Category Archives: Jan’s Blog

How to de-clutter your Life

De-cluttering has become a major craze in the last few of years, with spin off businesses and experts to match.  You might think that it is just a current fashion, but in fact the roots spread back for hundreds of years and run much deeper into philosophies and belief systems of ancient civilisations. The concept…
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When the going gets tough, the tough gets going..

Contrary to popular belief, Ronan Keating was not responsible for this phrase.  Many believe it to have come from Joe Kennedy, father of  J.F.K,  or possibly, earlier still,  from a Norwegian-American  football coach,  Knute Rockne,  back in the late 1900’s.  It has since been used by many motivational speakers, as an easy to remember catch…
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How to get help with your book (and how not to)

I spent much of my childhood with my head buried in a book.  I lived out exciting, if eclectic, times with Oliver and Nancy,  the Mohune’s of Moonfleet, Lorna Doone and more.   By the time I was ten, I had been seduced by a romantic vision of becoming an author, scribbling in a garret and…
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Why are women still getting less funding than men?

September saw the launch of a new Treasury review to investigate the ongoing barriers for women in business.   Women in the UK are still only half as likely as men to start a business.   Only one third of existing entrepreneurs are women, and only one in five SME employers being run by women.  This can…
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