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  • Linda Murray, Athena Coaching, Success, Legacy, Beliefs

    Mandela’s legacy

    in Communication, Entrepreneur, Success / / 0 comments

      What a privilege to have been in Johannesburg the week of Mandela’s passing. What an incredible man who stood for what be believed in, no matter how great the consequences. He was determined to build a better nation, a safer, more equitable home for his people. Even after 27 years punishment for his beliefs, he still embodied a humble

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  • Linda Murray, Athena Coaching, Supportive Communication

    You said what?!?

    in Coaching, Communication, Leadership, Small Business / / 0 comments

    Have you ever been in a situation where you need to have a difficult conversation and you’re just not sure how best to tackle it? We all have! The mistake people often make is going into such a conversation with the need to be right. Trying to convince someone that you are right often does 2 things … they feel

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  • Tips for saving time with your technology

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    Life continues to get faster ever day. We are so reliant on technology to increase our efficiency and productivity. But did you know you could be saving even more time on the devices you use everyday? Check out this awesome 5 minute video where David Pogue gives some great tips on how to save time with your technology

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  • Linda Murray, Athena Coaching, Network, Support, Strategy

    Who’s in your strategic support network?

    in Entrepreneur, Networks, Success / / 0 comments

    Strategic support networks are all about who you have around you and how can they help accelerate your success. Women build relationships incredibly well. Lets start leveraging this skill! Who are your distribution sources? By that I mean, who are your professional raving fans?

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  • Linda Murray, Athena Coaching, Mindset, Success, Business coaching

    Do you have a fixed or growth mindset?

    in Leadership, Mindset, Success / / 1 comments

    Carol Dweck is a professor at Stanford University and author of the book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”. Carol has studied why some people reach their full potential while other people who are just as talented don’t. She talks about the difference between having a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset. She says “A fixed mindset is when people

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    Knowing when and how to say “no”

    in Communication, Small Business / / 0 comments

    Are you always trying to be nice to others at the expense of yourself? Not knowing when to say “no” creates a dilemma that’s hard to get out of. Your time is already limited and you are spending more and more on other people’s priorities and less and less on your own. You are working harder and faster and yet,

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  • Athena Coaching, Linda Murray, money, value

    Pricing your services with confidence

    in Entrepreneur, Small Business, Success / / 0 comments

    One of the common challenges I hear from service-based business owners is the challenge of pricing their own time or service. This is particularly the case if you are your product. In other words, people are buying something that’s non-tangible – your smarts, your ideas, your creativity. Here are some steps to help you value and better price your time. After all,

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  • Athena Coaching, Linda Murray, comfort zone, success, entrepreneur

    Are you too comfortable?

    in Mindset, Success / / 1 comments

    Do you think success and excellence come from playing safe and staying within your comfort zone? Or is it achieved when we stretch our personal and professional boundaries; challenge our own limits? There’s a reason why athletes often have a pained expression on their face – they are pushing themselves beyond what feels comfortable in pursuit of improvement.

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  • Executive Coaching, Athena Coaching, Linda Murray, success

    Discover your hidden potential and be amazed at what you are able to achieve

    in Coaching, Entrepreneur, Small Business, Success / / 1 comments

    Peter Drucker believes “The best way to predict the future is to create it”  But that’s easier said than done, especially when you have reached a point where you are turning around in circles, face conflicting priorities, or don’t quite know where to start or which course of action will bring you closer to your goal. What you need is

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  • Communication, Linda Murray, Athena Coaching, Executive Coaching, Business Coaching, Business women

    Communication – The human connection your professional success depends on

    in Communication, Success / / 0 comments

    “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that is has taken place”.   George Bernard Shaw’s quote rings even more true today, considering the problems many organisations and businesses are faced with as a result of poor communication. Despite the ever-increasing technical tools that are thrown on the market to aid the exchange of information; despite making it

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