I often talk about unavoidable stress. Particularly when it comes to running your own business. Because there's plenty of stressful things involved in running a business that you simply can't avoid. But do you ever find yourself getting stressed out over little things that maybe you could choose to react differently to? In other words, … Continue reading Choosing Your Battles
Think you know what it means to be introverted? Well, if your idea of an introvert is a socially awkward, anxious person, who's overly shy, if you think being introverted is a bad thing, or that it is simply a lack of extravert 'skills', then think again. In fact, you might be an introvert and … Continue reading How Do Introverts Succeed in Business?
If you've ever wondered what your life would look like if it was represented by jelly beans (which admittedly, you probably haven't), you're about to find out. Watch the video - it might just be the kick up the proverbial that you need to get started on whatever it is that you're putting off. So … Continue reading Life is short. It’s time to stop procrastinating…
Hate rigidity? Hate Schedules? Try working like Benjamin Franklin. Let me explain. I'm not really into rigidity. I hate scheduling that doesn't allow me room to wriggle and adjust. In fact, I know myself well enough to know that if I impose too tight a schedule on myself then I'll just break it. Almost deliberately. … Continue reading Freedom Within a Framework – a Model for Rule Breakers and Routine Haters
If you're starting a business, or you have started one, or even if you're fairly well established, you'll know that business is more than just about having a great idea. Suddenly you're learning to do all sorts of things you've never done before. Now, unless you've got some serious funding behind you, you've probably had … Continue reading Self Awareness is Key to Business Success
Today I am inspired to share this story from Jill Konrath, whose blog on sales strategies I subscribe to. For those of you who read my blog regularly, or have worked with me, you will know that multi-tasking is something I strongly discourage. On a regular basis. My usual stance is that multi-tasking is counterproductive. … Continue reading The Deadly Cost of Doing Too Many Things at Once
Silence is often deemed to be intimidating. A threat. Awkward. We desperately try to fill it with background noise, elevator music or small talk. Many people hate sitting in a quiet room or working in a quiet office. I have worked with people who must have noise in the background. The idea of not having noise around … Continue reading Listen to Silence