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Why ebooks work best for me

The debate between reading books physically (you know, to have the actual thing in your hand so that you can feel it, smell it, see it) vs electronically has become a non-starter for me.  To my mind, it’s similar to conversations about which is better,  reading a book vs watching

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Validating my bad mom moment with Bad Moms, the movie

Last night I totally indulged in a “bad mom” moment. While I sent my young man upstairs to take a shower before bedtime I sat down in front of the TV – just to give myself a few minutes to decompress, you understand.  The only thing that was remotely interesting

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What’s on my #readinglist 10 August 2018

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela DuckworthGrit – no, not the kind you normally find at the bottom of your shoe or floating around in dirty water or in the air on a particularly windy day. This kind of grit is the sum total of qualities that see you

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What’s on my #readinglist 15 June 2018

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Shefali TsabaryI often joke that the universe must take great pleasure in watching me with my son because he is my complete opposite of me and raising him takes me out of my comfort zone in so many ways. Jokes aside

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Books to change your thinking & change your ways

I was recently in touch with a few former colleagues who I worked with about 10 years ago. They are still working for the same company and we were reminiscing about some of the challenges we experienced in delivering our respective deliverables (I was the communications manager then) for this

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What’s on my reading list 25 May 2018

Entrepreneurial You: Monetise your expertise, create multiple income streams, and thrive by Dorie Clark I first came across Dorie Clark on one of the many podcasts I listen to on a weekly basis and that led me down a proverbial rabbit hole – I googled her to find out more about who

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7 Reasons to get serious about social media

When I first started working there were a few things that were quite novel or relatively uncommon which have since become absolute necessities nowadays.  I used to phone different companies marketing myself as a new graduate. I was shocked and amazed at the outright rejection of my offer to send

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From you to you…with love

Happy February ya’ll.  For me, the start of the month of February signifies a few things. The novelty of a new year is well and truly over – we can officially stop with the Happy New Year’s and claiming that you are still coming out of the holiday mode no

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What’s your business’ story online?

Having an online presence for your business has become standard practice these days.  It doesn’t matter if that consists of a really snazzy website, with a blog attached and a slew of social media accounts to promote and support your business, or it’s using your personal Facebook account to advertise

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Facebook: a main communication channel for a school

Communication with your child’s school is critical for any parent. Many schools rely on printing letters, forms and such, and stuffing them into the child’s bag (often these arrive in a questionable state or they get misplaced completely) or they are sent via email, along with hundreds of other information

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Free Online Business Tools

This is an article that I had planned to write sometime in the future when I felt that my business was more established. But several conversations with fellow small business owners over the last few weeks have made me rethink that.  I realised that a lot of entrepreneurs struggle with

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7 Women business owners killing it online

  Entrepreneurship! How many of us dream of starting our own business?  Whether it is to supplement what we are already doing or because it’s just the way we’re wired, many of us would love to find that one tiny gap that everyone else has missed, that will just explode

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Four reasons to invest in You Inc.

I remember back in the late 2000s I called a friend to ask about coaching (I don’t mean the sports kind) as a profession.  Being in HR I reckoned she would be in touch with all things to do with the development of people, especially within organisations.  Her response? She’s

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A graduate’s guide for job hunting using LinkedIn

Scenario: Twenty-two year old Nonhlanhla (Noni) Motanyane is a Wits student who will be graduating in December 2016, with a BSc in Mining Engineering. It’s a four-year degree that has taken her six years to complete – the average for most students, I’m told, thanks to the challenging workload and

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