Personal Development and Success Journaling

Personal Development is not a luxury for entrepreneurs and creatives

Personal Development is not a luxury for entrepreneurs and creatives

Personal development is not a ‘nice to do’ activity in addition to the ‘work’ of our business.


It’s not a luxury that we don’t have time for.


As business owners and creatives, our personal development is a fundamental part of the success of our business or creative project.


Here’s why I say that:


In order for us to take action to get our work out into the world


To have the autonomy, flexibility, freedom


Success, fulfilment and impact we desire:


Focusing on our personal development as a business activity is a necessity.

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Why Clarity, Mindset and Action are the three components of your business success springboard

Why Clarity, Mindset and Action are the three components of your business success springboard

The story really goes back to before I started my business but, don’t worry, I’ll keep it short in the retelling!

I was in a job that I’d been doing for a long time.

One I’d studied for, and taken, as part of the ‘traditional’ route 

You know the one I mean: School - university - career (then marriage, kids etc.)

And after I’d had my children, I returned to my job part time.

When I was early-mid thirties, it started to occur to me that I was feeling limited

NOT by my children in any way

But by the interplay between wanting to be around for them and what I felt I could achieve from my work as a result.

I started to wonder if there was an alternative, but I didn’t know where to begin to find one.

Does this sound familiar to you?

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THE THREE Rs for achieving your goals

THE THREE Rs for achieving your goals

At the start of the year I posted about goal setting (along with the world and its high achieving dog 😆) and I wanted to check in with you to see how you’re getting along now that we’re a couple of months into 2020.

If you didn’t see my original post it’s here but, to save you looking, I’ll give you a quick recap of the two main points now.

👉I goal set for direction not destination because I’m more concerned with making continuous progression in an upwards direction, than striving for something that may or may not happen within an arbitrary time period.

👉I don’t mind missing my goals because they’re ever evolving and I review, refresh and reset them regularly.

So I thought today we could have a talk about reviewing, resetting and refreshing goals. 

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Watch your mouth, Lady

Watch your mouth, Lady

How do you talk to yourself?


What do you tell yourself about what you want and your ability to get it? 


What words do you use? 


And are they helping or hindering you? 


These are just a few of the questions to ask yourself if you’re feeling deflated or insecure about your business (and therefore your life, right?)

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How I had to change to run my business

How I had to change to run my business

When left my 9-5 to embrace self-employment, I didn’t realise that I would change as a person.

I knew I’d have to change the way I worked.

I knew I had a lot to learn and I was excited and open to doing so. 

I promise I wasn’t being arrogant about my ability to make the transition, but I didn’t realise how much it would change me. 

Fundamentally.

And, now I believe, for the better.

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