TEMplate – DESIGN your Life! and making it work Sept08

Last week I had the pleasure of co-speaking at the “Figures Fitness for Women” Fund-raising Dinner and Auction Night in Geelong. Not only was the fund-raising very successful for the Geelong Hospital, it was a chance to “launch” the evolving concept of the “ME Inc” workshops to an audience, the majority of whom were very interested in taking the first steps in “DESIGNing your Life! around what you want”. The feedback was most positive, with many receiving the best-selling “Secrets of Inspiring Women Exposed” to assist them in taking their first steps on their way.

“Me Inc” is now the official title of the workshops which will enable, and give permission to entrepreneurial mothers (and fathers!) to take the time out to spend on that business idea, or that plan around combining all that you want and do into DESIGNing your Life! and making it work.

I will let you know when the ME Inc workshop is hitting your part of town, with plans at this stage for the first to commence in Geelong mid-late January 2009. If you think you’d be interested and/or have a group that would benefit from having its own ME Inc workshop, then please reply to this email advising same and we can look at how to do just that.

So… how are you going with the “The Entrepreneurial Mothers Guide to Making Life! Work”? … the ME Inc workshop will be just the thing your need if you’re feeling stuck….

The workshop will be 5 hours (to fit in with school hours), LIVE and interactive to work on “ME Inc” i.e. YOU… you will spend the time, that you never grant yourself, on strategies and tools that you can apply right away.

as always, all suggestions readily accepted
be in touch again soon…

cheers denise

P.S. If you have friends or family or colleagues that you believe would also be interested in this … simply hit the “Forward” button in your email program, send this email and encourage them to contact us!

P.P.S. and/or I would also encourage you to encourage them to “subscribe” at www.theentrepreneurialmother.com.au so that they too can begin their own path of making Life! work and of course, a beautiful relationship with the entrepreneurial mother community.

And for becoming part of the entrepreneurial mother community, they will also receive a soft copy of not only the Denise Hall “Free Agent” chapter from the ” Secrets of Inspiring Women Exposed ” FREE but also access to the story of how Dale Beaumont created the entire Secrets Exposed series, and how successfully it has worked… all they have to do is reply to this email… it couldn’t be simpler

The World’s Shortest Fairy Tale!

call me naughty, but this does appeal to me…

Once upon a time…
a guy asked a girl ‘Will you marry me?’ The girl said:’NO!’…

And the girl lived happily ever-after and went shopping, dancing, camping, drank martinis, always had a clean house, never had to cook, did whatever the hell she wanted, never argued, didn’t get fat, traveled more, had many lovers, didn’t save money, and had all the hot water to herself.

She went to the theater, never watched sports, never wore friggin’ lacy lingerie that acted as bum floss, had high self esteem, never cried or yelled, felt and looked fabulous in sweat pants and was pleasant all the time.

………THE END…..

Unfair dismissal code for small business

Independent contractors who may employ others on some occasions need to be aware of the Rudd Government’s just-released unfair dismissal code which comes into effect in 2010.

For a link to a copy of the Code, please go to:


and follow the link in the News box near the middle of the page.

The Team at Independent Contractors of Australia

Five lessons to be learned from “once-in-a-century” Financial Crisis.

“An Expensive Haircut”…
by the barefoot investor for The Herald Sun

THIS week I spoke to thousands of first-time investors who had each invested $50,000 three weeks ago and suddenly seen much of their money disappear.

Luckily it was only students competing in the ASX’s School Share Market Game, which in current conditions is kind of like doing work experience at a hairdresser and having Donald Trump walk in for a trim.

Little Johnny’s first foray into finance causes him to lose his imaginary shirt. Bring back the Playstation, this game sucks! Try doing it with real money.

Wait, us old folks did.

Apparently $100 billion of our superannuation has been sucked down the toilet. Now that’s an expensive haircut.

So what lessons can we learn from what former Fed boss Alan Greenspan has called a “once-in-a-century financial crisis”? Here’s my top five.

Lesson 1: There is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
Lesson 2: There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
Lesson 3: Don’t buy things you can’t afford
Lesson 4: Don’t invest in things you don’t understand.
Lesson 5: Do your homework

So that’s my five tips. But the thing that the suffering students playing the ASX Share Market Game and the rest of us need to understand is that once Wall Street is cleaned out, things will start to move again, although not until we’ve fully paid for the sins of our past.

I explained to the students that the news headlines they’re reading are important for one critical reason – the domino effect.

Hopefully, by the time these kids are handed the financial keys to the country, they’ll have learnt a valuable lesson. Here’s hoping.

Tread your own path!
read on…

these lessons not only apply to students playing a game do they?
or to just investment per se either…
every entrepreneurial mother promotes these as well

entrepreneurial mothers…

another gem that landed in my inbox today (thanks Karmen)
slightly modified for this blog!
again not sure who wrote it, so thank you anyway


entrepreneurial Mothers don’t eat quiche; they don’t have time to make it.

entrepreneurial Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.

entrepreneurial Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.

entrepreneurial Mothers know that dried play dough doesn’t come out of shag carpets.

entrepreneurial Mothers don’t want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.

entrepreneurial Mothers sometimes ask ‘Why me?’ and get their answer when a little voice says, ‘Because I love you best.’

entrepreneurial Mothers know that a child’s growth is not measured by height or years or grade… It is marked by the progression of Mama to Mum to Mother…

4 YEARS OF AGE – My Mummy can do anything!

8 YEARS OF AGE – My Mum knows a lot! A whole lot!

12 YEARS OF AGE – My Mother doesn’t really know quite everything.

14 YEARS OF AGE – Naturally, Mother doesn’t know that, either.

16 YEARS OF AGE – Mother? She’s hopelessly old-fashioned.

18 YEARS OF AGE – That old woman? She’s way out of date!

25 YEARS OF AGE – Well, she might know a little bit about it.

35 YEARS OF AGE – Before we decide, let’s get Mum’s opinion.

45 YEARS OF AGE – Wonder what Mum would have thought about it?

65 YEARS OF AGE – Wish I could talk it over with Mum.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Please celebrate the wonderful and beautiful entrepreneurial mothers in your life, you included (if the cap fits).

If you don’t, nothing bad will happen, but if you do, something good will… You will boost a Mother spirits

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