Done & Dusted December

Make March Matter Part IX: #NoRegretsNovember wraps up This free online community was created on February 27th, 2020 as a way to support entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners affected by Coronavirus cancellations. Our aim is to provide connection, accountability and inspired action. It is a community that brings smiles, cheerleaders and new ideas. What happened inContinue reading “Done & Dusted December”

No Regrets November

Make March Matter Part VIII: #OMGOctober wraps up This free online community was created on February 27th, 2020 as a way to support entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners affected by Coronavirus cancellations. Our aim is to provide connection, accountability and inspired action. It is a community that brings smiles, cheerleaders and new ideas. What happened inContinue reading “No Regrets November”

Make March Matter: BBA 2020 Nominee!

From inspiration in the shower the day before the schools closed in February to a thriving, free online community of over 200 small business owners, Make March Matter is a nominee in the Responsible Business Award at the British Business Awards 2020. (Still time to register for the virtual awards ceremony on November 5th!) ThisContinue reading “Make March Matter: BBA 2020 Nominee!”

What Martin Eden can teach us about Ikigai

Martin Eden is a 1909 novel by American author Jack London. It was recommended to me by one of my coaching clients, and many times in sessions, he would ask “Have you read Martin Eden?” and then “Have you still not read Martin Eden?” I hadn’t and for some reason I could not access a printContinue reading “What Martin Eden can teach us about Ikigai”

How I became an Expert thanks to COVID-19

A Points of You® L3 Expert that is! Am I not already an Expert? Returning to the source! With new global standards, comes recertification. I had already done a lot of practice and had a Japan certification that allowed me to deliver 3 day certification programmes. I thought that I was done and could continueContinue reading “How I became an Expert thanks to COVID-19”

OMG October

Make March Matter Part VII: #Seize September wraps up This free online community was created on February 27th, 2020 as a way to support entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners affected by Coronavirus cancellations. Our aim is to provide connection, accountability and inspired action. It is a community that brings smiles, cheerleaders and new ideas. What happenedContinue reading “OMG October”

Is Kodawari the enemy of diversity?

I was enjoying listening to Ken Mogi talk to Nick Kemp on the great Ikigai Tribe podcast this morning and I had such an epiphany I nearly stopped running (fun fact: having epiphanies is Ken Mogi’s Ikigai!). Firstly, what is Kodawari? “Kodawari is a personal standard, to which the individual adheres to in a steadfast manner.Continue reading “Is Kodawari the enemy of diversity?”

Seize September

Make March Matter Part VI: #AccentuateAugust wraps up This free online community was created on February 27th as a way to support entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners affected by Coronavirus cancellations. Our aim is to provide connection, accountability and inspired action. It is a community that brings smiles, cheerleaders and new ideas. What happened in August?Continue reading “Seize September”

Ikigai and Starting Small

In The Little Book of Ikigai,  neuroscientist, Ken Mogi approaches Ikigai from the perspective of small and simple daily steps that you can integrate to live a more purposeful and happy life. He shares case studies of artisans, sushi chefs and shinkansen (Bullet Train) cleaners working with purpose. He outlines 5 pillars of Ikigai thatContinue reading “Ikigai and Starting Small”

Accentuating August

Make March Matter Part V: #jumpstartjuly wraps up This free online community was created on February 27th as a way to support entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners affected by Coronavirus cancellations. Our aim is to provide connection, accountability and inspired action. It is a community that brings smiles, cheerleaders and new ideas. What happened in July?Continue reading “Accentuating August”