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How To Deal With Copycats

How to deal with copycats

I had a question from a lady saying someone had copied her entire business, from her website to her social media posts - there were just enough differences for it not to be a direct duplication (she had used slightly different images) but to the casual observer, they may as well have been the same business.

This was no coincidence. The copycat had been a 'fan' of this lady's business for a while and clearly loved it so much that she decided she'd do exactly the same thing.

Now, I totally under…

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Why You Need A Book Of Awesome (And How To Make One)

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Have you ever had a day when you fell out of love with your business?

 When it all felt too hard? Maybe a mean customer had a dig because they were in a bad mood. Perhaps things just keep going wrong. Maybe you're just tired and grumpy and need a break.

The thing is, we ALL get those bad days. No matter how long you're in business, it never goes away, it's just a different level of bad day.

It can be really hard to snap out of a bad day; to get your enthusiasm back when you really don't feel…

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How To Squish A Mind Monkey

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Have you ever had a little voice in your head tell you 'you're not good enough', 'you're not clever enough', 'you're RUBBISH at business' or (in my case) 'you're a BAD mother'...?

If so, brace yourself – you’ve just been attacked by a mind monkey.

Mind monkeys are nasty little creatures that live in your head.

They love putting a stop to your plans. Their favourite thing is to put you off trying anything new or different or challenging - they want to keep you STUCK where you are and they will…

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4 Ways To Deal With Bad Days In Business

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You know how it is; you’re pootling along quite nicely in your business and then all of a sudden, out of the blue, BAM!

You’re stopped in your tracks and your perfectly HAPPY day becomes a BAD DAY.

More often than not, it’s something as simple as a snarky comment on your Facebook page or an email from a grumpy person or a snidey mum at the school gates.

It doesn’t take much to send your mood plummeting and send your mojo running to the hills.

The trouble is, once you’re on that slippery slop…

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Would You Turn Down £500?

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"When you turn down £500 cash (50% discount) in your hand today because they are not your super client!!!! ARGH!!! lol Off to lie down!"

I love this post!

A lady in one of my Facebook groups posted it and it started a big discussion that might not have gone the way you might expect. Instead of bemoaning the fact that she had 'lost' £500, everyone in the group was cheering her on and saying how well she had done!

And they were right!

She's a very talented photographer and puts a lot of work i…

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My Competitor Confession (It's Not Pretty)!

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Today I'm going to share something really personal and it's not pretty, so I feel a little nervous!

But I know if I felt like this then you might too, just don't judge me!!

Have you ever had a competitor drive you crazy?

You know what I mean, right? They seem to be EVERYWHERE - in the papers, all over social media, everywhere you look, they're there. It's infuriating!!

In the early days of my business there was one lady who used to frustrate the heck out of me. She was everywhere. People wer…

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