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The secrets of successful people

IN LIFE there are always people who seem to take that extra step above the rest of the pack to be extraordinary. They are...

Are Emoji’s the new (smiley) face of Marketing?

When Facebook augmented their ‘Like’ feature with 5 new emoji reactions it seemingly became a catalyst for major advertisers to jump on the bandwagon....

Steps Big and Small to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone...

The idea of being active on LinkedIn strikes fear into the hearts of those who view anything other than owning a completed LinkedIn profile...

Going To Study Abroad? Learn How To Save On Your Stay

If you decline your brilliant study-abroad opportunities only because of high costs, it`s a bad idea. After all, there is a large variety of...
4 Steps to Start-Up Success

4 Steps to Start-Up Success

While sitting on the beach one day in Amelia Island, Florida, I noticed my children (6 and 5 at the time) frantically building something...

How To Set And Achieve Any Goal

Learn the vital steps to setting and achieving goals of any size or time frame. Many goal setting processes have their own flaws and...
Leadership is... Building Leaders

Leadership is… Building Leaders

In November 2014 I wrote blogs on leadership and followership. I asked the question, what are leaders without followers? As I re-read both posts...

Why Pokemon Go Is Great For Small Businesses

DID YOU KNOW: POKEMON GO HAS BEEN INSTALLED ON TWICE AS MANY PHONES AS TINDER, DOUBLED THE ENGAGEMENT OF SNAPCHAT AND HAS OVERTAKEN TWITTER...

Which ‘Business Bulls**t’ phrases annoy you the most?

"We can't boil the ocean by drinking Kool-aid and then circle back when we try to run it up the flagpole." Absolute nonsense right?...

Social media scams – don’t get suckered

Want to win First Class seats on British Airways? Fancy a free iPhone due to surplus stock? Get a share of the billions that...

6 Stupid Office Rules that should be Banned

Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy right? Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most...

7 Truths to Set Yourself Up for Success

Success comes in different forms and it means different things to different people. There isn't a precise formula to follow to be successful nor...

Is It Worth Starting A Home Based Internet Business?

There are no specific requirements for starting your own internet business. But it''s surprising how so many people think and talk about their intentions...

Me, my selfie and die

Dying to take a selfie? Think again. It may be more dangerous than you imagine. True fact? More people have been killed taking selfies...
My Biggest Fear In Business? Losing My Network

My Biggest Fear In Business? Losing My Network

Most people associate fear in business with losing a job and becoming unemployed. That is a reasonable thing to worry over.  It has never...
5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary Section

5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary...

Did you know that after the headline section LinkedIn is the second most widely-read section on your profile? Furthermore, studies show readers spend more...

A glimpse into the future?

18 years ago, Kodak had almost 200,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper. In 2012 they went bankrupt. And according to a...
Six Steps to Giving Your Resume a 21st Century Facelift

Six Steps to Giving Your Resume a 21st Century Facelift

No one looks for jobs in the paper anymore. Why use a resume designed for that era? A resume up-to-date in terms of career history...

Why cycling is the new golf

Is the business community really trading their Ping for Pinarello? Swapping their green jackets for a yellow jersey? Well according to a recent Business Insider...
How to Write Content

How to Write Content that Gets Over 100,000 Views (a Formula...

What if I told you that there’s a formula that you can use to repeatedly write an article that gets 100,000 views, or more?...

Developing Good Habits to Improve Your Retail Store

E-commerce is quickly taking over the market and brick and mortar stores are slowly losing their popularity. That is one of the reasons why...

3 Major Things to Never Forget During Failure

Failure happens to everyone. However, failure doesn't have to rule your life. There are things that you can control and things that you can't...

Time to Weigh Up Your Transformation Value

Leaders often ask “are we maximising the value of our investments?” - but those overseeing transformation programmes sometimes struggle to provide data-driven responses to...

This Habit Determines the Altitude of Your Success

Every person on Earth has 24 hours a day. What you do with your time says more about you than what you say about...

I’m on Snapchat. Now What?

You have probably been hearing a lot about Snapchat around work. Your kids are most likely on it and celebrities and companies around the...

Looking for love. On LinkedIn?

Valentines Day isn't a big thing on LinkedIn. Well it wasn't until BeLinked was launched, a Tinder style dating app that syncs with a users...

Modernize Your Resumes for 2016

From fashion to the world of business, nearly everything is subject to trends. Resumes are no different, even though traditional resume formatting and content...

