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Patience Is A Virtue, So Why Is It So Bloomin Hard!

. Patience is a virtue right? It is. But it can also be so damn hard to practice! Patience is something we tend to need in droves when we’re making any big changes or starting or running a business…but it can be one of the hardest things that we do. Go figure!   Now please! […]

Where are you learning…but not doing?

Where are you learning but not DOING?   Where are you stuck in learning mode, paralysed in inaction by the ‘I don’t know enough yet’ gremlin?   If you know that’s you, don’t panic.   I can identify with this one BIG time, as a constant collector of qualifications who’s obsessed with learning more and […]

Find YOUR Way To Run Your Business!

Find YOUR way to run your own business.     Are you running and marketing your business based on the ‘exact 10 steps’ someone else used?     Or using techniques with an energy of ‘this doesn’t feel right’ but doing it anyway because it’s worked for other people?     How’s it working out […]

Why taking responsibility is so important in business and in life

  Why taking responsibility is so important in business and in life   Most of us know that taking responsibility is important in life, but are you actually doing it?   Taking responsibility for your part to play in what happens and in your own outcomes.   Let me be clear, responsibility is NOT about […]

34 Things people don’t tell you about starting a business

 There are a TONNE of things people don’t tell you about starting a business.   You see the #filter most of the time on social media from other entrepreneurs and they make it look ohhh so easy. Then you get started, all of a sudden you realise it wasn’t QUITE as easy as they […]

Why The Little Things Are The Big Things

  Do you forget about stopping to notice the awesome little things in your life? The things that really make life enjoyable?   Let’s be honest the little things ARE the big things. They’re what makes the difference between enjoying life and not enjoying it and there’s so much we can miss if we don’t […]

Why Boundaries Are So Important In Your Business

Do you put boundaries in place in your business and in your life? Are people clear about what’s acceptable and what’s not? This could be with employees or contractors that you work with.   It could be with your kids.   It could be with your spouse.   It could be with your friends or […]

When To Leave Your Job And Go Full Time In Your Business

I get asked a LOT about when the best time to leave a job is to go full time in your business. If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know I did this before and jumped straight into scarcity mode and panic and it, along with all the other mindset gremlins my brain […]

How To Think Like A Successful Business Owner

Are you thinking like a successful business owner? Do you think like a successful business owner? Think about that for a second. Do you THINK, therefore, FEEL, take the ACTION of and get the RESULTS of a successful business owner? For me this is one of THE biggest pieces of the puzzle. 20% strategy, 80% […]

How To Deal With Needing A Sick Day When You’re Running A Business

How to deal with needing a sick day when you’re running a business How do you deal with REALLY needing a sick day when you’re running your business. Too many of us do the hustle, hustle, hustle and feel like we can’t take any time off and that does nothing good for our health…especially when […]

Is The Fear Of Success Holding You Back?

Is The Fear Of Success Holding You Back? Do you fear your own success? You’re probably thinking, ‘WHAT? No, of course not, it’s everything i’m working towards why on earth would I fear getting everything I want, you crazy?’ Right? Well, you might be surprised to know that this is one of THE most common […]

Stop Listening To Everyone

Stop listening to everyone, because you’re hearing no one. The online business space is LOUD and the noise can be deafening at times, especially if you’re listening to multiple people, multiple voices and multiple, often conflicting advice and points of view. Listening to and following everyone causes you to have too many things and too […]

Why perspective is the key to success

Why perspective is the key to success So much in life and in your business is all down to perspective. It really is a key skill that if you learn it, can propel you to success in business AND in life.   Dictionary Definition Please! According to the Oxford Dictionary Perspective is ‘A particular attitude […]

The Power of language and Watching what you say!

