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Welcome To The Secret Diary Of An Entrepreneur

 

I am regularly asked for recommendations on different tools, training, resources and services available for your business and life to be more productive. People particularly want to know what tools I use to run my blogs, life and business. As a result I’ve put together an online diary Called The Secret Diary Of An Entrepreneur to showcase a list of recommended resources for life and business that I’ve either personally used (in most cases) or which have come highly recommended to me by people I trust. I love for you to explore my thoughts, life and behind the scene of what I get up to and hopefully get to know me better.

How to Get the Family on Board When It’s Time to Declutter

POST VIEWS: 248 views Hi lovelies I’m back, hope you had a lovely weekend it’s Monday the 15th of October and yes that’s righ this latest post of mine is right of the press as they say. Last time we were togther we touched on how to Giving Every Item a Logical “Home”. Today we are going to be covering getting the ship in order and doing it not on your own. I know it can be difficult to round up the troops, trust me I know I have 4 teens in the house and to get them to do anything is like pulling teeth, but I have managed to learn some few tricks that work a charm that I would love to share with you, so let’s go… Decluttering is difficult enough when there is only one person involved. Bring in an entire family, and it can become a nightmare ...
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It’s Time For Getting Ready For Great Things In 2019

POST VIEWS: 40 views I know for some this post might just to be too early for comfort, but for those of you out there who have had a bad go of 2018 or if you desire 2019 to be even better than this latest round of the year, well my latest post in The Secret Diaries Of Entrepreneurs might be right on time. I’m a great believer in enjoying the moment and being present in each and every day, I’m also a great believer in planning and setting goals as best as you can. I have found when I set goals and plan I usually end up reaching and meeting it especially if I give myself enough time to get it done. As some of you know that I’ve slowly been moving into my new offices and studios and I can’t wait to finally be able to move into ...
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How To Hustle Your Way To The Top Lesson Two

POST VIEWS: 108 views It’s time for your second lesson in the Setting Goals for Success Crash Course. I hope you found lesson one informative and now have better idea of how self-limiting beliefs can keep you from reaching your goals. In this lesson, we are going to talk about the importance of setting the right goals for yourself. Whether you are setting goals for professional success or personal happiness, there is a lot more to goal setting than just saying “my goal is __?__” and moving forward. While that is important, it’s also important to ensure that you are setting the right goals at the right time so that you can reach them successfully. When it comes to setting the right goals for yourself, here are a few questions you should consider: – Are your goals realistic? While setting goals may sound like a simple enough task, but it ...
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4 Ways To Hustle Your Way To The Top And Make Things Happen

POST VIEWS: 131 views Being a hustler in business is easy if you want to be successful enough. When you want to succeed as bad as you want to live you will find a way to make it. Hustling comes as a natural way to do business when you add value to people’s lives and are compensated in the process. I humbly serve ½ a million people around the globe and this came easy to me only for the simple fact that I never gave up and believed in myself when countless others did not. I set my mind right and created mental filters for those that never believed in me. I have relentless determination to make my dreams a reality and smash through the mountains that try to stand in my way to see how badly I want to succeed. Hustle. Grind. Smash through to the other side. Never ...
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How I Learned To Set Goals For Success And How You Can Too!

POST VIEWS: 133 views We all know how it is to set goals. Setting goals is one of those big things we all know we should do, but on the other hand we find ourselves stuck and unsure where to even start. As we come to the last quarter of the year, this would probably be the best time to share with you how I learnt to set goals and set goals that matter. So if you want to set practical and achievable goals for yourself, business and life follow the steps below. Welcome to your first lesson in the Setting Goals for Success Crash Course. Over the next few days,I’m going to share with you and help  you to learn how you can get started setting goals that will help you achieve business and personal success. In this first lesson, we are going to talk a little about how ...
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Starting a Business With Absolutely No Experience

POST VIEWS: 124 views Now is the perfect time to start a business. There are plenty of opportunities out there, which is contrary to popular belief. Starting a business may seem a little intimidating but it depends on the way you go about it. Since business is a term we are all very familiar with, it can be easier to set one up than one thinks. Many people have dreams of having their own business for many reasons. They want to make money and make something of themselves. Others want something to supplement their income. Whatever the reason you want to start a business, always begin doing it the right way, and keep running it with good intentions. One popular belief is that you need tons of experience, expertise, and knowledge to start a business. The opposite is true. While it helps to go to school and learn the tricks ...
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How To Develop Your Brand And Bloom In The Niche Your In Right Now

POST VIEWS: 130 views Finding the right niche to get into when starting out in business can be a difficult one. Should you go into a niche because you know it? Or into a niche because you like it? Or maybe into a niche just for the potential income you can make? Well all three wouldn’t be bad now would it? You know over my time as an entrepreneur I’ve started 8 businesses in different niches and industries and all of them I started because of different reasons, so the bottom line is, you never can really tell which niche will become successful for you, but what can give you a 80% to 95% chance of winning in your niche is doing all the necessary research before going into one. Let’s take a closer look at how to find the right niche for your startup idea and business and if ...
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My Office And Studio Reveal & Update

