How’s your motivation?

Essentially, there are two forms of motivation: Motivation AWAY FROM some undesired outcome (eg “I don’t want to be broke”) Motivation TOWARDS some desired outcome (eg “I am heading for financial freedom”) AWAY FROM motivation has a problem: it is most effective when you are close to the thing you want to avoid, and as…

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The three I’s of a good idea

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Anyone who has known me for more than a couple of years will know how keen I used to be on left-brain analysis of, well, pretty much everything.  Certainly of ideas and business opportunities, I’d want to analyse them to the nth degree, to cover all the bases, to understand every possible downside.  And more…

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Walking the walk

Business strategy coaching: do what it says on your tin In business, particularly if you’re the principal of the business, it’s essential that your clients and prospects see that you do what you preach.  It’s all too tempting to fall back on the old “cobblers shoes” argument – you know, the one that says the…

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Focus Video

Business Strategy Coaching for New Entrepreneurs: Here’s a 10 minute video of my “4Sight” talk on Focus at Liverpool Street 4N Breakfast Networking (www.4networking.biz) To download the handout I mention, go here: bit.ly/omdemo

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What’s wrong with being a Jack-of-All-Trades?

Focus Coaching: How tight should your niche be? The phrase “Jack of All Trades and Master of None” is frequently used in a pejorative sense, implying that being a “Jack” at something isn’t enough.  In the old craft guilds, a ‘Jack’ was the term used to describe a journeyman, someone who had completed their apprenticeship,…

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Business Strategy Coaching: Proud of 2010, proud for 2011?

Business Strategy Coaching DIY template _For a while now I’ve been using my “PROUD” daily review template.  It’s inspired by Heather Small’s hit “What have you done today to make you feel proud?”, and I find it a great way to end the day (see my post about it here: TheBusyFool.com/what-have-you-done-today-to-make-you-feel-proud/.  And as I sat…

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Strategy coaching video: F.O.C.U.S.

Business Strategy Coaching: FOCUS Or, Follow One Course Until Successful. More to follow soon 🙂

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Decisions as a factor in business strategy coaching

Decisions are core to business strategy coaching And they’re much easier to make when you have clarity about what you’re really trying to acheve.  And in the context of making a living doing what you love, knowing exactly what that is, and having a simple method to quickly decide which of your options is most…

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Why Focus is important (video)

Business Strategy Coaching You may have read my post on the importance of Focus – well here’s a video version 🙂

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Why I created Opportunity Matrix

People often ask what was behind the creation of Opportunity Matrix – this video helps explain why:

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