February 2019

Grow Your Own – The Path To £1M

Do you want to be more productive and become wealthier? If you are happy with your level of wealth, and want the security of a regular, safe (as far as the economy can be) salary, or to run lifestyle business, then this is probably not the blog post for you. If you want to see why your current productivity isn’t giving you the results you want, then read on. Presently,… Read More »Grow Your Own – The Path To £1M

Power-up Your Productivity – 7 Steps to an Awesome To-do List

Fail to plan, then plan to fail. If you don’t know what you are going to do each day, then you will waste hours drifting from one task to another, with no relation to your long term goals. If you aren’t working towards your long term goals every day, then you aren’t going to achieve them. Let’s start with your to-do list. If you haven’t got a list of tasks,… Read More »Power-up Your Productivity – 7 Steps to an Awesome To-do List

Get More Done – Train Someone Else To Do It

Train people well enough that they can leave. Treat them well enough, so they don’t want to – Richard Branson You can’t do everything yourself Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.” The idea of doing everything yourself is not the message of the quote I used at the top of this article, and with good reason. As we discussed in previous articles,… Read More »Get More Done – Train Someone Else To Do It

Is Exercise the Secret to Supercharging Your Productivity?

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united – Wilhelm von Humboldt An obvious immediate benefit of exercise is that it helps to look after your health. If you are healthy, then you won’t have as much downtime through illness. If you are ill, you either aren’t working at all, or you are working at your most effective level. Keep… Read More »Is Exercise the Secret to Supercharging Your Productivity?

Discover the Secret of Boosting Sales Revenue by 28%

When you consider all the decisions you must make as an entrepreneur, especially in a start-up, it is mind-blowing. Some decisions are one-offs that you need to answer, but the majority of decisions related to your business will be about the day to day running. These decisions will be made over and over, week in, week out. When to call a lead back? What to say to someone who has… Read More »Discover the Secret of Boosting Sales Revenue by 28%

Foldable Smartphones Have Arrived – The Lowdown on Samsung’s Galaxy Fold

In what has likely been the worst kept secret in the tech world, Samsung have officially unveiled their latest flagship, the Galaxy Fold, a smartphone with a screen that can fold in half, operate three apps at once and boasts six cameras – but also carries a hefty price tag of $1,980 (over £1,500). What is it? With it’s 4.6 inch screen on the outside, that unfolds into a larger… Read More »Foldable Smartphones Have Arrived – The Lowdown on Samsung’s Galaxy Fold

Planning to Get Things Done

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time – Abraham Lincoln Fighting Fires Modern life calls on our time in more ways than ever before. Ten years ago, the first iPhone was just a year old. Fifteen years ago, there was no Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Twenty-five years ago, the internet was only a place for geeks and the military. We are always… Read More »Planning to Get Things Done

Need More Hours Every Day to Grow Your Business? Then Quit These 5 Time Wasters

Meetings Have you ever been in a meeting where most of the participants don’t participate? Do many of your meetings seem like an excuse for coffee and croissants? Executives are estimated to spend an average of 23 hours a week in meetings. That is over half a working week. Meetings are not working. They do not help to get things done. If most of the people in the room are… Read More »Need More Hours Every Day to Grow Your Business? Then Quit These 5 Time Wasters

The Secret of Medium-Term Planning to Become More Productive

Get the Balance Right Taking one day at a time has many advantages in getting things done. There is a danger though of thinking too short term. If you only think of the next day then, there is a good chance work will be missed, not tackled in the best way and not by the most appropriate person or team. There is, also, a risk in looking too far ahead,… Read More »The Secret of Medium-Term Planning to Become More Productive

Why Your Estimates Are a Disaster and How To Do It Right

Sometimes the greatest meals on vacations are the ones you find when Plan A falls through – Anthony Bourdain How long will it take? One of the most common questions I receive that I always try to avoid answering (generally, I flat-out refuse) is, “How long will it take?”. It may seem like a straightforward question, and in many industries, this may be entirely possible, but how often do you… Read More »Why Your Estimates Are a Disaster and How To Do It Right