Caroline Marsh

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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Lifestyle, Choice, Freedom, you name it….

 

My weekend update!

I am so passionate about seeing others create their world of possibilities, I simply love what i do and it gives me a sense of fulfilment everytime i do what others might call work, I call it lifestyle.

 Friday, saturday was hectic i had to get myself to London and speak at the Franchise Show.  First things first, I dropped of my son at School (which by the way I love to do and so does he when i drop him). 

The same weekend we had a strategic empowering session with my mastermind group, I am so proud of the group, they are really playing game to win its exciting to witness.

Back home Saturday evening and watched Roary the Racing car with my son and had a chuckle.

Sunday message was awesome. It was such a lovely day my loving husband took us for a lovely pub lunch in our local village.

I love what I do.

At the Franchise Exhibition show I shared my story that always reminds me of the day that my life turned around.

5 Years ago i was in that seat listening to a speaker (Steve Bolton) talk about starting a business in property and today I am that speaker, I stepped out in faith, very much afraid and did it any way. 

The one thing i know is that opportunity knocks at your door, but its whether or not you will open the door and allow opportunity to work through us.

This week i encourage you to pay attention to the opportunity knocking at the door of your life.

If you want to do what you love to do and are called to do then pay attention to opportunity

Stay Blessed

Caroline

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As a man thinks in his heart so is he!

 Work on the root not the Fruit.

A few years ago I began to work on personal and professional growth. I realised that the greatest challenge was my own thinking. I was operating from mind maps that led to the poor actions and undesirable results.

The surface idea is not the real thought, I am talking about paradigm, you might not even be aware of the current paradigm that determines the nature of your thinking. They are the real drivers giving you the results you have today. 

As you begin to work on yourself look to deal with the root not the fruit!

Stay Blessed

Caroline

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Winning after 18 years….

At the beginning of the football season, very few people knew them,there past, their vision and reason they are playing, today everyone joins in their celebration in awe of their achievement! Many will learn about the disaster that struck a nation 18 years ago, the pain and hurt when Zambia lost almost the whole team of players in a plane crash in Libreville. So many lessons to learn from the team.

Things in life happen that cause people to loose confidence in themselves, in others, and sometimes just loose hope all together, There comes a time we have to pick up the pieces and start to build what was stripped away from us, Always learning adjusting, and playing a different game, playing to win.

The lessons I want to share are

1. Dream Again, just because things fell apart does not mean you can never make it again, there is a dream stealer out there holding you back by pointing at your past and inadequacies. Visualise to win the next game , see it in your mind’s eye, see the things you hope for as if they are already are. Have a clear picture of what your life will look like.

2. Find Group of People you need to work with to win the game, like minded people who see what you see.

3. Get a Coach or Captain who understands the game, someone who has been there, done it and can show you the strategies, someone who can see what the opposition see and cant see.

4.Begin to Craft your Art, become excellent at what you do. Practice makes permanent, practice winning, over and over again, when you play, play like a winner. begin to practice without an audience.

5. Study your Opposition, every time you play, study them and find ways to beat their current skill.

6. Face the Giants, no matter what armour they are wearing, you know your stuff, Just do it! Whatever crowd they have cheering them on, you have learned to play even without an audience, that wont intimidate you.

7. Ask for God’s help, there is someone greater, who hears your prayers every time you pray. When you win be sure to thank him.

That is the game winners play when they play the business game,I am so proud to be Zambian. Well done Zambia

Don’t just spectate, pick up the pieces in your life and start to live again. Look at your mistakes and failures as lessons in life, after all we have all failed at something, as they say “if you have never failed you have never really lived”

Stay blessed

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What are Your Business Fears?

“Today’s entrepreneur faces an environment of tremendous competition, complexity and opportunity, so starting a business the right way is more important than ever, especially when statistics say 90% of small businesses fail in their first 2 years of operation.

The entire process could take 90 days if you were really game, I have done it through a Business Mentoring program and so have other entrepreneurs I have worked with.