The Power of language and Watching what you say! Language is SO freaking powerful and we completely underestimate how it can shape our world and we can really take its power for granted. In this post I’m going to be merely scratching the surface of what’s possible for you when you can learn to master […]

Story Time…my story and how it relates to you

Recently when I put a post out in my Instagram stories (If you’re not following me already head over to @franexcellcoach pronto!) asking what people wanted to hear from me and my story was a clear winner.   And one I’d shied away from for a while. I share tidbits of who I was before […]

When Life Happens and You’ve Got to show up!

We’ve all been there. We’ve got a TONNE to do and then….life happens. A spanner in the works, the proverbial hitting the fan if you will. We can slip right back into the negative thought patterns we’ve been trying to break and it affects every other area of our lives. This is something that has […]

Don’t Fear The Haters

Don’t Fear The Haters Do you not put certain things out because of fear of what ‘haters’ or ‘trolls’ might say? Do you worry about people criticizing what you have to say or being downright mean?   Is it about what you’re saying?  Your services or products themselves?  How you look? How you sound? All […]

How To Create More Focus In Your Business

Do you have focus in your business?   Or….more of a scattergun approach of doing all the things all the time with all the tabs open and feeling like you’re not getting ANYTHING done? You’re not alone! Creating or having focus is something I think we MASSIVELY over complicate and is often a symptom of […]

How To Maintain Motivation

I get asked a lot about how you can maintain motivation while going after your goals, even through the tough bits. When you start you get that initial burst of motivation when you get all excited and fired up to achieve what you want and then all of a sudden when you start taking action, […]

The Thing About Stress

Stress is something that can catch us all at one point or another no matter the job/business/industry. Having attended a huge conference for entrepreneurs in the UK back in November and through working with female business owners something has become very clear to me. Too many people running their own businesses are STRESSED!   I […]

How To Balance A Job AND A Business Without Going Insane

How to balance a job and grow your business…without going insane! Are you juggling and trying to balance a job AND a business? The struggle is REAL….but it doesn’t have to be and I want to help you think differently and more positively about it. Firstly, If you’ve been with me for a while you’ll […]

Why You Need To Stop The Blame Game

Why you need to stop the blame game Are you playing the blame game? Who or what are you blaming for your circumstances? Or for you feeling a certain way? When we blame things outside of ourselves, that’s exactly where the responsibility stays. Outside yourself. You take away your own control over the situation. You’re […]

Why Does It Always Feels So Hard Making A Change

Why does it always feels so hard making a change Ever tried making a change or do something new and it feels so hard that you wonder why you’re bothering? Wondering why other people make the same thing look totally effortless and yet for you…it’s like you’re constantly fighting a losing battle with yourself? Annoying […]

Why You Need To Pay Attention To Your Thoughts

Why you need to pay attention to your thoughts I’m going to kick this off with a Chinese proverb. ‘Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of […]

What is your comfort zone costing you?

What is your comfort zone costing you? What is it actually costing you to stay in your comfy cozy comfort zone? I see so often people fearing the things outside their comfort zone in favour of saying where they’re at in life and in their business. The thing is, it’s comfortable yes…but are you happy […]

When You’re Exhausted & Feeling Burnt Out!

When you’re exhausted and feeling burnt out If you’re feeling exhausted and on your way to burnout, teary eyed and wondering why things aren’t easier…I feel you! When you’re waking up in the morning wanting to cry into your cheerios feeling not so cheery and wondering how you’ll make it to next year in tact […]

Are You Creating A Business You Actually Want?

Are you creating a business you actually want? Do you actually want the business you’re creating? I know, weird question…of COURSE you want it right?   Why else would you be slogging your guts out evenings and weekends and sacrificing time with your loved ones if you didn’t? Well, what if you want a business […]

What if you’re finding your positive pants but your partner is still negative?

What if you’re finding your positive pants but your partner is still negative? What if you’re on your own personal development journey to find your positive pants and doing everything you can to make a change but your other half is still being negative? I recently got asked in my lovely Proactive Pants Mastermind group […]

Where are you not taking action in your business?