POST VIEWS: 245 views It’s D-Day, update and Reveal of my office and studio. It’s been much awaited, slower than I wanted due to time restraints. I’ve loved every minute of it. You can watch my video update below. Be warned! Things might change from now to the finished project as when I’m being creative I like to be free and move and change my plans (only when it comes to decorative exploit. My Office And Studio Reveal & Update Having a home office might seem like an impossible dream, but it’s easy to fit one into your home when you know how. Whether you have a dedicated home office room or you’re hoping to create an work or hobby area in your living room, dining room or even bedroom, here’s how to get started with some  inspiration. Give your home office a touch of Scandi glam However small our living ...
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Top 10 Mistakes I’ve Learnt To Avoid With My Internet Marketing Strategies

POST VIEWS: 108 views Unrealistic Expectations Internet Marketing (IM) won’t cure AIDs or make you an instant millionaire. Many people get into Internet marketing with unrealistic expectations that they’d never consider entertaining if it were in some other field. Just because you don’t need to go to school for years to get a degree in Internet marketing for you to be able to open an online business doesn’t mean that it won’t take hard work and commitment to succeed within this arena. Like other business endeavors, it’s going to take money and time to get started and the results won’t be instantaneous. Let’s take a look at some of the misconceptions that people have about Internet marketing and place them in a more realistic context. Some of these unrealistic expectations include the following: Little To No Work Involved – This may come about from the idea that there is little ...
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Home Based Business Ideas For People Who Love to Cook Just Like Me

POST VIEWS: 123 views Hi there lovely just cooking up a storm here in the kitchen, well not really, I’m actually in the process of breaking down my old kitchen to install a brand new one, as the old one, just doesn’t work for my love of cooking anymore. When you come from a large African background like I do, coupled with my own large family, cooking is the integral part of an African family and on that note my kitchen just doesn’t do justice to my creative cooking flair, so it must go. Do you love to cook? Would you spend every waking hour in the kitchen if you could, especially if you didn’t have to work at a job everyday?  What if you could earn money and do what you love at the same time? Sound good? Well, maybe you should look into home based business ideas for ...
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Your Definitive Guide To Adwords

POST VIEWS: 117 views The Definitive Guide to Adwords (over 200 pages) by Perry Marshall offers an approach to getting started on a profitable foot with Google pay-per-click (PPC), known as Google Adwords. To quote Perry himself, the guide shows you ‘how to Beat the learning curve and generate instant web traffic with the world’s fastest direct marketing machine’. The book is broken up into several clear-cut sections. The first chapter explains step-by-step how to set up your first adwords campaign. Screenshots are included for each step so you can follow along and do exactly what is instructed. There is also a “Getting Started Ad Content Checklist” which summarized the chapter and can be useful. Other tools and services are also recommended in this chapter to help you optimize your campaign. The next “Managing the Basics” chapter goes into detail about how to improve the efficiency of your Adwords campaigns ...
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How to Make Money in a Small Niche With a Simple Business Model

POST VIEWS: 142 views When it comes to earning money online as a marketer, most people go wrong in exactly the same place. That crucial error? Their ambition. Unfortunately, too much ambition is very commonly the downfall of many online businesses and marketers which essentially causes them to bite off more than they can chew and then give up too easily. How To Start Your Own eBook Lifestyle Business | PODCAST Instead of aiming to become rich or change the world, it makes much more sense to start off small. Aim to accomplish something small first and then build on each success to eventually reach the top. So what might this look like? The Small Niche Business Model SmartPassiveIncome.com is a blog owned by internet marketer Pat Flynn which shares his methods for earning money. One of his most successful recent ventures was a website aimed at food trucks. This ...
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Overcoming Writer’s Block

POST VIEWS: 452 views Literally while I am writing this recent post, I’m putting the final  touches to my book projects. Around two years ago I became a published author. It was an awesome feeling opening the door to the post man pealing open the boxes that contained copies of my books. The feeling hasn’t yet worn off. You can find copies of my books here on Amazon. But the story doesn’t stop there as I’m currently finishing the touches to 4 more new releases out in the next couple of months. I’ve come to realise that writing for me is not about the money, some think that writers get from royalties, most write because of a passion and love for seeing their thoughts translated into the written form. Saying that writers find themselves at times stuck and out of the creative juices as I’m feeling right about now, hence ...
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A Day In The Life Of An Affiliate Marketer

