Category: Being In Business

We think he stood on a box

One of the positive things to have happened through lockdown one, in March last year – in fact a whole year ago, is having Rodney with us full time. If you’ve been living under a rock you might not know about Rodney, my daft, fifteen-year-old Jack Russell cross Whippet (we think the Jack stood on […]

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Same but different….

Why things are different in Lockdown 3 Much as I’m sure you have too, the TBC team has had to “pivot” (ugh) and adapt how we work and behave as a business through 2020. We’ve had to balance a new way of working and living to take us into 2021. These are my observations on […]

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What is impostor syndrome and how do I overcome it?

Martina Navratilova was once asked, “How do you maintain your focus, physique and sharp game even at the age of 43?” You may not know who Martina is, but she’s considered a GOAT (greatest of all time) candidate in the tennis world. Her response? “The ball doesn’t know how old I am” What she meant […]

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How Champions are made

As you know, I’ve retaken to the gym after deciding I’ve put on a few more pounds over winter than I’d like. So I got myself a training plan after spending time with a coach – just to make sure I would be getting the best from every workout, not spending time on things that […]

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How do I retain existing customers?

You might know that I’m a big fan of spending time with Kay, my wife. We make a concerted effort every week to have, what we call, date night. Sometimes, it’s date hours, but that’s not the point.  We consciously make an effort to plan it, schedule it and implement it. It’s really important to […]

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We can choose a better way to behave

One of the things about having a bad back is that it’s always there.  You’re always aware that one false move and you kick off a spasm that sees you walking like you’ve forgotten how to use your hips properly. You take on this half shuffle, half limp lopsided gait.  And it hurts. It doesn’t […]

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Helicopters, heights and conquering fears

There are few things in life that I’m scared of, in a phobia sort of way. I understand you can’t “sort of” have a phobia but you get the drift.   I don’t like slug type things, but I’ll squish them if needed. I’m not a fan of ladders but that’s more related to a […]

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How do I increase my client base?

Why do we attend networking events? To make contacts and create opportunities to do business, normally, and sometimes to just get out ourselves out there and away from the office. Typically, we go to the event, chat to people, exchange business cards and (maybe) get in touch with them after the event. The thing is, […]

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How do I take a step back from my business?

When you start a business, there’s a lot of pressure to do well. In fact, you want things to go well so badly that you can turn into a control freak, especially when you’re dealing with freelancers, who may work and organise themselves in a completely different way to you. As a business owner, you’ll […]

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