p.s before I start, normal is well overrated, ok.
She’s one of my photography clients and has also become a really good friend.
She recently did a brave and put on an event to bring a few people from the online business space together.
The usual worries were there. I’m certain she won’t mind me saying this but I think whenever anyone steps outside of their comfort zones to do something different, parts of our brains try to tell us all sorts of stuff. I get it myself – no one will come, it will be crap, am I charging the right amount, it’s a stupid idea, blah blah blah.
No one is alone when it comes to stupid thoughts that try to keep us standing in one place wrapped in a security blanky and bubble wrap not doing anything with our lives apart from fester and listen to our own private broadcast of knobhead fm.
On Saturday, she brought together a load of people for a business event.
But not any business event – it wasn’t the whole ‘Hmmmm Kimberley, have you published the annual stock report and written up the minutes to share with everyone’ whilst stiffs in suits hand out business cards and willy whopping about whose profit and penis was biggest.
I used to go to those sorts of events when I started my business.
Proper snoozefests, they were.
But worse than that, those sorts of places made me feel like I was a bit wrong.
Like I didn’t fit.
I set up a business because I didn’t fit in the world of 9-5.
I didn’t expect to feel like I didn’t fit again after busting a move to go and do my own thing.
The thing is that when you don’t fit and you don’t have the best self-belief to own your big bad self, it can make you shrink, hide and actually listen to that knob in between your ears.
You have to find the place you fit.
Or if it’s not there, you have to go out there and create it.
The reason Laura and I get on is that we are similar, we like the same kind of people and we both have utterly filthy minds.
I have to say I am so happy she decided to put the effort in to do something different, push past the head gremlins and bring a whole load of epic people together this weekend.
Laura managed to fill the room with people who used their boobs as a way to discuss marketing reach and online visibility; who drew childish cocks and balls on flip-charts to highlight the point about ‘the knob between your ears’, and whose message was to fully embrace and own all your conquests whether that’s in business or on tinder. Real serious messages, just delivered with love, humour and a bit of inappropriateness.
And those are just my personal highlights from the official running order.
There was also an evacuation in the hotel. The fire alarm went off half way through someone’s talk. It wasn’t a drill.
Clearly instead of just grabbing my coat and leaving all my stuff, like you’re meant to during a fire evacuation, I legged it to rescue my fuck it bucket which was over on the other side of the conference room.
There was no chance I was going to let my business mascot burn up in flames.
As I left the hotel, relieved with big plastic bucket in hand, there was an almighty gust of wind, which sent my fucks flying back towards the building we had just evacuated.
To my surprise, people actually started running from in front of me, arms in the air, trying to rescue my flying fucks.
It was all a bit crystal maze.
Just with added death and danger.
Oh and firemen too.
And yes, I did bother them for selfies once they’d done their job.
Whilst waiting for the building to be made safe, we stood under the railway arches, dressed in space blankets for warmth which then became super hero capes and had a little improv fashion shoot and mini disco.
It was epic.
The point I’m trying to make, in all my colourful and descriptive glory is that it’s so important to spend time with people who are like you, who get you, where you get to be yourself and who remind you why you’re doing it all in the first place.
THE PEOPLE WHO GIVE A FLYING FUCK! – see what I did there 😉
It’s important to fill yourself up with some life too.
Not just sit at a computer screen, a to-do list, or in a place, next to people that make you feel lonely like you’re a bit weird.
You have to go out there and find your fellow freaks and fly that flag together!
By the end of the day, us very professional business owners found ourselves inflating someone’s skin tight latex trousers by sticking drinking straws into their ankles and singing and dancing one of the muppet theme tunes all the way to the bathroom and back.
I wasn’t even drunk!
It was a day my heart and spirit so desperately needed after what has been an utter shit show in my personal life over the past few months.
And I wasn’t the only one who felt like this afterwards.
It’s really flipping important to spend time with people who get you. I can’t say this enough. And it’s also for this very reason, along with the fact that spring is on its way at long last that I’m bringing back the Professional Rebel adventure days after a break for the winter.
Oooh what’s this you say? How’s it work?
You get to spend the day with me going somewhere unplanned on an adventure, with access to my intuitive wisdom and creative idea generating brain whilst we drive somewhere.
We’ll bring our journals because you never know when ideas and inspiration will strike.
