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Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?

I was taking part in an event and had a stand showcasing some of the books I publish. I had roped in my niece to help me out on the day, and when I had finished explaining my work to some of the first visitors to my stand, she turned to me and asked with a quizzical look on her face “Where do you get your ideas from?”

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What To Do When Your Mind Says No More

When you are slogging away in the trenches, some days all you want is to hurry up and be successful already! For the results to come now not in a week, month or several years time. Today was one of the days for me. I was feeling tired and irritable after several consecutive days of

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Entrepreneurs You Cannot Afford To Be Complacent

The recent election shock in the UK has brought forth yet another important lesson for entrepreneurs, this time on complacency. A Prime Minister who thought they had this in the bag and that sending people to the polls was just a formality in strengthening their position is today wondering how did it all go so

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The Power Of Self-Belief

One of the hardest things about starting a business and putting your product or service out into the world is having the self-belief that you can do this. And self-belief much like the fear of failure can hold us back from fully realising our visions. Our self-belief is attacked by self-depreciating words and statements such

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Are You Standing In The Path Of Opportunities?

For opportunities to find you, you need to be standing in their way. There is a myth that opportunities happen to lucky people, but the truth is that opportunities come to us everyday, ready to be found if only we take the time to look in the right places. Looking in the right places refers to

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The Ten Year Rule, Fact Or Fiction

If you read my review of the book Never Too Late To Be Great, you would have seen mentioned the Ten Year Rule. As someone who switched careers from graphic design to writing and publishing via a stint as a jewellery designer, I find the Ten Year Rule fascinating. The theory being that it takes

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