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Hi Amanda,

Are you thinking of booking a space on our Be Desk Smart workshop on 24 June?

I’m sure you won’t regret it! 

You’ll take away:
  • an understanding of your preferred desk space style
  • loads of hints and tips on how to tweak your working area to make it more effective, and
  • an awareness of why and how to do a Display Screen Equipment risk assessment for yourself
So book now!
In my newsletter this week:
  • Have you stopped growing?
  • What’s your AQ?
  • Who’s calling?
  • Business Book Club update
Please do read on...

Have you stopped growing?

Given the amount of baking that has been taking place during lockdown, you could be forgiven for thinking I’m referring to our waistlines.

I’m not!  

That’s between you and your scales.

I’m asking about personal growth.

Are you still curious to learn, to develop, to grow your experience, your knowledge and your learning?

One of my friends is a great example of this.

Well past optional retirement age, she remains endlessly interested in everything and everyone, always the first to put her hand up for activities and events outside her direct experience.

Not surprisingly, she is the first to volunteer help to anyone who needs it, and the first to support others via encouragement, introductions or practical help.

She is definitely still growing and her life is richer for it.

Have you stopped growing, or are you still stretching yourself in new and interesting ways?

Who’s calling?

Have you ever heard someone talk about their business, but been confused as to how you can help?

If you’ve ever had marketing advice, or been to networking events, you’ll probably be familiar with the term 'Call to Action’.

It’s the ONE thing you should do when promoting your business wares.

Your Call to Action ensures that your audience is left in no doubt of how they can help you.

You can vary your Call from time to time.

You can ask for referrals, introductions, suggestions, support, sign ups, social media connections, and much more.

But whatever you do, make that Call!

Today I’d like to make my own Call to Action.

If you’re reading this newsletter, then presumably you find it useful.

Who else do you know that might also find this newsletter useful?

Please forward this email to them, and tell them it comes out weekly.

If they'd like to sign up to get it themselves, they can do so, and get my free ebook, from the sign up box here.

Or they can drop me an email and I’ll be delighted to add them to my mailing list.

Tell them to mention your name, and I’ll send you a little something as a thank you!

What’s your AQ?

Most of us know about IQ - our intelligence quotient.

And most of us have at least some sense of how we would measure up.

Increasingly, people have learned about EQ - our emotional quotient.

This is a measure of how we understand and manage our own emotions.

If you’d like to know more about this, I strongly recommend checking out Daniel Goleman, a leading authority on the subject.

Do you know your AQ?

This is your adversity quotient. 

It’s a measure of how resilient you are. 

Resilience doesn’t come from avoiding adversity.

It comes from building your capacity to be in challenging situations, working through them and seeing the opportunity that each presents.

Business Book Club update

At last week’s Book Club call we discussed 'Company of One', by Paul Jarvis.

It was introduced as:

"A refreshing approach to entrepreneurship centered on staying small and avoiding growth - maximizing happiness, sustainability and profitability."

I don’t think I was the only Club member excited at the prospect of reading it.

Sadly, most of us were underwhelmed.

We felt that whilst there was some useful content, it was well hidden!

We found the book wordy, and not well written.

Overall, most people gave it 6 or 7 out of 10. 

Our next book is The Human Edge by Greg Orme.

If you'd like to read along with us, please do, and let me know how you get on.

Future Workshops

Be Desk Smart - helping you review and improve your home office set-up -  is happening again on Wednesday 24 June.

Look Smart on Linked In - building a credible presence on Linked In, is now available via Zoom! If you’d like to join us at a future session, please let me know!
Also in my workshop portfolio, and available on demand are:

Managing your business risks - understand what can go wrong, and what to do about it

Know your worth – managing your finances, understanding what to charge and learning how to negotiate your price with customers

Developing your Business Strategy - plotting your route to business success

Networking skills - why, where and how to network effectively

Time Management - how to manage your time more effectively to achieve better business results

Business Blogging with Intent - what blogging is, why and how to do it, and where to place it

Finding your Ideal Client - how to identify your 'ideal client', and then track them down

Managing your Clients - master the art of fabulous customer service and minimise payment issues

Formulate your  vision – get clear on your business goals

Details of all my workshops can always be found on my website.
“Amanda has the ability to get you to find the solution, to work through the issues rather than dictating or telling you.

This approach has been so refreshing, rewarding and enjoyable.

Amanda has a relaxed charm, a good listener but then insightful, getting to the heart of matters quickly.

Every session has been rewarding, with purpose and at a pace which doesn’t feel pressured or rushed.”

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