personal development

Stop the glorification of busy: 4 reasons why we are all so busy

trees in a forest

We need to stop the glorification of busy. “Busy” is one of my least favourite words. It’s in the same pile as “should” and “hustle”. I try to use “full” rather than “busy”. To me busy implies a level of chaos and lack of intention. I prefer to say I’ve had a FULL week, generally. …

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Rebuilding your self-trust: how to choose which voice in your head to listen to

Julia at worthing beach

Rebuilding your self-trust is something I’m passionate about sharing with all women, and particularly those who work for themselves. A few weeks ago I had a photoshoot with the genius who is Kitty. It felt like a big step for my business, but I deeply trust that I’m ready for it⁠. I trust myself. And …

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SIMPLY THRIVING ENTREPRENEURS – An interview with Wendy de Jong

May I introduce you to Wendy de Jong. I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting a series of blogs celebrating female entrepreneurs who are simply thriving. It’s my aim to bring you a varied range of stories featuring women who are living life on their own terms and shunning the idea that life has to take …

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What is coaching?

What is coaching

What comes to mind when I ask you “What is coaching”? It’s a question I’m sure everyone would answer in a different way. From my perspective, coaching helps you learn about yourself so you can fulfil your potential while working towards goals that feel meaningful to you. Coaching can help you work out what you …

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Do you have a bad case of the “shoulds”? 3 simple tips to help you eliminate the “shoulds” from your to do list

Eliminate the shoulds from your to do list

It’s time to eliminate the shoulds. How often do you hear yourself saying something life this: I should post on social media every day, I should go for a run, I should earn £X amount of money, I should work at the weekend to catch up on the work I’m behind on, I should read …

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Defining your own success

Defining your own success - the beach is my happy place

Defining your own success requires an end to comparison. Not only that, defining your own success requires that you work out what a successful year, a successful business or a successful life (!) means to YOU. Because, newsflash, YOU get to make this decision. That’s not something you learn at school, unfortunately! Success in your …

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SIMPLY THRIVING ENTREPRENEURS – An interview with Callie Pettigrew

Simply Thriving Entrepreneurs - Callie Pettigrew

May I introduce you to Callie Pettigrew. I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting a new series of blogs celebrating female entrepreneurs who are simply thriving. It’s my aim to bring you a varied range of stories featuring women who are living life on their own terms and shunning the idea that life has to take …

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SIMPLY THRIVING ENTREPRENEURS – An interview with Sophie Livingston

Simply Thriving Entrepreneurs - Sophie Livingstone

May I introduce you to Sophie Livingston. I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting a new series of blogs celebrating female entrepreneurs who are simply thriving. It’s my aim to bring you a varied range of stories featuring women who are living life on their own terms and shunning the idea that life has to take …

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SIMPLY THRIVING ENTREPRENEURS – An interview with Ruth Poundwhite

Simply Thriving Entrepreneurs - Ruth Poundwhite

May I introduce you to Ruth Poundwhite, writer and business mentor. I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting a new series of blogs celebrating female entrepreneurs who are simply thriving. It’s my aim to bring you a varied range of stories featuring women who are living life on their own terms and shunning the idea that …

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SIMPLY THRIVING ENTREPRENEURS – An interview with Donna Ford

Donna ford simply thriving entrepreneurs photographer

May I introduce you to Donna Ford of Donna Fordography and Skirting Boards and Chandeliers. I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting a new series of blogs celebrating female entrepreneurs who are simply thriving. It’s my aim to bring you a varied range of stories. I feature women who are living life on their own terms …

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