Good decisions

This post is adapted from Chapter D of my new book “The Busy Fool’s A to Z of Loving Work” Decisions are much easier to make when you have clarity about what you are really trying to achieve. It’s often said, in the success literature, that wealthy people tend to make decisions quickly, and change…

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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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Are you a Protopreneur?

What is a protopreneur? We’ve all heard of entrepreneurs, haven’t we?  And most know what a ‘micropreneur’ is.  And a ‘solopreneur’ too.  Even ‘Mumpreneurs’ (and ‘Dadpreneurs’, according to Rachel Elnaugh).  But what’s a ‘protopreneur’?  It’s a made-up word, just like all the rest.  Well, apart from entrepreneur (which, according to Dubya, is something the French…

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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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Where’s your focus?

We’ve all heard it said so many times it’s almost corny, and it’s still true – you get what you focus on. Not magically – by a lot of effort. And that effort is directed by what you focus on. So if you’re focussing on getting a new car, you’ll spot opportunities to get it…

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Assumptions?

Great video from Reckless Tortuga What unfounded assumptions do you make, and how do they get in your way?

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A flash of the bleedin’ obvious!!!

For months now, I’ve been struggling with the concept of using Opportunity Matrix as a decision-making tool in corporates, beating myself up about how “they won’t like the ‘are we excited by this‘ attractivness bit”. It just felt too airy-fairy for the corporates.  All around my network, people have been throwing their hands up in…

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“I’d just do all of it!”

Focus and how to choose between opportunities is a big topic for me, and I’m always interested t learn how successful entrepreneurs handle it. I was at a fantastic event on Friday on the subject of Influence, with profits going to Peace One Day, started by the amazing Jeremy Gilley (check it out, a brilliant…

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What is Multiple Criteria Decision-Making?

This is a copy of an article originally posted on the Opportunity Matrix™ website in January Some decisions are very simple – for example: Shall I have a cup of tea, or a coffee? These are the decisions that don’t really have any long-term impact, and only affect the one making the decision. But in…

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