Looking after your most valuable asset

If you work for yourself the most valuable asset in your business is you. I was working through this with a client who was struggling to do all that he wanted in his business. If that’s you too I hope this helps! How much time do you set aside to take care of your own […]

How good are your people skills?

Every business is a people business. Whatever kind of business you run you’re going to be selling to a person. A real, live, human being. At one end of the scale you may never meet them and they could just click a button to buy from you. Even at this level, most people want to […]

Time Management for Mere Mortals

If you’re reading this as a small business owner you should know that you are not an ordinary mortal. You are a rare breed of person who has decided to take control of your life by running your own business and succeeding or failing on your own terms. However, you only have the same average […]

How much luck is involved in reaching your goals?

How do you set goals -or do you avoid them? I’m involved in keeping a group of people accountable for progressing their goals. Before we started I asked everyone to decide on their reward for achieving their goals. Small business owners are remarkably poor at rewarding themselves for doing well, or even noting their achievements, […]

Setting boundaries and managing expectations

Having clear boundaries makes you easier to work with. Because I work with a network of business owners who encourage each other to be strong and bold and know their value I’ve always been heartened when they dismiss clients who don’t respect their boundaries. The “always-on” culture is partly to blame for boundaries becoming blurred […]