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Riches in Business

Riches in Business Poverty is attracted to the one whose mind is favourable to it, as money is...

Business Success

Business Success To be successful a business needs both a spiritual and business mission. When...

Hitting a Slump

Hitting a Slump

Hitting a slump One of the main reasons for a stoppage in results is that you’re not practicing...

A Focus issue

A Focus Issue. We don’t have a business issue in the UK, we have a focus issue.  If your main...

Leadership questions

Leadership questions

Leadership Questions As a Business owner or M.D. you’ve achieved some success in your business....

Leadership

Leadership A good leader is like a good ship's captain; they plan the trip in their mind before...

THE COMING RECESSION

THE COMING RECESSION – WHAT WILL YOU DO TO GET THROUGH? If you don’t get this right when the next...

TIME WASTED

TIME WASTED

HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU WASTE BY NOT RETURNING CALLS Recently I was trying to call a Business owner...

INTEGRITY:

INTEGRITY: Would yours stand up to Scrutiny? I've been reading in the paper recently lots and lots...

I’d rather Be a Viking!

I’d rather be a Viking! Ignoring the brutality of the era and the obvious masculine stereotype, I...

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP Leadership has more to do with people than with the nature of the endeavour to which it...

WHO ADVISES YOU?

WHO ADVISES YOU?

WHO ADVISES YOU? You may be good at what you do. Indeed, you may be better than most, but without...

Uganda

I had the privilege of being in Uganda recently, guiding and mentoring Mbale Business owners . To...

SHACKLETON’S WAY

SHACKLETON’S WAY OF GETTING THE GROUP THROUGH A CRISIS As a busy C.E.O. or Business owner it's...

Worry.  How to overcome it!

Worry. How to overcome it!

WORRY – How to overcome it! Sleepless nights: Worrying about cashflow, or how to pay suppliers or...

SHACKLETON’S WAYS

SHACKLETON'S WAYS SHACKLETON'S 10 WAYS OF DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS As a Business owner or M.D....

Leadership Decision-Making

LEADERSHIP DECISION-MAKING I was reading a news week magazine recently and read the following...

Decision Making

Not making a decision is still a decision.   And in life, we are called upon to make decisions...

LETTING GO OF THE VINE

LETTING GO OF THE VINE Most Leaders or Managers are unable to reach the next level because they...

2 TYPES OF MINDSET

2 TYPES OF MINDSET

The two types of mindset you need to understand… Yesterday, I wrote to you about the power mindset...

INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP, Napoleon described leaders as 'dealers in hope'. He understood that hope is one of the...

Why 66% of businesses fail!

Why 66% of businesses fail within the first 10 years A known fact is that half of new businesses...

The quest for loyalty

How can you gain a head start in the quest for loyalty? Incentives that’s how. A study was done at...

I’d rather be a Viking!

I’d rather be a Viking! Ignoring the brutality of the era and the obvious masculine stereotype, I...

Be Warned

WE'RE WORKING WITH 2 GREAT BUSINESS OWNERS........ A WARNING WE HAVE GIVEN THEM THOUGH....... The...

NETWORKING EFFECTIVELY

NETWORKING EFFECTIVELY MEANS ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTION & THEN ‘LISTENING’ I think the theory...

Team or Family Culture?

Team or Family Culture - which is best? How do you create a supportive, friendly, and family like...

DO YOU USE A CHEAT SHEET

Do you use a Cheat Sheet On Sunday, Feb. 7th, 2021, Tom Brady took centre stage again as the...

STRATEGY FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

HOW DO YOU SET STRATEGY FOR YOUR BUSINESS? The majority of managers in all Businesses believe that...

Life!

LIFE: 'Life can only be understood backwards. The trouble is it must be lived forwards’. Life...

Achieve More with Less

Achieve More with Less One of my favourite quotes attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius...

ACCOUNTABILITY & HIRING

ACCOUNTABILITY & HIRING I want to talk with you about Accountability which is meaningless...