POST VIEWS: 163 views Being in the affiliate marketing business is not as hard as you may think especially now with the internet at our disposable. It is so much easier now compared to the days when people had to make use of the telephones and other mediums of information just to get their latest updates on the way their program is coming along. My first taste of the internet world was with affiliate programs. Back then I didn’t know much about how to use the internet let alone sign up to an affiliate program. But I do believe that affiliate programs is a great way to enter the world of startups, because it’s very easy to get started and very inexpensive. So with technology at hand, and assuming that as an affiliate you will be working from home, a day in his or her life would sound something like ...
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3 Simple Tips To Live A More Abundant Life

POST VIEWS: 154 views I use to think before entering the personal developing world, now when I say world, I’ve come to realize that it’s as important to invest your time, energy and money into your startup if you want it to be successful. Just as that is important investing into ourselves as entrepreneurs and business owners is crucial to our personal and business growth. People will think that being able to live an abundant life is something that only the “special” people can have. However, anyone can live abundantly, just as long as you know what you are doing in life. Though life may not be at an ultimate high, this does not mean that you cannot be happy. In order to live abundantly, you will need to start focusing more on yourself and enjoying your happiness. While living in the mundane of things there is space and time ...
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My £300 Weekend Office Decoration Challenge!

POST VIEWS: 130 views It has finally begun,  the long love affair with entering into the world of refurbishment of my new offices and studio I moved into just over 8 months ago. I took ownership of the keys 8 months ago to my own offices and studio. It was a day to remember let me tell you. I couldn’t really believe it, I had to tell my husband to keep pinching me to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. You see it has been a 5 year dream of mine to eventually leave my home office and find  a creative space for all those ideas of mine that had been mulling around in my brain for years. I believe in hard work, putting your head down, rolling up your sleeves and getting on with it, but I also believe in the law of attraction that if you believe that dreams ...
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Sinni Has Found Her Wings!

POST VIEWS: 126 views I’m so happy today as I got some lovely news from a client of mine today!. I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing. Sinni is the Founder of Bride Icon a blog she started just before her farther passed away a couple of years ago. She had put a hold of her side hobby a few years ago, her blog due to her farther taken ill. She needed to give her time to help take care of her farther. Her farther eventually passed away and the passing of her farther left a big hole in Sinni’s life and she quit the whole dream of one day starting something for herself. She stopped investing to her blog and shut it down for about a year after her dad’s passing. Just over 6 months ago Sinni came to me for help and guidance with her business. She had ...
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Choosing A Professional Organizer That Creates Time Space And Greater Opportunity

POST VIEWS: 95 views Professional Organizer’s are becoming increasingly popular, for a very good reason. The past decade has seen life become increasingly sophisticated yet far less labor intensive for most of us. If you want to get and stay ahead, make use of professional organizer services, or what I call ‘efficiency services’. We outsource more and more tasks in our home to other companies just as if our home life was a business. A few of the efficiency services that you probably use include: Delivery services, car wash, launderette, various home maintenance, etc. Now more of us can afford for those chores to be taken care of by others, what is there left for us to do? How can we use our money to maximize the opportunity of our time? That is where professional organizers come in. Imagine what a professional organizer working for you could do for you ...
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If It Was Easy, Everybody Would Do It

QUESTION: I started my business about a year ago and everything is going fine. We’re growing and making a profit, but the stress of running the business is really starting to get to me. I spend more time worrying than working. Sometimes the pressure is almost more than I can take. I’m starting to think that I’m not cut out to run my own business. Do you have any advice that might help me decide what to do? — Mel S. ANSWER: I’m full of advice, Mel, and it’s totally free. Just remember, you get what you pay for and I can’t be held legally or morally responsible if my advice somehow lands you behind the counter at McDonalds. I’m not Oprah, for petesake. I’m shorter and have and have less money. Seriously, the first thing you need to do is take a few deep breaths and take comfort in the ...
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The Superheros Came Out With Their Cape’s

So the time has come when we finally begin work on Rachael Academy studio’s . I was so excited and humble to begin work.  I had a crew of able hands on the go to help get things going. It has been a 5 year journey to this place, some might call it slow but I call it just right on time. And So It Begins As a business owner of multiple business one of my main concerns was not batting over what I could actually afford. I’ve seen so many entrepreneurs and businesses fail and go bankrupt  because they fail to be willing to go through the slow process of businesses success and what it really takes to build a business. It’ not helped by news we sometimes see plastered on our social media feeds of another small company who had just finished their round of funding for a ...
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How To Play The Game Of Life To Win

Asking and wishing for what you want doesn’t always mean you get it. We all learn that lesson as children. Learning how to ask is a lesson many people never properly learn. Knowing how to ask for what you want can mean the difference between getting it and just continuing to want it. Even more important than knowing how to ask, is knowing what you’re asking for. Understanding what you want and the reasons you want it can give you valuable insight to the thought process that is necessary to achieving your desires. Asking for riches without first knowing what you want those riches for may not bring you the happiness and satisfaction you anticipated. Realising why you want money can help you understand what your real desire is. Do you want it to provide security for your family, or because you really want the power money buys. The goals here are ...
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It’s Time You Started Living Up to Your Greatest Potential

