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”

The people person

Early in my career Terry and I shared a carpool.  We’d alternate weekly the responsibility for the drive across town, some forty minutes of discussion on the latest footy results, when we’d be off fishing again, perhaps a beer and most importantly what he, my trade mentor, had planned for me prior the day onContinue reading “The people person”

Let’s go and see … Thursday morn’.

What’s it going to take, to move on? Clarity? Always useful. Budgets? Not essential. How about a road map, some direction? Better still … ‘Anyone have a crystal ball?’ I hear you say With a distinct message of ‘back to business,’ we’re discussing the best way forward this week. What’s on the other side? WhereContinue reading “Let’s go and see … Thursday morn’.”

This time tomorrow

A little while ago I picked up a manuscript offered by a friend.  ‘Read it for me?’ Reg had asked. It wasn’t a vast tome, some 120 pages of handwritten foolscap (in pencil) and I thought (as I weighed up the copy) that if the story was interesting enough, I would likely spend an afternoon deliberating theContinue reading “This time tomorrow”

What’s driving you?

Wednesday this week and every week … We’re back for collaboration through conversation next Wednesday (and every Wednesday.)  Learning from colleagues, familiar faces and new acquaintances. If you are looking to engage, you are welcome. Come and learn what we see as the path to growth becomes clearer … Brighter business – https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqd-6orDMrGNWJHyanJpTyMrRkqKcmzLFE    Continue reading “What’s driving you?”

that old familiar song

  Like most, we’ve had our own share of harsh weather. This morning was typical, the wind blew through you, it was tough going. My four-legged companion didn’t seem to mind though, she was on a familiar course, headlong down one of her favourite by-ways with the wind so hard that, amusingly her rear legsContinue reading “that old familiar song”

Gossip is good …

As a relatively ‘green’ salesperson back in the 1980’s I found out, pretty early on in my chosen career that it’s not particularly what you have that’s important, it’s more like how you relate. ‘What’s new?’ I hear you say. OK, here’s how I woke up … It was while spending time on the road,Continue reading “Gossip is good …”

What’s on your mind?

I love what I do, my job. I enjoy helping friends move ahead in business through the fraternity. People like to do business with real people. It’s also one of the reasons why I’m enjoying the publishing industry a whole lot more these days. People are making themselves a much more accessible. Real people. It’sContinue reading “What’s on your mind?”

community get-together

We’re all aware of the effect people have on our everyday routines. Whether there’s a smile, offers of help, direction or support of well-being, it’s the people in your life that count. As human beings, it is said we’re at our best among communities. Most of us tend to engage others of a like mind.Continue reading “community get-together”

Serendipity?

Brian D. Powell was born in York in 1932. and as a young boy, he frequently accompanied his grandfather down by the River Ouse. With Britains involvement in WW2 Brian spent many a day ‘sculling’ the (mostly) servicemen/women back and forth across the river. It was during 1944 that Brian Powell, budding artist, spent a dayContinue reading “Serendipity?”