I'm in a book - The Freelance Mum by Annie Ridout

What a lovely morning celebrating the wonderful launch of #thefreelancemum written by @annieridout I was so honoured to be featured in it (there are lots of my coaching nuggets in there) and had so many mega chats with mega women - loved it. 

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'Annie Ridout’s book will be an indispensable guide for anyone juggling freelance work with childcare, or parents who want to reclaim their work/life balance by being their own boss. If only this game-changing book had been around when I was on maternity leave!' Rosamund Dean, Grazia

'So many women find their careers cut off at the elbow as soon as they become pregnant – this book sounds like it could be really helpful for navigating the disconnect between family and work' Eva Wiseman, Observer

‘This is an area that sorely needs innovation and creative solutions and Annie’s website The Early Hour shows she’s exactly the woman for the job. I’m sure her book is going to become a real bible for freelancers and anyone who’s doing the daily juggle’ Brigid Moss, Red

‘An invaluable tool for anyone considering making the leap to freelancing’ STYLIST

‘Essential reading for all working parents…Read it and take the plunge’ GUARDIAN

The Four Hour Work Week / Tim Ferriss || Book Review

The 4- Hour work week by Timothy Ferriss has accompanied me on a many a long commute.

Rich in content and strategies, this book is sure to question your current approach and productivity.

This book is not just for the entrepreneur- it is a must read for everyone who wishes to design their own life. How many times do you catch yourself doing something which isn't in your job description or wasting time on a thankless task or believing this is the only way to do something, even though it doesn't works.

But can I only work four hours per week? (cue uncomfortable, uncertain cough and shuffle in my chair?)

Many people actually enjoy what they do and can’t imagine condensing to just a four hour week. What would they do the rest of the time?

Timothy does not ask you to aim for four hours. What he offers are strategies to enable efficiency and questions your systems that run your home and work lives. Many of us spend the majority of our lives running around, trying to get everything done- but surely there is a way to do this without feeling frazzled and slightly do lally.

Timothy emphasises the importance of systems, spending the time initially to structure your business in such a way that it effectively runs itself. He shares his own leadership techniques that he implemented with his own staff, so you can concentrate on growth instead of being inundated with the daily trivial questions that can answer themselves.

This is an inspiring and motivating read- be sure to take action on what you learn immediately (He often refers to sections as Questions and Actions) and you will see magnificent results.

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What I know for sure // Oprah Winfrey | Book recommendation

I love a book that immediately compels you to read just...one...more...page.

I am a huge fan of Oprah's, always have been. Her words speak to me.

In a busy world, I need fast solutions. Oprah shares many stories of her own business journey. The way she describes the 'lesson' is practical and easy to digest. I know this is going to be a book that I return to time and time again.

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The War of Art | Book recommendation / review

If you are looking for a book to kick start your artistic, creative career, look no further, by the final page you will be raring to go.

Steven discusses the act of ‘resistance’ which manifests itself in ‘self doubt’ ‘procrastination’ ‘lack of motivation’ ‘negative mind chatter’ etc etc. All experiences many of us indulge.

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

He talks about moving from amateur to professional in terms of mind set. He gives examples of how becoming a professional can change your results, your habits and your decisions.

I found the book very useful. There are many stories along the way that do trigger thoughts of ‘Oh yes, I did that’ and ‘So…that’s why I didn’t get the gig’. He helps you to highlight your own processes and quickly gives you tools to tweak and enhance them. A must read for all creatives; actors, writers, singers, jugglers etc! Even if you think you are not a creative but would like to be, this is book will encourage you to explore further and engage your talent.

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The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles