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”

no giving up

When did you last give up? The last time I felt like just walking away, leaving, giving up wasn’t the last at all.  I wouldn’t be human (ok, for clarification on this point, speak with Mrs K.,) I would not be human if I felt that my job, my efforts of encouragement at times fellContinue reading “no giving up”

Right time, right place.

Johannes (Hans) is a friend of mine. I’ve known him my entire career. We’d met during his reign as a celebrated owner of the local patisserie, Hans had one and all visiting for a weekend treat, or brunch stop. That was in my old home town of Sydney, Hans lived there for around 18 yearsContinue reading “Right time, right place.”

What WILL they think?

Hey, this ‘new normal’ is keeping me on my toes, how about you? I’m managing to achieve a lot with the extra time I’ve found through not having to travel, achieving more means I’m accomplishing those tasks and schedules rarely given that much attention. Stuff like future planning, new marketing (reaching out) and keeping prospectsContinue reading “What WILL they think?”

having a chat …

Networking works for everyone, anytime, anywhere … and the magic is … all that is required is participation through conversation. If you’re prepared to commit time in developing relations, reaching out by offering support and sharing ideas (or lack of ..!) along the way then, as a naturally inquisitive bunch, we’re going to create engagement,Continue reading “having a chat …”

set up the win

So the world keeps spinning, stories are told, published, people hear and some even listen. The mainstream ‘news’ can be misleading, divisive, rabble-rousing.  So, who do we listen to?I find it helps to stay mindful, understanding that ‘news’ is designed to sell. No-one wants to hear what a fantastic holiday you’ve had, although if theContinue reading “set up the win”

Less of the muddle

I’d collected an armful of firewood and returned to the house, just as the lifeline in my pocket ‘went off.’ I let the call ring-out. I’d heard the reassuring confirmation of a delivered message as I despatched the wood and kicked off the boots. I was aware that I was expecting a courier delivery, ‘thoughContinue reading “Less of the muddle”

The opportunity, through trust

Yes, it’s tough ‘out there’ although if you have confidence in your business model, persistence and trust (there’s that word again!) in what you have to offer … if you know where to pitch the business, you have a reasonably ‘thick skin’ and plenty of patience, phew!, then you are half-way there! Clarity. We alreadyContinue reading “The opportunity, through trust”