If you want to make more of your talents live up to your full potential. You have to learn how to use them. You have the power to change your habits to acquire new skills and fully use the skills you now have. You can improve your performance, your productivity, and the quality of your whole life if you really want to.   What do you think makes a high achiever?   Is it luck, intelligence, talent or dedication?   All of these things figure in. I believe, because they all can make a difference to your quality of life. But we all know intelligent, talented, hard-working people who do not consider themselves very successful or even happy. And we know people who are not exceptionally bright but seem happy and successful.   So there must be something else, some secret to success. Actually there are several secrets to achieving ...
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Why Motivation Doesn’t Matter When It Comes To Achieving Your Goals

You may think that motivation is the key to success. Many people do, and that’s why so many people fail at their goals. Motivation is a fickle friend. It’s sort of like the classic literary muse. Sometimes it is there, guiding you along, and sometimes it is as elusive as a breath of fresh air in a fire. Basically, if you wait until you are motivated, you are never going to achieve your goals. So, what is a person to do then? How do you reach your goals if you aren’t motivated to do so? There is only one way that you can make it through the times when you don’t feel motivated and that is by committing to something and sticking to it. It is very easy to complete tasks and work on your success when you feel motivated. When you are motivated, every task seems easy and every ...
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How To Prioritize More If You Want To Be Successful

When you want to be successful, you have to prioritize. This often means that some things get overlooked and unfortunately, sometimes they are things that you don’t want to overlook. But you have to make sacrifices if you want to achieve your goals and that means deciding what is most important, and working on it first and foremost. The reason for this is simple: we want too many things. Human beings are famous for wanting too much. It’s like our motto, especially here in America. More, more, more. This is true in the food that we eat, it is true of the things that we buy and it is true of the money that we make. Of course, it is also true of the things that drive us and the goals that we have, and that’s not a bad thing. The problem is, when you have too many things that ...
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How To Build A Successful Blog And Turn It Into A Lifestyle Business

One of my favorite ways to make money with blogging is to simply set up a blog for your niche market. Niche marketing and blogging go hand in hand. I’ve set up several small blogs for niches that I’m interested in and am amazed at how simple the process is. You can set up a free blog using either wordpress.com or blogger.com. Live on Facebook 10/03/2018: How To Make Money Online with Blogs Whichever of the two platforms that you select is pretty much a matter of personal preference. I happen to like wordpress better because I like the wide range of templates and plugins that are available to make customization a snap. With wordpress it’s also very easy to add affiliate banners and links that immediately pulls in visitors and stirs their interest in whatever I’m advertising. After adding links and banners to your blog, the next step is ...
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How I Started A Successful Online Business With Affiliate Programs

When it comes to making money online, I believe that there are literally a million ways to do it. The only things stopping you is you creativity and your willingness to both learn quickly act upon what you have learned. Please do not be like I was for a few years and keep reading and not really implementing what you learn. Each day that you procrastinate you only put yourself further behind in reaching your goals. Set your goals high, believe in yourself and then DO IT. Don’t think about it, don’t hope, don’t dream….JUST DO IT. I recently did a Facebook live about this topic of just getting stated in doing what you love. One thing that keeps many people from achieving success is the fear that they may make a mistake. SO WHAT! If you make a mistake then get up and go on. Everyone who has ever ...
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How I Established My Productivity Boosting Methods That Works Wonders When I’m Having A Bad Day

Hi all It’s already Jan 23rd hasn’t time gone fast? How is your 2018 goals and plans going? To help you along the way I thought I will share with you what I did at the beginning of 2018 to help me stay on track with my goals and dreams thus far. I call it My Productivity Boosting Methods. If you follow and do these for a short while your going to see results for yourself too. So let’s do them together and chart our results. So here is my day one of my Productivity Boosting Method. Get Rid Of It and Setting Daily Goals. But before we get started today here’s my THOUGHT OF THE DAY “The most effective way to do a task is to get rid of it. If it doesn’t need to be done, get it off your to do list. Set Daily Goals. Without a ...
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My 50 Tips for Traveling on a Budget

This year is going to be a real busy one for me. I’m entering the research stage of my new business venture so that means I’m going to be doing a lot of travelling. I’m actually looking forward to it, seeing new places and meeting new people. But I know it’s not going to be all fun. Like just this month alone I will be travelling 4 times back and forth from the North East of England wear I reside to London. This doesn’t sound far, but its 18 hour round trip each coach trip. You can’t even begin to comprehended the amount of planning, budgeting and organisation that has gone into planning my trips also with my limited resources, I realise that I’m performing magic here, to make my pennies go a real long way. Maybe you are in the early phases of planning or booking your business trip, ...
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How I Motivate Myself And Get Myself Back on Track After A Failure

