Freedom Within a Framework – a Model for Rule Breakers and Routine Haters

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

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Self Awareness is Key to Business Success

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

Stop Trying to Do So Much

I have a short, but important message for you today.  You're not superhuman.   And that's OK.  You don't have to do everything. Parents rush home from work to  take their kids to one activity or another, then they grab food on the run and rush off to a fitness class themselves.  People do a … Continue reading Stop Trying to Do So Much

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