14th January 2012

UBC7: Stuck for ideas? Read this!

I’ve been reading. It’ll be no great shock to anyone who knows me or indeed who has followed this blog over the years. The fact is, the demise of Borders merely made way for more time sitting in Costa downloading ebooks to the Kindle app on my iPad rather than sitting in Starbucks leafing through paper books But my latest read has been a “real” book. With hard covers no less!
6th February 2011

#PRACEXPLOSION Quick Growth Tip #15: Make Yourself Stand Out With A Powerful USP

We live in a world where businesses in every sector are at risk of becoming increasingly commoditised. The internet has opened us up to competition from around the world, and sites like guru.com mean that even service professionals are now at risk unless we can give potential customers a real reason to work with us rather than just going with the cheapest option.
14th September 2010

#PRACEXPLOSION Quick Growth Tip #14: Get some accountability

It's time to stop making excuses, stop justifying why you're not making progress, stop rationalising why you're not where you wanted to be, and stop lying to yourself.
13th September 2010

#PRACEXPLOSION Quick Growth Tip #13: Is your business systematic? is it automatic?

Is your business systematic? is it automatic? Does it run like the proverbial Greased Lighning? If it doesn't then I predict it's been a while since you had a proper holiday. Even if you manage to get away, I suspect you have to check emails every hour or so just in case you've made a sale or had an enquiry. And you've probably lost a few clients by not following up properly. Am I getting close? I know I am, because I've been there! So let me tell you how to get out of your world of pain.
8th September 2010

Quick Growth Tip #12: Focus and Thrive

One surefire way of failing in business is to try to do everything for everyone, and for coaches, consultants, therapists, and other service professionals, the temptation is very string. After all, we have a toolset that is designed to solve problems - any problems - and to do it quickly and effectively. The "problem" is, though, that no-one wakes up thinking "I have a problem, I must go and find someone to help me solve it!"