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3 Magical Words To Remove Your Business Stress

Picture yourself in a perfect world, in your ideal office, running your wonderful business. What's your role within the company? Do you have team members or perhaps outsourcing, or are you still doing everything by yourself? How much money are you making? Do you have products? Do your clients wax lyrical about you?Yes, our ideal goals are worth aiming for but if you're still a solopreneur who's doing every job by themselves, then maybe it's time to sit and learn the importance of these 3 words. Understanding and then implementing these three words will alleviate your stress and help grow your company. 1. AutomateAlmost all admin ...

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Attracting Your Dream Client

Everyone can benefit from having a coach. However, not everyone is going to get the best from having YOU as their coach.Sad, maybe, right? Certainly.Your coaching should enable your client to reach their true potential and life goals. It shouldn't be something that you offer to everyone regardless of if it is best for them or not. Sure, making bank is essential - but ethics and authenticity will give both you are your client better results.How do you attract that ideal client though?Ask yourself:What the family status is – are they married? Do they have children? Do they live in a house or apartment? In the city or a rural area?What is their socio-economic status is – ...

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The Win-Win in Business

The old adage of “the house always wins” is a thing of the past. It’s no longer the case that consumerism comes at an inherent price for the individual that is always in favour of the business providing the product or service. In no small way fueled by greater knowledge and insight on the consumer side, which has been enabled by an endless supply of information and connectivity from the world wide web, the consumer’s voice is less a factor and more a definitive decider if a business succeeds or fails.And, it’s not only startups or smaller companies that need to heed the warning of the consumer, but also the large companies are forced to listen.Consumer ...

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Stop Imagining Your Audience Is Naked!

“Imagine your audience being naked!” This seems to be an archetypical answer people would get when they are looking for ways to get beyond the fear of public speaking. If there is any truth to it, it’s most likely aimed at making your audience a bit less intimidating. Picturing the people you are standing in front of, completely without respective trousers and tops, certainly will put the whole situation in the realm of ridiculousness.But therein lies the problem of this method: it will already make a farce of the situation before you have even started to speak. And that undermines the core principle of the (public) speaking engagement, it’s supposed to be a transfer of knowledge to ...

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The Time to get Your Scrum Certification is Right Now!

It won’t be a surprise to most, but you should never expect a company to have the same commitment to you as you might have to it.Especially nowadays, with the world going through substantial turmoil, news about mass furloughed employees seems to underline how fragile and uneven an employer and employee relationship can be. And that’s not to say that it’s illogical that in recent times companies had to resort to extreme measures. Possibly without them, there wouldn’t be a company to return to. Future-proofing Your CareerIt does, however, put employees in a precarious position where job security isn’t a given, but more a privilege. And you can actually build some security in ...

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How To Handle A Dry Spell When You’re Freelance

There is almost nothing worse than knowing you don't have any work lined up. But many freelancers will go through the feast and famine work cycle at some point. The feast period comes with its own set of challenges. For example, you have too many clients and deadlines all in the same week. In theory, it sounds lovely, in practice, it can be stressful and impractical to manage.But when it comes to famine periods, they have the added stress of finance.So, how do you deal with it?If you have taken some time to learn about things like chronotypes, or your circadian rhythm, then you will naturally know your working pattern. And you will also know that there is a range of things you ...

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Start by Creating A Calm Space Where You Can Escape (5/30)

One of the biggest obstacles to creating calmness is all of the shit you have to do. In previous posts, we talked about the different kinds of clutter and mess (mind and physical) that are a constant barrage on your peace of mind.That's why I recommend creating one place within your home to go to escape, create, read, work and be you. Why Create Such a Space?Having your own private retreat actually offers several perks. When it comes to physical clutter, it makes sense to choose just one room so that you can reduce the overwhelm that will come from trying to fix all of the rooms. Clearing out one room is more straightforward than dealing with all of it in ...

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4 Inspirational Books for Entrepreneurial Women

I have always loved reading, but in the last few years, I've been swept away with all the things I do. I feel like I have been missing the joy of cracking the spine on some fresh books. However, the books I have made time for have all been in the same vein - getting my shit together.Here is a list of my go-to books when I feel lost in the pit of my work-life balance, and I am in need of some words of advice from women who have been through the same thing; and are as badass and you can be.#GirlBoss - Some of you may have seen the show on Netflix, and I know the title itself has been a point of contention for millions of people. However, I love the book and really appreciated the ...

