Wisdom, Musings and Experiences from Lynda

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Batten down the hatches or keep moving?

Batten down the hatches or keep moving?

At times of challenge, or crisis even, it’s tempting to batten down the hatches, dig in and wait out the ‘storm’. While in an actual storm this may be sound advice, in life generally, and business particularly, ‘waiting it out’ is rarely the best course of action. In...

Does your environment energise or frustrate you?

Does your environment energise or frustrate you?

Even when we feel quite small, insignificant even, in the grand scheme of things we all have the opportunity to shape the future. The choices you make today craft the life you live tomorrow, whether you choose to act, to engage, to hold back, to make an excuse or to...

Is there such a thing as gut instinct really?

Is there such a thing as gut instinct really?

While I don’t think they are mutually exclusive, most of us lean towards intuition or fact-based decision making. Some of us make decisions rapidly, some of us more slowly and some decide not to decide. After having many heated debates about intuition or gut instinct...

Be Fulfilled, Not Comfortable

Be Fulfilled, Not Comfortable

As humans, we can be intensely complex beings with seemingly conflicting needs and an incredible knack for self-sabotage. Two of those potentially conflicting needs are fulfilment and comfort. The relationship between fulfilment and comfort is an interesting one, when...

People want to belong – but not to you!

People want to belong – but not to you!

For many business owners, creatives and people who sell themselves in some way (that’s almost all of us BTW), talking about what you sell and building a connected community around you can be a little daunting and is not something that comes...
Have We Got the Whole Why Thing Wrong?

Have We Got the Whole Why Thing Wrong?

It’s a deliberately provocative question, and no, I don’t think we have it wrong, but I do think we are putting the emphasis in the wrong places when it comes to building your tribe.   It feels a bit like the world has gone ‘why’ mad at the moment – as a result...

Pick Up Your Plates One at a Time

Pick Up Your Plates One at a Time

One of the things I like best about my business is being able to have a foot in several camps – I am the leader of a small business team and work with small business owners, I also work with large organisations both public and private.
Excuses, Excuses!

Excuses, Excuses!

Tales of a Bottleneck Business Owner - Sally's StoryYou are only as good as the excuses you make! This is not in anyway an encouragement to make better excuses – this is calling you to look at the excuses you regularly make, (also known as the reasons you can’t do...

Everywhere I Look Something Needs Doing!

Everywhere I Look Something Needs Doing!

Tales of a Bottleneck Business Owner - Pete's Story As many of you know my career background is in Health, or emergency care to be exact. One of the most important things in emergency care was to get to a working diagnosis fast.