Is There A Brexit Proof Income?

by Vincent Wood Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Home and Family
Uncertainty These are very uncertain times. For the first time in a generation, people in London and the South East of England will experience geographical disadvantage. People in many parts of Northern England and Wales have already tasted this - but this was a regional phenomenon due to disproportionate investment in the South East.  Now we are talking about an impact across the whole of these Islands  The uncertainty exists in Ireland - North and South and of course across much of ...
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If you can Dream it, you can Do it

by Vincent Wood Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
There was a time when that statement really sounded well meant, but perhaps utopian, encouragement.  Always more art than business. When the Author and innovator Napoleon Hill articulated a path to a successful life and true wealth in his book Think and Grow Rich, the power of thinking and then becoming what you envision was introduced to a wider audience, including people interested in business growth - entrepreneurs. It's not easy to paraphrase such an important concept - but you will often ...
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The Choice

by Vincent Wood Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Is it possible to head off regrets before we have them? If you could place yourself in a situation now where you had finished work - retired if you like - and look back over how much of your time was taken up with your job, what would you be reflecting on? If the theme that emerges is one of wishing you had spent less time at work and more time with your family and loved ones, then you would be in ...
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Towards a Softer World

by Vincent Wood Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
The late 1960's was a dangerous time for proponents of the traditional stereotype. Although that spirit of '68 was fairly curtailed by the mid 70's and brushed aside by the Reagan/Thatcher years of the 1980's, there were enough hippies who transformed into Capitalists in order to begin to shape things a little differently. Thankfully some of that thinking is still there and I believe that the ethos of kindness and giving back is growing again. Even the most hard-necked Capitalists understand that they ...
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From Corporate Follower to Entrepreneur

by Vincent Wood Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Home and Family
There's No Growth In The Comfort Zone Even if we have a successful career, well paid positions and seem to be respected and valued employees, there is always some uncertainty if we don't control the direction of the company we work for. There is even less certainty when outside factors in the Economy are influenced by major political events - such as Brexit or the Trade Wars that can flare up between the major world Economies We definately can't control Train timetables or ...
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You Can't Beat Quality Time

by Vincent Wood Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
You Must Leave The Comfort Zone To Grow As a middle-aged man with a teenage family I know that food needs to be on the table every day, clothes must be provided and sports activities have to be funded or at least subsidised. I have had some 'Good' jobs. Well paid, Managerial positions with the usual financial benefits and perks of one kind or another that go with that.  To get there and sustain that I have had to work away from home, ...
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Perseverance

by Vincent Wood Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Don't give up 8 feet before you hit Gold I will get back to that. When I was 19 I started my own company.  I was 2 years in the workforce by then and employed as a clerk in a Freight company.  It was a well-established business and a secure number. Nevertheless, something inside told me to throw caution to the wind and do it myself.  I set up an office in my bedroom, which was in my mum and dad's house. This ...
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Build Certainty in a Challenging World

by Vincent Wood Business, Internet and Businesses Online, News and Society
The best laid plans of companies employing tens of thousands of people are being washed away by decisions taken by political leaders and ideological Confrontation. Certainties for their employees are evaporating. Brexit is a bit quiet at the moment. Alas, the vacuum has been filled by the Trade War between Donald Trump's US and China. For people in Britain and Ireland both of these major political disruptors create huge uncertainty for our jobs and prosperity.  However talented we may be, how hard ...
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A Softer World

by Vincent Wood Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
I remember being told to 'Toughen Up' on a number of occations. It wasn't that I was particular 'soft'. It was more of a generic way of Men and Boys trying to shape me/us in the way they felt was right.   What was the signal being sent though. What is the programming? Somehow, in order to fit into the peer group and meet expectations you have to be tough.  The sentiment was meant to reinforce and be of help, no ...
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Meditation in Motion

by Vincent Wood Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
It’s not easy to meditate and it’s not easy to run.  At least that has been my experience.  Nevertheless, I do both and miss them when I don't do them. Thankfully I have managed to set myself in the habit of doing both. As it happens they are intrinsically linked in my routine.   I had been lucky enough to practice some Yoga back in the 90's with a teacher from Yorkshire. Long story for another day.  Suffice to say the class was ...
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Fit in Body Fit in Mind

