Freedom To ... Be Authentic

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Communications
What a struggle!  Wrestled from when my alarm went off to the moment I came to grips with myself - well, sort of!  Then I rembered, I have the Freedom To ... Be Authentic!  Does this mean glaring or abusing everyone in my path because I am wrestling with myself?  Well, in years gone by I may just have done that – not quite abuse but not friendly either.   What it means now is that I have the freedom to acknowledge that ...
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Freedom To ... Give Your Children A World Class Education

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Reference and Education
Education is changing - the frightening thing is that this may still be a mystery to the vast majority of Educators.  What a relief it will be to have the Freedom To ... Give Your Children A World Class Education.   Realising that the opening paragraph is somewhat ambigious, please allow me to explain.  The quality of traditional education is being compromised in many countries throughout the world.  Due to a shortage of quality teachers, facilities, increased class sizes (40+ children ...
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Freedom To ... Live a Flexible Lifestyle

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Finance, Health and Fitness, Investing, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement
Wouldn't it be awesome to just up and go at a whim?  To anywhere that takes your fancy, and know, that your lifestyle won't change - incredible!  Now we are not talking about a lock up and go lifestyle, though many aspire to that.  No, no, we are talking about Freedom To ... Live a Flexible Lifestyle.   We are talking about the kind of lifestyle offers the flexibility and freedom for you to go wherever you choose, whenever you decide ...
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Freedom To ... Enjoy a Lifestyle of Freedom and Flexibility

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, Finance, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Traffic, commuting for a minimum of 10 hours per week, and that was a good week where no accidents took place and traffic was free flowing!  This was almost the end of me, just sitting for endless hours in traffic, enduring the stress of the unpredictable behaviour of drivers in this city we call home!  It was enough to make me burst a blood vessel, seriously, I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than go back to sitting in the ...
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Freedom To ... Enjoy a Lifestyle of Flexibility and Freedom

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, Finance, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Traffic, commuting for a minimum of 10 hours per week, and that was a good week where no accidents took place and traffic was free flowing!  This was almost the end of me, just sitting for endless hours in traffic, enduring the stress of the unpredictable behaviour of drivers in this city we call home!  It was enough to make me burst a blood vessel, seriously, I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than go back to sitting in the ...
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Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs in Business

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Finance, Health and Fitness, Investing, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs in Business - definitely the way to go!  Everything that a successful Boot Camp requires can only contribute to a successful business, even more so to an Entrereneur run business. Having recently joined a 90 Days Ladies Boot Camp Challenge I have observed a number of very interesting points to note.  The first one is that it takes an entrepreneurial leader to create a successful Boot Camp.  She is welcoming, personable, strong, resilient and well trained, but ...
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Freedom To ... Access a World Class Online Business System

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Shopping and Product Reviews, Writing and Speaking
The world is changing, or maybe it has already changed and the majority of us need to get up to speed.  Business is definitely changing; technology is making sure of that.  The need for a brick and mortar store is diminishing as people turn to the internet for more and more of their needs - avoiding the traffic to and time spent in the mall.  These are very exciting times and certainly offer opportunities that never existed before; one that ...
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Freedom To ... Invest In Matters of the Heart

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, Recreation and Sports, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
What would you do if you had time freedom and financial freedom?  Would you pursue the matters close to your heart?  Would available time and money allow you the Freedom To ... Invest in Matters of the Heart?  Animals, wild life, dancing, writing, art, language, music, sports, babies, the elderly, education, single parents, widows - so many, just so many areas to choose from!  What are you drawn to, what is important to you?   What makes your heart beat?   ...
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Freedom To ... Break Away From the 9 to 5

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Writing and Speaking
Enough already!  Enough!  My brain hurt from overload and financial stress; my heart hurt from leaving those I love far too many times and for far too long!  Time to break away from the 9 to 5; time to challenge the status quo; time to live life for those who are most important.  Society tells us that the 9 to 5 is the way to go; the corporate world is the way to succeed.  Reality is that the 9 to 5 has never ...
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The Toughest Part of Pet Sitting

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Pets
We imagined that the Toughest Part of Pet Sitting would be the level of responsibility we carry for our furbabies clients.  After all, they are deeply loved family members who have been entrusted to our care!  Then there's the time pressure, we have rushed from pillar to post (from Bull Terriers to Collies to Jack Russell's, to Great Danes, Labrador and Persian would be more accurate) over the Festive Season.  Feeding and loving and playing and truly enjoying our furbaby ...
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Freedom To ... Pursue Your Passion

