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Challenges are there to test you. At worst, they delay your success, but problem-solving is one of the many skills that make up a great entrepreneur. “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” Often a setback is a chance to advance your knowledge, see things differently; which can, in turn, result in achieving a […]
One of the best ways to guarantee goal-setting success is to ensure that each of your goals or New Year’s resolutions fits the SMART formula. If your good intentions and goals have fallen by the wayside one month into the new year, they more than likely weren’t SMART. SMART is an acronym that stands for […]
Maybe finding your life purpose is easy if you have special gifts like Picasso or Einstein. On the other hand, if you’re way past 21 and still asking yourself what you want to be when you grow up, the process starts to seem less clear. Even if it takes some effort, it’s still a question […]
What is your purpose? If you’re like most people, you have no idea how to answer that question, because you’ve never considered it. That’s unfortunate. Companies have mission statements, and you should consider creating one for your own life. How can you make the best plans and decisions for yourself if you lack a mission […]
Authenticity is underrated. It’s more than being honest with the world. It’s about being honest with yourself. There are many advantages to being authentic. Most importantly, you’ll no longer feel the need to change your words and actions to impress others. You can relax and be yourself. Before you can be authentic, it’s important to […]
In this final episode of season five, I chat with Small and Mighty “Co”, retail product development expert and founder of Arnold and Bird, Joanne Griffin. Joanne shares her top tips around developing a product range and utilising trends in your business – whether you’re a product or service business, trends do affect you. Show […]
In this weeks episode, I chat with social media expert, Small and Mighty “Co” and founder of Keystone Virtual, Carly Stringer. Carly and I chat about how she got into working in social media and helps to demystify the world of Facebook and Instagram ads. Show Notes Connect with Me Instagram: https://instagram.com/samburgessuk How to Live Authentically […]
In this weeks episode, I chat with the lovely Jenni, founder of Willowberry, an award-winning independent British beauty brand loved by top make-up artists & facialists. Jenni and I chat about starting a skincare brand, her upcoming rebrand (which is now live) and her plans for the business in 2020. Show Notes Connect with Me […]
In this weeks episode, I chat with Textile Designer Angie Parker. Since recording in April 2019 Angie has gone to achieve some incredible milestones in her business she was featured in the New Collectables’ Collection at Liberty London, had a design created for MADE.COM and was featured in an exhibition of nineteen of the leading UK rug makers and […]
Have negative thoughts hindered your efforts to root, grow and thrive? Your personal beliefs about yourself and your life matter more than you realise. In fact, those beliefs become the very foundation upon which you build your life. How do you recognise self-sabotaging thoughts? Some common self-limiting thoughts are: “I’ll never be able to save any […]