3 Apps To Improve Your Relationship With Money, Without Costing You Time

Let's Talk About Money I've been talking money with some clients this week. Isn't money the biggest mind monkey of all? There are coaches who have made an entire business from helping women with their relationship with money... Some of us, it seems are bloody...
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Don’t Let Life Make You Stop!

Life Happens A couple of weeks ago, we got a puppy. Her name’s Winnie and in the excitement that is ‘new puppies’, I allowed my weekly newsletter, my Monday Morning Motivator (MMM) to slip. In fact, it slipped my mind so completely, that if one of my readers hadn’t...
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The Wrong Decision Is ALWAYS Better Than Indecision!

Introducing Sue Sue and I concluded our monthly coaching call a couple of weeks ago. Sue had a list of actions to take and she was confident about what she needed to do and why. One of the things on the list was the creation of a flyer for Sue to use to describe what...
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A Sales Funnel?? WTF?

For a business owner, a sales funnel is probably the most important marketing tool you have. And yet many entrepreneurs - both new and established - have no clear understanding of what a funnel is or how it works. As you can imagine, failing to fully understand this...
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What Can You Achieve In 30 Minutes?

I'm in Cuba. It's lovely. It's also disconnected from the internet and that leads to old-fashioned things, like reflecting. I've been reflecting particularly on what you can achieve in 30 minutes. In 30 minutes you can: Get a great chili-con-carne/veggie underway and...
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Let’s Talk About Money

I’ve been talking money with some clients this week. Isn’t money the biggest mind monkey of all? There are coaches who have made an entire business from helping women with their relationship with money…

Some of us, it seems are bloody brilliant with money. My mum was one of them. She managed to keep and feed a family of 6 on virtually nothing and I don’t ever remember even being aware that we had so little. I see women who have neat little bundles of receipts and log them in notebooks. I see women who religiously sit down once a week to do their books. Mostly however, I see women for whom money is yet another thing to ignore when it gets tough. As long as we small business owners can keep some cash flowing, we can wing it, right? read more…

Life Happens

A couple of weeks ago, we got a puppy. Her name’s Winnie and in the excitement that is ‘new puppies’, I allowed my weekly newsletter, my Monday Morning Motivator (MMM) to slip. In fact, it slipped my mind so completely, that if one of my readers hadn’t sent me a message to say ‘what happened to your MMM today?’ I wouldn’t have remembered at all.

Wracked with guilt, I put a post on my Facebook page with a picture of Winnie and said that normal service would be resumed next week due to spectacular distractions in the shape of a puppy. read more…

Introducing Sue

Sue and I concluded our monthly coaching call a couple of weeks ago. Sue had a list of actions to take and she was confident about what she needed to do and why. One of the things on the list was the creation of a flyer for Sue to use to describe what she does. This of course, will be written to her Perfect Customer. Sue’s works in the health and wellness industry, with an emphasis on weight-loss. Her Perfect Customer is a ‘yummy mummy’ in a particular area of London. read more…

For a business owner, a sales funnel is probably the most important marketing tool you have. And yet many entrepreneurs – both new and established – have no clear understanding of what a funnel is or how it works.

As you can imagine, failing to fully understand this critical part of your business means fewer sales, lower profits, and ultimately, an unstable business.

There is a misunderstanding that a funnel is just for online business owners, but actually, the fundamental principles apply to all business owners. read more…

Hope Is Not A Strategy

Every now and again, my online and offline lives collide and I love it when they do.

I have a VIP client with whom I’ve worked closely since the middle of last year. Ruth and I have spent literally hours communicating on the phone and online and last week I had the absolute delight of meeting her in person for a drink. I happened to be staying close to where she lives for a few days and so I got in touch to see if she’d like to meet up. read more…

Two separate conversations about having the risk of attracting too many customers have prompted me to write this week’s blog.

I’m Scared!

In one case, Julia, a fabulous business woman has been offered access to potentially 200+ clients from the employee base within one company. The company is going to pay her to both deliver a talk on her particular area of expertise and then have 1:1 appointments with any of the 200+ who might want to work with her. Beyond that initial appointment, the employees will pay for their own appointments going forward. There’s great potential, scarily great! read more…

I’ve spent the last week talking to some wonderful women. They are the ones who booked a free 30-minute coaching session with me. We’ve talked about lots, but specifically about laser-focus.

The purpose of the 30 minutes was for us to talk about their businesses and for me to offer some help and guidance on where to go to find customers. For some, it was about finding their very first customer, for others it was about finding more customers, spending more, more often.

There have been a number of common threads in these conversations and I thought I’d flesh some of these out for us to have a think about. read more…

How Do I Build A Downline?

I work with quite a few women who have direct sales companies. These women work with an assortment of direct sales companies; Forever Living, Herbalife, Cambridge Weight Plan and Arbonne to name a few.  As well as needing help with selling products, they want help to build a downline. They want to create a strong business with a residual income.

This post contains my thoughts on building a team. However, I would like to state for the record that there are many different ways to build a downline, all of which can be effective. read more…