How You Can Help Nurture Your Kid’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

The old adage is, “go to school, get good grades, and get a job.”  Is that the best we can encourage our children to...
Summer Slow-Down Lessons

Summer Slow-Down Lessons

My friend Marc Rubin and I tease our colleague Tina Governo. You seem to be working harder than ever, we chuckle during a phone chat...
Leadership

Leadership is Everyone’s Business: Successful Leaders are Everywhere

Everybody is born with unique leadership abilities Sometimes we tend to forget that everybody can enjoy the same things as us. Sometimes we ignore the...

Soft Skills – Conclusion

Over the past twenty three weeks I have written a series of posts on Soft Skills: their development, the competencies they represents and the...

‘Meternity Leave’ vs ‘Maternity Leave’ – a massive mistake?

Ex-magazine editor, Meghann Foye, was so jealous of her co-workers being able to claim maternity leave that she decided that she needed a break. One...

Email Marketing: Personalise Your Emails To Get More Sales

  DID YOU KNOW: 74% OF MARKETERS SAY TARGETED PERSONALISATION INCREASES CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT? Email marketing can be one of the most powerful tools when it comes...
Six Steps to a Successful Career Change

Six Steps to a Successful Career Change

Changing industries can be challenging. Changing careers even more so as you are going up against others with years in the role and/or industry. With...

Capture Attention With 2 New Features For Facebook #TechTuesday

DID YOU KNOW: FACEBOOK HAS 1.6 BILLION MONTHLY USERS? Facebook is the king of social media and is always looking at ways to better their...
I’m Sorry and It Will Happen Again

I’m Sorry and It Will Happen Again

How often do you find yourself making the same mistake? Again. And Again. I was talking to a colleague, who also happens to be my...

How Flexible Are You? The Soft Skill of Adaptability.

I read somewhere recently that Soft Skills have become today’s Hard Skills. This is something to think about as we move further into the...

20 Key Actions that Make You a Better and Happier Person

Understanding the true meaning of  "less is more" is highly important to have clarity about where we are and where we want to go in...

6 things that money can’t buy in Business…

The Beatles told us that money can't buy you love. But in business, arguably, that doesn't really apply. So apart from love, according to...

Do you need a Digital Detox?

The internet is ruining everything. Really? Well according to the sensationalist CNBC headline last week it is. And it's all down to the latest...
Instagram Stories: The Video Revolution #TechTuesday

Instagram Stories: The Video Revolution #TechTuesday

DID YOU KNOW: INSTAGRAM’S PER-FOLLOWING ENGAGEMENT RATE IS 58 TIMES HIGHER THAN FACEBOOK?! Instagram are back with a brand new feature that most small businesses...

Two Reasons People Panic at Work and How to Stop Doing...

A client of ours was experiencing a drop in sales; financial performance was down, way down. The natural response is fear and panic. Unfortunately...
Emotional intelligence: Boosting Your Emotional Quotient (EQ)

Emotional intelligence: Boosting Your Emotional Quotient (EQ)

Emotional Quotient (EQ) refers to the capacity of an individual to understand others, what drives them, what makes them tick, and how they can...

50 of The Most Exciting Tech Startups Coming Out of Africa

African is witnessing the emergence of a technology revival. It is home to many startups that are changing the landscape. Every year Africa birth...

Teamwork II – Using Soft Skills as a Member of a...

Last week’s post on Team building was from the perspective of the builder, or leader of a team. However, you don’t have to be...

The True Meaning Of Patience: A Fine Art!

For many entrepreneurs, success can be reached despite countless obstacles. How many times do you get knocked down and you get back up? And...

How-To Analyse Your Social Media Audience (And What To Do)

DID YOU KNOW: 60% OF MARKETERS IDENTIFY “MEASURING ROI” AS ONE OF THEIR TOP THREE SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING CHALLENGES? I know first hand how difficult...

Make your mind up (5 ways to beat your indecision)

I'm a Libran. And if you believe the astrologers (which I don't) that means I make balanced decisions. Or some might say (e.g. my...

6 Secrets Successful People Know About Emotional Competence

Words spoken cannot be unsaid. A few years ago I was in a meeting with a cross-functional leadership team and my boss (who seemed...

Forget IQ… a high EQ will make you succeed in business

What makes you successful at work? Being smarter? Being more assertive? Being better looking? Well according to a recent CNN report it's proven that...
How to Write a Compelling Cover Letter for a Career Transition

How to Write a Compelling Cover Letter for a Career Transition

Career transitions can be daunting in today’s market where hiring managers expect to immediately see how you are a perfect fit for the position...

