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Turningturtle

The World is Turning Turtle

I absolutely ADORE the Mary Poppins sequel that was released in cinemas late last year.
I loved everything about the film – the costumes, the actors, the special effects (wow the bathtub scene! ) and especially the music.

The soundtrack is something special – each song tells it’s own story with a life lesson hidden inside it.
My 7-year-old daughter, Iris, and I have it on loop when we are baking in the kitchen because I really want some of the life lessons in those songs to rub off on her.

My favourite song from the soundtrack though is “Turning Turtle”.

I won’t spoil the film for those of you that haven’t seen it but “Turning turtle” tells the story of a wonderfully colourful and eccentric lady, played by the fabulous Meryl Streep, who can fix anything, except on every second Wednesday of the month when her whole world – quite literally – turns upside down.

Mary Poppins always has the answer of course;

“You see, when the world turns upside down, The best thing is turn right along with it”
“I do see! From down here, things look right side up, hahaha I wouldn’t mind seeing things from that angle
“When you change the view from where you’re stood, the things you view will change for good”
Iris and I enjoy making biscuits the most and we have loads of fun turning our cookie cutters “turtle” to see what other shapes we can make.
I’m trying to make her see that there is always a different way to look at things which you might end up preferring!

So that last line of those lyrics is so important – and definitely applies to your business.

Changing how you view a situation will often reveal the answers you’re looking for.

Instead of thinking … “I have my prices displayed several times, the client had a copy before they booked, why now, after the session, do they say they weren’t expecting to spend so much”
Try thinking … “This client might have identified an opportunity for me to make things clearer, how can I test the client process so I can see it from their point of view”
Instead of thinking … “No wonder my business is quiet when the photographer up the road is charging half of my prices”
Try thinking … “how can I add perceived value to my sessions? Is there something I can deliver for clients that no one else can?”
Instead of thinking … “Facebook is so evil and nasty for not showing my posts to more people, that’s what’s killing my enquiries”
Try thinking … “what are all of the ways I can reach my ideal client without using social media?”
Turning your world “turtle” is fabulous for your mental health and your attitude as it spins every negative into a positive.
It can work wonders for your business and is a great problem-solving tool.I’d love you to give it a try.Oh and definitely go see the film if you haven’t already!

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