Monthly Archives: March 2015

Only Lazy People Work (part 2)

I think it’s fair to say I wasn’t the best student Durham University ever had. I it all got off onto rather a poor start from the moment I turned up to register.  The reason I was even at Durham was that I’d discovered that I couldn’t study just French at either Oxford or Cambridge…

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Is Your Business Your Friend?

I used to think that it was a complete myth that you can make money from doing what you love. After all, when I was a child going to work was something you had to do rather than something you chose to do. In my family, you worked from 17 until you were 65 –…

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World-changing work?

Carrying on the theme of the challenges we all face in our work, here’s an important question for you: How does your work help other people with the challenges they face? You may have come across the “Whole Work” model, which says that there are three essential elements to work that qualifies as your Joyful…

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When the going gets tough …

Why is passion important in business success? Over the years, it has become abundantly clear that the biggest thing that holds a business back is the motivation – or lack of it – of its founder. You can have the greatest idea in the world, but if it doesn’t really light you up, then you’re…

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Start with What …

Not just Why – What & How are just as important In his popular book “Start With Why”, author and speaker Simon Sinek says, essentially, that we need to understand why we do what we do if we want to be successful. And he’s right. Without the driving force of a true purpose behind our…

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