Start before you’re ready they said!
So here I am and thanks for joining me on my new adventure.
This is the first blog I’ve ever written and it’s quite liberating to write my thoughts freely. I’m just going with the flow which is rather therapeutic and enjoyable.
Firstly, why am I running my own business after 30+ years as an employee? I’ve been very fortunate in my working life in that I have met some amazing people who have influenced me in many positive ways. Even luckier for me are my family, my partner and my wonderful circle of friends who have all supported and encouraged me.
Now, flashback a few months when several people on separate occasions asked me for marketing advice relating to their respective businesses – some established and some start-ups. It got me thinking that maybe, just maybe, there’s an opportunity for me to use my experience to help bring clarity and direction for people who are bamboozled by what can feel like a marketing minefield.
The feedback I got from these people about my style and approach was quite remarkable. I enjoy finding out what makes people tick and seeing their ‘a-ha’ moments when they realise how much they love their work. That’s when the true magic begins.
You’re not alone
There’s so much you need to know and to be aware of in any business and having somebody who can give clarity in an area you’re not expert in can be such a relief. We’ve all been there when your boss, a mentor or a friend makes something you’ve been having sleepless nights over seem so simple. They often have the advantage of being one step removed from the issue and not so personally involved. They can see the wood for the trees.
The right advice can even make you feel excited about what you thought was an unachievable challenge. Sometimes you just need to ask. Don’t ever think that you’re asking a silly question. Or worse still, don’t let your pride stop you from admitting you haven’t a clue about something. There’s someone out there who does know how and will be more than happy to help.
Fancy a chat?
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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton