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The Importance of Preparation

There I was, sitting watching a nice inspiring movie while my wife did a little ironing and she suddenly let out an exasperated noise. “I need my blue shirt for the morning, so do you want me to take over for a while?” I asked, thinking she might be fed up with ironing while I…

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Awareness over marketing

When someone gets started in business, it’s natural to go straight to promoting what you can offer people. After all, business is all about getting – and serving – customers, isn’t it? Well, that’s the conventional view. But I think that rushing too quickly to start marketing, before you know what’s really special about what…

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Instinctive or Intuitive?

I quite often hear people talking about following their instinct when they clearly mean following their intuition; and saying they followed their intuition when they really mean they acted on instinct.  People often confuse them, but they are two very different things, and they both play an important part in how we get our genius…

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Beer bottles toasting in the sun

Stop looking for answers!

In my world of personal development and business coaching, there are an incredible number of people who claim to have ‘the answer’, even ‘the secret’.  I’ll be honest, for a while I thought I had hit upon at least one of the secrets to being successful. But then ‘the downturn’ arrived, and everything changed, so…

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Terrace in Sardinia with mountain views

Getting the life you desire

There’s this perception in the personal development and wealth coaching worlds that the only way to pursue your Joyful Genius, or to get the lifestyle you desire, is to jack it all in and work for yourself.  In reality, that’s RUBBISH! Nothing could be further from the truth; the idea that we are all frustrated…

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Boundaries quote

Not all boundaries are real …

The other day we were out exploring the countryside with some friends.  We had read about a fantastic ancient site nearby, and we looked up precise instructions about its location. But when we got there, all we could see was a closed gate, a tatty old brown sign down in the corner, and a fellow…

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If you want to life yourself up lift someone else up -Booker T Washington quote

Uplifting stuff …

In a recent “12:56 Quote” post on the Joyful Genius FB page, I posted the Booker T Washington quote, that the best way to lift yourself up is to lift someone else up.  I said when I posted it that it is true at many levels – this blog is to explore why that’s the…

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rock solid knowledge or intuitive knowing

Too much knowledge, not enough knowing?

This morning for Earth Day we took part in the Access Consciousness Global Restoration of Communion with Earth™ Day – essentially laying comfortably with our hands on each other, running energy to get better connected with the planet and all that there is.  By chance, all the other people here were native Italian speakers, so…

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woman taking time out relaxing by a lake

All work and no play?

No matter how much you enjoy doing your work, no matter how much it aligns with your genius, no matter how much it makes a difference in the world, you still need to take a break from it from time to time. There are two reasons for that: The first is that you need time…

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Show Up & Show Off!

We British are very good at hiding our light. From a very early age, we are told not to show off. Even (maybe especially) when we are very good at something. We are not supposed to make other people feel inferior, because it’s big-headed to think we might be superior. But here’s the thing: being…

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