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Knowing what you are here to do

My favourite thing to do with clients is an exercise called Core Process. It starts from knowing that everyone has a particular way of being that comes out whenever you are being you at your best. We work together to come up with a phrase that sums up the thing that, when you are doing…

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Meaning and The Fall To Zero

Zero cost of living There’s this concept being discussed by futurists at the moment of “The Fall to Zero”.  Essentially, as man’s ability grows to produce more from less, as automation makes us ever more efficient, and as we get ever better at producing energy from renewable sources, the cost of providing the basics of…

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Not all obligations hold you back

The Joy of obligation  We normally think of obligations as something we don’t really want to do, something that gets in the way of achieving our dreams. But fulfilling our potential is not all about just doing what’s easy. It’s not even about what’s fun. It’s about what brings us joy. Guilty pleasures? I make…

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A First-Rate Version of You

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else” Judy Garland One of the things we are often told in the business success world is that you should find yourself a hero and then model exactly what they do to be successful. Unfortunately, that simply doesn’t work for most…

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Knowing what you’re here for

“This really was a revelation for me” – that’s what one of my clients had to say the other week, about discovering his Core Process. Someone else said “It’s what I’ve always been doing without realising it and now it’s what I use to inspire myself, hold myself accountable and keep on-track. Beautiful, joyful process.…

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The False Economy of DIY

A lot of people tell me they cannot afford to do only what they do best.  I think they are being seduced by the false economy of doing everything yourself, so I thought I would share a simple calculation to work out whether you should be outsourcing/delegating particular tasks within your business. I’m going to…

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The ONLY thing you should be doing in your business

Anyone who has heard me speak will almost certainly have heard me borrow some advice that successful trainer Topher Morrison got from his first mentor: “The ONLY thing you should be doing in your business is the thing that ONLY you can do!” Everything else should be delegated or outsourced to someone else – preferably…

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Passion is part of success

Success takes more than passion

If you’ve read any of my stuff, or heard me speak, you will probably know that I don’t agree with the idea that you just have to do what you love, and the money will come.  I think that’s a very dangerous over-simplification of what happens when passionate people become rich and famous for the…

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Visionary or just a dreamer?

“Dreamers dream about things being different. Visionaries envision themselves making a difference” (Andy Stanley, US pastor) I see a lot of people who start out as individual business owners with a dream of seeking freedom. And not just the freedom that comes from being in charge of their own destiny.  They also want the freedom…

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Having the Courage to Stand Out

Different is good … Lately I have been thinking a lot about courage.  Particularly the courage to be your true self and bring your whole genius to the world. The courage it takes to risk standing out, being a bit different.  Or even a lot! It frustrates me massively when I see people who have…

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