Twitter Updates for 2010-01-22

@TechCoach GO SANDRA in reply to TechCoach # @TechCoach x in reply to TechCoach # Sending you all kisses and love this afternoon, its springlike in my garden and therefore in my heart # @johnsw I challenge you next year to keep it up to date monthly and deliver it to accountant within 30 days of year end. Jan = nightmare in reply to johnsw # Breakfast meeting today with two wonderful young restaurateurs. My vision for them = the next Chris Corbin & Jeremy King. There's our goal. # If you have your own small business and could have […]

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Meals With Millionaires (2)

Last week I had lunch with Neil Asher.   Neil is a self-made, international multi-millionaire with seven businesses in five countries.   He looks like David Bowie and he looks considerably younger than me, so he must be doing something right. Neil and I had never met before but we had enjoyed a few phone calls towards the end of last year.   He wanted some advice and one of my business partners put him in touch.   He turned out to be funny and charming and abundant. He said and did a couple of things and I have his permission to share the […]

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Meals With Millionaires (1)

Today I had breakfast with two proto millionaires who shall remain nameless.   Suffice to say they are restaurateurs who each have a fabulous name in the UK restaurant business for opening other people’s restaurants and getting them right, and or putting them right when things go wrong.   A bit like Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares, but without the nightmare and without Gordon. My chums, N & J, well I hadn’t met J before but N is already a mate, have a consultancy which sorts out restaurants which go wrong and help people with a concept but no process to open their […]

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Twitter Updates for 2010-01-21

@annewalshcoach Otherwise it will be so nice there we will never come "home" again?? You are a temptress Ms Walsh in reply to annewalshcoach # Are you, Marcus? No, I know you are not. Let's imagine they are not either…? # @andaleeblilley OOOh, that is exciting, Where is it Andaleeb? in reply to andaleeblilley # @AboutJenga just told me (where have I been?) that Tiger isnt called Tiger anymore he's called Cheetah! Oh No, its almost music hall bad. # @pennypower Awesome's a bit yank/over the top. Do we have something deliciously Brit in the yawning chasm between the two? […]

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Twitter Updates for 2010-01-20

Nothing like getting your accounts/expenses up to date for a nice feeling of control… apart from possibly filing and SHREDDING # @Eastsideprop Feels SO good when it stops though, virtuous. in reply to Eastsideprop # @Jason_Manford Yes, he did. Wasnt it him on the soundtrack of Notting Hill? in reply to Jason_Manford # Just noticed have toothpaste gobbed elegantly down top but Post Office man and Estate Agent both neglected to mention it # Heavy Snow forecast again for tomorrow. Surely some mistake? # Thanks @ClaireRaikes for timely, friendly reminder that my playing small doesnt serve anyone least of all […]

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I Am Abundant, Prosperous & Wealthy

I am abundant, prosperous and wealthy. I am also a big fan of Sandy Forster and her fabulous little book How To Be Wildly Wealthy Fast.   What I love even more than the book is her daily affirmations which I practice whenever I am the car.   There are slightly over 130 affirmations on a recurring theme of abundance and prosperity and I credit them as my Number One Personal Development Tool.   By that I mean that by consistent use, they have made a noticable difference in every way on my financial journey. I Am Abundant, Prosperous & Wealthy is the […]

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Why Do I Need An Exit Strategy?

One of the first pieces of advice you will receive when you start in business is how to end it.   Thank heavens we don’t get that advice when we are born, right?   Why on earth would you want to be thinking about ending something when you are just starting out? Well the honest truth is, most don’t.   It’s all so exciting at the beginning, we are a nation of shop-keepers which these days equals your own virtual shop for your business and there’s so much to do at inception, it’s just like playing post offices.   Weighing scales, stamps, stationery supplies, […]

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How To Be Successfully Self-Employed

Working for yourself is full of surprises and delights.   Well, I had better be truthful from the get-go, not all the surprises are delightful, but you probably guessed that?   And one woman’s suprise is another’s nasty shock e.g. VAT and accounts, filing and all the other associated business admin chores. But let’s start with the delights.   No commuting No boss Choose your own hours Work in your pyjamas Only work with people you like Add your own here Some of those can become a double-edged sword.   No commuting saves time, money and inconvenience but my experience is that homeworkers actually […]

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The Entrepreneurial Curse of Perfectionism

The joy of being a Business Mentor is that lots of my business clients remind me in their daily sessions about the stuff I know about but either havent implemented myself yet, or have started but not finished, or started, got great results and stopped doing.   Doh, that last one really hurts to even say. My old Grandpa used to say “don’t do what I do, do as I tell you” but us coaches are obsessed with authenticity and so its great to get these nudges and reminders to do stuff or reinstate others stuff, especially that which I have […]

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Why Ricky Gervais is Wrong About Twitter

Did you read that Ricky Gervais has quit Twitter?   Lots of funny jokes about whether or not this makes him a Twitter Quitter etc. I don’t want or expect Ricky to change his mind but I want my clients and readers to understand why he is both right and wrong in making this decision. Here’s how he’s right.   He says his bosses at the Golden Globes wanted him to make a running commentary via Twitter as he hosts the awards ceremony on 17th January. He’s then quoted as saying “I suppose it was meant to be a bit of a […]

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