Why 12 week goals work

Short term goals can be powerful and energising Work Smart Not Hard Tip No. 19 in a series written for Indie Cambs. It’s good to have long term goals but breaking them down into smaller time scales or adding in a short sharp focus for activity can be fun and provide a lot of motivation. […]

Working hard and making money.

Is it OK to be working really hard if you’re making lots of money? Work Smart Not Hard Tip No. 18 in a series written for Indie Cambs I got into a conversation with someone who said they were really, really busy and working very, very hard. My first question was, “Are you making lots […]

Slack off, get weird and plot!

How do you work smart when it’s holiday time? Work Smart Not Hard Tip No. 17 in a series written for Indie Cambs Part of running our own business means that it’s hard to switch off even when we’re on holiday Conversations with business owners reveal feelings of guilt about spending time not working. However, […]

Ask why, not how

We can save a lot of time by asking why instead of how. Work Smart Not Hard Tip No. 16 in a series written for Indie Cambs In Tip 14 I talked about the time trap of chasing the latest shiny thing that will miraculously make life, business and the universe better. It struck quite […]

How to avoid the “latest shiny thing” trap.

Are you always looking for the right answer, the right method, the right app, the right habit, the right piece of wisdom? Work Smart Not Hard Tip No. 15 in a series written for Indie Cambs Someone I’ve known for many years recently became a client. His avid consumption of business books and podcasts has […]