CULTURE = CASH

I want to talk with you about "Culture = Cash" "In more than 19 years working with companies...

CERTAINTY

Do you have CERTAINTY for yourself and your Business this year? Have you got the FIRE & DESIRE...

Resolve not to quit:  

Resolve not to quit: Many people have are having a SCARCITY mentality during this current...

Your New Business…!!!!!

WHEN YOU WENT TO SCHOOL ON YOUR FIRST DAY, DID YOU KNOW EVERYTHING?   OR DID YOU HAVE A TEACHER...

Mindset

YOUR MINDSET   Business mindset (your mindset) is really crucial to a successful business. ...

5 REGRETS

The five regrets most often talked about are:  I wish had the courage to live a life true to...

INTEGRITY

The word integrity derives from the word integer, a mathematical term for a whole number as...

LEADERSHIP

To be humble to superiors is duty;    to equals, courtesy;    to inferiors, nobility.'    It's not...

MY TOE HURTS…

TIME – something we can’t get more of… I have to admit I have been procrastinating for the last...

2 QUESTIONS

2 Questions! 1. Would you like to make even more money from your Business? 2. Would you like to...

Take it easy…

Well, I'm a standing on a corner In Winslow, Arizona And such a fine sight to see It's a girl, my...

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

It's not every day you receive a letter from BUCKINGHAM PALACE..........   I am not a royalist,...

A Wonderful Testimonial

Having just completed an E.L.S. (Elite Leadership Specialist) programme, with John W, Janelle and...

3 gifts

3 lovely gifts from a client John W who we have just finished an E.L.S. (Elite Leadership...

KEEP PUMPING

KEEP PUMPING A while back I bought an interesting torch. Before I decided to buy it I asked the...

8 Rules to Live by

8 rules to live by (1) If you've a problem with me, come and see me privately. I'll do the same...

The Value of a Smile

The Value of a Smile: It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive it,...

Induction for New Staff

INDUCTION PROCESS You’ve recruited your next star employee.  You’ve used your new recruitment...

YES, BUT people

Yes but people...... Some people miss the good things in life by focusing only on what's wrong....

Know your worth

How valuable are you to your work and your family? Before he died, a father said to his son; “Here...

DREAMS

DREAMS Dream no small dreams, for they stir the hearts of men and women. It is impossible to lead...

SAVING FAce

SAVING FACE In the summer of 1986, two ships collided in the Black Sea off the coast of Russia....

COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP

COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP during these Epic Times. If I am a leader I already...

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP During these Epic times, when it comes to leadership, uncertainty is a permanent part...

WORRY

WORRY: We’re going through amazing times at present – times that none of us imagined we’d ever...

GREATER SELF & LESSER SELF

OUR LESSER SELF & OUR GREATER SELF In each of us there is a lesser self and greater self,...

Discipline

Like this. From my good friend Scott Frankland.

HOW TO THRIVE RIGHT NOW

Just a thought and some practical ideas on how to thrive in this current Epic time. Remember, its...

8 Rules to Live By

8 rules to live by (1) If you've a problem with me, come and see me privately. I'll do the same...

Positive Thinking

Positive Thinking Positive thinking is how you think about a problem. Enthusiasm is how you feel...

SERVING OTHERS

SERVING OTHERS Serving others is actually good for your health. A survey conducted at 44 major...

PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS

PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS   Twelve bees were placed in a jar in a darkened room. A light was beamed...

THE LOGJAM

THE LOGJAM

THE LOGJAM When professional loggers discover a logjam, they climb a large tree near the river so...

Worry

Just a thought as you go into the Weekend!!     40% of the things we worry about never happen  ...

A Taste Sensation

A Taste Sensation Janelle and I went out for our Barefoot Investor monthly evening, (If you want...

On-Line Returns

On-line returns   Thursday is apparently the biggest day of on-line returns of items people don't...

