Archive for March, 2010

Rework: one tiny decision at a time…

A Better, Easier Way To Succeed In Business for ChangeThis.com by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson In the real world, you canʼt have over a dozen employees spread out across eight different cities over two continents. In the real world, you canʼt attract millions of customers without any salespeople or advertising. In the real world, you canʼt reveal your formula for success to the rest of the world. But weʼve done all those things and prospered. The real world isn’t a place, itʼs an excuse. Itʼs a justification for not trying. It has nothing to do with you. continue……

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Most People Don’t Know Who They Are…

Now, this what I’m talking about… For me, it was my first trip to Africa, and then becoming a Mother. And for you? Wrecked for the Ordinary: A Manifesto for Misfits By Jeff Goins for ChangeThis.com Something is missing. Something important. Something necessary to making a difference in the world. And most are afraid to find out what it is. This is a manifesto about the discovery process of finding what’s missing. It’s not as glamorous as a get-rich-quick scheme or as mystical as New Age spirituality. It doesn’t shine with the veneer of a car salesmen’s suit or catch…

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Time and travel stress…what mothers do!

This is a great little piece from Deborah Gough for The Age GIULIA Baggio’s mad mornings are a familiar tale of hustling children from bed, dropping them to kinder and school, hurried goodbyes, then a race to work through rat runs to avoid traffic, only to be funneled, bumper-to-bumper, onto the main routes into the city. When she sits down to a plate of cereal at her desk to ”start” her day at 9.30 am it is almost a relief… …People who considered themselves time poor were 6 per cent less satisfied with life than those who did not define…

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Abbott & Costello buying a computer….

I had to add this to the blog. No, it’s not directly related to being an entrepreneurial mother but Yes, it could almost be a conversation I would be capable of having, only not as clever! Besides which, it’s TOO good! I’m sure this IS what they would do if they were still here! If it doesn’t quite make sense or tickle you, then you are either too old or too young…sorry! Do yourself a favour and borrow a DVD or two of their work. Very clever… For those of us who sometimes get flustered by our computers, or the…

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The next SURVIVOR Series…how to be called Mum!

Whilst this is tongue in cheek, and maybe not so fair in parts, it does emphasise what many a mother could deem to be true… Who would apply do you think? Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks. Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes. There is no fast food. Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, and complete science projects, cook, do laundry, and pay a list of ‘pretend’ bills with…

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Sass & Bide – Madame Clicquot would be proud!…

Sass & Bide’s Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton are the Australian winners of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2010. The award commemorates Madame Clicquot, who was arguably the first woman entrepreneur. Janet Holmes à Court, a previous winner of the Award and chair of the Australian judging panel, said: “Madame Clicquot was an innovator with global ambitions; creative, brave, tenacious, unconventional and ahead of her time.” said Janet Holmes à Court. “These are qualities the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award recognises and celebrates, and which Sarah-Jane and Heidi possess in abundance.” The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award began in…

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aCE talentNET Professional Edge Feb2010

The latest from the aCE talentNET Professional Edge… Enjoy! Congratulations to those of you that have successfully completed Feb Fast… and for those of you a bit more like me (i.e. totally committed to abstaining from alcohol and bad food during the week but with waning resolve during the weekend) well done for giving it a go!!! Fortunately it was a short month, made even shorter by promising pipeline activity. It seems that my predictions made at the beginning of the year are indeed holding true, with much evidence of a general upturn in recruitment activity for HR and L&D…

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Having it all but missing out on so much…

A thought provoking gem from Emma Alberici… this is only a snippet so be sure to read on …Contrary to popular opinion, when a mother works she does have it all … all the burdens of home that is. This includes the burden of guilt about the lack of time she has to devote to her children. This is made worse by the constant research papers that must surely be designed to exacerbate that guilt. Recently there have been a spate of studies showing that the children of working mothers are overweight, unhealthy, unhappy, watch too much television etc. Where…

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common sense….

I’m not sure where this actually came from, but it speaks for itself really… An Obituary printed in the London Times* – Interesting and sadly rather true. Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: – Knowing when to come in out of the rain; – Why the early bird gets the worm; – Life isn’t…

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why ‘mother’ is a verb….

why we love our mothers (thank you Denise den-Bakker)… Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, ‘I’m tired, and it’s getting late. I think I’ll go to bed’. She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day’s lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into…

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