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What’s the point of networking?

Each month at my local business mums networking event in Stafford we open up a topic of business to learn, share and sometimes hear from guest speakers too. This month we talked about our experiences of networking, what's worked well and what hasn't, and...

What to do when you want to do everything

What do you do when you want to do everything, and choosing just one thing feels like a compromise? Here are some great tips from unconventional career coach Marianne Cantwell of Free Range Humans. Enter password - escape - and Enjoy!   For more details about Marianne...

Do you hate selling?

So many of us have an aversion to selling, not because we don't want people to buy from us, but because we don't want to come across as a pushy or sleazy salesperson.

We don't want to trick or bully someone into buying from us. We want them to buy because they want what we have to offer, and we want them to be genuinely happy with the value we provide!

Which is why I love this new ebook from Amy Harrison: "How to Get Your Sales Page DONE!" A step-by-step, easy-to-use guide (with templates) to help you FINALLY get that sales page written.

I first met Amy as a speaker at Carrie Wilkerson's BOSS Conference in London and instantly warmed to her straight-talking, down to earth style. It is clear she is a talented and experienced writer and knows her stuff, but what makes her a good teacher is the way she breaks that down for the rest of us. So I was delighted to hear that she has decided to share some of her knowledge in such an accessible and affordable way, and what impressed me when she showed me the book, was the depth and detail she covers in this 100+ page, no-fluff handbook.

Let me tell you five things I love about this book:

Next time you think you’ve done nothing
Everyone knows, mums are busy. And yet we are the first to say "not much" when someone asks "what have you been doing", or "I feel like I've got nothing done today". First things first, just because you haven't identified it as a job doesn't mean you're not doing it, but it does mean you're not benefiting from the knowledge, satisfaction and boost that comes with recognizing what you're achieving. This article in the Washington Post has been round for a few years now, and it's just as relevant today as it was when it was first published. I highly recommend you read the whole article next time you feel like you've not achieved much being "just a mum." Here's an excerpt:
Procrastination: A is for Aaa don’t wanna

In one of my recent teleseminars I talked about Procrastination and Productivity and shared three main reasons why we procrastinate, one of which is down to desire - we simply don't want to do it. Lack of desire can be a good prompt to review why...

How to Create Your Perfect Career When No One Job Ticks the Boxes

(especially that box that says "energizing and fulfilling” "flexible" or "work from home" aka "I'd like to still see my children but I don’t particularly want to become a teacher or childminder")

  • Have you considered countless career options and been disappointed that no one thing seems to tick all your boxes?
  • Do you feel like you can't do what you REALLY want to do, because you have children (love them as we do)
  • Or do you have lots of ideas, and simply don't know how to choose and get started?

If you answered 'yes' to any of those statements, then you'll love my teleseminar next Thursday with Marianne Cantwell, of Free Range Humans on

How to Create Your Perfect Career When No One Job Ticks the Boxes

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