Sometimes, all we need is something that can keep us motivated and get us back on track after we’ve gone through a big bundle and setback in our lives. I hope the following lessons I’ve learnt over the years in business and being alive on the planet will motivate, inspire and help you get right back up if you have recently experienced some kind of failure in your life, as failure is not the end of your story you still have many chapters of your life to write. Appreciate failure “So What! You failed at something” It was Winston Churchill who said, “Success is stumbling from Failure to Failure, with no loss of enthusiasm”. Many people find failure a bit too daunting . For them, failing in something whether it’s a simple goal or a grand task is enough to keep them from moving another finger. But for successful people, ...
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My Best 7 Tips To Get More Done

Okay so I’m in; It’s 12th January and I’m in full swing of 2018. I think I’v got this under control now, after pealing myself from under my cosy warm blankets through out Christmas to face another New Year. Right off the pedal I’m jumping in full head, arms and legs into a new business venture, so it’s even more extra important for me that I’m super productive and use my time and energy wisely. Before going any further into 2018, I decided to take some time to reflect, you know look back into 2017 and pick out a few strategies, daily actions and disciplines that worked well for me and were success for me in achieving my goals that year? I would like to share them with you here also if you don’t mind? Truthfully I feel I need some accountability partners to keep me in check to follow ...
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How I’m Learning To Incorporate Gratitude into my Everyday Life to Live a More Fulfilled Life

There are a lot of things around us to be grateful for; it’s just a matter of appreciating the blessing we receive and acknowledging how blessed we are for having them. Educating ourselves for the feeling of gratitude actually means taking nothing for granted and giving value to whatever we posses. Practice the attitude of never putting off any action or words for the expression of your gratitude. Many individuals tend to take for granted the things that are present in their lives. There is actually a gratitude exercise I use to remind me to be grateful everyday. Let’s imagine losing a few of the things that you are taking for granted today such as your family, your home, as well as your ability to hear and see, to walk or just anything that is currently giving you comfort. Imagine losing them and then imagine that you are getting each ...
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Using My Purpose to Fuel my Self-Worth is the Key to Truly Knowing My Self

As I enter into 2018 the number one thing I’v come to appreciate is living a life that is cohesive to my core beliefs and wants. A sense of ‘self-worth’ and a sense of ‘purpose’ are imperative ingredients that contribute substantially to our overall wellbeing, the neglect of these key properties can lead us to a place of emotional bankruptcy; and when we arrive at such low ebb, recovery can be a long and painful process. Prevention is always better than cure, so while we have our wits about us let’s examine these two components and discover techniques for installing them into our hardware in such away as to enhance the operation of our internal engine. I’ve observed in my own life that it’s very difficult to maintain a strong sense of self-worth if I don’t have clarity about my life’s purpose. I’m taking here on an emotional level. This ...
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How to Successfully Begin to Achieve Your Goals in Life

So as we enter into a new year, there are many of us wanting to make sure that this year round we accomplish and achieve so much more than the last year. Could be with our business, family, health or relationships, in whatever we do we want to do it well and accomplish so much more this time round. In my last conversation with you I talked about How to Choose The Right Goals to Focus On In 2018 I mentioned techniques on how to decided which goals to focus on, in this post I would love to talk more with you on getting started with your goals and how to achieve them so let’s get right into it. How To Get Started with Setting Goals Once you have set your lifetime goals, the best thing that you can do is set a 25 year plan of smaller goals that ...
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How to Choose The Right Goals to Focus On In 2018

Every person in the world devotes countless hours to thinking of their future and their present situation in life. Almost everyone wishes that there was something that they could change in their life. Whether it is our family life; our friendships; relationships or finances, everyone wants to change something. I’ve come to understand and learn that setting goals has been the beneficial factor for me achieve my greatest successes in life. However, many of us are great at trying to set goals; but most of the time we are practically incapable of following through with them. Think about it. How many times have you decided on a course of action and simply didn’t follow through with it? Your not alone in this, that’s pretty much the norm for most people. How To Set Successful Goals Sometimes setting goals alone is not the only problem that you must face. Sometimes, choosing ...
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How To Be More Productive With Your Time To Live A More Fulfilled Life In 2018

You know I once was a person who was late to every thing? I just could not seem to be able to get anywhere on time. Before having children and settling down to have a family, my time management skills never seemed to be a problem, I suppose when you only have yourself to take care of it can’t be that little bit easier to manage your life. Are you an individual who can’t seem to properly manage your time? If you are having problems at home or at work, there is a good chance that your problems may be caused by your inability to properly manage your time. But don’t worry the good news, however, is that there are a number of steps that you can take to improve your time management. Here are some simple steps that you can take to help you get more done with little or ...
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Don’t Have Enough Time? Here Are Quick Ways To Save Yourself Time Every Day

