Help! I hate my Staff!

- January 18, 2013 4 MIN READ

Back in 2006, I faced the challenge of recruiting my first team when I established my company Zest Marketing Concepts. In order for the company to grow, I needed people. I was eager and enthusiastic about being someone’s boss… little did I know I had a lot to learn! 7 years, 10,000 interviews, 6 offices and 300 staff members later, I feel I can confidently manage and give advice on this topic!



- November 22, 2012 3 MIN READ

So, yesterday I had a mini freak out when I realised that in less than 6 weeks it will be Christmas.  Another year gone by so quickly!  It’s been a great year, but if you asked me the question “Could you have achieved more?”  the answer would be yes. At that moment, I realised that… Read more »


Done is better than perfect

- October 25, 2012 2 MIN READ

Facebook had this quote painted across their wall. As a self-confessed perfectionist, it sent shivers down my spine. What do you mean “Done is better than PERFECT?? HOW??” I’ve learned something though. When it comes to getting your ideas off the ground, this phrase may very well be true! Even worse, deep down I think I always knew perfection was unrealistic and unhealthy (it’s called denial).



- September 27, 2012 3 MIN READ

What is the key to being the person that everybody wants to be around? In life, we have influential people around us all the time, some positive and of course some negative. A lot of the time, we don’t realise that the people we choose to spend our time with have a huge effect on… Read more »


Managing Growth

- August 27, 2012 5 MIN READ

I guess it is suffice to say that any start up would want to be faced with the problem of managing growth! It’s a challenge we’d all like to have, and ultimately (hopefully) every business is likely to face it at some point or another, if not multiple times.