Seize the Day

Seize the Day

Seize the Day

Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost   If you have a sense of destiny, start to fulfil that vision. When you act, your resolve grows stronger. Begin, and the change gathers momentum.   Someone said: ‘starting is half done’. Woody Allen said: ‘80% of success in life is just showing up’

Random Acts of Kindness

Normalising Kindness and charity

Incorporate the behaviours you’d like to be around, into your daily routine. Part of our opportunity is to normalise the behaviours we’d like to be around. Kindness, courtesy, and giving without expecting anything in return. An open heart and mind and the willingness to go the extra distance. What can you normalise into a habit […]

Salami Technique

Salami Technique

Want to make progress on that goal? Slice it into tiny parts, pick one thing and do it. The next day another part, and so on.   This salami technique works well for any challenging task or goal. Avoid overwhelm, and focus on completing one small part at a time. As my mentor used to […]

Operate by Priorities

operate by priorities

Want to maximise your day? Use a technique made famous by Andrew Carnegie. A time management expert told Andrew to first list everything that needed to be done the following day. Next, take time to number each task in order of importance. That night his mind will be silently at work rehearsing solutions for tomorrow’s […]

Pomodoro Technique

Pomodoro Technique

Want to maximise your energy and effectiveness? Use the Pomodoro technique. So named by its inventor- Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. It uses a kitchen timer to break work into intervals, typically 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. Each interval is known as a Pomodoro, from the Italian word for tomato, after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer Cirillo used as […]

Precall Technique

filmic precall technique

Want to succeed more often? Develop this filmic precall technique. Mental rehearsal is not new. It’s been the distinguishing trait of human supremacy. Beyond the use of tools, mental rehearsal distinguishes us from the animal kingdom. The ability to set a goal and go about achieving it is what makes us strategic thinkers and an […]

We’re All At Sea

Need a new map

The world wide pandemic has left business owners with a great sense of loss and frustration. We’ll all impacted economically, many of us with a fraction of our staff remaining and some of us may not survive the economic fall out of COVID-19. In essence we’re all at sea, and need a new map to […]

SEO- Are You In Or Out?

Search Engine Optimisation

SEO is a favourite topic of mine. If you don’t engage in SEO, you may have to pay for Google Ads. Google has a captive market now and for the foreseeable future. Google controls search results through their (secret) algorithm, and also via Google Ads. You see, all other forms of advertising are now deprecated […]

Team on a Screen

Team on a screen

Welcome to the new normal- remote working, zoom meetings, and virtualisation. Lots of us are used to these tools and processes. Others will need a rapid upskilling and orientation on ‘Monday’ and other delegation tools. What’s not normal is supervision by phone call, texting, email or video. For all of us used to management by […]