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Does The Gender Balance Matter in a Networking Meeting?

Today I have hosted two networking meetings - the first a breakfast meeting where the women outnumbered the men by three to one; the second a lunch meeting where the women again outnumbered the men by three to one.

Most of the networking meetings I attend are very male dominated unless they are specifically for women and then of course they are often very pink and girly!

For many women, networking is something new and to walk into a male dominated meeting can be quite daunting. I know when I first started networking a couple of years ago, it was quite intimidating to walk into a room full of men in suits and start a conversation. These days, it doesn't worry me but I must say that a meeting where there is a more even balance of gender is quite refreshing.

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Would You Like a Mobile Lifestyle?

What would a mobile lifestyle mean for you? For me, it means being able to integrate my business with my lifestyle so that there are no defined areas. In practice this means that I can run my business from wherever I choose to be on a particular day, I can travel as much as I want and know that my business is still functioning and earning money. For others it might mean being able to take the family away when you travel or just having a day out somewhere with the children and fitting in a business meeting at the same time. All this is possible for everyone - it just takes a bit of planning.

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Networking is Definitely Working!

I often hear people talking about networking and how it isn't working for them. I find this a little difficult to understand as it really is working for me. I'm having the most amazing week.

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Are You Stuck in Your Comfort Zone?

Are you stuck in your comfort zone and want to do more? By taking small steps you can achieve anything you want. I've had the most amazing week and moved my business forward one step at a time.

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Do You Keep a Journal?

I've often thought about keeping a journal but I always thought you needed lots of different notebooks for different things but I've now discovered that's not true. Instead, you can keep everything in one place in a bullet journal.

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