4 Secrets to Building Your Personal Brand

 When I think about where I was in June of 2019, it's like a scene out of a romantic comedy. Except there was no romance and very little comedy; actually there was irony, which for me was funny. It was ironic because just about a month and a half prior, I'd been released from a corporate environment that I can only describe as being a "Trump l...
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How to cope if your party lost

 If your party lost, then very likely you're deeply disappointed or worse. To help make the disappointment easier to live with, here are some tips to help you cope and keep us all moving forward even with a Government you didn't vote for. Be Grateful   Take some distance from what just occurred and be grateful that we live in a ...
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What Lighthouses and Elections have in common

August 7th is international lighthouse day and Aug 10th 2020 is our national elections day. What does a lighthouse have in common with a country's elections? Perhaps Election Day is a lighthouse for our ship of state. To appreciate this consider the two ways we think of a Lighthouse. The first is distinctly Trini. Nothing past the Lighthouse "Town ...
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Congratulations to our Solera Lime Hamper Winner

​We are pleased to announce the winner of our Solera sponsored Ole Year's Lime Starter Hamper: Rosemarie Ragoo-Maraj, a school teacher from Central Trinidad.  Rosemarie collected her prize today at Solera's Rust Street location in Port-of-Spain. Solera's Supervisor Mr. Dale Garroway, and acting Supervisor Cathy Thompson (in picture) were ...
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Introducing the goodtalkTnT Sales Finder

Would you like an easy way to find out who is having a sale on something you need? Well, we can help. Whether it's a holiday sale, Black Friday sale, end-of-year clearance or going out of business sale, we're helping businesses let you know when they're having a sale, and more importantly, exactly what they're having on sale so you can search for w...
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Fear not the critic

Tolerance is one of our national watchwords but it doesn't mean you should tolerate intolerable situations. Maybe you hate your job, maybe you want to write a book, or be in a relationship. What's stopping you from doing something about it? Well, if you're afraid of getting criticised, don't. Everybody gets criticised. Martin Luther King, Mandela, ...
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Who wants more responsibility?

Who wants more responsibility? Are you raising your hand? My guess is that most people won't.  Why is that?  Well because we've come to associate responsibility with a lot of work with no reward. When we think of responsibility we also think of the person who is going to get blamed when things go wrong, and it's interesting that we'r...
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Pushing through to the next level of Growth

I can't tell you how excited I was to be facilitating a leadership mastermind with a group of highly intelligent and dynamic business owners and leaders. We were learning, growing and sharing insights on one of the most powerful of John Maxwell's many powerful programs, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. The Mastermind concept gave us the oppor...
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What it means to be respectful

 We talk a lot about respect, and at a personal level you probably know what it's like to feel disrespected, but have you ever wondered about what it means to give respect?  There are two parts to respect: The first is to admire someone for their abilities or achievements, but that's the easy part. It's easy to respect someone famous for ...
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Make Trinidad & Tobago Great ...

Let's Make TnT great again. You know where I got that from. But if you listen to the old folks there is a feeling that we've lost something. There was a time when we felt safe in our homes, when we respected our elders, our teachers, and we had a freedom here that we missed when we lived away. Not so much now. Today, where we go, when we go, even i...
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Success Insights – Success is Simple when you Understand

It is amazing how frequently we escalate situations rather than accommodate people to help them resolve the challenges they are facing. Often what starts off as a fairly simple matter can be completely blown out of proportion when the persons involved and sometimes the potentially helpful observers do not quickly grasp the substance of the problem....
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It’s Simple – Do What’s Good For You

I was chatting with a friend recently and we were reflecting on how easy it is to feel good.When we eat the foods we know our bodies need, get enough sleep, spend quality time with the people we love, do the things that make you feel alive you feel whole, balanced and joyful.It's simple, yet the way we live our lives makes it seem unattainable unle...
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Accounting Tips for Entrepreneurs Part 5

Continuing from our last article, today we will discuss the last 3 Business Accounting, Tax and Legal tips for any small business which may be used when getting your business finances in a gear during the year: Business Structure - Proper Records. It is important to keep a proper record of all your business activities. If you are an on-the-go entre...
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Accounting Tips for Entrepreneurs Part 4

Continuing from our last article, today we will discuss another 4 Business Accounting, Tax and Legal tips for any small business which may be used when getting your business finances in a gear during the year: Pension or Annuity Plan. Most entrepreneurs, I speak with are not even aware of the importance of having a Pension or Annuity Plan, as a sma...
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Accounting Tips for Entrepreneurs Part 3

Continuing from our last article, today we will discuss another 4 Business Accounting, Tax and Legal tips for any small business which may be used when getting your business finances in a gear during the year: The home office dimension. As an Entrepreneur, it may be difficult at times to get your own space, as discussed in last week's post. It may ...
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Accounting Tips for Entrepreneurs Part 2

Continuing from our last article, today we will discuss another 4 Business Accounting, Tax and Legal tips for any small business, which may be used when getting your business finances in a gear during the year: Vehicle and Travel Expenses. Most likely you are using your family vehicle as your mode of transport to and from your clients when you have...
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Accounting Tips for Entrepreneurs Part 1

Unless you're an accountant, the word "accounting" probably strikes fear in your heart -- or a little bit of nervousness, at least. For young entrepreneurs, the feeling is probably amplified. After all, poor bookkeeping out the gate will not only set a project back in the short term but it can really come back to bite you in the long haul. Even you...
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Success Insight - Think about it!

I once heard that if you took all the money in the world, from the rich and the poor and divided it up equally among all the people in the world, that within a year, the money will go right back into the hands of those who had it in the first place. In other words, the wealthy will regain their wealth, and the poor, sadly will revert to poverty. So...
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What Coaching really is

Isn't it interesting that perhaps one of the most powerful processes in the world is so often misunderstood and misrepresented? Often what is provided as coaching is the furthest thing from it. Many persons who run businesses think that their people are "broken", and they need someone, a coach, to come in and "fix' them. Nothing could be further fr...
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How a calculator can help you solve for stress and low productivity

How often do you apologize for being pre-occupied, reacting inappropriately, or being unnecessarily harsh with someone? How often do you notice yourself stressing? Would you prefer to be more peaceful and productive? Surprisingly, an ordinary everyday calculator provides a useful analogy for what's causing your stress, as well as what you can do to...
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