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FIVE LESSONS FROM THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF

FIVE LESSONS FROM THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF

*SPOILER ALERT* This week a 20 year old accountancy student became the youngest ever winner of the Great British Bake Off. I thought that this young man, was a gifted baker but unlikely to win…

FIVE LESSONS ABOUT INTENTIONS

FIVE LESSONS ABOUT INTENTIONS

FIVE LESSONS ABOUT ACHIEVING YOUR INTENTIONS Over the past two weeks, since lockdown 2.0 began in the UK, I’ve been doing daily Lockdown Reset Lives in the Actually Facebook Group with the purpose of…

SNIPPETS OF INSPIRATION

SNIPPETS OF INSPIRATION

LET’S TALK ABOUT MONEY I love money. Let me say that again in case there is someone at the back that didn’t hear me.
I LOVE MONEY. Did you just cringe? Yes? Interesting.
Let’s explore that shall we?

TOP TIPS FOR CHANGEMAKERS #19

TOP TIPS FOR CHANGEMAKERS #19

COPING WITH CHANGE As a community of people who want to grow purpose-led businesses that make money and make a difference. So how do we cope with the kind of change we are experiencing now?

TOP TIPS FOR CHANGEMAKERS #18

TOP TIPS FOR CHANGEMAKERS #18

GRATITUDE Those of you that know me or have been following Actually for a while will know that I believe in the possibility of change and that we – as business owners, entrepreneurs, coaches and consultants, can make a difference and create the change that our world needs…

SNIPPETS OF INSPIRATION

SNIPPETS OF INSPIRATION

TAKE ACTION I haven’t always had the greatest relationship with my Mum. That’s an understatement. I won’t rehash the details. We don’t have that long and besides, it isn’t just my story to tell. Suffice to say that years would go by when we didn’t speak…

SNIPPETS OF INSPIRATION

SNIPPETS OF INSPIRATION

WHAT IF? LIVE YOUR LIFE WITHOUT REGRETS Twenty years ago, I got married. But it’s not the thing about this story that will most surprise you. Or even shock you. That comes later. Twenty years ago I stood in a town hall in Tunis and married a man I had known for less than a year…

SNIPPETS OF INSPIRATION

SNIPPETS OF INSPIRATION

CHOOSE JOY I’ve been talking a lot about joy recently. Why? Well mainly because when I talk to my clients at the moment what I’m hearing is the absence of joy. Life is a slog. Filled with hard work. I’m so busy. I’m so exhausted. I am barely holding it together. I can’t spend another moment in this house…

TOP TIPS FOR CHANGEMAKERS #12

TOP TIPS FOR CHANGEMAKERS #12

THE MINDSET EDITION At Actually we believe that there are three things that you need to grow your business and your impact as a purpose-led entrepreneur: the right communications, the right mindset and the right support. In this blog, we explore the five most common…

TOP TIPS FOR CHANGEMAKERS #8

TOP TIPS FOR CHANGEMAKERS #8

TACKLING THE INNER CRITIC I remember when I first heard the term ‘inner critic’. The first thing I thought was ‘Oh my god…so it isn’t just me?’ I believe that to create an impact you need three things: the right mindset, the right communications skills…

TOP TIPS FOR CHANGEMAKERS #5

TOP TIPS FOR CHANGEMAKERS #5

FIND YOUR SPARK You need inspiration to create. And you need inspiration in order to inspire others. But when your mind has gone blank; when you’re tired; when you’re stressed; when you feel as though you might never be able to come up with an original…

TOP TIPS FOR CHANGEMAKERS #4

TOP TIPS FOR CHANGEMAKERS #4

SELF-CARE FOR VISIONARIES Let’s not get hung up on words here. Maybe you don’t consider yourself a visionary. Maybe you feel like a fraud reading this blog because you don’t think of yourself as a changemaker. Here’s the thing, the same rules about self-care apply…

SNIPPETS OF INSPIRATION

SNIPPETS OF INSPIRATION

The Power of ‘No’*   If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may remember I wrote a blog in June entitled ‘Five Lessons from Burning Out’. In it I shared what I had learnt from burning out in the hope that you might learn from my mistakes and avoid a...

SNIPPETS OF INSPIRATION

SNIPPETS OF INSPIRATION

Tomorrow is the first day of August. From next year it is my plan to take February and August off completely. I'm calling them my 'Care and Curiosity' months - when I will replenish my energy, take care of myself, see friends and family and explore things that...

FIVE LESSONS ABOUT FEAR

FIVE LESSONS ABOUT FEAR

Recently I shared on my social media channels that I was having a ‘wobble’. That I was feeling THE FEAR. If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ll know the kind of fear I was talking about: the kind of fear that makes you doubt yourself; that shakes your self-confidence and...

FIVE LESSONS FROM BURNING OUT

FIVE LESSONS FROM BURNING OUT

In the UK, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 526,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17 and 12.5m working days were lost as a result over that period. Research in the US suggests that burnout costs…

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