I’m sure I don’t need to say this as I’m sue you are much aware but “TIME” is a very finite asset and is also one of the most important resources we have at our disposal when it comes to accomplishing as much as we can and living to our fullest potential. The problem is that most of us spend far too long struggling with things we don’t really care about, rather than talking about the things that are important to us. In my latest post let’s, take a look at some simple strategies you can use to save lots of time every single day! This I have learnt along the way while running several successful online businesses, working to tight deadlines and projects, not to mention being a wife, mother and keeping a tight ship house hold of children and husband. Ty out one or more of these strategies ...
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Why You Need To Train Your Working Memory To Become The Best Version Of You

Have you ever seen the film Limitless? In it, the main character ‘Eddie Mora’ takes a pill that boosts his brain power on every possible dimension. He becomes more driven, more creative and far wittier and smarter. The result is that he makes powerful friends, finishes writing a book, gets rich from day trading and then goes on to become a powerful politician. As I mentioned in my first post back when I took out a 8 week sabbatical off work and social media to recharge my batteries. As I mentioned it was the best decision that I had made. I got to recharge my batteries, spend some needed quality time with family and got down to finishing writing and publishing three books a long passion of mine, out soon on Amazon and all book stores. So you can say I experienced a limitless!experience. Does such a thing really exist? While there are certainly ‘nootropics’ (brain pills) ...
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How To Establish The Perfect Morning Routine For A More Productive Life

One of the best ways to learn how to become more accomplished is to look at the people in life who have accomplished the most and to try and emulate them. What are the secrets to their success? Usually you’ll find that there are many answers to this question and many things you can learn. But one of the most consistent things you’ll find is that the successful individuals have a morning routine. This is what you will do first thing in the day when you wake up. It’s the perfect time to focus on yourself before life gets in the way and it’s the perfect way to ensure your day gets off to the right start. So, what does the ideal morning routine look like? Here are some ideas to start you off… Exercise Working out first thing in the morning will help to get the blood circulating and ...
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First Decide where you are going, then decide who’s going with you. Sam Keen (Fire in the Belly; On Being a Man)

First Decide where you are going, then decide who’s going with you. Sam Keen (Fire in the Belly; On Being a Man) It’s been said; ‘it’s not about where you’re from but it’s about where you’re going’. In interpersonal interactions in our ‘modern’ society we’ve grown accustomed to asking after an individual’s origins, town city, and schooling etcetera in order to deduce an understanding of a person. And while a certain amount of value can be placed upon this information and it’ll provide us with a level of understanding as to where a person is coming from and the tenants of their previous experience and its impact in shaping them, if the past alone is the measure of the man, we’ll discover a problem if we wish to make acquaintances of those who have a future. Many individuals on their life’s journey are stuck, – are out of gas, – ...
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Maybe It’s Time You Start Seeing Things A Little Differently?

You know that old saying? “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. You know I’ve found that to be so true. What we truly choose to see can be the difference between us accomplishing so much more out of life. What is now proven was at one time only imagined. Desire is the beginning point of all accomplishment, not a hope, not a wish, but a great throbbing desire which surpasses everything. An opinion is presuming something to be true, to be a reality. An opinion isn’t stimulated, it’s produced by choice. An opinion about a things being isn’t the same as its existence. Your imagination is a gateway to the Possible and a bridge to your Unconscious mind. It’s the limitless palate with which you craft your world and a built-in key to manifesting your hopes. Your subconscious mind doesn’t recognize the deviation between what is genuine and what is imaginary. “Your imagination ...
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How To Live A Purposeful Action Driven Life

living an action-oriented life, this should matter to you more than actually reaching your goal of becoming a millionaire.~Rachael Aprill Phillips~ Most of the people who make lethal mistakes in their lives do so because they confuse themselves between two very important aspects that govern their lives – their purposes and their aspirations. Since we are trying to see how to add more value to your life, it becomes very important to understand the difference that lies between these two. Let us see how purposes and aspirations differ from each other and why it is crucial to understand this difference. Imagine that you want to become an actor. Now, that is called your aspiration. You aspire to become an actor, to see yourself on the cinema screen, on the billboards, etc. When you aspire to become something, you also aspire for all the baggage that comes along with it. Aspirations ...
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When Opportunity Knocks Will You Open The Door And Let It In?

