Mandy Nicholson

Mandy Nicholson

Strategy is NOT a scary word.

Strategy is NOT a scary word.

Strategy is one of the most overused words in the online business space currently. The rise in online entrepreneurs has opened a huge market for programs and courses created by experts to help people fill their skill gaps and focus on strategy. This is to be celebrated, however, there are a lot of these so-called guru’s and experts to whom you are just a number. Their course or program may help you, but they are not personally interested in YOU, just packaging what they know and selling it…

I am…

I am…

From birth you are led to believe that life ‘should’ be a certain way. You learn from parents, grandparents, the education system, your peer groups, your workplace and from every shop you enter, transactions you make and transport system you use. We are cocooned by rules, expectations, and opinions from the moment we enter the world. No wonder some people look for a means of escape from it all.

How disciplined are you in your business?

How disciplined are you in your business?

Many of the creative women I come across, and usually end up helping, are the most amazing talented artists who are incredibly disciplined in their craft, but they can be chaotic when it comes to business.
They may have been muddling through with no real plan, attending craft fairs and markets, and posting occasionally on social media. Doing what is traditionally expected of them as creatives. Nothing wrong with that I hear you say…
No there isn’t if you want to stay on the poverty line!

Repeating numbers, passion flowers and bats!

Repeating numbers, passion flowers and bats!

I did a meditation at a meeting, and we were asked to write down what came to us, well I drew this shape that I had seen clear as day while meditating. Next, my daughter sent me a text while I was in the same meeting with a picture of a passionflower she had bought for the garden. I couldn’t remember seeing one before but when I looked at the photo, it was what I had drawn!

Is fear holding you back?

Is fear holding you back?

We have become fearful of change, of stepping outside of what makes us feel safe. Therefore, we are not all living the lives we were born to live. Free from worries and anxiety and filled with abundance. When I say abundance, I don’t just mean just money, I mean love, health, self-expression, all the human desires which create joy and gratitude.

How to identify personal growth and change.

How to identify personal growth and change.

I believe that we are learning every single day. What sets us apart as human beings is the ability to apply that knowledge and welcome change. We are almost wired to fear change. It makes us uncomfortable; we like life to fit inside the zone of familiarity and routine. Therefore, people stay in stagnant or abusive relationships that have become habits rather than things that serve our best interests. We stick with addiction because it is hard to give up. We avoid conflict for fear of backlash and accept the bad behaviour of other people, sometimes for a lifetime!

An economy rooted in fear!

An economy rooted in fear!

The last few weeks have taught me something that I was completely oblivious to, we are living in a society gripped with fear.
‘Mandy, where have you been?’ I hear you cry.
Obviously, I know that on the back of COVID we are on the brink of a mental health crisis and that there are lots of jobs that employers can’t fill due to a reluctance to get back to ‘proper’ life, but I was completely unaware that the fear had brought the financial institutions to a grinding halt.

It takes a village to raise a child AND to build a castle!

It takes a village to raise a child AND to build a castle!

They say it takes a village to raise a child and I truly believe it does. The more positive influences you can have in a child’s life, the richer their experience.
What I am finding right now on my Scottish adventure is that it also takes a community to build a ‘mini’ castle. The more positive influences and local knowledge the better the outcome!