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5 deadly fears faced by successful entrepreneurs

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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. ... Read More »

Understand the Gremlin: Silence your inner critic

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What is The Gremlin? The Gremlin is your inner dialogue, your inner critic, your critical chatterbox that goes on and on and on – 24/7.  There are many names for it but the characteristics are the same whatever you call it. The gremlin is with you from the moment you wake to the moment you fall asleep. Your Gremlin wants to keep you safe Recognising and understanding your Gremlin is the most important thing you can do because your happiness depends on it.  The point of the Gremlin is partly ... Read More »

Feeling Good, Doing Good Things: 6 Ways of Building a Super Self Concept

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Confidence. It is that elusive thing that we all want more of. It is the one thing that we know holds the key to success & happiness and yet we seem to have trouble finding and keeping hold of it. Choosing to proactively build your self confidence is probably one of the most important things you can do in a lifetime.  I hope that this article acts as a catalyst for you to begin to feel the most contented you have ever felt in your own skin. Use this self-assuredness ... Read More »

How to say ‘No': Give a more positive negative

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Even Superwoman says ‘no’ sometimes! Whether you are an employee, a manager, a business owner or an employer, I can guarantee this isn’t your only role in life. You may also be a friend, daughter, sister, wife/partner, mother, auntie, volunteer, student, pet owner, committee/group member or any combination of the above. And with all those roles come lots of responsibilities! Not to mention all those requests and demands on your time, efforts and attention. We try and be Superwoman, taking on anything that comes our way. But the roles that you ... Read More »

Dressing for work today. The new rules; how to play by them and win!

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We are all our own personal brand and what we wear to business occasions will inevitably be judged by others, whether that seems fair or not. ‘New Business Casual’ is a term we are hearing more and more as the line between our work outfits and casual clothing becomes blurred, reflecting the changing ways in which we work. Modern dress codes in the business world have evolved hugely since the Maggie Thatcher era of power-suited women, dressing (and behaving) like men to get ahead in the world of business. Women ... Read More »

Challenging your belief systems will improve self confidence!

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This year for our holidays my husband and I decided we would like to travel around Europe on the train.  I knew it would be taking me out of my comfort zones but it also felt very exciting.  My husband has been before on his own about 20 years ago.  We chose our destinations, booked the trains and accommodation ourselves and set off full of excitement and anticipation. It was an interesting experience for me as the things I thought would be challenging I actually enjoyed and the bits I ... Read More »

You Can Have It All… When You Believe You Can

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Yes, you really can have it all. In fact, there are hundreds of “gurus” standing ready to tell you just what you need to do to qualify. On this subject there are books to read and websites to explore. Perhaps you’ve read/explored them all and here you are still searching for the right path, still on your quest for the secret to getting your piece of the pie of success. Here’s a quick tip. You must first know what it is you’re searching for. Yeah, I know: Wealth – Freedom ... Read More »

Don’t let stress crash your holiday party: 5 warning signs and 7 helpful tips

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The holidays are upon us and many of us are rushing about trying to put it all together before December 25. Fully half of us might say we are stressed to the max and can’t wait for the holidays to be over. Think back: is this the same pattern you have followed year after year — after year? Why does this happen? We see in commercials and in cards that this is the season to be jolly. Many of us Read More »

10 Ways to Get Your Marketing Unstuck

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Have you ever found yourself knowing exactly what you need to do about marketing your business… and then not doing it? You are not alone. Many self-employed professionals find that the hardest part of marketing isn’t figuring out what to do. What’s hard is actually doing it. Marketing yourself can be a confronting process. Making phone calls to strangers, writing marketing letters, and talking about yourself and your accomplishments can bring up fear of rejection, harsh commentary from your inner critic, feelings of incompetence, and the discomfort of performing unfamiliar ... Read More »

Act now to create your perfect outcome

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If you want to live a dream life, not only must you decide what you want, turn your dream into measurable goals, break those goals down into specific action steps, and visualize and affirm your desired outcomes — you must start taking action! I recommend making the commitment to do something every day in at least three different areas of your life that moves you in the direction of your goal. Read More »

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