How to keep your small business simple

How to keep your small business simple

I speak to a lot of people who run their own small business. I know from personal experience that even the smallest business can sometimes get confusing. Positioning, pricing, sales, cash flow projections, recruitment… The list of skill sets can appear endless. And...
Are you recruiting, or creating chumps?

Are you recruiting, or creating chumps?

I think recruiting is tough and management can be harder. Even harder when you are managing a team of chumps… The question is, are you recruiting chumps or creating them with your management style? I’ve both recruited and managed badly in my time, but have done...
The 3 worst things about being an Entrepreneur…

The 3 worst things about being an Entrepreneur…

The 3 worst things about being an entrepreneur… We all are pretty clear on the best parts about being an entrepreneur. The part where you are in control of your own destiny. The bit where you get to create something meaningful in the world. And the part where you get...
Is hope your biggest problem?

Is hope your biggest problem?

Everyone likes “Hope” right? After all, hope is nice, reassuring and makes us feel good. It’s optimistic. It sounds like it is a good thing. It sounds harmless. However, on closer examination it could be the biggest problem you face. After all, hope is, by...
Why you MUST dare to be great with your life

Why you MUST dare to be great with your life

I don’t think we are all born to be great. In fact, I think some of us are born to be damn right mediocre.* However, I do think we must all DARE to be great. For me that is an absolute requirement of human happiness… Here’s why… You’ll sleep better You hear it all the...
Does Theresa May need a life coach?

Does Theresa May need a life coach?

Does Theresa May need a life coach? Over the last few weeks Theresa May has shown just how treacherous the life of a leader can be. From a supposedly imperious lead in the polls a few weeks ago, Theresa May is now being described as a “dead woman walking”. As with all...