So, how’s YOUR day?

On Friday, my nephew went into emergency brain surgery for fluid on the brain.

It’s been an exhausting, difficult, confusing, emotional time so far (for the family there by his side and for me being far away). There’s tons we don’t know yet and very likely a long road ahead: but here’s the point.

In amongst tests and ambulances and doctors – so, so, so many doctors, I think 32 at last count – my sister said that to every single doctor or nurse who came to help him and ask questions, Marcus would ask them, “So, how’s YOUR day?”

He’s 13. This is scary stuff. And he’s asking how someone else’s day is.

My sister said she wanted this on a shirt, and I think #howsYOURday? is about the best hashtag I’ve ever heard of. Plus green is his favourite colour.

So i threw this together so we have that on a shirt (or a clock or socks or a bag) and we can all be reminded that whatever Day we’re having, however hard and confusing and scary it is, everyone else is having a Day, too.

This is me and Marcus at universal’s Wizarding World in Hollywood at new year’s. Butterbeer is his favourite ever and he’d been talking about it for months before we went.

Love this reminder of him, and me, and family, and happy places and magical drinks, and good Days as well as hard Days.

When I wrote this originally on Instagram, I wasn’t sure i was ready to post something yet. I knew telling people would make it more real, invites questions, and can make it feel more exhausting. But, it’s real, it’s tough, and it’s not really about me. It’s about Marcus.

And you. How’s YOUR day?

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Road trippin and tomb hunting in the northern Irish countryside with one of my life besties. It’s a satisfying thing to climb these hills and watch the clouds move… and explore the old tombs which are older than the pyramids. 

Here we go. 

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What will you do when you’ve arrived?

One of the things business owners tend to focus on is getting the business to run without you.

Systems, team, leadership, pricing… you work so hard on each of these and it often takes longer than you expect.

Maybe you have a vague idea of what you’d do with all that free time once it appears, but I’d guess just as many of you aren’t 100% sure what that will look like.

Every day is so full you don’t have to time to pause. “I’ll spend more time with my family”, you tell yourself. More holidays, more of whatever fills you up.

It might be cooking or DIY or reading, but equally it might be writing a book. Coaching. Speaking. A second or third business of a new kind. 

Which means NOW is the time to start thinking about it.

That can feel overwhelming, if things aren’t “sorted” yet. You still have team issues, or the systems and tech are taking longer than expected to deliver results. You’ve lost some clients, or are struggling to get new ones.

The fact is, all those things may be indicators you’re closer than you realise.

These issues will get sorted – and the moment they do, you could hit a point where you have that spare time. You have a little more energy, or money, or space and freedom. For whatever. 

Now what?

What’s that “whatever”?

That’s when you start looking at your personal brand.

It’s different from your business brand. Instead of being focused on an audience, buying a service; instead of being something which summarises an entire business including clients and team, now you have the opportunity to consider what summarises YOU.

What you care about. The message you’d get out to the world if you could. The kind of people who think the way you do.

If this is even a *glimmer* of a thought in your mind, I’d love to hear from you. I’m working on a live workshop event in the UK, and I want to make sure we cover what would be the most helpful for you, right now.

Before everything is “sorted”.

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