Confetti Falling On Little Girl

What do you really want?

I’m not a great believer in ‘you can do anything you put your mind to’ as a way of getting what you want in life.  That heavily overused phrase doesn’t take account of human psychology and motivation. It makes it sound like all you need to do is sit down and think really hard about […]

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How to cure your networking allergy in 5 easy steps

There’s no getting round it. You have to get out and about making new business connections and networking when you work for yourself.  But the very thought of it makes many of us shudder. Business networking got itself a bad reputation in the past. It became associated with sleazy salesmen, back scratching, thrusting business cards […]

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How to find your way

With huge authority, the London Underground announcer said ‘Folks. Life is for living. Get your dancing shoes on and find your way!’ That was about half an hour ago as I negotiated my way home. There were a few ever so slight smiles, but for the most part, people shuffled on and up the escalators. […]

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How not to look like a company of one

I am fascinated by the way the freelance economy works. Particularly the way that we independents pool resources to compete with the big boys.  Partly powered by technology, we are linking up and sharing in many different ways and it’s beginning to look like the way we’ll all work in the future. Of course you […]

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How to hunt down your mojo

In this week’s guest post, Kathryn Hall of My Virtual Sidekick has been hunting down her missing mojo. Here’s a little tale about yours truly. Last week my mojo left me. Just upped and left. Not a word, not a whisper, not even a few scrawled words on a post-it stuck to the fridge. Nothing. […]

Getting over imposter syndrome

Faking it

Alex Butler decides to come clean and tell you that she has ‘imposter syndrome’.  At no point in my career have I ever felt that I’m ‘there’ yet.  That I’ve made it.  Mastered my role.  I have never felt comfortable in my own skin.  It’s almost been worse since I went independent. The very act […]

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It doesn’t have to be like this

How many of you wake up asking yourself that question? I guess we all do, at least occasionally. Listen up.  We aren’t living in a medieval world of serfs and kings. The world in which we had to put up with our lot is long past.  Way too many people are sitting out situations that […]

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Getting back to you.

Alex Butler ponders the after effects of redundancy and wonders why more people don’t choose to go freelance. Do you remember your first meeting with a career consultant, probably back at school?  Mine was a funny affair.  In a high achieving school, let’s say I wasn’t in the Top 10 percent for exam grades.  I […]

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Coaching for free spirits

Are you setting out on a freelance or independent career? Setting up a business doing what you love? Do you sometimes lose your confidence in your ability to go it alone?  We’ve all been there too! At KindredHQ, we know exactly how that feels, because we’re doing it too.  So we know that you’re going […]

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Coaching for Kindred Connections Members

Are you setting out on a freelance or independent career? Setting up a business doing what you love? Do you sometimes lose your confidence in your ability to go it alone?  We’ve all been there too! At KindredHQ, we know exactly how that feels, because we’re doing it too.  So we know that you’re going […]

frame your vision

Coaching Plan for Kindred Spirits

Are you setting out on a freelance or independent career? Setting up a business doing what you love? Do you sometimes lose your confidence in your ability to go it alone?  We’ve all been there too! At KindredHQ, we know exactly how that feels, because we’re doing it too.  So we know that you’re going […]

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