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Running your own business is one of the most rewarding things you can do, although it’s not without its struggles. It’s no wonder that most businesses fail within the first 12 months.

That’s why during my coaching programme designed for new business owners, we spend time looking at your WHY – your motivations for starting your business, because when times get tough, stressful and the task in hand feels too big, (and it will do) you will need to remember WHY you started this in the first place.
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We all have a money story. A story that we tell ourselves which has a big impact on the money that we make. Chances are you don’t even realise that you have a money story. So you fail to understand why your business isn’t making the money you intended. (Or why you aren’t earning the ideal Salary)

I had baggage around money, baggage that I didn’t even know I had. When I decided to invest in a coach (thank goodness I did) it quickly became apparent that I had a money story that was hindering the amount my business I was making and impacting how quickly my business was growing.
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Throughout my 13-year career, I have helped many people become great decision makers and eliminated their fear of making the “wrong” choice, in turn helping them to become happier, less stressed and far more productive in their life.

Constantly worrying about making the “right” choice means that people end up doing nothing, they enter a state of analysis-paralysis and life doesn’t move on. Instead, life is stressful, full of anxiety, mundane and stagnant.

So what exactly can you do to help yourself to become a better decision maker?
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Everyday people tell me how darn lucky I am “Oh, you are so lucky to work for yourself! No boss, no set hours, work from home, oh you are lucky”

Lucky? Yes, I do work from home and no I don’t have a boss. I don’t have to commute to work (unless you count walking downstairs and across the kitchen to my office a commute) I don’t have to play to corporate game, I don’t have to work with people I don’t like and I don’t sit through pointless meetings and I don’t have to pay ridiculous childcare costs.
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If I could bottle up confidence and sell it I would be dishing it out during every one of my coaching sessions because every single one of my clients, whatever their reason for hiring a coach, struggle with self-doubt.
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Are you waiting for everything to be perfect before you start living the life you were put on this earth to live? Do you have loads of plans, ideas and goals that one-day you will put into practice?
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Have you ever fallen into the spray and pray trap when applying for jobs?

For those who have never come across this expression, spray and pray is literally when you send your CV to every job advert you come across and then sit back, cross your fingers and pray.
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I spent years trying to work out the exact equation that would equal the work/life balance I was craving.

I think it’s fair to say that I never found it! Even though I tried changing jobs, companies, new teams, worked with new managers and even traded countries a few times, but I never found that work/life balance.
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