Taking responsibility for you day 5 of 5

Lets quickly recap the week: Accepting that everything is your responsibility Stop negative influence Invest in yourself Look at your own capabilities Today, to sum it all up – you need to realise that this is not a band-aid. It’s a journey! You have to journey to greatness – you don’t just wake up, read … Read moreTaking responsibility for you day 5 of 5

How to motivate others part 2 of 3

Teams or more so, employees used to only work for a paycheck and were not really interested in anything else. Boy have things changed. The modern day, more educated, employee wants to know that what they do or work on contributes to the bigger picture but more so and probably more importantly, helps them get … Read moreHow to motivate others part 2 of 3

Do you actually know what you are doing?

Most decisions these days seem to be reactive! Things have changed, we need to pivot, its unprecedented times etc etc Its all rubbish! Things are always changing, you should always be pivoting (remember we used to call this being Agile …) and times are no more unprecedented than they are at any other bump in … Read moreDo you actually know what you are doing?

How to get people to buy into your dream

Your team doesn’t really care about your vision. This is the first lesson you need to learn about being a leader. You, need to buy into theirs! This applies to your customers, family and everyone actually. People work for themselves. They work to earn a living and pay their bills and achieve their goals. If … Read moreHow to get people to buy into your dream

The terrible truth of success

The secret to success is actually incredibly mundane. It is an incredibly monotonous journey to be successful. Sounds horrible, it is. 90 percent of success is the product of mundane repetitive actions. When you don’t feel like working out at gym, successful people are already on their second set! When you have completed your to-do-list … Read moreThe terrible truth of success

Sprautumn cleaning part 5 of 5

What a week! I hope that my Sprautumn thinking has helped. Last one before the weekend. Now for the physical! Is your actual space (or world) organised? We have looked at the emotional and non physical requirements this last week. Now the place where we work – whether this is physical ie clean your desk … Read moreSprautumn cleaning part 5 of 5

Sprautumn cleaning part 1 of 5

As I have readers in both hemispheres and some are going into Spring and others Autumn this week is all about “Sprautumn” The big focus at the moment is weathering the Covid-19 storm and this doesn’t care which hemishere we are in. Where Spring is a time of growth and new starts and Autumn preparing … Read moreSprautumn cleaning part 1 of 5

Accountability with personal development

I chatted yesterday about being accountable to yourself and how to do so. What I left out was growing. If we are not learning or developing we are not growing. It is equally important to ensure that personal development or learning occur when looking at your actions. What did you do right this last week? … Read moreAccountability with personal development

We need to laugh a bit more.

Laughter is the best medicine! There he goes with the clichés again. But maybe it’s true? We live in an over-serious time. Everyone’s scared of saying something or doing something or even suggesting something as there could be ramifications. It’s time to lighten up. Everyone enjoys a good laugh and yes it has been medically … Read moreWe need to laugh a bit more.

Familiarity breeds …

Nope not contempt. Actually. The answer is nothing! Let me explain. When a relationship between employer and employee moves towards the familiar zone the willingness to learn or acquire knowledge diminishes. Take training. If you are in the training business your staff are likely not going to ask you for advice. Why? Well for them … Read moreFamiliarity breeds …

Choices over the Festive period

I have mentioned before how little actions become big ones via compounding. As we enter the Festive season our resistance crumbles and our will power too. I am not suggesting that you don’t relax and recharge I’m just reminding you of how hard you have worked over the year to achieve the current status quo … Read moreChoices over the Festive period

Rock bottom is a solid foundation!

Hitting rock bottom is not a bad thing. You see not only can you not go any further down (unless you have dynamite or heavy duty drilling equipment) but rock is a solid foundation and this is critical to build big structures. No I haven’t gone crazy, well not yet. People often say “It can’t … Read moreRock bottom is a solid foundation!

Make today the best day ever!

Our biggest battle is between our ears. If you can calibrate your mind to be positive then amazing things can happen. I’ve talked about expectations and goal setting but the reality is that our minds are our biggest strengths and equally our worst enemies. If you tell yourself that you are sick, your body will … Read moreMake today the best day ever!

Raise others expectations too!

Yesterday I spoke about setting your expectations and then you will achieve them. Today I want to continue with a similar phenomenon which involves your team and those around you. If you set an expectation for others, the human trait of the self fulfilling prophecy comes into play! They rise to meet these expectations too. … Read moreRaise others expectations too!

Inconsistency, the success killer!

It is one of the human traits that guarantees failure. What I mentioned the “F” word! See; I wasn’t consistent in not talking about not failing. We generally set our goals in a certain location, mood or state of mind. On New Year’s Eve “I’ll stop smoking”, beginning of Spring “I need to eat more … Read moreInconsistency, the success killer!

