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Heather Bond
Works at Taking Your Business Online
Attends Open University
Lives in Near Durham, County Durham, UK
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What's new with me?
I have a new home and have shut down my lovely office.
I am still staying with my mum and will move to my new home when the time is right.

I have learned so much this year about myself, about staying resilient and about life.

I am hoping to begin posting again and sharing some of my insights, and I make no promises as circumstances dictate somewhat at the moment.

For now I have use of a 360 camera courtesy of +martin shervington and am hoping to be posting some example videos soon ( don't expect professional please :) )

And here's a photo from the location of my new home. It's lovely!
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So it is 17 weeks since I posted here.
My father took ill and the level of care he needed vastly increased.
He passed away on 21st May .
I have to say that these past months have been challenging and a learning and a gift to have spent that time with him.

I will soon be back to posting daily here.

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WE don't have auto-heat at Summer Home. We could survive on a Wood Stove, but it needs to have lots of wood, and we aren't there continuously. So once the temp goes below freezing for more than overnight, we need to drain lines. Highest risk is the toilet bowl / tank. Copper and PEX is even more forgiving. Pumps and basement inlet can sometimes survive a month of winter before freezing. But then, you forget one Lava Lamp plugged in , sitting on a TV, and it freezes, melts and floods the TV/floor etc. All cleaners, and fluids, checked and emptied, or brought to the city home. Some iffy stuff, put in a shallow pan in basement. Javex won't freeze (hard) so just being sure it isn't in the hall closet if it springs a leak, Also, all S or P traps have to be empty, all shut off valves drained back, pump fuse removed, lines off, drained. It takes a full day to drain back, but it takes a weekend to check all things propertly.
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Thank you +martin shervington for sharing. I'm adding it to my watch later list. Looks powerful.
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A New Blog Post!
I wrote a blog the other day. The first for a long time. One of many to come I hope.

I notice that I (and my family) have a habit of defeating ourselves on great opportunities and ideas before we even start.
The scenario goes something like this...
I have this great opportunity/thing I want to do and I am really excited...
Ah but wait...
What if that goes wrong?
I need to do this and in this climate that won't be easy...
And if I ask X to help they'll just say no....
And it that thing didn't work last time...
Ah forget it. It's a shame. It's just not going to happen for me.

Does that sound familiar?

I have been practising noticing when I go in to this pattern for the last month now and my mind is slowly shifting to all the amazing things I have done and can do.

My blog takes it a little further... #selfdefeat #selfsabotage #success
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Is your site optimised for mobile?
I'm working on one of my sites this weekend. I know how to celebrate the holidays! :)
Thank you +Mike Elgan
Here comes 'Desktopgeddon'

(Read my column: )

You don't hear much about the so-called "Mobilegeddon" anymore.

On April 21, Google changed its search engine to prefer sites deemed "mobile-friendly." In the aftermath, non-mobile-friendly sites suffered a 12% drop in traffic.

The whole event led some to conclude that, on the whole, the desktop Web is better than the mobile Web because so many sites had failed to optimize for mobile.

While the public believes the desktop Internet is better, in reality the opposite is now true -- and it's getting truer all the time. Here's why the desktop Web is falling way behind the mobile Web.

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I'll be checking this out over the holidays and brushing up on my Plus skills. 
Merry Christmas and thank you +martin shervington 
Want to learn 30 ‘things’ you should be considering now, re: Google Collections? Well, I’ve been experimenting since their launch in May and with the new Google+ re-design I think you will want to refocus your attention. What you will learn? How to best format your posts to get engagement now (and it is not what I thought at all!) How to prepare for a potentially very exciting future (I will explain) How to keep engagement up, without worrying yo...
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I really like this. It resonates with taking charge of you not just how you use your time. Stay committed by doing what works for you, committing to tasks and times that you know help you get results. Make time to read it! :)
Make Time Management Work! 
A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside make time.
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After so long away I'm scheduling a refresher day.
Thank you +Denis Labelle for making this easy.
How-To +Google+
NEW Google+ Create ->
1. Google+ > I
2. Get started with G+ Collections:
3. Get started with G+ Communities:
4. G+ Help Community >
5. Google+ Collections - Community:
6. Google+ Collections - Support Center:
7. G+ updates on all platforms >
8. YouTube >
9. Branding Guidelines >
10. Google+ For Work >
11. Google+ Growth: 2.7 BILLION accounts >
12. Policies for Google+, Hangouts & Photos >

Google+ Collections (How To)
13. How to create a Collection: 
14. How to customize your Collection:
15. How to create a post in a Collection:
16. How to reshare a post to a Collection:
17. How to move an existing post to a Collection:
18. How to Pin a Post to a Collection:
19. How to Share a Collection:
20. How to see who is Following your Collection:
21. How to Follow/Unfollow a Collection:
22. Why should I have more than 1 post in a Collection?:
23. Why I should have a good cover photo?:
24. Why should my Collection posts have a catchy intro?:
25. Tips for Creating a Featurable Collection:
26. Moving vs Resharing a Post:
27. Credit the content you share:
28. How to add YouTube videos to Collections:
29. Lightning Fast Keyboard Shortcuts:
30. How to create a Collection (Android):
31. How to Create a Poll (Android) >
32. How to create a Collection (iOS):
33. Create a poll through a Quick Action (i)S) >
34. How to share your Collection to Facebook/Twitter >
35. A Masterclass in Google Collections >

