Monday, April 24, 2017
Personal Development

Personal Development

Unless a person commits to continual growth, success is likely to become complacency.

The Biggest Resume Killer? Ignoring Lessons from News Writing

The Biggest Resume Killer? Ignoring Lessons from News Writing

Journalists refer to the “lead” as the first few sentences that quickly tell the reader what the story is about.  The phrase “never bury...
Gratitude is a Gateway Drug

Gratitude is a Gateway Drug

When was the last time you felt sorry for your self?  How about annoyed? Think about the last time you felt low, for whatever reason. ...
How to join the young scientists taking over the startup world

How to join the young scientists taking over the startup world

All manner of university graduates, whether they studied English literature or financial law, are turning their backs on traditional career paths in favour of...
The Coaching Profession – A Responsibility to be Professional

The Coaching Profession – A Responsibility to be Professional

The world of coaching is constantly changing and growing. Although there is still some confusion out there about what coaching is really all about,...
If You’re Unhappy, Quit Before You Get Fired

If You’re Unhappy, Quit Before You Get Fired

Do people with a bad attitude get you down?  Of course they do.  Humans respond to each other’s feelings on conscious and unconscious ways....
10 Free And Easy-To-Use Image Design Tools

10 Free And Easy-To-Use Image Design Tools

Did you know that 37% of marketers said that visual marketing was the second most important form of content for their business? It is no...
What To Do When Your Wordpress Site Gets De-Indexed From Google

What To Do When Your WordPress Site Gets De-Indexed From Google

In the world of web, you are completely dependent on the search engines for your site’s search rankings and you cannot do anything about...
Self-actualization

Do You Want a Paycheck or Self-actualization?

People will work for money. But if you want your team to actually care, it takes more than cash. Whenever I write emotional engagement, I...
Opening a shop on a budget: 5 tips for staying on track

Opening a shop on a budget: 5 tips for staying on...

Whatever your passion, be it fashion, books or coffee, your dream is to share it with the world by opening your own shop. Not only...

Why ‘Gut Feel is better than ‘Big Data’

Well according to the Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, it is: "We start with the data but the final call is always gut. It’s informed...

Will Google Penalise You For Duplicating Content? Exclusive Expert Interview

WILL GOOGLE PENALISE YOU FOR DUPLICATING CONTENT? I was asked this question in my private members group earlier this week, and as a business marketing...
Change Begins With a Leadership Decision

Change Begins With a Leadership Decision

Every change begins with a leadership decision. Making the decision to institute change is not always easy. Change can be precipitated by economics, market...
How to Improve Retention in 10 Minutes

How to Improve Retention in 10 Minutes

We all know turnover is costly.  But the costs extend far beyond having to rehire. When you factor in leadership time, loss of momentum,...
business news

Dr Mosongo Moukwa: M&A activity in chemical industry to persist in...

Global merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in the chemical industry have remained robust. Year 2016 will be known as the year of mega deals,...
How to Reduce Your Words and Increase Your Impact

How to Reduce Your Words and Increase Your Impact

Have you ever experienced death by PowerPoint?  How about your boss asking you to read the endless business plan? We’ve all been there.  A well-intentioned...
How To Use Facebook Live For Your Business

How To Use Facebook Live For Your Business

Did you know that people will spend 3x longer watching a video which is LIVE compared to a video which is no longer live? At...
change

Are You Prepared for Change

Change is constant and occurs whether we like it or not. Understanding its components on a personal level can help us translate that understanding...
Boosting your retail shop: 5 steps for improving your curb appeal

Boosting your retail shop: 5 steps for improving your curb appeal

There’s nothing worse than watching hundreds of people strolling happily down the high street without a second glance at your shop – especially when...
A Few Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

A Few Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

In the game of business, you either win or you live to see your brand die a harrowing, untimely death. As an up-and-coming business...
How Does Self-confidence Drive Success?

How Does Self-confidence Drive Success?

  Last year I completed a blog series on Soft Skills development. The series generated a lot of attention and over the past several months...
Build Customer Loyalty The Astute Way

Efficient Customer Support: Build Customer Loyalty The Astute Way

With numerous brands hitting the shores, many of the existing brands are finding it exceedingly difficult to retain their customers. Most of these brands...
Jobseeker’s Guide to the Job Search After 50

Jobseeker’s Guide to the Job Search After 50

One of the biggest mistakes jobseekers over 50 make is thinking the job search process hasn’t changed much. It has.   On the other hand, some...
Claim Your Slivers of Space

The Circle and Foundation of Success

Behind every successful person, there are many lessons learned... and for every lesson learned, there is a lot of trying, falling, getting up, and...
7 Killer Tactics On How To Promote Your Brand Offline

7 Killer Tactics On How To Promote Your Brand Offline

Online marketing is the focus of almost every professional company, because it is easy to track and measure. It's also often more cost-effective than...
21 Effective and Useful Content Marketing Tips

21 Effective and Useful Content Marketing Tips

  Whilst content marketing costs 62% less than outbound marketing, it generates more than three times as many leads. What innovative and useful content marketing...
How to Determine your Business Value

How to Determine your Business Value?

