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 [...]

If you were in trouble, life-or-death trouble, what would you do? Anything to save your life, no matter how drastic it may seem? Or would you wait in comfort for the inevitable? Would you stick with the familiarity of the cockpit, or risk the parachute? If your business was in trouble, would you keep doing [...]

Do you have the courage to be a Knight?

Today, I would like you to go and watch this video please.  Have some tissues at the ready; I suspect there may be tears. It's a beautiful tribute to a best friend and fellow adventurer and knight of the air. But more than that, for me, it was a reminder that this isn't a dress [...]

My friend Yinka emailed yesterday, asking if I ever get that feeling. So today, I'm going to ask you. You know the one – where everything seems just too good to be true? Here's what Yinka said:  "Did that really just happen? To lil old me?" "The morning after something so life changing, can feel [...]

Rob Lowe is a very wise man. Yes, I'm talking about that Rob Lowe: the actor from The West Wing, Wayne's World, St Elmo's Fire, and other classics.   Why do I think he's a very wise man? Because he said: Never compare your insides to somebody else's outsides. He did. And it's a good [...]

What’s your biggest regret?

Just a quickie this morning (oo-er). Having failed to get out for a run on a gorgeous sunny morning the other weekend, I was sitting in bed with a cup of tea scrolling through Facebook and found this video. It brought a tear to my eye. So I thought I'd ask you: what's your biggest regret? Do you [...]

Do you have bouncebackability?

Well, do ya? Do ya have bouncebackability? Or how about this – I read this in an email the other day and immediately loved it – are you unfuckwithable?  Two of my favourite words. Because if you want to run a successful business, you definitely need bouncebackability. If you put yourself out there, put your [...]

R2D2 is on my desk and he’s super-cute

I've had one of those days today, where I simply couldn't think of a thing to write. Not a damn thing.  Which is why it's now 4.36pm and I'm tapping away on my Mac. Then I looked up and caught a glimpse of my new Yeti microphone. I bought it so I could record my [...]

Eat beans on toast because you WANT them

Progress is painful. Do you know how I know that? Because the other day I linked three pole moves together that look ace...  ...but I have an epic brown bruise on my right thigh to show for it. I'll show you the moves in a mo'. But I wanted to point out some other things [...]

You may or may not know that I teach a pole dancing fitness class on Wednesday evenings. Don't bother with all the stripper jokes; it's not that kind of pole dancing.  Anyway, it was my first class back after my holidays – I've not been in four weeks, and I can barely lift my arms [...]