One of my favourite times of the year is the first day I see lambs playing in the fields. But I also love the colours and feelings of letting go in the autumn. It’s a great time to prune away the old so you can flourish and grow more radiantly when spring arrives again. Detoxing your business to get it more aligned to the life you’d like to enjoy every day, and your business goals, is something you can do
One of the most common blocks many heart-centered business owners face is not knowing how to ‘sell’ in a way that feels good and gets clients. Does this ring true for you?
Are you someone who finds all sorts of things to do rather than pick up the phone, follow up leads or invite people to buy your services?
Yet a basic principle of business success is selling enough of your products/services to generate the cash and lifestyle you’d love.
One of the things I love about being in business is that it’s a great opportunity to express the true essence of who you are – if you know who that is and have the courage to do it!
I recently had a conversation with someone who’d been advised to ‘tone down’ what they were wearing so they came across as being more ‘professional’ – despite this person being extremely talented in their field, having a huge heart and lots
Have you ever met someone at a networking event who was saying all the right things, but there was something about them you just didn’t trust?
Maybe there’s been a time when you said ‘no’ to buying from someone despite looking for the solution they offered?
You’ve possibly even met people you’ve ‘liked’ but because they lacked confidence in themselves, you didn’t have confidence in what they were offering?
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had a great time
Imagine feeling connected to your life purpose, where you feel a deep sense of contentment and inner peace.
And having a successful business completely aligned to this… a business where people readily buy what you’re offering.
When I decided to volunteer in Rwanda I had no idea just now it would change my life and my business. I’d simply been looking for an opportunity to ‘give back’ in a way that would add meaning to my life.
I love how when I come back from Rwanda I’m always in an emotional and physical state of what I call ‘Rwandan Gratitude’ – I have a comfy bed, electricity, hot water to shower in, nice food and many other comforts I usually take for granted.
In Rwanda things often don’t go as we plan or would like. And in these times we find that miracles unfold when we surrender any attachment we have to desired outcomes and become more
The two most common things that I hear business owners struggling with is how to get enough sales and bring in the money that will provide them with the life they really want. And while there are many practical strategies I can help my clients with, I find that some people don’t do what they know they need to do, because they are feeling resistance towards actually doing it.
For too long the focus of many businesses has been about survival of the fittest; trying to out-smart the competition as though there is not enough business or money to go around; measuring success only in terms of profit with little consideration for social impact; and trying to convince consumers that they have a ‘need’ for what the business wants to sell rather than creating products and services that are in the best interest of the customer.
Thankfully however, times
I wonder if like me you’ve had mixed experiences when networking?
This week having just returned from 3 weeks holiday, I’ve been doing quite a bit of networking (on-line and face-to-face) and I’ve had a great time – at least most of the time!
I’ve met some fantastic like-minded people who I felt energised around and look forward to getting to know better. There were others who seemed nice enough but something was ‘missing’ in our conversations. And a
I love how we have this amazing feedback mechanism in our own bodies, to help guide us through life – letting us know what’s good for us, what’s working and what’s not. And that’s is your feelings.Because your feelings are a reflection of what’s going on in the power house of your unconscious mind – the part of you that is driving what you do and how you do it. So if you’re feeling any resistance, fear, worry,
I wonder if you ever ask yourself any of the following questions:
- How do I find more clients?
- What’s the right price (for my services)?
- Which social media platform should I focus on first?
- How long should an ebook/newsletter/book be?
- Which product should I develop first?
These are just some of the questions I’ve been asked by clients this week and there is one answer that I say again and again as a starting point for all of
I often meet people at networking events and through on-line forums who appear to have a very ‘detached’ and self serving interpretation of what networking is.
Those who turn up randomly to events and hand out their business cards with the hope (and expectation) that this approach will get them lots of business. The equivalent on-line is those who only post their own promotional ‘adverts’ in social media groups and who do not take the time to also connect and engage
Having helped many business owners set up in business over the years, I’m always saddened by all the talented and well intended people I meet who are frustrated, disappointed or stressed that their business isn’t working out as they’d hoped – whether this be that they’re not earning enough money, don’t have enough business or are doing things they don’t enjoy. And it’s often easy to identify the key mistakes many of these business owners are making – I wonder if
I don’t know about you, but for me there have been times when I’ve felt under pressure to become more social media savvy.
And despite initially being a reluctant user, I’ve really enjoyed keeping in touch with friends and reconnecting with people who I enjoy spending time with. Those who I’d love to see more of but don’t because our lives have a different many priorities just now. And it’s great hear of so many wonderful resources, events and opportunities