Don’t “What-If” Yourself Out of Success!

If you are the kind of person who has goals, ambitions, dreams and big ideas for your life, then you know that taking risks is an essential component of success. Lou Buscaglia (aka Dr Love) said: “The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and…

Continue Reading →→

WTFexit?? Is Brexit really the end?

Over the last few weeks, I have been really quite surprised at the amount of time being spent by quite decent business people (myself included, if I’m honest!) arguing the toss about whether or not leaving the EU will be terrible for the UK economy. While I acknowledge that there are a lot of businesses…

Continue Reading →→

Making the new VAT rules work for me

I’m a great believer in turning adversity into opportunity.  And the combination of the EU, HMRC and a massively complacent UK Business Secretary (yes, Vince Cable, that’s you I’m talking about) has certainly injected a bit of adversity into doing business online for UK businesses! In case you haven’t been out of your cave for…

Continue Reading →→

The Superhero Complex: The Work Life Balance Doesn’t Exist!

Ten years ago, a book came out called “I Don’t Know How She Does It”.  It was written by Allison Pearson and it spoke to so many who were trying to do it all. I don’t know about you but my only question at the time was “why does she want to?” This was me…

Continue Reading →→

Your Right to Respect at Work

People at work image

We all have a right to be respected at work, right? Well no, actually. In all areas of life, respect has to be earned. And at work you earn the right to respect, by taking responsibility for doing the work as well as it can possibly be done. As well as it can be done…

Continue Reading →→

Do we really get what we focus on?

We’ve all heard it said so many times it’s almost corny, and yet it’s true – you really do get what you focus on. Not magically, not just because you thought about it – it still requires a lot of effort. And that effort is directed by what you focus on. So if you’re focusing…

Continue Reading →→

What if it’s not all about the money?

In my experience, there are two types of owner-managers: the business-builders, and those who want to change the world. The typical business-builder is like Warren Buffet – money is the way they keep score, and they get their enjoyment in their business simply from ‘doing the numbers’, beating the competition, becoming an important player in…

Continue Reading →→

Keeping it simple might be stupid!

Complexity-Ease line

There’s a careful balance to be maintained between over-complicating our businesses and trying to short-cut the necessary steps for success. Finding quicker or more effective ways to do things can be the very reason why a business thrives and out-performs its competitors; or it can be its downfall, if quicker and easier means taking shortcuts…

Continue Reading →→

Yoda, you have a lot to answer for!

Yoda - there is no try

“Do or do not, there is no try!” (that quote somehow doesn’t come across so well without the wizened Jedi master’s throaty wheeze, click here for the audio version) That quote is much beloved of performance coaches the world over.  And in theory, it’s absolutely right – if you don’t believe you can do something,…

Continue Reading →→

Money follows joy – joy doesn’t follow money

Take a moment, if you will, to think about the successful entrepreneurs you know (or know about). What drove them to start their business – was it the lure of enormous wealth? Or was it an idea, something they were passionate about, something that, when they made it work, when they created it, when they…

Continue Reading →→

Page 1 of 19