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Focusing and acting on your dream, How prepared are you?

The month of January is full of expectancy and excitement for greater experience, my question is how prepared are you?

For you to have the results you want by the end of the year, you need to have a Vision and a step by step plan on how to achieve your goals, this plan is important:  be it, personal, business, health, relationship or spiritual goals. The key is planning and focusing on goal achieving activities rather than tension relieving activities. 

One of my health goals was to get a personal trainer, and like everything I had to be specific on what results I wanted in 3 months and maintain that lifestyle. Rather than being vague (i.e. I want to loose weight).  I was specific with parts of my body I want to work on, the weight i want, and my health lifestyle.  

So I sat and planned what what I wanted to achieve (Goal), By when (time frame), Whose Help I needed to achieve my target (support) Obstacles and how to overcome them (challenges), All that has to get done to achieve goal ( activities e.g. training, health plan etc) prioritised activities and incorporated them in my day to day plan (plan) and took action ( Act on your Goals KEY TO SUCCESS). 

My personal trainer Jerel is an amazing coach, not only does he know his stuff, he is a professional footballer and so I am being trained by the best. Having the best coach is amazing because they push you, they are your accountability partner. I am committed to 3 times a week and a health nutrition plan. The key to my success is not just about having the best coach but working the plan. I was given a plan and I have to work it, I have to turn up and do all the work whether he is watching or not ( commitment) , I have to have good food and lots of water all day and no Carbohydrates after 4pm. I am committed to seeing great results in the next 9 weeks. 

How prepared are you? Have you set yourself goals with specific time frames? Have you de-chunked them? What obstacles or challenges are between you and the goal? Have you identified whose help you will need? What are all the activities that have to get done to achieve your goal? Once you have all the information prioritise them and write an action plan working on high priority activities. Take action everyday and have lots of fun.

If you found this helpful and would like a copy of my goal setting tool, email me at caroline@carolinemarsh.com.  

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Stay blessed

Caroline.

Caroline MarshFocusing and acting on your dream, How prepared are you?
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The Future of Entrepreneurship

The Future Of Entrepreneurship

As we all know, an increased number of people now choose to work from home, either through telecommuting or running home businesses. 

While this trend has commonly been attributed to the growth in the number of working women wanting to be home for their family and have a lifestyle business, more and more men are joining the ranks. My husband has an office in Swindon however he now prefers to work at home rather than going to the office, we tend to work around school hours and share the flexibility of when we work. 

In more recent times a number of factors seem to favor the continued high rates of new start up businesses:

  • Continued high rates of economical change (change creates opportunities for new firms)
  • Continued growth of the service based businesses (the highest growth area for new firm formation)
  • An increase in the number of virtual corporations to which firms can outsource their functions, and create opportunities for entrepreneurs
  • Positive climate for small business – a general perception that small business is a positive influence on the economic wellbeing of the country, giving entrepreneurs legitimacy and respect
  • Growth in international business opportunities

With the traditional corporate-employment track seemingly on the decline, the trend towards forming strategic alliances with other businesses that are closely aligned with yours, or with someone who can add value to your product, is steadily emerging. In fact, futurists envision a return to extended community living, with shared resources but individual living and working relationships. They see entrepreneurial activities as the basis of these communities. Strategic alliances are a first step along this path.

So, if you have determined that entrepreneurship is for you, you can be confident that you’re part of the wave of the future!

But understand what it will demand of you, and assess whether you’re prepared to give what it will take. The allure of entrepreneurship is undeniably strong for many, but it’s important to make sure you’re moving into it for the right reasons.

Being miserable in your job doesn’t automatically make starting your own business the best idea in the world. In fact, it could be the worst reason of all! The key is to love what you do, believe in what you do and become excellent at what you do. So grab the bull by the horns and embark on the journey. 

Get a free copy of my “7 Secrets of Success Blueprint” visit www.carolinemarsh.com

Stay Blessed

Caroline MarshThe Future of Entrepreneurship
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Never Give Up….

I just had a call with one of my concept to Cash girls who encountered a challenge in her business. She called to say its tough and she cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, well the thing is “I can see the light at the end of the tunnel”. 

Now we all know that saying. When times are hard and the situation seems hopeless, we usually turn a corner and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Before the call she figured that the light at the end of the tunnel was impossible. We talked and I did what i know to best  (find the solution by analysing the big picture). Guess what? We saw the light, She called me Genius!  🙂 i laughed because I am not a Genius, I have just found out how to see the light at the end of the tunnel. She still has more tunnel to go through and so does every business. In the dark, I’ve noticed the distance of the light is deceiving. Will I reach the opening today, tomorrow, next week, next month, or 2013? Hanging on is really tough some days but I still refuse to give up. 

What do you really see on the inside?

Whatever you are going through never give up but find solutions to the current challenge.

Stay blessed 

Caroline

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The truth about me…..

