Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Launching Rosieteapot Magazine

I'm launching a free online magazine tomorrow, and I'm pretty excited about it!

I can't even say I remember the moment I decided to go for it with this one...starting an online magazine has been in the back of my mind for about a year now, but it never really went beyond an idea since I had other focuses.

I had been stockpiling images of meals I had been creating, thinking I'd use them for some sort of online purpose at some stage, and decided to try making them into a magazine spread.  It was actually quite easy, so I thought I'd start contacting people to see if they would like to be showcased in my first issue of Rosieteapot Magazine.  About 90% of the people I contacted said they'd love to - so far so good!

In actual fact, there have been no actual roadblocks so far in starting this online magazine.  It's come together incredibly easily!  And as for my website, it has taken me all of today and yesterday...and it's finished.  Sweet!

Want to read it?  Head over to  !

Thursday, January 24, 2013

To Err Is Human - Be Like Google

What do you do when your colleague/spouse/employee/friend/customer makes a mistake?

Do you point out the error and tell them not to do it again?   Do you forgive them?

Be like Google.

When you misspell a word, Google doesn’t laugh at you or rebuke you.  Instead, Google kindly offers a suggestion along the lines of “is this what you might be after?”
Try responding positively. 

Next time someone owns up to their mistake, how about thanking them for being vulnerable to you?  It’s not easy them letting their guard down.

Next time one of your people messes up, love them anyway.  Wouldn’t you want them to love you?

Which of these types of friends do you have:

I’m pretty convinced there are only a few sorts of friends you can have:

  1. The ones who make you a better person
  2. The one who don’t add value but don’t take away
  3. The ones who drain you or bring you down a brain-cell or two
If your life is populated with #3, you’re screwed.

Phase out #3.  You don’t need them in your life and guess what – you’re an adult.  You don’t have to be friends with people you don’t want to.  And if they’re people at your work, consider changing jobs.  No, really.  Life's too short to have your energy drained!

It’s your life.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

How do you escape mediocrity?

In the business world, it’s super, SUPER easy to be mediocre.  When you compare yourself to your competition and say “We’re 10% cheaper” or “We’re better on this particular thing” chances are you’re just pitting average against average.  

So why not set your sights higher?  Why not raise the bar so it’s unreachable?  Why not provide unbelievable services & products with mind-blogging customer service?

Be remarkable.

Be awesome.

Be outstanding.

Be incredible.

Offer the BEST service.  Offer the BEST product.  Compete on Quality, not on price.  NEVER compete on price.  

How are you going to do it?  Brainstorming time!