Feeling overwhelmed? It’s normal

It’s a human condition and happens to all of us. There is nothing wrong with feeling this way only if we don’t know how to deal with it will it affect us. So Switch off. This means disconnect from the world. Turn off emails. Social etc. Pause. Breathe. It’s seems like a silly comment but … Read moreFeeling overwhelmed? It’s normal

The value of the older generation

We don’t realize how valuable the older generation is! The knowledge and experience they have is priceless. They may not be tech savvy and you will need to show patience and respect when dealing with them as this is how they roll! I see ageism and prejudice towards the elder generation every day in business … Read moreThe value of the older generation

Sustainable and Diversified

Is your business sustainable and diversified? Sounds like a bit of an oxymoron. But the two are most definitely linked. It is imperative that you source resources from sustainable sources. This applies to physical and services. You can’t maintain or grow a business on limited resources. Even if your resources are precious and rare you … Read moreSustainable and Diversified

Doing what I want to do with Whom I want to do it!

This is a critical part of the definition of success. Doing what you do with who you want to do it. Choose who you want in your business and personal life. The vision of your company is only as good as the people in it and with whom you surround yourself. Don’t associate or hang … Read moreDoing what I want to do with Whom I want to do it!

Spring Morning Routine – Part 1 of 3

Spring is the time for new beginnings (Sorry to my readers in the Northern Hemisphere). So I thought to look at some changes to the way we do things and the way we start our days. The importance of a Morning Routine includes not checking email not checking Social Networks and not making excuses but … Read moreSpring Morning Routine – Part 1 of 3

Start with the Solutions not the Problems!

It’s far easier to look for and find problems, but that is a fail and not what we do here. Here’s a trick: First off Identify What is the problem? Then write down at least Three well researched and viable solutions and Choose the most Viable one after looking at all the solutions. This thinking … Read moreStart with the Solutions not the Problems!

You and only You are Responsible !

A key difference between successful and unsuccessful people is they both hate having to sometimes do what is required to succeed but the successful ones do it anyway. Success is based on what you do, Don’t do and How you respond to what has happened whether in your control or not. No Sports professional loves … Read moreYou and only You are Responsible !

Newsflash: We all only have 24 hours in a day!

We always say how little time we have or we don’t have time to do that etc. Here’s a news flash; Every single person in the world has the exact same amount of time as you do! Unbelievable right? All these years you thought famous and successful people had more time than we do, Nope! … Read moreNewsflash: We all only have 24 hours in a day!

Do You Actually See What’s Going On?

A lot of people say you should focus on what you are doing, or don’t get distracted by multiple opportunities (which is definitely one of my shortcomings) and so on and so on. This is good advice. There is however a difference between being focused and being tuned out! Have you ever sat down with … Read moreDo You Actually See What’s Going On?

Superheroes unmasked!

I had some interesting comments/questions/feedback on yesterday’s post so I decided to unpack the analogy a bit further. I said that you are your own Superhero and I meant it. Here is the way to actually unlock your masked alter-ego. Identify the people you consider heroes. They can be anyone. Your mom, The Neighbour or … Read moreSuperheroes unmasked!

Are you a Leader or a Slave Master?

We need to remember that this is our company and that the team are generally employees. This is important for a couple of reasons. Your team are probably loyal and committed but you have to remember they are there for a primary reason, a paycheck! Work needs to be fun and rewarding for them. If … Read moreAre you a Leader or a Slave Master?

Compound Effect or Affect!

This is a powerful lesson. In finance this principle has been the core standard of creating wealth. By reinvesting the returns or interest earned on the primary capital investment the growth of the wealth is compounded as we earn interest on our interest. This is great advice but this isn’t an economics blog so why … Read moreCompound Effect or Affect!

You have to Learn Every Day!

Seem obvious right? Yet so many of us don’t actually learn every single day! Education is not necessarily only what we learn at school or university, We must never stop learning. Every day is wasted if we don’t learn something. Lessons aren’t always a positive outcome either. Remember this entire blog is based on correcting … Read moreYou have to Learn Every Day!

If It Walks and Clucks like a Chicken is it a Chicken?

There is an old story about an eagle’s egg that rolled out of it’s nest and landed up in a chicken farm. The egg hatched and the little eagle was groomed and raised as a chicken. All its life it watched the birds in the sky flying and yearned to fly like them too. But … Read moreIf It Walks and Clucks like a Chicken is it a Chicken?

Track and Measure

It is important to track and measure things. Track and measure your investments both financial and personal. You don’t train without logging your progress. You don’t know if you making profits or worse losses if you don’t track your financials and most important of all you should track and measure your relationships. Personal and professional! … Read moreTrack and Measure

It’s not a Blessing or Luck; It’s Hard F#@king Work!

People say “how lucky he is” or “how blessed she is”. Luck probably has something to do with it but it’s not the beginning nor end of success. If you go to gym and train and eat properly 7 days a week you WILL see results. You will never be lucky or blessed with a … Read moreIt’s not a Blessing or Luck; It’s Hard F#@king Work!