Forging the business

I met with Stephen Lunn recently, an artist who has been part of the family-run business since 1974. The renowned foundry itself operating for over a century. During our conversation, I asked Stephen whether he had any business advice, something he may wish to share? Stephen thought for a minute before offering the following tips, genuine ‘goldContinue reading “Forging the business”

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. Around a dozen meet for a little overContinue reading “Small steps, BIG gains”

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”

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 …”