Karen Strunks | Social Media & Business Success For Daring Entrepreneurs | Business Speaker | Social Media Trainer | Social Media School
Never underestimate the power of one

Never underestimate the power of one

Over the weekend I got thinking about what we expect to happen when we start something new and send it out into the world. I’m talking businesses, projects, services,  launches and building up a customer base. We have such high…

There are two types of rules

There are two types of rules

Yours. And everybody else’s. Are you a rule follower, or a rule breaker? Do you feel confined by other people’s rules, or nice and safe and secure (they know better, right?)? It may come as a surprise (but probably not!)…

Stop waiting for everything to be ready!

Stop waiting for everything to be ready!

You don’t have to wait until everything is lined up and perfect before you start creating a life of freedom and the life you want. Start creating and living as true to the life you want NOW and then…. this…

Increase your odds of success

Increase your odds of success

Don’t just do what is required. Got the extra step. Go the extra 100 steps. Or 10,000. However many it takes. You exhaust every opportunity and then you create NEW opportunities. You get rejected, but you keep on going. You…

FREE Training: Profit From Your Passions Webinar 13th November

FREE Training: Profit From Your Passions Webinar 13th November

Since I left the 9-5 grind seven or so years ago I’ve created a life and business around my passions and I’m passionate about helping daring entrepreneurs or soon-to-be entrepreneurs do the same. From photography, to all things social media,…

Aim for the stamp of UN-APPROVAL!

Aim for the stamp of UN-APPROVAL!

Aim for the stamp of UN-APPROVAL! Stop waiting for permission. Stop waiting for approval. Stop caring what the world will think. Stop keeping yourself in a cage of your own making. Stop holding back from saying what you think. Stop…

Why you should give up your crazy entrepreneurial dreams

Why you should give up your crazy entrepreneurial dreams

You are lazy. You expect instant results for minimum effort. You see the overnight success of top entrepreneurs and think that’s what will happen for you. Action: Go and ask those entrepreneurs how many YEARS they have put in before…

Shedding the debris of history

Shedding the debris of history

The other week an ex-boyfriend of OVER 20 YEARS got in touch with me on my birthday to wish me a happy birthday. An innocent enough thing you might think, but he’s married with a child or two (and my…

Stocking Up On Self-Belief

Stocking Up On Self-Belief

One of the causes of the biggest dents in our self-belief can actually come from OURSELVES! Check in on your inner dialogue. How are you speaking to yourself? Are you letting a negative running commentary run through your mind day…

2 reasons your business isn’t working

2 reasons your business isn’t working

1. You’ve filled it with people you don’t like Clients, partnerships, joint ventures, staff… I’m not saying that you’ve deliberately done that. Of course not. But how is your filter? Decide now WHO you want to spend your time with,…

Laptop Lifestyle Review!

Laptop Lifestyle Review!

First of all I want to say a BIG thank you for all your tweets, emails, messages whilst I was on the road living the laptop life! They really helped along the way and gave me lots of support and…

Never mind the economy, here’s your responsibility

Never mind the economy, here’s your responsibility

I’ve never talked about the economy before. I’ve never felt the need. Until now! Here’s my take on the economy, recessions and taking personal responsibility for our own personal economy. There will always be recessions. There will always be people…

Stop falling for these business lies!

Stop falling for these business lies!

There’s a lot of misconceptions around business. Business lies I call them. They hold us back and cost us time or money. Stop falling for these business lies! You need to have it all figured out in advance You need…

The day that changed my life

The day that changed my life

  This is the story of the day that changed my life. I’ve told it here and there along the way. Right now, I’m sitting in my Budapest apartment and my view from my ‘office’ (a table by the window)…

It’s not your fault *hugs*

It’s not your fault *hugs*

It’s not your fault that you are stuck in a job you hate, your life sucks and everything you try fails. It’s society’s fault It’s the economy’s fault It’s your boss’s fault It’s your girlfriend’s fault It’s your husband’s fault…

How To Be An Online Content Machine

How To Be An Online Content Machine

The problem with producing online content is we over-analyse. We over-think. We stall! So, let’s stop it. To become an online content machine – but a content machine that works with EASE, not hard-work, do the following; Don’t hold back….

The Secret To Getting What You Want

The Secret To Getting What You Want

The real secret? Is to NEVER STOP going for what you want. Develop tenacity. Decide you WILL see this through no matter what it takes. Decide that you will weather the tough times. Decide that you will not quit. Decide…

My guide to: Life & Work On YOUR TERMS

My guide to: Life & Work On YOUR TERMS

Leap before you are ready. Jump before you are pushed. START something when the idea and momentum is there. TRUST your instincts – don’t ignore them a MINUTE longer. If you aren’t use to tuning into your instincts, your gut…

What are you DOING?!

What are you DOING?!

What are you actually DOING? Those goals of yours, what are you actually DOING about them? Are you waiting for the promised land of Ready to appear? Well, that ain’t happening. Are you waiting for the signs of risk to…

It’s all a risk

It’s all a risk

I’m sitting on a rooftop balcony looking over a moon drenched Barcelona as I write this. I have a table and wifi and there’s a gentle, cooling breeze. I’m renting a small apartment here; a penthouse it’s described as. It’s…

You are the boss! Designing your ideal business

You are the boss! Designing your ideal business

If you are going to go build your own business, then you may as well build it exactly how you want it to be from Day One. A lot of people, and I was definitely one of them, who leave…

There is safety in numbers

There is safety in numbers

When you do what everyone else does, you feel safe. When you follow the crowd, there’s a certain reassurance – if everyone else is doing it, it must be the right thing for you too. Well, I’m here to tell…

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