Give Yourself Credit When It’s Due

I was Wrong
Its only now that I beginning to realize what it is I have accomplished.  It’s my belief that many of us, especially women, don’t give ourselves credit when and where its due.  It’s probably the “blowing your own trumpet thing” I was raised not to be boastful, in the belief I think, that humility is a good thing.  Thankfully, I realized suddenly, I’ve taken the notion too far. Continue reading

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A Star is Born – (Update Put Up or Shut Up)

I took the plunge with the launch of Truly Me, a new monthly, facilitated networking and fair for women.  How did it go?  What have I learnt?  Find out at my new dedicated site for this, not- for- profit, support  group, here.  Men welcome but aimed at women and if you’re in London, be sure to join us for our next one.

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A Year Today-Time to Reflect

Its been a year since we started blogging, intermittently, monthly.  A year later, we have a few followers, some likes for all our posts except 1 (a North Korea video) and lots to share as catch up, to update on our experiences, since writing the blogs.

First , not much change in terms of our experiences with assisting Continue reading

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Put Up or Shut Up

If you read my post: What has  been your experience of networking?  You’ll have noted I made it clear my experiences, have been less than great.  Of course, this is just my personal reflection but speaking recently, it occurred to my experiences may be linked to the type of work we do at Topform, which is high value.

Anyway, I had been thinking about networking  events in general and perceived what I think to be flaws, in some of the current formats.  I had whined and moaned a bit about it, for example most cost to join and the free ones, limited in service, but then it’s free, so no complaints!   Continue reading

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Fun but no Games

Just click on the link to read this article on emotional aspects of starting and running your own business.  Part of this read includes a fun quiz, see if you have the entrepreneurial spirit.  Continue reading

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Giant Oaks from Little Acorns Grow: Social Media

We frequently advice our clients and friends, in our personal development workshops, to set small phased goals, as steps toward reaching larger ones.  We have been taking our own advice, with our social media, which we now want to promote as a “know us, trust us” project, as part of personal relationship building (PRB).  We hate the term CRM- Customer Relation Management, its sounds like manipulation…. well it is!!! Continue reading

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The Truth Will Set You Free

We have an international objective and as such the world is the living ground, we share with 7 billion others.   So, we  have vast opportunities to learn, to share ideas, culture, language and beliefs, unavailable, in times past.   However, I am somewhat dismayed that increasingly, the world’s diversity is being subject to a one culture domination.   Continue reading

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Couldn’t live without you

Unbelievable, that its only 20 years ago.  The web is so ubiquitous, it’s like a part of your life, you’ve always known.  Certainly our many innovations, costs and time savings, especially our On- line delivery, would not be possible without this great day.  Here to view, is the one small step and great leap for mankind, for better or worse!

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A Time to Fight

Most often the peaceful resolution, is the way about things but on some rare occasions, the war drums must be beaten- unfortunately. Continue reading

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For you, with our compliments

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