Top 5 Social Media Management Tools #TechTuesday

DID YOU KNOW: 62% OF SMALL BUSINESSES USE SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT TOOLS TO MEASURE THEIR SUCCESS ONLINE. Social media is extremely time consuming and for...

The 7 Habits of Highly Impactful People

Cultivating great impact habits boosts your positive influence, as well as your business’ financial success. This first habit focuses on what you really value. You...

Distracted by your smartphone at work? Try this ‘killer’ tip…

It’s official. Humans can’t multi-task (especially men, according to my wife). And the incontrovertible proof comes via your smartphone according to new research into‘Digital...
Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything

Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything

How do you respond when someone offers you a suggestion? Consider this scenario.  Imagine you just gave a presentation.  Afterwards, your boss says, “It was...

It’s Not So Bad Being An Introvert: Myth Or Fact?

In many ways, our modern society is biased against introverts, especially in Western culture.  Our image of a successful person is essentially the “Man...

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL vs Samsung Galaxy s4 Mini

Microsoft and Samsung are two big brands of technology world. As Microsoft have on top of fame in software industry, on the other side...

Why A Positive Attitude Is Best For You

Going around with a nasty and sarcastic, all "they-owe-me-type-of-thing", "it is their fault", "it is the Government's fault" and continually feeling victimised and negative...
Amazing Facts About The Future Of Social Media

10 Amazing Facts About The Future Of Social Media

DID YOU KNOW: THERE ARE 2.3 BILLION ACTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA USERS? Social media is here to stay, and it’s something that every single small business...

Are YOU mispronouncing brand names like Nike, Porsche & Ikea?

Wonder why people smirk when you say Stella Artois, giggle when you utter Givenchy or howl laughing when you attempt Hyundai? It's maybe because these...

Q: Why is My Resume Being Ignored? A: It Must Answer...

It’s been said before – your resume has between six and 20 seconds to get past that initial skim read and into the “keep”...

Entrepreneurs: Know when and how to ask for help!

It’s a common belief among entrepreneurs. The notion that if you have to ask for help growing, expanding, or even getting your business off...

Just (Don’t) Do It… are Maria Sharapova’s sponsors too quick to...

Tennis superstar Sharapova has flunked a drugs test and been suspended from the sport. That's astounding in itself but the alacrity with which key...
How to Decode Millennials for Fun and Profit

How to Decode Millennials for Fun and Profit

It seems like it happens overnight. One minute you’re the young upstart; the next minute you’re the oldest person in the room. If it suddenly...

I was a “Loser” then ONE THING Changed My Life: 4...

“You suck.” “You're a freak.” “You’re lame.” I used to believe everything people told me, especially when they told me about myself. Some people...
Find Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story!

Find Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story!

Just over a year ago I made a decision that has changed my life and the direction of my career. I was sitting on the...
video

How to Submit Your Podcast to Google Play Music

Google today announced that it will start offering podcasts in the Google Play Music service. The addition will “give podcasters access to millions of new...

5 reasons why we hate conference calls

Conference calls are the bane of my life and if you are reading this I’m guessing maybe yours too? They have become so clichéd...
investors

Looking For An Investor For Your Venture? Read This!

Starting your own business can be terrifying at times, especially once you start actually hiring people.  Before that point, it’s an adventure with a...

Signs You Are A Micromanager And How To Stop

  If you’re like many Entrepreneurs, one of the reasons you said goodbye to the corporate rat-race was “freedom.”  The freedom to be your own...

HOW TO

Passion- Feel Alive

What are you passionate about? Are you passionate about your hobbies? Your career? Or is it something else? Whatever it is, passion should be...

Ways of Un-rushing

You know how it goes. Rush rush rush rush. And then rush some more. Especially during the month of December. End of year reports. Gift...

2015 BMW i3 REX review: the perfect city car, but for...

For your day to day driving, most electric cars have enough range for you to get to work, drop the kids off to soccer...
How To Write Content

Blogging 101: How To Write Content Your Audience Will Love

It’s true that websites with a blog tend to have 434% more indexed pages. This means that Google will recognise your website as a...

Random thoughts and thank yous… from me

Do you recognise any of this in your life?  Right now, this is my reality. Working long hours while trying to balance a home life …and feeling...
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