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My Story: Almost Losing My Life, Starting a Business, and Finding Myself Along The Way

I literally was a girl waking up from a coma trying to find her place in a big world. I didn't... read more

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Phil SealyOwner at Pro Leaders Academy
Great story and it is an inspiration to others that hope and the mind are amazing things that can make all the difference in a persons life. Thank you for sharing and inspiring others with the talents you have.
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My Story: Learning to Get Over Myself and Wake Up to The Opportunities Ahead

I never really thought of myself as a business woman. It didn't really occur to me that I was... read more

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Hi Jef, Well thank you kindly! You've made my sleep deprived day brighter :D
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Very inspiring, keep pressing forward!
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7 Steps to Managing a Work-Free Weekend

What are your weekends like? Are they filled with fluffy clouds, pool splashing friends and family... read more

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Yes, I find that by 8pm most nights I am done and dusted on anything intellectual, so I tend to keep most evenings free for unplanned activities. I figure if I work my butt off during the day when I have the energy and motivation to do it, I'll eventually achieve the goals! And spouse time - oh my goodness, so very important! I think the best part about working for myself is that I can chose how much or how little to get through each day and this helps especially since my other half works for himself as well. Without the flexibility we would probably struggle a lot more!
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Because of my multiple venture approach, I also try to take one week night each week (not always the same night) and work on nothing work related or even work related to my side projects. I just watch some tv or movies, enjoy a good meal, maybe play video games for a short bit or do some reading. I also use it to give my spouse some undivided attention.
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Stop Making Excuses

I'm full of them...excuses, that is. I have medals for procrastination lining my virtual walls... read more

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Keeping Your Business: Reinvigorate Your Passion

With the change of seasons and the recent Super Moon overhead, are you as passionate about your... read more

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Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
So nice to read this - can't forget how vital passion is no matter what your business (or job) happens to be! Great tips on how to get back on track if you feel you're losing that excitement for what you do, I especially like the idea of getting engaged with the community, it's all too easy to become too focused on yourself when you're trying to get inspired.
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I really enjoyed this article. There are many great points to consider for further thought and action.
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What's the Difference Between My Goals, My Objectives, My Strategies and My Tactics?

In working with business owners and start ups, I have experienced that we need to differentiate... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
You are correct that keeping the hierarchy in mind is important for clear communication. Also rightly communicated, each role or team member may handle or see things from a different perspective. The best way to keep alignment is clear and ongoing communication with your entire team. As a status check, make time to allow team members to ask questions for clarification.
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5 Revenue Streams You Can Add to Your Business Today

One problem experienced by many service based businesses is that they only have a single revenue... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
@Jenny Tse - I still have a handful of chapters to write, and then the editing process will begin. I know that editing will take some time, because I plan on rewriting a few of the chapters I've already written. My project is about educating others on how to take small steps toward full entrepreneurship while working a full-time job. I think (and hope) that others will find it interesting and helpful when all said and done.
Jenny TseOwner at Licence to Billâ„¢
@Ananda Raj Pandey - Hi Ananda, what a great question. My question is how do we measure ROI on something like a book? What is the intention - aside from spreading a message or sharing a story - is the intention to make a profit, generate awareness or curiosity, to educate? 
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Drive Your Business To Olympic Gold

I went to an event with ICMI recently and saw Alisa Camplin speak. She blew me away with her... read more

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Business Lessons From the Festive Season

Business might be the furthest thing from your mind at this time of year, but as we all gather... read more

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Thanks for the feedback everyone, its great to see people are reading :-) Merry Christmas!
Hitesh MohanlalDirector at WOW! Advisors & Business Accountants
Excellent article. Thank you
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What is your Conflict Response Style?

When an argument breaks out, or tensions are simmering around you, how do you respond? Do you leap... read more

Yee TrinhCo-founder at SavvySME
Naturally, I avoid conflict. I prefer pushing away an issue, hoping it won't happen a second time so as to prolong the need to deal with it. This is especially true in my personal life and have yet to really overcome this.At work however, the stakes are much higher as the company and community will potentially suffer. Consequently, everything gets laid on the table. Honesty is the best policy. I find it incredibly hard to deal with people who are not upfront and honest, as this only builds up tension that will surface later. We make a point at SavvySME, to have a session once every month or so where every person in the team has to make one complimentary point, and one of criticism about every other person. The goal is to break down any facade or tendency to purely say what the other person wants to hear.
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I typically take some time to weigh all the angles (not that it is a drawn out process, but it is dependent on the specific situation and the potential magnitude of consequences). After that I approach the situation head on, but I do try to remain flexible.
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5 Ways to Know If Burnout Is Creeping Up on You

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Ditch These 4 Behaviors as Soon as Possible

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Be Self-Aware, Be Selfless, and Then Be Selfish

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6 Lessons I Learned From Dan Lee, CEO NextDesk: I Love Lesson #1

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My Story: The Day I Found My New Cheese

I’ve just finished reading a book that was part of the recommended reading list in a... read more

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Arrnell GapusanCommunity Manager at SavvySME
Wonderful story Phil.
Phil SealyOwner at Pro Leaders Academy
Jef Lippiatt, Thank you for your comment and I totally agree with what you are saying. It is almost 12 months now since we made the decision to move and it has been amazing what has happened. I am thinking I will do a follow up story for the 12 month celebration.
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My Story: I Come First - My Business Comes Second

I am an entrepreneur who has set up 8 businesses, selling two of these, currently running three... read more

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Thanks for sharing your story Hitesh
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8 Tips Sir Richard Branson Told Me!

Okay, I’ll come clean, I wasn’t the only person in the room. An additional 2,500 or so people... read more

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Want to Know How to Double Your Sales and Profit? Join Us at The Path To Profit Workshop in Sydney

Do you feel like there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done, or are you... read more

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My Story: The Truth of What I Was Running From

I’m not certain when the tides shifted. I don’t even know if I’ve ever really come up for... read more

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Phil KhorFounder at SavvySME
Michelle, thanks for a truly inspiring story. I really admire how you stuck to your guns despite all odds. For what it's worth, it's this perseverance i think that has helped built who you are today and your ongoing will to help others succeed. Thanks again.
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Michelle - I agree. I don't know that things need to be taken to the point where it is "celebrating failure", which is how I believe Silicon Valley approaches the matter. However, I do think that the entire journey should be acknowledged an examined for learning purposes. All too often, the portrayal in the media is overnight success. Sadly, that sets up bad expectations for people who are curious about jumping into entrepreneurship.
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Profits are "Liabilities"

For my birthday this year, I want my business to grow by 50%. Would you like one of those birthday... read more

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