Everything I know about myself, all my beliefs, are recorded on the hard drive of my personality, in my self-concept.What do you really see on the inside?

Your self-concept precedes and predicts your levels of performance and effectiveness in everything you do. Because of the law of correspondence, you always behave on the outside in a manner consistent with your self-concept on the inside. All improvement in your life therefore begins with an improvement in your self-concept.

You have an overall self-concept that is made up of all your beliefs about yourself and your abilities. This bundle of beliefs includes all the experiences, decisions, successes, failures, ideas, information, emotions and opinions of your life up to now.

This general self-concept determines how and what you think and feel about yourself, and measures how well you are doing in general. If you want to live life by design then you need to redesign your current design to support your desired lifestyle. Stop blaming and start creating.

Your Mini-Self-Concepts

You have a series of “mini-self-concepts” as well. These mini-self-concepts combine to make up your overall self-concept. You have a self-concept for every area of your life that you consider important. This mini-self-concept determines how you think, feel, and perform in that area. For example, you have a self-concept for how healthy and fit you are. You have a self-concept for how likable and popular you are with others. You have a self-concept for what kind of a spouse or parent you are, for how good a friend you are to your friends, how smart you are and how well you learn. You have a self-concept for every sport you play, and for every activity you engage in, including how well you drive your car.

You have a self-concept for how well you do your work, and for how well you do each part of your work. You have a self-concept for how much money you make and how well you save and invest it. This is a critical area. The fact is that you can never earn much more or less than your self-concept level of income. If you want to make more money, you have to change your beliefs about yourself relative to income and money.

Redesign your Self Concept…

Stay Blessed

Caroline 


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Opportunity of Entrepreneurship

I was speaking at an amazing event yesterday at the London Metropolitan University, I was inspired by the number of Women whose passion is to have a successful business.

Clearly the current economy is waiting for courageous people to take the leap of faith and set up establishments that will help stabilise the economy. If nothing that was one clear message I got from all the speakers representing the Banks, Government, Community.

Interestingly a young lady asked a question which i think many people share and i want to answer in depth, what if you do not know what your passion is hat do you do and where do you start?

I am a great believer that a work with a Passion is one that expresses fulfilment.  One common theme in entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and even Warren Buffet is that they are successful doing what they love, am sure when the going gets tough they still find a reason to persevere and push on.

If you want to live your life to the fullest, have the courage to be true to your passion and find the business that gives you the opportunity to do it. We are all put on this earth for a purpose.

Follow your heart and dreams on finding your passion.

The best place is start by looking at your strengths and asking yourself these questions.

What do you love to do?

What are you good at?

Your hobbies and interests tell so much about your strengths?

What do people compliment you on, or tell you that you do well?

What are you fascinated by? What intrigues you?

Where do you see the greatest injustice in the world? What really annoys you?

What topics do you search for online or research in libraries, you find most exciting?

List five jobs or full-time activities. paid or unpaid, that you have done in your life.

What experiences or situations have given you personal satisfaction a feeling of importance or self worth?

What are the activities or thoughts that absorb you the most you loose track of time?

If you could be in business, what do you think you would enjoy the most?

Visit the Business Start up Show, Franchise Show take a keen interest on reading articles in papers and notice what sort of things get you excited.

Hopefully this will get you thinking.

Caroline

Ps.If you need anymore information or guidelines on how to take your passion from “Concept To Cash in 90 Days” email contact@carolinemarsh.com

To get a copy of my Blueprint the 7 Secrets of Success visit www.carolinemarsh.com

 

 

 


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Have fun while you earn!

Living to earn is very different from earning a living. With the latter, you can be more adventurous. Life can be more fun, especially when you are pursuing the things that you really like and earning money in the process. This is the reason why people who have chosen an unlikely route just so they can earn good amount of cash will likely feel the downside of their decision at some point on their lives.
As you reflect on 2010 and plan on 2011, I encourage you to start finding your passion and incorporate in your work.
“A work with passion expresses fulfilment”

Stay blessed
Caroline

For my blue print 7 Secrets of Success visit carolinemarsh.com

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Reminds me of the day that turned my life around

How exciting to see so many people’s eyes being opened to a world of entrepreneurship! It reminded me of my own journey 4 years ago when i was just a stay home.
It’s amazing how small steps lead to major accomplishments in life, if you had asked me 5 years ago where would I be today, am not sure the answer would have been a successful business owner.
I believe its because i took one decision to change the direction of my life, i believe its not too late for you too to do the same today not tomorrow but today, if you put it off the birds will take the opportunity.

I believe we are created in the image of God with the ability to create our world of possibilities, It was a pleasure to share my passion which is ” inspire for Action, Empower for Success” Find your passion and incorporate your passion in your work!
Go to work on your gifts and bring your value to the market place just a few simple choices, the choices we make today determine the tomorrows we make!

Stay blessed and stay in touch!

Caroline
For my blue print 7 Secrets of Success www.carolinemarsh.com

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