Where Your Real Security Lies (and It’s Not in Money)

Many years ago, when I received a very large sum of money, I had expected to feel safe and secure, peaceful at last.

It didn’t happen.

What DID happen was that I worried – worried about how I was going to use it, worried about what people would think of me if they knew I had it; and worried I would spend it all fast (and find myself back with feeling comfortable with just enough). Continue reading

12 New Guidelines for Your 21st Century Conscious Business

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There’s no doubt about it, business has to be done a different way than it has been ever done before. Why? Because we (ie society) will only continue to get what we have always got if we don’t change. And who wants to continue with a system that has become so corrupt, so based on fear, and the poor decisions that fear causes? We are being required to up our game, and at a small business level it is easy to do – it just requires some commitment. Inspired by Cheryl Richardson’s recent blog post, I’ve put together twelve guidelines for 21st century conscious business. Have a look at them below, see what you already do, and what you might like to do; adapt them for yourself, and then commit to behaving this year as a 21st century conscious business owner. Print them out and put them where you can easily see them, and look at them regularly to remind yourself! Continue reading

The Value of Darkness and Light in Your Business

In the north of Scotland in wintertime, it is dark by 4pm, and not properly light again until after 8am. Many people find this a challenge, but it is of course compensated for by very long summer evenings, when the sun rises about 3am, and doesn’ t really set until about 11pm. I reorganise my schedule during the winter so I can easily get out in the daytime. This applies to businesses too, so how much time do you spend in the daylight and nightime of your business? Continue reading

Are You Friends With Your Money? Or Enemies?

Can you say you have a good working relationship with your
money, or is it more like a distant-relative-type relationship? Maybe
you feel it’s like the relationship you have with your best friend. Or
perhaps you just hate having to deal with it at all, and it’s become
more like someone you don’t like spending time around. Continue reading