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
Motivation is a funny thing. It's easy to get motivated when you're doing something you enjoy. If you have a jewellery making business, and you love the process of making jewellery, then you probably don't often find that you have a problem motivating yourself to start a jewellery making project. It's NOT so easy to … Continue reading The Secret to Finding Your Motivation
Years ago, I suffered from perfectionism. I don't think I realised it at the time, but it was definitely part of me. It's a pretty common thing, wanting things to be 'just so'. Wanting everything to be done 'right'. The big problem with it, for me (and for tons of other people) is that it … Continue reading Perfectionism Paralysis
(Yes, I did just use the words 'Business Plan' and 'Fun' in the same sentence.) How often do you take time out to work ON your business, rather than IN it? Be honest now... Whether you are a full time entrepreneur, whether you are building up your business in your spare time while holding down … Continue reading Business Planning, the FUN Way.
Opportunity knocking now.......... this is a GREAT chance to get involved in something that could be the most positive start to the year you've ever had! I know we're all thinking about upcoming seasonal festivities now, but if you have a business, you'll also be thinking ahead to 2014, and what happens next. Probably … Continue reading Creative Entrepreneurs, How To Get 2014 Off to a Rocking Start….
Inspiration is everywhere. Even in the most mundane of tasks. Today I'm actually not working, and wasn't planning on blogging, so this will be a quickie, but I got hit with creative inspiration in the most unlikely of tasks. Let me tell you how. I've actually spent most of the day cleaning my house in … Continue reading Inspiration is Everywhere
After my rather sad and contemplative article on Sunday, I wanted to follow up with a rather more happy and celebratory life event. As you may know, I used to work in the world of weddings. And I still have a number of contacts in that industry, including the owners of the incredible Balbirnie House … Continue reading Do it your way, but DO do it.