Everyone on the same page knowing where the business is going, how they fit in, and exactly what needs to be done with clear communication channels and clear data is a very powerful position to be in. These foundation will unlock the growth potential of your business, whereas sloppy foundations will hinder it…maybe even break itRead More
I am all about people and behaviour, but rest assured I have the logical mind and experience in implementing systems, new ways of working, changes etc. whilst still keeping the people focus, to back up my approach.
After all what is the use in a vision no one else in your business is working towards, processes no one follows, or a new system that no one uses...Read More
Business owners BEWARE, spreading your time too thinly is like sharing a bottle of champagne around a room full of people, it leaves everyone feeling shortchanged, unfulfilled and wanting more whilst completely diluting the value...Read More
What do you do to manage your clients, audience, customers, even family and friends to sift through the advice, feedback and opinions to work out which ones to take?
Do you find it hard to please everyone and feel sometimes like you end up pleasing no-one?!Read More
Think of you as 100% and then chose where you give those % away to, only give them to value add areas and safeguard that % with your life as in the end your time is far more valuable than money and its non refundable...Read More
Learn from your mistakes and there is no such thing as failure, wallow in mistakes and learn nothing and it turns into Einstein's definition of madness.. 'doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results'...Read More
In order to push through that barrier from solopreneur to entrepreneur, you need to find a way to re-balance your time from running the business back on to growing the business again.Read More
Adding a trigger to your routine is like a pre match warm up, it isn't something you need motivation to do, it is just something simple that will become the start of your routine.
For me my work day starts when I open my office door, and finishes when I close the door. Opening the door is so simple, no motivation needed there! But it becomes symbolic and provides my brain with a message to say I am in work mode, or that I am out of work mode.Read More
So you know your goal, you know why, but now you need to get over your biggest hurdle...
Identify your behaviour and be honest and open about the behaviours that normally stifle your motivation.Read More
To get motivated you first need something to get motivated towards and we want you to set goals with these two principles in mind...
Firstly, make sure it is a specific goal, and you will know once you get there and what benefits it will bring you - think SMART ( Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time bound)
Secondly, The Goldilocks rule, If you set your goal unrealistically high then you can demotivate and discourage yourself through intimidation and lack of progress; set the goal too low and you will get bored.Read More
As a business owner can you confidently describe your target market, their behaviours, habits, strengths, weaknesses and fears and how you can then help them specifically?
Imagine if you could... how powerful would that be? How much time would that save?Read More
True resilience is the key to creating consistency, and safeguarding yourself from the stress of the rollercoaster that is self employment. And we mean REAL resilience, not a good poker face!Read More
“Why does no-one care about my business like I do!?”
The very first thing to acknowledge, is that that statement is 100% correct! And the sooner you recognise that, the easier it is to realign and understand what you can expect from other people.
Put it this way, there will be many many businesses that you admire, and are a trusty supporter and follower of yourself... but you don't care about that business as much as your own, right? It wasn't founded on your blood, sweat, tears, ideas and hard earned cash?!
“I do it myself because it's easier”.
7 words that can single handedly stop you as a business owner from growing!Read More
Did you know, only 3% of adults write their goals down on paper, yet 14% of people have a goal in mind.
Writing your goals down makes it 80% more likely you will achieve them. Imagine if 100% of business owners wrote their goals down....
I want to share with you my phenomenon of 'Insta goals'....
By Insta goals I mean the goals you feel you SHOULD have in order to live up to the expectations set by social media and projections from the media.
Everyone's life looks perfect on Instagram so it creates a culture of wanting to emulate that life and the feeling that if our lives aren't that perfect, then we are failing.
Musings of a sore loser...
Connect 4 represents life as a business owner - spend too much time focusing on what the competition is doing, you miss opportunities and lose sight of the strategy you started with, falling into reactive mode.Read More