What’s really important? Only you can say. It’s unique to you. And to me. Following on from yesterday’s post, I am bringing myself back up to speed slowly in this, my new “term”. And allowing myself and my clients plenty of time to think about what’s really important. Today it is one of those beautiful sunny clear September days which makes even me, the most loath of all to take exercise, want to get out in the garden or go for a walk. The garden looks lovely and there’s talk amongst my clients of what’s really important to them – […]
An idea is the sexy bit, the high. And we are addicted to the high. But there’s no profit in the idea alone, the profit is in pushing through the point of pain, the money’s in the follow through. With my clients I always start with their idea, to audit whether or not it’s a good one. But our real hard work together is taking their business from concept to it actually happening in a way which supports them with money coming in from sales of their product or service. When we are excited by the idea, we tell the […]
I am minded to write about courage and bravery. The thought arose when hearing of a heart surgeon whose name is William Wallace. Brave Heart. What a wonderful name for a man whose business is hearts! Then I realised that we are all in the heart business when I think of how brave we need to be to run our own business. I remember once sitting next to a man at a dinner party, a man I had known since we had been children together. Our dads had both been serving soldiers in the Royal Marines and we had shared […]
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?