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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 [...]

Progress not perfection [new podcast]

If I hear one more plastic guru shrieking about 24/7 HUSTLE and TAKE MASSIVE ACTION I will roll my eyes so hard they may just pop out of my head.  Because that kind of shit holds us all back. We start believing that we should achieving massive wins every week, every day. We think that [...]

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 [...]

Running face-first into tiny willies

I was talking to a friend a couple of days ago. She shall remain nameless to protect the loony. And we were talking about her Man Woes.  Specifically, how she kept running face-first into tiny willies. And so she’s done with men (for now) while she works out a different strategy. After I'd stopped snorting [...]

Narcissistic selfie monster gobbles sales

Turn a little to the left... dip your chin... lower your eyelashes... tilt your head slightly -- there! That's it! DUCKFACE!  Repeat ad naseum, all day and all night. This, ladles and jellyspoons, is the modern horror. The Narcissistic Selfie Monster. People so absorbed in taking pictures of themselves and posting them on social media, [...]

Newsflash: your brain hates you

Do you ever have those dreams where you're running through really thick air? Like treacle?  For me, it's usually when I have to save someone or run away from something. It's like running through custard. It's carrot-gratingly, epically frustrating, right? And that's just in your head while you sleep. How much more frustrating is it [...]

"Take that frown and turn it upside down!" Said with manic Stepford-Wives glassy smile and empty eyes.  Just another meaningless platitude from people who can't cope with the real world. Well, here's my antidote to that: keep your frown and use it to power yourself to success. In a world filled with fake positivity and [...]

One of my Superheroes asked for book recommendations the other day. She's been working her way through the marketing masters, and is nearly at the end of Dan Kennedy's 35,296 (bloody excellent and readable) books.  She wants to know who to read next. Good question, and I have a bunch of suggestions for her -- [...]