Leap year – pop the question

It is well documented that our business population spends a whole lot more time online than predecessors. We know this already. ‘That’s a no-brainer! Tell us another one.’ I hear you say. Many of us understand that the personal connection is vital, that’s why were driven to add/like/share and participate. Essentially though, the real businessContinue reading “Leap year – pop the question”

People, funny?

“People are funny” I find I quote this phrase regularly during conversation, even to myself although most often when I’m indulging with friends over a ‘sticky bun’ and a decent coffee. I find engagement with like-minded souls is always good for the morale and if we’re lucky we receive more than just a boost forContinue reading “People, funny?”

Lead, or referral?

We’ve all been there before haven’t we? You know, those situations when you say to yourself … “I should really do that now – otherwise I’ll never get it done…” My dear ‘other half ‘ reminisces daily … what Sue had forgotten today, she was adding to the mental list for tomorrow. I invariably chuckleContinue reading “Lead, or referral?”

Blame it on the Greeks!

The Greeks certainly know a thing or two about life. After all, our entire civilisation was founded on Greek philosophy and teaching. The following story goes back a way although not quite as far back as the early Greek philosophers (I’m not that senior) although it is thanks to the Greeks I now understand whereContinue reading “Blame it on the Greeks!”

Going the distance

I took a pit-stop for a really good coffee and cinnamon bun (couldn’t resist) with a friend yesterday, we were comparing notes, putting the world to rights and generally catching up with business. Gerry said he’d become disillusioned with the current network forum he was attending. Seems the weekly meeting, consisting of a half hourContinue reading “Going the distance”

Business with ‘friends.’ Really?

I’ve managed to learn one or two things over the years, certainly one is that doing business is far better with friends: with people you trust, admire, enjoy being around, and with people who make you laugh. Agreed, there are good ways and there are bad ways of going about working with friends. Anyway, belowContinue reading “Business with ‘friends.’ Really?”

The positive, and where to find it.

Positive: a desirable or constructive quality or attribute.                “take your weaknesses and translate them into positives” It’s easy to be influenced by all that mainstream media brings to the doorstep, good and bad (sad), all of this conspires to influence our own thinking and in some instances, our well-being. These days I tend notContinue reading “The positive, and where to find it.”

Simple vision … through words

For a good while now I’ve stuck to my three-word principle. It’s something that keeps me ‘on track.’ The three word principle is a short-cut to the plan of where I want to get to and what I need to do to be there. It’s a (much) shorter version of the business plan. Three wordsContinue reading “Simple vision … through words”

Patience is indeed a virtue.

Darren had ‘bought in’ to the commitment of spending time to realise a return on his efforts, so when we met up recently I was pleased to see he was now participating within a vibrant Network Forum, with a determination to help ‘grow’ with the group. ‘How do I give?’ was the question. In shortContinue reading “Patience is indeed a virtue.”