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It's Not Just Kids Who Tell Fibs (entrepreneurs do it too!)

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How many times have you sent an important email or text to someone, expecting a quick reply and when it doesn’t come, think to yourself: why haven’t they replied? I've said the wrong thing! They don't like me/want to work with me!

And of course, because we start thinking like that, we might feel some anxiety coming on, or even get cross or irritable when we think about that person.  Before we know it, we’ve had an entire conversation with them... in our head!

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Series 1: Ep. 35 Our Mastermind Group Lunchtime Chat

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This week is a little bit different to mark the end of Series 1. I’m part of a mastermind group, and we meet once a month, and after our meeting, we always enjoy lunch together.

In this episode, you’re going to be able to listen in to one of those lunchtime conversations, where the theme is all around the stories we tell ourselves and how it holds us back or has held us back in business.

Within that, it covers a range of juicy topics, all relevant to entrepreneurs no matter what...

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Blog Post: How Burnout Can Happen (even if you love being an entrepreneur)

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Perhaps you left the world of corporate to go and start up your own business? Maybe you left corporate life because it burned you out?

Yet low and behold, that familiar feeling is creeping in again, and you think but how can this be burnout, I'm finally doing something I love!?

Here's the thing with burnout - it doesn’t discriminate between those who are worked to the ground and hate dislike what they do and those who love what they do so much, that they could happily work...

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Podcast Ep. 34 Margaret Rode On The 'Inner Journey' Of Writing Her First Book

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Hello, I'm delighted to introduce you to Margaret Rode who is this week's podcast guest.

Margaret is a writer, consultant, and geek sherpa (don't you just love that!) to small businesses and self-employed folks trying to create some good in the world with their work. Her company, Websites For Good, has been helping thoughtful, compassionate business owners save money and avoid 'brain damage' for over 20 years by teaching them to use online marketing tools wisely and well.

Margaret has just...

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The problem is...so what's the point? (and other things we say)

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If you've ever listened to The Happy Healthy Entrepreneur Podcast, or you receive my weekly newsletter, you'll often hear me talk about how the entrepreneurial journey is one big old rollercoaster ride - full of ups and downs, and twists and turns.

What you'll also hear me say is that the rocky ride is all quite normal and expected; and actually, the closer we can sail to the reality of that, the less likely we are to feel frustrated, fed up, or disappointed when things don't go our way....

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Feel Like Giving Up? This may help...

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Do you get those days where you just feel like giving up?

Where everything feels really hard and you think to yourself, I'm just not cut out for this! 

It could be about something technical that's proving too difficult, or earning enough money to cover the bills each month, or even trying to juggle running a business alongside having a family. It can leave people feeling really frustrated, or even sad. Frustration is a strong emotion.

Maybe you go and eat something (that you're not...

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Podcast Ep. 32 From Overweight & Depressed To Happy Healthy Entrepreneur: Byron Morrison

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This week, my guest on the podcast guest is Byron Morrison, as we talk about his journey from being 50 pounds overweight, depressed, and feeling unable to leave the house, to a much happier and healthier version of himself, and now helps others do the same. 

Byron is a Mindset Coach and is the founder of Tailored Lifestyles and author of the book Become a Better You - and he is on a mission towards helping change the way that this country uses and thinks about food, and showing others...

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Permission To Take A Load Off!

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There's a scene in Pretty Women where Vivian (Julia Roberts) tells Edward (Richard Gere) to 'take a load off'.

Now, maybe she thought he was wearing too many layers, or perhaps her invitation was to chill out because as CEO of his own company, he was behaving a little stressed out and busy. 

Have you noticed that as business owners, we're very good at adding more to our To Do List? We fill our weeks with so much stuff!

We don't notice it at first, we think we're helping ourselves. 'if I...

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Blog Post: Dealing with disappointment and setback (the story of my week!)

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I felt the pop in my calf and instantly knew something was wrong. Minutes earlier I'd been happily hitting a tennis ball over the net, and now I was hobbling about in agony. 

It was a sprain in my calf muscle, and little did I know that my mode of transport, for now, would be...a shiny new pair of crutches. That wasn't in the plan for this week?

Derailed. Somewhat. 

So what happens when things don't go to plan? When we get thrown a few curveballs we weren't expecting, yet the...

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Podcast Episode 31 Hannah Collier On Her Business Journey So Far

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Hello, I'm delighted to introduce you to Hannah Collier who is this week's podcast guest.

Hannah is the founder of Cambridge Payroll and Cambridge Credit Control and has worked herself as a bookkeeper and payroller for well over 15 years. With a background in hospitality and catering, a previous publican and with a true love for small businesses, Hannah is able to use her vast experience to really help and nurture the businesses that she works with.

It’s a fact that so many people...

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