In February I decided what my words would be for 2019. I chose ‘Believe and Achieve’. As only fits 14 characters I had to abbreviate it. Hence B A A 2019.


This isn’t all about me me me.



Yes, it is to believe in myself and my ‘products’, but also to state that I believe in my clients and mentees who take part in the Not Too Late programmes – be they reading the books, doing the online courses, coming on the weekend workshops or taking up the mentoring programme.

And yes, of course I want to achieve success in my business. But I also thrive on seeing other people achieve. I love to see other people ‘of a certain age’ realise their dreams NOW, while there is still time : )

Please have a listen to a couple of my new podcasts at Podbean and subscribe if you like them. The next series will be about starting up a business.

Or see below.

They are also on iTunes – BUT – listed in the wrong order. I have no idea why or how to correct it. #NotTooLateToLearn #JobForTheWeekend

The ‘Fried egg’ diagram

Friday again – how quickly the weeks go by.

Especially this week as we had a few days in the beautiful Scottish island of Islay accompanying No. 1 Son on a research trip about – you guessed – whisky!


Near Port Charlotte

Anyway, while preparing the podcast for Monday, I made available a resource I use to help generate options when planning what you are going to do. It’s on the ‘Free stuff’ page but you can download it here too.  SIMPLY CLICK NOW to get your copy of the ‘Fried Egg‘ diagram.

Recognising where you are NOW

I am a woman ‘of a certain age’ with a passion to help others ‘of a certain age’ to achieve their dreams – while there is still time.

Come and join me in this series to see whether NOW is the right time for YOU.

Please visit me at my website to see all that I offer.

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Get a FREE copy of the one-page-reality-check ‘How satisfied are you now?‘ This is particularly relevant to this episode.

Not Too Late at 58 – to try Facebook Ads properly!

I’ve boosted a few posts before but not invested in ‘proper’ ads – so now I have dabbled and intend to get better at it!

These are the images I used. I wonder which you prefer. You won’t have seen them before on your feed from me.

The ‘ethical bribe’ or freebie to go with it is 6 questions to ask yourself before leaping into self-employment having reached ‘that certain age’.

Let me know if you’d like a copy for yourself or someone you know or click here

Creating new habits…

Are you trying to make a change in your life?

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

At first, it’s easy. It’s different, new and you are focussed on it. Maybe you are doing it as the result of something that inspired you. Inspiration makes light work of any task.


Then it gets tougher. The inspiration seems a distant memory, the changes seem slow, the old way of doing things seems much easier. It is such an effort now…

Imagine the consequences in detail:

  • What would (or wouldn’t) happen if I carry on with it?
  • What would (or wouldn’t) happen if I didn’t carry on with it?
  • How will I feel if I do this?
  • How will I feel if I don’t do this?
  • What will my life be like one year from now if I don’t follow this through?

Notice that each time you go through a tough time, it gets easier next time.

And vice versa. Just when it all seems easy, another tough spot comes along – hey ho.

So, be ready for the tough spots, and you will be able to push through them and in time, embed the new habit.

How badly do want that new habit?

It’s not so much about doing what you like, but liking the results of what you do.

We can only change who we are and what we habitually do to the extent that we can tolerate some discomfort during the change.