Planning

Dealing with Overwhelm: Stay On-Track – Part Two

In Dealing with Overwhelm - Part One, we started to break down the ways in which we could deal with overwhelm, so that you can stay on-track and meet your goals. These included recognising the symptoms, acknowledging it for what it is, planning your days in order to reduce it and tips for managing procrastination. This week, we’ll be look at the importance of re-prioritising, chunking things down, and finally revising where you are at this point in time and determining to let go of the things that no longer serve you. We’re halfway there: see what happens when we put the rest of the steps in...

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Dealing with Overwhelm – Part One

It’s February. Way back in 2016 you made a solemn promise to yourself that 2017 was going to be the year you were going to get things done. You were going to make more progress in your business than ever before. On top of that, you were going to exercise more, eat less and have more fun! You’ve done your homework, you planned everything ages ago and swore you’d stay on track so that you didn’t get overwhelmed at all. Now, with deadlines looming like a tidal wave, you realise you’re in danger of drowning. The waters of anxiety and overwhelm are already rising up around your ankles. You know...

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Strategy – the key to getting organised in 2017

As a savvy business owner, I love developing a strategy that ensures my business fits my lifestyle. It's the very backbone of what I do. Aligning my work with my personal goals and making a difference is the reason why I'm in business. I apply it to everything: hiring staff, the services I offer, what I write about … you get the picture. A recent post talks about planning for the holidays.  These tips also apply to your yearly planning but you also need to consider the bigger picture. The following points are those I consider most important when preparing for the year to come. Implement them...

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Your passion – should it really be your business?

It's a common theme these days in the blogosphere and coaching space that your passion should be your business. In theory it’s a great idea, but it’s not for everyone. There are reasons why choosing something you’re good at, and building a business around that, can be a better idea. Let me explain why Just because you’re passionate about something doesn’t mean it’s a great business idea.     I’m what some would call ‘multi-passionate’. There are many things that I’m extremely passionate about including knitting, Tarot, sustainability, and books.  I’ve been told I’m pretty good at all of...

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Plan Ahead for the holiday season and rest easy

  While people may take to social media snorting in disgust at Christmas supplies starting to appear on the shelves, you can NEVER plan ahead too early for the holiday season as far as your business goes. I admit that I’m one of those people who cringe when they see Christmas cards appearing on our shelves even before the US celebrates Thanksgiving but, honestly, wouldn’t you rather take some time off to be with family knowing your business will continue to function without you, instead of worrying about what’s happening to it?   Preparation is essential Just as you might write a...

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