Life

The difference between perceived, and real life for our kids is pretty much summed up in this...

Electric cars

Electric Cars May I have your help please!!!! I understand the benefits of electric cars and how...

Greeting People

A Question. When you’re walking along the street and someone passes you by in the opposite...

ATTITUDE DETERMINES ALTITUDE

Our ATTITUDE determines our ALTITUDE   ATTITUDE is a choice. It’s like having static on the radio...

The Debt Mountain

I saw this amazing infographic last week. It shows where $69 Trillion - (that's right Trillion) of...

2020 for 2020

2020 for 2020 Would you like to make even more money from your Business? Maybe you’d like to work...

MIS-COMMUNICATION

MIS-COMMUNICATION It's so easy to misunderstand what someone may be saying to us. We need to...

BOOKS:

  I love this picture.   It is so 21st Century.  Have we lost the art of reading, seeing we...

2020 for 2020

Would you like to make even more money from your Business? Maybe you’d like to work even less...

The Cash Gap

.A cash flow gap is the time in between, paying out for something and not getting the money back....

THE ART OF DELEGATING

THE ART OF DELEGATING In today’s busy world, one of the best ways to get more time for those...

I’M HAVING A PARTY!

I’M HAVING A PARTY! If you have ever gone through a toll booth, you know that your relationship to...

Strength

FOCUS ON YOUR STRENGTH: The keys to success are priorities and concentration. A well-known pastor...

Stop Procrastinating

Stop procrastinating - do it!   When you squander or lose your money, there's a chance you can get...

CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE

CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE   Cheryl continually complained that she didn't make enough money, couldn't...

THOUGHTS

THOUGHTS:   The shortest pencil is still better than the longest memory.   The first two letters...

THE POWER OF THE WHISTLE

THE POWER OF A WHISTLE   I used to referee rugby.   During one game a woman came up to me at half...

Stay Sharp

A competition was held between two men to see who could chop down the most trees in a single day....

DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU

One time in the West Indies five ships, one of them British, were anchored in the harbour when a...

THE RIGHT WORDS

THE RIGHT WORDS:   What you say in the first five minutes can set the tone for the hours that...

TAKING THE INITIATIVE

TAKING THE INITIATIVE   Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, taught all his employees 'The 10-Foot...

Habits could get you killed

STOP FORCE OF HABITS. IT COULD KILL YOU!   Twelve bees were placed in a jar in a darkened room.  ...

8 Rules to Live By:

8 Rules To Live By:   (1) If you've a problem with me, come and see me privately. I'll do the same...

Respect your Differences:

RESPECT YOUR DIFFERENCES:   A woman went on a retreat. Halfway through the final morning session...

COMPARISONS

COMPARISONS:   If you've lost your joy in being with others, maybe it's because you're comparing...

Credibility and Conviction

To earn respect and be worthy of following, you need two qualities that really matter. The first...

FEAR

FEAR   A man who had a morbid fear of thunder, went to see a psychiatrist. 'You have a condition...

CHILDREN

CHILDREN   Contrary to what you may think, the ideal environment for your children is not one...

FEAR

FEAR   Don't allow what you can't do to interfere with what you can do. Boxing manager Cus D'Amato...

Parenting

Parenting   You don't learn how to be a parent in school or college, you learn it 'on the job'....

8 Rules to Live By

8 Rules to Live By   (1) If you've a problem with me, come and see me privately. I'll do the same...

Karma

Karma   I was in a bakery waiting my turn to be served along with several other customers.   All...

Don’t mess with Old Dogs

A German Shepherd starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering...

DROP LIMITING YOURSELF

Drop Limiting Beliefs We are all doing things in our life that we should drop immediately in order...

Golfing & Integrity

Golfing & Integrity   Bobby Jones is considered one of history's greatest golfers. But more...

The Rewards of Friendship

The Rewards of Friendship   Real friends are concerned about what you're becoming. They look...