We’ll walk in nature, we’ll play, we’ll explore and we can even do things that you suggest along the way before making a stop for a yummy lunch and heading home later on that day.
I’ll also bring Lord Flashheart, my camera, for a mini photoshoot too capturing you at your most free spirited in the afternoon.
Complete Unplanned and Epic Awesomeness – just what your spirit, your life and your business needs.
Who’s with me?
Friday 27th March 2020 – you have to be able to get yourselves to Chester for 10am. We’ll be out for the day.
Spaces in the car: 4
Send me a message here for info on cost, details and any other questions you may have xxx
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The whipsmart, sass behind Fierce Consulting.
(Uyen is pronounced YOO-EN, think like Ewan McGregor).
I remember the first time I met her. We were put on a business blind date by a mutual friend, Joanne, who thought we would get on really well.
She was right.
After a few minutes, I recall thinking OMG this woman has the other half of my brain.
We share the silly, the slightly rude and the love of all things kawaii but that’s where our brains meet and then split off into two separate directions – I go for the creative, feel-it-and-see-where-it-goes-from-there-vibe; where she has the analytical spreadsheet, research and finely tuned masterplan approach. Our discussion that day was like ‘Oh my god, you really do that that way?! How weird!’
It’s Uyen’s brain that makes her SPECTACULAR at her job.
Not only is she amazing in organisations who need someone to come in with a fresh set of eyes to sort them right out with structure and control in a project management setting, she’s amazing with people like me too – the one woman (or man) band, running the ship by themselves and spending all their time working in the business, being creative with ideas and stuff, but never having the time to step out, stop firefighting and take a birds eye view to see where they really want to go with all of this.
When she approached me to ask if I’d take her photos, I asked her what she wanted me to capture in her personal brand photography in Chester that day:
Honest. I know my stuff. Fun. Kind. Whip smart. Bright. Sassy. Energetic. Not bouncy. No nonsense. Will push you with care and love. But I will push you. I work hard. I care about you and your business. I think, I want to come across as the best version of me. So, peeps are just delighted when they sign up to using my services. I can’t really hide who I am, so might as well just let it shine. Besides, I like me.
I loved the way she wanted to mix the full of personality part with the I can bloody do the job part.
I was more than happy to accept the mission.
Here’s what we got up to on out shoot:
Here’s what Uyen had to say about working with me:
For about three months, I was in two minds about having personal branding photography done. I knew that I wanted to launch Fierce Consulting (my training business) with a bang and, yet, I wasn’t sure what the ‘return on investment’ would be from having professional photos. Over Christmas, I reflected on it, and realised that having a strong online presence would be critical for my business. And, I admitted that holiday snaps or selfies would not send the right message to my ideal client. So, I bit the bullet, and engaged Marie-Claire.
While I have not used the photos yet, I can see their quality. They are so much better than anything I could have achieved myself. They give a much better impression of my business and of me. And a surprising outcome is that I now feel more confident about having an online presence, which is a common concern that I share with other (esp. women) business owners. I am really happy that I chose to invest in myself through these pictures.
My favourite part of the experience was how much I learned. Just through observation and listening to her pieces of advice, I was able to understand her methodology – to ensure that there would be a balanced variety of images to maximise the diversity in looks and uses. I am pretty clueless about this stuff, so I am grateful for her extremely subtle nudges in the right direction, which led to a much better outcome!
On the day, I felt quite nervous. I am glad that she advised me to get my hair and make-up done professionally, as it gave me a more polished look. To help allay my nerves, she took her time and gave me the breathing space to get comfortable and more ‘in myself’. It’s a very customised and personal experience.
I am happy to recommend Marie-Claire to you. Her persona is informal, friendly and a little bit nutty. Equally, she is a complete professional, an astute business woman, and is totally on top of things for her clients. It’s nice to be with another genuine, authentic business woman who can deliver a great product whilst being herself.
You are moving.
You are growing.
I know that sometimes it doesn’t feel like it.
But you are.
You don’t notice because that’s the way of the world.
We’re taught to focus on all the things we’re not doing.
We’re taught to concentrate on all that we’re not good at.
It’s not your fault.
That was how school worked.
Focus and work harder on the things you struggle with.
We’ve all taken that pattern with us unto adulthood.
I know it gets you down.
I know how hard your heart aches for your potential.
It aches because it’s there.
