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The Life & Money Global School!

“ When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won’t come up with a handful mud either” Leo Burnett One day in October 1999, I had walked into Mr Nandan Nilekani’s office at Infosys, Bangalore, India. This was peak period of the dot com mania. It was a cold call to pitch to...

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Uncover Your Money Story

We are fortunate to live in a time where, as women, we have a choice to work, make money, and create our futures as we see fit. It’s important for us to not lose sight of this fact, nor take it for granted! We can shape our very next moments just by giving some attention to what we want,...

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A Story of a Big Dream and a Single, Small Step

Let me tell you a little story. It’s the story of a consultant who had a scary idea. She wanted to publish a cookbook. She had no background in writing, publishing, cooking, blogging or anything related to that goal. In this tall tale, the consultant left her job to follow her dreams, as the...

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Spender OR Saver: What Spouses See VS. What They Do

“With couples, usually one is a spender and one is a saver.” I’ve heard this many times, and I’ve even said it myself. Money issues are one of the most common areas of stress between partners, and conflicting views over spending and saving is a major contributor. However, a recent study...

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How To Negotiate A Raise

I know it can be scary to walk into your boss’s office and ask for more money. That fear of rejection or not getting what you know you deserve can be intimidating. However, if you never ask, you might never receive more either. Women still earn on average $0.78 to a man’s $1.00. As...

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2017’s Wisdom

I always find this season valuable for reflecting on the year behind and envisioning the year ahead. To support my focus, I’ve been reviewing my experiences and what I learned in 2017, that it might support me in fully living 2018. The ideas I shared in in last year’s blogs aren’t necessarily...

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3 simple health hacks that changed my life

I am someone who cannot be coerced to exercise, eat healthy or get the right amount of sleep. I eat my daughter’s chocolates before she spots them, sleep late at night after a Netflix binge watch and stir myself at 5.30 am to do the school run with my daughter. Once she is off, I am tired...

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Challenge precedes Change

My granddad once said to me when I was younger, “When faced with a challenge, don’t ask, “Why me?” instead ask, “Why not me? What can I do better?” Hot blooded and young as I was, I still chose to whine as it was easier to focus on what’s not okay and play it huge in the mind! I still recall...

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How Women Navigate The Belief That “Money Means Security”

“Our beliefs are the invisible ingredients in all our activities.”~Wayne Dyer I have a few women business friends who gather monthly to discuss goals, struggles and achievements. We serve as each other’s cheerleaders, coaches, and/or accountability partners. Two of the women set goals a few...

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The Beauty of Limits

The following blog is by Carl Richards originally published in The New York Times’ Blog. How often do we hear ourselves saying we want more? More freedom, more money, more time. More seems as if it would always be great, until we get it. Then we’re faced with a new set of problems that comes...

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