Life is short. It’s time to stop procrastinating…

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…

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The Deadly Cost of Doing Too Many Things at Once

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

Be Your Own Valentine. Love Yourself.

My husband and I have never really made a very big deal of Valentine's Day.  Mainly because we both feel that love isn't about a single day when you take time out to say 'I love you'.  It's about making that effort every day.  And on a very personal level, Valentine's Day took on a … Continue reading Be Your Own Valentine. Love Yourself.

Empathy Could Save Your Business

You will have heard the saying 'The Customer is Always Right'.  To be honest, I'm not sure I really agree with that.  My years of experience as the owner of a retail bridal store  taught me that, actually, frequently customers aren't right.  They can be armed with many myths (thank you, Internet) and ideas that … Continue reading Empathy Could Save Your Business

The Secret to Finding Your Motivation

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

New Year’s Resolutions that Set You Up for Failure?

It's 2014!  Happy New year everyone 🙂 Well, it' s time of year for new starts, clean slates, resolutions, and all that.  But did you know that many people simply set themselves up for failure when they make resolutions? There are all sorts of reasons why new year's resolutions don't always work out.  Sometimes, believe … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions that Set You Up for Failure?