Can you ever retire?

by Lynn Wright Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
My parents didn't actually tell me anything about money. Instead, I watched & witnessed what they did around money & work. They were hard working and they cared about living a life of purpose and value. That's what I remember the most. My father doing what he started out loving and then staying a lifetime because you don't quit. Well - that and the fact that he was a stubborn old goat. My mother made miracles happen with (by her definition - a ...
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Work smarter and sell the Ferrari

by Lynn Wright Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
IF YOU ARE TIRED OF SELLING A GAZILLION BICYCLES - IT IS TIME TO SELL A FERRARI. Selling a gazillion bicycles may have served you well in the past, but if you grunt when you either stand up or sit down - if you are deep down tired and cannot dig any deeper - then it is time. Time to stop selling a gazillion bicycles and SELL THE FERRARI. It is time to work smarter - not harder. I can, with all ...
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THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL

by Lynn Wright Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
"PEOPLE DON'T BUY WHAT YOU DO. THEY BUY WHY YOU DO IT."  Simon Senek WHO KNEW! I was self-employed for 25 years. I had 3 businesses in the Hospitality and Service sector. That's a long time in such a tough and competitive industry. I knew exactly WHAT we were doing and WHY. Our solid client base grew steadily over the years because we were doing a lot right. I believed that our food was better. Our service too. We were solid. Reliable. Experienced. To ...
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Bring on the HAPPY

by Lynn Wright Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
When you need to change. To transition from one state or place into another. You can either leap and pray or -you can build a bridge. I built a bridge. Some of us dive head first off the edge into something new - crazy and free. Skidding into our graves with roasties on our knees, a glass of bubbly in one hand, strawberries in the other.  Others prefer to lurk about in the relative safety of comfort zones knowing well that nothing ...
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Best land based Whale Watching in the World

by Lynn Wright Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
WHY THE WORDS 'WHAT'S YOUR PASSION' IRRITATED ME FOR THE LONGEST TIME  Here's another one: "Do what you love and the money will follow". Just as annoying when you don't have an exit strategy to escape your hampster wheel. That's me by the way - on the right - sitting on the rocks with my partner in Hermanus in the Western Cape of South Africa. Watching our beautiful migratory Southern Right Whales. This pic appears in many of the Hermanus tourism brochures and if ...
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Time to lighten up

by Lynn Wright Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
IF YOU DONT TAKE A CALCULATED RISK - YOU WILL ALWAYS WORK FOR SOMEONE WHO DOES... * You have achieved success in your life - yet wonder at an emptiness inside of you. * You are accountable, dependable and responsible. Predictable & stable - yet feel that the color has slowly drained out of your life. * You are everybody's 'Go-To' person - and that has begun to sap at your energy. * You were the 80's BAG BAITCH. You know what I am ...
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CHANGE: You deserve it.

by Lynn Wright Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
WHAT IS THE CRAZIEST, DAFTEST THING YOU HAVE DONE IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE THAT MADE YOUR HEART SING? DO MORE OF THAT! And... if you have never done anything crazy - well then - Dip yourself in honey & dive in. It's time. No matter your definition of crazy - whatever gets you out of your comfort zone and makes your heart flutter - THAT'S THE PATH TO FOLLOW. I had lived so much of my adult life with the handbrake up. Fear ...
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CONFIDENCE: Make the choice.

by Lynn Wright Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
If you are in a place of stagnation. Of feeling stuck. Are you wanting to make changes in your life but find yourself procrastinating?  Feeling that you are not ready or not good enough? Then It is time to make a choice. Time to step out of your comfort zone - because although our comfort zones are a cozy place - nothing ever grows there. If you are in this place, and reading this, it is not a coincidence.  Begin with ...
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STOP THINKING - START DOING

by Lynn Wright Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Procrastination.  Let me tell you about it. Just after this ... BEING AN ANALYZER CAN BE A REAL PAIN - ESPECIALLY IF IT PARALYZES YOU & KEEPS YOU TRAPPED IN YOUR HEAD. Procrastination is common among small business owners.  For us thinkers and analyzers, who dwell in our heads too much,  procrastination can be a form of stress relief.  Stress being the trigger and procrastination, the response. Think about it... Thanks Mel Robbins - I'll take that. She says that we are to forgive ourselves. ...
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TURNING INERTIA ONTO IT'S HEAD

