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  • The coronavirus is your chance to get your business in order

    I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a lot of spare time in my life. Between working, going to church and chasing around four children, there is not a lot of spare time. And that is not necessarily a good thing. When we’re racing around and chasing our tales, we are so busy […]

  • Some good advice from a Christian billionaire

    OK, before you start reading this, I need to break the news to you that I am not the billionaire here. The billionaire is someone else and I am just telling the story. My wife is currently doing a Dave Ramsey Bible Study plan. You know Dave Ramsey, the finance guy who encourages Christians to […]

  • Sorry, but you cannot go back to ‘the good old days’

    My favorite sport in the world is surfing – both to do and to watch. As we were driving along recently, my wife told me that the body that runs surfing globally, World Surf league, (WSL) had announced they had a new CEO. Later that night, when the kids had all gone to bed, I […]

  • Are you on the look-out for opportunities?

    I recently watched a fantastic documentary called ‘The Secrets of Coca-Cola’ and it was a remarkable look at how this massive company got its start in the soda business… after he removed the cocaine from its recipe. Coca-Cola’s history is fascinating. It is the story of how a brown liquid that only made $50 (£39.25) […]

  • Don’t get caught benchmarking against last century’s businesses

    Just last week, we had some friends over for dinner who run a very big company. They have ten megastores and a big wholesale business, employ over 400 people, and have a massive head office the size of a football field or two. To say the company is successful is an understatement. The company was […]

  • Are your fears in fact telling you something?

    I have been a Christian for most of my life and have been in church for a lot of it too. I really appreciate the message of ‘fearing not,’ as the reality is that we all have so many things we can be fearful of in our life. You could lose your job tomorrow. Your […]

  • Don’t let a victim mindset stop you from reaching your destiny

    I don’t know your story and you don’t know mine, but chances are that if you’re reading this, you’ve had some pretty bad things happen in the past. It might be a broken marriage; it might be bankruptcy. You may have been abused, physically or emotionally; you may have been told you’re good for nothing […]

  • Because You Don’t Need The Prosperity Gospel To Prosper

    I have been a Christian most of my life and as such have had a lot of time to think and consider both tithing and the discussions around the prosperity gospel. As a younger man eager to get ahead in life, the subject of finances was of course very intriguing as I was trying to […]

  • Sorry California but the gig economy is here to stay

    You’ve probably heard all about the gig economy now, and potentially it is already affecting you. In fact I wrote an article recently titled ‘Are you ready for the rise of the gig economy?’ What you might not know is that California is trying to combat this by launching a new amendment. Below Is more […]

  • Learning to hustle applies to Christians, too

    I’ve been a Christian in business my entire working life, and in that time I have had to learn what part I play in making my life and career work, and what part God plays. Over 25 years in business has taught me that God in my work space is really only as good as […]

  • Do you know how to sell yourself?

    Most people would understand that if you’re going to go into a business meeting, you need to know how to sell your product or service. The best way of doing this, of course, is to start by having a great product or service in the first place. But can you sell yourself? So right now, […]

  • Don’t’ wait! You’ve got to start with what’s in your hand

    Over the weekend, our church had a visiting speaker from San Diego. I have known him for many years and we published his first ever book. He is a fantastic guy and we get on really well. As he was speaking, he acknowledged my wife and I as the publishers of the book that got […]