I see you!

I was interested to learn recently that, according to a recent Deloitte survey, 59% of consumers say they have  increased their usage of local services and retailers. (< link) With this shift towards local business offering greater support to the surrounding economies, it certainly seems good business sense to play a proactive role in supporting community-level enterpriseContinue reading “I see you!”

Be like Mr Costas

I received sad news recently that an old friend, someone I had known for years, had passed away. The news was entirely out of the blue (as most sudden deaths are) and when I was asked how I best remembered my buddy Mal, I immediately thought of how much he gave. Mal was the typeContinue reading “Be like Mr Costas”

the culture of simple

Simple goals make for a clear path. The clear path brings the simple goal within reach. With clear, simple messages we’re understood. So why do so many networkers make it difficult to refer them? While we’ve all been affected by global challenges these past few months … Covid and social distancing, Brexit indecision, global uncertainty,Continue reading “the culture of simple”

Small steps, BIG gains

My friends and I are meeting regularly to discuss the world, the business opportunity, changing times, where we can help and lots of other ‘stuff’ in-between. By meeting regularly, via ZOOM we’re able to keep ‘ahead of the game’ with a short-cut to solutions through trusted relationships. We meet Wednesday 12.30 and Thursday 8 am.Continue reading “Small steps, BIG gains”

To-do, or not …

I know, it’s tough keeping the ‘to-do’ list in check during these distracting times, let alone the ‘bigger picture.’ although that should always be top of the list … where do I wish to go and how am I going to get there? The humble to-do list will keep us on track for the more straight-forwardContinue reading “To-do, or not …”

So, what do you see?

‘Bob, what’s on your mind? You look puzzled.’ ‘How do you see the community of the future Charlie?’ It was a question I wasn’t prepared for although I wanted to give the answer some consideration. After all, the past few months had been a roller coaster. Until recently Bob had a steady, well-paid job inContinue reading “So, what do you see?”

a routine change

Hello friends, how was your week? For me? It was a mix of meeting up, engaging with new potential clients and following up on existing projects, one project, in particular, is the Business Start-Up next Wednesday and I’m really looking forward to hosting this with more of the same interaction, conversing new faces and oneContinue reading “a routine change”

familiar paths

Isn’t it great, especially during the current times of uncertainty, when old friends get in touch? I hadn’t heard from Alastair for a bit until he picked up the landline and called me: ‘Charlie, I was wondering whether you can help me …’ Alastair and I have been friends since we worked together on his firstContinue reading “familiar paths”