“So many people have watched their dream of owning their own business go out the window due to Fear, lack of money, lack of Knowledge, and lack of business support. 

Everyone I have ever talked to that is an entrepreneur has had to come face to face with their fears. I have had to as well, from a background of air hostess to property investor, initially fear gripped due to lack knowledge, but then i had the support of my business Mentor Steve Bolton, if am honest the thing about Steve was he believed in me and my desire to learn the craft, so guess what i did, embraced change and practiced the new skill, i fell a few times but he was holding my hand which my dad did when i was learning to ride a bike and eventually I mastered the craft. Don’t get me wrong I still have to learn but no loner in 1st grade or pre-prep, its called continuous education.

You have fears even if you don’t readily acknowledge them. They sometimes take the form of that chatter in the back of your head that says you can’t do it.

Fear is such a huge issue preventing people from becoming entrepreneurs. I have noticed when I have spoken at jam packed Seminars, that maybe 2-5% of people will actually go out and apply the knowledge and starting their business from their Passion. I am convinced that the rest are paralyzed by fear of some sort.

If you’re ready to give it a shot, be sure its something you love, believe in.

Find a Business Mentor who has been there done it to guide you through the maze, as i say stand on the shoulder of giants.

 

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Global Entrepreneurship Week coincides with Concept to Cash Press Launch!

 

This week marks Global Entrepreneurship Week, a series of events taking place around the UK celebrating business successes as well as providing a platform for more people to create new opportunities and successful ventures which will flourish year-round.

To celebrate this week, Caroline, a highly successful buy-to-let property investor who made a name for herself after featuring on Channel 4’s “The Secret Millionaire”, will be Celebrating with the up an coming entrepreneurs who have graduated from the initiative called the “Concept to Cash in 90 Days” which coincides with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

More recently, the rags to riches businesswoman has completed the second of her highly successful “Concept to Cash in 90 Days” programme, where a dozen aspiring entrepreneurs have been guided and mentored to take their innovative business ideas to market.

These include South London Adejoke Abudu, who six months ago was facing redundancy as a chartered surveyor in the city, but turned round her passion for baking and healthy eating into setting up her own company. Working with Caroline, the 38-year-old came up with a business plan to produce wholegrain and fruity muffins under the brand name, The Guud Food Company. 

“It is a fantastic product and the muffins are so tasty,” said Caroline. “Ade came up with the idea, we put together a business plan and now that has been rewarded by a first contract to supply a delicatessen in Hampstead, north-west London. For Ade, it is only the start of what could become a very successful business.”

Ade and 11 other fresh-faced innovators celebrated their graduation from the programme with a chauffeured limousine ride to the Hampstead-based My Deli in North London, where Ade secured her company’s first healthy muffin contract. That was followed by a reception held at the Ritz where they were joined by TV star Tanya Franks (Rainie Cross) from the hit BBC soap, EastEnders

The 12-month Mastermind Alliance programme will show new entrepreneurs how to put their skills into practice through mentoring and regular guidance.

Caroline admitted there are many flaky one-day business seminars which promise the earth, but simply dump information on prospective entrepreneurs who are left frustrated and disappointed. Her ‘can-do’ programme breaks the mould by providing a tangible pathway to success.

She regularly speaks at conferences and seminars alongside some of Britain’s top business brains including Dragons’ Den stars Peter Jones and James Caan, and the inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners Lee. Inspired by what they had heard, many delegates would often approach Caroline at these events to learn more about how she built her business, what strategies she used, and so the “Concept to Cash in 90 Days” programme was born.

The programme includes three intensive “boot camps”, a series of strategic business workshops, a fortnightly webinar, one-to-one coaching and access to key industry experts and financial planning.

 “There are a lot of people anxious to set up their own business, who want to be successful but don’t know where to start or have the confidence,” she explained. “I’m often asked to be their coach or mentor.

