Business Advice

Favourite Business Tools

Whenever I speak at events or conferences, one of the questions I get asked is: “What are your favourite tools or apps?”  Now obviously, the answer changes every so often, as new tools come under my radar, but I decided to write a short list of tools I use that make my life easier. Basecamp Basecamp…

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Are You Living a Life of Choice?

Our lives and lifestyles have changed over the past 100 years or so – dramatically. And this change has accelerated over the past 20 years.  Change is not necessarily a bad thing – on the contrary – a lot of the changes to our lives have been remarkably empowering.  A century ago, it was not even remotely possible…

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It’s All About Focus

A few months ago, I started working with a new client.  She has been in business for several years and, like many others, is spinning many plates at the same time.  She does it all; content creation, marketing, client work, admin, accounts, emails, social media….the list goes on.  In short, she is the typical overwhelmed Solopreneur. One of…

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How to Achieve Your Goals

A lot of what I do, as a business coach revolves around helping clients not only set their goals but also achieve those goals. So I thought it might be a good idea to touch on this topic.  And it really is much easier than you think! Step 1 – Set the right goals Firstly,…

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Collaboration Complexities – Part 3/3

  Charles Darwin possibly said it best:  “It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”   Good business collaboration leads to the sum being greater than it’s individual parts. We can achieve more, deliver extraordinary outcomes and feel more inspired by…

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Collaboration Complexities – Part 2/3

  Business collaboration can be massively rewarding.  Bringing together different skills sets, experiences and perspectives can lead to outcomes one person on their own could possibly never achieve.   There are however many things to consider before entering into a collaborative project, which is why I am exploring this topic in these three articles.  In…

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Collaboration Complexities – Part 1/3

  To collaborate, or not to collaborate – that is the question.  Of course, the answer will be different for every business owner. For some businesses, collaboration is not an option.  For others, the idea of working with other business owners towards a common goal has just never come up.  And then there are those who…

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“Book-ending” the day

You know that thing when your partner complains when you check email during dinner? Or when another “To do” hits you just before you fall asleep, and then you have to jump up to make a note of it before you forget? Or flying into the office in the morning feeling all frazzled and not…

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Eisenhower’s Matrix is Still Relevant Today – Even More So!

  President Dwight D. Eisenhower (US President 1953 – 1961) had a point, I believe, when he spoke about urgency and importance in tasks. You can imagine, as General in the US Army, then Allied Forces Supreme Commander during WW2 and later as US President, Eisenhower had quite a bit on his plate! Many of…

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If you want business referrals, you need to be referable

Every business owner I know is forever shouting to the world how important business referrals are to them. And I agree. Referrals form a massive part of my own business – in fact, 87% of my new business comes from referrals received. So it’s only logical that I spend a great deal of my time…

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