For busy entrepreneurs, progress is essential; so how can it sometimes still feel so frustrating? A major reason for still feeling overwhelmed or as though you are not getting anywhere can be triggered when your progress is predominantly behind the scenes. This is especially true when a lot of progress has been made over a period of time without … Continue reading Are You Making Visual Progress?
Most business owners recognise the need for branding their business. But have you considered the value in branding yourself? Let’s take a quick look at the differences, benefits, and value of considering your own personal branding, as well as branding your business. Business Branding Your business branding is a worthwhile investment. From a physical point … Continue reading Have You Created Your Personal Brand?
In marketing, there is a very useful concept of describing your ideal client. It is a process of identifying the best type of client that your business could have, and their characteristics and habits. This exercise helps you to identify common traits, habits, lifestyles, locations, income brackets, hobbies etc to engage in tailored marketing directly … Continue reading Are You Ideal for Your Ideal Clients?
With business advisors pointing you towards analysis and spreadsheets, is there still relevance in listening to your gut instinct? My V6 speedway car rumbles expectantly as I wait on the grid. Belts, helmet and neck brace secure? Check. I am focused, calm, in the zone and ready to go. My temperature light flicks on – … Continue reading Do You Trust Your Gauges Or Gut?
There is an interesting phenomenon in business that I like to refer to as unintentional business hibernation. This state most often occurs after a negative or traumatic period in our lives. It could be a natural disaster, a health issue, receiving bad news about someone close to us, a period of depression, a lousy business deal, … Continue reading Are You In Business Hibernation?
Wooing new clients is a lot like dating. You wouldn't rush up to someone on the street you had never met and ask them to marry you, would you? Why then do so many business owners think that one-off contact (for example, one advert) will be successful? Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, … Continue reading The Business Dating Game
Words are incredibly powerful when used in the right way. Your company represents itself in many ways, and it is imperative to consider the implications of a well-named item. Below are five very important things to think about when naming items. 1) Who is this targeted to, or who is most likely to see this name? … Continue reading What’s In A Name?
Generosity is not limited or bound by how much money, or how many possessions we may have - it is often given as time. Generosity is an attitude, followed up by an action. A valuable lesson was brought to my attention a couple of years ago, as my Rover Scout Crew and I were helping … Continue reading Generosity and the ‘Why’
As a human being, our instincts have developed fundamental ways to protect us, no matter what the situation is. One of these systems is our habits. Whether good or bad, under times of stress or uncertainty, our bodies seem to automatically shift into a type of overdrive that keeps us doing the same things over … Continue reading Hitting Your Rev’ Limiter