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Success and Failure

One of my most favourite inspirational videos is a Ted Talk “Success, failure and the drive to keep creating” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of...

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Top 11 Blogs You Should be Reading

Here are so many informative and inspirational blogs out there, it is difficult to just pick a few. My absolute favourites are (grouped in categories): Social Media: Mari Smith: Mari is a whizz on all things social media. I have been following her for years and I have...

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Our Deepest Fear

I just love this quote by Marianne Williamson from her book, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles" “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our...

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Using Social Media to Network Online

Networking Events are a great way to connect with Entrepreneurs in your area and to grow your business. However, they are limited in terms of who you can reach as you can only make meaningful connections with those that you meet at the event. The good news is that the...

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Leading an Inspiring Life

Over the years I have met so many women that have inspired me in so many ways. In fact, it is what lead me to start my business. About 10 years ago I put an event together and there were only 9 women that attended. Now in my books that was a “failure” as I expected a...

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Too busy for fun?

Our Blog Challenge today was to blog about something that we do for fun in our business and personal life. Easy right? Not for me! I realized that I am so consumed in building a business that I have forgotten about having fun or even what fun looks like for me these...

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The Future is Female

According to the GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) 2017 / 2018 Global Report the female entrepreneurs to male entrepreneur’s ratio is up by 6% globally. This is good news; however, they also state that across the board men are more likely to be entrepreneurs that...

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Striving to Make a Difference

When I left the corporate world more than 20 years ago and entered the daunting, but exciting world of Entrepreneurship, I found it to be a very lonely place. I was inspired to do what I do based on how difficult I found it to find my purpose after I left my corporate...

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Why a Blogging Challenge?

Blogging is an excellent way to stay in contact with your audience and build lasting business relationships. And although I give others this advice, I don't follow it myself! Why? I often have no idea what to write about and I keep telling myself I am not a "writer"....

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Embrace Your Promise

I don't often win anything, so when I won 2 free seats to a workshop, I was thrilled. When I attended the Helderberg Xtraordinary Women Networking event, one of our Members, Leigh Johnson from Leigh Johnson Consulting, was offering 2 free seats to her upcoming Embrace...

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Learning to Understand Yourself

During my time in the Corporate World, I did numerous psychometric tests to determine my personality type, why I reacted a certain way, how well I reacted to stress, etc. When becoming an Entrepreneur, I threw most of these learnings out of the window. After all, they...

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Walking Tall after a Full Body Massage

Full Body Massages was something that I had successfully avoided my whole life as it conjured up images of lying naked on a table and a strangers’ hands all over you! Not something that I wanted to experience! During an Xtraordinary Women Networking Event Erika...

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Are You Networking Effectively?

If, like most business owners, you have attended a number of networking events, but received no follow-up business, you may have started wondering if your networking efforts are in vain. Networking is considered to be the best way to get your name out there. But, if...

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