No Weddings, 2 Funerals, 1 Day & a whole heap of Messages (Most people think #8 is ‘the thing’…)

No Weddings, 2 Funerals, 1 Day & a whole heap of Messages (Most people think #8 is ‘the thing’…)

I spent my 46th birthday at my elderly uncle’s funeral. I know to some that sounds really morbid. My son Reuben was completely aghast at the thought. If that wasn’t bad enough, I spent the day after my birthday at another funeral, this time of a friend who died at the relatively young age of 50. As you can imagine, being at a funeral is always a great time for reflection. Even more so, when it’s also your birthday. I deliberately didn’t respond to the hundreds of messages I got via Facebook (1 friend told me off because she couldn’t…

8 Essentials for Startups (#8 is usually an afterthought…but so essential)

8 Essentials for Startups (#8 is usually an afterthought…but so essential)

So here we are in 2017. Didn’t the last year go quickly. It just seems like the year started a few months ago and now it’s gone. However, while 2016 is gone, the desire to start that new venture  is still there. In fact, it’s the  same desire that’s been lurking at the back of your mind for the last few years. So what are the 8 essentials that you need to start up that business or organization you’ve been talking about.   Essential #1 – S is for Solve a Problem Every great start-up organization or business is built on a purpose. A…

What is your Defining Moment?

What is your Defining Moment?

You have something to say, you have a message, and you give it your best shot, not everyone likes it. What do you do? We often live in the shadow of who we really want to become, second guessing ourselves as to whether or not the timing is right.  Because we are too frightened of unmasking that person, so we find a rational and logical excuse: the timing is wrong, tomorrow, next week, when I get promoted, when I feel like it, when I have the finances. The biggest one is ‘I’m not feeling it right now’, a load of BS, just plain excuses. How many excuses have…

7 Ways Strength Training Can Change Your Life

7 Ways Strength Training Can Change Your Life

You could get married. Have a baby. Move across the world. Start a business. All of these are life-changing events that make you a different person. But did you know your life can change significantly just by taking up the habit of strength training? That’s right, if you’re willing to commit to it, your life will change significantly in many ways. Here are some of them.   Change #1: Tone up This one’s obvious for anyone who has ever stepped inside a gym. When you add strength training to your routine, your body shapes up quickly. Working with me, you can determine an appropriate strength-training regimen that will give your…

Forget New Year’s resolutions, it’s all about #reruns

Forget New Year’s resolutions, it’s all about #reruns

Like most people I spent the Christmas and New Year break watching too much TV, eating too much food and generally not doing too much. I really downed tools and there was a point at which I had to be encouraged to get out of my pyjamas and dressing gown, after spending too much time in them! One of the things that we really got into was watching reruns of classic British film and TV comedy. You simply can’t beat Only Fools & Horses and Morecambe & Wise. Yes, we had access to huge amounts of new films and TV shows…

Selling Everything. Everywhere. (Jeff Bezos’ Top10 Lessons for Entrepreneurs)

Selling Everything. Everywhere. (Jeff Bezos’ Top10 Lessons for Entrepreneurs)

“I knew if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” In 1994 Jeff Bezos, CEO & Chairman of Amazon.com, came across a piece of information that excited and motivated him to move in a new direction. The Catalyst He found out that internet usage in that year was growing at 2300%. This startling statistic stirred Bezos, at the time a 30 year old Vice President of an investment company, to give up a  comfortable job to embark on what he described as ‘this crazy thing…selling books online.’ He was clear what he wanted to do…he wanted…

An Epic Fail… [What making Green Juice Taught me about Life  & Business]

An Epic Fail… [What making Green Juice Taught me about Life  & Business]

Green. Juice. I know for many people those two words are likely to result in you making your face up and wondering why anyone in their right mind would drink the culinary equivalent of engine oil. And if you think that, I wouldn’t blame you, as I was there with you just few months ago. When Judy first introduced it to me, I was having none of it… Until I became desperate! With a significant birthday approaching I decided that I would make some drastic changes as the things I used to do I could do them no more. 🙂 So, having reluctantly…

Are you using your Superpowers?

Are you using your Superpowers?

  Just recently I’ve been doing quite a lot of networking and going to conferences where I’m meeting some really inspirational people. They are passionate about helping people and making a change in the world. However, I’ve noticed that when I ask them what they do and who for they tell me that they can do so many things. They are aware that they must “niche” but not sure what to focus on, as they don’t want to leave out any of their abilities because they love using them. My response to this is: “How would it be for you to use all of your “superpowers” –…

You’re Amazing!

You’re Amazing!

…5 tips on receiving compliments & feedback How do you react when someone pays you a compliment that you feel you don’t deserve? Now think about how it feels when you pay someone a compliment only to have them reject it or play it down? Most people love having recognition for their achievements, but few know how to accept them gracefully. A lot of people also believe that they don’t deserve the compliment and therefore the person that has given it must be either lying, misguided or feeling sorry for them! During the first few days of my recent NLP Trainers Training course…

8+8+8

8+8+8

Everyone has 24hrs every day. That includes you, your boss, the slothlike guy in your team, and your nemesis, the charismatic achieving machine. 8 hours for sleep… 8 hours for work… 8 hours for ??? Even before Branson, Lord Sugar, Oprah, Musk, Zuckerberg, Arianna and Sandberg made their millions (or billions) – they had 24hr days just like me & you. They still do. I hate to break it to you but you do not get the ass you want by sitting on it. If you want more, then you will have to do more & be more than who you are being…