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Planning your 90 day goals doesn't have to be scary!

Planning your 90 day goals doesn't have to be scary!

I’m a big believer in 90-day goals. Cutting up the year into manageable chunks of 90-days and then sitting back and looking at what you want to achieve in the next 90-days.

Sometimes looking at the whole financial year can feel overwhelming. Especially if we are then asked to set tasks and create actions alongside. I find it difficult to know what I’m cooking for dinner tomorrow, let alone what actions I’m going to take to grow my business in November!

4 Ways To Double Your Income In A Year

4 Ways To Double Your Income In A Year

So as we’ve just got past the end of the last financial tax year, I took some time to take down my whiteboard and add up my turnover and profit and was really surprised to see that I had actually doubled my profit from the year before!

Whoop! But then that led me to do some soul searching about what it was that actually made this seismic change. One, so I could learn from what I’ve obviously been doing well, and also so I could share that learning with you!

4 ways to deal with your negative thoughts

4 ways to deal with your negative thoughts

4 ways to deal with your negative thoughts - hint they're generally just trying to look after us!

We all have negative thoughts in our head. Telling us not to try things. Telling us we’d look silly if we even attempted something new. That it would fail. That no-one would buy it. That we shouldn’t get too big for our boots.

The shame that held me back for years

The shame that held me back for years

So I’m writing about pretty personal things here, here goes…

I'm sure all have things in our past that we feel bad or ashamed about. Perhaps they keep you awake at night, or catch you unawares and make you hang your head. It seems it's part of the human condition.

These feelings of shame and guilt about things in your past hold you back. They make you feel negatively towards yourself. A past you. Perhaps the things you did were bad, perhaps in the basic sense of the word, they are shameful? But the more you let these experiences of shame define who you are, the less able you are to be your best self now.

Why I’m not listening to the news anymore

Why I’m not listening to the news anymore

I’ve realised that I’ve been a little anxious of late. Worrying about the state of the world, Brexit, impending doom, people dying on the streets, my house being repossessed, losing all my work, my daughter entering the world of social media, Donald Trump and the list goes on and on.

And the more my anxiety grows, and the more I worry, the less my eye is on the ball of work.

In the funk? Here's 3 ways to get out of it!

In the funk? Here's 3 ways to get out of it!

We all get in the funk sometimes! The internet goes down, we feel grotty, we've just lost a client, we had an argument with our loved one, we just can't seem to get in the mood.

Life throws all sorts of curve balls at us, and as small business owners, we still have to keep the ship moving and do the things we need to do to keep our business afloat.

So here's some tips when you're feeling funky!

5 things I learned taking a break from business

5 things I learned taking a break from business

You might have noticed that I was a little quiet over August. I was off having my first ever 2 1/2 week break from work, well since I started my business.

Over the 5 years I’ve been running my own business things have changed quite a bit. I started out as a social media manager, supporting other businesses to grow their networks and sell their products. It was fun, but it also made going away on holiday rather tricky.

Is it possible to market your business without social media?

Is it possible to market your business without social media?

This is a question that’s been on my mind for a while now. We are so all over social media in business.

The internet and social media have given us the opportunity to reach out to thousands, even millions of people generating a revolution in entrepreneurship like never before.