Focus: Has Anyone Seen Jack?

One of the vital keys to entrepreneurial success is focus. Those who can put away distractions and work effectively on one project will be the most successful. That’s the best route to business profits in a nutshell. But almost none of my clients do that. Heck, these days, even I don’t do it? And why’s that? Because we have lives too and increasingly those lives are taking up a space of greater importance and priority to us. And I’m rather happy about that, I think it’s entirely as it should be. Does that mean that small business owners don’t want their businesses […]

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The Joys of Off Peak

I have a low level awareness when working with clients and colleagues of those who turn off their computers at 5.30 on Fridays and don’t switch them on again until first thing Monday morning. These people impress me. They have achieved a separation between their private and professional lives which is admirable. They have boundaries and they focus on one thing at a time. The upside of this is that they get fully relaxed in their leisure time and can return to their work refreshed. Also their families get to enjoy them for personal time without interruption. I don’t know […]

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How To Be A Mum And An Entrepreneur At Half Term – Don’t!

All but one of my clients right now are women, and the majority of all my clients are parents. At half-term, how do you juggle being a Mum with being an Entrepreneur? Don’t! That’s my advice. Don’t split your focus. Organise your time across the business year so as to work extra efficiently during term time and be with your children when they are off school at half terms and holidays. That’s easy for me to say, isn’t it? I don’t have kids, but here’s what I have observed over decades of working with parents who are self-employed. You feel guilty […]

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