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How do you rate your determination? Take this quiz to see

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“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”
Tommy Lasorda

Business success is created by those who not only correctly spot the opportunity, but then are able to successfully manage it. See a gap in the market, take the risk on your idea, test the market, establish the brand. Do you have the determination to successfully start it, manage it and grow it? Determination pushes you to take on challenges and achieve. It comes from your inner strength and courage and is required to break your conditioned thinking. Read More

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Fifty empowering and inspirational quotes

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The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation. Benjamin Disraeli

Why do we like quotes? Quotes that you relate to are not generally new information. They are well formed phrases that neatly express what we know or believe. They are bite size snippets of what people have learnt over their life and can act as reminders for values and behaviours that can get lost or forgotten in the whirlwind of life. They can also empower and inspire you to be the person you want to be. Here are just a few motivating words from  variety of sources: Read More

What problems do you solve?

What problems do you solve?

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Have you asked yourself “What problems do I solve?” This question is the essence of providing a service or products that people need. It is the question that unlocks the direction you want to move towards. It what your customer wants to know. “Can you solve my problem?” Educate prospective customers that you understand their problems, you can solve their problems and you are the best one for them to turn to for the solution they need. Read More

What are you thinking?

What are you thinking?

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Choices, not chances, are responsible for the quality of our life. Spend time to think, reflect, introspect and then choose – Rajeev Sharma

Do you feel overwhelmed by the onslaught of knowledge and to-dos that accompany the always-on smartphone. Life today is busy! I am a multitasker, juggling my role as a mother and wife, working for clients and running my business. Activity doesn’t stop from the moment I wake up until I go to bed unless I consciously allocate some downtime. Read More

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Where do ideas come from?

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Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesise new things – Steve Jobs

The creative process seems like magic. You pose a problem then create a solution. Rather like the magic trick of pulling a rabbit out of a hat. Although somewhat magical, this process has got a method, however, there is not right or wrong way to solve a creative problem. This is the wonderful part of creativity. We all have our own processes. However, there are some aspects that help to make this process work more effectively. Read More