Knowledge without action!

Imagine this: you’re setting off on a journey across the country. You’ve meticulously planned your route, researched hidden gems, and packed the perfect playlist. You pull into the petrol station, fill the tank to the brim, feeling confident about your preparation. However, instead of turning the key and setting off, you simply sit there. The …

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What gets measured!

✅ We’ve all heard the phrases “What gets measured gets managed” and “If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it” however, how many small business owners understand what that means, let alone are actually doing it? ✅ I can’t emphasise enough the importance of tracking and monitoring key aspects of your business in order …

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Imposter Syndrome? I’m Not Good Enough?

🚀It seems that the words #ImposterSyndrome are on everyone’s lips at the moment! It’s not surprising as over 70% of people will have experienced it at some point! 🚀Identifying signs of imposter syndrome can help you recognise and address the condition. Here are five common signs that you may be experiencing imposter syndrome: 🚀Self-Doubt, People with imposter …

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Unleashing the power of Belief!

Unleashing the Power of Belief: How Our Beliefs Shape Our Reality in Life and Business Belief is a powerful force that shapes every aspect of our lives, influencing our thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and ultimately, our outcomes. In both life and business, what we believe about ourselves, others, and the world around us profoundly impacts the …

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Five stages of grief!

Read the following story to learn how to use the five stages of grief! In the heart of a little village in Kent, there lived a humble woodcutter called Fred, known for his kindness, his gentle spirit, and an unwavering love for his family. His wife, Julie, was the perfect example of grace and compassion, …

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WOKE! Positive and Negative!

Woke culture is a term used to describe a heightened awareness of issues such as racial injustice, sexism, and homophobia. It is often associated with the younger generation, who are seen as being more progressive and open-minded than previous generations. Woke  has been met with both praise and criticism. Some people believe that it is …

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True Wealth?

To have true wealth you probably think you need millions in the bank. It would be nice wouldn’t it!? The big house, several expensive cars in the driveway, and a walk-in wardrobe bursting with designer clothes – that you probably only wear once before hitting the high-end boutiques again. You would take a few holidays …

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How to improve your luck!

What’s Luck Got To Do With It? Sounds a bit like a Tina Turner song. We all know someone who’s lucky. Here are 3 great tips to show you how improve your luck! Their number always comes up, their horse comes in first…they could fall in shit and come up smelling of roses. There are …

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How to spot a bullshitter!

I regularly get asked how to spot a bullshitter? We all know that ‘honesty is the best policy’ and that ‘the truth will out’ (just look at our former PM’s recent troubles!) but when it comes down to it, how honest are we really? Research tells us that on average we tell one to two …

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In the hands of the gods!

Ok, so you’re running a business, and you obviously want it to be successful. Do you do everything within your power to make it so – or are you leaving it in the hands of the gods? In other words, do you believe that the success (or failure!) of your business is down to you; …

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Camels are on the horizon!

I recently read this article about camels on the horizon and from a fixed or growth mindset point of view I thought I’d be interested in people’s opinion on the theory? Please leave your comments below! The founder of Dubai, Sheik Rashid, was asked about the future of his country, and he replied, “My grandfather …

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Competition or Collaboration?

What’s better, competition or collaboration? The trait of being ‘competitive’ often gets a bad rap, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. For some people, being competitive gives them an edge – the drive and motivation to succeed in all areas of life, love and business. These are the people who don’t take no for …

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Moral Dilemma!

Moral dilemmas; Sometimes I feel like one of those agony aunts or uncles they used to have in the tabloid papers; the ones where people would write in and ask for advice on whether or not they should sleep with the milkman because they think their partner’s cheating with the barmaid. I recently had someone …

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Love the one you’re with.

Love the one you’re with! A well-known comedian does a bit as part of his stand-up act where he talks about him and his wife ‘spending quality time together on their phones, at separate ends of the sofa’, and jokes that it’s not his wife’s fault that she’s, ‘not as interesting as a phone. No …

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Choose a Growth Mindset!

