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Success or defeat? You choose.

By |January 2nd, 2018|

Most people take advantage of a new year to start new things or quit things they have been doing. It isn’t that there is any special magic in the start of a new year; it’s just that by the turning of the clock from one year into the next most people believe there is a real opportunity to start again. There is a sense of being given a new slate to write on; of being able to put the previous year behind (especially if it was a difficult one) and hope for a better year. I don’t know what 2017 was like for you but if you want to be able to look back at 2018 in 12 months’ time with satisfaction that you have done better then something is going to have to change. The trouble is, most of us don’t handle change very well. […]

My greatest challenge

By |May 9th, 2016|

It may come as a surprise to you, but my greatest challenge as a business owner is staying motivated. When you are your own boss, the responsibility of keeping your enthusiasm (and that of your team) at an all time high rests solely upon you. And sometimes, it just isn’t an easy thing to do. […]

5 Reasons You Are Not Seeing the Results you Want

By |August 31st, 2015|

Whether you are running your own business or leading a team, chances are, you want to get results. Otherwise you wouldn’t be working so hard, putting so much effort into your business or team. But did you know that it is possible to work hard and yet not get the results that you would ideally want? We have all heard the saying, work smarter, not harder. Actually I don’t agree. I certainly think we need to work smarter, but we also need to work hard. Lazy people don’t achieve very much, but of course that’s not you or you wouldn’t be reading my blog! […]