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Self Improvement, Home and Family
It's a whole new world!  Providing ways to Pursue Your Passion and by "ways", I mean the time freedom and financial freedom.  My belief is that everyone is put on this planet for a purpose, too many of us exist, working long hours in a job that pays the bills - and often, not even all of them.  We are numbed by our routines, up in the morning, off to work, often commuting for hours on end, living as the walking ...
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A Day In The Life Of A Pet Sitter

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Travel and Leisure, Home and Family, Pets
A Day In The Life Of A Pet Sitter should be pretty predictable ... surely.  Even in peak season, say December / January when a mass exodus occurs (particularly in Johannesburg) and people kick up their heels for a year end break.  One would expect that you have a list of clients in specific areas and you develop a route around the needs of their furbabies in your care.  Just to ensure that you all know what we do, Taylored ...
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Freedom To ... Work From Wherever You Choose

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Never before has the Freedom To ... Work From Wherever You Choose been so readily available to so many.  The digital economy is flourishing in ways that no-one anticipated.  Everything conceivable is available online, no longer do we need to be bustled and bumped around in stores and malls - though it is a given that there will always be a place for retail therapy and the opportunity to catch up with loved ones in coffee shops and restaurants.    The online ...
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The Adventures of a Pet Sitter

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Travel and Leisure, Home and Family, Pets
On 16 November 2016, just coincidentally my birthday, we decided to start a little family business - Taylored Pet Sitters, you can find us on Facebook, the website is still under construction. What an adventure this has been.  We advertised organically through Facebook, ran around town placing an advert on as many community notice boards as we could find - you know the one's, with little tear off contact numbers - and the vets of course.  Not to mention speaking to ...
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Freedom To ... Make A Difference In The World

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Finance, News and Society, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Pets
If you're anything like me, the state of the world weighs heavily on your heart and mind.  Orphaned children raising children, who go to school and to bed on an empty stomach, the sick who cannot afford treatment, the street children sniffing glue, the starving and incapacitated aged ... we could debate the how's, the where's and they why's, though these are not what I am keen to address.  I want to help, to show people the way out of ...
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Setting The Vision For 2017 Or Is It Intentions?

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Finance, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
My plan for New Year's Eve was to reflect on 2016 and put a vision board together for 2017.  Then my Bestie mentioned that she is doing some reflection work and setting intentions for 2017.  Interesting.... what would the differences be? With a vision board - at least my way of doing things - I go through magazines and online articles looking for quotes and images of what I would like to see in my life.  These things range from the ...
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Freedom To ... Do Something Different and Achieve Success

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
We've all heard the expression ... "if you want something different, you have to do something different". It's a no brainer when you read it, and hear it and even say it.  Doing the something different - even knowing what the something different is - now that's where the real challenges are apparent.  Hence, taking the approach of "Freedom To ... Do Something Different". One of the marvelous advantages we have is the "Freedom To..." each and every one of us ...
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Necessity Is The Mother of All Invention - and Growth!

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Relationships, Self Improvement, Kids and Teens, Pets
Those who know me well will be amazed!  Indeed this December has brought a growth spurt, out of necessity.  This is the best way to grow! Finding myself incomeless in December was very daunting!  On chatting with my gorgeous nephew about their holiday and time away, we happened upon a business opportunity - pet and house sitting during the Festive Season. With my daughter and I planning our (or succumbing to the inevitable) staycation, it seemed like an great business opportunity ...
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Freedom To ... Understand How Precious You Are ...

by Louise Barry-Taylor Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement
At the risk of being called an evangelist, or even worse, a Bible Puncher ... please allow me to share an incredible epiphany from my quiet time this morning ... I was lead to Psalm 103 which goes as follows: "Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name;  Bless the Lord, O my soul And forget not all His benefits: " The word benefits really struck me ... what could this mean?  In today's age there are "friends ...
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Freedom To ... Plan Proactively for Pre Empty Nest Syndrome

by Louise Barry-Taylor Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Why did no-one tell me?  Seriously, why did I not expect this storm before the ... oh, ok, I have the expression backward, you'll understand why as you read on. Here we are, 18 and a half rather long years later.  I recall our very first Christmas, me over the moon with excitement at my then, 8 month old daughter's first Christmas.  I worked as many hours as possible in my little temp job to raise the money needed to make ...
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