It’s meant to be.
That’s why you feel it so strong.
And it’s frustrating.
Feeling like you’re moving so slowly.
With it always just out of reach.
Demons from your past clinging onto you.
Pulling you back into the heavy swamps you’re trying to get out of.
Bringing you down.
Feeling like you’re never enough.
Like you want to give up.
And the way to get through this?
Things from your past.
Things that you wrote.
So you can see.
Your dreams are coming true.
It may not be overnight.
But you’re working.
At a pace that suits you.
That suits your nervous system.
And at a pace that is embedding it in.
So that when you’re there.
You feel like you earned it.
There is no fluke.
No overnight success.
Its part of your journey.
And you’re on your way.
I know it feels hard at times.
But it’s ok.
You’re not on your own.
You have got this.
You just need to document your journey.
So you can see that you are moving.
And you are growing.
And everything is exactly how it’s meant to be.
So stop looking at the things you lack.
Look at where you’ve come from.
And what you’ve brought with you.
Skills. Lessons. Momentum.
And notice what you’ve left behind.
Beliefs, habits, behaviours.
The emotional baggage that weighed you down and slowed your progress.
You are moving and you are growing and you have so got this my love.
Every time that it feels tough and the world feels like it’s been working against you, come back to this message because it’s for you.
I wrote this because I was having a little sort and declutter of my office last week and found my old business plan.
Now, I am not a planner – I hate feeling constrained by too much in my diary, schedules that leave no room for creativity and flow, and even setting goals with times and shit on them make me feel constricted like there’s no room to breathe.
I no longer try to fit myself into that box that clearly isn’t marked for me and believe it or not, it works for me. Despite everything ‘they say’ and despite all the ‘rules’ and ‘ways things are done’, just going with my flow works for me and it’s been since doing ‘me’ and my way, that business has just clicked fully for me.
As I picked up my business plan, I had the sole intention of chucking it straight into the recycling. I opened it to have a quick look and at the front of it, was a short proposal, an intention I guess.
And all of it has come true.
Even the bits that didn’t fit me, I did them and corrected course as I got to know myself, what worked for me and whatI enjoyed the most. So I wrote this in case someone needed to hear it. Because sometimes it really does feel like you’re moving so slowly but seeing this has shown me I am moving and I’ve achieved everything I wanted.
Written sometime in 2010, maybe 2011, I have spent the last 8 or 9 years doing exactly what I intended, trying things out, learning about myself, trying on new hats, learning even more about myself and finally nailing what it is I’m about and how I help people.
Sometimes we miss how far we’ve come so I just wanted to let you know, you’re on track, there are bumps in the road, and even if you take a detour, have a little break or lose faith in yourself every now and then, it’s ok and you’ve got this.
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She loves her colourful egg timers.
She’s also an energy editor.
Now I know that may sound a bit woo to some people out there but keep reading, all shall be revealed my pretties.
Michelle takes all the things you can’t see but can feel inside your body and helps you let them go – because in one way or another, they are holding you back.
She focuses her work helping people like you and me shake off that heavy energy inside us that stops us from making the money we deserve to make and have a heap of fun with.
Sometimes you’re not even aware you’re carrying this stuff until it’s gone, you have a full on WT actual F moment asking yourself “was I really carrying all of that?”
I guess it’s very similar to those releases you have after a yoga session, a deep meditation or one of those snot ugly sobs that comes up when you’re due on your period. Except with Michelle, she zooms straight into the thing rather than leaving it up to chance to come up.
You really do feel a shit tonne lighter afterwards.
It was an absolute joy to photograph her at work during her Uplift and Uplevel Event in Shrewsbury last month.
She had me in tears, in stitches and in awe.
What an amazing person – she even had me singing along to show tunes, and if you know me, that that is no mean feat. I loathe musicals haha!
What I loved the most was being amongst women working together for the greater good.
We live in a world that tells women to compete with and judge one another. But magic happens when you put those out-dated systems on the shelf and come together to grow together. I think this is why we’re given such heavy cues to compete in our society, because we really are a force to be reckoned with when we lift each other up and put our shit behind us and I think it scares the dudes who are currently running the shit show we call society.
If you haven’t had the chance to experience this lady’s magic, I highly recommend you take some time to investigate what she does for a living and the impact she has.
