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
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.
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
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
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?
Most of us will probably only think about working on ourselves, in terms of personal development, when we actually identify that we have a problem we want to solve. We trundle along with what feels 'normal' for us, whether that's actually a good baseline or not. But it feels normal, so we don't necessarily see … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Wait Till Times Are Bad to Work On Yourself
On Friday I had some terrible news. A family friend died very suddenly of a heart attack. He was 66. I am sad, not least because I think of his wife, and his three daughters, and wonder how they are feeling and how they will cope. But 66 just seems too young. With my own … Continue reading Just do it.