You CAN Get Off The Hamster Wheel With One Change …

You CAN Get Off The Hamster Wheel With One Change …

“I’ve been doing this business the same way for 20 years … and with just this one change, it’s starting to take off!”Not my words, but those of a friend and client, Steve.Steve is one of the nicest guys you could meet. He’s always upbeat, always positive, very...
Why Your Audience Aren’t Focused On YOU

Why Your Audience Aren’t Focused On YOU

I only started playing in a band in my late 30s … too old to start, right?!I’ve played piano all my life, and had a “classical” music upbringing – daily practice regime, weekly lessons, and once or twice a year, the next grade exam until done them all.I played...
When “Following the Money” Leaves You High and Dry

When “Following the Money” Leaves You High and Dry

Bob used to love his job. Not any more. At first he was keen to learn – after all, “I don’t know” doesn’t get you far up the career ladder. It turned out he had a talent for the work. The company liked what he did. Promotions happened...
Who Does Your Business REALLY Belong to?

Who Does Your Business REALLY Belong to?

  You know the saying that ‘the customer is always right?’.Well are they …?A client of mine asked about this, and it sparked a conversation about the ‘nightmare client’.It’s a situation that is common (and for this client, exhausting and damaging as you’ll see in a...
Is Your Marketing Message Like The ‘Party Bore’?

Is Your Marketing Message Like The ‘Party Bore’?

 Have you ever been stuck at a party talking to ‘the party bore’…?Someone who just talks and talks about themselves and has no empathy for you or whether you want the conversation or not.No one wants to be in that position, or even be that person.But what is the...
Choose Your Audience… Choose Your Future

Choose Your Audience… Choose Your Future

In a previous post I spoke about focusing on ONE thing when you’re overwhelmed and experiencing too much busyness in your life and work.The idea of “the one thing” has more applications than only an antidote to being overwhelmed with simple tasks.You can apply...
Do You Have to Take Risks to Succeed?

Do You Have to Take Risks to Succeed?

 A client of mine was recently given the opportunity to move to Italy and take over a business there.He posed the interesting question ‘Do you have to take risks to succeed?’.Let’s face it … everything has a risk associated. It’s just a question of how much.It’s...
The Antidote to Overwhelm

The Antidote to Overwhelm

Through the work I do, I see the experiences and learn from many different kinds of businesses.It’s fascinating how common themes keep showing up. They occur not just in one business, but in many businesses at the same time.One recurring theme is the sense of being...
The 1% Principle…

The 1% Principle…

 The 1% principle is an idea that came out of researching and writing my book, The Busyness Delusion. Clients of mine who have taken it to heart have seen extraordinary growth in their businesses.And even more importantly, that growth happened without requiring much...
Podcast Appearance on Less Doing…

Podcast Appearance on Less Doing…

Recently I appeared as a guest on the Ari Meisel Less Doing podcast series, which covers everything surrounding tips for doing less, being more productive and having more freedom for yourself. The podcast reaches a wide audience and teaches you to automate processes...
A Book is Just The Start…

A Book is Just The Start…

I gave a talk this morning on the topic of The Busyness Delusion, and sold a few (sneaky!) copies of my new book. Others said they’d wait to order it next Monday on Amazon (which is a HUGE help with the launch idea.) Anyway … it struck me as helpful /...
Focusing on the Wrong Problem

Focusing on the Wrong Problem

I was doing a series of talks recently, always to rooms full of business owners. Most them were SERVICE business owners. I was asked the same questions time and time again … … “should I be paying to use Facebook ads?” … “does anyone get business from LinkedIn?” … “how...
On “Should”

On “Should”

==== ON “SHOULD” ==== “You know what you should do don’t you?” “Of course! I know what I SHOULD do . . . . . . yet I don’t DO it.” Why does this happen? Why don’t we do what we know we should do but still don’t do?! Because “should” is based on NEEDS. And we don’t ACT...
On Freedom

On Freedom

=== ON FREEDOM ===   What does Freedom REALLY mean?   I find a useful distinction is between:   freedom FROM and freedom TO.   For most, “freedom from” is the first “want” (conscious or unconscious) . . . freedom from working for a company,...
On Powers

On Powers

==== ON POWERS ==== Einstein declared compound interest to be the “8th wonder of the world”. Well, according to the internet, anyway 😉 We’re talking, here, about powers – exponential powers. Whether or not Einstein DID say those words, the reality is compounding...