Don’t let the idea of woo put you off, have an open mind and be in her playful energy – she has both feet on the ground and her mind is definitely in the gutter.
Honestly, there was so much rudeness and giggling going on whilst getting to experience new techniques and ways to lift yourself up and make a shit load of money without heavy ideas and beliefs telling you that it can’t be fun, that you don’t deserve to shine and all the other crap that gets piled on us as women. And to top it all off, she brought in some fantastic guests like Olivia from Got 2 Sing Choir, Raphael from Reydient Reality and also Roise O’Caollaidhe, an amazing sound healer too!
If you can’t take my word for it, just take a look at the pictures from the event or read the feedback from Michelle below.
“Oh my goodness, talk about fulfilling the brief.
Marie-Claire these are so good, it’s making me cry. You’ve captured it all so perfectly.
Everyone looks so happy. The energy is just incredible. Everyone looks lovely. It really does just capture the spirit of the whole thing. They are magic.
What was lovely this week was that I didn’t have to pick up my camera. I didn’t even think to. I had so much faith in you that it would all work out perfectly and that’s exactly what happened.
I absolutely love them. I am blown away. I’m just so happy, thank you so much!
You’re amazing, so talented.
Thank you so frickin’ much.
You’re a rockstar, thank you.”
To find out more about Michelle’s work and events, visit her website here.
And finally, are you looking for someone shit hot and really lovely to hang out with and photograph your awesome event? Please drop me an email here to book here x
“I want you to capture how I feel inside.”
If you’re doing this whole human experience properly, you can’t have the joy, the beauty and the all the wonderful highs, without all the pain, sadness and loss – it’s the duality of our existence and it is what makes being a human so goddamn freaking special. The moments of light and love would not shine as brightly without having experienced the utter darkness that can surround us at times.
It’s no secret, but like most of us here, Lisa has her own tale of hardship. It’s not my story to tell here, and like myself, she’s not one to dwell on those parts of our experience, but she is now in a place where she wanted to celebrate where she is at after a period that caused her to crack open, leave the parts that no longer fitted behind and be the person she was destined to become.
She has let her journey inspire her business and life and she wanted new photographs to show her spirit in a way that words aren’t always able to do.
And as words fail me here myself, I’ll let the photos (or Lisa) do the talking.
“Oh to see the world through your eyes for a day! You have such a special gift, the world needs more you you. You really do create magic.”
“I don’t have any reference images. I have pictures in my head which I can try to describe but I find it hard to choose the words. I’m a feeling-being so I feel – the emotions I want you to capture are: fun, hope, inspiring, magical and mystical.”
We had such a giggle on this shoot.
Both Lisa and I are ex-party girls, we’re potty mouthed and always up for breaking a rule or two (as long as it doesn’t harm anybody) – like climbing onto some ancient church ruins just to get the shots we envisioned before running off before we got into trouble.
It’s a common misconception that if you’re spiritual, you’re all love and light and not much else. I think that kind of fluffiness that puts a lot of people who are perhaps curious about spirituality off. I know I was in the closet for a long time but I think it’s important to show people you can be up for a bit of synchronicity and swearing, divine guidance and shouting c*nt when you stub your toe – again, it’s all about duality 😉
As well as being a very gifted light worker, assisting and mentoring people through their own awakening journey, she is the owner of Chester’s finest pole dancing school, Apsara Dance.
I know Pole dancing still has a bit of a stigma depending on who you talk to but it is thanks to this woman, that myself and others in the area are leaving behind the shame society has told us to have about our perfectly flawed bodies. She gives women permission to feel good about their physical form, to feel strong, beautiful and fearless which happens to be her company’s motto #StrongBeautifulFearless and to celebrate who they are as a person. I honestly never thought I’d hang my large bottom off a metal pole in my lifetime.
She also regularly arranges pole showcases to raise money for local charities too. She really is a good egg.
I’m so grateful our paths crossed at a wedding I photographed in Paris a few years ago.
And as you can probably see your yourself, both our work is incredibly aligned and synergetic so watch this space for a cheeky collaboration or two in the near future.
Oh, and here’s what she said about our shoot:
“This lady right here is magical!!! ✨✨✨
If you’ve ever met Professional Rebel in person I’m sure you would agree she is full of love, light, happiness & amazing amounts of energy. She lights up any room she walks in & always has the biggest, most beautiful smile on her face.
