Motivation


Blogging Or Vlogging: Which One Is Right For You?

It’s all about videos this week! Especially, vlogging. A great guest blog on 5 Essential Tips to Become a Professional Vlogger and today, some contributed content. Do you suffer from ‘screen fright’? This is also very timely for me as I’ve been setting up mini film and recording studies in […]

Blogging or Vlogging

How a facelift has changed my business

Is Your Business Due for a Facelift?

When should you consider a facelift for your business? Our businesses naturally evolve, and we grow as individuals in skill, knowledge and experience. But are we demonstrating that to everyone else? At some point, you must concede that the messages you send are inconsistent with what you’re really doing. Perhaps […]


How Facebook Can Drive Traffic To Your Blog

Social media was once a quiet backwater where teenagers exchanged messages about how much they loved each other. But today, it’s much more than that. It’s a global industry worth billions of dollars that has made a few people, like Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook) very rich […]

Drive Traffic with Facebook

The Idiots Guide to Coming Up With Blog Titles

Coming up with a catchy blog title that makes people want to click through and read can be tricky… Here are some quick tips, this post will take less than 5 minutes to read (Image Credit) Boost Your Blog Views These days, just writing killer content isn’t enough to help […]


3 Quick Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

When I was writing the Sheridan And Blake books, I often found myself stumbling over writer’s block. Even the most imaginative, creative people can suffer with writer’s block from time to time. If you’re staring at blank pages or you just can’t seem to find inspiration for your next blog […]

Beating writer's block

Blog exposure on a budget

Blog Exposure on a Budget – A Contributed Post

My two favourite marketing activities for exposure are networking and blogging – talking or writing – I just love sharing and communicating stories. In the digital space, your website can be your greatest asset or your greatest liability. Having a blog on your website gives prospective customers an excuse to […]


So Much To Do, So Little Time: Getting Organised

When you work for yourself, one of the toughest challenges is staying organised. There’s no boss breathing down your neck, giving you ‘that look’ and no job description setting out your responsibilities. You must be disciplined to get things done. In my attempts to be organised, I regularly visit Paperchase […]

so much to do so little time elf in business

The Power of Story – A TED Talk Review

Stories have enormous power to change our perceptions. A single story, repeated again and again, can quickly become an ‘Alternative Fact’. When all you hear about a person, a business, a brand, a place, a people, a race, is negative and you continue to hear it repeated across the spectrum […]


Busy Badge of Honour – The Scourge of Busy

Do you wear your busy-ness like a badge of honour? Many years ago, in another life, I was an HR Administrator for a busy manufacturing firm in south Somerset. The factory staff worked shifts but the office staff worked regular office hours. Rather than 9-5, we worked longer hours Monday […]


Business for Authors – A Book Review

Most entrepreneurs I know have shelves and shelves of business, self-help and motivational books. Speak to any of us for long enough and we’ll share with you the books we recommend; books to inspire, books to motivate and we’ll even go as far as to tell you about books that […]