One of the great things about being a business owner that you answer to yourself rather than being constrained by a corporate structure and line managers. However, the flip side is that there are often blurred lines between work and home. Here are 10 tips to help you maintain a healthy work life balance.Read More
Do you know your deserts from your desserts? What on earth can the phrase "‘rhythm helps your two hips move’ do to help with your spelling? Check these hot tips to help you write the right words.Read More
Where do you start when looking for a Virtual Assistant? How do you even find such a freelancer and what can you do to feel more comfortable about this person (who you may never meet) being let loose on your business? Check my 5 tips for hiring a Virtual Assistant.Read More
Working out what a copywriter does can be pretty confusing. First of all there's the misunderstanding between copywriting and copyrighting. The former is creating the words to help your marketing (both online and offline) whereas the latter is the act of protecting your intellectual property by legal means.Read More
Having spent years teaching myself to navigate my way around WordPress, I recently delved into the world of Squarespace. Bearing in mind that this site, my outdoor blog and another site which I help to manage are all built on the WordPress platform, you may wonder what on earth prompted the switch.Read More
Take a business networking meeting with accountants, personal trainers, business service providers, training providers, web developers and magazine editors and your first thought would not be outdoor adventures.
Think again!Read More
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.”
I love this quote.
I’m not sure whether it’s a John Ellison original or not, but it’s one which John, the founder of the charity Climbers Against Cancer, had on his website and it always hits home whenever I read it.Read More
In early 2014, I woke up to a truth which had been staring me in the face for a long time.
Something fundamental needed to change in my life.
Ever seen 'The Matrix'?Read More
I recently did a course which directed me towards a personality profiling tool and was surprised to find that I had a 'Creator' personality.
When someone at work once called me creative, I dismissed the idea thinking that they must have been a little crazy, or perhaps wanted to manipulate me to get involved in something.Read More
I'm regularly asked the following question at work: “how do I tell people about my product/service so that I can get selling and make some money?”
On the surface, it seems a pretty sensible question.Read More
A friend eloquently says that "climbing is a great leveller" meaning that you mix with people from a multitude of backgrounds and abilities, but your common interest bonds you. You also need to have a strong trust and reliance on each other - you are literally putting your life in somebody else's hands.Read More
This weekend, I flew above the cloud line, jumped out of a plane at 11,000 feet, did free fall of around 6,000 feet and then glided gracefully back down to earth....obviously attached to a very competent skydiving instructor!Read More
The kitchen is getting ripped out!
After talking about it for 9 years, we finally put a deposit down for a brand spanking new kitchen....cue big smiles all round!
First though is the mess.Read More