Hobby or Business … It’s All in Your Attitude!

Does it seem as though others see your business as a hobby?

If you dig deep down in to your subconscious and are really honest with yourself, do you see your business as more like a hobby than a ‘proper job’?

Struggling to persuade yourself and others that your business is a ‘real’ business and deserves respect is a common problem for new business owners but if you want to be successful it is essential to get out of the hobbyist mindset.

Many of us tend to be focused on helping people, rather than financial gain, yet it’s important to recognise that you can still help people and make money from your work.

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Practitioners empowering themselves

How many more have to die before I’m prepared to swallow my fear of being judged or embarrassed or criticised because I say that I have skills that could save lives.” Have you ever thought this or said this to yourself? As a practitioner do you know you can heal and help 100’s maybe even 1000’s of people if you just had the courage to get out there and tell the world what you do? Here’s a lady who’s doing just that.

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Don’t Let Fear in Business Hold You Back

Taking a risk and leaping out of your comfort zone can be very scary but it is an important tool in building your business. In order to succeed you need to conquer your fear, be brave and harness that anxious energy as a positive instead of a crippling negative.

So many of my clients raise the issue of fear; fear of making a mistake, fear of what people will think, fear of becoming a huge success, fear of not becoming a huge success.

When it comes to fear in business my answer is always the same. Acknowledge your fear, then embrace it and harness the energy it brings.

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Are you struggling to succeed in business?

It may be your subconscious mind that is holding you back.

Everyone knows that you must have the right mindset for your business to succeed. But do you truly understand what your mindset is? Or is your subconscious secretly sabotaging your success? Continue Reading →

Why investing in your business is worth the money

One of the hardest things to get your head around when you start a new business, or want to expand your existing one, is spending money to make money.

I don’t mean spending money on things like a printer or a mobile phone. I mean investing in less tangible things, things like mentoring, networking , business development or perhaps even administration staff so you can have more time to build your core business.

Often expensive, this kind of investment can feel very hard to justify because you are spending the money BEFORE you see the return.

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Why your business needs a Big Hairy Audacious Goal

I love the term Big Hairy Audacious Goal! It has been around since the early 1990s and I think it is a fantastic technique to help keep your business moving forward and pushing boundaries.

If you haven’t heard of it before, a BHAG is a goal for your business that is medium to long term but not impossible. It also needs to be something that can be clearly defined so you know when you have reached it.

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Wondering how much to charge? Ask what you are worth

How much should you charge your clients?

Most wellness practitioners don’t know how much they are worth, not just in financial terms but in what they deliver to their clients and so they have no idea how much they should be charging.

Value = self esteem.

Think about that equation for a second.

Are you proud of the amount you charge or do you resent your clients because you don’t feel you are being paid what you are worth?

Does the amount you charge for your service match your self esteem?

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What do you do when you just don’t feel like working?

Everyone has days when they don’t feel like working – perhaps something has gone wrong or got you down? Perhaps you’ve just finished a big project and are having trouble getting started on the next one or maybe it is a beautiful day and you would just rather be outside?

Whatever the reason, it can be really challenging to motivate yourself to work on the days when it all feels too hard.

So what can you do to get your mojo back?

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Work and kids: How to find the balance between family and business

I’ve run my own businesses for 11 years and I am the mother of two beautiful sons. My boys were 5 and 3 when I started out on my own, so I know how challenging it can be to manage the needs of a business and motherhood at the same time.

During my business journey I’ve learnt some tricks that can help you find the balance between family and work while staying on top of both and without any need to feel guilty about either!

It is still hard to find time for everything, but with a few changes life can be much, much easier than you think.

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How to handle a “no thanks” from a potential client

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I was excited about the coming week. I had two new mentoring clients booked in and I couldn’t wait to get started with them. I knew both of them had such an opportunity to build their business and I was ‘champing at the ‘bit’ to get stuck into their businesses and advise them on how they could start earning more money.

On Saturday afternoon I received an email from one with a vague “I’d like to cancel our session and I will contact you when I’m ready” and on Sunday morning I received an email from the second one saying “I’ve decided I don’t have enough money to proceed”.

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How your personal life can effect your business

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Did you know that having discipline and focus in all aspects of your life is vital to building your business?

