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“There is no greater challenge in life than the battle within yourself” – unknown

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The constant battle between your future and present self

Cultivating the right habitude In our last post The Slight Edge – A Discipline for Success we talked about how small ‘slight edge’ actions, like exercising daily or eating well, has a significant cumulative effect over time. It may not make a significant difference in...

“There are two kinds of habits: those that serve you, and those that don’t.”  Jeff Olsen

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The Slight Edge – A Discipline for Success

I’d rather be dreaming… If you haven’t read it already, ‘The Slight Edge’ by Jeff Olsen is a must read. It essentially encourages us to takes small actions, consistently over time, to create success in our lives. It’s not about massive action but simple,...

“We live in a disposable society. It’s easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name – we call it recycling.” – Neil LaBute

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Cracking the Apple Trap

Faster, Cheaper, Better? The world of technology is forever moving forward and there’s ever increasing pressure for you to spend your hard earned cash on the latest gadgets or upgrades. Old versions of technology that a year or two ago were new and innovative,...

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

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It’s not about what you earn, it’s about what you keep

Keeping track of business turnover and expenses is an important part of running a business. Perhaps your target is to increase profits month to month, year on year. But does an increase in profits always make you better off financially? Conspicuous consumption There’s...

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” – Albert Einstein

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How to de-stress your business finances

Running your own business can be enormously rewarding. In control of your own destiny, creating a service or product that you’re passionate about, working only with people you choose to… Every silver lining has a cloud But this can sometimes be balanced by feelings of...

“People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women” – Unknown

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Is it fair to be taxed on entrepreneurship?

Tax isn’t the easiest of subjects to get your head around. And, just as you do, they change the rules. This article aims to help you understand the implications of the new rules. While it may not be great news, we feel that it’s important. Popular...

“Drained of emotion, money is nothing. It has no power except the power we give it. And what we give it determines what it gives back to us.” – Grainne O’Malley

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Stop your emotions highjacking your finances

Just mention the word money and it arouses strong emotions in most of us. Talking about money is still one of the last remaining taboos. We certainly don’t discuss it freely with our friends, family or colleagues in the same way as we discuss other major...

“In the grand scheme of things, money’s only important to the extent that it allows you to enjoy what is important to you. And not worrying about your finances is critical to having a life that excites you, nurtures those you love, and fulfills your highest aspirations.” – Bill Bachrach

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Does your money fit with your life plan?

We’re strong advocates of the principle that rather than focussing on money, you should focus on your life.  Money is simply a tool to enable you to create the most inspired, fulfilling and meaningful life. Getting and keeping perspective What do you want from...

“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela

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Money’s not the problem, it’s the solution

The Times recently reported the highest percentage of people self-employed in 40 years. This is for a mix of reasons – redundancy, firms relying on freelancers and other low cost options, people choosing the flexibility and control that freelancing offers,...
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