You Must Keep Moving

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Reference and Education
Albert Einstein said "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance You Must Keep Moving" and who am I to argue with him - or that!  On the other side of the spectrum we have Winnie the Pooh saying "People say nothing is impossible but I do nothing every day".  We just have to love this bear.  Reality is though, Winnie the Pooh does follow the "You Must Keep Moving" maxim, if not, we would not know and love our Pooh ...
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Consider A Gap Year From Everyday Life

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Now there's a thought!  Consider A Gap Year From Everyday Life!  If this was a text message on my mobile the emoticons would be lining up - dancing lady, smiling winky-face, laughing til I'm crying face, one eyebrow raised face ... and so it would go on!  This idea really appeals to me, for more than one reason. After being a mother for 20 years, my chicklet is ready to fly solo - and so am I!  It's been mostly a very ...
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Do Not Wait Until You Are Ready

by Louise Barry-Taylor Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
"If you wait until you are ready, you will wait for the rest of your life" Author Unknown.  And it's true - there is no such thing as 100% readiness, even well-prepared athletes have a sense of unease at the starting blocks!  It can be debated that the sense of unease is pre-race nerves, being typically human, we can talk ourselves into or out of believing anything!  Whatever we believe though, this is important Do Not Wait Until You Are ...
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In Need of Vitamin Sea!

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Home and Family
It feels like forever and actually is almost forever, since I breathed in the sea air, felt the sand between my toes and the ocean breeze on my face.  I am desperately In Need of Vitamin Sea! Living inland means (to me at least) that a trip to the seaside is a huge occasion, one to celebrate and savour!  Growing up in a land-locked African country made it all the more exciting to go on holiday to the coast – any ...
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Freedom to Embrace Gratitude

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Communications, Kids and Teens, Pets
Is gratitude one of the latest and greatest buzzwords or is it real?  So much is said about gratitude, Opera Winfrey spoke about keeping a gratitude journal on her show for many years; according to Greater Good Magazine research has proven that gratitude improves our mental health; Conscious Lifestyle Magazine published an article titled "The Health Benefits of Gratitude - 6 Scientifically Proven Ways Being Grateful Rewires Your Brain + Body for Health".  These results came up for me on ...
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Trust the Journey

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Today I played a game on Facebook, there was a post with the note to screengrab the image below, the image was flashing a whole range of different options, some I saw were “I am slaying”, “I am a masterpiece”, “I am grateful’, “I am hungry”, etc., and my result was, as can be seen “I am trusting the journey”.  True words for me. Affirmations in the esoteric sense are generally not my thing, but, I am learning to listen to ...
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Freedom to Stretch

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
Stand with your feet hip width apart, that's it.  Arms above your head as though you're holding a ball in the air.  "Yeah! I can do this".  Now turn your feet foot to the right, turn your upper body in the same direction.  "Wow, all going so well".  Stretch forward from the waist with your arms reaching out holding your imaginary ball out with straight arms.  "Incredible!  I really can do this". Now, lift your left foot off the floor.  "Say whaaaat????" Yes, that me ...
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True Leadership

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Kids and Teens
We are all called to lead, whether it's just ourselves, in our home with our family, in the workplace, in a social group, in a sports team, schools - leadership is needed everywhere.  It is said that the world needs leaders now more than ever before.  Don't take my word for it, just take a look around you - are you inspired by the leaders surrounding you?  In your family, work space, let's take it up a notch, in the ...
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Pain is a Catalyst!

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Home Improvement, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Pets
Pain is a catalyst!  Don't believe me?  I invite you, no encourage you ... no, I'm beseeching you here ... read on and walk alongside me.  Just be warned, this is the real deal, authentic experience and deep raw pain. Pain all fronts, everything going wrong simultaneously.  Murphy would have it no other way!  Deep grief over the loss of my precious friend, passed away far too young; my heart broken by my life-long love; a darling friend had left the ...
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Freedom To Live A Life You Love

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing, Communications, Home and Family
Don't wait until its too late!  As time passes us by we change, we change physically, emotionally, spiritually ... all of these changes come to each one of us.  We are not always able to do the things we could when we were younger and stronger.  Make sure you are grabbing hold of your Freedom To Live A Life You Love!  Don't waste a moment, time goes by whether we do or we don't do the things we love! What stops ...
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Not Quitting, Just Resting

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Exactly where I am right now ... Not Quitting, Just Resting.  These words from John Greenleaf Whittier resonate with me right now, I share them in the hope that they will encourage you too: Don't Quit "When things go wrong, as they sometimes will; When the roads you're trudging seems all uphill; When the funds are low and the debts are high; And you want to smile but you have to sigh. When all is pressing you down a bit -  Rest if you must, but don't ...
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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 today ...
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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 in ...
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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 to. ...
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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?   What ...
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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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