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Why I'm happy to be called 'The Bossy One'!

Why I'm happy to be called 'The Bossy One'!

15th August, 2016

That was the closing comment in a testimonial from one of my lovely clients, Steve Hinton of Hinton Sheerline. He's right of course, I was always 'the bossy one' at school. I'm sure I got right up the teachers' noses at times, but someone had to do it!

How about you. Are you frustrated with the lack of progress in your business? Perhaps you're conscious that some things could be done so much better but never get the chance to sort them out? Or maybe you know exactly what needs to be done but you're just not a 'completer-finisher' so you're bogged down with unfinished projects, thoughts and ideas?

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How to find (& get the best from) the perfect accountability partner

How to find (& get the best from) the perfect accountability partner

8th August, 2016

Last week we looked at How Accountability Will Help You Reach Your Goals and the importance of having accountability, particularly when you’re an independent professional. We identified that when surrounded by a multitude of distractions, being accountable (to a partner or group) helps you focus on the most important tasks so that you can stay on track and reach your goals.

So how do we go about finding the perfect accountability partner, and how can we make the most of the relationship? Read on for details...

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How accountability will help you reach your goals

How accountability will help you reach your goals

2nd August, 2016

WHERE YOUR TIME AND EFFORTS GO, SO TOO GOES YOUR COMPANY…

Have you ever found yourself watching a box-set / mowing the lawn [insert your favourite distraction] in the middle of the day when you know full well there’s a mountain of things that need to be done in your business?

Read on to discover how having 'accountability' can help you reach your goal.

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The dangers of being too available

The dangers of being too available

18th July, 2016

As business owners we all know how important it is to spend an amount of time each day on 'getting and keeping customers'.  So why aren't more of us adopting the behaviour that we know will make us more successful? The answer is one of two things...

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How to... Respond to a LinkedIn invitation without accepting

How to... Respond to a LinkedIn invitation without accepting

11th July, 2016

For those of us who use LinkedIn as a way of building a meaningful network of legitimate contacts (rather than those who seem to view it as just another social media platform with bragging rights for huge numbers of followers) the ability to reply to an invitation to connect, before accepting the request, is really useful. But you guessed it... it's moved. Here's a quick guide to unveil it from its new hiding place.

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