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Business Boost: Three Symptoms of a Struggling Business & How to Fix Them

When you feel like you are spinning your wheels in business, you can fix it — here's how...

Many times throughout our business journey, we lose clarity in the direction of our businesses.  In this weeks post, I'm going to break down the symptoms of a struggling business - highlighting what the real problems are, and how to fix them!

Symptom #1 – Not Making Any/Enough Money

This is the most common, most frustrating symptom of them all, and one that can be crippling emotionally and mentally, so let's nip it in the bud first!

Calling money into your business comes down to three things –

  1. Resolve your ability to receive money.  (Ask, Believe, Receive)
  2. Clarify the offers that call in your dream clients and/or create irresistible products that attract returning customers.
  3. Create consistency in your business strategy.

Re-write your money story. Any negativity around receiving money does not serve you anymore, so it's time to flip it.  I've just learnt...

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[B.G.I. JANUARY 2021] Happy New Year from Shakespeare's Stratford!

Happy New Year From Stafford-Upon-Avon, England!

2020 has been a heck of a year.  Some of you will be glad to see the back of it while others are taking momentous strides into a prosperous 2021.

It’s been a mixed year for me with some great wins, some challenges and course corrections.  But through it all I’ve learnt to accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be.

Wherever you’re starting off the year, personally and professionally, know that you are amazing to have gotten this far and that 2021 will and can be what you choose to make it.

So celebrate, make those big brave bold goals, ask the universe for what you want and commit to moving forward no matter how small the step or what happens in the outside world, because today is the first day of a brand new year and YOU GET TO CHOOSE how you’re going to show up for it.

I’m really looking forward to connecting more with you throughout 2021 and helping you to build the...

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December Newsletter: Priorities, Planning, Play and More...

Welcome to the December edition of B.G.I. (Business Growth Insights)

Today is officially the start of winter here in the UK and the countdown to the holidays begins!!

I absolutely love Christmas and I already have my festive cheer on – yes the Michael Bublé Christmas album plays loud and proud on Alexa, the decorations are ready to be hung and I’ve managed to add more lights to my ever growing collection

Let’s face it after the year we have just experienced, it’s the perfect time to wind down.

Even though entrepreneurship is important, inspiring and exciting, we need to step away from it sometimes to relax, reflect and refocus. And what better time to do that than the over the Christmas break.

So if you haven’t already, block some time out in your diary to make the most of the holidays…

  • Spend time with family
  • Relax with a good book
  • Visit family and friends
  • Cook, garden or go for a walk
  • Start a regular gratitude ritual
  • Start a manifesting...
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How to start planning for 2021 and make it your best year yet!

Here we are at THAT time of year.

The time when those who have already created a plan for 2021 are sitting pretty, safe in the knowledge that they have it all mapped out.

And then there’s the rest, who don’t. Who might be a little overwhelmed by all this talk of planning, setting goals, smashing 2021 and so on – especially if 2020 hasn’t lived up to expectations.

But with the end of year approaching, there are no more excuses. It’s time to get down to business and start that all important planning for 2021.

Which is why I’m going to share with you the exact system I use to plan my year - both personally and professionally in four steps.

 

Step 1: Plan Your Personal Life First

Entrepreneurship is important, inspiring and exciting, however it’s also important to step away from it sometimes and enjoy life along the way. As the saying goes, ‘work is what you do, it’s not who you are’.

After being in business for myself for...

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November Newsletter 2020: How to get motivated, get productive & get things done

Welcome to the November 2020 B.G.I. newsletter.  I must admit, I do love these Autumn months!

It feels like something magical happens.  The air is crisper and clearer, the trees turn from pine green to an array of gold, copper, and bronze and the sense of something new and exciting happening lingers around every corner.

There is no feeling more satisfying than dusting off my boots, wrapping up in a cosy coat, hat and gloves and going on a riverbank walk into town. I love the smell of wood burner fires, the crisp air and vibrant autumnal landscape colours.  Having lived in Queensland, Australia for the past 16 years this is a novelty I have not yet tired of.

Autumn feels like a fresh start, a new beginning making way for new ideas and fresh perspectives, bolstering the drive to get motivated, get productive and get things done.

This is especially true for businesses.  Even during these uncertain times, according to Inc.com, productivity is at its peak during...

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The Three Golden Rules

There are just three golden rules to make your business the best it can possibly be.

Whatever your internal motivation for going into business is, I’d say that, at some level, all professional experts and advisors want to help others. We want to make a difference and assist those who are really motivated for change, motivated to find a solution to their current challenge, desire or frustration, and motivated to reach their aspirational end goal. The truth is that there are hundreds of thousands of people who are deeply motivated and ready for your expertise—right now. You just have to find them.

So instead of trying to sell your services and solutions to just anybody, we want to identify and work with the people who are already looking for what you offer. The people who want your particular expert advice. When you do this the process becomes a whole lot smoother.

Always remember, people don’t actually buy your expertise because they want your expertise. People...

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WHAT NEXT: The six things you must focus on now to reset, maintain + grow your business.

With so much going on around us right now, it can be hard to focus on our businesses.  It feels overwhelming, which can create second guessing and stagnation, when what we should be doing is taking action and moving forward.

But that’s sometimes easier said than done, right?  Because when we’re stuck in fight, flight or freeze mode, it’s hard to know what to focus on or what to do next.

So, I wanted to share with you the six things you must focus on now that will create that forward momentum you need in your business.

 

1. Reset

You’ve likely been forging forward these last few months, surrounded by the new normal: juggling life, work, kids – everything! Now is the perfect time to reassess and reset what your business needs and your soul craves.

Ask yourself what’s your no 1 goal for next 30 days.  What’s that one thing you would love to kick off or get done?  This will give you a purpose and enable you to make a...

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Get It Done

Six Hints to Becoming More Productive 

Are you juggling so many things that sometimes you become the busy fool going around in circles achieving very little, rather than prioritising, taking one thing at a time, and most importantly, taking the action to get it done?

Well, trust me you’re not alone… I think 99% of people reading this would have felt this way at some point in their life.  I’ve been guilty of this so many times in both my business and life, (especially when COVID hit earlier this year) but sometimes you gotta say enough and just Get into Action and Get It Done.

After all, we all get the same 24 hours in a day, but the question is; Have you made specific choices (and plans!), that allows you to make the most of every day?

Here are my top six hints to becoming more productive and achieving more…

  1. The to-do list. Now I’m not a huge fan of being a slave to the to-do list as sometimes they can have more of a negative effect on your...
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6 Questions You Should Ask Every Customer

To market your business more effectively…

Why guess when you can go straight to the horse’s mouth!?

Yep, this post is all about getting some clarity and the best way to find out what you do well and what you could improve is simply to ask those who know, like, and trust you enough to have said yes to your offering.

Constantly seeking feedback from your customers/clients is a great way to learn how to market your business more effectively. If you’ve never done this before, make it this week’s priority task, as it’s one of the best ways to discover what YOU DO that actually differentiates you from your competition.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worked with a business that had no idea what its competitive advantage was, what they did well, why people bought from them, how they found them until they heard it right from the mouths of happy customers.

So, if you wanna market your business more effectively, get really clear on what sets you...

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