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Hazel Hawke – what an entrepreneurial mother!

Having just watched the updated version of “Australian Story” following the death of Hazel Hawke, it brought home to me what a wonderful woman she was. I’d always held her in high esteem and tonight’s episode only confirmed that was no fluke. What a legend! I can only hope that Daughter, family and friends speak as highly of me when my time comes. Even in her final days, at her most vulnerable, she continued to share, to use the circumstances as a means of educating, of deepening, of love-in-action. I have since heard her described as Australia’s Eleanor Roosevelt. Maybe…

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Best New Year’s Resolution? A ‘Stop Doing’ List…

USA Today by Jim Collins (December 30, 2003) Regardless of the age of this article, it is still a very timely piece… Each time the New Year rolls around and I sit down to do my annual resolutions, I reflect back to a lesson taught me by a remarkable teacher. In my mid-20s, I took a course on creativity and innovation from Rochelle Myers and Michael Ray at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and I kept in touch with them after I graduated. One day, Rochelle pointed to my ferocious work pace and said, “I notice, Jim, that you…

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The Highest Goal: The Secret that Sustains You in Every Moment…

I strongly urge you to read this article by Michael Ray and Jim Collins… Entrepreneurship is a way of life, not a business concept; mothers take note! …The very point of it all lay in a fundamental challenge issued to each of us: Make your life itself a creative work of art. In the years since, I’ve come to believe that there are two approaches to life. The first, followed by most, is the “paint by numbers kit” approach to life. You do what other people say. You follow a well-traveled path. You stay within the lines. And you end…

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People Come into Your Life for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime…

An oldie but a goodie, especially given the time of year… When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that Person.. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with Guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient…

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Forget Cinderella, Find Fred Astaire…

By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox for ChangeThis.com Most companies would like to become more gender balanced at all levels, with women and men dancing together in a smooth and natural way. They have been trying for decades to attract, retain and promote more women. They have tried to grow their female customer bases. They are embarrassed by the all-male faces on the boardroom website, dancing to the tune of their own drummers. Most have gotten rid of the photos, but not the problem. Yet some companies have tried really hard, for a really long time. And almost everyone, male and female, is…

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We Often Say YES Because We Want to Make Others Happy. Learn to Say NO…

Overcommitment: A Happiness Killer… we often say yes because we want to make others happy and are afraid to admit we aren’t superhuman. Learn to say no, advises Marshall Goldsmith for Bloomberg Businessweek… What kills happiness? It’s usually a series of simple little things, like saying yes too much when you really should say no. There is a saying, “If you want to get something done, ask a busy person.” This makes sense; if you are a busy person, you are obviously organized and practiced at delivering results. Beware: There’s a fine line between taking on a lot and taking…

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eat, pray, love for the women entrepreneur and beyond…

I, for one, really got a lot out of the book “Eat Pray Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. I too enjoyed the movie. I also got much from her next book; “Committed”. Maybe Elizabeth Gilbert and I are at similar stages in life where what is resonating with her is also with me, in completely different contexts though. Her’s around a blossoming relationship, mine around a blossoming daughter. Nonetheless there is much crossover… As there is for women entrepreneurs, wonderfully highlighted by Dr Susan L Reid in her article “Eat Pray Love for the Women Entrepreneur“. Well worth a read ladies…

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InsideOut Development: Do What You Already Know

By Alan Fine for ChangeThis.com If knowledge really were all it took to be a high performer, then all any of us would have to do would be to read that book or take that class and we’d all be winning championships. We’d all be incredible managers, great teachers, phenomenal parents and performance. But we’re not. Why? Because the biggest obstacle in performance isn’t not knowing what to do; it’s not doing what we already know… read on

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How to Build a Mother of a Business – 7 tips for doing Business in 4 hours or less…

the entrepreneurial mother featured in a double-page spread in the September issue of Dale Beaumont’s “Business Blueprint” magazine (p16-17). It’s one of those very clever looking digital magazines, so be sure to check it out. Here’s the link http://www.BusinessBlueprint.com.au/Your-Magazine/September-2010

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Survival of the Simplest: The Micro-Script Rules

By Bill Schley for ChangeThis.com I have found out how to simplify the confused and mucked-up world of communications so that your message can penetrate the maelstrom of modern media, whether you are a global corporation, a local politician, a college lecturer, a sales rep or a start-up. I have a magic bullet that will sharpen whatever story you have to tell so that it gets to the heart of the matter, cuts through mental barriers and lodges easily in the mind. As an advisor to companies, politicians and institutions of higher learning, I’ve been thinking about this problem for…

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