To have the knowledge of your business value is very important to keep it updated with the new trends in the market. It tells...
Creating Space for Change: A little bit goes a long way

Creating Space for Change: A little bit goes a long way

The difference between the best and the worst, between success and failure, between mediocrity and excellence, is often very small — witness how tight...
The construction boom: taking advantage of growing demand

The construction boom: taking advantage of growing demand

The UK’s construction industry ended 2016 on an unexpected high, experiencing a 1.8 per cent surge in output during December. Considering economic experts had predicted...

Are fitness trackers a waste of money?

Want to lose weight? Improve your cardio? Lower your blood pressure? Then don't buy a fitness tracker. In fact, some experts claim they can...
Secret Formula To Choosing The Best Parental Control App

Secret Formula To Choosing The Best Parental Control App

  When you give your youngster a cell phone, you give them the world – access to a wide universe of data, individuals and potential...
How to Re-Enter the Job Market and Kick Ass

How to Re-Enter the Job Market and Kick Ass

If you were on the job market during the great recession, I don't blame you if you're a little risk averse when it comes...
Leaders Build Leaders

Leaders Build Leaders

Leadership is... Building Leaders Over the past couple of years I have been writing a series of blogs on what it means to be a...
Three Questions To Ask Yourself “Today” About Marketing To Customers Online

Three Questions To Ask Yourself “Today” About Marketing To Customers Online

Marketing to customers online Fact: “Everyone” is NOT your target market. At least 60% of the small businesses I have worked with in the past have...
Two Ways You Can Create Your Own Website

Two Ways You Can Create Your Own Website

If you are in business and don't have your own website you could be missing out on lots of new business from the internet....
How-to Master Video Marketing in 6 Simple Ways

How-to Master Video Marketing in 6 Simple Ways

  Did you know that 87% of online marketers use Video content as a ways to sell their products/services? In one of my last articles of...
Three Questions You Should Ask Before the Door Closes

Three Questions You Should Ask Before the Door Closes

There it is, the resignation letter. You’ve spent time hiring, training, and getting this employee up to speed, and now they’re leaving you. Perhaps...

‘Black Mirror’​ is a stark warning about the perils of Technology...

The Netflix hit 'Black Mirror' provides a dark and dystopian view of an alternative World dominated by our dependence on the array of smart...
Is it LOVE with your marketing?

Is it LOVE with your marketing?

'LOVE is in the air, everywhere I look around… love is in the air, every sight and every sound….’ – remember the John Paul...
What Every Future Entrepreneur Needs To Know

What Every Future Entrepreneur Needs To Know

Starting your own business and becoming an entrepreneur is like entering a dark room you've never seen before and trying to navigate through it...
Do We Need Followers To Be a Leader?

Do We Need Followers To Be a Leader?

Do we need followers to be a leader? How do we position ourselves as a leader in any given context? Over the past couple of...

Should You Keep Your Boss from Making a Mistake?

What would you do if you knew your boss was making a bad decision?  We’ve all been there.  How did you respond?  Do you...
Four Words That Kill Morale

Four Words That Kill Morale

We’ve all been there.  You’re at the annual meeting; the leaders rattle off the usual buzzwords.  Eyes glaze.  The question is why?  No one...
How My Lifestyle Has Become My Work-Life Balance

How My Lifestyle Has Become My Work-Life Balance

The 21st Century has evolved into the technology revolution and we now live in a 24/7 culture that is always “switched on” and attached...
How to: follow Apple’s lead and improve your retail space

How to: follow Apple’s lead and improve your retail space

The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, glittering Broadway – the New York sightseeing checklist is packed with historic monuments. But as...
Complete PPC Guide to Facebook Niche Targeting

Complete PPC Guide to Facebook Niche Targeting

  There are only 6% of all Facebook Pages advertising on Facebook which means 94% of ALL Business Facebook Pages are NOT utilising Facebook niche...
So What Stops Them From Succeeding

So What Stops Them From Succeeding?

Neville Guant wrote a comment to my last blog post asking the question, “...all your readers and mine ... know it already. So what...

Want to stand out on LinkedIn? Then DON’T be strategic, passionate...

On your LinkedIn profile do you describe yourself as Creative? Focused? Passionate? All strong descriptors but, according to the latest LinkedIn research, so does...
6 Ways to Find Space for Innovation at Work

Parking Spots: 6 Ways to Find Space for Innovation at Work

True story. An experienced executive I’ll call Monica returned to her company’s headquarters in Rome after a long assignment in the US. At the...
I know I CAN do it

“F**k it, I know I CAN do it!”

