Tagged: business coach

My Least Favourite Task Of The Year

Every year I find myself in the same situation and it always spells disaster.   Armed with a 5m roll of extra strong wrapping paper, scissors, and Sellotape, I tackle the Christmas present wrapping.   And it never goes well.   I’ve tried to improve over the years but none of it sticks (pun fully intended) […]

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Gareth Southgate Sucks

After England’s Senegalese stroll on Sunday night, I tuned into TalkSPORT to take the nation’s temperature.  And I couldn’t believe my ears.  Let’s bear in mind that England have just reached the quarter-final of the World Cup.  But from the sound of the reaction on the nation’s favourite sports radio station (they said it, not […]

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The Dreaded No Caller ID

I don’t know about you, but I tend to ignore any calls that come from withheld numbers or when my phone simply says ‘No Caller ID’.    99% of the time it’s someone telling me I’ve been in a car accident (I haven’t), I need to claim PPI (I don’t) or there’s some urgent insurance […]

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I’ll Take The High Road, And You Take The Low…

As I write this, I’m in Scotland as I head further north. We’re somewhere in the highlands and the landscape is mountainous, green, and about as picturesque as you’re likely to find on these shores. As we travelled north, the landscape started to open up ahead of us. The road winded around the mountains, we […]

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Success takes time

I’ve just finished watching the end of the remarkable first test between India and England, and there was a subtle little stat hidden away amongst all the figures that caught my eye. It’s one of the things I love about cricket, the numbers, the stats, the ebb, and flow of what those numbers tell you, […]

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The Power of Community

Starting out on your own is brave. You just never know what lies ahead. This journey is one of the things — if not, the thing — that makes self-employment so damned exciting. What’s important to realise, however, is that you don’t have to do it all on your own. There’s only so much you […]

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The Power Is In You: Leading as an Introvert

Anyone who wants to run a business has got to be an extrovert, right? They’re natural born leaders. Outgoing. Talkative. Sociable. Not afraid to be the centre of attention. At least, that’s what a lot of people think and is what they expect of an entrepreneur. Introverts, however, are a different personality type completely. Quiet. […]

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Outsource and Make Life Easy For Yourself

When you start a business, one of the first things you’ll think about is who you’re going to employ for it to be a success. You interview people for various roles. That takes time and effort. Then you’ve got to monitor them once they’re in the role and check they’re the best fit for the […]

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Fight your fears: let your training take over

One of the things I love about this time of year is all the sport that we are surrounded with.  Given my background it’s not surprising that I feel this way and I do enjoy getting caught up in the excitement and passion of the various competition that are taking place.  We’ve got the (women’s) football […]

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What can I do to put my business ‘out there’?

If there’s one truly valuable skill in the world of business, it’s the ability to network. Chances are, a large percentage of the people reading this met me through networking originally. We may be in an age of social media marketing, but networking face-to-face is still an incredibly powerful tool … and you should still […]

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