If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that recently I’ve been challenging myself to read one chapter of a business book every single day. I could yammer on about the benefits of this little project forever, but today I want to talk about one of the books I’ve managed to make my way through…

You are a badass: How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life by Jen Sincero,

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“Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory.”  – Mahatma Gandhi

In my eyes, this quote sums up much of what it’s like to run an online business.

Starting and growing a business that funds the life you want to live is absolutely a worthwhile accomplishment – and it most definitely has its stages of drudgery and triumph.

The beginning,

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If you spend longer than about 35 seconds in the online business world, you’ll come across at least one expert telling you you need this, that, those and the lifeblood of your first born child in order to succeed.

This article is pretty much me doing exactly that… but with a bit of a difference. Yes, I’ll be sharing the three things that I consider an absolute necessity (both in business and life),

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This week I had the opportunity to be a guest on Jo Gifford’s podcast, Blow up the Blueprint, where we talked all things creative thinking (and creative language).

Before we dive into what can only be described as CREATIVE GENIUS (and a bit of flim flam), I thought I’d share a little about my history with the lovely Jo…

Jo is a recovering overwhelmed entrepreneur, who fuses creative thinking and whipsmart workflows to help business owners ignite their brilliance.

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I spend an inordinate amount of time online. I scroll through endless feeds, and click on all the links, and read all the posts… and usually? I end up kind of bored.

I mean, there are so many “experts” out there who know what they’re talking about (or at least who research whatever they’re talking about) – and I say this without a single jot of sarcasm. BUT, I can also count on my fingers the number of these people that actually interest me.

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You really do know everything there is to know about your “thing”… or if you don’t, you’ve done the research. You’ve trawled through every page of search results, hunting down the perfect quotes, and perfect stats, and perfect proof that you’re RIGHT.

You pour all of that genius into one brilliant blog post… and then as you read it back, something awful happens. You realise it’s not so brilliant. In fact, it’s kind of the opposite.

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