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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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How do you make God laugh? Tell her your plans!

Any business woman or mentor worth their salt will extol the virtues of having a concrete and robust business plan. They should also tell you that you need a marketing plan and a visibility plan for your venture to succeed. And you’ve probably even heard the adage ‘to fail to plan is to plan to fail’. So I’m about to upset some people with these musings, but there’s not much new there, so here goes… Don’t plan – dream! Martin Luther King did not begin his epic speech with the …

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Why You Lose Focus: How “Brain Maps” Play Their Role

I remember sitting in a queue at JFK airport in New York waiting to take off As I sat in the plane, I could see our plane stuck behind about six or eight other planes.
 They were all waiting to take off. And as we waited the weather conditions changed, causing the planes to keep taxiing till they got the right runway for takeoff. The control tower kept moving the planes to the best

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Is it time to take a pit stop on your life? 5 ways to regain focus and motivation

Do you feel as though you are not getting the results you want in your Business due to a lack of time?  Are you neglecting some areas of your life because there are just not enough hours in the day?  Do you feel frustrated that you just cannot seem to get everything done? If these sentiments resonate with you then it may be that you have

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Smart Women Know Success Leaves Clues

reach for it!

Have you ever wondered what the real secret to success is? Do you ever read articles about women entrepreneurs who’ve accomplished their dreams and think, “Now how did she do that?” I know I have. I’m always in search of better, more effective ways to achieve my goals both personally and professionally and I look to women who’ve walked the path of entrepreneurship before me. The good news is success leaves clues and if you’re open to hearing what other successful women entrepreneurs share about their journey, you can

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Are you dealing with Christmas Stress?

Stresses of Christmas

With only 3 weeks left till Christmas, you may be starting to wonder how on earth you’re meant to get everything organised in time for December 25th.  The run up to Christmas can leave you feeling under pressure to provide the perfect festive break for family and friends.  To buy the best presents, cook the best dinner, wish peace and goodwill to everyone that you’ve ever known and fully embrace the party season whilst maintaining an air of gracefulness and calm.  Sometimes that just isn’t possible – unless

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Reclaim Your Attention

A while back I (a bit ironically perhaps) tweeted this message: ‘Consider what you give your attention to each day. It’s a precious resource, & determines the shape of your life.’ This seemed to strike a chord with many people, who I think are feeling overwhelmed these days. Our attention is being pulled in too many directions, leaving us feeling overloaded, distracted, chaotic, spread thinly, without focus. There are a million blogs, people, services, media, competing for our attention. Our attention is limited, and valuable, making it one of the …

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Is Your Life Working the Way You Want it to Be?

When things happen in the world that seem so far beyond our individual control, it can feel unsettling. But don’t give up on your goals and dreams just because “the time isn’t good”… you can still make 2010 the year you uncover a whole new you for the better! Even in tough times, you get to decide how to respond to certain conditions, opportunities, and outcomes—both good and bad. Life will always be a series of choices and YOU get to decide on what will move you closer to your …

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When it’s hard to get motivated…

I don’t know about you but I have had to really focus to gain any sort of excitement for the year ahead let alone the next decade. I feel a real fraud writing this for everyone to read as so many people refer to me for inspiration and motivation and yet, this last week has been really difficult for me. I can’t explain or provide any reason why it has take me longer than usual to be positive, motivated and fired up about 2010. Reading Twitter and all of the …

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Visualize and Affirm Your Desired Outcomes: A Step-by-Step Guide

You have an awesome power that most of us have never been taught to use effectively. Elite athletes use it. The super rich use it. And peak performers in all fields now use it. That power is called visualization. The daily practice of visualizing your dreams as already complete can rapidly accelerate your achievement of those dreams, goals and ambitions.

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