You may have seen my blog at the start of the month about the importance of planning. It highlighted the benefits of strategic planning in business and how thorough planning can help your business thrive. After all, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. However it must be mentioned that just because you have a plan in place, it doesn’t mean you’ll definitely be striding for success
If you are to succeed, and I hope you as your read this you will be then you have to plan for it – YES PLAN FOR SUCCESS. No it is not arrogant. No it is not ego driven nor is it foolish. It makes perfect sense. You must plan and expect success – otherwise why bother?
This month my theme is the importance of focusing some of your time and energy on PLANNING. The importance of it, how to master it and how it can really help you thrive.
Having children changes your life. Even if you plan for the changes, they’ll still hit you harder than you’d have thought possible. It can be particularly challenging if you have your own business, but with careful planning, the right support team and a bucket load of determination, you can wear both the Mum and the Entrepreneur hats. Here’s how…
When I got up this morning I had it all planned out, a strategy rewrite, a couple of business meetings, work on my book and then a swim. I had not expected to be on national radio – BBC Radio 5 Live! Read how it went…
When I was younger, much younger, I overheard an old boyfriend talking about low and high maintenance girlfriends – I’ll leave that one with you, but the upshot was that the worst variety were the women who thought they were low maintenance but who were really high maintenance, again I’ll leave you with that one, but it got me thinking… it’s all about attitude. Now translate that into business
Today on International Women’s Day we celebrate the women who have gone before us and the young women who will follow us. I’m sitting here at Red Maids’ High School, which is the oldest girls school in the UK, celebrating International Women’s Day at a brilliant event called Brave Bold & Bonkers with Freelance Mum. It’s particularly poignant as my daughters attended this school and had the most amazing and happy school years, my business is a proud sponsor of Freelance Mum and many of my clients are freelancers. Happily bumped into Lisa Brown, the Head Teacher who has known and supported my girls since they were both 7 years old. Today is a happy day 🙂
They say everyone who attends the Oscars is a potential winner, but by the end of the evening there are a handful of winners and a room of losers. Now that is tough! So how so you keep going, honing your craft and persisting after such epic failure played out in front of literally millions of fans watching on TV and surrounded by your famous peer group. How does anyone get over that?
Well, having a goal, a vision and winning strategy are critical steps. But most important a dogged determination and to build personal resilience, and finally be persistence. Pleasantly persistent and consistent. To take action, every single day – no matter what.
My theme of March is ‘You’re Worth It!’ Because, let’s face it, you are. Every single one of you has started your own business and your own empire. You’ve taken that courageous step into entrepreneurship, which totally makes you a boss. So I intend to guide you through March, giving you the help, support and love you need to make this month your best yet. Are you ready?
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