Women are leaving the conventional workforce in droves. After fighting for decades for more equality, the right to keep working after marriage and kids, we’re realising there’s a new glass ceiling to conquer. Being the boss. Running your own business.

What could be more equal than playing the same game, but on your own terms? It could be a dream, if only we didn’t sabotage ourselves along the way. Sabotage? Me? Yes really. …

and still get time to put the washing out.

In late 2017, I started working from home full time.

For anyone who has made the journey from commute/office days/lunch breaks to working for yourself, you’ll know the struggle to actually get anything done.

There are dishes to be done, washing to hang out, school committee meetings you get invited to once they know you’re at home. Not to mention the things you can do in the peace and quiet of the day, like grocery shopping, lunch in a cafe, or just a nap in peace.

So, how do you make it all happen? Without the peer pressure of colleagues watching your every move, you need to cultivate the habits…

Twenty four hours are not enough. It can feel that way if you are trying to find time to better yourself. Continuously learning is the perfect way to keep from being replaced and not being able to find a new job.

Think about all the people who worked in Manufacturing for years and then suddenly found themselves without a job in a world that had moved on. If you continued your development in other areas, you would have been able to transition to something new.

In today’s global and fast-paced world, layoffs and reorganizations are commonplace as companies try to keep up. Gone are the days where you could start at a company in your twenties and work there through retirement.

Keep yourself moving and continually upskill. …

Are you sick of setting resolutions every year, and it gets to mid-year, and you realise your dreams are still just that? Maybe you’re plugging away at your study, burning the midnight oil and the candle at both ends, but the end seems so far away?

Maybe you’re on the right track, things are all falling into place, but they’re just not quite there yet.

Here are 10 things you can do to keep things moving forward while you’re waiting for everything to fall into place and your dream career to take off.

  1. Update your Resume and LinkedIn profiles.
  2. Make a list of all the projects you’ve been involved in and your achievements from the last three years.
  3. Learn more. Do short courses. …

I’m setting myself a challenge to come up with 10 ideas per day.

So, for this first post, I’m brainstorming 10 questions that you should ask yourself before buying a dog washing business.

A lovely friend of mine recently told me she’d seen a fantastic idea for a dog washing business franchise that’s for sale. It was a very convincing sales prospect, and they made the offer sound fantastic. They were opening up a new region for this franchise and it’s going to be awesome and they would make all this lovely money just washing dogs.

So I started thinking…

There’s a feeling in the air — and it’s not just Christmas coming — it’s the sound of cash registers ringing all over the country. As we prepare for the silly season, it’s also a tough season for many as we try and stretch every dollar that bit further.

If you’re looking to make some spare cash in the lead-up to Christmas, we’ve got some ways you can get started and earn some extra money today. …

Someone told me recently about all the things they’ve given up for their kids. Their youth, sleep, pre-baby body, a clean house, cocktails by the swim up bar on holidays. And their dreams of a new career. Babies had come along before they had the chance to make a leap to their dream role, and now it was, in their words, impossible. But they struggled on in a job they hated, with inconvenient hours, dragging kids to childcare in the dark and cold, coming home to rushed dinners and bedtime. They just stayed on the path they started with at…

Tanya Abdul Jalil

Copywriter, Ideas Magician, Trainer, Pinterest Whizz. Giving a voice to ideas that deserve to be shared.

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