Category: Goals and Planning

Trust Yourself

I spent some time recently with a young person who’s been offered a second opportunity to apply for a medical apprenticeship. The standards are high and there are far fewer places than applicants. He really wants this place. You can tell it’s a burning desire – it’s all consuming. He did a great interview first […]

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Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action I’m sure you’ve come across this phrase before.  I’m always intrigued by it as there’s an underlying piece in those three words when it comes to business that is equally frustrating, and sometimes inspiring. I prefer to be inspired. I see too many business owners focussed on the first two of the above […]

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Groundhog Year

Insanity was described by Einstein as: “Doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results”. It’s easy to do. You’ve probably set plans for this year, prepared a budget, perhaps even thought about some BHAG’s (ask me what that is if you don’t know). But it’s YOU that needs to change if […]

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Flying High!

As we step back into building our businesses over the next few weeks and months, I thought I’d share a conversation I had with a client just before Christmas. He was reflecting on the progress he and his business had made over the past 12 months and we got to talking about flying.   He’s […]

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Hungry?

Our two puppies Bobby and Lily turn a whole one year old on Monday.  Although litter mates, they couldn’t be more different. Lily is complex, lacks confidence, demands affection on her terms and usually the one causing mischief. She’d make a very good cat. Bobby is simple, endlessly enthusiastic and smothers you with affection. He also […]

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25 hours a day, 8 days a week

I’ve just jumped off a call with a client where we were discussing his goals for 2024, fears of failure (and success) and work ethic. You see, his answer to many of his challenges is to work harder and put more time into the business. He’s constantly looking for more efficiencies to get more done, […]

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You can lead a horse to water…

Three times in the last several weeks I’ve delivered an almost identical talk to business owners at networking events local to me.   They’re all ambitious, keen to learn and open to new ideas – like you.   The simple presentation covered three ways to leverage more profit in their business that they could implement […]

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There’s always more to do….

I suspect I’m not alone in waking up some mornings, checking my to-do list and groaning with exasperation. Sure, there are people out there who’ll exhort you to wake up earlier (5am) sleep less (3 hours a fortnight is plenty!) or skip meals to get more done and lose weight at the same time! I’m […]

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Procrastination leads to… more procrastination!

Next week our social feeds will be full of new school photos and doorstep selfies. As exciting as it is, children all over the country will also be dealing with something none of us are huge fans of. Change. Change is uncomfortable. Change means uncertainty, unknown and danger. Even in our safe modern world, that’s […]

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