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No matter where you are in your journey, here you’ll find a wealth of resources created especially for small and mighty business owners by my panel of small and mighty industry experts The Co’s.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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