Going first

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Sometimes it is up to you to go first.

There might not be an example you can follow. Your idea might be just that—YOUR idea. So you have to do it.

Often when you work out what your Thing is you look around for examples of other people doing it so you can see how it’s done, or see how you want to do it differently, to make sure you stand out.

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I love it when a plan comes together!

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You absolutely need a plan in business, and while I am not a big fan of the v-e-r-y long (and let’s be honest sometimes quite dull) ‘business plans’ that your bank manager might want to see, you absolutely DO need a plan.

Not having a plan is like navigating in the dark with no idea of where you’re headed. Things work out so much better when you have a plan.

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A small step in ANY direction is better than standing still

Ever been in ‘analysis paralysis’? Where you seem to have so many choices you don’t know which to pick (so you choose none)? Ever just had a head FULL of ideas, or options, or advice, that you end up panicking and doing nothing? I know I’ve been there…

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About your about

I’ve carried out some not-very-scientific research of About descriptions from websites and other places, and I conclude that we definitely want to hear about your Thing, but we also want to know about you

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Who are you here for?

We all have our own style and attitude and approach, and I am sure you aren’t the right person for every single business or consumer who needs your Thing. You might be too loud (or too quiet), too complicated or too simple. You might be too casual or too strict, too friendly or too standoffish. What if you’re the chalk and they want the cheese? The black and they are looking for white?

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Working smarter. Being focused. Find the trigger.

Multitasking is overrated–and yes, I know as a woman I shouldn’t be admitting this! but it’s true. There are some things that go together well: I like to work with music on sometimes and I definitely like to run with my tunes blaring in my ears.

But I still have to remind myself that multitasking with my work time is never going to create the best results.

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