Where are you not taking action? Are you taking action towards the things you want? So often I see people up to the eyeballs in strategy, but not doing anything with it. You know what to do….you’re just not doing it! You can tie yourself up in knots trying to be in all the places […]

How to not feel lonely in your business

How to not feel lonely in your business Have you felt lonely since starting your business? This is a subject that keeps coming up for people at the moment. Entrepreneurs really struggling with feeling lonely, isolated, like they don’t have a support network, someone to turn to or someone to just chat to that can […]

Let Go Of Perfectionism

Let go of perfectionism Perfectionism is a BIG mindset gremlin when it comes to getting yourself and your business out there into the big wide world.   It’s a HUGE thing that I see holding people back in their businesses all the time. I can tell you now it’s a sure fire way to never […]

How to set goals that work for YOU

How to set goals that work for YOU Do you set goals in your business? Or your life? Or do you just wing it and hope for the best? What is a goal even REALLY? Well, the definition is ‘the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.’ But I think […]

Let Go Of Certainty

Let Go Of Certainty Certainty is something that I see so many entrepreneurs craving. So many people who are trying to go after their dreams and change their lives for the better want that thing that says ‘this is absolutely 100% going to work out just as you plan, go for it!.’ But the reality […]

Why Accountability Is Essential In Your Business

Why Accountability Is Essential In Your Business Accountability is one of the number one things you need as an entrepreneur, or whenever you’re trying to achieve a big goal. Unless you’re a super action taking unicorn that’s just go, go, go and never has any wobbles.   When you’re your own boss, or simply trying […]

How to Charge Your Worth

How to Charge Your Worth Do you charge your worth? Or are you constantly discounting your rates and trying to throw in ‘and the kitchen sink’ bonuses so you can feel like you’re actually ‘worth’ what you’re charging? Not charging your worth is something that comes up time and time again from my audience.  I […]

The importance of feeling your feelings

The importance of feeling your feelings I know how easy it is when you’re intentionally trying to be more positive about things to try and ‘force’ it and not allow yourself to really feel your feelings.   You think that when you’re feeling a bit rubbish to try and push it down as far as […]

What stories are you telling yourself?

What stories are you telling yourself? What ‘stories’ are you telling yourself? As humans we are natural storytellers. We go through life telling them, believing them and picking them up from other people and our experiences as we go along. But the ‘stories’ i’m talking about here aren’t necessarily the ones you might tell out […]

Why Mindset isn’t a ‘nice to have’ as an entrepreneur

Why Mindset isn’t a ‘nice to have’ as an entrepreneur Do you work on your mindset? I see time and time again in the online space that mindset work is seen as a ‘nice to have’. It’s something you KNOW you need to work on (because you also know that it’s holding you back!) but […]

How to recognise overwhelm

How to recognise overwhelm Uh oh…here comes overwhelm!  Are you always feeling like you’re ‘spinning your wheels’?   Like you just can’t keep up or that everything is going wrong, you’re SO busy but nothing is getting done?   Feeling like you have to rush everything or just don’t know where to start?   Overwhelm […]

Why nothing changes unless you do

Why nothing changes unless you do Time for a change? I’m going to open this one with a Tony Robbins quote. ‘If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get What you’ve always gotten’ We all want things to change right?  To live our best lives, to be successful, to not let mindset gremlins get […]

Why should you be kind

 Why should you be kind Could you be a little more kind? Genuine question. If you’ve been with me for a while you’ll know I like to talk a lot about random acts of kindness and all the amazing benefits that performing them has for both you, the person you’re kind to but also […]

Why there’s no such thing as failure!

