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5 Principles for Women Re-Entering the Workforce: Is It Too Late?

There are so many myths concerning women in business. But in today's market, women are actually... read more

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Ling LeeDirector at Japanese Sword Auctions Australia
Great article Barbara! Your article is such an inspiration to all women, whether they are re-entering the workforce, or changing careers.
Yee TrinhMarketing Manager at SavvySME
Great read Barbara. It's just a matter of summoning the courage to get back into it. Not as easy to do as it is to say unfortunately!
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What is your backup plan for income?

No job is safe these days, no matter how important you are or how secure you feel. Even the Prime... read more

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Richard Schembri Entrepreneur - Team Coach and Mentor in Network Marketing at Team Berrygood
Jef LippiattCo-founder at Startup Chucktown
Risk can not be completely eliminated. It can only be mitigated. As entrepreneurs we should be hyper-aware that risk is a constant as well as a variable. Consider that without risk there is no need to be an entrepreneur, but being an entrepreneur carries its own risks.This is truly a loaded question. Steven diversification above and he is correct, but that needs to be seen in more detail (I'll circle back on this below).Richard you have made some interesting suggestions, but they have risk as well. Take Intellectual Property, sure there is a reasonable expectation on return, but consider the cost to achieve the IP, just because you've secured IP doesn't mean it creates a product people want or need. Even if it leads to a product people want, it won't last indefinitely. The same is true of writing and selling a book. What if you spend all that time and money creating the book and no one buys it? What if the book sells well for a while, is that rate of sales sustainable? There is still risk involved.Diversification is the only way to truly minimize risk. I speak of true diversification, not in the sense of a Monetary Portfolio. This is what successful diversification looks like to me:The primary job is consulting. This leads to an offshoot of paid speaking engagements. The added visibility leads to writing and selling a book (while still consulting and doing speaking engagements). The book surfaces the opportunity to do training workshops (helping others gain your skills not applying your skills to clients, but still doing all of the above). The added projects have brought additional revenue. You decide to invest your extra revenue. You split your investments across Stocks, Bonds and Cash. You continue doing all of the above and decide you want to buy part or all of a related business but leave them to operate on your own. Now that you have all that going you realize you don't have as much time to do all of the above, so you cut back on training and open up an e-commerce store to sell whitepapers, training guides (CDs/DVDs) and other related material.This could continue on and on. The idea is that you are truly diversified. Sell services, digital products, physical products and be in different industries and verticals so that lows in one market are offset by another.I will say it again, risk can not be eliminated. It can only be minimized. The biggest risk is not taking any. Life is always changing so you must plan to adapt constantly.
Iain DooleyOwner at The Procedure People
The dole? Bar work? I think my backup plan for income is living very frugally. The amount my family and I live on at the moment means I could do just about any job in the world and we'd still be able to manage!
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Could this be the best way to get that promotion super fast?

Let me ask you a personal question………. Would you like a promotion? Maybe you could do with some... read more

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Yes Phil. This is one of the Secrets of Highly Successful Positive Thinking People, I have discovered.
Phil JoelDirector at SavvySME
Hi Christopher. Thanks for sharing. You're right. We often forget what we already have.
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What if you were to fully unleash your spirit?

You know the deepest part of you that suffers whenever you compromise your values, the part of... read more

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Sorry for this blog post.

Today when meeting with a client, I apologised for my position in the company.  I am the Managing... read more

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10 jobs that will bring out your creative peak

1.  Animator The popularity of computers is constantly rising – this is the career you’ll find... read more

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Damian WolfSelf at Self
Appreciate your comment Wendy!
Wendy HuangFull Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes
Hi Damian, Thanks for the great career suggestions! I've pondered a few of these choices previously but have chosen to take them up as hobbies instead :) Still just as rewarding!
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How to achieve image success

Look the best you have ever looked in 2014. Do you have what it takes to achieve image success?... read more

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Roslyn Holden Colour Image Consultant. Trainer and educater at sheike me up
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Wendy HuangFull Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes
Wow thanks for the suggestions Roslyn, I believe that fashion is so important for your personal branding too :)
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How to Jump From Startup to Startup Without Hurting Your Career

Business & Small Business Log In | Join Log In | Join Log In Join...read more

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Losing Your Job Does Not Mean You are Finished

There are a number of circumstances that might render you jobless such as getting fired, quitting... read more

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Melissa Davismarketing at Australian Foundation
Thanks guys, glad you enjoy reading it.
Wendy HuangFull Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes
Great article Melissa, I think that if you're ever in a situation of loss, it's just a way to tell you that you are better off somewhere else, and you usually are :) Sometimes we are such creatures of habit that we do not leave bad situations until a forceful hand pushes us. It could be you can find a better place to work in the same industry elsewhere or it's time to switch your career and do something new, or start a business you've always been thinking about now you have nothing to lose :) Great post :D
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Seeking Satisfaction At Your Workplace

What exactly makes a job fun and worthwhile? Should we only do work that we're passionate about and... read more

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Wendy HuangFull Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes
Love the idea of leading a more balanced life, thank you Anna, some great tips!
Eric PhuahOwner at Hystericalz Pty Ltd
Some great tips there Anna! If we spend most of our lives in a work environment, then satisfaction is definitely important and paramount.
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Resignation Letters: How To Go About Writing One

There are many instances in which you may need to change jobs and wonder how to write your... read more

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Damian WolfSelf at Self
Thanks Eric.
Eric PhuahOwner at Hystericalz Pty Ltd
Will keep your tips in mind next time I resign, hopefully in no time soon :)
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What Are The Most Common Interview Questions And How Do I Answer Them?

So you have been searching the internet for ages and you have finally come across your dream... read more

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