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Are you following the bread crumbs?

A decade before I wrote my first book, I was walking around the streets of New York. I’d gotten lost in the back streets of SOHO and was meandering along my way when I came across a big bookstore. In the large window display were a whole range of books on how to be a non-fiction writer. At this stage I hadn’t even dreamt of writing a book. But something about this display intrigued me. So I found the writing section, and before I knew what was happening, I was walking back on the ...

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Want to start a side hustle? Bust these myths that will stop you.

Danielle sits at her desk each day in between meetings sketching designs of the jewellery she longs to make but doesn’t, because she thinks to herself again and again that no one will ever buy it. Georgia works in a bank but secretly dreams about starting a baking business and becoming the next cupcake Queen. But she doesn’t, because she thinks she needs to have a commercial kitchen and a retail store and lots and lots of money. And then there’s Mary, who gets woken up at ...

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The start of a creative project…..it’s messy.

Every one of us, no matter what type of role or business we are in, has our own creative journey. Whether it’s starting a new business, developing a strategy, delivering a project or making art, we all have a process, even if we think it looks nothing like one – because processes are meant to be structured and linear and creativity is often anything but. If you’ve been here for a while now you know I am an author, and I’m working on my third book. Whilst my past two have ...

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You don’t need to have it all

Having it all. Are we over this conversation yet? Let’s say it together: Hell Yes! Aren’t we all so tired of it. You can have it all. You can’t have it all. You can have it all but not at the same time. How about this: You can have what you are willing to create. IF. If you’re willing to truly define for yourself what that is. If you’re prepared to go deep and be honest about it. If you’re aware enough to realise that you actually don’t need that much to be happy. If you are ...

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The #1 myth that stops you from meditating

You’ve been told to meditate. It will be good for you, they say. It will help you quieten your monkey mind. It will bring you peace and calm and make you all zen inside. It will help you create more space in your life. You will grow to love it. All of that is true. And then they say this: All of your thoughts will disappear from your mind. Say what? This is when your BS antenna goes up. You tried to meditate once or twice. You sat in an awkward cross legged position on the floor. You set ...

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Writing tips and inspiration (even if you’re not a ‘writer’)

It delights me how many women I meet who want to write. I see this desire arise in my private coaching clients, with women I meet at speaking engagements and through the women I connect with on social media. There are the conversations that are full of bold declarations from women who are sure they want to write a book. There are the shy side conversations from women who have a secret yearning to write but have not yet expressed it. And there are the silent ones who follow my work with an ...

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Learning to live a simple life

Something interesting has been happening lately. I have been dreaming of living a simple life. Craving it even. And I find myself moving toward it more and more each day. I also know that I’m not alone as I am hearing this more and more from friends and clients as well. Many of us are seeking this kind of quiet change. It’s not necessarily a standard practice, this searching for simple. We all live in such crazily busy times. We glorify busy. How many hours we can work. How little ...

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Feeling tired? 10 ways to recover and thrive

  Tiredness. We all feel it. Sometimes we are just tired at the end of a long day. Sometimes we haven’t slept well and struggle to get through our to do list. And sometimes, we feel that kind of world weary tiredness, right down into our bones. The tiredness that makes it hard to fall asleep, to stay asleep, to get the rest you need, to restore your spirit. Most of us have been there. As we move through the busyness of the first part of the year, and hit the change of seasons, I see ...

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Is it time to build your exit strategy?

If there were one hot topic that is coming up a lot in my coaching enquiries, women’s groups I lead and with Q&A’s after speaking gigs, it’s that of career change. To be more specific, I keep getting questions about how to build an effective exit strategy. In other words – can you please help me get the **** out of this career I hate?! And whilst it has been a consistent theme in my coaching practice over the past three years, it is definitely heightened at the ...

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She was blocking her own possibilities…..are you?

Picture this: A woman sits in front of me. She is amazing, but doesn’t fully realise it. We start talking. She has come to see me because she wants more for her career than what she is experiencing. Secretly, she actually wants more for her life. She feels stuck. Stifled. And more than a bit over it. We unpack what’s going on currently. Work. Home. Wellbeing. Life. And then, as the time passes, we go deeper. “If there were no limitations regarding time, money, commitments or ...

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What does being bold for change mean for you?

It’s still dark outside as I write this, the first glimpses of light just starting to peak through. I wanted to be up super early today, because it’s an important day. It’s International Women’s Day, a day where we celebrate the wonderful achievements of women and girls around the world. It’s also a day where we remind ourselves just how far we have left to go, to live in a world that is safe, just and equitable for everyone. And it’s a day where we focus our collective ...

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The question that will set you up for failure….every time

Last week I wrote about the truth of becoming more confident. And the reality is that it’s the small things you do every day, the baby steps, that get you there, not the giant leaps that we have in our minds. Today I want to clear up another myth for you, by debunking a question I hear all of the time. It’s a question that sets you up for failure, and can only lead to you feeling badly about yourself. The question is this: How can I be my best possible self in every moment? You see ...

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