There’s a thing which I see my self-employed clients doing. Heck, I do it myself. We teach what we most need to learn, and whatever it is that we are teaching is only fascinating to us while we are still getting to grips with it ourselves. Once we crack it, we move on. Thus I see: Business Owners who can’t get the staff Marketers who won’t market themselves Coaches who won’t invest in one Writers who won’t use their own gifts with the virtual pen to market their own work Virtual Assistants who aren’t outsourcing Systems geniuses who are a […]
Running your own business is easy, any idiot can do it. No, really. You don’t have to take a test to run your own business. That’s demonstrates how little damage you can do. Just like having a baby. There’s no test to do that either, though perhaps there should be. You have to take a test to do almost anything else in this world; drive a car, leave school, go to university, become a hairdresser or an accountant or a massage therapist. But you don’t have to pass any tests to run your own business, however much regulation and nanny […]
I was listening to a very thought-provoking CD in my car this week as I was going about my business. It was about happiness, how we choose it, or not. And I realised the same principles apply to our businesses as to our lives. What do you believe about your business? Do you believe, for instance, that it takes three years to get a business off the ground? Then it will. Do you believe that it will be hard work, a struggle? Then you’ll prove yourself right. Do you believe that good staff are hard to find, and retain? Then […]
People of all ages are waking up to the fact that global demographics mean that either our pensions will be delayed, or have a reduced or zero value. Most self-employed people I know don’t even have one. Maybe we thought we had plans in place which would provide a pension by alternative means but, with things as they are, maybe those plans aren’t working out as intended either. Or we never had any pension in the first place because we couldn’t afford the contributions. Yikes! What to do, especially as we get fearful about our advancing old age? I’m not […]
Sue demonstrates some of my very favourite entrepreneurial qualities and most of it was encapsulated in that typical piece of her homespun wisdom.
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