News

26
Mar

It is your choice

Never underestimate the power that choice plays in our lives. Steven Covey once wrote that “Next to life itself, the power to choose is your greatest gift”. And so it is, perhaps. Wherever we are, whatever we are, we are there because it is the total of all of the choices that we have made so far. So choose well.

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19
Mar

Clarity is Power

These are the three words that are used most frequently in my coaching rooms. I am not sure where the phrase originally came from but it has wormed itself into the lexicon and mindset of me and every client I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

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12
Mar

When would now be a good time?

Procrastination is a great word and an amazing skill. It is one of those skills that we all seem to possess and are able to access at the drop of a hat. I looked the word up and Wikipedia defined it thus “Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time”

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05
Mar

Meeting Musts

I cannot see anyone running a successful business successfully without being able to hold successful meetings. If businesses are about a team of people working effectively and efficiently together meetings must be an integral part of that process, and yet for most of us our experience is that meetings are boring, ineffective and to be avoided at all costs.

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26
Feb

How Many Books Have You Read So Far This Year?

I was reading a blog I get regularly from Verne Harnish, author of ‘The Rockefeller Habits’ and now ‘Scaling Up’, both of which should be on your reading list. He made an interesting observation.

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19
Feb

What is your Brand Promise and why would you want one

Your Brand Promise represents what really matters to your customers and what keeps them returning year after year. It is a short way of saying what your business uniquely does that is of significant value to the customer.

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12
Feb

Contagious Area; precautions recommended

Ebola, under certain conditions, is extremely contagious. Fortunately the scientists understand exactly what the conditions are for it to be contagious and when we see reports on the news the brave nursing staff are always wearing their protective suits.

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05
Feb

Are we nearly there yet

Already January is at an end and February is upon us. If you were one of those who set yourself some goals at the end of 2014 for achievement in 2015 now would be a good time to take stock and review your progress towards those goals. How have you done I wonder? Are you still on track? Or have you forgotten about them already?

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29
Jan

Life Is A Confidence Game  Part Two  

I said I would share the sure fire method to build confidence and this is it. It is something I call the Wins Diary. It is simplicity itself. Anyone can do it and everyone can benefit from it. It works because it is a counter measure to that distinctly human trait of naturally noticing what went wrong rather than what went right, of noticing why we can’t rather than why we must. Here is how it works.

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22
Jan

Life Is A Confidence Game.

It doesn’t matter what pursuit we are talking about, our performance seems to be directly related to our confidence. The more confident we are, generally the higher level we perform at. The better we perform, the more confidence we gather. The two are inextricably and irretrievably linked. If you think back to your school days you probably performed better at those subjects you liked and worse in those ones that you didn’t. Liking is often synonymous with being confident in this context.

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