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January 2021 — New Year New Me

Don’t be alarmed; I completely agree that the ‘New year, new me’ hallmark is an overused cliché that, for most people is a statement filled with…


I called it back in March 2020 when I said there is going to be an unprecedented amount of people wanting to start their own businesses off the back of this madness that we are experiencing; and I was right!

So far we have not seen a surge of new…


LinkedIn…remember that? LinkedIn used to only be used as an online CV. It was clunky, unappealing and did not really do a lot except serve as a way for CEOs to get headhunted for a bigger payday.

Recently, however, it has gone through a revolution.

When Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in…


Have you ever sat at your desk at work with a never-ending list of jobs that need doing and thought, ‘I wish I was doing something else’?

Back in autumn 2017, that was me. I was heading up a digital team for a national charity where I was lucky enough…


Have you always wondered how some people seem to cope with stress or sadness much better than others?

Their sad times don’t overwhelm them and stress doesn’t seem to set them back? If you thought it was just the luck of the draw who can and who can’t deal with life’s bigger setbacks you’d be mistaken. …


Money is a hugely important part of our lives (rightly or wrongly). But have you ever stopped to think about your own attitude towards money? Do you love it? Hate it? Obsess about it? As business owners we can’t avoid it — we have to at least consider how to make it… almost every day.

Just quickly, we’re going to explore how your attitude towards money has been formed and how it might be shaping your everyday financial decisions. We’re also going to have a little look at ‘money manifesting’ and the ‘Law of Attraction’, which some of you may have written off as irrelevant…


How to build a team that is effective, empowered and motivated is one of the greatest responsibilities of a leader. But what are the other characteristics of a great team and what steps should you take to build one?

The bottom line is that building a great team doesn’t happen overnight and it’s not always easy to achieve — especially in a short time frame. …


Rocket boost your business! Right from the off…

So, you’ve decided to start your own business? How awesome is that?!

As I’m part of this fabulous group of collaborators known as Shifties, who has a logo that is a Rocket, let’s use a Rocket Launch as an analogy for how…


Starting a new business can be challenging enough at the best of times. But what about doing so in the middle of a global pandemic? Or in the economic downturn that will inevitably follow?

You’re probably thinking it’s a complete non-starter, right? And that any plans you had should be put on hold until such times as we’re experiencing more stability.

I’m here to highlight that if you have a great business idea, supported by a solid plan and the right people around you…


Imagine if you had support and encouragement from your very own personal cheerleader and coach every single day. Wouldn’t that be great? But impossible, right? You can’t have that every single day — can you?

Written by Sarah Loddick, Shifties Contributor

What about when something goes really badly wrong, you don’t expect to feel that support then do you? Well maybe you can, if you stop looking outside for this support and instead learn to find it internally. This is what the growth mindset can…

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