How I Became a Business Coach

How I Became a Business Coach

In a meeting this morning my client wanted to understand more about my background. It suddenly occurred to me I’ve never shared the backstory of why I now do what I do with any of you … So here it is. From the age of eight I was really clear on what I thought I...
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...
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....
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,...