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Start before you’re ready?

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[Video] Two scary things about self-employment

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Being seen + asking for money

LittleMissWobble_MoneyMonster - fear of asking for money

Make you wobble?

It’s ok! There’s nothing wrong with you, I promise you.

Hiding behind the computer and playing small, and being afraid to ask for the money come up frequently in sessions with clients – and occasionally in myself when I hit the edge of my comfort zone yet again and it’s time to take another step up in my business 🙂  (more…)

I was so overwhelmed

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Little Miss Wobble - OverwhelmedAnd then …

Today I want to share with you an OMG ‘lightbulb moment’ I had in a tapping session for me (yes, I too tap with a professional!). I was feeling totally overwhelmed, trying to juggle the multiple balls I’d thrown up in the air for my business, afraid I was going to drop them all and desperate to find some relief.

Can you relate?

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Homeworking – are you serious? No, really?

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This week’s post was inspired by a newsletter on homeworking from Siobhan Costello of Great Business Results. Siobhan was dismayed (not to say incensed) to hear someone say “I’m a serious business owner, not one of those that works from my kitchen table”.  Ouch!

Taking the mindset of paid- into self-employment, it’s easy to get stuck in the old way of looking at things. A bit like a caged bird tweeting away on its swing, when the cage door is actually open. Perhaps too afraid to venture beyond the safety of the cage?

So I made a quick video of my favourite ‘whacky workplace’ – and I thank my lucky stars every day that I have the freedom to choose where to sit down and work!

Now it’s your turn

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This is what she’s like

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Jac McNeil's Solopreneur Sojourn - my ideal clientI love taking time away from the hurly burly occasionally to have space to reflect on where I am right now in my business and where I want to take it in the future. Jac MacNeil’s Solopreneur Sojourn, a digital retreat for your business, is a great resource for doing this.

Jac’s exercises and guided visualisations and Lisa Mcloughlin’s beautiful illustrations take you to the core of what you’re about, what IS your passion or purpose, how are you already expressing that in the world, and what’s your biggest business vision for the future.  (more…)