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How Starting My Business Pacified My Anxieties.

When I started my business, What Next, Coach?, after leaving my ‘Big 4’ audit career of 4.5 years, I was excited about all the young professionals I could potentially help. I lunged straight in and soon found that my life would never be the same again. So far I’ve had a good run – I’ve been featured on the Daily mail, invited to 10 Downing St and been on East London Radio but none of these can take away the fact that being in business constantly challenges all my insecurities, though, not without the opportunity to overcome and leverage them. My usual sources of anxiety are those experiences that involve me putting myself out there in unfamiliar ways risking humiliation and looking like a fa

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Business ideas can come from anywhere and can be spotted at any time provided you know where to look and how to extract ideas from what you notice. Here are a few sources of inspiration if you’re looking for ideas: An inefficiency in the marketplace – Have you found yourself looking for something that doesn’t seem to currently exist or perhaps you seem to notice something isn’t running the way it should? It is very likely you aren’t the only one who wants that nonexistent thing. Make or offer what you want yourself, and others will probably want it too. New technology or opportunity – Do you have insight into how to use or create technology that solves a real problem or offers a brand new be

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Business ideas can come from anywhere and can be spotted at any time provided you know where to look and how to extract ideas from what you

Do I Have To Quit My Day Job To Start A Business?

I meet a lot of people everyday and when the conversation about what I do for a living comes up, it’s often greeted with admiration then a declaration of “I don’t think I could do that – just leave my job to start a business”. I hear that exact phrase so very often and it got me thinking how much we as people operate under black or white thinking – that life is “all or nothing” – a very common cognitive distortion. The reality is that no one just makes that decision off the whim even if it looks like that. There’s some considerable thought that goes into it and each individual’s risk appetite is very different and that has to be taken into consideration by the individual in question. Here’s

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