by Lynn Wright Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
'TO DO THE SAME THINGS OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND EXPECT A DIFFERENT RESULT'  NOW THAT'S THE DEFINITION OF STUPID.  Inertia is the resistance to any physical object to change. A tendency to do nothing and remain unchanged. This apathy seeps stealthily into your bones like a  fog - robbing you of all potential and even worse - it dulls your superpowers!  If we stop moving or growing - we die.   Do something. Anything. So hold your nose, take a deep breath & dive in ...
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A prison with open doors

by Lynn Wright Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WHO REFER TO THEMSELVES AS BEING IN A PRISON, BUT WITH OPEN DOORS... (WHEN MERE SURVIVAL IS NO LONGER ENOUGH)   I survived the death of my mom. As a practicing Buddhist at the time, the teachings of impermanence and non-attachment were impossible to hear. I know that too many of you reading or sharing this, know well where that pain resides and how hard it is simply to breathe. How surreal it is that the world just carries on when ...
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On losing your man boobs

by Lynn Wright Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
FINE F'kd up. Insecure.Neurotic.Emotional. FINE The ultimate rhetorical question:  How are you? The next time someone asks you - tell them and watch their eyes glaze over:)         FINE is sufficient to stop human interaction in its tracks before it gets anywhere near friendly. FINE is your ultimate excuse as to why you shouldn't/couldn't or won't do something. Follow your dream. Move out of your stuckness. Get the help you need. Move on .. whatever. If you're FINE, why change! Therein lurks the ...
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When you're chewing on life's gristle

by Lynn Wright Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
I headed out into the sunshine this morning. A magnifying mirror in one hand and tweezers in the other. O.M.G !! So here's what NOT to do if you are anywhere within striking distance of 50 and you haven't mowed the lawn in a while you know what I am saying :))) Do not and it is worth repeating - do not go outside into the sunshine where the light is crystal and think you are just quickly going to pluck ...
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When survival is no longer enough

by Lynn Wright Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Everyone has a survival story. The longer you are on this Planet - the longer your story I guess. This one is neither greater than, nor longer than most. I survived the death of my mom. As a practicing Buddhist at the time, the teachings of impermanence and non-attachment were impossible to hear. I know that too many of you reading or sharing this, know well where that pain resides and how hard it is simply to breathe. How surreal it is ...
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Pop up Sundays: What were you thinking..

by Lynn Wright Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
'WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN OR THINK YOU CAN'T - EITHER WAY, YOU ARE RIGHT'   Henry Ford THOUGHTS. BECOME. THINGS. These POP-UP SUNDAY blogs are designed to inspire and uplift. A little froth on your cappuccino.   So remember: * STAY IN YOUR PJ'S * DON'T BRUSH YOUR HAIR * LEAVE YOUR TEETH IN THE GLASS (You know who you are :) * WHATEVER YOU NEED FOR YOU - JUST DO IT Rhonda Byrne is the Author of the Bestseller - The Secret.  Published in 2006 and still relevant, this self-help book ...
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Office year end bash - icebreaker questions

by Lynn Wright Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
  THE BIG GIRL PANTIE QUESTIONS TO BREAK THE ICE AT THIS YEAR'S OFFICE  YEAR END BASH.  I have been self-employed for the last 20+ years in the Hospitality industry, and as such, have attended more office Christmas Cocktail Parties than I can remember. I can safely say that I have always been grateful having been a witness to, rather than a direct participant in the OFFICE CHRISTMAS BASH. Oriah Mountain Dreamer, walking home one night after an evening of mundane and meanlingless ...
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In the Spirit of Business - top up Sundays

by Lynn Wright Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
INTRODUCING TOP UP SUNDAYS When travelling through the UK, I always headed to #Glastonbury. I planted an apple seed in the orchard once and go figure - my apple tree grew.  So plant it. Add water. Fertilise it. Love it. Do NOT keep digging it up to check on it. Leave it to do what it WILL do. Funny thing that - Sewing what you reap :) Kinda like starting a New Business. Anyhoo. The point of this Glastonbury story is that they ...
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