Do You Cringe at Making Cold Calls?

October 15, 2012

I confess that I’m if not the worst, I’m 2nd to the top of the list of the worst when it comes to making cold calls.  I would rather clean toilets in a bad service station than make a cold call – see what I mean? A few weeks ago, my friend Madonna Robinson invited […]

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Are All Your Ducks in a Row?

October 14, 2012
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That was a favourite phrase my mother said all the time.  She was convinced that I was disorganised and “flighty” whatever that meant and I suppose she was right.  There were things that weren’t important to me and if I’m honest still aren’t. My mother would never have gone to bed with one thing out […]

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It’s a Small World

October 13, 2012

A few months ago I decided that I needed to get serious about a Facebook presence for my blog at  If I want to promote it properly, I needed to be seen there.  I was active on Twitter with over 5,000 followers but I used Facebook only to confirm requests from friends and family.  […]

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Sexual Politics

October 12, 2012

I was talking with an old friend from the states yesterday and he’s convinced that all the problems over there started 40 years ago when women decided they should be equal to men in every way.  “Feminism has taken over the political process,” he said. He went on to say that “men used to talk […]

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It Pays to Let It Go

October 11, 2012

Remember when I cracked the shits the other day about being disappointed?  Yeah well, it happens to us all.  I tried to dump the gloom but it stuck around for nearly 30 hours. I sniffed my oils, tried to tap but my heart wasn’t in it and tried to meditate.  Ever tried to meditate and […]

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My Daily Blogging Routine

October 10, 2012

Or lack thereof.  I have two blogs and an online business that needs lots of support as well as a daily blog post so scheduling my time is really important to me.  I decided yesterday that I needed to do a bit of a google on what other full time bloggers try to get done […]

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October 9, 2012

Have you ever felt so disappointed that your body felt like it was melting in the chair and it was a struggle just to lift your arm?   If you saw the title and thought I was giving out tips on getting through disappointments, you’ll be disappointed. I’m in a funk and no amount of “make […]

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Efficiency and Effectiveness

October 8, 2012

Peter Drucker, the influential management consultant and writer, says that efficiency is doing things right but effectiveness is doing the right things.  I used to have a secretary who was the most efficient person I could have found.  It didn’t matter if there was a tricky situation, things were always black and white.  She did […]

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Blogging, Grammar and Pet Peeves

October 7, 2012

Blogging is all about communication — I get that.  If you write something and I understand it, that’s communication.  At what point should grammar and composition enter in the scale of importance? I’m no English teacher.  I went to university to become a teacher and once I finished I realized how much I hated being […]

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Avoid Divorce by Doing All the Housework?

October 6, 2012

Gimme a break and give it to me right now.  Anna Klenke wrote an article on about a recent Norwegian stufy that found that divorce rates for couple are 50 per cent higher than for couples where the wife did all the housework. Shall I guess that the study was done by all men? […]

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