Do you know what it means to work ON your business rather than IN your business? So often we meet business owners who say they are working harder than ever before – doing quotes, working on site, managing people… and yet they can’t understand why their business isn’t growing.
Work Life Balance can often feel like an elusive goal that we strive toward but never actually reach, but as the great John Lennon once said, “life is what happens when you are busy making plans.” Wellbeing and balance in life are not a destination, but a journey…. it is the actions you take along your journey that make you
Charles Dickens once said “Procrastination is the Thief of Time… Collar him!” and truer words have never been spoken. Procrastination can rob you of not only your valuable time, but also rob you of your motivation, your focus, your productivity and your success. So, it is essential in both business and in life, to ensure you recognize procrastination and have
Businesses which run without its owner have two distinctive qualities. The first one is that there are proper systems and structures in place and the second is that it’s people are also provided with those same structures, with the added bonus of being the business’ greatest asset. A terrific example is from the Virgin empire, whose very foundations have always
How do the leading businesses create great company cultures that foster high levels of teamwork and peak performance? And how can we create the same levels within our own environments? When approaching these questions we tend to reflect on our personal business relationships, how we worked those out, where we fit into a team in the past (or didn’t fit
Wallflowers. Party Animals. Party Organiser. Blenders. You probably know which one of these might be you and we’ve seen many variations of these themes in our lives, but can we really spot similar groupings in other environments? It’s harder to identify homogeneous behaviours in groups of people because people generally behave differently at parties as they would in other situations.
We all have all developed a very mild level of attention deficit in recent times. We can hardly help it with all these different ways of connecting with each other available to us. Have you heard the latest news? Let me text it to you: — OTUS AFAICT dog saves fam. troo TIME — [on a totally unrelated subject as
This is a story about catching one of the cleverest, cunning, and elusive creatures in the jungle. These creatures were the spider monkeys of South America. They lived high up in the trees and were virtually impossible to catch. As the fable goes, the hunters had terrible problems trying to catch them, until one day they came up with a
In the world of business, many of the successful people are really good at making things happen. They tell others how they “get stuff done”. We read about Sir Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page – mostly handy information to help others in their own businesses. Excellent advice is readily taken when it’s given by some of the best business
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