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Reduce Overwhelm and Boost Productivity: Why You Need to Start Single Tasking Today

Research shows that multitasking is a myth, and could be hurting your productivity, your business, and your brain.  If you have been out to coffee with a girlfriend in the last decade, there is a good chance you have experienced something that goes a little like this…  You are mid-way through a long-overdue conversation when her phone buzzes on the table. She glances down at it, deciding whether to answer or not and declines the call.  Looking back to you she apologises and scans...

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What to look for in a Great Business Coach

One of the questions we’re asked most often by women in business is, “How can I multiply my chances of success?” This isn’t a simple question to answer.  However, if I had to give just one response, it would be, “Hire a great business coach.” Why?  Because with a great business coach, every action you take will be targeted, with an anticipated outcome. Nothing will be experimental—which means no wasting of time and resources.  A top business coach will push you to explore outside your...

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EmpowermentPersonal Growth

The Risky Woman’s Business: Why You Need to Take More Chances

Do you consider yourself a risk-taker?  I hope your answer is yes! Taking risks is a part of life and being able to make major decisions is pivotal for any business owner. However, if you aren’t afraid to take big risks, you’re one of the few women who actually consider themselves to be risk-takers.   It’s sad but true. Women take fewer risks than men do in business.  Is that a stereotype? An unfair assessment? Or is it true, due in part to the tendency of women to “play...

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Passion, Risk and Commitment: The Exciting Life of an Entrepreneur

Who comes to mind when you hear the word entrepreneur?  Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Sheryl Sandberg, Gina Reinhardt, Janine Ellis?  While these are all great examples of entrepreneurs, the problem with only thinking about famous women is that they make it seem like an unattainable dream. We don’t necessarily align ourselves with being an entrepreneur of that scale of wealth - we're simply small business owners.  But everybody has to start somewhere.  And whilst you may not...

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15 Great Books that Every Female Entrepreneur Needs to Read

Here’s a list of fifteen books that I think every female entrepreneur needs to read. These are my favourites and the ones that have had the biggest impact on me. Whether you’re just starting out or you have an established business, the following books are guaranteed to give you many “ah-ha!” moments and inspiration. After all, there’s always more to learn. I hope you enjoy these books as much as I did.

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Personal Growth

Is Your Messy Desk Messing with Your Mindset?

I am a big believer in my desk being representative of my brain. If it is piled high with paperwork, pens, dishes and everything my kids just dumped on me - it’s just simply overwhelming. I can’t find things and I miss deadlines because things are buried. I don’t like being caught off guard, so when vital information is sitting under a plate with a crust of Vegemite sandwich on it, it’s an unnecessary stress on me - and really it’s just gross.

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How Steep is the Climb to Business Success?

If you have ever tackled the challenge of climbing a mountain (even a small one), you will understand how emotional it can be.  As the peak gets closer, the more exhausted you become and the further away things feel. Building a business can be like that. You start out your entrepreneurial journey full of enthusiasm and hope that the view from the top will be worth the trek. It can be tough going as you work your way through that mountain of business growth - but get to the top and it...

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