Mandy Nicholson

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My Friend Said I Had To Tell You This!

My Friend Said I Had To Tell You This!

I was ecstatic when the scaffolding went up and the roofing contractor started work because this was one of the biggest jobs and many other jobs were reliant on it being completed. They started work the second week in July and all was going well. The back of the house was the first section, roof vents, pointing, removing vegetation from chimney stacks etc.
Then I received a call. The boss of the roofing company, could I meet him at the house.

Tell The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth.

Tell The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth.

When was the last time you were 100% truthful in your business AND in your life?
How we do anything is how we do everything and there are no ‘half-truths’ just ‘whole lies’.
When we lie to ourselves and to others it chips away at our self-confidence and builds fear. In turn this behaviour impacts our reputation as chinks appear in our armour and the holes become visible.

Why Creativity is a CURSE!

Why Creativity is a CURSE!

As children most of us will be drawn to creative pursuits and ‘make things.’ Unfortunately, it is discouraged and trained out of us through an education system based on Victorian principles which favours academia. A huge percentage of people forget they have the innate talent and never really use it again nor miss it.
Those of us that escape the programming are cursed for life!

Will The Real Mandy Nicholson Please Stand Up…

Will The Real Mandy Nicholson Please Stand Up…

When you are exploring identity, it is truly valuable to have a framework to fit into. I have done loads of personality tests in my time as a leader in ‘corporate land’, I always come out the same, so I know who I am and how to play to my strengths. It is a gift to understand why you behave a certain way and how you can shift between the personality traits at different times for different reasons.

The effects of ‘Schedule and Structure’ on a creative mind.

The effects of ‘Schedule and Structure’ on a creative mind.

I know that you feel like a caged animal when you think others are imposing structure on you and you want to run for the hills screaming NOOOOOO.
I also understand the levels of stress it can cause you as a creative mind, because part of being creative is about being free to create.
But the harsh truth is that you do need to have some structure and strategy if you want a successful business…