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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Change, Complexity, Competition

Business Strategy Coaching I think it was Peter Drucker who said that the major challenges facing businesses today are accelerating change, increasing complexity and ever multiplying competition.  For me, those are all reasons to focus: Focus on one area so you can see the changes in your niche before others do, and create an offering…

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Shortcut or direct route?

Life Purpose Like many of us, I’ve spent a fair chunk of the last few years looking for that elusive short-cut to wealth & success. In a conversation last week with one of my more enlightened clients, Malcolm Tullett, it came to me in a flash: if you’re taking a short-cut, by definition you’re off…

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“Action always starts with calculation”

These days we are constantly harangued with the need to take action, not to just sit around wishing for good things to come to our business, LoA-style.  But what about the need to plan, to analyse the opportunity, to truly understand how to get the most out of our best opportunities? I’m just reviewing a…

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FOCUS – Follow One Course Until Successful

Great acronym, eh? Or maybe it’s a recipe for disaster – certainly that’s what a lot of experienced business consultants tell me as I go around speaking on Focus. They remind me that Einstein said that it’s the definition of insanity to carry on doing the same thing, and expect a different result. And of…

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The power of the demo

Peter Thompson’s wonderful “TGI Mondays” blog this morning really got me thinking – have a read / listen & see what you think.  It’s all about the power of actually demonstrating your offer. What it got me thinking was: how can I demonstrate what I do without actually doing it?  It’s a challenge many of…

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Square One – another great insight from Seth

Seth Godin has hit the nail on the head again – I do love his blog.   On this post today (http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2009/09/square-one-is-underrated.html) Seth points out that going back to square one may not be as bad as we think. From a Busy Fool perspective, when

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Why you should stick to what you enjoy …

Enjoyment-Performance Theory is derived from behavioural theory. Essentially it says that we perform better at tasks that we enjoy. And we enjoy tasks we can perform well – that’s why we can perform them well, otherwise we would never have done them enough to become practised at them. And because we enjoy them, and we…

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