Positivity

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, [...]

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, [...]

Who’ll help you hide the bodies?

Caution: this post contains wine. And truth. A big old truth bomb.  Sitting on the sofa, having watched the latest episode of American Gods, and polishing off a bottle of Pinot Gris... Joe and I got to talking about people. Specifically, the kind of people who draw you in. Who lift you up. Who have [...]

"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 [...]

Kick Sunday night dread in the fork

Psssst. I'm gonna let you into a little secret. But you can't tell anyone, okay? I hate Mondays.  Yeah, yeah, I know -- the modern, "with-it", head-unfucked business owner and entrepreneur should love Mondays, right? That's what all the cool kids are saying: if you hate Mondays, you must have a shit business. Well, I [...]

One-night-stands won’t make you money

What drives you wild? For me, it's stroking the insides of my elbows and the backs of my knees...    It's not obvious. It's not the kind of thing a one-night-stand would know. Joe, though... he knows. We've been together for quite a few years now and he knows me very, very well. He knows [...]

How to do self-love [new podcast]

Lying on my back, writhing blissfully... And suddenly my eyes fill with tears. WTF? This is supposed to be fun, and pleasurable, and generally delightful. And it is. (I was having a luxury pedicure, by the way. I don't know what you were thinking I was doing...) This was last week, and it was my [...]

Screaming sweet nothings into your ears

"You are not The One." Not special. Not magical.   Remember when the Oracle told Neo he wasn't The One in The Matrix? How crushed he was? Then remember how Neo went on to beat the machines in round 1? The Oracle didn't tell Neo what he wanted to hear. She wasn't whispering sweet nothings [...]

Your dirty little secret laid bare

"God, I'm such an idiot." "Why am I so crap at this?" "I'm so clumsy." "I'm such a muppet!" "Moron!" You'd never speak to anyone else this way, would you? So why do you think it's okay to speak to yourself that way? Yesterday, I woke up actually thinking to myself, "I'm a fucking idiot." [...]

That’s not how this works…

Business is not the same as pizza. But looking at the way business owners behave, you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise.  See, when you take a slice of pizza, there's less pizza left for everyone else. When you earn a big fee in your business... There's plenty for everyone else too. I'm a copywriter, so [...]

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