Travel can provoke the need to Change…

Travel can provoke the need to Change…

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Travel is one of the best things for clearing your mind and really being able to concentrate on what makes your heart sing. By default, in doing so can also upset the current apple cart, specifically if you realise that what you’re doing is not cutting it, i.e. it’s time for a change.

Over the 2015-15 break, I was most fortunate enough to spend time in Antarctica. Talk about getting away from it all! But as a business owner, I also appreciate how tricky it is to be able to arrange time away like this, amongst other things.

Whilst I didn’t have such a business-change epiphany this time around, I have in the past so I fully appreciate how hard it is to then return to bring the change to fruition, and how big a deal it may end up being…

As a business owner, changing can be tricky though, especially if you have others reliant on you, whether they be suppliers, customers or staff. That said, it can be done, yes really. I’ve done it, I’ve helped others do it and you can too.

Granted, it will take some time and effort to execute but getting out is doable if you are prepared to do what it takes. This means thinking and possibly acting differently than you have previously. For some, this can be confronting, but if the need to succeed is stronger than the need to maintain the status quo, then the outcome can prove most desirable.

You’re not going to know if you don’t at least explore options.
And that’s where I come in…

Talk to me about what you have, what you want to do/have instead and I allow me to help you realise your new dream! You’re invited to email me to book a date/time for a chat info@theentrepreneurialmother.com.au

Seasons Greetings…

Seasons Greetings…

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Well, its that time of year again; no surprise I know but… “where 2015 go” I hear you cry!
Time certainly seems to be moving a lot faster these days, but then maybe that’s because we try and jam too much in….

As I am about to head off on Daughters and my next adventure in Antartica, I thought it worth sharing what I’ll be pondering on and I gently and genuinely invite you to do the same too… lets use the “quiet” time over New Year to do a little navel gazing…

  • review what worked and didn’t work in 2015, and use that information to kick-start 2016
  • sit down undisturbed and let your mind wander and dream about what would really make you happy
  • if you hear yourself saying, “I don’t want to do this business any more” then lets now do something about getting you OUT, shall we?

And here’s how:
* Finish off the year by completing this Scorecard:

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* Using this as a line-in-the-sand for what to concentrate on in 2016 (and do it annually until we have sold your business), you’ll be starting down the right path

* And if you want to get into more detail, there is a 60+ page manifesto to go with this, but you’ll need to email me and ask nicely! 🙂

* I’ll also throw in a copy of my Chapter in the “Secrets of Inspiring Women Exposed” book.

ho ho ho and top of the festive season to you and yours.

denise
the entrepreneurial mother

ps Over the next 5 weeks, posts will be ones I had prepared earlier!
To follow “live crosses” you are welcome to visit www.ozsee.com.au where I will be sharing when technology allows me to.

We are leaving our little corner of the earth and going to one of the quietest and most pristine places on this glorious planet of ours. I cannot express adequately how fortunate I feel about being able to do so…

schools have to have an Online Strategy too…

 

The school Daughter attends (pictured) has long recognised the need for an Online Strategy and like most businesses (of which a school is 0ne), the  expertise to deliver it is not inhouse.

So last week I arranged one of my colleagues to sit down with the Sophia Mundi Steiner School Principal, the Parent Committee representative and Marketing Coordinator, the Chairman of the Board, the Registrar and myself to share and nut out what we proposed (based on previous conversations) and how to roll it out… a most productive meeting I must say.

The Online Strategy is now full steam ahead, with rollout commencing before school even goes back.

I’m very excited about this one as it has a direct bearing on not only the continued success of the school itself but also on a personal level. Daughter and I have invested time, effort and money into this fine establishment and we want more to know about it, we want to share the love! What better way than to ramp up the Online presence so others can find out more.

The other option is to call me and I’ll give my glowing testimonial!

If you want to follow its transition, keep your eye on http://www.sophiamundi.vic.edu.au/

If you want to explore more about what a Steiner education, an alternative education, can do for you and/or your child, feel free to download “Swimming Against the Current”, an expose I put together from students, parents and teachers alike sharing the good, the bad and the ugly of their experiences.

A most enlightening read, even if I say so myself!

Pick your (personal) Exit Strategy….

Reading this “Pick your Exit Strategy” article in the Weekend Australian on Sunday had me reflecting on how much input I want to have in my own personal Exit Strategy…

How planned do I want to be?
How much easier do I want to make it for my nearest and dearest?
Is it actually making it easier, if I plan what I want and how?
Is it really about shielding others, or being in control for one last time?
Who knows?

I’m definitely a big one for Estate Planning, as I think that is only fair given I am the solo parent. But how far does that go? How far should it go?

Haven’t decided yet…..

HAPPY entrepreneurial MOTHERS DAY to YOU…

Congratulations on another fabulous year!
(If it hasn’t been so fabulous, then lets talk.)

Our Dreams and Aspirations for 2011-112I love this time of year.

Daughter and I have our tradition now where we sit down and mindmap our goals/dreams for the coming 12 months.

Exhibit A (to the left) is last years offering. I can’t wait to dig into it and see what we “asked” for, and what we got! Then we do the same thing for the next year…

A most rewarding way to spend Mothers Day morning, for both of us 🙂

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