 “What ‘Concept to Cash’ does is to take someone’s idea and turns their Passion into Profits – finding their product’s unique selling point, devising a marketing plan and putting in place a financial plan so that by the end of the 90 days they should begin to have a customer base.”

 With Caroline’s current crop of entrepreneurs she has one lady setting up a natural skin care company, another providing a Human Resources consultancy, one woman opening a second ground-breaking nursery which teaches children to read from the age of two and a determined innovator who wants to set up a programme working with disenfranchised teenagers.

 “Right now, with all the negative news and the state of the economy, it’s tough out there,” admitted Caroline. “But working alongside these people who are brimming with ideas and enthusiasm, I am helping them to turn their passions into business. If you are tough, persuasive and determined, then you will make it.

 “I look at myself, ordinary stay home mum to achieving extraordinary results through to be on TV as Secret Millionaire”. Without the right support and mentoring, I would not be where I am today, and that’s what I have been giving these people.

 “A successful business is having the right product, the right market and making sure you have a good enough market that needs your product or service. You then have to drive yourself and the business to be number one in that area.” 

Editor’s notes:

You are invited to a press reception on November 16th, 2011, at the Grange Holborn Hotel in London at 11am. The hotel’s address is 50-60 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AR. Telephone: 020 7242 1800 or Emma De Maio on 079211601134.

To coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week UK, you will be able to meet Caroline and some of the graduates, who each have their own success story to tell. They will be joined by EastEnders’ star Tanya Franks.

 The event will be a celebration and acknowledgement of 10 black women who have overcome challenges to set up their own businesses with the help and support of the “Concept to Cash in 90 Days” business mentoring programme.

Last week, the Prime Minister issued a challenge for more women entrepreneurs –  ‘Plea for women to boost the economy’ (Evening Standard, November 10:

www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24008425-pms-plea-for-women-to-boost-the-economy.do

 

 

 “Concept to Cash” and the follow-up “Mastermind Alliance” clearly embodies the Prime Minister’s call to motivate and empower women in today’s economy.  On November 16th we are celebrating these women’s success as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week to encourage more women to create opportunities for themselves.

Among the graduates attending the press reception will be:

Idda Olagbaiye from West Dulwich, London (childcare): “My business was just casual until I joined Caroline’s boot camp at which point a light bulb went in my mind and opened my eyes”.

 Florence Nyaruwa from London W10 (catering): “I learnt from Caroline what my passion is, how to create a business based on this and how to go about marketing it.”

 Shola Adejonwo, Carshalton, Surrey (child consultant): “I’ve learnt the skills required in setting up the business and enterprise.”

 Donia Narh, Bexley, Kent (education): “Don’t give up, utilise the resources you have, expand on them and don’t overlook the gift you have.”

 Caroline Gossage, Dorset (tennis coach): “Using your passion leads you to financial freedom.”

 Caroleen Palmer, North Ealing, London (natural skin care): “Caroline gave me the inspiration to see something through to the end – something I’ve wanted to do for years.”

 Aritha Abraham, Greenwich, South-East London (cleaning business): “I found the whole social media part interesting, and how updating and adding information to websites can help promote your business.”

 Caroline will also be talking about her innovative “Mastermind Alliance” programme which begins later this year. This is a programme for already established businesses to get mentoring support from some of the UK’s most successful businessmen and women.

 The day after the press launch, Caroline will be delivering a keynote speech on November 17th at the Business Startup Show in Earls Court where she will be talking about “Concept to Cash” and the “Mastermind Alliance”.

 Attached are pictures of Caroline Marsh, Tanya Franks and Adejoke Abudu taken are the “90 Day Concept to Cash” graduation reception held at The Ritz in October.

About Caroline Marsh:

 Caroline Marsh is one of Britain’s brightest young entrepreneurs. The mother-of-one, who lives in Gloucestershire with husband Mike, grew up in Zambia and had a tough childhood sharing responsibilities for looking after the family following the death of her father when Caroline was just 13.

