A mindset of abundance

When I left my high end five figure salary job last year, I knew that I would be entering a period of serious financial management. You see I had decided to start my own company and become self-employed. Despite the endless promises of making £1000, £10,000 or even £100,000 overnight (or within six weeks to 3 months if you were slow off the mark!); my experience as a senior manager who used to have responsibility for inward investment and business development (including start-up funding) told me that a much more likely scenario was that I was going to need to manage my lump sum final payment for between 18 to 24 months before I was in a position to replace my salary with the profits from my business. You see not only was I going to work for myself; I was following my passion in a … [Read more...]

5 Ps to help you re start smart

You know how when life throws you a curveball and you suddenly find yourself having to start again. That's when you need someone who is  skilled at  show people how to make a smart restart.  At One Woman Brand we bring to  your personal life the same kind of support that normally used to help businesses and major corporations to achieve success by getting their brand story right and to the right people.  We've developed five simple steps that we've used to deliver world-class results.  By adding add proven strategies and confidence  our strategy helps  you start smart so you can springboard your way to a fabulous new start and achieve the results you want. The 5 Ps Smart Start Solution Passion – What You Love Discover how to put the enthusiasm zest and excitement back into your … [Read more...]

Walking the Talk!

  There is something about the way in which things are advertised that really gets me. I have a physical reaction to it. It's almost like retching just before being sick. This feeling is so deep; I feel it touches my soul. What am I talking about? Well I'm talking about the way in which many people in business create a sense of scarcity in order to encourage people to buy. The way in which some marketers hike up the price and claim that things are worth 10 times even 50 times more than the price they are actually selling them. What is it about our society that causes people to only want something if they believe they can't have it or it is in scarce supply? It just feeds this want more, want it all mentality that is so prevalent and so harmful in western culture. If you … [Read more...]

Well-Being

How to get the best out of your menstrual cycle As women we are bombarded from an early age with negative messages about our periods. Indeed it is not uncommon to find women who even today are totally embarrassed about the whole thing. We spend our lives hearing about how bad periods are; advertising’s main message is the menses is inconvenient or embarrassing. For the mature women the ending of your periods is portrayed as a horrendous time beginning with the loss of control of your body temperature, your figure and with it your sex appeal. With such negative messages is it any wonder that women often feel at the mercy of their hormonal cycle. For many women the “mood swings” (or different emotional states) they experience during their monthly cycle can be a real hassle. Learning … [Read more...]

The Pursuit of Happiness

What if I told you, you were born to be happy. That happiness in your birth right. Have you noticed how you walk lighter, think sharper, you feel better and the world seems to be in complete synchronicity with you? Boy it feels good when you are happy! And guess what - The whole world responds well when you are happy. But above all when you are happy you are more loving and kind and compassionate and thoughtful because the essence of happiness is love so you can’t help but be these things when you are truly happy. It’s said that Where there is true happiness there is no fear, no doubt, no anxiety – you are fully present, fully focused on the now. Not lost in some past pain or distress or wishful future. When you are truly happy you are truly You. It’s impossible to play small when … [Read more...]

Health, Beauty, Well-Being

How to achieving and sustain a healthy well balanced life has long been the concern of great thinkers throughout the ages – from Aristotle to modern day well being gurus such as Louise Hay. One of the first things to get neglected when we are obsessively working towards achieving something, be it a qualification a promotion, setting up a new business or growing an existing one, is our health, quickly followed by our appearance and relationships, consequently our well being suffers. It is important to look after your body, as Jim Rohn said “Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.” It is also important to give attention to the other aspects of our well being such as our mental state and our sense of vitality. Our well being is comprised of both … [Read more...]

The “R” Word

The R word – R for RELATIONSHIPS.  As social animals human beings thrive in relationships. It’s what we are about. Dealing with any sort of major change in a relationship is both unsettling and can push it to and even beyond breaking point. On top of all the business worries and uncertainty of stepping out on your own as an entrepreneur is also the fact that a significant number of relationships do not survive the initial business start up years. Long hours, irritability, stress and no time for partners or family are the things that failed relationships are made of. It’s bad enough when the budding entrepreneur is the male of the species; unfortunately Tycoon Women have the added worry of future success to put the final death nail into their relationship. A recent article in Cosmopolitan … [Read more...]

Eating Your Way To Better Sexual Health

What do grapes, oysters, and chocolates have in common? Well, aside from being food, they're all supposedly aphrodisiacs. For the unaware, an aphrodisiac is basically a food or drug that has effects on sexual health, typically by either making it easier to become sexually aroused or by boosting sexual performance. Now, while all of the above foods have been known to release varying levels of endorphins into the body in the same way sex does, they are not necessarily all that beneficial to one's sexual health. Of course, that doesn't mean that food and meals don't play a part in a person's sex life, because there's quite a bit of scientific data saying that it does. Working from the top and going down, the brain is the core of all activity that concerns the body, including … [Read more...]