And I was fortunate enough to have her photograph me.
After asking only a few questions beforehand Maz understood exactly what I was looking for
When I saw the pictures last night my eyes filled with happy tears ?
Not only did this lady make me feel relaxed in front of the camera, she made me forget it was there, it was like having a nice day out in nature with a friend.
The suggestions she made throughout the day brought me out of my shell & then boom! She captured me in all my glory, the real me.
This lady has a gift, a beautiful way of seeing people & the world & a talent to capture those precious moments.
I am overwhelmed by these pictures, I am so honoured to know this beautiful human & I can’t wait til we work together more in the future.
Maz – I honestly can’t thank you enough! ♥️♥️♥️”
And if you’d like to arrange a chat with me to see how I can combine all the elements of your sparkly spirit into a personal branding photoshoot for your business, please drop me an email here.
So if you’ve been following my blog for a bit you might be noticing a theme at the moment.
Specifically the BS ones. We all have these patterns in our brains, neural pathways, running the same shit over and over – mainly because our brains are lazy. Why dig out a new path in the snow when there’s already one just over there?!
These old pathways though, repeated stories which have created your sense of self, play on repeat like an old stuck record, way more than you can begin to believe. Trust me – I’ve been learning about this stuff for over 3 years now – I’ve practically studied for an unofficial degree in happiness, confidence and self awareness. Actually scratch that – I’d gonna go out on a limb and upgrade that to an unofficial PHD – there’s been a metric fucktonne of reading and learning. But anyway, it’s no wonder we’re all a bit mad… it’s just that only a few of us have the balls to admit it haha!
The thing is though, that when these stories on repeat really outgrow us, they contradict our dreams (or our life purpose – whether known or unknown) because their main job is to keep you safe (i.e. not moving or doing anything in some cases if yours is particularly loud and booming) and over time, they dim the little light that shines inside us.
When we have that fight going on inside us for too long, the pressure can become too much to bear… when you don’t acknowledge that spark inside, that feeling in your gut, your inner knowing, or the little voice that wants the best for us (the one we make quiet by listening to the loud one that sprouts all the BS) your body eventually steps up to the job and tries to tell you you’re off track, that can be in the form of depression, anxiety, something nagging away not right. I mean, how awesome is that – all of us, with our own sat nav to guide us the right way… if we only just bloody listened!!!
But it’s the pesky old stories keep that keep us stuck, unhappy, wanting one thing then doing the opposite (think diets and slices of cake, ahem). It’s our habits that keep us doing the same thing day in day out, and it’s fear about stepping out of these safe patterns that prevent us from taking that first step outside your comfort zone. Team up your lazy brain along with the huge part of you that is a fear mongering scaredycat fun sponge and you’ve got a right job on your hands when it comes to making any changes to feel happy or good about yourself.
We can either stick our fingers in our ears whist shouting la la la to the end and numbing ourselves from it all or we can do something about it before it’s too late and we’re all old and regretful and shit.
The thing I learnt is that we have to listen and do those things that mean a lot to us – even if you have to spend some time working out what it is in life that have a meaning for us. Yes it can feel scary, but is it really worth spending your life doing things to distract us and numb us so we don’t feel so out of place?
The thing that stopped me from following my idea about I Dare You through for so long was my own sense of self – who am I to do this? None of my friends are doing anything like this. What is the point? I’ll only fail. People are going to think I’m stupid/weird. Why bother? It’s not going to make a difference. I’ll look a fool… blah blah blah.
But I was telling myself an old story. A really old one. One that was written when something upsetting happened to me and I was too young to see it objectively and so instead of thinking “I can’t believe people could be so cruel” or “What on earth happened to these people in their life to make them act like that?”, I created a meaning that something was wrong with me and I was unacceptable, that people only really want to hurt you and belittle you even if they act like they like you at first, that I would only be accepted if I acted a certain way etc etc.
As soon as did anything that triggered those old stories off, cue feelings of depression, anxiety, what am I doing with my life, I’m not happy, I can’t do this etc.
I decided that I needed a tool to help me. I was good at finding tools… only once it got too much to bear obviously… but isn’t that always the case? It’s only once we get so tired of our own bullshit that we actually take action.
I’d used photography to combat my memory issues after some sad childhood stuff. I used that in a way to remind myself that my life wasn’t as bad as my head made out to be. Maybe I needed something to remind myself that I’m not as bad as I seem to think too!
