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Turning negativity into positivity

When faced with adversity, we have two choices: we can either continue down a spiral of negativity or we can choose to be proactive. It’s not easy. Our brains seem to thrive on high level of negativity, they love the hype, speculation and doom stories. We find ourselves wanting to know more, the brain panics…
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What Novichok taught me, that might help you with Covid-19

I have been here before. An uninvited agent is out there that no-one really knows a lot about. The media has hyped it up a lot, and is providing a whole host of conflicting information, that ultimately spins everyone into a panic. Last time this happened I owned a small independent shop in the heart…
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How much does a Business Mentor / Business Coach cost?

I see a lot of online coaches who coach coaches (wow, I have used the word coach a lot in the first sentence!). They advocate the theory that getting your clients to pay £5000, £10,000 or £30,000 means you can have fewer clients, with less work and earn lots of money to show at the…
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Why are Business Mentors so expensive?

I was talking to a potential new client the other day, and while we were talking she looked at me and, with a somewhat exasperated look, asked me, “Why are business mentors so expensive?” It’s a question I hear a quite lot and I was sat pondering it this evening and I think I now…
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Is business coaching worth it?

This would depend on: The business coach you are working with. How much work you put in. What you are looking to achieve. I often hear potential clients saying, “Mentoring and coaching is so expensive.” but I think they are approaching it all wrong. Because coaching should be FREE. WHAT?!? What did I just say?…
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10 reasons businesses fail

1 – Planning Failure to plan is planning to fail, and while we might have some ideas about what we want to achieve or where we want to go, without details, and really getting an in depth understanding of how to effectively plan for our business, we are really setting ourselves up for failure. I…
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Brexit Day

So today has been named Brexit day, and I see it is trending on Twitter, One great strategy for your business is to follow the trends, and find a way to make it relevant to your audience. They do normally also say don’t mix politics and business. So I shall try not to make this…
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Sisu – the power to carry on

I had already planned to talk about “sisu” earlier in the week but events that happened yesterday have now placed this even closer to my mind. I love the Finnish attitude to life, and this week I discovered the work “Sisu” whilst reading a book, it described it as “the mental strength to continue to…
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How to say YES or NO?

We are continually presented with ideas, inspiration and opportunities as business owners, our inboxes are always full of people trying to sell us something, or collaborate with us or get them to advertise with them…. so how do you decided when to say yes and when to say no? I used to be guilty of…
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Successful businesses are driven from personal desires.

I was talking with a client a few weeks ago and we where exploring what it takes for a successful business to thrive. They where feeling a bit lost about their direction, as many of us do at some point. What I discovered and what I see many times with different clients is we too…
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