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Business Without Plan B

I once attended a lecture given by a young woman from the Australian Olympic Netball Team.  This energetic athlete discussed her training program and the importance of keeping her goals front and centre.  She asked the group, “Who has a ‘Plan B’ for their business?” ...

3 Ways to Use Positive Risk in Your Business

Have you discovered how to use positive risk in your business yet? Positive risks are also known as opportunities.   Opportunities can strengthen and grow a business even through very difficult times, but just because they appear as a good opportunity does not mean...

Business That’s More For Love Than Money

As the knife-edge of business closure creeps ever closer for many businesses, the light at the end of the tunnel can feel very dim and distant.   The reality of the effects of the pandemic and the consequent shutdowns are affecting the very way that business operates...

Finding Your Centre in the Storm

 How quickly life can change - in the blink of an eye   It’s been a rough few weeks living in the brave new world of business that has resulted from Covid-19. My business might looks the same on the outside, but on the inside it feels quite different.  It’s like...

Let’s Talk About Fear: Helping Women in Business Survive in Uncertain Times

“Be part of the solution, not the problem.” This is the advice I gave myself on Sunday night as I wept over the unfolding crisis that is the global response to Coronavirus.  Like many small business owners, I have been heavily impacted with work cancelled and no...

Feeling Stuck When Business Slows

There aren’t many things as likely to make me feel alone and stuck in one place, as a New Year. January is a slow month in my business.  As a consultant, project manager and trainer, January is a time when organisations are not organised, staff are slipping slowly...
Business Without Plan B

Business Without Plan B

I once attended a lecture given by a young woman from the Australian Olympic Netball Team.  This energetic athlete discussed her training program and the importance of keeping her goals front and centre.  She asked the group, “Who has a ‘Plan B’ for their business?” ...

Practice 5: Using a 3-Second Memory

Practice 5: Using a 3-Second Memory

Some years ago there was an advertisement where a goldfish swam merrily around his bowl, seeing a cereal packet for the 'first time' every 3 seconds.  The myth that goldfish have a memory of only 3 seconds has since been debunked, but the ad played on the idea that...

Finding Your Centre in the Storm

Finding Your Centre in the Storm

 How quickly life can change - in the blink of an eye   It’s been a rough few weeks living in the brave new world of business that has resulted from Covid-19. My business might looks the same on the outside, but on the inside it feels quite different.  It’s like...

Practice 4: Find Your Centre

Practice 4: Find Your Centre

When life is in turmoil, most of us feel out of control.    We search for the gap or a break in the crisis long enough to get a breath and settle down our emotions.  But often, when everything is upside-down, finding your centre in times of crisis is very difficult. ...

Practice 3: Take a Break

Practice 3: Take a Break

In the uncertain times that we are currently experiencing with the Covid-19 situation, I find myself trying anything that might settle down my fearful thinking.  I hear the story going in my head about unemployment and the economy and this is not what I had planned...

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