Earning the Right to Speak

Have you earned the right to speak? Getting people to listen calls for: Insight. When what you say...

FOLLOW-UP

FOLLOW-UP   The importance of follow up....   We went to a local establishment to see if they...

Overwhelm

Dealing with OVERWHELM   I had been coaching "Jim" for just over a year when he dropped he...

Self Management

Time Management isn't the issue - Self management is   A client has ben having immense trouble...

CARRY EACH OTHERS BURDENS

CARRY EQCH OTHERS BURDENS Mark Twain said, ‘Keep away from people who try to belittle your...

SUCCESSFUL HABITS

Remember, life is nothing more than the sum total of many successful years; a successful year is...

BATTLING THE MIND

One reason why disciplining your mind is so important is that the condition of your mind can...

A SUCCESS STORY

A SUCCESS STORY The business executive was deep in debt and could see no way out. Creditors were...

Wisdom v Knowledge

Knowledge is known, wisdom is lived. You can carry knowledge in your head all your life and never...

The Value of Time

Successful People Increase the Value of Their Time… Successful people put a high value on their...

Helping a Friend in Crisis

Helping a Friend in Crisis When a friend or family member is in a crisis, your aim should be to...

BEING A FATHER

BEING A FATHER   If you're a Dad, be the leader in your family.   That means: (1) You must want to...

SALT

SALT AND THOUGHTS   Salt both seasons and preserves food, but can lose its saltiness. Salt is a...

The Measure of Success

The Measure of Success   You'll never meet a person focused on yesterday who had a better...

Keep a Good Attitude

KEEP A GOOD ATTITUDE   When you’re going through bad times, your goal should be to keep a good...

Preconceived Notions

Preconceived notions   Twelve bees were placed in a jar in a darkened room.   A light was beamed...

Stay Sharp

Stay Sharp A competition was held between two men to see who could chop down the most trees in a...

SAYING THANK YOU

Psychologist Martin Seligman suggests sending a letter or email of gratitude to somebody, then...

RAISING CHILDREN

RAISING CHILDREN   Raising your child ‘in the way they should go’ means being aware of:   1 Their...

BE LIKE A GOAT!

BE LIKE A GOAT   Do you know how two goats respond when they meet on a narrow path above a river?...

8 RULES TO LIVE BY

8 RULES TO LIVE BY   (1) If you've a problem with me, come and see me privately. I'll do the same...

A PIECE OF BREAD

A PIECE OF BREAD During the bombing raids of the Second World War, thousands of children were...

CONFRONTATION

CONFRONTATION   Most of us tend to avoid confrontation because we fear being disliked and...

TOMORROW

You'll never meet a person focused on yesterday who had a better tomorrow. John Foster Dulles,...

BEES V FLIES

BEES V FLIES Twelve bees were placed in a jar in a darkened room. A light was beamed onto the...

THE VALUE OF A SMILE

THE VALUE OF A SMILE One day a big department store posted this sign: 'The Value of a Smile: it...

FEAR OF FAILURE

FEAR OF FAILURE   Until I overcome the fear of failure, I'll be immobilised at the prospect of...

LISTENING TO INSTRUCTIONS

LISTENING TO INSTRUCTIONS When you give someone instructions, check to be sure they've made a note...

GUARD YOUR TONGUE

GUARD YOUR TONGUE   On a windy day in March 1997, a father and son visited Valley Forge National...

A LIFE CHANGING MOMENT

A LIFE CHANGING MOMENT   The Great Depression of the 1930s hit a businessman named J.C. Penney...

A LIFE CHANGING MOMENT

A LIFE CHANGING MOMENT   The Great Depression of the 1930s hit a businessman named J.C. Penney...

DON’T GIVE UP

DON'T GIVE UP   Have you ever watched a seasoned swimmer?   Stroke after stroke, he takes what's...

CHARACTER

What is character? It's the will to do what is right, even when it's not easy. It's deciding ahead...

