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Accidental Midlife Entrepreneurs

Accidental Midlife Entrepreneurs

Have you ever had one of those blinding flashes of insight? The sort of thing where nothing around you looks the same ever again? At the beginning of each year, I think back over my clients, alliance partners, speaking audiences and colleagues from the previous year....

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How (and Why) To Market When You are Busy

How (and Why) To Market When You are Busy

"I am super busy. Every day I mean to get onto getting my website sorted and marketing my business, but I spend each day fighting fires, and it never gets done. How do I find the time to market and still do the work?" I was having a mentoring session with a brilliant...

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Starting Over After a Crash

Starting Over After a Crash

Morning team huddle: Can you start over again after losing everything in your business? History says, "YES!" In this chat we talk about Sylvan Goldman, an entrepreneur who invented the shopping trolley after the 1929 stock market crash took everything he had, and...

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Modified To Do Lists for Stressful Times

Modified To Do Lists for Stressful Times

Show Notes: For those who prefer to read rather than watch Yesterday we talked about one of the strategies for reducing overwhelm in your business, which was dealing with your Incompletes and your Messes to try and get some mental bandwidth happening. Today we're...

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Clearing Your Messes and Incompletes

Clearing Your Messes and Incompletes

Show Notes: For those who prefer to read rather than watch In previous days, we focused mainly on helping you to understand why you're feeling the way you're feeling during the pandemic. We looked at why you've been feeling exhausted, and why you find yourself acting...

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Being Brave

Being Brave

Show Notes: For those who prefer to read rather than watch Today we're going to talk about bravery. I want to start by telling you about this amazing woman I met a few years ago. Her name's Claire Clifton, and she is a very talented artist with her business...

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Your Business Is Someone’s Missing Jigsaw Piece

Your Business Is Someone’s Missing Jigsaw Piece

Show Notes: For those who prefer to read rather than watch Today we're going to talk about jigsaws. The other day the Australian Prime Minister, when he was discussing the stimulus package, explained how jigsaws are one of life's essentials. I agree wholeheartedly...

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Your Inner Two Year Old

Your Inner Two Year Old

Show Notes: For those who prefer to read rather than watch Today we're going to be looking at some behavioural impacts of the pandemic because a lot of my colleagues and clients are telling me that they're finding themselves emotionally acting out in unusual ways and...

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Be a Beacon – Not Someone’s Last Straw

Be a Beacon – Not Someone’s Last Straw

Show Notes: For those who prefer to read rather than watch Last week I was on a Zoom meeting for a local community group, and there were a lot of small business people at the meeting. Some were doing fine with their business, others had lost their job, and they were...

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Resource List: Small Business Coronavirus Support

Resource List: Small Business Coronavirus Support

People are naturally frightened of what the coming months are going to bring with the Coronavirus. There is so much that is unknown about COVID-19 that people’s imaginations and fears are working overtime Horror movies work best when the scary thing is hidden in...

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10 Success Tips for Introverted Networkers

10 Success Tips for Introverted Networkers

Hands up who gleefully adores going to networking events? Most people don't know that I am a raging introvert (who pretends to be an extrovert). Getting me to a networking event takes an awful lot of warm and encouraging positive self-talk before I hit the "book"...

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3 Easy Ways To Attract More Clients Over Summer

3 Easy Ways To Attract More Clients Over Summer

This article first appeared at Flying Solo. Ask any solopreneur or freelancer their number one problem, and they will ashamedly mutter, “I am not great at getting a steady stream of clients. The stress of constantly seeking out new clients is almost overwhelming.”...

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Best Business Books of 2019

Best Business Books of 2019

Every year I share a list of the business books that I have read throughout the year that left the strongest impression on me. These are the books that challenged my thinking, forced me to look at my business differently, or helped to fill a skill gap. This year, the...

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Do You Suffer From Comparisonitis?

Do You Suffer From Comparisonitis?

This post first appeared on Flying Solo. Have you ever woken up with an intensely brilliant idea for your business? One that makes your heartbeat just a bit faster, and your mind start to wander into seeing your adoring accountant fawning over your quadrupled revenue?...

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Is Your Brand Utterly Authentic?

Is Your Brand Utterly Authentic?

“What do you mean they want a photograph of each of the Executive team members doing their hobby in the Annual Report? Work IS my hobby!” I was sitting across a mile-wide desk from a shocked grey-suited senior executive who was leaning back in his black leather chair....

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Ready For Fresh New Ideas?

Ready For Fresh New Ideas?

What does a politician, a manufacturer of STEM training products for kids, a landscape designer, a photographer, a doctor and a hairdresser all have in common? Each one of them invested in a mentoring session with Ingrid Moyle in the past month. When you are in...

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