We are only 50 days away from singing auld lang syne saying goodbye to 2019 and welcoming in the New Year! But are you READY for 2020? And I don’t simply mean when do you open after the holidays, or what are you hoping to achieve in Q1? I’m not even asking what your 2020 goals are. I want you to stop for a minute and look far out and answer: What would you do, if you knew you couldn’t fail? The pressure of doing business today, of beating the last quarter and making the next, is too often a … [Read more...] about When thinking big, isn’t big enough
1. Vision, Value, Culture, Purpose
If you’ve ever read anything related to achievement, motivation or personal development, you’ve no doubt come across the idea of SMART Goals? More often than not, the conversation revolves around setting SMART goals. This is an acronym for goals that are: Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-Bound Believe me, in all the time I worked in both Public Sector and PLC, they were ALWAYS going on about SMART goals, SMART targets. And KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) based … [Read more...] about Why SMART goals aren’t
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
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
I'm not sure about you, but I've always been a fan of 'The Apprentice' (even though I'm not sure where on earth they find some of the candidates! and shocked at some of their lack of business prowess prior to joining! So when I learned that Karen Brady has a new show "Give it a Year", having read her book '10 rules for success' I was looking forward to seeing what she had to offer. However, as I watched I became more and more disappointed. In case you've not heard of the show, the format is - … [Read more...] about I’ll give you a year!
I was grateful to have been interviewed by the MEET THE BUYER Youtube team for their series of inspiring interviews with Business Owners. Here, (Over 18 minutes) I share how less than 5% of business owners ever SMASH their original targets, yet 20% of business fail EVERY year! It's SO important to therefore understand how to prevent your business from failing! … [Read more...] about Meet The Owner, Interview