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Ep29: Mike Southon on how to create a successful microbusiness

In episode 29 of Micro Entrepreneur: the magic of thinking small, I had a great time speaking with Mike Southon. Mike is a serially successful entrepreneur, best-selling business author and one of the world’s top business keynote speakers on entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and sales. Listen below or go to iTunes or Stitcher to Subscribe and download it to your smart phone This week’s guest Mike is co-author with Chris West of The Beermat Entrepreneur, The Boardroom Entrepreneur and Sales on a Beermat. He has spoken at over 1,000 live events all over the world and …

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Define your own version of success with these 3 simple visioning techniques!

Define Your Own Success

Ladies, it’s time for a makeover… Get dressed for success. If I stopped you in the street and asked you to define success, what would you say?  What comes to mind straight away?  It’s said that success is the ability to get up one more time than you’ve been knocked down but I think there’s a little more to it than sheer resilience.  In my experience, resilience is the fuel not the destination.  Success, the end point, in all its glorious Technicolor, is unique to each of us.  So, what …

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Heros and Quests: equipping you for success – part 1


Setting up and running a successful business or enterprise is a herculean task reminiscent of the Hero’s journey. In this four part series I’ll take you through a self-development programme in which we will look at how to equip you for success.  We will look at four areas: 1. Archetypes and how to leverage their power for success 2. The Hero’s journey to identify where we are, where we have been and to prepare for where we are going. 3. Thinking about and connecting the trips that entrepreneurs make and …

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Release Your Inner Strut: The 5 Things Successful Women do in the first hour of waking

Alarm Clock

The difference between a great day and just another day on life’s treadmill can be found in what takes place upon waking. Do you; a) Wake to the sound of the alarm clock, immediately resent the sleep interruption, complain to yourself about something, open one eye to see what time it is and then calculate how little sleep you’ve had and therefore how tired and grumpy you can reasonably be?! OR b) Wake up naturally before the alarm goes off, think positive thoughts and then rise for the day happy …

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5 deadly fears faced by successful entrepreneurs

Since all entrepreneurs by nature strive to be completely independent, getting a secure job just is not an option. Entrepreneurs have a desire to live life on their terms, and not have their time dictated by anyone or anything outside themselves. Along with this choice comes several fears that must be overcome to achieve the lifestyle that an entrepreneur seeks. I’ve listed 5 deadly fears that all entrepreneurs face. After overcoming these fears, success just becomes a matter of consistently taking action towards building the life of your dreams. 1. …

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Being the best: 5 character traits for successful entrepreneurs

You’ve made the decision that you are tired of working for someone else. You want to run the show and reap the rewards for yourself. Ever since the credit crisis a vast majority of us were left feeling disheartened.  Such a large group of extremely wealthy people and organizations were left completely unaccountable for a financial downfall that was felt globally. All the while the consumers (you and I) were left to pick up the pieces and pay the hefty price. I have found that some people are unable to …

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Want to make your business more profitable?

What business are you in? Actually, I already know. And in just a minute, I’ll reveal my secret on how I know – along with 3 simple steps you can follow that will help you improve your business profitability. But to begin, let me explain two things: First, is that small business success is not a card game. There is no trick. You must do the right things consistently all the time to guarantee your survival, success and profitability. Decades and centuries of time-tested entrepreneurial history and background proves this. …

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Is your success too much of a drama?

Breakthrough self-doubt in pursuit of your goals or dreams. Marissa’s dream didn’t just shimmer in the distance. Instead, she was standing on the cusp of living it and experiencing truly authentic success for the first time. For the past few months, we had worked together to clear the wreckage from her failed business and many false starts down wrong paths. With a clear vision and renewed sense of hope, she then began to take small, but tentative steps in a new direction. As she did so, she began to experience …

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The day I put the start into startup

It is 8.45am on a drizzly and soggy Saturday in June, (got to love the British summertime!) and I am sitting, shivering, on the doorstep of a trendy west end restaurant. Clutching my bag of props and laptop I await the arrival of a staff member to let me in. This is it. It’s D-day! Why do we always give ‘firsts’ a war reference? Maybe it’s Do-or-Die Day! I take a few moments to gather my thoughts and reflect upon the journey so far. The start up honeymoon  I settled on the …

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Not enough time? That can be good for your productivity!

When you run your own business, there is always so much to do. It seems like as entrepreneurs, our work is never done. There’s not enough time to do all that we need to, want to and feel we ought to do. Not enough time to market to new clients while serving existing ones. Not enough time to keep on top of all the admin and accounts as well as getting products out of the door. Time for social media, to stay on top of current trends and ahead of …

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