Why me? Three ways to soar when life isn’t fair

Two days before, I had been in the fetal position on my bathroom floor, thirty-six weeks pregnant and screaming with pain. It was excruciating, the worst pain I had ever experienced—and I had experienced lots. As the ambulance officer supported me out the front door and into the back of the ambulance, all I could […]

Startup Tip 62: Narrow your focus and concentrate on what is really important

There’s a process I have been using for a number of years which I find quite useful for goal setting. I call it my 3 month focus. I devised it originally because I was having so many ideas, all the time, that it was causing me to get distracted and I wasn’t using my time […]

Startup Tip 43: 4 tips to keep your motivation high

This is a guest post by Laurent Vigernon.  As an entrepreneur, your ability to keep moving forward, no matter what adverse circumstances come up, is critical for the success of your enterprise. Many entrepreneurs make the mistake of relying solely on their willpower to go through those circumstances, and they pay a high price for […]

Startup Tip 37: How to spot your 3 best opportunities for business growth

Our biggest challenges are our best opportunities for business growth It’s one of the quirks of our human nature that we tend to skirt around our biggest issues. Our biggest challenges are, by definition, the most challenging and hardest to solve. That’s why we tend to avoid them rather than do them first, because they […]

Startup Tip 31: Control you email – so it doesn’t control you!

Update: Aug 2018 All the tips below are still great for getting on top of your email. But if you really want it under control, you need a system. The one I recommend and use is The Secret Weapon. (It’s free, can be used with OneNote or Evernote. Once you set it up, it’s simple […]

Startup Tip 29: Start an exercise routine

Exercising regularly not only does wonders for your health but it also benefits your business. We all know we should do it, but here’s why. Exercise: makes you more alert gives you more stamina increases your energy improves your mood helps you sleep better increases  your ability to cope with stress. “I don’t know a successful […]

Startup Tip 28: Persist

This quote sums up startup persistence: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan […]

Startup Tip 24: Can you answer the question “What do you do?”

Make sure you can answer the following questions clearly: – What do you do? – What do you stand for? – What problem are you solving? I was at a seminar a few months ago and the presenter asked 6 business people what their business did. None of them were able to answer the question […]

Startup tip #13: Recreate your past successes

Reflect: How can you create success in your business using strategies you already know? All of us have had success in some area. Think about something you have done really well in the past which you enjoyed. It doesn’t have to be business related. What were the factors that made you successful in this situation? […]