by Vincent Wood Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports
There’s an old Victorian saying along the lines of ‘Fit in Body, Fit in Mind’. Like a lot of old sayings there are multiple origins and versions of the wisdom that can be found throughout the world. Actually, the opening sentence is a bit misleading in that regard. I associate the phrase as ‘Victorian’. That’s how my young brain was ‘conditioned’ in the culture I was raised in. Perhaps its better put as the ancient Greek proverb which translates as ‘A sound ...
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The Stress of Commuting for Work

by Vincent Wood Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure
Hi everyone.  My name is Vincent and I am a recovering commuter.. Starting my working life in London meant that it was a given that I would have to navigate my way around one way or another.  It’s one thing making your way to a Football match or shopping expedition at a time (roughly) of your choosing, but when you are regulated by the clock and of a time regime set by those paying your wages, then it brings a whole ...
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Personal Development = Business Growth

by Vincent Wood Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
The Sun doesn't shine like this every day. When it does and I am working from home, then I set up my 'office' from the steps near Blackrock Diving tower in Salthill, Galway where I am lucky enough to live. It wasn't always that way of course. Just a few years ago I was getting the Central Line train from Epping (where I was living at the time) and getting off at Bank Station in the 'City' of London.   Anybody who is familiar ...
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Karma and Success

by Vincent Wood Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
It sometimes appears that leading business men and women are ruthless. In fact, in most cases what appears as ruthless is in fact a manifestation of their focus – the single-minded drive to achieve the goals/desires that they set their minds to, probably every morning when they get up. The same is true of achievers in the field of politics or even the arts. I am not talking about all the politicians, artists and business men we know, even those who ...
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Reap Generosity Sow Wealth

by Vincent Wood Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
Karma simply interpreted "is getting what you give" or reaping what you sow’. Of course there are cultural, religious and social differences between us and what is or isn’t considered good or bad varies, but whether religious or not, the basic tenets laid out in the Ten Commandments, or the Yama and niyama yogic or Buddhist systems give pretty good parameters on how we should conduct ourselves. There’s a huge dollop of common sense in this thinking in terms of the survival ...
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Winning with Attitude

by Vincent Wood Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
However many qualifications you may have, they are all secondary to attitude. The very first thing you need to nurture is the can-do attitude. I can be the best I want to be. It’s one of the first mantras that you need to adopt and repeat often and regular to yourself. Of course, what you want to be is entirely up to you. I am not in the business of creating dreams and goals for you. For sure you have your own ...
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Remote Working beats Wasting Time

by Vincent Wood Business, Home Based Business, News and Society
When you look at that line of cars in the picture above in the dreary dusk of the evening rush hour, you can only hope that there is some decent music playing and not just the woe of the 6pm News. We will leave aside the arguments about pollution and congestion for another day.  Its the human impact that is focussing my mind. Thankfully, we are witnessing the quiet and steady growth of the flexible workplace.  By that I mean where smart ...
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Working From Anywhere

by Vincent Wood Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Home and Family
When this crises with Brexit is over - and believe it or not it will be at some stage. I know not when, but eventually - there will be another crises that will have some impact on the location where we choose to work. That's the trouble with politics and ideology. They exist. While there are factors in life that people can take opposing sides on and come to blows, real as well as metaphorical,  then there has to be a chance ...
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Learn to Make Your Living Online

by Vincent Wood Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Home and Family
Create a Lifestye that works for you, your famiy and loved ones. Do you need to make that change to a better quality of life?  More time doing the things you love with the people that matter to you.  People are starting online businesses at all ages and from all backgrounds.  It’s has never been easier to create time and financial freedom for yourself and your loved ones.  People are swapping the stress of the 9-5 world for control over their lifestyle and ...
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Ask A Busy Person

by Vincent Wood Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
You may have heard the expression ‘If you want something done, ask a busy person.’ Some people look busy, but may not be achieving much. But there are those people – I am sure you know at least one of them – who have people coming at them from all side and can answer them quickly and despatch them on their way. These people know how to delegate and who to delegate to. You can bet that behind the speed of ...
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