Entrepreneurial Challenges: Bullies, Bears and Mice

I wonder if there is a day which brings forth more entrepreneurial challenges than that which requires us to multi-task across the full spectrum of our skills, talents and abilities – and all simultaneously with no time for the seamless switch? I’m writing this at close of business and, as I write it, I can feel the blood booming round my body, stress levels raised. Everything turned out alright in the end, but there were some moments when it was touch and go. The day began innocently enough, as most days do. I was sitting at my desk enjoying a […]

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To Multi-Task or Not To Multi-Task: That Is The Question

It’s Monday morning. I’m multi-tasking. And that’s just the way that it is. Sometimes this is OK, it works well and it feels busy and exciting. Other times it’s completely inappropriate and it just feels exhausting. So what’s the antidote? We have to find the strength to switch everything else off and focus on one thing to the exclusion of all else. It’s very luxurious and zen just to do one thing at a time and be completely absorbed by it. It’s also efficient. It gets the job done. It’s enough already that we have to split our focus between […]

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Are My Multi-Tasking Days Over?

We know, don’t we, that when we stand in the kitchen doing the washing up whilst putting the laundry on, peeling a carrot, sauteing an onion and laying the dinner table that we are not really going any faster just because we are doing five jobs at once, and yet we cannot help ourselves. Who can say, hand on heart, she’s never found herself doing that? It feels efficient. But really it’s just panic born of busyness and time poverty. And the same applies to business. I’ve taught anyone who has paid to listen – and some who haven’t (!) […]

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Get It Done: The Importance Of Focus For Entrepreneurs

I know first hand and from my clients that focus is the number one challenge for us multi-tasking entrepreneurs. And in that, we are our own worst enemy. So, are you asking yourself first every day – what one thing would really move my business forward today, and then doing it – FIRST? No, I thought not! Fancy giving it a try, though? When I say one thing, I mean one project for this week, or even for this month, and then getting a list of the things which need doing within that project.   If you are working alone, then you […]

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The Curse Of The Entrepreneur | Another Brilliant Idea From My Bathroom!

If you are an Entrepreneur, you will know this story all too well. Water is a creative medium and there are Eureka moments all over the shop. Cleaning your teeth. Showering. Bathing. Swimming. Basically anything which I allow to take me away from my laptop to doing something else in a trance, especially involving water. I can’t tell you how often this happens.   If you love to be creative as I do, then it’s a boon. Another brilliant idea from the bathroom. Or is it?   Sometimes it gets to the place where I’m frightened to take a shower. Frankly, I think […]

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