The Business of YOU

The term ‘self empowerment’ may or may not be gramatically correct. It may sound like one of those ‘airy fairy’, new age faddy (is that a word?) expressions, that don’t seem to have a place in the mind or indeed the vocabulary of a self made business woman or one working in a competitive industry.…

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How can you discover who you really are?

By self-analysis (which sounds very boring but isn’t, actually, once you start), self-awareness and listening to your feelings and hearing your reactions. This probably sounds very new-agey type psycho-babble but it isn’t. We are so surrounded by pressure, technology, ‘noise’ meaning interference from others and people’s (normally) negative views and criticism that we forget that…

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HerStory – Jules Bannister: From Journalism to Recording Co, TV, Radio, Theatre, Performing and back to Journalism!

Having always been a rebel in one way or another, I must start by saying that I have never felt the need to make excuses or apologise for having a career history that moves along multiple paths.  As we know, life often heads us off at the pass, but I regard all my experiences as…

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Women Deserve It!

As women, I think we all deserve to feel like Unstoppable Goddesses. Some people hear that and freak out, thinking it is melodramatic new-age hype. How negative and wrong they are! Why shouldn’t we enjoy our ‘self’? What is wrong with wanting to feel free, to direct our own path, enjoy our own independence, to…

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Saying No! Words and Empowerment

Great insight from Jules Bannister, our new roving reporter at WomenUP.  Visit Meet Jules to get to know her and hear about her background and experience. We are thrilled to have her as part of the team…   Saying No! Words and Empowerment I have read many articles and sections of self-help books proclaiming the…

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Are you perfect? Hint, it isn’t good! Rebuild your work attitude for better results…

Here is a little story for you today built out of my frustration with a gite owner who by her rigidity and decision to stick to ‘the rules’ like superglue has lost herself regular bookings (and recommendations) for the next year or so… Briefly – I am going to collect two ‘flatties’ next weekend –…

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Why is success so much better, quicker and higher when it’s 4-dimensional?

How can you achieve the success you are aiming for better, quicker and higher? Seriously? By focusing on all 4 dimensions – nutrition, exercise, mind, career – and not just espousing one, which for most people is normally career. Before you jump off to the next article in horror about someone again ranting about the…

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Women’s Wisdom – Are you one of the 20%

According to Gallup only 20% of people actually enjoy their careers! Eeek, that is even worse than I thought and it really doesn’t say much for the idea of supporting and empowering your fellow wo/man in the work place… The researchers who did this study wrote a book – Well Being – naming 5 essential…

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Women’s Wisdom – Thumbs up for Career Mum or Glass Ceiling Gran?

This is a very personal post as I have a beautiful new baby grandson who was born 3 days ago – welcome to the world gorgeous baby Harry!! The advent of this wonderful new life has really made me remember, and reflect on, the many (difficult) choices I made when I was a young career…

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Women’s Wisdom – What is Your Declaration of Independence?

Today’s women’s wisdom is actually man’s wisdom – with many thanks to Jason, a very enlightened man, for letting me share his vision with you – In fact, I prefer to think of it as everyone’s wisdom and freedom! In the U.S., Monday was the day they celebrate their independence as a nation. “While this…

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