Getting super productive today… thanks to my morning run.

I did some great work this morning. I finished off a piece that I’d been procrastinating over for a while now. For some reason I could never quite obtain that level of inspiration that I knew was needed to finish it off to the standard it deserved. But, this morning that inspiration flowed freely and … Continue reading Getting super productive today… thanks to my morning run.

Is the ‘latest and greatest’ always the best for a small business?

It seems that just about every week we see a new digital marketing system or program being touted as the ‘must have’ for all businesses by some so called ‘expert’. As a small business operator with limited time and resources, it’s hard to know which way to turn. Well, by advice here is… Avoid getting … Continue reading Is the ‘latest and greatest’ always the best for a small business?

Can exercise make you a better entrepreneur and make your small business even better as well?

Ok, so you consider yourself an entrepreneur. You’ve created a great small business there. You’ve worked your butt off. You’ve probably dedicated more hours to it than you care to even think about, and you should be damn proud of yourself. Absolutely! Throughout all those hours you’ve spent with your head down working away, how’s … Continue reading Can exercise make you a better entrepreneur and make your small business even better as well?

Here’s a little story… about storytelling.

What are your initial thoughts when you read the following excerpt? “I can still remember the feeling, after getting lost multiple times and then arriving 30 minutes late. With palms sweating and heart beating fast, I finally pulled my car into the dusty makeshift car park. My little city car was almost as much at … Continue reading Here’s a little story… about storytelling.

How to use turkeys to make lemonade.

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Ever heard the saying “You can’t soar like an eagle when you’re surrounded by turkeys”?

Yes, I’ve been there in those environments where I’ve longed to be surrounded by inspiring people, but instead I’ve been fed nothing but negativity and frustration from those I dealt with every day.

I’ve also read all that motivational advice that recommends getting out of there ASAP before it sucks your will to live.

Sure… in a perfect world. But in reality we know that things aren’t always as simple as that, are they?

Well, here’s another old saying for you “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”.

Ok, enough with the cheesy quotes. The point is that achieving success really comes down to your approach and your attitude. It’s a choice. You can choose to be dismayed and disheartened in your current situation, or you can choose to use it to your advantage and…

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Short, simple and clear. Why? How do you communicate?

I love to keep things simple. Maybe it’s because I’m a simple person… or maybe it’s simply because I know that it works. Whether it be in marketing strategy, copywriting, web design, content creation or any situation where an individual is communicating to an audience and hoping to achieve a desired result, I’ve found that … Continue reading Short, simple and clear. Why? How do you communicate?

I doubt hearing “Disciplinary action will ensue.” would really motivate you. Would it?

It’s fair to say that my job takes me far and wide into all sorts of interesting and different businesses, and every now and then I come across things that makes me curious. This was the case a while back when I was doing some work with a large operational business. As I walked around … Continue reading I doubt hearing “Disciplinary action will ensue.” would really motivate you. Would it?