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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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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Are you ready for self-unemployment?

So, the big opportunity you’ve been waiting for is here – they’re talking about redundancies, nice big severance packages to give you some breathing space while you get your new consultancy business established.  You’re great at what you do, an expert in your field, and you’re fed up with working alongside high-paid consultants and contractors…

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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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Rest & Ponder

Dr Steven Covey wrote, in The Seven Habits Of Highly Successful People, about our ability to choose our response to any situation, to shift our paradigm and see the situation in a different light.  The example he gives is the guy on a train who is letting his kids run riot, and we react by…

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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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Decisions & Time

I don’t normally just link to other people’s blogs, but this one from Seth Godin is spot on: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2009/04/i-need-more-time.html

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