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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.
15th November 2010

Tune your RADAR to Success

Part of your brain is known as the Reticular Activating System - or RAS. Your RAS plays a vital part in your ability to achieve goals. Imagine that you're walking through a busy noise airport passenger terminal. Think of all the noise - hundreds of people talking, music, announcements, luggage carriers. How much of this noise is brought to your attention?
22nd October 2010

Motivation – Top tips on getting the best from your team

I often get asked about motivating teams and how to get the best from people. Over th years I have experimented with many different tools, strategies and methods to get my teams working to the very best abilities. Motivation is the key here. Once you have satisfied a team member’s basic needs, (a salary that is enough to pay for basic food, shelter, and health care) then you need to go up Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and satisfy their need for security, belonging, self-esteem and self-fulfilment.
28th September 2010

The most successful people in life are not Go-Getters!

I have recently been speaking and writing about the winners mindset. Having the right attitude/mindset in life and business is fundamentally more important than things like knowledge or your actions. Because if you don't have the right attitude and mindset before yous start you really won't ever get there. Here is my view on the givers mindset...
20th September 2010

The Business Club Launches on 6th October.

Portsmouth Football Club & The Directory Group are proud to announce the launch of The Business Club. I am delighted to announce that I will be supporting and chairing this fantastic iniative for local business on a monthly basis.
2nd September 2010

TRYING DOESN’T WORK!

Trying doesn't work. When we say we're going to try, it presupposes failure.
2nd September 2010

Tips on how to be better self-disciplined

Discipline, willpower, self-control - Whatever you call it, self-discipline is difficult for many people. Some days you think you simply don't have it in you to make those 10 cold calls, and other days it seems much easier to drive by the gym than to go in and do a work out. Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure. So, how do you become more self-disciplined?
2nd August 2010

How to increase your profits by over 100% in 12 months

Potentially my last FREE event of 2010. This seminar is for the business owner who would like to take back control of their business and increase their profits by a staggering 101% in just 12 months. No tricks or fancy twist on statistics. Simple proven "take-away" ideas and solutions, check here for details...
30th July 2010

The BIG Plan

The magic of the business plan is not the “plan” itself, but the process that the business goes through in putting it together, and then using it as a living document to guide and direct the business. Here are 5 Steps necessary to begin the Planning Process:
12th July 2010

Some Marketing Factoids For You To Consider

With so much written about marketing I thought I would put just a few simple factoids together to share some thoughts, interesting statistics and a maybe few pointers to help you on your way to generating more leads for your business. For me marketing has changed so much over the past 5-10 years. I believe it really is more about being found by your prospects than finding prospects these days....So here are a dozen factoids for you..
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