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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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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We get paid for our filters

There’s far more information out there than we could possibly cope with, so we use our filters to sort out the information we actually need. These filters come from our beliefs and values, our culture, our society, our personal experience, our learning … in fact pretty much every around us right now, and that we’ve been exposed to in our past. And it’s our filters that create our version of reality, how we see the world we’re interacting with.

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This downturn will be a blessing in disguise for some

As we hear about more and more big corporates shedding workers, I find myself wondering whether some – possibly most – of those who find themselves surplus to requirements will find redundancy is a fantastic opportunity masquerading as a catastrophe. It may be my jaundiced view of the corporate life, but in my experience the…

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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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Are you focusing on abundance?

After quite a heavy few weeks work-wise for both Daniela and I, we decided to take some time out from tidying up the garden & go for a walk in the country this afternoon. As we strolled along the edge of a field, enjoying the open space and the sunshine, we noticed that the long…

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For civilisation to make progress …

…. each generation has to do better than the last one” That’s a quote from a TED talk by Hector Ruiz (CEO of AMD), talking about the ’50×15′ initiative. It struck me as very true, particularly as Ruiz’s father related it not to “civilisation” as a whole, but to him as an individual – telling…

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Opportunity + Preparation = Success

Have you ever noticed how success just seems to happen to some people – you know, the lucky ones who seem to have everything go right for them? The type who opportunities actually seek out, like they have some kind of money magnet in their heads. The type who breeze up, wave their magic wand,…

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Action Quote #3

A while back I said I’d be sharing my favourite quotes on action with you, so here’s another one, from Thomas Jefferson this time: “I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” For me that reminds me that all the “lucky” people – the…

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Action Quote #2

On Friday I started a series of blogs on action quotes, in which I will share my favourite quotes that I use to get me moving when I find myself stuck or putting things off. Today’s is from British Prime Minister and statesman Benjamin Disreali: “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no…

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