News

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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15
Jan

Creating Your Niche

“These are probably the most important words I will say to you tonight” are the words I heard myself say during my last business seminar. Picking out some individuals in the audience I went on to say “ if Dave and John sell exactly the same thing in exactly the same way. The only way they can compete for Jayne’s business is on price. The problem with that is that whoever wins, loses, because ultimately that position is unsustainable.

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01
Jan

The Best Thought to Start a New Year

If the technology works you will be receiving this edition of Thursday’s Thoughts on the very first day of a brand New Year and I can think of no better way of kickstarting a whole 365 days of opportunity than by quoting the words of Marianne Williamson th at Nelson Mandela spoke on his presidential inauguration in 1994.

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25
Dec

The Paradox of the Entrepreneur

I must have collected about a dozen definitions of the word entrepreneur over the years and if I am honest none of them seem to be particularly appropriate, in my mind, to the way we tend to use the word these days.

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18
Dec

Now is the time.

The year is nearly over and that provides us all with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the year just passed and even more importantly to start to set goals and plans for the year to come. Personally I do this exercise every year and every year that I set some smart goals it seems I inevitably blast straight through those goals.

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04
Dec

Invest in yourself part 3

There is a plaque on my office wall that reads “Happiness comes from progress. Progress shows up in the form of growth and a sense of contribution” It is a saying that I hold dear. I have always found that I am at my happiest, my most content, my best when I have that sense of making progress, of being, in some way, more than I was yesterday. The way I measure that isn’t in pound notes or financial ways but by reflecting on whether I have learned anything, whether I am wiser than I was yesterday and whether I can use that wisdom in the service of others. One of the reasons that I use the spiral as Team Massive Result’s symbol is that it represents growth over time; of becoming more; of spiralling upwards towards whatever it is that you class as success.

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