Being your own boss – and being the best boss

As a self employed sole trader I can use that phase “I am my own boss”. We hear that one all the time right? “I’m my own boss” – and to those in employment that might sound like wonderful freedom. Which of course it is! But only if...

Finding Your First Clients

You’ve got your business idea, it’s all planned out, you know you can do it, the next step is to get your message out there and find your first clients. So you need a big shiny website, all the social media accounts and a colour coded strategy right? Not...

Finding Clarity

The idea of finding clarity can sometimes make us anxious, because we feel as though once we can see something clearly we have to “do something about it”. Or the thought of finding clarity can be relaxing because we imagine that being clear about things will change...

Finding Calm

Most of the time, if we are stressed, tense, feeling overwhelmed, it is because we have needs that are not being met. Some of these needs can be obvious, we just haven’t got the opportunity to meet them in that moment. Some of them could be needs we tend to bury,...

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

You have probably heard me say that this is my mantra for 2020. I wanted to explore it a little bit this month, as September feels like the New Year and whilst that is exciting it is also nerve-wracking, as fresh starts often are. We have made it this far – we...

Taming the Task List

We all have busy lives and our own ways of keeping on top of the To Do list. This month I thought it could be helpful if I shared with you how I manage my tasks and my day, as I’m known for my organisation. I used to joke that Microsoft Outlook was a visual...