Quote of the day

"“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”"

-John Wooden, Basketball Coach

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December 2014


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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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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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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