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Wisdom from Pink Leopard on a Mission

I had an email from a Pink Leopard the other day. She's reading my book and emailed me in response to a question I ask in it. Why do you do what you do? What drives you?  Here's what she said: "Hi Vicky, Started reading my (your) book and I'm loving it so far...and I [...]

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 [...]

Angry Marketer shouts at radio

Do you ever shout at the radio? Wouldn't catch me doing that. Ahem. But this morning, I was yelling YASSSSSSSSSSSSS! and punching the air as I listened to the BBC Inside Science podcast. The presenter was interviewing the Angry Chef, who basically spends his life debunking all the bullshit diets the weight loss industry touts to unsuspecting [...]

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 [...]

Screw productivity, do this instead

Should. Should should SHOULD SHOULD SHOULD! How often do you hear that word?   How often do you say that word? How often do you say it to yourself? All the things you should be doing. All the stuff you shouldn't have done. All that productivity you should have been creating. All that pressure. All [...]

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, [...]

Gooseberry gin gift keeps me grinning

We need to talk about gin. Specifically, gooseberry gin.  Even more specifically, the bottle of gooseberry gin that arrived beautifully packaged and addressed to me, accompanying a card from Sarah, one of my Superheroes. I know I'm a bit flippant sometimes, but I actually have all the feelz. Too many of them, a lot of [...]

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