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  • After Covid disruptions, are you waiting for your business to return to normal?

    2020 was a tough year. Nobody in business will doubt that. However, as we have kicked over and into 2021, there are a lot of people waiting for things to return to normal. But what if they don’t? There is a very good chance that the world has changed and that the world we are […]

  • Why repetition is a key to success

    I read a fantastic book recently called The Outliers. Among other pearls of wisdom, I read about The Beatles and how they got their start in music. Back before music really became a ‘thing’, The Beatles formed their band simply as some musician friends wanting to have some fun. A local pub was looking for […]

  • Why you need to become a decision-maker this new year

    I am always surprised each new year how people will randomly say how the next year is going to be better than one before, or the ones previous to it. My immediate thought is, why? Why does one year automatically get better than the previous one if you’ve not really done anything different this year […]

  • Are you bringing your business before God?

    Business is tough, the economy is about to go through an interesting phase and so there is a lot of uncertainty in our world at present. As a Christian in business, are you bringing your business before God? Do you find a time each day to just stop and sit with your Creator and give […]

  • How you can turn your disadvantage into your advantage

    I am reading an amazing book called Chase the Lion, which was given to me by my pastor. Don’t you love it when you have a big-thinking pastor who is daring you to chase a lion (roughly interpreted to chase something bigger than you believe you have the skills to)? In the book, the pastor, […]

  • Is it time for you to give up?

    “Winners never quit”, we are told. This is a saying we have all heard many times, but is it entirely true? Many years ago, I knew a couple that were trying so hard to make their business work. The harder they worked, the less successful they were becoming. Knowing them quite well, I gave them […]

  • Today might be covered; what’s next for your business?

    My wife and I had three children very close together. Consequently, when they were little, we ended up buying piles of DVDs to keep them occupied – and us sane – on those long days before pre-school and school. At the time, the kid’s group our kids loved the most, The Wiggles, made the majority […]

  • If the business world zigs, then you need to zag

    Some years ago, there was a book written by Siimon Reynolds, a legend of advertising, titled, ‘When They Zig, You Zag’. The entire point of his book was doing the opposite of what the crowd is doing. Right now, we are right in the middle of Covid and this is the perfect time to do […]

  • When gaining everything leaves you spiritually bankrupt

    I recently watched the ‘Filthy Rich’ series on Netflix about Jeffrey Epstein. While what he did was disgusting, and at times hard to watch, I was more intrigued in trying to understand what would drive someone of his wealth into the seedy lifestyle he lived. As I watched the series, I honestly felt terribly sad […]

  • Alibaba’s billionaire founder has advice that might help you too

    I was sent the video below by a colleague recently. My days are very full and I often don’t stop to watch these sorts of videos, but for some reason I did. Jack Ma is no ordinary guy. Forbes states that his net worth is just shy of $50 billion. Just overnight, I read that […]

  • It all starts with a vision

    For a long time, I have been a major admirer of Sir Martin Sorrell. While you might not know his name, you may have head of advertising agencies like Ogilvy, or Young & Rubicon. And if you haven’t heard of them, then simply switch on the TV and watch for the major brands’ advertisements. His […]

  • When you’re prepared to do whatever it takes

    I read with interest some time ago about a senior executive at Muffin Break in Australia and the struggles they are having in getting young people walking off the street to apply for work. As she states, prior to Instagram, young people were eager for employment, but in the search for a large Insta following, […]