Yes, your numbers certainly matter as a Christian in business
I was reading this article on My Christian Daily recently by church consultant and former Lifeway CEO, Thom Rainer, which, as a businessperson and not a ministry leader, really spoke to me. Thom refers to the importance of numbers and why churches need to keep a close eye on their numbers – both their revenue […]
How to handle betrayal in your career
The entertainment industry can be a treacherous place to build your career. The stories of betrayal and backstabbing abound. Without describing details, I’ve found that no one is immune to it – even if you’re working among Christians. It’s a tough life and everyone feels like they’ve got to protect their back to “make it” […]
As a Leader, the Window for Change Is Closing
If you’re a leader, you know just how hard it is to get people to change. There’s a joke in Baptist circles that if you want to plant a new church, just change the color of the carpet, and half the church will split off and start a new one. I wrote my book Jolt! […]
Is your opportunity actually right in front of you?
Many people are amazed by those who are successful in business. Many treat it like it is a science, or there is a secret code that has to be unlocked with a special key… which is only reserved for a select few. I have watched interviews on Youtube with business people where the interviewer is […]
Want success in your business? Sure, but how badly?
I come across a lot of people with pretty good ideas. While their ideas aren’t quite the next Facebook or Google, they certainly have plenty of potential. With the right mix of hard work and dedication, plus a lot of prayer, their ideas might just stick. Recently, I was at a weekend away with one […]
Is there a ‘silver bullet’ to gaining business success?
We used to have a great staff member on our team, but he was always pressing – and pressuring – me to come up with a “silver bullet” in our business to accelerate growth. His role was made easier with the bigger our network was and thus the more traffic our websites attracted. In his […]
The daily power of a humble pad and pen
One of the things I distinctly remember about my Dad, who sadly passed away from cancer in 2015, was his pad and pen. Every morning, while he was drinking his cup of coffee, he had a small notepad, and he would sit and make a note of every small thing that needed to be achieved […]
Do you have the courage it takes to be in business?
Last summer, I dropped my lawnmower in for a service. We were having a very dry summer and when I asked the owner if it was affecting his business, I could see the color drain from his face. It had not rained all summer and not only were people like me not coming in to […]
The truth about grit in business
When God called me to start my own business, It completely caught my off guard. I had all the ‘success’ boxes checked off my list at this point. I had moved to London, landed my dream job working at the BBC and was about to get married. But a business? Something without a game plan […]
Do you need to be nice to be a leader?
This may be a generational thing, but there’s been a growing idea lately that leaders have to be “nice.” The idea is that to be effective, they have to be friendly with their team, create an atmosphere where people aren’t upset, and generally be, well, nice. But looking back over my career, the greatest leaders […]
Are You A Smart Consultant?
Like many of you reading this article I’ve read dozens of books on how to be a smart business owner and run my consultancy effectively. I read how some of the most successful businesses started in garages or on the kitchen table, so I guess it can’t be that hard! Or can it? If you […]
The importance of taking captive every thought
Taking your thoughts captive simply means gaining control over what you think about yourself and life during this time of pandemic, isolation, remote working. What you allow to invade your thoughts defines how you may be coping with these new ways of living. We are far enough into this time of social isolation now to […]