Tagged: Work

Are you letting your environment affect your business?

I’m still playing golf.   Yes, it’s a bit cold although not too bad for the time of year.   Yes, it’s very wet and conditions are not conducive to smacking the ball long distances.  It’s not great for hitting cute shots from the rough either.      The environment becomes all-consuming at times.   It […]

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How can I deal with or prevent burnout?

I think many business minded people start off in life thinking only about the money – how much can I make and how quickly can I make it?   We put money above all else at the expense of the rest of our lives.   I was no different …   I lost a lot […]

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4 Mottos I Live By

Take responsibility Do the work Act fast Play through the fear   Having a motto, or mantra, can be very beneficial. Whether to keep you on track towards your goal or to remind you who you want to be. These short, memorable sentences are a great way to motivate yourself. And you can also change […]

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You “Can’t” Or You’ve Decided You Can’t?

My neighbour, Chris is a great guy.   We get on well with both him and his wife, Andra.   We share many things such as a love of good wine (they have a wine cellar) and good food (I love to cook).   We were recently sitting in the garden, mopping up the remnants […]

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Stop Being Your Own Critic And Start Being Supportive

We are our harshest critics.   There’s no one else in the world who will find fault as often and as discriminately as we do to our selves.   It’s good to look back on what we’ve done and learn from our mistakes but there’s a fine line between being critical and being cruel.   Next […]

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‘The Right Choice’ Is Just A Story We Tell Ourselves

I sometimes get stuck when making minor purchases. Sometimes for weeks.   If I don’t find a notebook or a pair of shoes that feels right, I’ll step back and gather more information.    I’ll look at reviews.  I ask the advice of friends who seem less intimidated by the prospect of notebook or shoe shopping.  Mostly I […]

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How Daily Habits Can Help Keep Motivation Up

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how forming new habits can create a ‘new normal’ for yourself and help you to stay motivated. Yesterday I was chatting with Robin, one of my clients, who has been implementing this very advice for the last month and a half. I noticed a massive change in […]

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The things I HATE in business!

I recently found myself watching an episode of room 101 on YouTube.   It was because I was watching highlights of England’s magnificent victory over Sweden to reach the Semi-Finals of The World Cup. I suspect YouTube may have recommended the episode as it’s hosted by Frank Skinner.  Frank who with David Baddiel and the […]

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Make Decisions Fast (then implement them immediately)

This week Josie was doing some work shadowing with me on my Masterminds.   She was told by the school to observe but not get involved with any of the actual work. I don’t really understand the point, either. So, she sat in on the two days and took notes. Mostly she didn’t get involved […]

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Amateur Vs Pro

“Let me try that…”   “Wow, that feels nice, I mean really nice.  I think I’ll give it a proper go today and see if I can put a decent score in”    I’m standing in the club shop of a Silves golf club in the Algarve, Portugal.  I’ve just spent five days playing golf on some beautiful […]

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