‘Tough’ is not a trait some of us are born with. Working for yourself, one of the advantages of joining the solopreneur society is we soon harden up when honing our instincts. The business landscape? It’s tough out there. You know it, we’ve about survived the worst of a pandemic by drawing on our own resilience and thatContinue reading “The apprentice”
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Life’s a playground
I was visiting friends recently when the conversation turned to the fact that Sarah, (aged 8,) wasn’t enjoying school so much. Sarah had only recently moved to her next ‘big’ school after living with mum and dad in a rural community. Sarah declares, ‘It’s not the same. My friends are all different and we don’tContinue reading “Life’s a playground”
Gone fishing …
“You may call it networking Charlie, I call it fishing.” My wife was highlighting how much time I spent networking (6-8 hours per week.) Sue compared it to being a ‘golf widow’ or ‘fisherman’s wife.’ She had a point. I do enjoy the opportunity of meeting up with my regular group. We share so much, there’sContinue reading “Gone fishing …”
It’s not unusual to reflect, given the season … I find it helpful to take some time to the positives. Particularly those ‘small things’ that sometimes get lost in all the “busyness.” Generally, 2021 was a good year. Of course, there are many reasons things went well, not all being related to something I didContinue reading “Reflection”
People, not devices
Like me, I thought some of you might find the following tale of interest. It came from a friend of mine, Mike Salter: The story went like this … I spent an hour in the bank with my elderly dad, as he had to transfer some money. I couldn’t resist myself and asked … ”Dad,Continue reading “People, not devices”
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”
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”
Let’s move forward.
Join us as we move forward in conversation this week, working with the confidence we have in our business, the offer, while highlighting the skills and ability to drive on, with purpose … Join us any Wednesday, (12.30 until 13.30) via Zoom, an hour of your time, please. Perhaps the in-person morning suits you? We’reContinue reading “Let’s move forward.”
Digital or face to face?
Today, digital more than matches the in-person or face to face marketing approach and in some sectors digital now leads the corporate strategy for growth.
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, I hear you say … ‘Anyone have a crystal ball?’ With a distinct message of ‘back to business,’ we’re always discussing the best way forward. Looking at what may be on theContinue reading “Let’s go and see … Thursday morn’.”