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 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
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
Learn To Say 'YES' or how I went from never speaking to Keynoting at The Business Show in le
Did you realise I am a motivational business speaker? In the last few months I have spoken at events up and down the country. I talk about how to take your business to the next level and throw a little magic in as well. On the 18th May 2017 I keynoted on the main stage at The Business Show at Excel in London, I actually closed the show. If you want to see the sort of thing I did check out this video So how did I go from having no speaking experience a year ago to keynoting at
You aren't networking? Are you MAD!?
Confession Time - I am a serial networker! I network at least 5 times a week and I am a member of BNI, Training Kings, 4Networking and Cherry Pick. In the past I have been a member of the Best Of Organisation and The Chamber of Commerce. I can honestly say that networking has changed my life for the better. I meet lots of people on an almost daily basis that tell me that networking does not work for their business. I find that a lot of people are negative towards networkin