Enough with the email marketing sequences already Michael Griffiths, the networking guru, says, “You’re forgotten in 45 days.” That’s a depressing statistic for Small Business people who need to be known and remembered in a big competitive world so that people will buy their products and services. I asked myself...Read More
In many years of coaching social entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and people escaping from the big smoke of big organisations and starting their own thing, I have met many people who are too embarrassed to ask for the basic information that is needed for their business to get up and running. Sometimes...Read More
Lightning quick tidy hacks if you work from home It’s the end of the year. The pressure is on to finish everything before Christmas. Or maybe the week before Christmas. Instead, you are tying up loose ends in the business, securing contracts for next year, attending planning days, Christmas parties,...Read More
Give a triple win gift this Christmas Socks, soaps and salt lamps; are they really what your friends and family want for Christmas? They may use a particular brand of socks or hate certain scents in soaps (I can’t deal with cloves, for instance), and a salt lamp might be...Read More
Listen to your inner wisdom In the past week, I have read six social media posts from people on a similar theme: the admission that they’ve been knocked about by not listening to their inner wisdom. These are popular people with big followings crumpling in the face of criticism, breaking...Read More
Five one-liners from my mentors that will change the way you do business Have you ever had someone walk up to you and say, “You once said ‘x’ and it changed the way I think forever?” I have. I often can’t remember saying what they remember, but I’m glad I...Read More
Take your checklist to your Management Meeting with Self before and after the conference.Read More
Conference Attendee Checklist - Making the most of every conference Remember that conference you attended recently? You booked because there were great speakers on the bill and an opportunity to network. You knew you’d meet key people from your industry, and you were interested in the topics, and attendees from...Read More
Have you considered a manifesto for your virtual tribe?Most of us belong to a few online groups for business, for growth, for social or emotional needs or for opportunities. The online group has evolved to offer a powerful sense of community and a fervent feeling of belonging and shared values for its members. When this happens, the group has become a tribe.
A Virtual Tribe can be a powerful force for goodAs the founder of the Global Walking Tribe, I am utterly convinced that a virtual tribe can be a powerful force for good. We are a virtual community of women who walk wherever we are in the world for 30 minutes a day, posting photos of our walks on the monthly theme, to a Facebook group. It didn’t start as a tribe. It started as my personal quest for health and fitness.
Imagine my surprise when I walked into the lunchroom at work in Sydney one day to hear women gossiping about their colleagues: how this one behaved, how that one dressed, how the other one wore her ‘Greek hair’, who wore hijabs and why. There was all manner of nastiness about...Read More
The solopreneur's best temporary incomes strategy When I exposed the best-kept secret of woman solopreneurs – that they often don’t draw an income – a host of wonderfully honest conversations ensued. Women wrote to me privately, they commented on threads, and they stopped me in the street to talk. Each...Read More
How a collaborative book is a perfect triple win I’ve just had the privilege of being one of 100 authors published in The Better Business Book, Volume 2. The story behind this project is a great example of Triple Win thinking in action. In fact, I was so taken by...Read More
What if the change-makers could take a break? What if the work of making this world a better place was shared? If the change-makers put their feet up for a day and the rest of the world took up metaphorical arms against everything unjust, violent, and damaging? What if conflicts...Read More
The Mentor Within was launched for the second time at Dolce Espresso in Oatley on the 5th of May 2016Read More
In January 2017 Umvoto Africa hosted the book launch of The Mentor Within. This wonderful earth sciences consultancy, founded in 1992 still run by Rowena Hay, does important work in South Africa and around the world. What struck me when I was first invited to a meeting by Tracey Saunders...Read More