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Do you take time out to sit on your A.R.S.E – Part 3

Leaders are learners I once coached a builder who was so frustrated with his leading hand he was just about to sack him. His complaint was, “He just doesn’t listen!” So, we completed an engaged learning profile consisting of 30 questions and found that he was 18 visual, 3 auditory and 9 kinesthetic. It not…

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Do you take time out to sit on your A.R.S.E – Part 2

Do you deliberately schedule into your days and weeks time to RECHARGE and Accumulate Rest, Strength and Energy? This week’s focus is on recharging and making time each week to deliberately and strategically rebuild the energy you need to produce the effort required from you. How do you recharge? As I mentioned last week, because…

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Do you take time out to sit on your A.R.S.E?

Do you deliberately schedule into your days and weeks time to Accumulate Rest Strength and Energy Last Friday afternoon I said farewell to my Uncle who has been more like a father to me for all my life. When I was born, my mother was very sick so my Grandmother, Aunt and Uncle looked after…

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How Can Your Relationship Survive Your Business – Part 4

Over the past four weeks we have been talking about our upcoming short course: How can your relationship survive your business? We have discussed guilt and the crippling effect that it has on any relationship. We discussed how opposites attract and then attack. What we see initially as complimentary and attractive in a friendship can…

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How Can Your Relationship Survive Your Business – Part 3

In the early days, when I started running this course, I would have a lot of women come but nearly no men. So the first thing I want you to know is that this is not a beat up on men that work too hard and are away from their wife and kids a lot.…

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How Can Your Relationship Survive Your Business – Part 2

There is a line I heard many years ago that when applied to a relationship is all two true. “Opposites attract and then attack!” This very sad reality stems from the fact that we are often attracted to people who are our opposite because what we see in them is a strength that compensates for…

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How Can Your Relationship Survive Your Business?

For the last 5 years we have been running a course each May called: How Can your relationship survive your business? Over this next month, I want to focus on some of the keys we have found in not just surviving being in business together, but how to build a thriving business and a thriving…

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When it comes to marketing, consistency has power

In Week 1, we talked about knowing your intended audience. In Week 2, we covered communication – the currency of commerce. In Week 3, I reminded you that you are either relevant or redundant – that there is nothing in between. Today in Week 4, our final week on the topic of marketing, I want…

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You are either relevant or redundant – there is nothing in between

Many companies have their “glory days!”. It doesn’t matter what they do, it just seems to turn to gold. Their marketing seems to hit a sweet spot. Word of mouth, networks, strategic alliance and digital presence just seems to get in sync. Then there are the doldrums; you feel like you are being as creative…

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Communication is the currency of commerce

Reflecting back on last week’s blog, how did you go thinking about your business plan and intentionally connecting it to your marketing plan? If you don’t currently have, or aren’t following, a business and marketing plan, have you thought about using this next quarter, the last quarter of this financial year to set up a…

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