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22nd June 2012

Business Start-up Tips and Advice

I am often asked by other coaches & business "start-ups" What are my top tips to be successful as a business owner? Then earlier this week I was approached by a lady who was just starting out on her journey to help others as a life coach. She wanted to know what were my top five tips for a business start up as a life coach. I sent her an email response and thought to myself I get asked these questions a lot, so thought it might be useful if I was to share the email with you here.
21st May 2012

7 GREAT affirmations to secure an AWESOME week

Monday Make peace with the past so it doesn’t spoil the present. Tuesday What others think is none of my business!!!
26th April 2012

Improving the odds with a Business Coach

Did you know that statistically your chances of survival in business beyond five years are about the same as the flip of a coin!?! According to recent statistics published by the Small Business Administration (SBA), seven out of ten business startups will survive at least two years but only 51 percent will survive beyond five years. This is a far cry from the previous long-held belief that 50 percent of businesses fail in the first year and 95 percent fail within five years.
29th March 2012

Creating Amazing AdWords Adverts

Ever wondered how to make your AdWords adverts REALLY stand out? Well here’s how! To start with, make sure your headline closely matches the product or service you are creating the current Ad Group for.
15th March 2012

Five top tips to overcome your fears

Fear is a distressing negative sensation induced by a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. In short, fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it (also known as the fight-or-flight response) but in extreme cases of fear (terror) a freeze or paralysis response is possible.
24th February 2012

Tips to Design a Killer Business Card

Never underestimate the power of the business card and what it can do for you. It portrays the personality and image of your company and can be the difference between success and failure. Here are my top ten tips for business card design. 1. Be memorable! Professionals and consumers see numerous business cards during their travels so make your card a memorable one.
20th February 2012

Basic Skills For Any Sales Person

In my experience, I am convinced that techniques and methods of sales are teachable to anyone who has the desire to learn. However, there are a few natural skills that are of great benefit if they already exist within those that want to be successful in sales. Without these, success will take a longer time but it can still be achieved. If there is no desire and dedication to learning or developing these skills, then the selling will be much more difficult and often very stressful.
15th February 2012

Ready, Set, GOAL!

If it's not in writing, it's not a goal. An unwritten want is a wish, a dream, a never-happen. If it's in writing, it's a commitment. 2. If it's not specific, it's not a goal. Broad desires and lofty aims have no effect. It must be concrete.
13th February 2012

You DON'T want your customer to be simply satisfied!

When you deliver your product or service to the customers expectations they will be satisfied, no more, no less. They will simply go away having received the goods or service to the expected standards and basically say nothing.
25th August 2011

Napoleon Hills 17 Principles of Personal Achievement

Napoleon Hill's 17 Principles of Personal Achievement
24th May 2011

Ten Strategies for Time Management

Ten Strategies for Time Management 1. The first step is being aware of where your time is going, now. You can’t find something you’ve lost when you don’t know where you might have lost it in the first place. So the first strategy for managing your time is to know where it’s going, now. That means actually tracking or logging your time daily, for at least 1-week (preferably 2). Track the exact time you begin and end an activity, make a note of the duration in exact minutes, and a few words to describe the activity. This step requires you to be really honest with yourself and track EVERYTHING you do in your work day so you can see where your time is really going -- so if you spent 23 minutes chatting with co-workers at the coffee machine (no cheating by logging all your time in nice, even 15, 30 or 60 minute intervals) -- write it down exactly.
7th December 2010

Creating a 90 Day Marketing Plan

I am re publishing this article today for several reasons. Most importantly is that I want people to have an opportunity to make 2011 a really great year and that starts by building a plan. The 90 day plan format is perfect for so many reasons, not least it is manageable and achievable for pretty much anybody. The vast majority of business owners (over 90%) will go into 2011 exactly the same way they went into 2010, but will expect and hope for different results. While it's important to always monitoring your marketing it is vital in this economy to be diligent and watch where you spend your marketing pounds as well as track how effective your marketing campaigns are.
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