That seems like an obvious statement, doesn’t it? But believe it or not I had no idea that my lack of willpower in my personal life would be hindering my professional life.

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Why learning without implementing is pointless

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Some people are serial learners. They attend everything and listen to everyone BUT they never implement what they have learnt.

I’ve seen this so many times in my career and it is such a waste of time and money for both you and your business.

Yes, education and learning new things is important but it is also important to pick and choose what you learn and who you learn from, and to make sure that you have the time and energy to implement your new knowledge.

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Stress Management: Activating the Relaxation Response

In this video, guest presenter, Joe Figliano shares his wealth of experience on how to manage stress in our lives and how to inject (even the smallest bit) of relaxation into our lives.

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Why should I be networking? I don’t have the time

We know that networking is important (or at least that’s what we hear), but often we struggle to find the time to attend events, or it doesn’t “feel right” to be pushing ourselves onto others, or we feel intimidated by attending events.

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Are You A Practitioner Who Needs Support With Your Health?

Guest Post by Sharon White, Founder of Global Healing Exchange and Holistic Living Magazine.

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The Intuitive Entrepreneur

Last year I had the privilege of being interviewed by Karen Chaston and Karen Pearce for their radio show “Inspiring Pearls of Wisdom“. The topic we discussed was what it is like being an Intuitive Entrepreneur.

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Opportunity never stops knocking. New friends are on their way. The ideas you need will find you. You’ll have another chance. Things are getting brighter. You are feeling lighter. Love is rising. Be still. Prepare. Others will call you lucky. Your parents are so proud. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Look out world, a giant is waking up.

Like a country song,
The Universe

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What small business owners can learn from Emily Simms, The Bachelor Australia 2015 Contestant

Firstly let me clarify that the only reason I am watching The Bachelor Australia 2015 in the first place, is because I have two teenage sons (need I say any more?)

So since I am “forced” to watch the show, I spend my time watching how the relationships play out and how the women behave with each other. Last night was a fantastic example of “being obsessed with your competition to the detriment of your own gain”… and I realised that what was being played out by Emily Simms, one of the bachelorettes, was exactly what happens with some small business owners.

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The achievement of anything that you desire must be considered success, whether it is a trophy or money or relationships or things. But if you will let your standard of success be your achievement of joy—everything else will fall easily into place. For in the finding of joy, you are finding vibrational alignment with the resources of the Universe.

—Abraham

Why do you do what you do?

In most networking groups people ask “WHAT do you do?” but switch the question to “WHY do you do what you do?” and watch how amazingly different the answer is.

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A question to ask yourself each morning, that really lights fires, gongs bells, and summons resources is “What little, mortal, baby steps can I take today that will demonstrate expectancy, prepare for my dream’s manifestation, and above all, place me within reach of life’s magic?”

Please, ask this question and then take those steps, and I promise you’ll go down in history as a giant among your kind.

It’s never too late,  The Universe

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If I were a business professor and you were my student, today’s lesson might sound like this:

In the “real” world, it’s better to have loved and lost, tried and failed, dreamed and missed, than to sit out your turn in fear. Because the loss, the failure, and the miss, however painful, are merely temporary market adjustments, soon forgotten. Whereas the love, the adventure, and the dream are like investments that, for the rest of your life and beyond, never stop paying dividends.

Buy low, sell high –  The Universe

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Do you know what YOUR self esteem is measured on?

You may be in a similar boat to me and not realise it… whilst meditating the other day, I had a blinding flash of the obvious. The video below reveals all.

Spirituality in Business

Spirituality is your secret weapon in business – embrace it. I’ve met a lot of people who think that spirituality and business are incompatible. That spirituality is all airy fairy feelings and has no place in business decision making. I couldn’t disagree more and here’s why… Continue Reading →

What if the word “work” was changed to “dance-with-life,”? And instead of it being viewed as an alternative to fishing or a way of “paying your dues,” it was seen as a chance to meet a parade of new friends, discover your own untested potentials and unpolished gifts, and open avenues for abundance to come pouring into your life?

Yeah, I bet lottery sales would plummet.

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Rejection in business

Are you hesitant to step out and tell everyone about your business and what you do? Is marketing your business the last thing on your to-do list?

Then put on your practitioner hat for a moment and have a closer look at the situation, is it possible that there is an underlying fear of rejection there.

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