It seems I’m not alone in my struggle to say ‘No’. In response to last week's blog, dozens of you reached out to share your experiences of overcommitting, your inability to decline without rattling off a bunch of excuses, and flogging yourselves to meet unrealistic client demands and...

There’s a pattern I see when entrepreneurs try to write their own sites. You start out by looking at others in your field. You find someone who has a great website, and you decide to use it as inspiration. You want to create a website that...

Authenticity. Does the very word make your hackles stand up? Like any buzzword, authenticity evokes strong reactions. When we hear it too often, or if we see it used as an excuse for poor behaviour, or for behaviour that is not in fact authentic, it can start...

Lately I’ve been meeting and working with a lot of women who are struggling with the same issue. And it's driving me crazy. So today I am calling you out. (Given the subject of this blog, I don't really have a choice). Are you saying what you...

This is not my usual kind of blog. In truth, I’ve hesitated to write it. But much of my work is about women raising their voices and in the last two weeks I’ve been confronted with an issue on which I can no longer be silent. Two...

Not in the mood for social media? Here’s what to do What happens when you're not in the mood for social media? I’ve noticed there’s an ebb and flow to my relationship with social. When I’m really connected to my message, I feel inspired and on fire,...

If you know what you want to be known for, why aren’t you out there doing it yet? Are you afraid of what others may think? Or what might happen when you release your ideas to the world? Perhaps there's a fear of being criticised, or ridiculed. Fear of...

When the networking spotlight is on you for just 60 seconds – what do you say? You know the kind of event I mean. Those regular business breakfasts when everyone gets one minute to share who they are and what they do. There’s only so many times...