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Do you have a box of dreams?

We all dream whether it’s daydreaming or in our sleep… we don’t always remember those dreams but we do it… And then we have dreams… dreams about our life, the lives and futures of those dearest to us, our environment and the world as a whole… So why do we often put our dreams in a […]

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How do you see your life… are there still six degrees of separation?

I don’t know about you but I am both, intrigued, sometimes amazed and often amused by the interconnectedness of people that I meet, have met or am about to meet. Referrals are a great way of doing business and being a regular and (so I’m told consummate) networker I’m regularly referring people and also connecting […]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Beneficial to businesses or does it attract the wrong kind of customer?

It’s only in the last couple of years that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been so highly marketed and adopted in the UK. Historically US companies with a presence in the UK had introduced an equivalent but now it would appear that many others are jumping on the same band wagon. But why? What […]

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Goals and targets – carrots or sticks?

This time of year people are talking about goals for the coming year and what they want to achieve. Plus many businesses are reviewing goals, targets and performance since they too work by the calendar year. And of course there’s lots of chatter in the personal and business development community about goals and targets and […]

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What are your vital statistics? Do you know your figures and how do you use them?

Having worked in corporate for many years where part of the departments role was to provide certain information month in month out I understand that some data is invaluable to businesses to both monitor progress of the strategic goals but also to make operational decisions.

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What activities are stealing your time and taking your eye off the ball…

The differentiation between important and urgent can easily get blurred, especially when we’re caught up in the moment and everything seems important and urgent. But is that really the case?

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…And then I sacked them… And what a relief that was…

Perhaps not unsurprisingly suggesting to someone that they can sack a client often has polar opposite responses…. Most common is “no, I can’t… no mater how much pain there is, I can’t afford to sack them …” and the other is “sack them? Can I really sack them, thank goodness?”…

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Is fear paralysing you in business or is it taking you forward… feel the fear and use it…

How many times have you heard someone say ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ and thought yeah, right … its one of those sayings that most of the time we pay scant attention to but every now and again it sticks… we think so what would happen if I did do …. But more […]

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What’s your bigger picture? Or are you too busy to remember what it looks like?

One of the columnists I enjoy reading is Iqbal Wahhab founder of Roast Restaurant he’s an entrepreneur with not just lot of business savvy but talks great sense about UK PLC. An article he wrote earlier this year recounted a conversation with potential investors that would allow him to expand by adding a few new […]

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If what gets measured get’s done then time to measure your key quotients…

The recent blogs have been looking at Persona Effectiveness Quotients™ and Meaning Quotients for individuals and I want to take this a little further and look at the Key Quotients for the business, the ones that will unlock additional profit and potential in the business. Whilst we spoke about the fact that comparing PEQs™ is […]

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