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Starting Backwards To Work Forwards

In business and in life we get lots of great ideas on a regular basis and some actually make it is far as our ‘do’ list. And we start with our plan and may even complete the task very effectively but then realize that what we’ve achieved isn’t what we actually wanted to achieve. And […]

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Are You Missing Out?

Are you missing out on one of the easiest ways to grow your business and reach new clients? And did you know that the wherewithal is right under your nose? Yes, its really is under your nose because its asking your existing customers for a referral. And by having a systemised referral system its more […]

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How Do You Listen To You? And What About Listening To Others?

We all know the saying that we have two ears and one mouth and we should use them in that ratio i.e. listen more than we speak but how often do we listen to what we personally are saying? Have you perfected the art of listening to yourself and pick up on the language you […]

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Procrastination, an art form? An excuse? Or…

“Successful people are great procrastinators but know when to procrastinate. Unsuccessful people are great procrastinators but don’t know what to do, how to do it and are waiting for the right moment.” Peter Thomson If we stop and think about ‘doing’ something we can spend so much time thinking that we run out of time […]

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Networking – Its All About Them, Not You

Like many business owners I attend a number of networking groups on a regular basis meeting a range of people from micro business owners to those running large established businesses. And the people watching is fascinating. Any new person to a group will quite literally be pounced on by certain regulars. Fresh blood = a […]

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Your Work Baggage Allowance

Will you leave work behind when you go on holiday? The benefits can be significant As we approach the summer holiday season I wonder just how much work you are doing to prepare for going away and whether you intend to work when you are on leave? A recent report stated that 54% of managers […]

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Effortlessly Aiming Higher

Taking action, managing you and your time with an effective ‘to do’ list Actions speak louder than words is an often used phrase and no doubt one you heard as a child. But no matter what connotations the saying has for you its true. You can talk about something ad nauseam but until you take […]

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