About Catherine Alliott

It’s lovely to have you here on my page. I’m a British author and mother of three, although they’ve pretty much all flown the nest now.

I didn’t set out to write about the different stages in women’s lives, but inevitably, since I started twenty-five years ago, that is what I seem to have done.

My first book was about a young working girl with boyfriend problems – and much more – and I now write about middle-aged women with teenage or young adult children, possibly through the prism of my own.

There are also some grandparents thrown in for good measure, who are sometimes
more trouble than the children. I hope you’ll enjoy what you read and visit my Facebook page where we can get to know each other better and where you can get to know some of the characters I’ve created.

About Catherine Alliott

It’s lovely to have you here on my page. I’m a British author and mother of three, although they’ve pretty much all flown the nest now.

I didn’t set out to write about the different stages in women’s lives, but inevitably, since I started twenty-five years ago, that is what I seem to have done.

My first book was about a young working girl with boyfriend problems – and much more – and I now write about middle-aged women with teenage or young adult children, possibly through the prism of my own.

There are also some grandparents thrown in for good measure, who are sometimes
more trouble than the children. I hope you’ll enjoy what you read and visit my Facebook page where we can get to know
each other better and where you can get to know some of the characters I’ve created.

To read more about how I embarked all of this, please go to….

The first few years were rough.

I didn’t hit eject from my cushy corporate gig and land softly on a stack of bills.

 

Every small “win” was marred by an even bigger hit of self-doubt, sunk costs and a shooting pain inside my entrepreneurial gut that taunted me with a crippling sense of “not enoughness’

 

Long hours spent in front of the screen without the cash flow to justify it.

 

Painful “heart-to-hearts” with friends and family, desperately trying to convince them that success was just around the corner.

 

Missed football games where my son Cade was left wondering why his “cheering” section was depressingly thin.

 

Botched webinars.

 

Half-finished products.

 

And a list so small (and growing so slowly) I could literally memorize every subscriber’s name and recite them on command.

 

And when I finally did get traction:

 

I realized that I had built the wrong business.

 

Burning myself out with 1-on-1 consulting, which, on paper, gave me the right to call myself a “self-sustaining” entrepreneur…

 

When in reality, I knew that I was simply building another people-pleasing “job” for myself that put everyone else’s big dreams ahead of my own.

And feel confident that every bit of effort you invest will pay off 100x.