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Low Income? Home Deposit Saving Tips For You

Buying a house is a beautiful thing to do. It gives you some security for the rest of your life, and if you make sure you pay it properly as you’re supposed to, it can be something that you can pass to your children too. However, many people struggle with affording a deposit on their income. Photo by Scott Webb on UnsplashYou should pay keen attention to the 100% financing loan option that Chenoa Fund provides. Affordable housing is an essential part of life, providing security for life - and Chenoa Fund can help you make that dream a reality. However, you still need to work on your money management. Because owning a house always comes with many financial ...

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Talent Pool Building – The Key To Success

Building a talent pool isn’t just about gathering as many people as possible who could do a job. It is about handpicking the perfect people who can do their job amazingly. Not only that, but typically they will all, in your mind, be able to work as a cohesive team.It is a long-term strategy for filling roles that you don’t even have yet. Gathering the highest quality people, in advance and really getting to know them. In case you are under any illusions, people are the drivers behind any business, and to quote Matt Redhawk “With careful attention to detail and planning, you can succeed in a competitive environment”. And that is always what you should be striving for when looking to hire ...

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Simple Guide To US Sales Tax

As a small business or a self-employed person, you are responsible for paying your taxes, VAT, and actually, it is essential to know that even if you aren’t in the US, you might be liable for sales tax.Let’s explain.What is a Sales Tax?In the United States, there is a sales tax that is only charged once and is a consumption tax. It will be charged at the final purchase of the last product by the consumer.It is important to know that US sales tax is not national policy, unlike VAT is in the EU, or even is GST Australia. It exists at a state or local level. The power is given to the state and local jurisdictions - which is why vat and tax rates vary.What does that ...

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Creating Inner Calm Through Meditation (4/30)

In the 3/30 post, we looked at difference between physical and mental clutter. And most often people struggle with the mental much less than the physical.However, mental clutter can have a significant impact on your overall emotional state. Today, I wanna talk about meditation.MeditationMeditation is the practice in which you work to still the mind and to concentrate only on the present moment. It can take several forms such as guided imagery, mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises, and more. No matter which you decide on, the main is to focus attention, eliminating distractions and intrusive thoughts.I meditate using the Calm app. I have the notifications appear on my ...

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Before Going Self-employed, Read This.

Photo by Carl Heyerdahl on UnsplashI’ve been self-employed now for the best part of ten years. Is it the easy option?No.Is it always a dream?Also, no.Do I love it?Every single day.However, it gives me a lot of freedom about the clients I take, the work I do, and how and when I do it. In the last few years, there has been a huge surge of Instagram photos of people on a beach, selling courses ‘so you too can make your millions.’ And, actually, it isn’t impossible to do really, really well money-wise - but it isn't the reality for most freelancers. You can work from anywhere, it might be a coffee shop, not a beach - for a while at least.But ...

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There’s Physical Clutter & Mental Clutter (3/30)

Welcome to number 3 of 30, and if you haven't read the ones before this, they are saying stop being a messy shitbag. Tidy up.Clutter can come in many forms. For simplicity's sake, I'm going to break it down into two main types; physical and mental. Each has a massive impact on your stress levels. They both are likely to play a role in keeping you from creating that calm that you are seeking. Both ways can mess with your zen.Physical ClutterPhysical clutter is easy to understand. This is the kind of mess you can see. It's the piles of clothing, papers, dishes, and more that are strewn around your home or office. It's the overabundance of things you've been holding onto for years ...

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Improve Your Business Organization With These Tips

When you run a small business, or you are in a period of growth, you have to make sure that your business is in the best possible state. How your business runs is a representation of how others will see you. Operations run more smoothly when everything is taken care of in the best way. So here are some ways in which you can keep your business organized. Office & SpaceThis one applies to any size of an organization. If you run a business and office, or a corner of your home. You need to make sure that your physical surroundings are neat and well organized. Imagine for a moment that you are in a call and you can’t find a pen to take some notes. Organizational issue. Now your ...

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