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Why I do what I do and what I love about it (aka Roots and Wings)

July 22, 2015

I have a business coach. I never intended to, I thought I was invinsible and could simply take the step from the world of corporate banking into owning my own business, without blinking. However, it didn’t quite work that way, and I found that I was procrastinating, flagging, hesitant and basically not quite sure of what to do next, until I found a business coach. I had the passion, motivation and determination in bucket loads, but I also had never ending thoughts on what needed…

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9 questions to which even your own answers might surprise you

June 2, 2015

We all need it, we all use it and we are all unique in how we think about it, but we rarely talk about it. So, what is “it”? I’m talking about money. Since setting up this business, I have learned that people make far more progress towards their dreams when they are asked questions which they find difficult to answer. That’s not because the question is difficult, it’s because their thoughts in answering had taken them by surprise, they were thinking as they were…

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What does a cashless society look like?

May 28, 2015

Cash is just a way to exchange one thing for another, right? Years ago they used bags of gold, before that they used sacks of potatoes – it doesn’t really matter what you had as long as you had something of value you could trade with someone. So surely moving from physical cash to paying for things by card won’t cause us, in our advancing technology society, any issues? It’s still ‘cash’, it’s well…. virtual cash. My background is in banking, in particular I spent…

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Are you replacing the windows of a burning house help?

I recently heard a phrase which stopped me in my tracks ‘It’s like replacing the windows of a burning house‘. The more I thought about it, the more it applied to real life, as I look around I see people using all their energy, focus, determination and time to fight a fire which cannot be won because of how they are choosing to tackle it. Let me explain. It’s unusual for me to watch TV, having the attention span of a gnat leaves me fidgety…

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Is there a place for emotions in financial decisions?

May 12, 2015

A recent client of mine was stuck on making an important financial decision. I was privileged to be able to simply sit and listen to them talk about this decision. We explored what the decision meant to them, why it felt important, what would the consequence of ‘getting it wrong be’ and how they could ultimately reach a decision they were happy with. But yet still, they couldn’t reach a decision. The reason for this was their resistance to allowing their emotions to play a…

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