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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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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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Perfectionism: You Can’t Edit a Blank Page

Perfectionism: You Can’t Edit a Blank Page

Have you ever considered the penetratingly painful cost of perfectionism? Perfectionism runs strong in my veins. How strong? Picture a tall, pimply Year 12 girl, outfitted in her school dress uniform complete with a blazer, thick beige tights and fiercely polished...

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Lessons Learned from 15 Years in Business

Lessons Learned from 15 Years in Business

Fifteen years ago, on the 1st of December 2003, I opened the doors to my fledgling small business. Running a small business wasn’t something I grew up dreaming I would be doing. It isn’t something I discussed with my career counsellor (in my case an ancient nun with wobbly dentures who insisted on furtively passing me tattered brochures on becoming a teacher).

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The Simplest Way You Can Personally Make a Difference to a Small Business: Run a Festival of High Fives

The Simplest Way You Can Personally Make a Difference to a Small Business: Run a Festival of High Fives

Is it just me, or does the world seem to be getting more filled with negativity and hate? Every time I turn on the news, or open my social media, I am bombarded with people ranting about this or that, or my feed is filled with stories of corruption and rampantly evil policies. I have been feeling myself spiralling down into despair and finding it harder to find the positives in what I do at times.

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Turning Pet Peeves into Unique Selling Propositions

Turning Pet Peeves into Unique Selling Propositions

I am 6 weeks into living surrounded by rubble. It all started as a simple plan to redo the kitchen, and then somehow morphed into a whole house renovation.

My hair is now permanently set into fixed Einstein style waves thanks to plaster dust and rampant humidity. My skin and glasses are tattooed with indelible paint splots. I can’t remember the last time I saw a room without a drop sheet or innumerable storage boxes piled in corners.

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