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And the winner is… me!

And the winner is… me!

I have won an award. Two in fact, in two weeks. "For what?" I hear you cry. Not not for clumsiest sod of t'north. Not for best bunmum ever (though obvs that should be it). These are real legit, bonafide awards. Both were a total surprise, and hugely appreciated. And...

Stay digital: why you shouldn’t rush back to face-to-face training

Stay digital: why you shouldn’t rush back to face-to-face training

With a downturn in the dreaded COVID rates, and seeming (and very brief) relaxing of rules, the itchy feet started. Some businesses seemed to want to dump the online presence they have been building in 2020 and race back to face-to-face sessions. But that is a bad...

5 things I learnt in creating my own course

5 things I learnt in creating my own course

Despite doing it every day for other people, creating my own course was a huge learning curve and a source of significant pressure. Here I condense some of my key learnings from going through this process and pointers for you so you can avoid some of the issues I...

2 years on: Celebrating my business birthday

2 years on: Celebrating my business birthday

Today has been a huge day for me, with many firsts (release of my first course, and my first newsletter sent out for a start - sign up here), but by far the biggest celebration for me is my baby turning two. And yes, I mean my business baby. Not the bunnies. And I...

Stand and deliver (what you promised)!

Stand and deliver (what you promised)!

So last night I attended a Masterclass. I took time off my accountability writing group and my downtime to do so. I was really looking forward to it. And I was let down. Why? Because the fact that it was called a 'masterclass' meant I expected to learn something. The...

The challenges of writing and selling a course

The challenges of writing and selling a course

Writing a course is challenging. Writing a course about writing a course has turned out to be even more challenging. I have rollercoastered from feeling so confident in my offering, to doubting every word I have written. Every topic I have included. I have hidden away...

Coming to a website near you soon…yesterday…maybe tomorrow

Coming to a website near you soon…yesterday…maybe tomorrow

I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front since completing the first year of my #write52 journey. Though I intended to carry on without a break, there has been a lot of development going on behind the scenes and as usual I got giddy setting lots of other things...

From visibility to overwhelm and back again

From visibility to overwhelm and back again

A few weeks ago I wrote about visibility and how it leads to great things. And then I went AWOL. For weeks. Ooh, the irony. What a hippo-crito. 🦛   Anyhoo… In my bouncy excitement, work was flooding in and I took on too much. I was invincible. And others were...

Drum roll please… (or preferably Prosecco corks popping)

Drum roll please… (or preferably Prosecco corks popping)

🌟🥳 HAPPY 1ST #WRITE52 BIRTHDAY TO ME 🌟🥳   A year ago I was travelling around the Nordic fjords in snow…in June… (ahh bliss, remember the days when we could travel?)... when I stumbled upon a tweet by Ed Callow which mentioned he was trying to give himself some...

Being visible, breaking down barriers and building a tribe.

Being visible, breaking down barriers and building a tribe.

If there is one positive thing I can say for 2020 so far it is that being visible has worked. Not just for getting business in, but for increasing mentality towards my business, myself, and opportunities. Plus, as a result of my efforts at visibility, I have seen a...

Tools and resources I now can’t work without

Tools and resources I now can’t work without

There are so many valuable resources, sources of information and golden brain nuggets out there, and as freelancers we love to share tips. So this week's post is about 7 bloody marvellous resources that help me function, give my brain a good old poke when needed, or...

What is Rapid Learning?

What is Rapid Learning?

With the effect of the current global pandemic, many businesses are quickly having to adapt to take many aspects of their business online, training and learning being one of them. In order to do so, there is one aspect of eLearning methodology that is particularly...

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