Can You Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

The more you understand about any subject, the more interesting it becomes. As you read this article you'll find that the subject of cancer is certainly no exception. We hear it all the time?lose weight for your health. Few people however, realize the extent to which this is critical to their physical well-being and ultimately their life expectancy. In January 2003, the Journal of the American Medical Association featured a study finding that obesity appears to lessen life expectancy, especially among young adults. The researchers compared Body-Mass Index (BMI) to longevity and found a correlation between premature death and higher BMIs. For example, a 20-year-old white male, 5'10" weighing 288 pounds with a BMI of greater than 40 was estimated to lose 13 years of his life as a … [Read more...]

Fitness In Five Minutes A Day?

What is the minimum amount of exercise needed for health and fitness? While it depends on the person, lifestyle, and goals, the general wisdom is that 20-60 minutes per day of cardio pumping, iron lifting, or muscle stretching is necessary. While no one could deny that these numbers produce optimal results, it is possible to accomplish great things in a shorter time. The truth is that most badly out-of-shape people have lost a crucial “body-mind” link, a connection that helps them to feel the physical hunger for healthy movement. They hate sweating, don’t like walking, and often confuse thirst or emotional pain for hunger. For those of us who have to ease our way back into an exercise routine, even five minutes a day can be a life saving door into a healthier world. Here are the … [Read more...]

Real Beauty Is Being Yourself

Compared with men, women are more conscious about their physical appearance. They tend to spend money, time, and effort to look good. From facials to diamond peels, to major plastic surgery and liposuction, these women would stop at nothing just to improve their beauty.   It should not be a surprise why women are so conscious about physical beauty.  Everyday, women are battered by advertisements and media messages about the virtues of physical perfection.  Nowadays, women think that being slim would be nice, adding up the spotless smooth skin and shiny hair. If one looks around, there are a lot of diet programs that can help in staying thin, or simply not getting fat. Diet programs such as the Atkin's diet, Mediterranean diet, and the glycemic impact diet if they don't also include support … [Read more...]

Creating A Personal Development Plan

We've looked at why it is important to your business success to have a personal development plan so the next step is creating one. So where do you start and what do you include?. If you’ve never had to do this before and feel daunted or even if you have and now consider it to be perhaps more effort than you feel like giving  it at the moment, given all the other things you have to get sorted – STOP! Take a deep breath. Help is at hand and once you've overcome any negative thinking you will most likely find that it is an enjoyable and fulfilling activity that you will want to return to again and again The Right Mindset Before going any further it is important to approach this task in the right frame of mind, ie where you feel empowered and confident that what you are doing is … [Read more...]

Personal Development

Why Personal development? Becoming an expert in any area of life requires a plan to acquire the right knowledge and skills. Consequently in order to become a successful entrepreneur you need to devote a proportion of your time to not only learning about the practicalities of running a business but also developing yourself. That is, developing the parts of you that tell you who you are in any given situation.  Improving your skills in these and other areas will give you the ability to stay grounded, that is secure in your belief in yourself , that you are doing the right thing and that you are not a failure! When we embark on a new venture it is easy to become overwhelmed by negative self-talk. So much of our learning takes place through mistakes – there is no failure only feedback – … [Read more...]

Happy Together: Keeping a Healthy Relationship

Do you often ask yourself if you’re still happy with the relationship?  Do you often look back to check why you’re with the person you’re with right now?  Do you feel that your relationship is brining you down more than you feel that it elate you?  You may be in an unhealthy relationship. A healthy relationship should have the following qualities: A sense of respect for each other.  Your significant other should be able to give you the same respect he expects from you.  This is respect for your individuality, for your unique personality – your sense of humor or the weird way you laugh.  Also this entails a sense of respect for your decisions.  Accepting your decisions and understanding it.  Simply put, mutual respect in a relationship means that you value each other’s differences … [Read more...]

7 Key Lessons to For The Mature Woman in Business

As a budding business  woman or entrepreneur there are always new challenges and new lessons to learn more or less every day. Whilst is it sound advice to get yourself a mentor and coach to help you through, at some point you have to fly solo and deal with the trials and issues that dog most new businesses. Rather than seeing these as trials it is more productive to embrace them as opportunities for learning. There is no failure only feedback so open your mind to the learning you receive from what goes wrong. Fortunately there is also a wealth of information from other entrepreneurs who are happy to share what they have learned so you also learn from their mistakes without having to make them first. Here is a roundup of 7 key lessons for the budding business women Focus on your … [Read more...]