Christmas at Costa in November?

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Christmas has come early at Costa! There I was – I had 40 minutes to kill. Seriously though when do working mums ever had 40 minutes to kill! So there I was – a medium skinny cappuccino was on my mind and they got me, I fell for it – the marketing angle and I fell – hook line and …

Are you financially in control?

Linda Business, Efficiency 3 Comments

Be realistic about how much you will need to live When planning your retirement, set yourself a monthly budget equal to your projected retirement income and try to live on it. Be realistic about what your monthly expenditure will be. You may be spending less on commuting daily , but you will have more leisure time and increased socialising normally …

3 reasons to leave a legacy

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Legacy is often considered in financial terms, also in values and integrity. It was just me and 2 little girls for over 10 years, I did not wear the single mum as badge a badge of honour I just got on with it! My reason was always just about them. Like many I worked hard, very hard, there wasn’t room …

Be kind to yourself!

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Take control and remember to be kind to yourself… Taking control of your life is getting in touch with your values, setting meaningful goals and identifying your vision. To be in control of where life is taking you means being more productive, dealing more effectively with stress, having the ability to solve problems, handing change and developing healthy optimism. Start …

5 simple ways to stand out on LinkedIn

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Ok so I could be all professional and recommend 5 very sensible ways to stand out and they would be: Killer attention grabbing headline Fabulous photo Over 500 genuine & brilliant contacts (not rent a crowd) Brilliant and well written testimonials Structured experience that evidences the execution of exacting deliverables Well that was simple, so why don’t we? All of …

Cheesy to retire at 50!

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Cheese matures with age….not my cheese. He’s decided and I’ve promised… better get my skates on. I attended a great and thought-provoking FREE training on Monday – Carie Lyndene – The Success Coach. She made some great points, some brilliant points, and the biggest takeaway was this. I have life goals, personal targets, business targets, not really a bucket list …

5 laws of contentment

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Not so much laws, I was researching contentment for a training I was due to deliver and came across some lovely quotes. Thought I’d share them with you… “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing …

How to get Better Connected and Find Prospects in LinkedIn

Linda Business, Efficiency, Marketing 1 Comment

You are not alone if you want to know how to find prospects in LinkedIn. It’s critical to look at the mix of contacts in your network. I’ve had a look and think there 5 types of differentiation. Networking and prospecting on LinkedIn can be a very effective complementary activity to face to face networking, meetings and telephone contact, for sales …