I’d always talked about writing a best-selling business book – and last year I did it! If you follow me on my blog, you will know ‘Stop Talking, Start Doing – A Kick in the Pants in Six Parts’ outsold every other business book in 2012 and was still #1 in WH Smiths’ business charts a year after its release.
I did this despite running Smarta and sitting on the board of several other companies – that’s why I know, despite how busy you are and how little time you think you have, ...Read More →
Its far too easy to convince ourselves that we are actually doing something.
We talk about doing it.
We read about doing it.
We might even write about doing it.
But only DOING it is DOING it.
Too often people are on the lookout for what they can get from a person or situation. Where’s the contact? How much money could I earn from this? How can this person progress my career? Is this person going to be useful to me?
No matter how virtuous we might like to think we are, we’ve all done this at some point and some of us more than others.
Sure, you might get a one off financial reward for thinking like this. You might make a contact who opens a door for you. But it won’t last.
Karma Points are ...Read More →
Time for some of my favourite apps this week – yes, I know, I am a bit obsessed, but I save you all the hard work!
UK TRAIN TIMES – Have no idea how I survived without this one before, but it is the simplest way to plan your journey. It also has live updates, so you can see if your train is delayed whilst you’re still in the warmth of your kitchen or office.
RollerJournal – It would be fair to say I am ‘in love’ with this app. The thought provoking questions it poses (you can ...Read More →
My Friday Favourite this week is a little self indulgent, but I highly recommend it. A facial by the incredible Lynn Taylor, owner of Room 92. Her signature facial is a far better investment than a trip to the surgeon and no needles required! Although she is very discreet about her client list, I can perfectly understand why people travel 2 hours to see her – I would.
On a business note, I re-read the wonderful Brain Tracey book, Eat That Frog this week. If you have a ...Read More →
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