Monday 22nd December 2014


A very quick one from me today because I ran out of time last week to send you a newsletter. The truth is my Friday was overtaken by Nicola Cairncross who wanted to record three episodes of our new podcast as she wants to launch between Christmas and New Year. If you like listening, I hope you'll find Own It! entertaining. 

We've got five episodes in the can (as t'were) and lots of you are mentioned in various sections - Client Challenge of the Week and Who or What has Inspired Me This Week. I use first names only, except where I know you need or will appreciate the publicity. I think I did that on only one occasion.

If you visit the website of the podcast you will see that you can send us comments and use something called Speakpipe to leave us a question to address in future episodes. If you remember the years of Nicola and I working together in The Money Gym up to the end of 2010, you'll remember that we agree about very little! And that's precisely the point of the podcast, to be yin and yang. Early feedback is encouraging and we are having a lot of fun.

If you'd like to bring your challenge live to one of our calls in 2015, just let me know.


Now, here we are on the cusp of Christmas and I wonder what your plans are? I am taking two weeks off from my client work and intend to return refreshed on 5th January. I need to get away from these back-lit screens as they are causing me headaches from over-use.

I have an extreme self-care plan for the fortnight which includes reading, journaling in handwriting instead of online, a couple of juices a day and no gadgets in the bedroom - iPads, phones etc. A complete rest.

Of course, I shall not abandon my writing on my blog as I am within sight of my 2014 goal of 365 blogs, just a few days left which some of my clients have agreed to write for me, show-casing their own businesses.

My plan today (this may change) is to write about the 12 Days of Christmas, starting on 25th December and I intend to do this on my Facebook Page where I am up to nearly 500 Likes. Do keep an eye on there to see my 12 gifts to you in words and pictures. 


Are you frantic over the holidays? How about finding a peaceful hour to chat on Skype?

If you are contemplating working with me as your business mentor in 2015, then let's schedule a call to find out about each other and how I might help you and your business.

If you are not contemplating that but would just like to run a few ideas past me, or have a lovely relaxing chat where you get inspired or listened to or whatever you need or want, then let's book a call where you Pay What You Want by donation via PayPal.

Since my online diary is offline for the entire holiday period, all you have to do is reply to this email with two or three dates and times you are free and we can set that up in email, just between us two. Let's have a chat - about what you've learned in 2014 and what you plan for your New Year?

I am out celebrating on 25th, 28th, 29th December and 3rd January but otherwise there's plenty of time. Let's talk!

Until I write again, which I shall be doing a few times in the next couple of weeks, I wish you a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. I am sending you all good and positive vibes for a lovely relaxing and healing holiday.

I LOVE writing to you. What do you love? I can't wait to find out.



PS If you are still looking for that last minute gift for yourself or those you love, remember my Listening Vouchers. 


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