How to Enjoy Cold Calls

Don’t you just love it when you get that phone call, completely out of the blue, with just the perfect solution to that knotty problem you’ve been struggling with?  You know, the call that’s going to take your business from where it is now, to a whole different league.  The solution that’s going to make…

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Busy Fool to Busy Cool

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People tell me that naming my business “The Busy Fool” is a mistake, because it’s a negative.  I disagree – I think being a Busy Fool is really cool.  If you do it well … No-one ever made a success of their life without getting a little bit busy – activity is essential to achieving…

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The Busy Fool’s A to Z of Loving Work

A to Z of Loving Work

It’s here!  The Busy Fool’s A to Z of Loving Work is now published! Order your copy here – click on the image – or read the first four chapters online FREE We all deserve to do what we love for a living – in a simple A-Z Format, this book will help you achieve…

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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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Take control of your time and your life

Loving Work: Fulfilment from taking control This came through on an e-mail from my friend Laith Hofayz, successful corporate trainer and MD of ImpactSkills Training: A very quick tip for you… I think this beautifully articulates what we know we should be doing, but don’t necessarily do.   By one of my favourite speakers /…

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Loving work: Are you a joy-stealer?

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Loving work: there’s someone for every task Some of us love spreadsheets and analysis.  Some folks love going out networking and talking to loads of people.  Some like working one-to-one with people in coaching, counselling or consulting.  Some love messing about with computers, keeping them running and defending them against hacking and virus attacks.  And…

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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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Loving Work: Working for pay, or getting paid to work?

Loving Work If you’re going to make a living doing what you love, you’re going to need to be paid.  Otherwise it’s just a hobby – maybe one you absolutely love, but a hobby nonetheless.  My friend and guide Nick Williams says there’s a difference between working for pay, and getting paid to work.  Working…

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What’s your higher purpose?

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Loving Your Work: Motivation Many people think that they will be happy in their job if they can just get paid a bit more.  In my experience, and from what clients and colleagues tell me, that’s rarely the case.  The whole point of my mission to help you to do what you love for a…

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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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