From shipping container to luxury hotels... and she got featured on TV!

As an entrepreneur myself, there are a few things that make my proudest moments, and one of these is celebrating a client’s success.  

Today I am celebrating and spotlighting one of my clients, luxury floral designer Paula Rooney, who recently got featured on TV on Billionaire Blooms at Christmas, on Channel 4. 


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Paula Rooney is a respected business woman and luxury floral designer who works with millionaires, billionaires and luxe hotels providing floral design services.  

Paula and I started working together many years ago, now when she was still working out of a shipping container.

Fast forward to today and Paula and her award-winning team have been featured on Channel 4, Tatler, Brides Magazine, Guardian and are the floral creative force at the Four Seasons Ten Trinity in London.  

Paula and the team star in Billionaire Blooms at Christmas that first aired on 29th December on Channel 4. Billionaire Blooms...

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Finishing 2021 Strong in business

Welcome to Finishing 2021 strong in business or crawling to the finish line.

Let’s dive in and ask the question – are you finishing the year strong or feeling like you are crawling to the finish line?

Or let’s do a quick reframe of the question – do you want to have an amazing 2022 or if you are reading this in the future, do you want to have an amazing next year?

I used to swim as a kid.  When I say swim, I trained 3 times a week and had my first ever coach.

I’ll never forget the wisdom that he taught me. You see I wasn’t and am not your typical swimmer.  I’m only just 5.5. now, and as a kid of about 13, I was 5 ft nothing.

I’m a curvy vixen and have been that way since I hit my teens.

So when I used to go to swimming competitions, when the swimmers are on the blocks, you look up and down to check out who else is competition.   And I didn’t look like competition.

And that’s ok. But I knew....

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How instant gratification is killing legacy creation

It’s time to talk about instant gratification and the impact this is having on those who are seeking to create a legacy.

You may or may not know this about me, but in case you don’t, I love an underdog and especially the underdog when it comes to property.

My husband Mr P and I, are on our second full property renovation which is now completed, the home is sold and we are looking for what is our next project.

When you are looking at a property to renovate, it’s as much about unburdening yourself of your ego and your limitations and seeing the beauty of the masterpiece property within.

And when looking at property to renovate I get nervous, because it isn’t about the sale or profit.  It’s about creating something that could have a lasting impact on future families who give the home a new soul and memories.

Because of this when I look at a property, fear is always with me.

Fear if can we create the vision that I see in my mind.

The fear of...

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How to Overcome Perfectionist Fantasies and Tomorrow Timelines

When it comes to reading the words “perfectionist fantasies” my long experience has shown me that 2 responses normally happen. 

The nod, that somewhere in your stomach you know that this is something for you.  Or the “I’m curious” but it doesn’t land with you straight away.

So what are perfectionist fantasies?

Before we dive in here, let’s go back a stage to what is the problem with having perfectionist fantasies?  As such a perfectionist fantasy is a longed-for illusion that can keep you stuck in a negative benefit frustration cycle.

You believe that it is only your illusory perfect self who can accomplish goals, once perfection has been achieved.

Or you believe that only the perfect launch, perfect messaging, perfect USP, perfect copy, perfect audience build, perfect audience identification, perfect need qualify.. will lead to the results that you crave.

I have also seen this emerge with corporate clients and leadership...

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TEDx Speaker

Laura is excited to be a TEDx speaker, part of the internationally renowned TED brand 

As a TEDx speaker in Southampton, Laura will be giving a talk on "What the art of seduction can teach us about customer service" as part of the theme "Human to human". 

Watch her talk below:

Laura’s TEDx talk is inspired by the work that she does here at House of Seductology, as a 20-year marketing veteran and neuroscience-based coach. 

House of Seductology embraces the power of neuroscience, marketing and the missing ingredient of seduction to create your legacy life.  

Her TEDx talk wowed the audience with her usual blend of exciting and dynamic speaking style.  


Laura Payne-Stanley, TEDx Speaker Southampton 

Laura is a keynote conference speaker, marketing speaker, mindset speaker, TEDx speaker, and trusted advisor.  She works internationally helping service-based...

