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 […]

Finding your way through the business maze.

Getting a consistent, alternative perspective on your work is priceless This is an article by Jon Torrens, published on LinkedIn on June 5, 2018 As a self-employed/one-man army/freelance hero, I do everything for my business: marketing, accounts etc, as well as delivering my top-notch training and making sure it’s fresh and relevant. I believe that […]

Freelancer, Entrepreneur or Business Owner?

Does it matter if you call yourself a Freelancer, Entrepreneur or Business Owner? I keep having this conversation with people. I keep being told that it doesn’t matter, “so long as we’re solving problems for our clients”. I think it does matter – a lot. There’s a world of difference between freelancers, business owners and entrepreneurs. […]

Are you working for your future self?

Present You wants a quick fix, instant gratification, rewards right now. Future You demands harder choices. Before you make promises to Future You, answer this: Why do you care? When you care enough about Future You to stick to the promises you make, you’ll swat away the temptations that Present You whispers in your ear. […]

Say no.

Are you having trouble staying focused? According to Jony Ive*, Chief Design Officer of Apple, there was one exercise that Steve Jobs reminded him of every single day – the practice of saying ‘no’. At least once a day, Jobs would confront Ive and ask him “How many times did you say ‘no’ today?” and […]