 Caroline fulfilled her life-long dream of becoming an air stewardess when, at the age of 19, she was selected from 5,000 hopefuls to become a flight attendant with the airline Zambian Express. It was at that point that Caroline realised that if you set yourself a goal, you can achieve it.

 She moved to the UK in 2002 with Mike, working for a marketing company, before going self-employed a year later promoting everything from cereal bars to cars.

 Then, in 2006, Caroline and her husband were inspired by entrepreneur and property investor, Steve Bolton at a business conference in Alicante, Spain, talking about cash-positive property investment in the UK. The couple already had a few investment properties, but the conference and the one-to-one mentoring boosted a lucrative investment business which Caroline continues to grow today with astonishing results.

 In 2008, Caroline appeared on Channel 4’s “The Secret Millionaire” spending 10 days being filmed in the deprived Liverpool district of Toxteth, with two-year-old son Ashley in tow. As a result of her experience on Merseyside, this inspired Caroline to give money and ongoing business support to two community groups in Toxteth.

 Caroline has been sharing the secrets of her success at large business conference and conventions, as well as with schools and community groups, inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs. She has featured in both national and international publications with her inspiring rags to riches story.

 In 2011, she launched another business concept which helps aspiring entrepreneurs turn their passion into profits with “Concept to Cash in 90 Days”. Using tested proven strategies, the programme works with the entrepreneurs teaching them how to start, run and manage a business for success. The programme has proved very popular and is looking to go global in 2012.

 For more information visit:

Email: caroline@carolinemarsh.com

Twitter: www.twittercom/caroline_marsh

Facebook: www.facebook.com/secretmillionairecaroline

Telephone: 07500 705845.

Emma De Maio on 079211601134.

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Inspiration and Motivation

What gives us the determination to win?

Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change.

Getting flunked grades make us realize that we need to study.

Debts remind us of our inability to look for a source of income.

Being humiliated gives us the ‘push’ to speak up and fight for ourselves to save our face from the next embarrassments.

It may be a bitter experience, a friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that will help us get up and get just the right amount of motivation we need in order to improve ourselves.

For me Last week friday was an amazing inspirational day.

I was speaking at the YIBC and got the opportunity to share the same stage as the man who invented the World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Cricketing ace Andrew Strauss, businessman Terry Hill, Monty Hall, All these speakers gave nothing but an inspirational talk of how they did it, if i can do it you can do it.

 

 

 

From time to time we all need someone to share their success story to ignite something in us.

I would like to invite you to our One day Concept To Cash event in London on the 25th June, it will be action packed informative and inspiring day, we will give you the best secrets and strategies of how to Start, Run and Manage a business successfully.

visit: www.carolinemarsh.com or send text to 07898295299 we will reserve a space for you.

P.S. email in any and all questions you may have. Don’t worry if they seem silly or irrelevant. They can remain confidential if you wish. If I can answer them, I will!

Stay Blessed and Speak Soon.

Caroline Marsh

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What if you could make Millions doing what you love?

We have amazing, gifted, talented people in this country. I was a panel member during the  “Midas Touch”  at the Business Start up Show. It is very similar to the “Dragons Den”, people pitch their idea and you give feedback and invest of it is for you. Business Start up Midas Touch.We had pitches that have been birthed out of people’s Passions and they are solving huge problems and will make some serious cash and a difference to the wider community. I am a great believer that a work with passion often expresses fulfilment, and today I saw it. My question “could yours be the key to unlock your wealth”  if so, its not too late, come to Business start up at Excel today 20.05.11, this could be the day that turns your life around.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Ps. Don’t say i never told you, i am up at 3am to share with you the great opportunity if its to be, its up to you. am off to bed now!

Stay Blessed

Caroline Marsh

To learn how to take your business from Concept To Cash in 90 Days visit https://www.carolinemarsh.com

or to get a copy of my blueprint 7 Secrets of Success visit https://www.carolinemarsh.com

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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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