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Business Coach for NLP Coaches

business coach coaching nlp Aug 26, 2021

More Impact, More Money with a Business Coach for NLP Coaches 

NLP or Neuro-linguistic programming is a psychology approach to achieving behavioural change and mind mastery.   

As an NLP Practitioner or NLP Master Practitioner welcome to this post and as a fellow NLP Master Coach, I know that you already love NLP and are now looking to grow your NLP Coaching Business.  

And I get it...

NLP Coaching is a powerful skillset BUT now you need to grow that skill into a profitable business practice 

There is a truth that I see time and time again with my clients, that not all NLP Coaches are great at the business of coaching.  

Of course it makes sense, you may have done your NLP training and passed as a qualified NLP expert, but then didn’t know where to start on the business.  

The areas to focus on when starting your NLP Coaching Practice include: 

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How Money Dams are stopping your money flow

We are diving in deep today to talk about money dams and how they are stopping your money flow.  

So what is a money dam?  

It is a set of narratives or beliefs that is keeping money from flowing to you, AND also from keeping money with you if you don’t have the right barriers in place.  

By understanding how you are actually blocking money, you can learn how to remove those dams, eliminate this self-destructive behaviour and rewire your brain with new thoughts and beliefs that will help heal your mind around creating wealth.  

We are going to utilise the power of mental rehearsal to change your brain and body around money for the future.  


Money dams and limiting beliefs on the unconscious level are where I find the jackpot with most private coaching clients.  Most of us have these beliefs that we are aware of unconsciously, even if we might be aware consciously that something is amiss with...

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Imposter Syndrome and Self doubt

 

It is very common for successful people to experience imposter syndrome and self-doubt,  including the likes of Tina Fey or Sheryl Sandberg, who have publically claimed at times they felt like a fraud.

A review article in the International Journey of Behavioural Science puts the figure at an estimated 70% of people who experience the imposter syndrome phenomenon at some point in their lives.

Know that you are not alone. 

So if we know that it is common, the feelings of Imposter Syndrome  - know that it isn’t experiencing it that is the problem, it’s how we recognise and deal with it that has the biggest impact on our outcomes.

"Of all the judgements we pass in life,

none is more important than the judgement

we pass on ourselves."

Nathaniel Branden

How true is this?

We’ve talked before about ‘stories’ and how we have them for time, money and success.  Well, one of these life stories can be around our comparison of...

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Employee vs Entrepreneur Mindset

business mindset Jul 14, 2021

 This should come with a potential trigger warning as we are going to be diving into whether you are creating your dream life, complete with legacy building business, or if you are creating a job under the guise of being an entrepreneur. 

This is physically how you set up your business which has the underpinning of employee vs entrepreneur mindset

Before we go any further I want to clarify that there is no good or bad here, not judgement that comes up, as long as you are fully aware and have consciously chosen how to run your business. 

In my experience, you could be running an employee mindset whilst trying to scale your business which leads to frustration and burnout. If you are an entrepreneur struggling with burnout - I recommend reading & trying this self-hypnosis blog.

We are going to be looking through the lens of a mindset strategist and coach, to stop you if this is holding you back. 

Let me ask you a couple of questions and scenarios, to see...

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The Streisand Effect on Future Legacy

coaching mindset Jul 05, 2021

Back in 2003, the award-winning singer & actor Barbara Streisand was annoyed when a blurry photo of her Malibu home was published as part of the California Coastal Records Project. 

Her annoyance manifested in her trying to suppress the photo. However, it had the opposite effect. It created a furore above and beyond what the original article had done. Meaning something that was obscure gained substantial attention. 

When censorship backfires.

It has since been labelled as a social phenomenon by The Economist that occurs when we attempt to hide, remove or censor information. Sometimes it has the unintended consequence of amplifying it. 


So what has this got to do with your future legacy?

Let me share with you a story from one of my clients about how the Streisand Effect showed up in her life. 

My client was residing in the UK, having been born in Europe, raised in her home country and coming to the UK when she was a teenager. 

She had educated...

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