Who are you – really?

Who are you and why should anyone care? “Do you know Brian Mitchell?” I get asked this a lot. Not about Brian Mitchell but about lots of people. The subtext, always, is: “Can I trust him/her?” We humans need to know about the people around us. We need to know if you’re a threat, if […]

What’s your why? Again.

Re-visiting the murky waters of Why. It seems like every couple of years the question of “what’s your why?” comes up. I blame Simon Sinek. He did a talk at TEDxPugetSound back in 2009 called “Start With Why. How Great Leaders Inspire Action.” Sinek is a leadership guru and founder of a consultancy specialising in […]

From Freelancer to Business Owner

“I want to build a business that’s not totally reliant on my skills”

If you want to soar like an eagle, don’t hang out with turkeys!

This quote, from Neil Bharadwa of Cambridge Fruit Company, made a lot of people laugh, but also made them think. Renowned businessman Jim Rohn once said, “You’re the average of the five people you spend most of your time with.” We often underestimate the importance of the company we keep. I hope that the people you spend […]