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The Savvy Child Within You - Become successful in your life and business using the forgotten childhood wisdom. Why is that when we enter the world of business we lose the inner wisdom of the child within us. The laughter, curiosity, honesty and the willingness to play together. Learn how to find that child and continue always to seek its wisdom and truth so that you can bring the inner child qualities into your personal life and business world.

Into Me I See
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A new poetry book composed by Mel Clifford & Emily Elzbeth.
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Changing the Way I Am
Second book of poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors. Poems written from four generations of family poets. Kindle eBook on Amazon ONLY

The Adventures of Doc Higgins – The True Story of King Henry VIII
The second book in the series of The Adventures of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention, 'the Higulator'. Have the Craic when Doc meets King Henry VIII with the Manager and sets up the plan for getting his new wife.

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The Adventures of Doc Higgins
The tale of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention. How does the famous Doc plan to bring Alistair back from 1965 to his Nora?

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Poetry Just for You
Selection of Poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors.

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March 2024


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Networks, are you building yours?

I thought I would share with you an extract from Harvey Mackay book entitled ‘DIG YOUR WELL BEFORE YOU’RE THIRSTY- THE ONLY NETWORKING BOOK YOU’LL EVER NEED.  This book contains many great chapters and important take ways to support you in building your network.  It’s never too late to start.


The New York Times ran a series of front page articles on the devastating effects of downsizing on American workers.

Since 1979, more than 43 million jobs have been lost in America (given that this book was first published in 1997, with confidences I would say this figure has increased dramatically). Though a greater number than that have been added, many are at lower pay.  Among those who have been laid off and have found new jobs, two- thirds are earning less.

When I finished reading the articles I came to the conclusions:

1.Talent alone will not save you in today’s economy.

2.The traditional advice – more training and education – will not save you.

3.The government will not save you.

4.No matter how self reliant, dedicated, loyal, competent, well educated and well trained you are, you need more than you to save yourself.

5.You need a network.  You need your network.  Every day.  A network will help you deal with some of life’s minor annoyances as well as you most challenging problems. Your network can provide role models, advise you, comfort you, provide you with financial assistance, intellectual and social resources, entertainment, and a ride to work in the morning.

Without it, you’ll have a hard time finding a client, making a sale, seeking a job, hiring the right employee. To say nothing of the personal stuff, like locating a competent doctor, buying a house, or deciding on a nursery school for your kids.

If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all the truly successful people I’ve met over a lifetime, I’d say it is the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts.

6.I would share what I had learned from a lifetime of networking.

No matter how smart you are, no matter how talented, you can’t do it alone.
Are you building your network?
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1 comment to Networks, are you building yours?

  • Thank you Mel for the very appropriate, and timely reminder. You, and you new best friend Harvey, certainly can get a significant point across in few important words.

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