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A Little Rant

- November 30, 2012 2 MIN READ

A lot about this world upsets me. One thing that really gets me is the massive pressure small business is under. The government wants small business to revitalise the economy and create jobs however there are very few entrepreneurs in government.

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New Comers & Worker Bees …

- November 28, 2012 3 MIN READ

The New-Comers are enthusiastic, excited and full of dreams. They believe that this new industry they are in will fulfill their dreams and take them places. New-Comers are normally willing to work hard with little pay in the short term on the belief that the rewards will come in later.

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Influence is Output

- November 7, 2012 2 MIN READ

Recently I watched this short video about Influencers. It was beautifully shot but it didn’t say very much. Just some very basic observations about people who have been influential in the past. The opening line says something that I flat out disagree with. It says “An Influencer has a certain confidence that not many people have”.

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The Singer vs The Microphone

- October 29, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

Imagine we live in 1876 and the first Microphone has just been invented. It’s an exciting new device that takes the human voice and amplifies it to many people. This new technology is fascinating to a lot of people. Imagine there are seminars and courses on how to set up a microphone, how to switch it on, how to fiddle with the dials.

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Little Wins & Quantum Leaps

- September 17, 2012 3 MIN READ

Success follows a predictable pattern – Lots of regular little wins followed by a quantum leap. Success is not a linear process, it’s a staged event. Let’s take a look at the world of motor racing for a powerful example of this principle in action.

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The myth that sales and marketing drive Profit.

- September 6, 2012 3 MIN READ

Most entrepreneurs believe that sales and marketing drive their profit. In fact, I did too for many years, up until I met a mysterious business strategist who was introduced to me as the “Millionaire-Maker-Mathematician” (He’s represented his country for advanced maths, he does suduku in 1/3 the time and he has a tendancy to make people very rich with his advice).

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Newcomers, Worker Bee’s and Key People of Influence

- September 3, 2012 3 MIN READ

The New-Comers are enthusiastic, excited and full of dreams. They believe that this new industry they are in will fulfill their dreams and take them places. New-Comers are normally willing to work hard with little pay in the short term on the belief that the rewards will come in later. Typically they have seen the results that a KPI has achieved and they want to recreate similar success for them self.

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What to do, if you are Doing it Tough!

- August 21, 2012 5 MIN READ

One day, if we’re sitting down late at night over a good bottle of wine I will tell you about my dark days in business. Before the age of 30 I had made millions and lost it all … Twice! Along the way (and even in the “good” times) I’ve had some pretty down days. I’ve had days where I was so on edge that I felt sick. Days where I wanted to run away. Days where I shouted abuse at my closest allies. Stuff I’m not proud of but stuff I’m sharing with you because in business it happens to most of us.

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Maximising High Performance

- August 6, 2012 2 MIN READ

Maxims are short statements of “home truths”. Great companies have maxims that fly around and create a high performance culture. Maxims have special meaning within the group and can communicate a big idea in a short sentence to the other members of the group.

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How to Fill Events …

- August 2, 2012 2 MIN READ

The question I keep being asked is “how does your team manage to do it?… How do you fill these big venues?” My answer tends to scare people. We book a theater and then get good people working on filling it… Essentially, “we fill it because we have to”.

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Becoming the Key Person in your Industry in 4 Steps!

- July 31, 2012 2 MIN READ

It’s not enough to have a niche. You need a niche within a niche. When you have that, you tend to answer the question “what do you do?” with a lot more authority and power. A niche is “Bodybuilding” a micro-niche is “Vegetarian Bodybuilding” or “12 Week Transformations” or “Christian Bodybuilding in the M25″. When you know exactly the specific game that you’re playing you don’t just make more money, you also have more fun and see more rewards.

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The Rise of the Global Small Business

- July 27, 2012 2 MIN READ

A GSB isn’t like a big global business and it’s not like a traditional small business either. As the name suggests, these are businesses that have less than 10 staff but aren’t limited by geography. They have reach into cities all over the world and could easily be making millions in sales despite a relatively small headcount.