I’d all but given up hope of being successful
Category Archives: goals
“So Charlie, can you remember why you decided to work for yourself?“ Mark, I remind myself of that same question whenever the going gets tough. Why work for myself? The personal rewards of course and (this may sound tedious) because I wanted control of my destiny. What about you, Mark, do you enjoy your work? Continue reading “Who’s driving?”
Accountability is such an important quality. There’s not a lot to maintain, we start by respecting the value of time while doing as we say we shall. I help clients write the story of their lives. Sometimes the project lasts only a short time, other works take a little longer. The business network forum IContinue reading “Accountable”
What’s your experience?
There was a time of course when I wasn’t considered an ‘expert’ in anything – least of all publishing. Sure, today the thirty+ years in the industry offer a kind of qualification, reassurance to potential clients. Although I’d never agree to be deemed an expert. Why? Because we’re always learning … and being an expert mayContinue reading “What’s your experience?”
Now, that’s an ice-breaker!
smile, it’s a great ice-breaker!
Rate your chances
I’m regularly asked why I continue to visit my network, meet with friends and their colleagues when I have stated on numerous occasions that I’m not looking to attract ‘just any, or all, kind of business.’ Not for me the ‘stacking them high to sell ’em cheap‘ kind of working. The type of potential client I’m interested in meeting? He/she wouldContinue reading “Rate your chances”
Comes a time …
new business comes to those who ask
Become better, not bigger.
Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves … … a problem shared is a problem solved … …time is the greatest gift, once given it is never recouped … … If you do nothing, nothing is what remains … … The first step to change is acceptance … … the greatestContinue reading “Become better, not bigger.”
Be like Greta.
Last night I was watching TV., a BBC programme, all about an 18yr old environmental activist named Greta Thunberg, the show was entitled “A Year to Change the World.” What strikes me about this young lady is her utmost dedication. During ‘the show’ we see her visit Poland, a monumental coal mine where we hear pointsContinue reading “Be like Greta.”
Knowing me, knowing you
Again, I was with a bunch of friends via ZOOM recently, we were discussing the value of LinkedIn and similar online networking platforms. It was more than curiosity that drove me. I understand that some folk view networking as a vessel for new leads while others look for learning, peer affinity. Networking fulfils different needs forContinue reading “Knowing me, knowing you”