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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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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No Regrets!

I seem to be in mismatching* mode these last few days – here’s another old saw I don’t agree with. I guess it depends what you understand by “regret”. I define it as wishing I hadn’t done something, or had done something differently. So it seems rather foolish not to regret some of the stuff…

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Do what you love and the money will come!

What a crock of ****! I love sitting around in beachfront bars, sipping a cold beer, occasionally glancing up from some esoteric tome to observe the passing totty. Regrettably, I can’t find a way to “monetize” that. I also love talking to people about their aims and objectives, and asking awkward questions they don’t want…

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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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Our greatest fear …

Quoted, I believe, in Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Marianne Williamson famously said: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who…

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How much time are you wasting?

Now, I’m not talking about the time you spend gawking at the goggle-box (though that really is a complete waste of time), and I’m not talking about the time you spend wading through spam e-mails.  I’m not even talking about the time you spend on the web using online networks (or whatever). The time I’m…

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Focus, Potential & Performance

I saw Marcus Alexander of Confidence Plus give a talk yesterday at the Surrey Business Club, and he used an interesting formula¹, that gels with my post last week about the importance of Focus. The formula goes: PERFORMANCE = POTENTIAL – INTERFERENCE So if we can reduce interference, performance should go up. Marcus was using…

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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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