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15.09.2016 - Be the hero of your own life story

I feel honoured to have interviewed MICHAEL HAUGE on the Cassandra Gaisford show. Michael is a top Hollywood story expert, author and lecturer who consults with writers, filmmakers, marketers, attorneys and public speakers throughout the world. He is also the best-selling author of Writing Screenplays That Sell and Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed …MORE »

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8.07.2016 - I need your help

It has been a marathon of learning and a sprint to the finish, but I’m almost ready to launch, my next non-fiction book, The Art of Success. But I need your help. I’ve been writing for the majority of my career, I’ve been on television, interviewed on the radio, and spoken at overseas conferences. But this isn’t …MORE »

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3.07.2016 - how do you define success?

Many people have asked me how to I define success? The important question is, ‘How do you define success?’ Below is a range of responses from my The Art of Success Questionnaire. Do you notice any key themes? Are any success triggers for you? Fulfilment from my own endeavours You can be “in the moment” …MORE »

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2.07.2016 - How to handle setbacks: three ways to self-sooth your way back to happiness

The art of success? Self-soothing! “You cannot help being good, because your hand and your mind, being accustomed to gather flowers would ill know how to pluck thorns.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci One of the most common questions I get asked—and questions people who answered The Art of Success questionnaire, said they would ask Leonardo …MORE »

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26.06.2016 - Start a business on the side while holding down your job. Or take the leap to self employed bliss. Choose and grow your own business with confidence.

 Take the leap to self employed bliss A big shout out to my client who has started her business recently while holding down her current job. Catherine’s started smart by taking over an existing business—check it out here http://www.lifeconsulting.co.nz/ Catherine was inspired and encouraged to plan her business after she read Mid-Life Career Rescue (Employ Yourself): How to …MORE »

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29.05.2016 - Don’t let the critics stop you: 7 Tips for Handling Criticism

Do you derail your success by listening too much to, or overly seeking, the opinions of others? Do you let negative feedback stop you in your tracks? Plenty of successful people have received scathing reviews, rejections and public humiliation from peers and critics, but they persevered with their vision anyway. You’ll know some of the …MORE »

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23.05.2016 - Podcasts to listen to

*** The Cassandra Gaisford Show ***   I’m so excited to be re-introducing the podcasts I started 8 or so years ago. Technology has moved on – and I’m moving on with it. Thank you to Olivia Gamber, a career expert in the US for giving me some great tips – and interviewing me for …MORE »

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12.05.2016 - The key to success? Relationships

Success, a young man told me yesterday, is being happy. Happy and healthy. I love the simplicity of his definition. Roy quit a job he hated and took the risk of employing himself. What was hardest? “Fear of failure. I was so afraid of it not working out and having to go back to my …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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26.04.2016 - Accelerate your productivity. Unlock the secrets to success. Learn Scrivener Fast.

“The Learn Scrivener Fast program is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to Scrivener, with short, actionable videos that will help you write more efficiently as well as publish more easily. There are tips and tricks for the newbie and the more experienced, I’m learning so much and I’ve been using Scrivener for years.” Joanna …MORE »

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