What To Do When You’re Struggling To Make A Decision

Making a decision should be easy. That choice or this one. That’s it. Yet, why does it feel so hard to make a decision sometimes?

Some people talk about the feeling of ‘analysis paralysis’ and it really can feel like that at times. The anxiety of not being able to make a decision for fear of getting it wrong.   Read more

Grass Is Greener Syndrome In Business

Is Grass Really Greener On The Other Side?

Grass Is Greener Syndrome. I made it up. Well, at least I thought I did until I consulted Google and realised I didn’t make it up at all! Apparently – it’s a ‘thing’.

Grass Is Greener, Shiny Object Syndrome – call it what you like, what we’re really talking about here is a feeling of dissatisfaction with what one currently has, and so looking outside of that to fix it.

Being aware of doing it is one thing, knowing what to do about it is another.  Read more

What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up In Your Business

The rollercoaster ride of being an entrepreneur. Some days the work feels so joyful and effortless, while other days it feels like a total uphill struggle – which is no fun at all. What about those days  (correction, weeks) where it does feel tough? Where it all feels too hard, and the excitement that you first felt about setting up on your own feels like a very long time ago indeed.

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When Fear Gets In The Way Of Your Business

Let’s face it, working for yourself and becoming your own boss can be one rollercoaster ride of a journey. The highs, the lows, and the incredible learning curves. Many entrepreneurs describe self-employment as a journey of personal development. The best therapy you can get!

One topic that comes up regularly with small business owners is fear. Fear and anxiety.  Read more

Musings On… Negative Thoughts

Imagine if we dismissed our negative or distracting thoughts like we do dreams?

Sometimes we can wake up after a bad dream can’t we, and we automatically calm ourselves down with

“Oh it’s OK, it was just a dream, it doesn’t mean anything”

Immediately, it puts our mind at rest.

So…. if that works with dreams (which really, are just thoughts but at night time), Read more

Feeling Exhausted In Your Business? You Might Be An Introvert

Before we get started, let’s put this one to rest. Being an introvert has nothing to do with social skills. Beth Buelow in her book The Introvert Entrepreneur writes “the reality is that introversion inherently has nothing to do with social skills Read more

Why Having A Niche Is Good For Your Mental Health

First of all, despite the word ‘niche’ in the title, this blog post is not about marketing, although it might please some marketing experts to know that by spreading the word that niche is a good thing, they are also promoting good emotional health too. Read more

#burnout #selfcare

How Burnout Can Strike Even When You Love What You Do

How many of us left the corporate world to go and set up in business on our own?

How many of us thought that – because we were leaving corporate to do something we really, really love, that we wouldn’t suffer from burnout?

Not true is it! Read more

Emotional Intelligence: Why Is It So Important For Entrepreneurs?

I remember the first book I read when I started studying hypnotherapy – it was Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence. Written in 1996, it still remains relevant to this day, perhaps even more so now in the way we conduct our thinking and our response to everyday events and situations in our lives. Read more

How To Get Motivated To Exercise (when you really can’t be…bothered)

Do you feel like you really should go and do some exercise, but have zero motivation to go and do it? You’ve probably heard it many times that regular exercise helps with improving your mental health and wellbeing (and of course you know that already) yet still, it feels like such a mission to get started? Maybe you’ve joined a gym in the hope of getting yourself to some classes or doing a workout, but so far your average of twice a month is costing you double figures per visit! Read more