Saying NO with style and grace

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to say “no”? “No, I’m fully booked until February.” “No, I only work with people who wear wigs.”  “No, I’m taking the next two weeks off.” For whatever reason, wouldn’t it be great to have the choice? To feel like you don’t have to say “yes” to every [...]

DING DONG! This is how you do it

It was like the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. There was a choir of angels, sparkles in my atmosphere, and a tingling on my snoot. Last night, I’d been in the guts of misery.  This morning, I was surfing the wave of “DING DONG! This is how you do it.” Because last night, with How [...]

What’s the worst that could happen?

I could have pulled out. I could have decided I couldn’t justify “another holiday”, like last year’s.  I could have convinced myself I’d do it anyway if I stayed at home. But I didn’t, because I know myself better than that. I’m going all-in – anything else is half-arsed and half-arsed means I’ll fail. In [...]

But how long does the laundry take to dry?

Being a Brit, I’m mildly obsessed with the weather. So I spend a fair amount of time on MetCheck, a weather-nerd website run by humorous meteorologists. And I noticed something this morning that made me snort tea out of my nose… Then it had me scrabbling for a pen so I could write notes for [...]

Live-ish from the Whale’s Vagina, tune in and listen to five supercool business owners who travelled all the way to California to change the course of their history. I had a bunch of amazing business owners in one place, so it was the perfect opportunity to talk to them about what they were doing in [...]

This week’s Flamingo Friday is brought to you by jet lag, British tea (hurrah), and an enduring love affair with books. It’s all about how to grow your business. Want to know the quickest, easiest, and most fun way to stand out from the crowd and position yourself as the expert in your industry? Then watch this [...]

I am looking at giant cacti y’all

Sitting under the hot blue dome of the California desert sky, I’m a bit stunned. I AM LOOKING AT GIANT CACTI AND MAHOOSIVE SHAGGY PALM TREES. (who knew palm trees grew this big?? Not me) Today, Joe and I are taking a packed lunch, a LOT of water, and our stunned selves on a hike [...]

Four new authors in one weekend?

Sometimes the hashtag #blessed is justified. This past weekend, I almost used it.  Standing on the beach with Joe, Misty, Berto, and our five Bread Head clients, eating burritos, and watching the sun go down, I felt all funny. Here I was, in bloody San Diego California, drinking in one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen, [...]

Dare to bare [new podcast]

Buzzword alert! Storytelling.  I have rolled my eyes so much hearing all the flatulent nonsense blathered about storytelling as if a new generation of internet marketers have suddenly discovered it. Storytelling is not new. It’s as old as humanity, and ever since one human tried to sell a thing to another human, storytelling has featured heavily [...]

What horrors lurk deep in your website? On your brochures and adverts? In your emails? Are they sucking the life out of your messages? Staking any profitable customer love affairs before they get going? Slashing your chances of a sale? Find out in this special Hallowe’en video I made a couple of years ago. I’m resurrecting it for you [...]

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