A slightly ranty, alternative Christmas

An alternative, slightly ranty Christmas story... Today I have been asked by three different women whether I was ready for Christmas. When I said no and stated that I hadn’t done anything... I received looks of horror, distain and panic. 'I finished two weeks ago...glad it is all out of the way' was one of the replies. 

Now I know Christmas is a busy time of year and it is good to be organised, however it is only November. Of course, I want to create and be part of a lovely Christmas but I want to do other things too. 

I still have lots of work to complete, clients to serve and planning to do for 2019. That is how I can make a difference. I can also have a carpet picnic with my son and my man that they love any day of the week- our best day of the year doesn't have to be the 25th December. With a death in the family last week, there will definitely be more reflection this year. 

Judging another woman about her Christmas prep is one way we will all stay small. Due to societal pressure we will convince ourselves that we are behind, imperfect, disorganised or a shambles. We are not. There is plenty for time... until Christmas and for what we want to do. I doubt these three women would have asked this question to men. 

When we get caught in this cycle of worthiness being equal to perfection, this is when we don’t progress. We don’t launch the business, make the move, write what’s on your heart or do the things we really want to do. 

We get trapped in busyness, overwhelm, small talk and looking side to side instead of what’s in front of us.


I’m sure those who asked did so as a simple conversation starter. Or maybe they didn’t. Either way it made me think.



PODCAST: Episode Seventy Eight with Jo Wimble-Groves

E P I S O D E S E V E N T Y E I G H T with Jo @guiltymother She has so much insight to share, her career is varied and interesting. I love her attitude of having an idea and then making it happen. We can all tell ourselves we are not ready or it isn’t the right time but the progress we can make in a short amount of time can be so rewarding. 

PODCAST: Episode Seventy Four with Sophie Finch

E P I S O D E S E V E N T Y F O U R is live with Sophie @finchinteriorsEmma @__ladyland__ said Sophie would be great and she wasn’t wrong... I could have chatted to her all day. Sophie shares her last ten years in business; how she’s grown from starting out (with her baba strapped to her front) to building a team to leading an awarding winning creative studio. We also talk about confidence, negotiating potentially difficult conversations and evolving the way we do business.

PODCAST: Episode Seventy Two with Sommer Pyne, House Curious

E P I S O D E S E V E N T Y T W O Is Live with lovely Sommer @housecuriousI could easily talk about interiors all day (and we do cover some of this chat) but also we go deeper into turning an idea into a business. Nothing is rarely an overnight success and often there are twists and turns along the way... and some big ol’ lessons. 
Also wanted to flag that we talk about premature births (as I know the topic could potentially be triggering so want to state with my producer head on). It’s such an uplifting chat and I know you will get lots of ‘ok, let’s do this’ from it.

'Getting visible and facing your fear about putting your business/face on the internet' | Mini Episode Seven

Since 2012 I have coached over a 1000 people. Talented, skilled, passionate, kind people. When I trained as a coach I learnt methods to help my clients to build a strategy. However there is another huge chunk of the puzzle... the mindset stuff. The imposter syndrome, all the questions, the self doubt, the fear, the judgement, going pro and did I mention ALL THE QUESTIONS. 


I have been to too many panels recently where the experts have just said things like ‘go for it’ or ‘just start’ and I get that. However we are all starting from different places. I trained as an actor and I still find this stuff difficult- putting yourself out there, selling, pitching, pricing, presenting and if you are feeling the same, please know you are not alone. 
I want to help you to do business on your terms. To show up in a way that feels good.