There’s something interesting I keep noticing.
Someone will come to me - a reader sends me an email, or I'm having a chat with a friend - and tell me of a new idea that they had.
A decision they made, or an insight they came to.
Some sort of revelation or step in their evolution.
Always something to ...more
Success is never owned - it is rented.
And the rent is due every day.
~ Rory Vaden
Guess what that means, bubba: You’re in this for the long haul, and however you may define success, you gotta plug away at it every day.
Sure you’ll have days when you’re not in the mood.
When you don’t feel good.
Can’t get ...more
I’ve been reaching out to tailors lately.
Because boy, do they need help.
So far, reactions are either: “Doing well, no need for marketing”, or:
“Too busy, can’t afford time to do marketing”.
And that just hurts me so much.
Because I’ve been there, I know what it’s like:
Bills to pay, crappy customers paying crappy rates - so just to ...more
This one's for the girls, though the men reading me should also learn from it.
It might cost me a few subscribers, but ye olde truth must be ye olde told.
Now, first of all, I don’t talk politics here: My point is not to get into a who’s right and who’s wrong.
Also, I'm all for equality.
“Everybody ready? Seat belts buckled?”
“Yes!”, we cheered, “Let’s go!”
He turned the key, and put our brand new VW campervan into gear.
We were off on vacation.
As we motored down to Austria, we were all amazed by exactly how many of these vans were on the road.
It seemed like every few kilometers, there was another one.
And another. ...more
Earlier this week I discovered another, new reason why I’m in this game.
You’ll have seen me wax passionate about art, and how much I love working with artists.
You saw the change happen right befrore your eyes, when I was in Dublin this summer.
You may even have noticed me mention my mother, that bit where she ...more
“Oh but tomorrow I won’t be here. I’m meeting my friend Mari-Carmen, we’re going to this restaurant we know”.
I freeze and look at her.
“Are you serious? What about our agreement? You were going be here, in my house, 5 days a week, 2 hours. Without fail. That’s what you committed to.”
“Yes, but Friday is the ...more
A few years ago, when James Chartrand of MenWithPens fame launched her writing course, she said something extremely important:
“Every business owner should have a strongly developed writing ability”
Or something to that effect, not sure of the exact quote.
It’s true though, 100%
In fact, I’ll say that the ability to quickly, hassle-free, write out something for your ...more
When a child is born, there’s no possible way you can know how he or she is going to turn out.
She could become a writer, a painter - a sinner, or a saint - or just your average, regular friendly person.
Anything is possible.
How can you tell, at the start?
You can’t: there’s just no telling.
It all ...more
Helping you grow your business and lead a better life, is what.
Says a friend: “This newsletter of yours, the work you do - how would you help, say, an estate agents?
“If they would tell you: ”What do you think you know, what would give you the authority to help us?”
Me: “Nothing. If they’re running well, ...more
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