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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…

Speak your Dream & Harness the Power of your Imagination

Speak your Dream & Harness the Power of your Imagination

  People love to talk, about themselves. I learned this some years ago while managing a team. It became a secret weapon. No matter what state of mind my staff were in, there was one question when asked or slipped into the conversation triggers the imagination. I applied this while coaching: people who wanted to change their life,  small groups of boys who were not being fathered and businesses who were stuck. You could see the light in their eyes once they connected. If you doubt me, test it with the next person you meet. Ask it. So, what do you think the question is? In 1963 Martin Luther…

The Art of Being Stark Raving M.A.D.

The Art of Being Stark Raving M.A.D.

Life is sometimes crazy! Family. Business. Friends. Church. Sports. Hobbies. All vying for a chunk of our time. Unrelenting. Undeniable. Unceasing. I’m sure there are times you ask yourself….How do I deal with life’s never-ending demands? How do I keep focus with all the distractions around? How do I make all of this make sense?  As I thought about this, I started thinking about my poster days! Days where everything seems to be going right. It all seemingly falls into place, works itself out and at the end of the day, I have a huge sense of satisfaction. I’ve made meaningful connections….

Mark Zuckerberg’s Top 3 Mentors

Mark Zuckerberg’s Top 3 Mentors

In October 2003, Mark Zuckerberg and some of his Harvard colleagues Andrew McCollum, Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz released this thing called Facemash. It was really their way of injecting a little bit of joyous humour on one of the world’s elite universities by allow people to compare the pictures of two students side by side and voting who was ‘hot or not’. To create the site the they used images from Harvard’s servers. Not surprisingly, Harvard executives didn’t react kindly to this and moved swiftly to quash the new venture. By the beginning of 2004, Mark had begun building a new…

Facebook’s 7 Success Factors?

Facebook’s 7 Success Factors?

In October 2003, Mark Zuckerberg and some of his Harvard colleagues Andrew McCollum, Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz released this thing called Facemash. It was really their way of injecting a little bit of joyous humour on one of the world’s elite universities by allow people to compare the pictures of two students side by side and voting who was ‘hot or not’. To create the site the they used images from Harvard’s servers. Not surprisingly, Harvard executives didn’t react kindly to this and moved swiftly to quash the new venture. By the beginning of 2004, Mark had begun building a new…

How to use Instagram to drive traffic to your website

How to use Instagram to drive traffic to your website

When it comes to marketing businesses on social media, most brands and  entrepreneurs think about the obvious and larger networks; Facebook and Twitter. However, it’s well worth considering the likes of Instagram and Pinterest too, especially as social media is evolving into a visual feast. Instagram now has more than four hundred million users, and boasts more members than Pinterest (circa fifty million), more than Twitter (which has over three hundred million active monthly users). So why are people less inclined to market their products on a platform that rivals Twitter and spawns out the exact thing that every marketer will tell you need to post on Facebook and Twitter; visual content?! In this…

5 Reasons Why You Should Stop being Realistic!

5 Reasons Why You Should Stop being Realistic!

So I don’t know about you, but I know about me and one thing is for sure. I’m a dreamer. I’ve never ever considered my dreams too big and I’ve always been confident in myself that I would reach them. There are still so many dreams that circle around in my head, yet to be achieved but that’s ok. Success is a journey and I am happy in the knowing that every day I take small consistent steps to making all my dreams come true. One thing I have learnt over the past few years, though is that not everybody is as comfortable…

Emotional Reboot?

Emotional Reboot?

Whilst I’m very open minded and welcome feedback, I’m not that inclined to take ‘constructive’ criticism from someone who hasn’t constructed anything. Last week, I went through the contact list on my phone and deleted the psychic vampires, dream stealers and toxic relationships that drain me of energy. Like a tree it was time to let the dead leaves fall off. I gave those people who don’t appreciate my presence the gift of my absence. I’m fortunate to have people in my life who will push me in exchange for being pushed, who will provide wise counsel, and who will tell me the truth, the whole truth and…

These 3 Words…. [Making A New Year Bigger & Better]

These 3 Words…. [Making A New Year Bigger & Better]

So, here we are in the first week 2016! We’ve waited for it for a very long time and here it is. A Happy New Year! A year to forget all the failures, follies and falters of 2015. ‘2016 will be so different!‘ I hear you say… …but will it? I mean, last year we were at this same point and many of us made the same resolutions, and we now know how it turned out. So, what will you do different in 2016? Here are 3 things that, I am convinced if you cultivate them, will be the difference maker this…

8 Ways to get ANYTHING Done!

8 Ways to get ANYTHING Done!

On the 14th October 2012, Felix Baumgartner did what was previously thought impossible and jumped from the edge of space and broke a whole host of records in the process. You may not want to do something as daring as that but I am sure there are things in your life and business that you may think are impossible. So how do you make them happen? Here are 8 tips to get anything done: 1. START, even if you don’t know how you are going to finish Your greatest enemy is PROCRASTINATION. You want to do it but you just can’t seem to…