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 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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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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Wealth Dynamics: When is a shortcut not a shortcut?

When talking about Wealth Dynamics, Roger Hamilton points out that successful people follow radically different paths to wealth.  Bill Gates and Warren Buffett – for years the #1 and #2 richest men in the world – have completely different ways of being successful. Gates had all his eggs in one basket, relying on innovating within…

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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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“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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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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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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