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Business Networking

Over the past few years I’m not entirely sure how many networking events I have attended, but it’s certainly more than 100. I’ve not been involved in many ‘speed networking’ events, but whilst attending a fairly informal business event last night …


How to become successful

Not the ‘S’ word again…! The title of this blog probably irked you. You might be thinking ”what does Chris know about success?”, “Who is he to define success?” The good news is, I’m not going to tell you how to …


Be less busy

be less busy

At this very moment I can hear my own very ridiculous words echoing in my head as I reflect on many conversations I’ve had with other business owners. It goes something like this: Me: “Hey Derek, how are you?” Derek: …

Just be yourself

Just be yourself

I was honoured to be asked to speak at a summer school graduation ceremony last year. It was a summer school for high school students who perhaps weren’t achieving the grades that they were capable of. For a week or …

Dealing with Facebook jealousy

Did you know that the most prominent emotion that people feel when they are browsing through their Facebook news feed is jealousy? I’m sure you’ve felt it before, I certainly have. It comes as a result of comparing yourself to …

Choose to be a leader

Choose to be a leader

Some people think that to be a leader you need a position in a company, a job title, or some sort of status. This is simply not true. You can choose to be a leader in every aspect of your …


How To Beat Resistance

Free Resistance

Have you ever wondered how successful people seem to get more done? Do you ever find it really hard to get started and get things done? Have you ever stared blankly at your computer screen before writing, or done the …


The More Your Pour Out, the More You Can Pour Back In

Thinking Vision

How often do you write down what’s on your mind? Do you think it’s worth considering keeping a journal to take counsel in? Perhaps you don’t have anyone to share your ideas with, or you want to write your ideas down first before you share them? A journal will help you work out your ideas and also help you underst and the way you behave and how you react to things around you.


6 Tips for Having A More Productive Day

Do you ever get the feeling of being overwhelmed by the task(s) in front of you? Like there’s no way you can get through all your work?
I had one of those days recently where everything just seemed to be mounting up in front of me, and for a moment I panicked. Have you ever felt like this? Like there’s no end in sight?