I have been on the self-employed journey since 2003, and I am not proud to admit that I was a workaholic. Up at 4.30am and answering emails to clients (but scheduling them so no-one knew I was up that early). I was often in the office by 7am and didn’t get home until 8-9pm at
I was recently watching the Ed Sheeran and James Corden Carpool Karaoke when something caught my attention. I have no idea how I missed this announcement in the media, but Ed Sheeran does not have a mobile phone and he quit social media last year! He told James Corden that when people messaged him it
Building on my previous article, here are some other factors which may hold back a business from reaching its full potential.
What are business ethics and do they really matter? I think they do from both a personal and a business perspective. What an eventful year it has been in the business world with our very own Brexit decision and the US Presidential election. The things that stand out to me during both events are the
The above words are part of our everyday live chat conversations, and I wish I could wave a magic wand and fix the problem for you, but sadly I am not that talented.
The story Margaret approached me nervously. In fact, never before had she behaved towards me with such apprehension. Surely she had no cause, for Margaret was everything one could ask for in a store manager – loyal and reliable, yet ready to act decisively and with initiative.
Venturing into the world of being self-employed and becoming a business owner is scary. My first business was launched in 2003, and I look back now with fond memories thinking to myself how lucky I was to have met certain people along the way, steering me in the right direction. I have never told this story
The events in the UK over the last couple of weeks have reminded me of a time, way back in history even, when I was at secondary school… Those of you who know me now will probably be quite surprised to learn that at school, I was pretty good at netball and hockey and for
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” — Charles Darwin Well, that’s what we are told, and thinking about it, it does make sense. Change makes us feel uncomfortable as its worrying and it’s harder when we have to think about
New Year is a fast-receding memory now and, for many of us, so are the resolutions we made to improve ourselves and transform our business. Whatever happened to the 6 A.M. runs and eating healthy lunches instead of grabbing a sandwich and a coffee at your desk? Where are the improved time management and the