I was yearning for the FEA Carrie Green planner last year – I had total FOMO! It seemed expensive, I left it too late and then missed out. She sold out – brilliant marketing, beautiful planner. So this year I was determined, determined to bag it. I knew I had ordered it, months ago…. Even then, when people started …
A Bit About Me: I have thirty years of experience in running businesses. I have led and informally coached thousands of people from Sainsbury’s to Barclays and so many in between. As you can tell I’ve got a really big background in corporate. I didn’t make a conscience decision to become an entrepreneur. I was always a corporate girl, I …
Do you ever find yourself forgetting the simplest of things? What were you just talking about? What did you need to get from upstairs? It’s becoming all too common for us to accept our flustered selves as a part of our modern, hectic lifestyles. As a society, we are married to our to our constant connection to technology – for …
Reading the title of this blog, and knowing what I do for a living, I am sure you are thinking that this blog will be riddled with bias. Whatever you may think, I can assure you that there is no bias (not intentionally, anyway…) but rather an opinion based on personal experience, and mounting facts!
You may or may not now know that Linda- The Master Fixer- has taken on two (lovely) interns in recent months. Here at MF HQ, this month is all about scaling up your business as efficiently and effectively as possible and Linda thought this might be a good opportunity for Lalaine and I (Rosie) to come together to write a blog about how we think successful businesses become just that- a successful business.
Networking can seem daunting at first, especially if you have the tendency to be shy and introverted. Fobbing it off may seem like you’re dodging an night of awkward interactions and embarrassment but in reality you’re missing out on an opportunity that could catapult your business into the stratosphere. So, If you’re new to networking or you just want to make sure that you have a great and productive time, we have some tips to make the most of your interactions.
As a business coach, I am constantly seeing people through their hardships; some handle it excellently, and others not so well. However, some of the strongest people I know have had days where they completely crumble under the pressure. But if resilience is a fixed quality – you either are resilient, or you aren’t- then how can this be? I spoke to Jane Evans, a Stress Intelligence Transformer, to get some clarity.
Self-esteem is an amazing but fragile entity. In short, self-esteem is your opinion of yourself and your abilities. It can be high, low or somewhere in between; when it’s high we feel more resilient, we’re less vulnerable to anxiety, rejection and stress. But when it’s low, oh boy it’s low. While everyone occasionally has doubts about themselves, low self-esteem can leave you feeling insecure and unmotivated, it will leave you uninspired and doubting every choice you make – not good especially when you’ve got a business to run!
An Elevator Pitch. Have 30 seconds ever sounded so daunting?! It really doesn’t need to be this way, and if you know what you’re doing you should find coming up with the perfect pitch as easy as ever.
We all know that every now and again we all need a break. But when you’re running your own business it’s hard to feel like you can take a step back without your world having crumbled in on you when you get back. Going on holiday and spending time with family and friends never used to be such a daunting task, so here are my top tips for getting back those guilt-free days off: