Courage. Confidence. Conquer.

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“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear do not sit and think about it, go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie

If you have been wondering where your monthly newsletter has been well let me take you on a journey. Last year due to illness it showed me that as a one-man band I couldn’t always be out on the road. When you are self employed if you don’t work you don’t get paid, so I needed to take the pressure off myself where travelling was concerned. The only way to heal is to rest, and hotel food and four hour travel times weren’t good for my health. An opportunity kept presenting itself through other entrepreneurs I had worked with in the past. If you have heard my keynote you will have heard me mention I was Managing Director of an Events Agency called ‘The Ansa’ many years ago. It was a thriving business but at the time the partnership and my heart weren’t the right fit for the business. I talk a lot about values and my values didn’t match the values of ‘The Ansa’. Family, freedom and creativity are three of my highest values and the fit didn’t match the values of the business. So I walked away with no regrets, finally free.

 

Last year I chose to say yes, yes to an opportunity to build an events support agency once again. Since 2nd November 2016 I have not looked back. Every month we have had campaign after campaign out on the road. Our clients consist of Asda, Google, Toyota and The World Rally to name a few. Our values: – great rates of pay, freedom for staff and to work as a family are all blending together. Through this I can finally cut down my travel time, see more coaching clients and not be worried about paying the bills.

Like any business I have had to put the hours in, building client relationships every step of the way.
So, what have I learnt? I nearly didn’t invest my energy into this business because of the experiences I had had 10 years ago. I had to remind myself the successful take risks and if you want to carry on making a difference to your life and others you have to put yourself out there. I doubted myself that when last minute contracts came in we wouldn’t be able to fulfil our commitments. I doubted myself that I wouldn’t be able to keep my coaching practice, still act and deliver keynotes. I could and I did. Don’t micro manage and delegate are great learning’s (The Truth Sometimes Hurts).

Don’t compare yourself to anyone else who is in your line of business. The more you try the more you have to talk about, look at Richard Branson – he’s not doing too bad! I never used to take risks when I first started out as an actress. I was scared to let anything get in the way to miss an audition. The amount of opportunities I let pass me by I can count on two hands. Its great to be focussed on one adventure but remember not one size fits all. As long as you are committed and can spread your time effectively you will get there in the end. Remember, there are only winners and learners.

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who was actually in the arena. Whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood. Who strives valiantly, who errs, who comes short again and again because there is no effort without errors and shortcomings but who does actually strive to do the deeds, who knows great enthusiasm, the great devotions , who spends himself in a worthy cause , who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. “ Theodore Roosevelt.

Remember, nothing is guaranteed, nothing is certain; life and work are forever changing for us all . So at least surprise yourself by going through life with the motto of ‘No Regrets’.
Until next time, thank you for reading and please get in touch if you have any questions about coaching, a conversation always costs nothing. Until next time my friends.

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