Blog - Self-Employment

11.05.2017 - Lucy’s reinvention story: Hustling her way into a new career

“Stop overthinking and take the leap.” You’re never too young for a career change! I’m excited to share Lucy O’Connor’s personal story of reinvention. She’s preparing to morph her business Monday Hustle into something even more beautiful by becoming a life coach. As you’ll read we first connected many years ago when Lucy was a …MORE »

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8.05.2016 - Why success is a lousy teacher

“Success is a lousy teacher,“ says Bill Gates, one of the worlds’ most successful businessmen. “It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” The greatest lessons in life, he argues, often come not from your successes but from your failures. Reading biographies of people like Bill Gates, and other people you admire can give …MORE »

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7.04.2016 - How a midlife crisis has been replaced by a midlife makeover

Fourteen individuals tell you their stories… Their backgrounds and dreams are as unique as you are. What unites them is their creativity, passion and integrity. In my latest book Mid-life Career Rescue: Employ Yourself they share their fears, their struggles and their joys as they overcame obstacles and pursued their dreams of self-employment. They were …MORE »

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3.04.2016 - Midlife Crisis? Become Self Employed: Choose And Grow Your Own Business With Confidence

You don’t always need buckets of money, or the courage of a lion, to start your own business. Plenty of successful entrepreneurs have started their businesses on a shoe-string budget, and launched new careers while combining salaried employment. Many have felt the fear and launched their business anyway. I was in my mid-30’s, a single …MORE »

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28.03.2016 - Becoming the best version of you

What divine timing it was this Easter. I was tidying up my studio and came across one of my travel journals and a sketch I completed while in Florence. I remember feeling so emotional when I saw la Pietà a Michelangelo in Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Florence (also known as The Deposition  and The Florentine Pietà). …MORE »

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7.02.2016 - How to build a business you love

“I set out to build a business network that was different; a supportive, caring environment where women were inspired to grow, celebrated their achievements and could thrive amongst like-minded women who were all committed to succeed.” I’m so excited to be sharing Vanessa Davey’s inspiring story of creating her successful business on a shoe-string with …MORE »

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24.12.2015 - How to change careers mid-life and beyond – employ yourself

I’m sitting down on Christmas Eve giving thanks for all the awesome experiences this year has brought. Including our new home in Kerikeri, which is such an inspiring place to write. Surrounded by so much beauty no wonder I’ve been so prolific. Both my books in the Mid-Life Career Rescue series written up here went …MORE »

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