calling on the mantra

If there’s one question I ask as I approach my work, it’s “how can I make this easier?” Not that I’m afraid of hard work. It’s just … nothing frustrates me more than working hard, unnecessarily. How do I ease the frustration of avoiding hard work? It’s tied directly to (one) of my core principles.Continue reading “calling on the mantra”

Go tell …

During the course of these past ten years, I am constantly reminding myself that I could be better. I’m happy ‘where I am’ with the business, sure, although these days I’m driven to consider how I could improve.  Business is good. Recommendations are coming my way and while I’ve never been one to rest on myContinue reading “Go tell …”

Sitting comfortably?

According to those who know …Airline passengers who prefer the aisle seat are business travellers, who like to sit at the front of the plane and get off quickly. The people who prefer the window seat are leisure travellers, and so generally less valuable to airlines. I do understand the above statement. People who hop onContinue reading “Sitting comfortably?”

Collaborative conversation

So, I  picked up the telephone and the conversation was something  like this:Hi Charlie, do you have time for a chat? I’d like to discuss something that is capable of profoundly enhancing your business. Sure Ian, when is good for you? I can do Mon-Thurs morning or Thurs-Friday any time after 2 pm? I met up withContinue reading “Collaborative conversation”

The lessons of the past

Britain’s tribal inhabitants first arrived sometime during the 2nd century. A time of identity, belonging and ownership. There were unseen lines of territory leading to tribal disputes, warfare and wholesale cultural disposition. Sound familiar? Here’s an excerpt from a book by a brand new writer… = starts = The Selgovae were among the first ofContinue reading “The lessons of the past”

When our bird has flown

Growing up in Australia, I’ve known Diane Merrick’s family since I was a youngster, she and her brothers were always sharing our apple tree, the mischief. Here’s part of the story when catching up with Diane, some 15 years later: ‘So Charlie, picture this, February 1971, I’m 20 years and 3 months old, six weeksContinue reading “When our bird has flown”

The conjurer

My offer? My business?  It’s simple. Help others put more wins on the board. When people become more successful as a by-product of something I’ve provided, that’s a win for me. When they are not so successful? I’ll try to think of other ways to help those in need. There is no trickery, it’s prettyContinue reading “The conjurer”