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Who’s in Your Success Team?

Who’s in Your Success Team?

Who’s in your ‘Success Team’?

Many years ago, Henry Ford, (no relation, but right now I’ll take it), founder of Ford Motors, was involved in a libel trial with a Chicago Newspaper that a… Continue Reading »

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Why You Need to Learn or Become Yesterday's News

Why You Need to Learn or Become Yesterday's News

"You might be on the right road...but stand still long enough and you'll get run over."

Never a truer word said.

Do you remember leaving school or university and thinking that ex… Continue Reading »

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Know when to take a step back...

Know when to take a step back...

Know when to take a step back...

As a small business owner, it’s easy to fall into the habit of trying to do everything yourself. As your business starts to grow, however, it’s important… Continue Reading »

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4 Tips for a Successful 2018

4 Tips for a Successful 2018

What are your goals for the year ahead? Maybe you want to develop a new product and grow your business? Or perhaps you want to improve efficiency and save money? Whatever your business resolutio… Continue Reading »

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If you Google me, I’m Quite a Big Deal

If you Google me, I’m Quite a Big Deal

"If you Google me, I’m Quite a Big Deal"


Can only be said by someone who genuinely thinks they are a big deal. This is the same week that online, someone locally was called, “The best coach i… Continue Reading »

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The 8 Questions That'll Attract The Right Customers

The 8 Questions That'll Attract The Right Customers

"Coaches, coaches everywhere telling me what to do and how to run my business."

Really? If that's the case then, they are instructors and not coaches. Managers and not coaches.

C… Continue Reading »

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Why should small business owners change themselves before they change their business?

Why should small business owners change themselves before they change their business?

We generally change our businesses for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation. And because of those two choices, we then either change ourselves, or we don't. The problem with not changi… Continue Reading »

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What is a Mastermind Group?

What is a Mastermind Group?

You don’t have to do it alone. Running or managing a business can be a lonely place. So, whatever you want to achieve, whether in developing your own business or progressing your career, you wil… Continue Reading »

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8 Reasons To Take Time Off

8  Reasons To Take Time Off

Here we are, racing toward the end of the first  month of the year and Christmas seems like an age away. For me it’s been a month of self discovery, rebuilding and putting one foot in front of t… Continue Reading »

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The Business of Being an Entrepreneur

The Business of Being an Entrepreneur

Now before we go any further, I just want to say congratulations. Seriously.

Not on reading this, but because..well actually yes, you are reading this and that's good as well.

But mainly because… Continue Reading »

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Practice Makes Perfect in 2017

Practice Makes Perfect in 2017

Just what does it take to be the best? What is the hidden logic of success that shapes the careers of world-beaters like David Beckham and Serena Williams, and creative successes like Mozart and… Continue Reading »

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5 People’s Rag’s to Riches Stories, You Might Not Have Heard Of

5 People’s Rag’s to Riches Stories, You Might Not Have Heard Of

Last week I was given some feedback that suggested one or two of my posts were on the slightly negative side. I’d like to think they were on the realistic, my head isn’t in the clouds kind of po… Continue Reading »

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Why Do You Do What you Do? Really? Why…?

Why Do You Do What you Do? Really? Why…?

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”
Malcolm X

Yesterday I had a conversation with someone I hadn’t had a chat with for ages. In a throw away comment they said that … Continue Reading »

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What Can Go Wrong With Your Successful Business

What Can Go Wrong With Your Successful Business

It’s often said that more than half of new businesses fail during the first year. According to some statistics, and quite frankly I’d like to be on the positive side of things, this isn’t necess… Continue Reading »

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How To Solve Business Problems Positively

How To Solve Business Problems Positively

How bloody frustrating?

Someone asked me what were the best questions you should ask to make your business better quickly? Now it’s one of those where you can give people a generic answer and… Continue Reading »

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Running a School is Like a Business – The Art of a Brilliant Business

Running a School is Like a Business – The Art of a Brilliant Business

So as I continue to look at business in a very different way, my thoughts cross to what being in a small business is actually like. Those that run them, or have run them, ‘get it’. Those that wo… Continue Reading »

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Why Speakers Should Inspire and Not Sell

Why Speakers Should Inspire and Not Sell

Today I was hugely fortunate to be asked to talk to 100 business owners at a local breakfast meeting. It’s also a daunting task and perhaps a thankless one, when it’s so early in the morning. Th… Continue Reading »

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Are You and Your Business as Dumb as an Elephant?

Are You and Your Business as Dumb as an Elephant?

The picture below shows you how in general we live life and run a business. It’s linked to a part of the brain called the reptilian brain whose entire purpose is to keep you safe.
 

As an ex… Continue Reading »

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