Why there is no such thing as failure There really is no such thing as failure.   What?! I hear you cry! Of course there’s such a thing as failure…I’m absolutely freaking terrified of it. I hear you, I do.  That’s exactly the way I used to think. It used to get me too! I […]

Why your Fear of Judgement is holding you back

 Why your Fear of Judgement is holding you back Fear of judgement is the NUMBER ONE fear stopping entrepreneurs pushing forward and getting visible in their business.   When I created an online poll asking ‘what is the number one thing holding you back in your business’ by FAR the number one thing that […]

Shiny Object Syndrome and how to avoid it

Shiny Object Syndrome and how to avoid it Shiny object syndrome is REAL.  And something that will hit us all at some point as an entrepreneur. OK it’s not anything to do with literal shiny things…but it may as well be.   It’s the idea of getting distracted by the next thing that we ‘need’ […]

How Gratitude can change your life.

How Gratitude can change your life. Gratitude is one of my favourite subjects and something i really do credit with turning my mindset and my life around 4 years ago. It has however, become a bit of a buzz word recently and something that is being now deemed to be a bit ‘fluffy’.   So […]

Why visualisation isn’t woo woo…and how it can help you achieve anything

Why visualisation isn’t woo woo…and how it can help you achieve anything! Visualisation has been considered pretty woo-woo for many many years…but is it really? In a word…no. Visualisation literally increases the strength of your neural connections and allows your brain to believe you are already doing the thing you’re visualising. It increases your confidence, […]

When your friends don’t support your business

When your friends don’t support your business When you’re in the throws of being soooo excited about your shiny new business and the new life you’re creating for yourself it’s easy to assume that your friends and loved ones will be super happy for you and super supportive.   But what if they’re not? Sometimes […]

How we self sabotage and how to overcome it

How we self sabotage and how to overcome it What is self sabotage? It’s literally when you sabotage yourself either consciously or unconsciously. It’s anything that gets in our way to achieving what we want to, that we have put in our way ourselves.  This can be thoughts, actions, behaviour, emotions, anything really that actively […]

The Top 7 Inevitable Entrepreneurial Mindset Gremlins

Top 7 Inevitable Entrepreneurial Mindset Gremlins Ahhhh the pesky inevitable entrepreneurial mindset gremlins. They can really hold you back, keep you stuck in self sabotage and stop you from taking action that you KNOW you need to. We all know how getting stuck in procrastination frustration, feeling overwhelmed, full of self doubt and comparing ourselves […]

Why multitasking is bad…and why you don’t have time for it!

Why multitasking is bad…and why you don’t have time for it! Do you wear your ability to multitask as a badge of honour? But yet always feel a little bit like you’re spinning your wheels and not getting enough done? You may be surprised to hear that it’s actually bad for your brain in the […]

How to Be More Positive In Your Job…So Your Business Can Finally Take Off

How to Be Happier In Your Job…so your business can finally take off! OK, here we go.  How you can and why you NEED to be more positive in your job! I feel pretty passionate about this subject because I wholeheartedly believe no one should…or has to feel miserable for 70% of their waking life. […]

How To Get Out Of Overwhelm And Into Action

How to Not stop feeling overwhelmed and start taking action on a big task   Really trying to achieve something big but feeling overwhelmed and trapped in that state of not doing anything instead? Feeling Overwhelmed can really make you procrastinate.   Procrastination IS the thief of joy, it will stop you doing those things […]

Why Can’t I stick to Journaling?

Why Can’t I stick to Journaling? OK, so you’re on board with the fact that journaling can change your life.   You’re on board with the fact you WANT to do it daily. But, you manage a few days, a couple of weeks and you’re feeling good….then you skip a couple of days…then before you […]

Why is being positive so important when starting a business?

Why is being positive so important when starting a business? Do you struggle to feel positive? Trying to start your dream business on the side but often it feels like you’re pushing water uphill? You’re still in a toxic corporate job and KNOW you’re capable of so much more…and that there’s more to life than […]

Should you be positive all the time?

