Posts tagged femalefounders
Why Being At The Cutting Edge of Your Specialism Is Key To Business Success

I love to learn. In fact, if I could spend the rest of my life reading and studying, I'd be a very happy lady. Last year, I read 75 books (that might sound like a lot but in 1982, during my six week summer holiday alone, I read 50. I admit it, I am addicted to reading...); and I have a pile of 16 books to read at the moment. All subjects, all genres, all eagerly awaited.

I've also, almost, applied to study for a Masters degree, twice, in the last twelve months. This is a nuts idea because I just don't have the time right now; although there's that optimistic part of me that tells me that's not true - I'm sure I must have some free time somewhere... (I don't). (Well, not unless I want my head to explode from the stress).

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29 Rules To Live By

I picked up quite probably one of the best business books I've ever read , this week. 

The book? Tools of Titans, by Tim Ferriss.

It's a simple concept. Over the years, Tim has interviewed a whole raft of entrepreneurs, successful athletes, and deep thinkers for his podcast, so he took the transcripts, asked a few more questions, and *ta-dah* produced this book.

I absolutely loved it. It spoke to me on so many levels - as an entrepreneur, as an innovator, and a creator. It reminded me of things I used to do, still do, and it also opened up a whole world of new things to try.

And this, without doubt, was my favourite find of all:

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15 Ways To Find Inspiration

As an entrepreneur, and particularly as a writer, I like to be able to tap into inspiration at the drop of a hat.

Luckily, there are many things that inspire me - watching the world go by from my balcony next to the sea, spending time with my kids, listening to a piece of music or reading a book - but sometimes even my regular go-to inspiration injections don't quite cut it, and I need to really up the ante to get that hit.

So what can we do when we need a shot of inspiration but it's just not happening?

Here's my top fifteen suggestions:

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How To Make Good Decisions - And Stick to Them

Life is all about decisions.

From what foot to put out of bed first in the morning (or even, whether to get out of bed some days), to what task to tackle first at work or what cook for supper, it's Decision Central.

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Some of us are great at making them, others not so. 

Some of us thrive on making big and important decisions but can still be found weighing up the pro’s and con’s… CONTD

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Does Being A Woman Make A Difference To Starting A Business?

I’ve read lots of reports over the years stating that women need more support when it comes to starting, and running, a business. They are less likely to apply for finance, less likely to receive funding from investors when they do apply, and less likely to grow a large business.

Women are more cautious and considered when it comes to predicting financial forecasts and growth, and female founders make up only 17% of business owners in the UK.

It all sounds pretty negative, doesn’t it?

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Make Your Dreams Come True Day

It’s Make Your Dreams Come True Day on January 13th.

Every day is Make Your Dreams Come True Day for me, because I run my own business. I get the opportunity to do something I love, that I’ve loved doing for many years, work with people I really like (and if I don’t like them, I don’t have to work with them) when I want/if I want and where I want, and I finish work EVERY day feeling that I’ve accomplished something.

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