Archive for December, 2012

Welcome to 2013

One of the best decisions I made in 2012 was joining John Thornhill’s coaching program, Partnership to Success.

Getting yourself a mentor is one of the best ways to guarantee your success on line. You can learn by trial and error, or you can learn from someone who has been before you and worked it out. This is infinitely faster. Of course, if you want to carry on as a pioneer and “Do it my way”, go right ahead. On the other hand, you can learn from someone else and learn from their mistakes, which is a lot easier on your purse, time and patience, I’d say.

What do you get when you sign up with someone’s coaching program?

You get the mindset that succeeds.

You get the results much easier and quicker. You also get contacts and can build relationships. These people are not going to look at you blankly and tell you are wasting your time, it can’t be done, you don’t have what it takes, or or or…whatever negative that gets thrown your way and makes you doubt yourself, doubt whether it’s worth it, if it’s just a pipe dream and wishful thinking.

What you get is a chance to connect with a group of like minded people heading in a similar direction and it’s worth it for that.

When you find out that they stayed up late, struggled to work through their own barriers,  which can be different for each one, and they made it through to success, you know they’ve been where you are now and they know how it feels and they know what they did to get through it and out the other side.

Yes, I’d say it was the best decision I made in 2012 and I can say that 2013 will be a better year for me and I will have company on the way, which makes it even better.




Happy New Year

Happy Hogmanay as we say in Scotland. Lang may your lum reek. Translation: Long may your chimney smoke, so wishing you plenty of fuel to keep your fire burning bright and you nice and warm in the cold and dark days of winter.

There is an old tradition in Scotland, called “first footing”. After midnight of the old year on 31st December, to bring you good luck, the first visitor to your house should be a young, dark-haired, handsome man.  And to ensure you stay warm, he brings a lump of coal. Also salt, black bun (a rich fruit cake) and a “hawf bottle” of whiskey. These represent warmth, wealth, food and good cheer.

Once entered into the home, a toast is offered to the house and all within it, using the important whiskey of which everyone should have a few wee drams on Hogmanay. The traditional taost is: “A guid New Year to ane an a’ and many may ye see”. This is a good New Year of one and all and many more may you see.

And that is my wish for you too in 2013.