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Are you missing out on lightness and freedom in your business?

Posted on September 26th, 2017.
Posted in these categories: Business Matters, Getting Results, Jen, Video. 2 Comments

Do you ever set yourself impossibly high standards and then give yourself a hard time because you haven’t lived up to them?

Well, I have… and this is the result I’m gonna’ share with you.

Watch the 2:53 minute video below!

 

I had said to myself that I wanted to do a Facebook Live everyday.

That was my high goal.

When it came to it,  the inspiration for something meaningful and valuable had not come to me.

And I was wasting time…

You know, racking my brains and then tuning in and trying to get something from my heart and it still wasn’t working.

I was beating myself up saying,

“You’ve got to do this”,

“You said you would do this, so, you have to do it.”

And what I actually did was I just let go of that.

I thought to myself, if the inspiration hasn’t come then I’ll just leave it.

I’m gonna just put it to one side.

Maybe I won’t do it once a day and that’s fine.

And then I got on with something else.

As I started to work on something else, having let go of that pressure, something just popped in.

And this is it. This is the valuable piece.

How often do we beat ourselves up, because we haven’t done what we said we would do?

I am hugely guilty of that.

I wonder if that’s you too?

How could you be easier on yourself?

What could you let go of…?

…. To make life easier, to make your work and your business easier?

What can you let go of?

And how can you let the lightness and freedom back into your business?

That’s my question for you and I would love to hear your answer so please do let me know!

Over to you:

Do you ever set yourself impossibly high standards? What can you let go of, to make way for more lightness and freedom in your business?

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Could lack of safety be losing you clients?

Posted on September 12th, 2017.
Posted in these categories: Business Matters, Getting Results, Jen. 2 Comments

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I knew this business owner was fun, friendly and really good at what he did.

I was curious to find out more and suspected that I’d find his work really useful, but I couldn’t quite bring myself to arrange the call.

Every time I thought about talking to him, I got another round of internal chatter about why that wasn’t a good idea.

I told myself:

“I won’t know what to say”

“I can’t quite put into words what I’m struggling with, and I don’t know what to ask so I don’t want to waste his time”.

“He might try to sell to me and I won’t be able to get out of it.”

“I’ll feel awkward and I won’t know how to end the conversation.”

Out trickled an endless stream of my own ‘stories’.

It ended up with me not contacting someone who could quite possibly have helped me with something in my business.

Do you recognise yourself in this scenario?

Can you understand how someone might feel that way?

But wait, there’s more!


Effective networking! (Interview with Emma Cox)

Posted on May 10th, 2017.
Posted in these categories: Business Matters, Getting Results, Video. No Comments

Do you find networking for your business stressful and scary ?

Do you get anxious thinking about what you’re going to say to introduce yourself?

I interviewed Emma Cox, from Cox Consultancy,  on how we can make networking much less stressful and more effective for us, even as introverts who dislike it!

Watch the interview to find out :

  • The surprising trick to taking back control which means less stress!
  • Why having clear goals is so important
  • How to make your ’60 second’ pitch more effective and memorable
  • Why you don’t need to ‘work the room’ and what to do instead!

But wait, there’s more!


[Video] Are you anxious when people unsubscribe?

Posted on March 21st, 2017.
Posted in these categories: Business Matters, Getting Results, Video. 2 Comments

Are you anxious when people unsubscribe from your mailing list?

Do you feel like a failure and tell yourself that your content must be rubbish ?

It can feel really tough when you put your heart and soul into creating great content that you feel will be really useful for your ideal clients.

You spend a long time creating just the right tone and quality, and including the just the right number of useful snippets.

You pluck up courage to send it out and then …

Bam …

You immediately get people unsubscribing – deleting you from their inbox and banishing you forever more into oblivion.

It hurts, I know, but it doesn’t have to crush you, and actually it’s a really good thing!

 

No need to feel anxious – Watch my video on what the real lesson is when people unsubscribe: –

I’ve noticed the more content I put out into the world, the more I get people unsubscribing, and now I actually celebrate when it happens.

It shows me that I’m getting bolder in putting out more of ‘me’ into my message, and as I get clearer on what my message is, and begin to share that with the world, the more I’m becoming a ‘beacon’ – guiding my ideal people to want to learn more from me.

(And I know that I’m not right for everyone, and I’m really ok with that!)

Take heart, that when people unsubscribe, you are showing up in just the right way for your ideal clients to say YES to you.  (And you know that because those who are NOT right for you are saying Goodbye by unsubscribing).

 

If you feel anxious when people unsubscribe, watch my video to hear what it really means:

But wait, there’s more!


