Tagged: Business Success

Are you failing to train or training to fail?

Failure is a funny thing It’s something that is a barrier to success for many people because it’s seen as something to avoid (at all costs). I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase before. The trouble is failure is often the only way to achieve success. Let me give you an example… I’m currently in a […]

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Oh… Jimmy, Jimmy!

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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Are you in Danger?

Or surrounded by opportunity? Whilst thinking about what to write this Friday morning, it occurred to me that that we’re very quickly coming up to a year since we started to be aware that this “bat thing” might affect us in some way or form. Some way or form I don’t think anyone expected the […]

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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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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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Getting What You Are Worth

I love training. There’s something about going to the gym regularly, that energises me and makes me feel good about myself. When I’m training, it does a lot to help manage my low moods. It changes the whole way I approach my lifestyles, such as eating and drinking. It’s good for me. Except that for […]

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Are You Really Being a Business Owner?

You’re probably looking at this title and thinking ‘What a dumb question! I started the business, so I can’t see how I wouldn’t be the owner, so yeah, I’m really being the owner.’ I’m not trying to confuse you here. This isn’t a trick question. I’m asking because I believe there’s a distinction between being […]

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The Importance of Taking a Payment Upfront

How many times have you had to pay a deposit or make a full payment upfront for something? You put a deposit down on a house. You might pay one if you’re buying a car. You may also pay some money in advance when you book an event space. It’s perfectly normal, so are 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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