An Entrepreneur’s Alphabet: K is for Karma

So, what I recommend is that you sit down and work out what you are sending out into the business ether and whether or not you are not only coming from a place which is instrinsically good, but that you can demonstrate that also. Big companies call it CSR (corporate social responsibility) and for a long time it was just lip service. But now, business leaders of the future have this front and centre on their agenda.

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An Entrepreneur’s Alphabet: H is for Heart

Courage, mes braves! I firmly feel that more heart can only be good for our small business world and I think - despite the heartlessness all around us - that there is also plenty of evidence in support of my theory if you only but look. Perhaps you could look with your heart, always remembering that what we watch out for increases?

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An Entrepreneur’s Alphabet: F is for Focus

So my advice is to pick your best idea and focus on it to the exclusion of all else until you have launched it and are drawing a regular income stream from it. Only then should you go on to begin to focus on your next idea. In The Money Gym, we call this Serial Focus!

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Goals -v- Projects: Three Important Business Questions

Michael Neill is described by Paul McKenna as being “the finest success coach in the world today”. I remember being ambivalent about the word “success” when I first started in coaching but Michael has always written about it eloquently. In fact, Michael was my own success coach in 2006 and we worked together for a whole year – A WHOLE YEAR – on getting me out of my day job. Why did that take so long? In a word, duty. In two words, misplaced duty. It’s a long story for another day. Recently Michael wrote to me and sent me […]

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Money Gym Property Investors Hope To Raise £4,500 for The Big Issue

As part of my work with The Money Gym, I am working with our team to put on a Property Extravaganza on 21st March 2009 in Central London. Tickets cost £25 including VAT and all ex VAT proceeds will be presented to The Big Issue Foundation on the day. One of my speakers, the ever-abundant Peter Stanley, has been wanting to set up a connection between property profits and helping the homeless for a number of years. I am delighted that finally we have been able to bring his vision to fruition. Peter will open the day with his talk […]

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It’s Only Money – Credit Crunch (1)

Speaking as a survivor of the last recession (1987-1992 for me), I learned three things which I would like to share with my readers and clients, the first of which is It’s Only Money. It isn’t true to say that I can’t understand why people, largely men, kill themselves during great depressions, recessions and credit crunches.   I can, just.   I think.   It’s the shame.   I think perhaps they have forgotten that they are so much more than their job or their wealth.   Perhaps they cannot face their families, their staff, their clients with their “failures”, some of which was always […]

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My Money Valentine: Love Your Accountant on Valentine’s Day

Never mind Hug A Hoodie, how about Hug Your Accountant or Big Up Your Book-keeper?   The nice people at the AAT have written a song dedicated to accountants and book-keepers everywhere.   “We know they are working very hard at this time of year filing returns and saving us money.   But do they get the love they deserve? Of course not. So we have written a special Valentine’s thank you song to show our appreciation.”   It’s called My Money Valentine!  

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How To Improve Your Cashflow with Rich Dad

I’m not much of a one for playing games, despite my proud boast that my best friend from school invented one of the best-selling games of all time, Jenga.   And I was her accountant at the time. I did manage to invent lots of games for my niece and nephews to play on Christmas Day over the years and I pride myself on the fact that the games aged with them, i.e. didn’t stay too babyish although perhaps some of them were a tad too testing at times, like when I first became a coach! I always hated Monopoly and am still […]

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Check the Performance of your Pensions and Investments

  I received a phone call from an old friend and colleague last week.   He’s now part of an IFA which will check your pension policies and investments in such instruments as PEPs, ISAs, unit trusts, bonds and oiks (OEICS, not I dont know what they are either) for free.   It’s an independent free review. If your policies are doing great, they will tell you so and you can put the paperwork back in the file and relax. If they are not doing so great, they will give you some advice about what to do about it, that’s also free – they […]

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