Tagged: business Growth

A Series of Small Wins

You may or may not have seen my email/post last week on the challenges of interruptions disrupting your ability to find rhythm in your work.   It was largely based on observations of various sports, one of which was American Football.   It turns out, there are more American Football fans around than I thought […]

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Good Performances Bring Results

It’s never been easy being a QPR fan. I’ve seen it all.  Since 2000 I’ve experienced three promotions, three relegations, two play-off finals, an injury time winner at Wembley, 15 managers and 5 owners (I think!). A rollercoaster of emotions and frustrations interspersed with moments of joy. Ask any QPR fan and one of the […]

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Learner Driver

When was the last time you actually thought about how to drive? Ironically, I thought about this yesterday when ambling back from Cheltenham after shooting some video content.  There was traffic, I’d finished my podcast and I started concentrating on what I was doing rather than doing what I always do, which is drive on autopilot. […]

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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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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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The Accountability Bunny

The past eight months or so have been a grind.Whilst I wouldn’t call myself a gym bunny, I’m certainly a regular attendee but recently attendance has been closer to the Easter Bunny’s appearances.Sporadic.It may not have been just once this year but, compared to three days a week, it feels like it. I’m normally disciplined […]

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No Risk, No Reward?  

 The moment that Ben Stokes decided to declare in the first innings of the first test of the Ashes, everything changed.    If you’re not familiar with what the England cricket team are doing, they’re completely tearing up the rulebook when it comes to test cricket.    Bazball, as it’s affectionately known, is all about […]

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Where You Lead, I Follow

I’m going to apologise early doors for any leadership puns in this one…    Because at home, we’ve been busy teaching the puppies to walk on the lead in the last couple of weeks.    And the question at this stage is who’s walking who!     I’ve always loved animals and I’ve always had a […]

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Community… What Does It Mean To You?

Here’s a question for you:   When you hear the word community, what springs to mind?   For me, it only has positive connotations. I was reminded of that this week when I saw a video pop up on Facebook that encapsulated every emotion I associate with football.   Football’s Not Every Business…   If […]

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There’s Nothing Like A BBQ

Some things just work together.    Fish and chips, Ant and Dec, strawberries and cream.    Those are the ones that come to my mind, at least.     But my favourite combination by far is sunshine and a BBQ.    As soon as the mercury rises and it becomes t-shirt weather, I’m thinking about when […]

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