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December 2012 Update

A Christmas Hamper of Goodies!

Christmas Gifts

Well, Christmas is not far off now and I hope you are making good progress with your preparations.

I don’t know about you, but I love giving presents! I am just about done with buying gifts for friends and family and it got me thinking that I would like to give you some gifts too as a thank you for being a loyal subscriber to the 5 Minute Career Coach.

So I had a look round and spoke to some friends and I have been able to assemble what I hope will be an exciting Christmas Hamper full of goodies for you to enjoy over the Christmas break. People have been very generous so this is quite a goody bag to offer! The majority are completely free with one or two low prices thrown in.

And the good news is that this is not just a lucky dip – they are ALL for you!

So dive on in and explore what’s on offer!

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Joanna Martin – Presentation Profits Blueprint

Joanna Martin
You may remember me promoting Joanna Martin’s Speaker Training earlier this year. Perhaps you were one of the people from my community who went along to her Presentation Secrets event. If you love the idea of making a living through speaking or you just want to really understand the difference between a ‘good talk’ and an ‘Effective Presentation’, then Joanna Martin is definitely the go-to person.
Joanna has kindly offered a free chapter of her book Presentation Profits Blueprint.

Just follow this link to get your free chapter and get inspired!

And if you’d like to get the whole book from Amazon just follow the links below.

Presentation Profits Blueprint from

Presentation Profits Blueprint from

By the way, I recently finished working through Joanna’s Lifestyle Business System – a 9 month programme which helps you make sure that your business doesn’t consume all your time and energy and that you have still got room for a life alongside it! Joanna will be running the programme again in the Spring and I will definitely be recommending it so watch this space!

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Build A Business Not Just A Website

You probably remember that I built both my websites using SBI or Site Build It

I mentioned it in the last edition of the 5 Minute Career Coach and I know it is a great way of building a website that works.

I got started a few years ago with their special Buy One Get One Free offer, which allowed me to build both my websites How To Change Careers and Career Plan Coaching and these websites now provide an important income stream in my business.

Special SiteSell Promotion Well SBI are running their BOGOF offer again this year, so if you are intrigued at the idea of creating a website around an interest or hobby that you are passionate about, this could be your chance to get started. OK, it is not completely free, but two for the price of one is always very tempting!
Just click here to find out more

Affiliate Marketing Masters Course

And if you are interested in finding out more abut how you can make a website work for you, then I can recommend a great ebook produced by SBI explaining all about Affiliate Marketing. The Affiliate Masters Course is an intensive 10-DAY course on becoming a high-earning affiliate champion. Sounds like a good Christmas read to me!

Get your copy here

“I don’t know of any report anywhere which does a better job of explaining how to succeed in affiliate marketing – and you don’t have to pay a cent for it.”
Allan Gardyne of

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A-Z Of Loving Work

A-Z Of Loving WorkMy friend Andrew Horder has donated a shortened version of his book The A-Z of Loving Work. It is designed to get you thinking about your approach to work. Are you doing work you love? How do you get to love what you do? How do you stop being a Busy Fool?
Click here for the FREE download which will give you a taster of the whole book which you can find on Amazon.

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Nick Williams – Inspired Entrepreneur

Nick Williams

Nick Williams is someone else I regularly recommend to my community! I am a member of his Inspired Entrepreneur Community and you may have listened to his talk on Resistance which is part of the free download when you sign up for the 5MCC.

There are three things on offer from Nick.

The Work We Were Born To Do

This is Nick’s first book and I wholeheartedly recommend it if you are struggling with your career change. I still find I return to my well thumbed copy on a regular basis!

If you are looking for a Christmas present for a friend, you can buy the book on Amazon.

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Get an online version for free

But if you don’t want to splash out on the book, Nick has converted the key learnings from this book into a 9 part text and video course which you can access online free of charge. This will be an easy read from your iPad or tablet computer over Christmas.

Click here to access it

The Business You Were Born To Create

Business You Were Born To Create

If you are thinking that you don’t just want to change career, but you’d love to run your own business – based on doing something you love, then this book is for you.

Of course you can buy it as a paperback from Amazon, but Nick has generously made it available as a download from his website.

Just click this link to get your copy for free and spend the Christmas break discovering the Business You Were Born To Create!

And if you like it so much that you want a copy of the book, just follow these links

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The Business You Were Born to Create on

50+ Inspirational Talks for just £1 / $1.60

I regularly go to the talks that Nick gives and to listen to the speakers he invites. I always come away with some great new ideas and insights. You can now access all 56 of these talks for just £1 (about $1.60) when you take out a trial month’s membership of the Inspired Entrepreneurs’ Club.

Listen to speakers like Robert Holden, Dr David Hamilton and Art Giser as well as a number of talks by Nick himself.

Just follow this link to find out how

The Redundancy Crusader’s Prescription

Elaine Hopkins – The Redundancy Crusader

Elaine is another wonderful contact I have made through the Inspired Entrepreneur’s Club. She has been through the mill of redundancy and has come out fighting! Elaine is on a mission to help anyone facing redundancy or lay-off to deal with the challenges it presents and come up smiling. Find out more about Elaine here.

Elaine has generously offered her ebook, The Redundancy Crusader’s Prescription as a gift to help anyone who may have recently lost their job or be afraid of losing it.

I sincerely hope this is not you, but if it is, please download the ebook now! And if you know someone who might need the support it offers, by all means pass it on.

Just click here to download your copy.

Redundancy Crusaders Prescription

Feeling Stressed?

Finally, I know Christmas is meant to be fun, but it can be very stressful too! So I have some gifts to help you with this particular challenge.

Leading The Boss In The Mirror

Leading The Boss In The Mirror

An is someone I have met through Joanna Martin’s Lifestyle Business System programme and she has kindly offered you access to an audio download of the first three chapters of her new book.

The book offers a range of smart and practical ways to reduce your stress levels and it delivers tools and techniques that An has tried and tested with clients. If stress is a way of life for you right now, it doesn’t have to be like that for you in the future.
Just click here to sign up for your free download

And if you like the sound of An’s book, here’s where you can get it on Amazon.

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Leading The Boss In The Mirror on

Tools for Talking

Riana Avis

Riana Avis specialises in helping people manage ‘difficult conversations’ and it is possible that you may find one of these cropping up over the Christmas period! So before you dive in and say something you regret, count to ten and read Riana’s tips. Just following her 3W+H formula can help ensure that the conversation has a positive outcome.
The formula works for difficult conversations at work too!

Managing your Difficult Conversation

Keep Calm And Carry On!

Finally, my friend Louise Cardon is a Tranquility Coach and she runs a Reiki and Holistic Therapy Practice not far from where I live. She recently ran a webinar (aimed primarily at women) called Keep Calm, It’s Christmas. This is just what you need to listen to if you are beginning to feel frazzled at the thought of all the things you have to do before 25th December!

You can find out more about Louise here

And when you are in need of some relaxation, just click this link to listen to the webinar

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And A Little Something From Me Too!

Well, I had to add something of my own to the hamper, didn’t I?

Remember 11¾ Ways To Kick Start Your Career Change? If you have been part of the 5 Minute Career Coach Community for some time, you may have received this when you signed up.

As that ebook was well received, I have produced a sequel called 10 More Ways To Kick Start Your Career Change. Probably something to read on 1st January to get you in the right frame of mind for 2013!

Click here to download your copy.

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Christmas Tree

I do hope this Christmas Hamper of goodies is a special pre-Christmas treat for you!

Wishing you all the very best for the festive season and for the New Year!


Cherry Douglas

Your Career Change Guide

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