Should you be positive all the time?   The power of positivity! Ahhh! When you hear people saying ‘just think positive’ you want to give them a punch in the nose, because you feel anything but.   You WANT to feel positive and THINK positive but you just can’t seem to! Negativity is just ingrained […]

Why is mindfulness beneficial to you and your work

 Why is mindfulness beneficial to you and your work Mindfulness has become a bit of a buzz word in recent times, even though it spans back thousands of years and has it’s roots in Buddhism, we’ve only just cottoned on to just how amazingly beneficial it is in all areas of life. Yet, there […]

What to do when you feel like giving up on your dream business

What to do when you feel like giving up on your dream business Have you got a case of the business blues? Feeling like giving up? That feeling when you’ve got to a certain point and feel like you’re not seeing the results you want, getting frustrated, working all hours and juggling all the plates […]

How to NOT let fear hold you back

How to NOT let fear hold you back Fear can be very pesky.  It’s something that can really get in the way of a good thing.   Stop you in your tracks. Hold you back from your own greatness. It can make you procrastinate and stop you moving towards your goal.  Usually leaving you frustrated, […]

Personal Development Books For New Entrepreneurs

Best Personal Development Books For New Entrepreneurs When you’re making a big life change, like starting your own business, there is one thing that you need that all too often gets overlooked. Personal Development. I believe it’s absolutely fundamental to being successful.   You need to work on making sure your mindset, thoughts and self-belief […]

Journal Prompts for increasing confidence and self belief

Journal Prompts for increasing confidence and self-belief Using Journal prompts can be a great way of shifting your focus and your mindset for the better.  It also takes away the awkward ‘staring at a blank page’ moment when you just don’t know what to write. When you want to achieve big things in life we […]

How to love yourself more

How to love yourself more “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli Self love is SO important.  Lack of confidence and self doubt leading to all those pesky negative thoughts about yourself is something I need to work on with my clients all the time. Positive […]

How to do a digital declutter…and why you should do it for a positive mindset!

How to do a digital declutter…and why you should do it for a positive mindset! Why should you do a digital declutter? So what does a digital declutter have to do with a positive mindset? We all know what it feels like to not feel organised.  Not good right?  You feel stressed out, overwhelmed, you […]

Journaling Basics, Most Frequently Asked Questions

6 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Journaling Now, Journaling is my ‘Jam’…it’s what I credit with completely turning my life around when I was in my own little pit of negativity behaving like Eeyore on a bad day. It helped me find my positive pants, pull em up and start actually living my life again! […]

What does a coach actually do?

What does a coach actually do…and what you should ask before you work with one? Thinking about hiring a coach? ‘Coaches’ are a dime a dozen in the online space these days, it’s a booming industry, and for good reason, it’s powerful stuff!   BUT there is currently a lot of confusion about what a […]

How to find out your values

Why are values important? Value work is SO important in coaching and it’s SO important for us to know our values just going about our daily lives..   When you know what your values are it can help you make decisions that are in line with them. When you’re feeling ‘off’ or ‘meh’, when you […]

16 ways to stop procrastinating and get stuff done

 “Procrastination is the thief of time” – Edward Young Ahhh procrastination….the thing that gets in the way of all those things we want to do or need to do but just can’t seem to ourselves. Procrastination often rears its ugly head because of, among other things, overwhelm, fear of failure, lack of motivation, not […]

23 ways to increase your self confidence

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” — Marilyn Monroe Do you struggle with your confidence? Do you feel like it holds you back from doing things that you want to achieve? Going places you want to go? Guess what…it doesn’t have to stay that way! You can actually […]

13 ways to find more time in your day

Are you always saying you don’t have enough time? Wish you had an extra couple of hours in the day? It’s time to get honest about how you’re spending it! What or who is a sneaky little time suck for you? How long do you spend surfing the internet, perusing social media? Do you watch too […]

How to reframe any situation

What is reframing? Reframing is a VERY cool little NLP technique that helps you completely change the way you think about something simply by looking at it another way and therefore changing the way you feel about it. You can turn a negative into a positive, a problem into a lesson/opportunity, a weakness into a […]

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