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Elbow Grease

We tend to think that proper hard work, is exclusive to your actual ‘work’. We can be led to believe easily that the other elements of our lives, just shouldn’t be as hard as the day job! But it was only when I researched the definition of the word ‘work’, that I realised this word wasn’t created to be exclusive to our careers!
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The definition of work is – A physical or mental effort to achieve a result.
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So if you want to gain a result – a happy marriage, kids well rounded and grounded, close friendships that last a lifetime, a career you love, a business you adore and is your own, a healthy body, a sain mind, a close bond, a family that adores each other – WORK!
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Nothing worth having in life is easy and everything requires effort. Everything worth having – is work.
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One of the common threads with all the entrepreneurs I’ve had the honour to interview – is their sheer hard graft! They dug deep and never gave up. Their dedication, effort and elbow grease paid off. And I for one, am inspired to now realise that it’s okay that everything I care about is work. Being a partner, a mother, a friend, a leader and being kind to myself is sheer, and fucking unadulterated, bloody hard work!


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