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Travel can provoke the need to Change…

Travel is one of the best things for clearing your mind and really being able to concentrate on what makes your heart sing. By default, in doing so can also upset the current apple cart, specifically if you realise that what you’re doing is not cutting it, i.e. it’s time for a change. Over the 2015-15 break, I was most fortunate enough to spend time in Antarctica. Talk about getting away from it all! But as a business owner, I also appreciate how tricky it is to be able to arrange time away like this, amongst other things. Whilst I didn’t…

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Seasons Greetings…

Well, its that time of year again; no surprise I know but… “where 2015 go” I hear you cry! Time certainly seems to be moving a lot faster these days, but then maybe that’s because we try and jam too much in…. As I am about to head off on Daughters and my next adventure in Antartica, I thought it worth sharing what I’ll be pondering on and I gently and genuinely invite you to do the same too… lets use the “quiet” time over New Year to do a little navel gazing… review what worked and didn’t work in 2015,…

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schools have to have an Online Strategy too…

  The school Daughter attends (pictured) has long recognised the need for an Online Strategy and like most businesses (of which a school is 0ne), the  expertise to deliver it is not inhouse. So last week I arranged one of my colleagues to sit down with the Sophia Mundi Steiner School Principal, the Parent Committee representative and Marketing Coordinator, the Chairman of the Board, the Registrar and myself to share and nut out what we proposed (based on previous conversations) and how to roll it out… a most productive meeting I must say. The Online Strategy is now full steam ahead,…

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Pick your (personal) Exit Strategy….

Reading this “Pick your Exit Strategy” article in the Weekend Australian on Sunday had me reflecting on how much input I want to have in my own personal Exit Strategy… How planned do I want to be? How much easier do I want to make it for my nearest and dearest? Is it actually making it easier, if I plan what I want and how? Is it really about shielding others, or being in control for one last time? Who knows? I’m definitely a big one for Estate Planning, as I think that is only fair given I am the solo parent. But…

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HAPPY entrepreneurial MOTHERS DAY to YOU…

Congratulations on another fabulous year! (If it hasn’t been so fabulous, then lets talk.) I love this time of year. Daughter and I have our tradition now where we sit down and mindmap our goals/dreams for the coming 12 months. Exhibit A (to the left) is last years offering. I can’t wait to dig into it and see what we “asked” for, and what we got! Then we do the same thing for the next year… A most rewarding way to spend Mothers Day morning, for both of us 🙂

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How to Restart your Creative Juices! Little Bets: Think Differently

“Inventing the Future” is what Selling your Business is all about. Certainly, developing your exit strategy goes some way in making that become a reality, especially if looking to use the sale as a springboard for your next add-venture… Our education system places great emphasis on teaching us about facts that are already known, such as historical information or scientific tables, and then testing us in order to measure how much we’ve retained about that body of knowledge. Those skills work perfectly well for many situations, but not when doing something new. Or creative. Or original. They certainly won’t help…

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School’s hard knock over field of dreams…

Ah yes, fun and games at Daughters school… hhmmmm (Her) STEINER school operating out of the historic Abbotsford Convent faces closure after local residents successfully rallied against its expansion into an adjacent paddock. The Sophia Mundi Steiner School sought to build five new classrooms on Abbotsford Convent land next to the Collingwood Children’s Farm. Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/schools-hard-knock-over-field-of-dreams-20110611-1fymz.html#ixzz1P209kwKJ

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The Happiness Pie recipe… Seasons Greetings

and a new home for “Adventures with Daughter”; but first… I discovered this in a book I read recently, and really liked it. Something to reflect on over the season to be jolly! Happiness Pie Recipe (from “Belly Dancers for Beginners” by Liz Byrski) 1 cup of Confidence 1 cup of Love in a pan of Happiness mix the above add a pinch of Tenderness 1 tablespoon of Trust stir well in the Sunshine roll out a Loving crust flour with Contentment keep all free from strife fill with Understanding and bake well all your Life… For 2011 and beyond,…

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How Daughter Made Me the Proudest Parent in the World This Morning…

To clarify, and to her credit, I’m always proud BUT this morning in particular took the cake! After being awarded the “gun” trophy for mixed softball at her school awards, we settled back to listen to the rest of the proceedings. The President and the Secretary of the local U3A (University of the Third Age – where their 104 year-old member continues next year in learning more about Shakespeare!) stood at the podium to present the Personal Excellence Award for a teacher-voted boy and girl. They then went on to explain that by selling second-hand books at our schools Thursday…

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