EVERYONE Hates Pushy Saleswomen!
I was scrolling through Facebook the other day, in a quiet moment. You know how you do? Idly swiping my thumb up my phone screen when I read something that stopped me in my tracks. A lovely woman I know, who is a direct saleswoman, had written that someone had asked her if she was enjoying her new job. Her response was roughly, “Yes I am. I hate selling, but I absolutely love helping people”.
I had to stop. I read it again. I posted in the comments, ‘selling is helping people!’ and I left Facebook to go and ponder this strange post some more. (more…)
I’ve been reflecting on 2016. In particular, after a peculiar year in politics, I have been reflecting on the best bits of my year. I got to thinking about how I do what I do and the best bits of that, and I thought you might be interested in knowing who I work with and what tools I use. (more…)
100% Committed To The Wrong Thing
I used to smoke. I spent years cutting down. I’d wait as long as I could for the first cigarette of the day and manage until about lunch time before grabbing my cigarette packet and heading outdoors to alleviate that ‘addict’s itch’. I was so committed to smoking that it was bloody hard work, and I spent every morning of those days feeling like a martyr. I was suffering and so everyone else had to suffer too. (more…)
If you read personal development books or motivational ones, you’ll have no doubt read about the most amazing things happening once someone made a decision to commit to, and focus on, a project. An example of the type of thing I’m talking about can be found here. This is a quote of W H Murray, who was a Scottish Explorer. To paraphrase him, he said that once you decide ‘Right! This is it!’, all sort of opportunities appear all over the place that weren’t there before.
He was right. They really do and there’s science behind why. (more…)
I have a client that I’ve been ‘playing with’ for a couple of years and seriously working with over the last 7 or 8 months. We had a coaching and mentoring session last Friday and when I asked her if I could write about what we’d talked about, she said ‘yes, but call me Matilda will you?’
Let me tell you the story of Matilda. (more…)
I’m Passionate About Self-Employment
As most of you are probably aware, I’m a huge advocate for women creating their own income. Men too for that matter. In fact, I think it’s fair to say that I firmly believe that we should all have a way to create our own income so that we are not reliant on employers. Employment is still regarded as the ‘correct’ and respectable way to make a living. There is often a slight feeling of distaste detected in an employee when they discover that the person that they’re talking to is self-employed. The phrase ‘why don’t you get a proper job?’ is aimed almost exclusively at the self-employed and it has a very specific meaning; why don’t you go and work for someone else? (more…)