“F**k it, I know I CAN do it!” She was recounting the minute it ‘hit’ her – that monumental moment in time when she...
6 Must-Read Books for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

6 Must-Read Books for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

It is quite a well-known fact that most successful people tend to read a lot. And it is not just out of habit, successful...
Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience During Your Job Search

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience During Your Job...

Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and are hoping a return to Corporate America will provide...
Make Sure your Resume Doesn’t Read like a Carbon Copy of your Resume

Make Sure your Resume Doesn’t Read like a Carbon Copy of...

When LinkedIn first got its start, with just 4500 members according to LinkedIn’s About Us page, all you needed to appear cutting-edge was a...
What is your niche

What is your niche?

One of the advantages of being an independent coach is that I get to connect with other coaches around the world, usually using either...
5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Buying $500 Worth of Backstock

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Buying $500 Worth of...

Anything can be bought or sold, particularly with the current state of our incredible online marketplace. Whether it be essential oils, metal lockers, or irrigation...
Why Setting Goals Undermines Success and Erodes Happiness

Why Setting Goals Undermines Success and Erodes Happiness

What are you going to accomplish this year? Or perhaps at this point, a better question might be, what were you going to accomplish? Have...
5 Career Options for People Who Want To Help Families

5 Career Options for People Who Want To Help Families

With all the chaos and loss in the world around us, it can be hard to feel satisfied with the job you currently have....

IQ vs EQ – which makes you more successful?

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 Emotional Intelligence (EQ) plays...
Your Spouse and Your Boss Agree, You’re a Bad Communicator

Your Spouse and Your Boss Agree, You’re a Bad Communicator

Bill was frustrated; his boss just didn’t get it. Bill thought his boss expected too much. In my conversation with Bill he said, “My...
Which are your MOST Profitable Customers?

Which are your MOST Profitable Customers?

Ask yourself these questions: How many customers do you have? Which customers are the most profitable for your business? Which customers do you enjoy...
The Big Mistake People Make About Money

The Big Mistake People Make About Money

Is money the root of all evil?  I don’t believe so.  Yet many of us live with a weird dichotomy when it comes to...
Your Personal Product Launch Checklist

[2017 SUCCESS KIT] Your Personal Product Launch Checklist

DID YOU KNOW THAT AROUND 85% OF NEW PRODUCTS FAIL? HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL WENT AS FAR AS SAYING THAT THIS NUMBER CAN RISE TO...

The ‘no emails outside office hours’​ law won’t work – so...

Legislation in France came into effect on 1st January which stipulates that employees do not have to respond to any emails out of office...
How To Do What You Love For A Living

How To Do What You Love For A Living

  DID YOU KNOW IT TAKES 10,000 HOURS TO BECOME AN EXPERT? Back in 1997, when eBay was just a year old, I was burnt out...
Strategic Marketing Plan Essentials

Strategic Marketing Plan Essentials

Many people think that in a Digital Era positioning statements and McCarthy’s 4P’s became outdated and obsolete. They say that there’s a “new dawn”...
4 Seriously Important Tactics for Success This Year

4 Seriously Important Tactics for Success This Year

Happy, happy, happy New Year. I just love the beginning of a new year as it’s filled with wonderfully positive vibes – there’s renewed energy...
5 Reason you should Start a Business While in College

5 Reason you should Start a Business While in College

Many people would advise you to give all your focus to your studies and the livelihood will sort itself out once you graduate. The...
How Employee Cross-Training Can Benefit Your Business

How Employee Cross-Training Can Benefit Your Business

Employers should do their best to maximize the investment that they make in each of their workers. One way to do this is to...
How to Search Twitter Like a Superstar

How to Search Twitter Like a Superstar [The Free Guide]

Did you know that 500 million tweets are sent every single day? That is, on average, 6,000 tweets every single second. How can you...
What’s That Knocking at the Door?

What’s That Knocking at the Door?

When I started writing this blog in 2014, my initial intent was to write about my journey as I started my own business as...
How to get more organised in 2017

How to get more organised in 2017

Permanently chasing deadlines, losing paperwork in a growing mound of old reports, sporadic email replies and a tendency to forget phoning people back –...

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The Must-Have Social Media Marketing Tool Checklist

The Must-Have Social Media Marketing Tool Checklist

There are now 2.8 billion people using Social Media worldwide. This is 21% higher than 2015, and this number will continue to grow throughout...
The Reasons For and Against Joining Co-Working Space

The Reasons For and Against Joining Co-Working Space

Co-working offices are popping up across the globe, and they seem to have a high appeal in the eyes of modern businessmen. But are...
Winners Can Be Surprised, but Losers Should Not Be

Winners Can Be Surprised, but Losers Should Not Be

Have you ever faced public humiliation? I have. Years ago I was up for a promotion; I knew that one of my peers was also...

Choosing happiness now

In my experience, happiness is a decision we make; it is not derived from an event, nor is it dependent on somebody else. Happiness...
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...