6 Months of Google+ Updates ->

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Thanks for the reshare +Heather Bond 
Have a great week.
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Happy Friday!
I think Mr Blue has that Friday Feeling!
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Aww! looks like my chula almost..😊
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Hmmm!! I didn't realise it has been so long since I posted!
I had to move offices (new office pic below) and attend appointments and write proposals!
And now I have a moment to breather and connect and pop by to say 'Hello! How are you doing?'
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I think it's the time of year, Heather, we get a slump after Christmas, cold outside, less activities to distract you away from the house, so you resolve to clean up. Every year. 4 more years of this, I should have it finished #LOL  Seriously piled up though. Old receipts 20-30 years old, kids toys, even MINE, my kids' and my grandson's, all still showing up in my workshop, which became a storage place. 
Some sacrifices have to be made, NO CASSETTES, VHS, DVD/CD Cases, and no outdated computer books! (Over a few hundred pounds of those $45-$78 each books) so, I got some space, and bagged about 5 bags (Max every two weeks) and already have four ready for two weeks from now, on the next collection. Have to save a bag for my kitchen waste before garbage day.
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Happy new year! May 2016 be the best year of your life! 
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Thanks +Heather Bond: same to you!  May we have a few more rays of sunshine this year ☀️ 
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I hope you and your family are having an amazing holiday.
This time of year is often a time to reflect and plan what we want for our lives in the coming year. I know I do!
So here is my holiday gift to you.
Three, 40 minute live workshops to help you make 2016 "The Best Year of Your Life."
They are coming this week so check out the details now by clicking the link here...
#bestyearofyourlife #2016 #newyear
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Thank you. That's really good of you. Canada has been on my Radar to visit next year. I will definitely consider it. First thing is to make sure that my parents are sorted. Once I get myself a home of my own I would love to return the invitation.

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Discoverer of purpose, coach and consultant helping you finding your why, your calling, the work you love and building the life you want.
My mission is to help you embrace the digital revolution by making it work for you rather than you be driven by it. I help you embrace a mind-set and strategy for success online. I founded Excellence Addicts ( with my business partner in 2006 as we had a shared vision of empowering people to be free, to live their best lives, authentically and with joy and passion. I folded that company finally in January 2012 ( 2years after his death) and embraced my own vision with Taking Your Business Online ( My chosen box of magic tricks consist of Digital media and internet marketing, my 20+ years IT and Leadership skills, training and teaching, writing,  business strategy, NLP, Time Line Therapy(tm), Hypnosis , coaching and the university of life:) I believe in people. I believe in the magic in people. I believe we all have within us the potential to be and do something live our best life with passion, joy and love, irrespective of the outward appearances and circumstances. My passion is working with the humanness that is within us all. The stuff that stops us in our frailty of human conditioning. To remove the barriers we impose upon ourselves and to reveal the true spirit, the true vulnerability of the individual that ultimately results in personal power and strength - and authenticity in your engagement with the world.. I want to help you embrace life, the very essence of your reality. And to teach you to shape and form it to your dream, your vision, so that you achieve a freedom of being. Of being who you are, standing in your truth, expressing the essence of you as a person so that you attract the people who are perfect to help you fulfil your dream, your mission, your purpose, your leadership. This has never been easier than in the current digital revolution. I work with who you really are to help you shine to the world. Irrespective of where you are in your life, I truly believe you can create and live the life you have longed for...if you want it enough, are willing to make the changes, let go of your story, face the challenges and commit to achieving your dream. Certified International Trainer of NLP, NLP Coaching, Time Line Therapy® Techniques, Hypnosis. E-learning modules and mobile training modules available.
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I'm not very good at this and getting better...I'm persistent. I rarely give up. I ran a half marathon many years ago, and last year after 4 weeks training ran a 10K after 20 yrs of no running. I did a masters because it was faster than a degree (while working full time as an IT consultant and just after my son was born - pure madness). I can learn just about anything, turn it into the language of a 6 year old and teach it. I'm an amazing leader when I allow myself to be. I love technology - something it's taken me a life time of working with it to admit!. I love business, learning, practising and teaching! I'm Mastering Marketing Mastery! I am passionate about passing on what I know and helping others - why else did I learn it? And I'm a people person. I have survived a divorce and then losing everything - my partner died, my company folded, I came back to the UK with a suitcase and lived in 1 room with my laptop for a year (not so long ago). I'm a single parent and proud dog owner. And at last I'm on purpose and love who I am more than any other time in my life.
  • Open University
    Professional Diploma in Management (MBA), present
  • Open University
    Post Graduate Diploma in Computing for Commerce and Industry, present
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Coach, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Trainer and Master Marketer - On-line Business, Technology and NLP
  • Taking Your Business Online
    Professional Services and Training Manager, present
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Near Durham, County Durham, UK
Rochester Kent - Newcastle upon Tyne - Leeds - Gloucester - London - Johannesburg - Dar es Salaam - London