Podcast | Your 'Inner Office' Matters

Did you know that at least 90% of businesses fail in the first few years? And it's nothing to do with the economy, the ever changing social media algorithm or who is in office in politics but it has everything to do with the 'inner office' of the business owner themselves.

Recently, I was honoured to be interviewed by Better Homes & Gardens' resident architect, TV celebrity Peter Colquhoun on his Better Ideas Podcast!  We are chatting about how to be productive and what you need to make it work when you’re working from a home office.

Fun Fact - I actually turned up to be interviewed about setting up a home office (given my background in architecture and entrepreneurism), but Peter was fascinated about the entrepreneurial mindset... so I ended up being on two podcasts (I'll let you know when the second one, all about Tips for a great home office, is released). 

Enjoy the chat!

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Hello anxiety!

Merilyn: sometimes I forget to think abundantly.

Anxiety: but you aren’t abundant, you still have needs.

Merilyn: gosh, you are very needy aren’t you! We are extremely abundant. Just look around.

Anxiety: 

Merilyn: I see you’re not convinced. What if I tell you nice things. Would that help?

Anxiety: Maybe. But please don’t try any woo woo on me.

Merilyn: [takes anxiety by the shoulders, smiles and looks in her shadowy eyes.]
I know that you, dear anxiety, just want to keep me safe. You aren’t the devil. You aren’t the enemy. You aren’t even the mean girl.

Anxiety:

Merilyn: truth is, whenever I have a need, it always is met. But you find it easier to say, ‘I’m broke’ or ‘I’m strapped’. But anxiety, dear anxiety, just listen to your words: Broke. Strapped. That’s not me.

Anxiety: but I’m just trying to protect you.

Merilyn: yes I know. I appreciate that. I forget that too. When I...

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Podcast | The Power Of Group Coaching

One thing you might not know about me is that I LOVE group coaching!

In all my 20+ years of working with business & people development, I've found group coaching to be, hand on heart, THE most effective method of growth and learning.

Another thing you might not know about me is that I moonlight as a group coach for David Siteman Garland's Accelerator Program. Which means I coach small groups of people for 90 days in creating an online course, from scratch.

I've helped people create courses about fertility, painting, career change, divorce recovery, meditation, piano competitions and even cancer blood tests!

I love it.

Helping people put their knowledge and experience (and passions) into a format that truly makes the world a better place.

Recently, I was interviewed by David Siteman Garland himself on his podcast out the power of group coaching. 

You might find it interesting....

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Clear that head!

 
How would you like to know the fastest way to a clear thinking head? Especially when you’ve got so much to do!
 
Brain fog. Fuzzy head. Overwhelm. 
 
These things are the garden variety pests that stop us from being productive. 
 
Well I’ve got a little exercise you can do right after you finish watching this video… 
 
But before we do that, let’s chat about why we get brain fog…
 
Who know’s that feeling? 
 
Yes, it can come from sugar and too much refined carbohydrates, but I”m not talking about that kind of brain fog this time.
 
I mean that brain fog from having too much to do. Too many plates spinning. 
 
That we lack clarity over what next and are drowning in to-do’s.
 
The problem is not just the overwhelm, but the LACK OF ROOM FOR BEING CREATIVE. 
 
We all know that being BUSY dines’t mean we are productive. 
 
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Are you time poor?

 

Where has my time gone? 
I don’t have the time. 
I’m soooo busy. 
Too much to do and not enough time to do it!  

Do any of these statements come out of your mouth often?    
If they do, then you are probably time-poor!  

And our beliefs about time are way more powerful than any productivity app!  

So having clarity around how we think about time and how we 'waste' time can help us have more energy and be way more productive.   

And that's what I'm chatting about in this week's video.  

 

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That voice in your head

 
How many times have you hit the snooze button on your life?
 
There’s a neurological reason for it, you know! That push-back might not all be your fault!
 
This episode is all about how to make change a little less difficult! 
  
P.S. It’ll help you get more sleep, without the snooze button!
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Are you ready for failure?

 
 
What do you do when things don’t quite turn out as they should?
 
In this week's video, I’m chatting about failures and the angst of ‘when is it my turn’?
 
Watch it now!
 
P.S. and I also deal with that pressure to ‘be happy’ all the time!
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Nobody told you about the bumps?

 
Bumps.
 
Funny how we instinctively know what do when we face them...
 
Get a nasty bump on the head? Put a pack of frozen peas on it. Or as my Grandma suggested - a lump of butter! 
 
Bumps in the road? Then slow down quick - you don’t want to take the bottom out of your car. 
 
Mozzy bites? Rub lavender oil on them.
 
Or bump into an old friend and we go grab a coffee (if they were a good friend), or say, ‘hey, we must catch up’ and keep walking (if they weren’t such a good friend).
 
But what about the proverbial BUMPS IN LIFE? And even worse… those bumps you are facing in your business?
 
In this episode, I explore how business bumps can be good! 
 
It'll take you less than 4 minutes to watch and it might just shed some light on what you are going through right now.
 
P.S. Doors are closing to Lead Your World - the private members club and mentorships program for creatives and...
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The tomato and the to-do list! 🍅

 
 
You’ve probably all heard of the Pomodoro Technique.
 
A gimmicky, productivity hack to get stuff done.
 
And it does exactly what it says on the tin: helps you focus and get stuff done...
 
But... it's way more than that.
 
This retro, Italian kitchen timer can also help you deal with those nagging fears.
 
Watch this week's episode to find out how.
 
 
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Fear and the yappy dog!

 

What on earth can dog training teach us about getting over our fears?

This episode gives us a simple approach.

Try it out and tell me how you go.  

 

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