What’s stopping you from moving forward with your big vision?

If you’ve ever had an idea, a plan or a ‘big vision’ you’ll know that that sometimes it can seem so far away and taking that next step seems like such a massive jump, you kinda just get stuck – Stuck on the same familiar and safe path that is too well-worn and really not fulfilling your desires, or taking your forward. I’ve been stuck – so stuck I feel like my legs were caught up in a big jar of sticky jam and my voice was coated in thick fog. I’ve spent many hours working my way through the fog and am only now slowly releasing my creativity to the world.

And now I’ve got a new and exciting path that will give you a clear step-by-step guide to propel you forward with fresh enthusiasm and confidence.

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Get real clarity in your business and your life

“I really need some clarity about how to communicate what I do”

As a brand consultant, this is what I frequently hear from frustrated business owners…

“How can I express my true and, also, the best version of myself online?”
“It seems like I’m competing against so many other people out there, how do I get myself seen and heard for who I really am?

If you’ve tried to build a web site, no matter how many fonts or templates you try, you can’t quite seem to nail you message, your ‘look’ your story, your difference. But you’re not about to give up because it’s way too important. It’s you in the world. It’s how people see you, your value, your place.

Creating a brand is not just a logo on the top of a page or web site…It’s a cohesive series of messages, experiences and visual cues that deliver your heart and soul, your purpose and your value. That enables you to show your true colours. That you feel confident putting out into the world.

If you’re constantly questioning your position against others in the marketplace; Your value, your place, your offering and you want to know that you are connecting with the people that need you the most and that you most enjoy working with….

You need a brand you love!!!…

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How to find your unique brand essence

In my last blog, I introduced you to the four step process of Brand Building and we looked at getting some clarity. How did you go? Today we’re moving into the next phase, FINDING YOUR BRAND ESSENCE.

As a brand consultant, my job is to translate visions into reality… and I really love getting into the minds of customers and digging deep until we do just that. I know that building a brand is not always easy, that’s why I’m focused on giving you real, tangible advice and information based on my 25 years working with people who want to be seen and heard. If you want to get your stuff out into the world, then there’s one thing you’re gonna need (amongst many other things…) and that’s something unique to help you stand out from the crowd!

There’s a lot of elements that need to come together to make a brand work, visually and effectively. Creating your brand essence is a core element in giving your brand heart

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If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do?

A few weeks ago, I had lunch with a couple of friends… as you do. We love getting together to not only enjoy each other’s company, but also to help each other in our businesses. We’re all in the ‘solopreneur’ category, which means we work on our own and that means a little bit of support and encouragement doesn’t go astray.

So, the mighty question comes up… If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do? It’s amazing what those ten words can do to a person… I’ve heard it many times before but each time I hear it, I hear a different response from myself – and others!

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8 reasons why you should LOVE your brand

After 25 years in design and marketing, building brands for a multitude of companies large and small, I’m realistic enough to know that not everyone, in fact not many people, want a brand they love. In fact, most people just want a brand that works, or deep down, just get the damn job done so they can get on with doing the job they love, or get on with making money… So why should you love your brand…?

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Branding Matters

You might be thinking… ‘Why should I love my brand?” I just want a brand that works so I can get on with my business (and make some money!)
My goal is to get you to fall in love with your brand – and enjoy the branding process! Here’s why…

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Lost in Brandslation #1. What type of brand do you need?

You know, I’ve not really been looking forward to writing this. Branding is such a big subject and for many is confusing and scary and I wanted to begin to help you see branding in a clearer light, but I wasn’t really sure how I was going to do it! If I asked you what branding was, what would you say? Maybe a logo? Maybe a mark of excellence? Maybe a name on a chocolate bar or car, or even maybe the mark on the side of a cow!

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What if I get it wrong? On choices and decisions

When I was young, my dad used to stand and wait for me in the sweet shop for over half an hour. For 10 years, every week on a Wednesday, he used to take me to piano lessons and then to the sweet shop to buy me a chocolate bar. He’d wait patiently for me to make my mind up, never hurrying me, never telling me which one to buy! But all that choice! How is a little girl supposed to decide?!!!

I’m still like that sometimes. Looking at all the choices the world has to offer and waiting for one of them to just jump out and say ‘pick me’.  Like there’s one magic choice that is perfect and ‘right’. So many ideas, so many choices; WHAT IF I GET IT WRONG?!!!

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Creation and Commitment

Nothing spectacular has happened (yet) this week… It’s just another week…. how about you? Just another week chipping away at my big goals, doing the doing towards a bigger vision. Taking care of the actions that need to be done, every day. So what’s the difference between someone who keeps going and someone who gives up?

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