If reading was my first love, writing is absolutely my second.

Diaries, Journals, Essays…any excuse to get my thoughts on to paper. When I came into the world of blogging in 2010 I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Hundreds of blogs and 8 books later I still haven’t lost my love for getting my thoughts down for others to read.

In this blog you will find my views on the world, what I am up to in the world of business, travel, adventuring and speaking and hopefully find some useful practical advice which will help you take more inspired action.

Stop chasing followers

Like, come on people. Think about it...how many followers do you have right now? And how many of them are actually buying from you? How much of your time is spent on blogging, creating social media content, recording podcasts, appearing in other peoples groups? And...

My Black Friday Pick & Mix

One of the most annoying things about running an online business is there are so many rules. And even if these rules are not written down anywhere in a guide book (imagine), they are splattered around the internet, or are sometimes just implied...or spoken about in...

There are no shortcuts

My Great Uncle Leslie Jerman, who was a journalist and broadcaster said to me when I was 10 years old, "Julie if you want to be a writer you have to write" I'd asked him how he became a writer, while sitting next to him shortly at a family wedding, one of the few...

The business case for kindness

I used to think that kindness was for people who were just a bit soft...in fact for the longest time I didn't even realise I had a kind side...like seriously, I couldn't see that side of me. I think kind gets a bad rap. Its a bit cringey to say "yeah I'm big into...

Are you ready to lead?

If you are a small business owner trying to scale your business right now, I have something I need to break to you which you might not like. Something you might not be ready to hear, especially if you are interested in building a tribe. That phrase "tribe" it does get...

Please do not wait to grow your tribe

We all know that Chinese prover that says , The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago, the second best time is NOW Well this couldn't be more relevant for growing your business audience. I am not talking about followers, I'm not talking about people on your...

3 hard to ignore signs you need to niche…NOW

Do you ever feel like it's just too damn hard to get your stuff in front of the right people online? Are you sick of social media, do you run out of things to say, do you get triggered by people who do similar things to you having more success? These are all signs...

What is Sell it Saturday

When I first started working as a business coach, I was literally astounded at how infrequently my clients were asking for the sale. Now these were brilliant folks, doing brilliant things...but goodness me I couldn't find a link to the thing they sold for love nor...

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