So your a frantically busy entrepreneur, working tirelessly to drive the business forward, with a great mission, a great team and some real core values that you have all bought into and uphold. You've already spent considerable time considering the 8 Segments within every business and the impact each one of these is having on the other. Ensuring they work seamlessly together to drive the business towards the BFHAG you have set as your SUCCESS SUMMIT! But it's not working! Something has put … [Read more...] about 2 vital lessons
I don't know about you, but I've certainly noticed a distinct increase in the amount of confusion, disappointment, anger and frustration these days in the manner and ability of people to effectively communicate! In an age where there has never been more methods of communication, and people are trying to communicate with you 24/7 why is it that whilst the demand on communication methods and abilities has increased, our ability to do it effectively has decreased! My quick guide to the 12.5 … [Read more...] about 12.5 types of communication
STOP CHASING COLD TRAFFIC! Seriously, I'm getting rather peeved at the amount of time and effort people are putting into continually trying to put new prospects into the top of a colander they call a funnel! OMG he's mentioned a new kitchen implement! Is this code, some new algorithm or acronym for a new get rich quick methodology? No, it's the truth! Most businesses are pouring more and more of their effort, time and money into filling a broken funnel! By not accepting the many HOLES … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Convert One-timers into Lifetimers
It all began back in 2011, I’d been running my Health & Safety Consultancy for a few years, and we’d been steadily (well, quite aggressively growing) continuous for the duration of my ownership. (On average we recruited a new F/T member of staff every 14 weeks consistently for 4 years) I’d always been a member of the Federation of Small Businesses, and I was approached by our Regional Chairman and asked if I’d speak at the Annual National Conference for which our Region was hosting that … [Read more...] about Do awards really matter?
Recently, I’ve become a lot more aware of LIFE. I’ve begun to really reflect on life, both on that of my own, and the interaction of others both within my family, my network and even further to all those out there on this planet. As you may know, I’m engaged to be married, and about to make some commitments for the rest of my life. And perhaps it’s this which has got me thinking, or maybe it’s simply something that comes naturally with age. But, what I’ve really come to notice is that too many … [Read more...] about Why NOW is SO important…
The #ADDAZERO Story 26 November 2008 wasn’t my finest hour in business, in fact I still regard it as my worst day in business! The day had started well, I was up early and into the office before the usual morning traffic, nobody had called in sick and we’d got a full complement of fee earners on site, generating revenue for the business (or so I thought!) It wasn’t until 6pm that evening, I’d just got back home ahead of a planned dinner party that evening when I was stopped so abruptly by … [Read more...] about The #ADDAZERO Story