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The most valuable lessons I’ve learnt In Business

Here are some of the most valuable lessons I’ve learnt since then and things I wished I’d done more of…

1️⃣ Had more faith and trust in my abilities…

You might remember, in 2015, I started The WordPress Workspace, a blog for WordPress tutorials. Well I wish that I’d had more confidence to use that platform to create the courses I’m now creating!

Honest truth, while I was creating that content, I didn’t have the faith and trust (that I have now) in my abilities and so I judged every tiny thing I put out. When I look back, the content I created WAS valuable and it helped a lot of people.. Imagine if I had just carried on?!

LESSON: You are in the right place at the right time with the exact knowledge you need to make a difference!

2️⃣ Documented everything

This is the no.1 thing I tell new entrepreneurs, especially web designers, is to document everything.

I recently learnt that the best way to retain information is to teach it, so I wished that every time I learnt something new I’d either created a blog post or YouTube video to pass on my knowledge…

Just imagine the bank of blog posts and videos I’d have, not only for other people to learn from but also to see how far I had come?!

LESSON: Start a blog/YouTube channel and create content every time you learn something new. P.S It doesn’t have to be perfect!

3️⃣ I’d known mindset was a daily practice

Over the last couple of years I’ve come to realise that ‘that’ course isn’t the golden ticket to my success, it’s my mindset!

I often thought and still catch myself sometimes thinking that IF I sign up to ‘that’ course then I’ll hit ‘success’, spoiler alert, it doesn’t work that way. You have to first believe in yourself and know that you are worthy of your desires.

And when you come from this mindset, you take completely different action and it shines through. You show up in a completely different way and your audience sees that.

LESSON: Daily mindset practice/self-work practice is a non-negotiable

4️⃣ Your business is not a destination

This one is big for me. 

I always thought that business was somewhere you get to and then you are done. Ha ha, not so! 

Your business, entrepreneurial journey (and your website) is a ‘working document’ that is ever evolving so there is no final ‘destination’. As you grow with your business you gain more clarity so you add to it, change it and make it more you and that as Tony Robbins says is the key to happiness. 

LESSON: It will never be 100% perfect and that is okay as long as you are growing! 

Hi, I'm Nicola and I am obsessed with showing news business owners just how easy it is to start an online business and the immense joy and freedom the online world gives you!

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  1. Nicola, the part about your business being a journey resonated with me. Mine has changed shape several times – sometimes with less intention than others!

    1. So glad it resonated with you! The more I am in business, the more clear I get on where I want to go and what I want to achieve. Sometimes we have to go through the not so nice stuff to get the good stuff.

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Nicola Tweed


Hey, I'm Nicola! I am obsessed with showing new business owners just how easy it is to start an online business and the immense joy and freedom the online world gives you!