Opportunities happen in our life time, but for some of us we think not. What I’ve come to understand about opportunities is this, It only becomes an opportunity when you stop to see it as such, unless it becomes lost in the mondain of this life and passes you by. Occasionally what initially surfaces in your reality is a stepping stone that will take you to your destination instead of the goal itself. It might not appear like what you were looking for or expecting but can be just what‘s required to bridge the gap to your ambitions and take you to where you would like to be. Receptiveness and humility is important. You contain free will and can sculpt your world in conformity with your hopes. You both consciously and unconsciously make the world surrounding you, yet you’re not unaccompanied in the process. You’re a co-creator with the root ...
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How Not To Let Your Dreams Of Success Overwhelm You

An interesting concept that reading Robert Holden, particularly in his book ‘Success Intelligence’ drove home to me is that ‘it’s imperative to define success for yourself in order to know when you’ve achieved it’. Otherwise you may find yourself aimlessly running on the tread mill which life can become, seeking to arrive at the destination of success, having no coherent definition of what that actually means for you. For others of us it’s not so much that we need to define it, it’s that the road map to the destination we regard as success seams so nondescript and nebulous we feel little hope of ever attaining even the neighbourhood of our dreams and goals. Let’s look therefore at a few specific points that will enable us to arrive safely at the haven for which we strive, in timely fashion with enough energy left to enjoy the fulfilment of our dreams, and not ...
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It’s Time You Stopped! And Created A Healthy Work And Life Balance Before You Burn Out

Hi there lovely hope my latest post finds you well? Honestly I’ve missed you. Not sure if you’ve noticed or not, well I didn’t tell anyone or make any big announcements about it but I decided 6 weeks ago to stop and drop everything and take a 8 week sabbatical from work, social media and just shut down for a while and leave my business to its own devices. ‘Okay I know it’s only been 6 weeks and I’ve still got 2 weeks to go but hey! who’s counting…..’ ‘Gosh I never knew that it was going to be the hardest thing I’ve done in a while’.It was really difficult for me because, … I do feel a little embarrassed saying this but,.. it was hard because of the numbers. Yes the number of followers and likes I had built over the years on my social media platforms like Facebook, ...
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How I Set Goals Successfully, Achieved Them And Became A Powerhouse In My Industry And Life

If you don’t already know we only have just over three month till we come to another Christmas and 2017 will officially be over and 2018 will begin. Let me ask you a personal question. Have you accomplished all that you set out to accomplish in 2017? If not, I’m sure you’re feeling a little somewhat frustrated about things. Okay things didn’t plan out the way you expected them to this year, that does not mean they can’t plan out in the coming year if we make the conscious choice to learn from our mistakes and move forwards confidently with our goals for 2018. I’m so proud of myself because I have achieved so much more than I expected to achieve this year in my business and personal life, so I would like to share with you what I did to make my goals and dreams happen. If you would ...
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How The Power Of Learning To Love Yourself Can Make You Earn More

Sometimes, when all our doubts, fears and insecurities wrap ourselves up, we always come up with the idea of “I wish I was somebody else.” More often than not, we think and believe that someone or rather, most people are better than us.- when in reality, the fact is, most people are more scared than us. You spot a totally eye-catching girl or man sitting by themselves at a party, casually sipping on a glass of Asti Spumanti. You think to yourself, “they look so perfectly calm and confident.” But if you could read thru their transparent mind, you would see a bunch of clouds of thoughts and you might just be amazed that they’re thinking “are people talking about why I am seated here alone?… Why don’t people find me attractive? …I don’t like my ankles, they look too skinny… “Or I wish I was as intelligent as my ...
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A Day In The Life Of A Freelance Content Manager & Creative Director

The best thing about working as a Content Creator Manager and Social Media Manager here at Rachael Academy is that each day is different. My “official” title is Content Director, but what I do encompasses a lot more than simply writing a few articles or blog posts. We all wear many hats here at Rachael Academy, which makes every day unique and challenging. You always have to be ready for the unexpected, willing to take on a new task, and prepared to deal with breaking news the moment it happens. So come along with me as I take you along the journey of what my day looks like behind the scenes here 4:00 am – My husband alarm bells goes off and I’m awake. I roll over to the other side of the bed to switch the alarm of and push him out of the bed. No I’m kidding, It’s what ...
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Why I Took Out The Time To Create A Home Made Music Video With My Daughter

It’s hard being a mother of four and in business. Making sure you plan and manage your time so there’s enough time in the day or even week to give to your family and love ones. I’m sure we’ve all gone though this work-life-balance dilemma. And we all know to well if time is not taken out to spend the quality time our children and family so need it could have great consequence in the long run. So my daughter has been pestering me to take her to dance school during the summer holiday, which is not that surprising. My whole house hold is big on music and dancing. But there was just not enough time in the day to find to take her, at least not for a while. But she was not suspecting what was going to happen next. So I thought if I can’t get her there, ...
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3 Powerful Ways To Make It Rain In Your Startup Business

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How To Bootstrap Your Life & Business To Maximum Heights And Success

It’s been 13 years now since I first started my journey of entrepreneurship and pushing the boat out and starting a business. I’v e loved every minute of it, the ups and downs and all in between. I’m now in a new phase and chapter of my life and journey. In 7 days time I will be turning 38 years young, I also will be celebrating my 20 years anniversary and I’ve just completed on the purchase of my dream offices and studio, so you can say that I’m pretty emotional and overwhelmed about everything. That scary thought when you realise that 40 is round the corner and so, so hoping that all my hopes and dreams are moving in the right direction, at least some of them fingers crossed. Are you at that place right now, that in between feeling when you know there’s more for you out there, ...
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How I Used The Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs To Find My Purpose And Boy!

