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A No Bull Business Plan Provides Clarity, Confidence and Focus

Share this post!It’s strange how we’ve all heard, about the 5 P’s – Prior Planning Prevents (Piss) Poor Performance. Great in theory… rarely practiced. If it’s so good for us why aren’t we doing it more? Learned helplessness – that’s my answer. I’ve seen so much time being invested in business plans by big business […]

Want More Out of Your Efforts? Me Too

Share this post!Move from meh to magic – Fast as… How was your report card? Mine – Meh… Some great stuff, some setbacks, the usual. Am I in a better position than 12 months back – Yes – but not where I want to be… Sound Familiar? I’m not getting any younger and I’m guessing […]

How will You Remember 2017?

Share this post!How we remember things does more for our future than we’d care to admit. So how was your year? What’s your first impression? Great, crap, challenging or learning? To be honest, mine was off of the above. So what big issues stand out for you in 2017? On the grand scale, 2017 has […]

A Living Business Plan…

Share this post!Confessions of a Former Budget Accountant This tale goes further than Benjamin Franklin’s “If you fail to plan you’re planning to fail.” Can Budgeting Take Up a Whole Job? It was in 1987, my birthday and I was heading out for an interview. It was with Wellcome Pharmaceuticals. The interview went well, and […]

5 Steps to Get Past “I Don’t Know What to Do”

Share this post!Here’s a paradox for business owners: we are all busy in our businesses, yet we spend too much time staring at a blank screen or procrastinating about following up after that networking opportunity. What’s worse, it is time we just don’t have to spare. We lose so much time because we’re unsure of […]

The Price of Free Stuff

Share this post!We all love something for nothing. Scrolling through my feed recently, I found a post “I’ve unsubscribed from over 200 lists this morning.” What a relief, it was like decluttering the house. Have You Been Researching, Collecting or Hoarding It’s so easy to check stuff now, although nobody’s really sure if you can […]

How Can You Tell an Industry is Ready for Disruption?

Share this post!Personally, I think the term Disruption is overused, so let’s explore how we can use the warning signs in business, our team and even in the industry as an opportunity to stand out as leaders of substance and purpose. The challenge should ever be to disrupt but to offer a better solution. Innovation […]

Sprint to Christmas, Let’s Kick those Goals for 2017

Share this post!You know that feeling when you can’t get on with anything useful. You find yourself getting to the end of days on end with that gut-wrenching, “what did I accomplish today, helplessness.” Putting off things you know you should do will create that. Even when they’re not staring you in the face, there’s […]

Why am I Attracting the Wrong Clients?

Share this post!Have you noticed, the people that come to you aren’t quite right? They don’t have the money, or after a discussion, it’s just not the right time? Some Small Business Statistics It might shock you to know that 29.7% of small business turnover less than $50,000 annually. Now that might not be you […]