You may well ask how can I choose a growth mindset? It doesn’t take a genius to work out that someone with a negative, defeatist mindset is going to find it pretty hard to achieve any success in life. We all know someone like that don’t we? – someone full of scepticism; someone who second …

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Paths are made for walking!

‘Paths are made for walking, not waiting,’ is really just a more ego-friendly way of saying that in order to get the things you want, you need to get up off your arse and actually move towards getting it – rather than waiting for it to come to you. Now, it has been said that …

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Boom bust feast or famine you choose!

Boom, Bust, Bollocks!

If you’re a small business owner (or even a big business owner for that matter), you’ll have heard of the phrase ‘feast or famine’ associated with working for yourself; and if you haven’t, chances still are you’ll be familiar with its effects. It refers to the rollercoaster of highs and lows experienced by everyone running …

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Ancient Stoics!

Have you ever noticed that there are quotes and sayings from the ancient stoics from over 2000 years ago? All of these quotes have got me wondering how they apply in the modern world in which we now live. So, I’ve decided to write a book with 25 lessons from those ancient philosophers and put …

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Decisions by emotion or intellect?

Human beings make hundreds of thousands of decisions over the course of their lifetimes; from the small, daily decisions that barely even register: ‘What shall we eat?’ ‘Which route shall I take to work this morning?’….to the big, life changing, agonising-over-for-days type of decisions: ‘Should I quit my job?’ ‘Should we buy that house?’ ‘Should …

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You Never Know!

They say that conversation is a dying art, and in this age of text messages and social media I’m inclined to agree with them. Having said that, you can’t deny that conversing electronically is still conversing  and entire relationships are forged and finished from a keypad. Regardless of how you prefer to talk to people, …

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Help One Person Everyday!

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s how much we as a species rely on interaction with other human beings; To help one person everyday could be the new way forward! The internet is rife with memes, posts, and statuses about how much we miss hugs, about how epic it’s going to be when …

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What comes first marketing or sales?

Marketing or Sales?

What comes first, marketing or sales is like the chicken or egg conversation! It’s an interesting conundrum because you need sales to sustain a business and without marketing of some description you won’t get any sales! The lack of leads is one of the biggest reasons small businesses fail in the first five years “These …

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Get some perspective

Get some perspective!

I was out walking with my wife and we were about 2 miles into a 5 mile walk when it started pouring down. After 15 minutes we were both soaked and she said “If I had known it was going to rain I’d have stayed at home!” I said “What’s the problem? Skin is waterproof …

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Sex and Networking!

Why Business Networking Is The New Sex ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’, that’s what we’re told isn’t it? But unless we are talking about something transactional – ie: a purchase, how can we expect to get what we want if we haven’t laid the groundwork first? In this case, by ‘groundwork’ I mean …

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Life Lessons!

It’s coming up to 8 years since the unexpected passing of my mum. This weekend I caught myself reflecting on the morning when I received the news, and how since, lots of people who I barely know came up to me over the subsequent days and gave me a pat on the back, a hug, …

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Imagine…

I’m glad you’re reading this… Because today I am going to share a powerful technique with you. But first I want you to imagine this… Imagine jumping out of bed each morning with a surge of motivation. With a huge smile on your face because of your passion of just being alive. Imagine feeling complete …

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Walk your talk

Walker or Talker?

To “Show Me” connotates a certain pragmatic stubbornness, a no-nonsense approach to living, and a devotion to simple common sense, are you a walker or a talker? It sends a clear message that a smoke and mirrors approach won’t work with me, and that you will ONLY be believed once you can prove that the …

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Recession or Opportunity?

Recession or opportunity, that is the question! You’d be hard-pushed these days to switch on the news, scroll through social media, or flick through the newspaper (people are still reading actual newspapers, right?), without reading or hearing something about credit crunches, global supply crisis, and the astronomical cost of living – ‘heat or eat’, and …

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