2019 - how to reflect on and be inspired by this year ready for 2020!
And so 2019 almost draws to a close…
As we switch on our out of office replies, and switch off our laptops for a well-earned break, I’m taking some time to reflect on the year just gone, to have more clarity around my achievements, my successes, my ‘things-I-could-have-done-better’ and much,…
My 5 favourite books of 2019
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket
One of my goals for 2019 was to read more, and I’m pleased to say I’ve actually achieved it! More travelling with work this year has meant more time to catch up with reading as the…
Brand values - what they are, why they’re important and how you can identify yours
“If people believe they share values with a company, they will stay loyal to the brand.” - Howard Schultz
Behind the scenes I’m currently working on my own rebrand. Trying to balance working ON my business as well as IN my business is an ongoing process but I’m excited to…
Brand photo-shoot: Resilient You
“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” - Brené Brown
Meet Cheryl - founder and certified life coach at ‘Resilient You’. Remember that bonkers week of plus 30° heat earlier this summer? Cheryl and I were shooting that week (oh…
Three top tips for taking your own summer branding photos!
With summer holidays just around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about social media content and the photos you can take on your travels (especially if your brand has a summery style and personality). It’s time to make the most of long days, good light, all…
10 Things I’m Loving Right Now: June 2019
It’s been a while since I shared some of the things that are currently inspiring me. Whether it’s people, books, music, TED talks, it’s all here! I hope some of them inspire you too.
1. A couple of weeks ago I went to see Mary Portas in conversation as part…
Let’s talk about: COMPETITION
“But what if you’re just inspiring and priming the next generation of competitors?” she asked, after I told her about my part time lecturing position.
It’s a valid point. It’s all too easy when you’ve worked hard for success to want to sit on top of your cloud like a…
Why business and pleasure DO go together
MARKETING BOMBSHELL #1: Business and pleasure DO go together
When people feel attached to you and not just your business, that’s super powerful. People are buying from YOU – not because you’re the only person on the internet selling what it is you do, but because you’re you. So, the…
Let’s talk about: SUCCESS
Can we talk about success for a minute?
What does success mean to you? Success is a funny old word isn’t it? It’s a word that can make us feel elated, excited, motivated, or it can make us feel awkward, boastful, and sometimes even unworthy. When we’re busy dreaming big…
Are you present in your business?
“Wherever you are, you are here” – ‘You Are Here’, John Lennon
‘You Are Here’ was a love song written for Yoko Ono which appeared on John Lennon’s 1973 album, ‘Mind Games’. Its title was taken from an art exhibition he had held at the Robert Fraser Gallery in London…