Remembering why you started your business — The Strategy Studio
Why did you start your business? It goes without saying that no one starts a business because being self employed is the “easy option”! But the real reason you started you business you probably haven’t reflected on in a while. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, defeated or simply lacking motivation at t
Don't be too scared to share — The Strategy Studio
Don't be scared to share! Especially when we work in a highly saturated and competitive market, wanting to keep information to ourselves can feel like a way of protecting our business. But the problem with this way of thinking is that we’re usually basing this decision to post or not post based on o
Are you giving up or moving on? — The Strategy Studio
“Giving up isn’t the same as moving on.” When I read this sentence in Marie Forleo’s Everything is Figureoutable the other day, it was like someone knocked the wind out of me. Here’s why.
Now is the time for social solidarity — The Strategy Studio
I saw someone suggest we reframe “social distancing” as “social solidarity” and I couldn’t agree more. This isn’t about fear. This is about protecting one another. So, taking this thought one step further, it got me thinking how we could help protect and support one another in BUSINESS as well as in
Are you wasting 45 days a year? — The Strategy Studio
“I wish I had time to….. How many times have you uttered this sentence? I’m not about to tell you anything you don’t already know, but my hope is it gives you the shock you need to FIND the time to do whatever it is that’s on your “If only I had time...” list.
Difference between beliefs and facts — The Strategy Studio
I want to talk about an issue I’m seeing creep up more and more when I meet with clients. It usually goes something like this…“There’s no way I could get a client to spend more than X on my services.” “My followers aren’t interested in X so that feels like a waste of my time.” “I’m never going to be
Your very own superpower! — The Strategy Studio
Have you ever fallen in love with a new colour and then suddenly started seeing it everywhere? Or learnt a new word and then kept hearing it frequently? It’s not that these occurrences have become any more frequent… It’s just your superpower RAS at work. Let me explain.
I don't believe in "fake it 'till you make it" — The Strategy Studio
In the pursuit of social media engagement and follower growth it can be tempting to “play to the crowd” and do what you *think* will get people’s attention, even if it feels a stretch from who you really are in person. I have one word of advice: Don’t Do It. (Okay, three words.) Never change who you
It's never too early to ask for help — The Strategy Studio
How far along with my business idea do I need to be before I ask for help?” EXCELLENT question. And the short answer is: the sooner you ask for help the more efficient you’ll be in testing your idea and deciding whether or not you should pursue it further. Here’s a great example.
It's not enough to be authentic — The Strategy Studio
Are you tired of hearing the word authentic? #liveauthentic I love what it stands for, but the word itself makes me cringe. Anyone else? So I’ve got a new word for you instead. RELEVANT.
Instagram algorithm got you down? — The Strategy Studio
Hands up if you’ve said / heard / read this statement? “What’s up with the Instagram algorithm lately? It’s killing me!” Firstly, if you have thought this, you’re not alone. But more importantly… what if I told you the algorithm didn’t matter?
Do you always tell the truth in business? — The Strategy Studio
How many times as a business owner have you been afraid to “tell the truth”? You’ve bitten your tongues, or said a censored version of what you were really thinking, or downplayed a situation that involved a tonne of work, or deflected, or answered an email or text at 9pm even though it was outside
Why vulnerability wins, always. — The Strategy Studio
I've always known being vulnerable is not something I do well. The feeling of being exposed—like my weaknesses are on show—or committing to something when I can’t control the outcome, are among my greatest fears. In becoming an entrepreneur I’ve surrendered my control and constantly risk failure. I’
Comparison is the thief of joy — The Strategy Studio
One of the most common fears I have shared with me during strategy sessions with clients is the worry that their business idea isn't unique enough. They're paralysed by the thought that "everything has already been done". If you feel this way too, I encourage you to answer this question: I
Why the "unfollows" don't really matter — The Strategy Studio
“The more effort I put into posting on Instagram, the more followers I lose!” Sound familiar? I had a client share this sentiment with me recently and it was followed by questioning whether they should just “give up” on Instagram and divert their efforts elsewhere, which is a vali
Why I changed my mind about "Balance" — The Strategy Studio
I want to talk about #balance. I really loathed this word for the longest time, and probably even more so since having my daughter in 2017. All of my exposure to this word seemed to be either unrealistic or glorifying the #hustle and made me feel inadequate as both a Mum and a business owner. But th