Prime Minister Boris Johnson opened the emergency COBRA meeting by reiterating his confidence in the ability to ‘turn the tide’ of the COVID19 outbreak within three months, using “medicine, technology and - above all - we’re going to defeat this disease with a huge national effort.” He went on to say that the government would be “supporting you directly in a way a government has never done before.” I am not the only one who has already stated that COVID19 will shape our generation. Not only … [Read more...] about Coping with COVID-19
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Nobody wants to be a looser, to be on the losing side, to be attributed as the cause of defeat. And yet for as long as we can recall in history, we have always remained competitive. I’ve not been feeling that well over the weekend, and as a result not really wanted to face the gusty winds and driving rain. Instead favouring a well-known flu remedy and to watch all three six nations games. I particularly like the commentary these days, talking at length regarding the different strategies each … [Read more...] about What I learnt from 153 failures
Earlier this week, I posted quite a controversial blog (bearing in mind Mastermind is the CORE of what we do) entitled "7 Reasons you should NOT join a Mastermind group”. As part of our series of blogs regarding Mastermind, it is only then fair to offer the other side to the argument and offer reasons as to why you might want to consider joining a mastermind group. I’ve been involved (one way or another) initially as a guest, then quickly as a participant for at least the past 14 years. And … [Read more...] about 14 reasons you SHOULD join a Mastermind group
Within this article, I’d like to share with you the three fundamental flaws I’ve identified within more than 80% of businesses which is preventing them from successfully scaling their businesses, and a test you can do to determine how do you score on the sustainable SCALE chart! My good friend Adrian wants to buy a house. He’s currently renting, has saved sufficiently to have a sizeable deposit ready and recognises the amount of money he can save by buying instead of remaining in rental … [Read more...] about What stopping you from SCALING your business?
Should You Buy Your Biggest Competitor? Growth through acquisition is a very viable option for small and medium-size businesses. Should you buy a business? We routinely hear on the news about huge companies merging with and acquiring other huge companies in deals measured in the tens of billions. But just a few minutes of research will show even novice entrepreneurs that growth through acquisition is a very viable option for small and medium-size businesses as well. The question is, is it … [Read more...] about Growth through acquisition
Your simply NOT ready! It's never pleasant when someone comes along and bursts your bubble. You've been working extremely hard on your product/service and now "Ready" to present it to the world. You put on your POWER outfit (The one you feel so damn good in that you grow an extra inch in height) and confidently walk through the door..... What you are greeted with is SIGNIFICANTLY different to what you had expected. You've rehearsed the handshakes the high fives and the signed contract. But … [Read more...] about You’re NOT ready…