinging on with all the strength in my fingers, sweaty hands [...]

Embrace your weirdness: make more moolah

The struggle is real, buttercup. A burning desire to stand out and be different, to achieve something special... balanced by the soul-sucking instinct to fit in.  Struggling to NOT to get pulled into the same black hole of beige (beige hole?) as everyone else... but terrified of drifting off alone. Every fibre in your body screaming [...]

The spiteful trousers of doom

Muffin. There's a muffin top. OH THE HUMANITY. I'm wearing a pair of trousers I bought last year, which I haven't worn for a few months and THEY'RE A BIT TIGHT.  I mean, I've still got rock-hard abs in there but they're covered by a squishy layer of Travelling to London. Specifically, a layer of [...]

"Oh yeah, and I trebled my income." Wait, WHAT? I nearly got whiplash as my head snapped around to read the afterthought my Superhero Jill chucked out at me.   Trebled. Her. Income. And she buried that little nugget in a long list of (very cool) stuff she'd been up to. See, if you have [...]

Fat, drunk, and broke [new podcast]

Close your eyes and imagine your absolute favourite thing. The thing you love doing most.  Not your kids or your family or anything, I mean the thing, the hobby, the activity, thing you're passionate about. How much do you love it? Do you really love it? Because if you just follow your passion, the money [...]

The horror of the next 5 years unfolded in my head as I stirred the Thai noodle soup. Joe had come back from fight night at ju-jitsu a little bashed up, and hobbled off to sit on the sofa.  And of course, into my head, unbidden, popped the thought What if he's really hurt? Which [...]