COURAGE

COURAGE   Courage is displayed at unexpected moments.   What you do in such moments can change...

BUSINESS IS LIKE A GARDEN

BUSINESS IS LIKE A GARDEN   Your business is like a garden; it has great potential for growth and...

THE PURSUIT OF A DREAM

The pursuit of a dream is what makes the difference between ordinary and extraordinary people....

KEEPING COMPANY

"Keeping Company" The start of our monthly Radio broadcast on Deal Radio, with Marc Carey. We'll...

REAL TEAMS FLY IN FORMATION

REAL TEAMS FLY IN FORMATION   When you see geese flying in "V" formation, you might consider what...

STAFF

When you have an opportunity to encourage someone, do it. You never know what a person is going...

MAXIMS THEORY OF CAPACITY

MAXIMS THEORY OF CAPACITY   Whilst in Bordeaux France tasting a multitude of French wines I had...

REMEMBER ME?

REMEMBER ME:   I'm the person who goes into a restaurant, sits down patiently and waits while the...

The 7 Wonders of the World

The 7 Wonders of the World   A group of students were asked to list the Seven Wonders of the...

10 Laws of Success

TEN LAWS OF SUCCESS   1. You control your destiny – paddle your own boat ·             Destiny is...

Integrity and Cricket

The newspapers are full of the ball-tampering issue that is now plaguing the Australian cricket...

Your Family or Business

I was working with a business owner – a very successful one at that. I’m going to call him...

Tell People your Story

Graduating from Police College with distinction was like tasting the very delicious taste of...

The Power of an Apology

Outside our office there is a carpark for another business owner. This carpark is "named" with his...

GLUE

I had to do some home handyman stuff over the weekend as my table had broken. Now anyone that...

The Art of Delegating

The Art Of Delegating In today’s busy world, one of the best ways to get more time for those...

What is your Business Worth?

If you’re trying to figure out what your business might be worth, it’s helpful to consider what...

Common Sense

Today we mourn the passing of an old friend - common sense.  He devoted his service to schools,...

Positive Motivations

Focusing on Positive Motivations There's nothing wrong with competition when it's employed in a...

Do I really have to bother??

Do I really have to bother?? If you google Employee Engagement you will get 18,600,000 results!...

Features v Benefits

Features versus Benefits If you’re not careful in creating your marketing copy, you may...

Say the right thing!

Say the right thing at the right time!'  According to ground-breaking neurological research, you...

Discounts v Profits

Discounts versus Profits Do you have (or have you ever had) one of those salespeople who thinks...

Discounts v Profits

Discounts versus Profits Do you have (or have you ever had) one of those salespeople who thinks...

Do you Fear Failure?

Conquering Fear Fear is the greatest…and perhaps sneakiest obstacles to reaching our goals.  We...

Lead as if it Doesn’t Matter

Lead As If It Doesn't Matter “Work as if it doesn’t matter.”  John Gray made this statement in his...

Do your Metric measure up?

Do Your Metrics Measure Up? by Michael Perla June, 2003 At a recent networking function, I had a...

Creative Destruction

  What it means The idea is to deliberately destroy and replace perfectly good revenue...

Better Time management

Better Time Management for Your Business   I've been helping business owners and managers...

Being Curious

Being Curious Curiosity killed the cat, they say…but only after it had used up its nine lives. ...

Auto Pilot

Auto Pilot Are you going through your life on auto-pilot?  Are you letting your reactions and...

Accelerated Innovation

Accelerated Innovation More and more it appears true that the only way businesses today, whether...

Logjams

Logjams When professional loggers discover a logjam, they climb a large tree near the river so...

The Identity Iceberg

The identity iceberg & what makes you, YOU! 90% of an iceberg is underwater. Therefore we see...

Line of Success

Line of Success We choose our attitude with the line of success. You either stay in B.E.D. and...

Steve’s Shoe Shop

Steve's Shoe Shop A 10% increase in performance across the 5 levers of your business can lead to a...