“You’re just not that kind of person that takes out the time to find out what you were really put on this earth to accomplish are you?” This was the statement made to me by husband on our date night three years ago, I was sitting beside him in the car and I wanted to turn around and give him one of those steer downs, you know those one that lets you know it’s time to make a quick exit out…to the nearest exit But I could not shake off what he said, and even worse he was right. Now by now I was running a successful business and I’d been in business for 10 years and as far as I was concerned I was just fine thank you very much. So What Does Success Really Mean To You? What does it take to become an accomplished individual? How do ...
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11 Potent Foods That Help Me Lose Weight & Live Healthy

For the past 6 month I’ve been on an revamp of my life to live a more healthy and fit lifestyle. It’s one thing to have the idea the problems come when you have to execute the plan you have in your mind and this where in the past I came against a brick wall. But this time before I started my healthy lifestyle journey I managed to do some research into the matter hence the greater result of losing pounds. So I thought I would share with you what I have been leaning about the journey and the foods that have been working best for my weight loss success goals. Bare in mind I’m no expert just sharing what has been working for me, so please make sure you check with your doctor if you have any issues with any off the foods below. Each one of the following ...
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Let’s Get Organised! Easy and Simple Strategies to Getting (and Staying) Organised

“You can find pictures anywhere. It is simply a matter of noticing things and organising them. You just have to care about what is around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.”-Elliott Erwitt How we spend out time says a lot about who we are. If you are simply too tired or do not have adequate time to do anything in the evenings, then your daily routine is out of balance and you need to make adjustments. Your work can be too difficult or unsuitable, or you may not be making full use of your hours during your day or evening. A good balance of your time is needed for work, goals, recreation, and relaxation. Take a close look at your daily routine, examine your findings and come up with a plan. Be prepared to follow your plan and with this, you can become a better ...
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Why You Aren’t as Happy, Successful and Fulfilled as You Should Be?

Before we look at improving our lives and achieving that sense of accomplishment and fulfilment, it first makes sense to focus on the things we’re doing wrong. The things that we could be doing better and the things that are holding us back. Why don’t you feel fulfilled? Why don’t you have more time to take care of your looks or your home? Why is your relationship falling apart? How did you end up in a dead-end job? Let’s take a look at a story that many of us will be familiar with: the story of the modern man. The Plight of the Modern Man Most of us were very happy when we were younger. We were excited to be learning and discovering so much and we were taken care of all the while by our doting parents. Every day was an adventure, everything was new and we were constantly ...
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How Team Work Makes The Dream Work And Other Juicy TipBits

This coming August 2017 I will be celebrating my 23 years of Friendship and 20 years of Marriage to my partner in crime. I can’t believe it has been 20 years already since we said I do. It’s scary to think that I have spent more time with this wonderful man than I’ve spent alive on this earth WOW! I can’t even begin to imagine how we managed to have raised four wonderful and beautiful children and come this far. For sure at the begin of our marriage journey we had some bumps along the road we needed to iron out, most of which was learning to understand our differences and what we brought to the table as individuals and how we could maximise our joint matrimony. Marriage in some ways is like a business transaction, well it has felt like that for me at certain points along my journey ...
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Unleashing Your Creative Thinking To Bring About A New Zest For Living Life

People seem to have the misconception that only a select few are able to unleash a steady flow of creative genius. That is not true at all. The fact is, creativity is very much like a muscle that needs to be exercised in order to consistently give out great results. If you don’t practice harnessing creative thinking, this skill will very much just quietly die out. But keep working and this skill will soon come to you in a snap. So how do you unleash your creative thinking? Well, the first thing is to become a human leech. No, we’re not talking about just sucking the blood out of every living being available, we’re saying that you should take in as much knowledge and learning you can find. Read everything available good and bad, and keep your mind open to the infinite possibilities of the universe. The more you know, ...
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You’re Not A Failure Just A Work In Progress On An Adventure On The Hero’s Journey

Unfortunately, it has become all too easy for us to stay in our comfort zones thanks to the ready availability of… everything. Too often, the greatest challenge we will face on a daily basis is completing an assignment for work. The newest discovery we will make is often taking a different route home from work and if we ever decided to embark on this new found route home we might get lost and even worse be home late to watch the latest season of Game of Thrones and for some of us that’s too much to bare. The fear of failure for everyone as we all know is at different levels in response to our individual journeys and view point of life, but what is universally the same is that we all at some point in our lives face the fear failure. Right now today as I’m writing this, I ...
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