MDC 021 Dorie Clark on Entrepreneurial You MDC 021 Dorie Clark on Entrepreneurial You MDC 021 Dorie Clark on Entrepreneurial You
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MDC 021 Dorie Clark on Entrepreneurial You

Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to create more income streams in your business, or you have a day job but you want to pivot into a different role or start a side hustle, this conversation with the incredible Dorie Clark is for you. Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign ...

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Need to reignite your career? – Part Two

Last week I wrote Need to reignite your career? Part One. To recap, we looked at the following five areas: 1. Get clear on your life vision 2. Work with purpose 3. Get a plan 4. Know and use your strengths 5. Close the confidence gap Today we look at the next five areas that will really help you move your career forward. 6. Build your personal brand When we think about brands we usually think about big organisations like Apple or Virgin. But you have your own personal brand that you need to ...

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Two questions that will change how you think about purpose

I was listening to Chase Jarvis on his podcast the other morning while out for my walk. He was talking about creativity and entrepreneurship, but for me he distilled down a whole lot of thinking around career, passion pursuits and purpose into these two questions: What do you care about? How can you become masterful at that? If you stopped stressing about finding your purpose and how to make money from your calling, and instead asked yourself these two questions, what would you discover about ...

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WLW 020 Lorraine Murphy on Being Remarkable

For anyone that loves inspiring conversations that are also packed to the brim with practical tips around getting organised and increasing your productivity, then this episode with the remarkable Lorraine Murphy is for you. Lorraine is originally from Dublin, Ireland and spent the first eight years of her career in PR and communications strategy. In 2009 she moved to Sydney and recognised a need for a coordinator of blogger and brand relationships in the Australian market. She launched The ...

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WLW 018 Emma Franklin Bell on Experimenting and Entrepreneurship

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, but you’re not sure how to get started, then this episode with Emma Franklin Bell is a great one for you. Emma explains why treating entrepreneurship and starting a business like a series of experiments is a key philosophy for her and how it can help you to break through fears that might be holding you back. And if you’ve ever wanted to write a book, there’s also lots of juicy information in this episode about developing a writing ...

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WLW 017 Mia Freedman on Work Strife Balance

In today’s digital world, where social media makes it possible to constantly compare yourself to others, Mia Freedman is a breath of fresh air. Unlike many figures in the public eye, Mia openly shares the real moments of her life with us, not just the highlight reel, and she is a strong and refreshing voice with a mission is to make the world a better place for women and girls. For anyone who doesn’t know Mia, she is a writer, broadcaster, author, former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, ...

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Is it time to build your exit strategy?

If there were one hot topic that is coming up a lot in my coaching enquiries, women’s groups I lead and with Q&A’s after speaking gigs, it’s that of career change. To be more specific, I keep getting questions about how to build an effective exit strategy. In other words – can you please help me get the **** out of this career I hate?! And whilst it has been a consistent theme in my coaching practice over the past three years, it is definitely heightened at the ...

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The relationship that can make your career

A few weeks ago I wrote about how to make mentoring work. Today, we get into sponsors. Whether I am out speaking at an event, or coaching a client, one of the most frequently asked questions I get on careers is, “What’s the difference between a mentor and a sponsor?” Just in case there is any confusion, a mentor is a person who will advise you and share their knowledge, whereas a sponsor is someone who will advocate for you on your behalf, using their influence and power to do so. ...

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Why the world needs new leaders

There is a mountain of research revealing unequivocally that what people want from their leaders today is changing, and changing dramatically. And the good news is, women have never been better placed to lead, as we transition from an old style of leadership based on command and control, short term thinking and aggression, to one that is more in tune with feminine sensibilities of relating and empowering, sustainable thinking, and collaboration. In fact, we are wonderfully wired to do so. But ...

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Is your bias limiting you?

We all have bias – whether it’s conscious or unconscious – and our biases impact the way view the world, what we see, and how we see it. Not all of our cognitive biases are harmful, as let’s face it, the way our brains are wired for negativity and to search out danger are what have historically kept us alive. But as our biases are our perceptual filters, they dictate so much of what we do, and they can limit the full range of what we observe and take in, impacting both our behavior ...

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Don’t ask ‘What do you do?’…..Ask this.

I get a lot of questions from women about how to network. The questions usually come with a groan, a sigh and an eye roll. I get it. Most of us hate the thought of networking. It’s tiresome, potentially a waste of time, and usually pretty boring. So let’s reframe it. Because as women, we love the idea and opportunity to connect. Most of us, even the most introverted, like to meet new people under the right circumstances. But if you are like me, you hate the small talk. The ...

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Is it time to reignite your personal brand?

You know how it goes: you’re going along well in your career. Doing a good job, hitting your milestones, keeping your boss and your clients happy and generally achieving what you have set out to. But sometimes it just feels a bit, you know, lackluster. Like the shine has faded. The gloss is wearing off. Or let’s be honest, you might be just flat out bored with it all (and yourself perhaps). You could change jobs. Industries. Go and hike a mountain. Sit in a cave somewhere. Or ...

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