I created The Big Book of I’m Awesome to remind myself that I was more capable than my head was telling me.
After stepping out and creating the i dare you project, I found it really hard to move forwards with it at times. It was a big challenge, because something inside me was clashing and keeping me afraid and self sabotaging to protect myself from moving forwards so I had to do something to help me be the person who did this.
You see I believe that you have to be ready for when that thing that you want happens so you don’t fuck it up. You have to believe you are the person that does that, has that, is that. If you want one thing but your head is telling you you’re a sack of shit excuse of a human being, even if you work your lady balls off to get it, you will snap right back to who you think you are and what you believe you deserve. After a few years of smacking your face against your own internal glass ceiling, you either give up or realise you’ve got to do something different.
We wouldn’t have these ideas if we weren’t supposed to do something about them. I know we keep our dreams a secret and it’s hard to share them never mind do something about them.
My ideas have helped the lady and the little girl, as well as other people in all sorts of different situations.
Sometimes we have to get out of our own way. Sometimes we have to know that other people are going through these things too so we don’t feel alone, weird, lost.
What things do you need to do? Do you even know?
What are the stories stopping you? Do you even have any idea? Is it sending you batshit crazy?
Do you want some help with this? Like someone cheering you along and helping you spot the crap that your head is telling you or sitting with you and helping you make your own big book of I’m Awesome? Drop me a line, leave me a comment, send me a paper aeroplane, something, anything 🙂
Dear business owner,
You’re being so beige; so vanilla; so GDPR.
This recent round of compliance communication has highlighted a mahoosive problem in my opinion.
Eye roll overload indeed.
I bet as I’m writing this, you’re sitting fretting why nobody is re-signing up to your boring ass newsletters.
Jesus, I can’t even be bothered to open your first email, never mind the second, third and final screams of ‘last chance to opt into our monthly… zzzz – sorry, even I fell asleep typing that.
I can’t let you continue like this without at least saying something on the subject. It would be doing the world, and your business, and my inbox a massive disservice (not to mention my sanity, which to be honest, as we all know is… ermmm, questionable anyway haha).
I’m no top notch internet marketer in the slightest. I’m not even offering an awful lot of services right now myself but we live in a time poor, can’t be arsed, f*ck it kinda world where people favour screen to screen communication over talking to someone’s actual face.
We’re overwhelmed by emails in our inbox, the dings and whooshes, and the red notification flags everywhere we look as people choose to do more and more communication and business via not only just email but facebook messaging and linkedin too. And it’s so much less rude and awkward to just casually miss (ahem, ignore and delete) your email cos quite frankly, we’re already operating at maximum ball ache and our friends and families are having to compete with our ever growing to do lists.
Now I might not be your cup of tea. Heck, you may even be reading this and thinking how fecking unprofessional I am but there’s a reason I operate like this.
I’m writing this as an open letter because the world has changed a tad for all of us. We have an internet meaning access to way more people all over the world and biz can be done in your pjs without leaving your house if you want to. People who would never have dreamt of being a business person 20 years ago are now doing bits and bobs in their spare time around their kids and their 9-5 to get an extra few quid in.
With access to this worldwide market and with more and more people doing it, it’s become more about people skills than ever. The old saying that people buy from people is more true than ever before.
My swearing, opinions and personal life sharing lead me to have awesome open rates to my weekly emails. A week doesn’t go by without me getting replies thanking me, telling me they feel like they’re understood or sharing a similar story of their own. My blogs get commented upon and shared – a lot. I even get random people, who weren’t even signed up to my mails finding my words and feeling compelled to mail me to tell me how awesome my website/blog/idea is.
Why? Because even with something as unsexy as european data protection law, I can sprinkle a bit of personality over it and make people act one way or another. My choice in working in marmite mode (i.e. love it or hate it) means I can filter out the fun sponges and really connect with people who not only get me but will feel more than happy to sit and read shit I send them which in the long run is going to do my bank account more favours in the long run than trying to please everyone and losing myself in the process.
So I just want to say, do yourself and your biz a solid and sprinkle a bit more you in your communication and in your brand – your business and clients will thank you for it. You will enjoy it a lot more aaaand you can worry less about your tiny dwindling list.
You’re welcome 🙂
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