How Choosing Your Beliefs Can Change Your Life (and Business!)

How can anyone even begin to think of putting up their prices in this economic climate?” said a colleague one day. Indeed. It’s relatively easy if your thoughts about the economy, money and pricing are separate from your emotions. Which doesn’t mean that you don’t feel empathic towards people who are genuinely struggling for money these days. Of course not. What it does mean is being willing to look at your ideas and beliefs behind the emotions. So what are your beliefs and attitudes around the current economic situation, money in general and pricing, yours in particular? Continue reading

Have YOU Got a Spiritual Business? (Part One)

Remember how the word ‘massage’ used to only conjure up an image of a seedy backstreet in a red light district, and catering to unusual sexual tastes? That was over twenty or thirty years ago, and now the term massage is widely accepted to mean what it is – a treatment covering many different modalities, dealing with many different health issues, but all of them about bringing the person into better health. In other words, it is perfectly respectable and well-accepted by the general public.

I think the term ‘spiritual business’ is going to become more and more acceptable, too – it might take another twenty of thirty years, but especially in the light of so much evidence of corruption in recent years, the credit crunch and the disillusionment with banks and the banking system, something has got to change. Continue reading

I Love Christmas, But…

SAM_0825 One of the important aspects about running a small business is that you find a good balance between working time and taking time off. And of course, Christmas is traditionally a time when holidays are taken. It’ s also traditionally a time when, according to the media, life is good, filled with blessings, and enjoyment is had by all. But the actuality, as you well know, may be a little different, and for some people this time of year is more of a nightmare than a dream. Read on for my 7 handy hints on how to have your Christmas be as fulfilling as possible. Continue reading

How Paying Yourself First Enhances Your Business

Once upon a time many years ago, there was a young woman who lived and worked in north London.  A talented individual in many areas, she worked in a company she loved, amongst very many friends, but the job she was doing was challenging to say the least.

She had recently transferred from company secretarial work into the finance department where she was responsible for the income and expenditure of the business, and which was well up into the hundreds of thousands.

Being the diligent soul she was, she began her new job researching files, following up calls and contacts, and generally opening doors that hadn’t been opened for very long.  Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your view) the result of this was that the doors were opening onto a can of worms.  And being full of integrity, she couldn’t help but open up the can of worms to see exactly what type of worm was in there. Continue reading

Why You Don’t Have More Clients and What To Do About It From the Inside Out


I’m doing everything I should be doing, putting fliers out, advertising my services, talking to people about what I do, got a website, and still I only see just enough clients – what am I doing wrong?” Continue reading