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

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

Dealing With Disappointment

Disappointment. We’ve all felt it at some point: the job you didn’t get, the relationship that didn’t work out, the missed appointment, the house sale that fell through. Big ones and little ones, disappointment is part of human life, but it most certainly doesn’t feel like that at the time! Read more

Why Jumping To Conclusions Is Bad For Your Mental Health (and how to stop doing it)

How many times have you sent an important email or text to someone, expecting a quick reply and when it doesn’t come, think to yourself: why haven’t they replied? Have I said the wrong thing? Are they ignoring me? What’s going on! I’m obviously not that important to them!

And of course, because we start thinking like that, we might feel some anxiety coming on, or even get cross or irritable when we think about that person.  Before we know it, we’ve had an entire conversation with them in our head. Read more

Procrastination

What To Do When Everything Feels Really Hard

Do you ever feel like everything is just too hard?

Even the most everyday tasks feel like too much to deal with? There’s no food in the house but the idea of walking around that supermarket (kids or no kids) feels exhausting. You haven’t exercised for weeks but the thought of going for a run in this weather feels impossible. The inbox of emails is piling up, but it feels too overwhelming to deal with them.  Read more

The REAL reason you wake up feeling exhausted.

Do you wake up in the morning feeling exhausted, even though you went to bed at a reasonable time?  Then you find yourself mentally calculating how many hours you’ve had, telling yourself tonight will be an earlier night.

Waking up feeling tired before the day’s even started has to be one of the most frustrating things.  Motivation isn’t there to get things done, the urge for sugar and carbs is high, and you feel like you’re in go-slow mode. Read more