Monthly Archives: April 2015

What’s so great about your work?

The image I’ve used for this post is from Nishta, a fabulous vegetarian restaurant I visited in Dubrovnik at the weekend (my wife took me there for a birthday treat) – it was the sort of place where you just knew that they were in it for the love of the work – and the…

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The Passion Trap

All of my work around Joyful Genius is about one thing: getting you loving what you do for a living, and making a living doing what you love. And most of us entrepreneurs, and especially us healers, therapists and coaches, have been there – fed up with the work we’re doing for somebody else, feeling…

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Profitable Business?

Business without passion is not a lot of fun; business without profit is not a lot of good! A common theme amongst my clients in the healer, therapist and coach worlds is that they are more motivated by changing people’s lives than by making money. Sometimes it’s the ‘starving artist syndrome’ (or perhaps in this…

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It takes more than pleasure

People often tell me I’m living in a Pollyanna world, where we all are allowed – encouraged indeed – to think we can have fulfilling work that brings us joy, despite the rather pragmatic need to earn a living.  Many even go so far as to suggest I’m proposing a hedonistic pursuit of pleasure at…

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How much tax are you paying?

Here’s a hint: it’s probably not enough! I hear a lot of early-stage business owners, especially one-man-bands, talking about how they hate paying tax. And the trouble with that is, if we consistently tell the universe that we don’t want to pay tax, and the law says we get to pay taxes on our revenues,…

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