If running a business was easy everyone would be doing it.
I’ve lost count of the amount of times I've said this to myself. As a business owner there will be times where you want to give up. Times when you think you cannot possibly go on. Times when you feel utterly defeated. However the thing that separates business success from business failure is the ability to keep going. Look at James Dyson for example. If you haven’t heard of James Dyson he invented the Dyson Vacuum Cleaner. He went through hundreds of versions of the Dual Cycl
What An Entrepreneur Can Learn From Doctor Who?
Doctor Who is one of the longest running TV shows of all time. It first aired in the 1960’s and is still going strong today. In fact a few years ago it celebrated its 50th anniversary. The programme centres around a character called The Doctor. He is an alien from a planet called Gallifrey and is thousands of years old. His race (the time lords) have a trick that they can use to cheat death. Whenever a time lord is about to die they can change every molecule of their body
What an entrepreneur can learn from The Walking Dead!
The Walking Dead is one of my favourite TV programmes. I have always had a fascination with zombies ever since I snuck downstairs in the middle of the night at the age of 12 and watched Dawn Of The Dead. The thing about The Walking Dead is that it’s not about the zombies. Yes there are zombies in the programme but it’s more about the relationships between the characters on the show and how they interact with each other. It just happens to be set in a post apocalyptic zombi
The Most Important Business Question You Will Ever Ask
There is one question however that at some point every entrepreneur needs to ask themselves. In my opinion this is the single most important question a business owner can ask themselves. I'm also willing to bet you have never asked yourself this question before today. The question is "If I walked away from my business today would it still be here in a months time?" Whatever your goal, whatever the reason you decided to become self employed, the ultimate goal should be to
What an entrepreneur can learn from The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory is a fantastic sitcom that has become one of the most popular TV Shows in years. It’s about 4 friends that are scientists and work together; they are also the biggest geeks on the planet. Whether it be Dr Who, Star Wars, Computer Gaming or Dungeons & Dragons - if it’s geeky, they love it! The story starts when a beautiful girl called Penny moves next door to two of the main characters. The programme is all about these five characters, how they interact
Getting Good At Networking Is Like Learning To Have Sex
As a result of this I get business owners asking me all the time for the secret to successful networking. How can you get a huge return on your investment? After thinking about this for a while I think I’ve got the answer. Networking is like learning to get good at sex. If you think I’ve gone crazy allow me to elaborate. I’ve broken this down into points to make it easier to follow: 1.) Discovery When you first find out about networking you don’t really know what it is. You
A List Of Cock Wombles I Have Met At Networking Events!
A List Of Cock Wombles That I Have Met At Networking Events And What We Can Learn From Their Screw Ups It's no secret that I have built my various businesses through networking. Going to networking events up and down the UK has caused me to raise my profile among business owners faster than I ever thought possible. I continue to network and as I do, my businesses continues to grow. I get asked all of the time for my big secret to being a successful business networker. What
50% of Businesses Will Fail... Are You One of Them?
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What an entrepreneur can learn from The Paw Patrol
I have two kids, a five year old boy and a two year old girl. Both of whom are obsessed with a children's TV show called Paw Patrol. If you haven't heard of the programme before, the concept is simple - A boy called Ryder lives in a place called Adventure Bay. He has a team of talking dogs and is an expert at building gadgets. Each of these dogs is skilled in a particular area (fire safety, police work etc) and between them they go on missions and save people. Adventure
What Can A Business Owner Learn From Studying the WWE (yep, wrestling!)
Did you know I'm a huge wrestling fan? I have been since a kid and I watch just as much wrestling now as I did back then. I still remember my first wrestling match - Rowdy Roddy Piper vs Adrian Adonis at Wrestlemania 3. The whole experience blew my mind and it still does to this day. As a business owner and coach I have noticed there are massive similarities between running a business and the wrestling industry (specifically the WWE). I know some of you are reading this and t