Do work you love or get the bills paid?

How do you begin to think about finding work you love when all that matters right now is getting the bills paid?  It can be hard to constantly be reminded that there’s something else for you out there that you might love more than your current job, if all you have the bandwidth for is getting through your work day, feeding your family and keeping a roof over your head.

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How I Run My Business On Less Than $75 A Month

Money needn't be the reason that now isn't the right time to start something of your own.  Maybe you've an idea for a side business, something you're passionate about, or know a lot about, but the thing that's stopping you exploring the possibility of taking it further is the idea that you have to lay out a large amount of money to get it off the ground.

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Your best day ever

What would be your ideal working environment?  Do you know what motivates you?  What would be the ingredients of your ‘best day ever’ at work?  The answers to these questions hold the clues to your work 'sweet spot' - the conditions and environment you need to deliver your best work.

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There's no such thing as competition

One day you realise there's someone else, or worse, more than one someone else, doing almost exactly the same thing as you want to set out to do.  You had this gem of an idea, all ready to start moving on bringing it to life, and then it goes up in a puff - just like that, it's over for you.  You see no point in continuing when someone else has clearly already got it covered.  Down tools now before wasting any more time.

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What's work for?

Have you worked out what your work's for yet?

Do you work to earn money?  Or do you use your work to respond to a cause that you feel moved to help with?  Is it a vehicle, helping you get from over here to over there, or an outlet, enabling you to exchange your creative flow for the means to live and eat?

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Seven things you need to consider when starting a small business

Starting your own business can be a really daunting prospect.  There's so much to consider - what’s your product? How will you make money? How will you tell people about what you do? Will you sell online or in person? How will you manage to run a business alongside family or other work commitments?

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Three reasons why you shouldn’t give up your day job - just yet

It can be really frustrating when you come up with an idea for a project: you’re itching to get it off the ground properly; you’re snatching moments of time to work on it in spare hours (for me it was waking at 6am on a Sunday, forfeiting the coveted lie-in!); it’s impossible to feel like you’re achieving much, the flow being constantly interrupted by daily life and your ongoing obligations.  Oh, the magic that could happen if you could concentrate full-time on bringing your idea to life.  And all you see around you is the motivational words of the gurus who want you to STOP DREAMING AND START DOING, that risks need to be taken in order for results to come, LEAP and the net shall appear…

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No such thing as right, just right now

The idea that your thing is out there for you, somewhere, is actually the biggest thing in your way right now.  You’re waiting for your thing to appear, for it to feel like you’ve arrived at the idea that is yours, that you were destined for - this is the work you were born to do.  And all the while you’re doing just that - waiting.

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Multiple income streams will set you free

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.”  Ellen Goodman

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I'm scared...

Whoa....  This is scary stuff.  Today I'm scared.  Fear is gripping me.  Almost paralysing me.  Not quite, but almost.  Staying in the positive is what keeps things moving forward, this I know to be true, but what happens when everything feels like it's about to implode, life feels like it's on a knife edge, and I'm not 100% convinced that I have everything it takes to do this?

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