My website makeover is live! I cannot tell you how excited and relieved I am to say this. This project has been in the planning for many months as I’ve worked with a graphic designer, photographer and web developer to get the look I wanted.
As with any website project, it’s a work in progress. There are still lots of changes to make. But I’d reached that point where I wanted to get my re-brand out into the world. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be making final changes. But for now, I’d love you to enjoy exploring the abundance of resources I’ve created for you.
Without further ado, I’m delighted to walk you around the new website for Built to Succeed. Would you like a tour?
I’m hosting my first free weekly Facebook Live Show on Wednesday, 20th September at 7:00 pm GMT. To kick off the show off, I’ll be talking about my own business journey and some of the mistakes I made along the way. And more importantly how you can avoid these.
Then I’ll throw the floor open to you. I want to hear your questions. What would you like answered? Can’t make it but have a burning question? Either ask me in the comments box below, or message me via my Facebook page. I’ll pick a selection for the evening.
Many of us know what it’s like to experience imposter syndrome; that pernicious, doubtful inner voice that tries to trip us up, preventing us from achieving what we’re capable of.
Maybe this story of will resonate with you? On day one of my new job as a CEO, I sat down at my desk, surveyed my office, and thought to myself, ‘what am I doing?’ I’ve never been a CEO. How will I know what to do? What if I can’t do this job? What if they’ve got the wrong person? The fact that my predecessor had left the office piled high with mounds of paperwork – with no explanatory notes – only added to my rising feelings of anxiety.
In my last article, I explained how I left a successful corporate career as a CEO and mustered up the courage to become self-employed. My original business dream was to open a yoga studio, and scale from there.
But I struggled to find suitable premises and realised my ‘yoga studio dream’ wasn’t viable without third party investment. I considered a range of other business ideas before settling on business consulting and coaching. I tested and validated my initial ideas, took a life changing trip to India which reminded me of my brand values, and opened my business consulting and coaching practice for business in January 2014.
I’m back from the beach, and raring to getting writing my blog again! Over the summer, I read scores of stories about (mainly female) entrepreneurs who’ve started their business from the kitchen table, and overcome the challenges we all face, to set up successful businesses on their terms.
I read these stories because in October, I’m launching a podcast show, in which I’ll be interviewing business friends. But I also wanted to uncover new stories of how budding entrepreneurs have turned their pipe dream into a thriving start-up and going concern. My hope is that by sharing these stories, this will inspire you during those moments of doubt when we wonder ‘will it happen?’ and help you believe in your ability to ‘make it happen.’
When I first started my business, I promised myself I’d take a month long sabbatical every August. Whilst I’m not heading to Bali this year, I am clocking off and clocking out until September. At least from my blog.
This year has been pretty amazing so far and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting my writing. Another of my wishes when I started my business was to have time to write about business and leadership. I’m very lucky to have a business that allows me to do just this. And I’m lucky to be able to choose the work I take on, the incredibly talented people I work with and the direction I want to take my business.