#40before40 Three Years in the Making

In October 2017 I turned 37. It came as a little bit of a shock as I still think I’m in my 20’s. I’m not even sure I feel like an appropriate adult the majority of the time but somehow I’ve found myself a parent of 3 children, a small business owner and navigating my way through life with Daddy Moo (who I’ve spent nearly half my life with now!).  This paragraph has me aging by the second! Anyway it got me thinking about doing something just for myself. Sometimes we get so distracted by life and “stuff” that we…

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Live, Love, Work, Prosper | Book Review

Live, Love, Work, Prosper draws upon Michael Tobin’s personal and professional experience to challenge traditional thinking with regards to work-life balance.  Tobin is an entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist and an acknowledged authority on leadership.  This book is a really easy read, which is good as I’ve been reading it whilst the children have swimming and gymnastics lessons and it can get very noisy at the Leisure Centre.  It’s divided into 4 sections Live, Love, Work and Prosper, each section has 3 chapters, this layout makes it really easy to pick up, put down and come back to later. Each chapter ends…

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Let’s Talk About Health

Health and well-being really is becoming a buzz word for 2018 and do you know what? That is amazing. It was announced last week that prostate cancer is the third biggest cancer killer in the UK and Smear Tests are at an all time low.  With one of the best health care systems in the world how can this be so? Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust suggested in a study of 2,017 women a third were too embarrassed to attend a smear test.  Men on the other hand, just aren’t aware of prostate cancer symptoms and therefore don’t know what to look out for. Isn’t it time we…

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Big Ideas for Small Business | Book Review

Serial entrepreneur, investor and former Civil Servant, John Lamerton, made his fortune through creating more than 60 online businesses since 2000, leading to an enviable lifestyle business with a £750,000 turnover.  Lamerton self published “BIG Ideas… for Small Businesses” as a collection of the lessons and successes that have led to him coaching and mentoring hundreds of small business owners in the South West. Lamerton said; “99% of small business owners aren’t currently living the lifestyle they want. They’re working harder than they want to, for less money than they want. They don’t enjoy their work, and they don’t get to…

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