Failure? What to do when it doesn’t work out

Posted on February 28th, 2017.
Posted in these categories: Business Matters, Getting Results. 2 Comments

Last week I had a huge failure

I’d been working for weeks on using Facebook Ads; I’d grappled with the tech, I’d done my Audience research, I’d written and rewritten and tweaked the Ad copy, I’d set everything up so I could track the effectiveness of each element in a spreadsheet, I’d followed a training course to the letter to set it up to work for me…..

and then it didn’t.

Facebook has very strict rules on the wording and tone that can be used in your adverts, and something I wrote caused the ad to be rejected.

Gah!!

I’d worked SO hard, and done everything ‘right’ and still it didn’t work for me.

Has that ever happened to you?

Maybe you spent a long time learning a new piece of software to make your life easier, or you worked out a detailed plan for doing something and spent weeks implementing it and

… It . Just . Doesn’t . Work .

How do you deal with that failure?

There’ll be times as a solopreneur when you just want to quit – it all feels too much, you want to just give it all up because it’s too hard and complicated, and have an easy predictable life instead.

After working so hard and so long to get something set up, sometimes, through no fault of your own, stuff just doesn’t work out.

How do you salvage something useful out of the ruins?

How do you turn failure around so you can get back on track and begin again? 

But wait, there’s more!


Acknowledging the lesson when people unsubscribe, and what to do next

Posted on October 21st, 2016.
Posted in these categories: Business Matters, Getting Results. 4 Comments

I have a confession to make …

I’ve had lots of people unsubscribe from my list recently.

The more emails I send out, the more I seem to have people decide they no longer want to hear from me.

Not so long ago I would have been crushed – knowing that at one point these people had signed up wanting to learn something useful from me, and now they’ve rejected me – decided what I’ve got is ‘not good enough’ and not worth their time.

Can you relate?

Even now it’s a small blow to my ego and sense of self worth … I send an email and immediately someone unsubscribes. Ouch!

And yet….

There’s a small part of me that’s saying ‘Yes!’, with relief and “ok-ness” .

As I put myself ‘out there’ more and more, I’ve been sharing valuable content, and also inviting people to move closer to me in various ways, and even offering things for sale.

I want you to be clear that when (not if!) this happens to you, you’ll know how to handle it with grace and ease.

If someone unsubscribes and you find yourself ‘drowning’ in negative stuff – you need to read this.

What it DOESN’T mean when people unsubscribe:

But wait, there’s more!


5 Key Steps To Business Success (The Introvert Way)

Posted on September 16th, 2016.
Posted in these categories: Business Foundations, Getting Results. 2 Comments
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Walk through the door – step towards your business success!

I’ve just had the most amazing weekend.

I was one of the speakers at the first Your Signature Success Story event in Kenilworth, UK. It was my first big speaking event (and I got to wear a microphone pack, and it was filmed (just to increase the pressure a bit!)

I met such amazing, inspirational women, my talk was a great success and I made some great connections that will help my business grow,  increase my reach and mean that I can help many more people.

And it all started with one conversation.

And what led to that conversation was my heartfelt desire to reach more people through speaking.

I have a vision and a yearning to tell my story and to inspire other sensitive introverts;  to teach what I know about coming out of your shell and overcoming your fear of being visible, and what it takes to feel confident to attract paying clients so you can make the difference in the world that you’re here to make.

Do you yearn to make more of a difference, to reach more people and to have more paying clients?

Yet are you held back by your fear … of stepping into the unknown, of getting it ‘wrong’ and being stuck with a wrong decision, or of being ridiculed and rejected for your ideas?

I know how that feels, it’s frustrating and paralysing .

Yet I know that fear doesn’t have to stop you….

The journey to your business success starts with being kind to yourself and compassionate with your fears (you can watch a video I created about this here)

The rest can be summarised like this…

The key steps to taking inspired action for your business success:

But wait, there’s more!


How To Overcome Fear… My Home Truths.

Posted on July 1st, 2016.
Posted in these categories: Getting Results, Stepping Out. 6 Comments

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It was a warm, sunny June morning,

when Sue Williams, asked me if I would come and speak at her Your Signature Success conference in September 2016.

My first thought was “Hell yes, I’d love to”

My next thoughts were of logistics – How can I organize dogcare, childcare, and travel down to the Midlands (I live near Stirling in central Scotland).

I was feeling great, I’m passionate about speaking on the topic of Overcoming the Fear of Visibility (that’s my life’s work!)  I know it’s a powerful topic and I’m comfortable and confident speaking about it (once I get into my flow!)

Then I read the event page and about all the expert speakers (some of whom I recognize as ‘famous’ people), and my stomach lurched in fear and dread.

A voice in me piped up

“Who are you to be speaking alongside all of these?”

“They’ve had years of experience, and you’re just starting out …. “

“You’re not worthy…. “ etc,etc.

Later on that day, my fear crossed the tracks into excitement when I read that a VIP ticket includes dinner with the speakers …

But wait, there’s more!


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