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Saturday, 02 January 2021 09:39

A new year - what a relief

As I woke up on January 1, 2021, at 4.59a.m. I could feel myself breathe a sigh of relief. Finally, it is a new day, in a new year, and everything that came before that moment no longer holds me or anyone else down.

Like many, 2020 was my second least favourite year, just marginally behind the year before where I said goodbye to my dog. 

During the year, I struggled. I wasn’t alone, but at times I actually was, both physically and mentally. Like many entrepreneurs, I was challenged with not only my own life, but the lives of those around me. 

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Monday, 19 October 2020 08:52

My biggest leadership fail

On January 7 this year, I opened by diary for the first time in 2020. It was a remarkable moment, one that was so full of promise. Like any entrepreneur on the rise (or at least I thought that was to be the case), I had written down the goals I had set out for the year ahead in my diary in December. 

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Whether your husband is already successful or on his way up, there is many things that you can do to help him achieve his goals.  I get asked all the time for tips on how to my friends can make their husbands more successful which I am happy to share, although I am no expert.
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In truth, I have no risk management solution in place. My glass is half full, I am the eternal optimist and there is this underlying belief that 'everything will be alright'. 

So, when COVID hit, I thought it would pass. A few weeks of hysteria and then we would be back to normal. A small bump in the road.
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When the going gets tough, the tough get going - or at least so they say.

It's been a difficult few months for businesses who are navigating a new way of doing business, or forced closure. To say that it has been tough is an understatement. Like many entrepreneurs, I have been feeling the pressure and at times it is unsurmountable.
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When you start a business, the rules are thrown out the window. You are more afraid of sinking that you swim – like crazy. We all go into new businesses with the right attitude, but seldom does that belief stay in tack throughout the entire process.

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Friday, 10 May 2019 08:08

Entrepreneurship isn't for everyone

I first became an entrepreneur 20 years ago, and at first, it was sink or swim. I swam only because I didn't know what else to do. I never gave up when things didn't go my way, because I didn't realize that there was a choice; I could have got another job, or stayed fighting to ensure that the business was a success.
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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 07:26

Why curious people are more successful

Nicole Kidman plays British traveller, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political officer, Gertrude Bell, in the movie Queen of the Desert. Her curious nature saw her explore places that no white woman had ever been. She was deemed successful in her pursuit and will forever be remembered as being an ahead-of-her-time woman who shaped the course of history.
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As a 20-year entrepreneur, I have learned a few things over the years and some things I have had to learn repetitively until I 'got it'. Learning should be embraced they say, and I agree wholeheartedly but sometimes when you are in the thick of it, it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel let alone the 'why' you needed to learn that lesson again and again.
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Monday, 14 January 2019 06:51

How a dog can teach your team new tricks

For 13 years, we have had an office dog. Her name was Pippa Smith. Everyone, and I am mean everyone loved her, none more so than myself.
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