All about Empathy

All about Empathy Imagine if you could become intensely aware of what your employees, colleagues,...

Persistence Always Pays Off

Persistence Always Pays Off What do you do when that big project, contract, or opportunity you've...

3 Keys to Business Success

3 Keys to Business Success No matter what else you do there are three things that can guarantee...

A Skill Transition

A Skill Transition You don’t “do the work” anymore - you need to “get things done through others.”...

Read More

Read More What if someone spent a lifetime learning about what works and what doesn't work in...

Conquering Fear

Conquering Fear Fear is the greatest…and perhaps sneakiest obstacles to reaching our goals. We may...

Profit Margins

Business Profit Margins Margins are critical to your profitability. You can have a fast growing...

Courage

Courage Courage is displayed at unexpected moments.   What I do in such moments can change me, and...

Leadership – Part 1

Leadership Great leadership is not about having all the answers.  It’s about figuring out and...

What is Character?

What is Character? What is character?  It's the will to do what is right, even when it's not easy....

Maxim’s Theory of Capacity.

Maxim’s Theory of Capacity. Whilst in Bordeaux France tasting a multitude of fine French wines I...

The 5 C’s of Leadership

The 5 C's of Leadership Competence - recognize your gifts, and channel your energies to where you...

Work Expectations!

Work Expectations! Do you know exactly what is expected of you at work? The extent to which you...

Leadership – Part 2

New York Times columnist Adam Bryant has spent many years interviewing the world’s top business...

I’d rather be a Viking!

I’d rather be a Viking! Ignoring the brutality of the era and the obvious masculine stereotype, I...

Common Sense

Common Sense Today we mourn the passing of an old friend - common sense.   He devoted his service...

The Triple Filter Test

The Triple Filter Test In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. ...

Disagreements!!!!

Disagreements!!!! Think about your romantic relationship. Studies show that unless your positive...

Managers must weed the garden

Managers must weed the garden The most effective managers apply consistent pressure. They are firm...

Ten Laws of Success

Ten Laws of Success 1 - You control your destiny – paddle your own waka, (this is an NZ Maori...

Discounts or Profits?

Discounts or Profits? Having previously owned retail stores you may be surprised that discounting...

Got trust?

Got trust? Like milk is to healthy bones, trust is to healthy professional relationships. And...

My Brother

My Brother Graduating from Police College with distinction was like tasting the very delicious...

One man’s opinion

One man's opinion Pete ran home excitedly to let his father know he’d made the under 10 football...

The fewer the words………

The fewer the words......... Words are full of power, so they should be few.  The fewer the words...

This made me Smile!!!!!

This made me Smile!!!!! A German Shepherd starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that...

Problem Solving

Problem Solving I really enjoyed this story and it has shades of council problem-solving...

Performance and Productivity

Performance and Productivity No matter where you look in Britain you can see the destructive, as...

Test Your Accountability

Test Your Accountability One of the major challenges facing organisations today is to ensure...

Life and Focus

Life and Focus A) A life is measured in decades.Too many people want happiness, love, money,...

A wise man listens to advice

A wise man listens to advice Arthur Goldberg says: "lf Columbus had had an advisory committee,...

What is Your Closing Ratio?

What is Your Closing Ratio? What's your closing ratio?" is a question you really need to ask...

Finding Courage In Business

Business Courage Courage is displayed at unexpected moments.   What I do in such moments can...

Key To Business Success

The Key to Success Finding a business that has reached its potential without a mentor or a coach...

The Alignment Day

I chose to see Pete for an alignment day after starting to struggle to focus on my goals. Since...

7 Principle of Success

What are the seven proven Principles for success? 1 Get Serious 2 Identify limiting step 3 Get...

Toothpaste problem solving

A toothpaste factory sometimes shipped empty boxes without the tube inside. The company CEO...

As Good As Your Dog

As good as your dog 'If you can start the day without caffeine; if you can get going without pep...