One of the most disappointing things I come across in life and business, is people that tell me they can't do something because they are either too old or too young.This kind of thinking immediately closes down opportunities, and seriously slows down growth.The thing is that age has no relation to ability.If you're coming at this from the 'I'm to

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 There’s a disease hitting people worldwide causing millions to fail, what is it?Excusitis!Every failure has this disease, and it explains the difference between people going places, and people that aren’t.One thing that I’ve learnt about successful people, is that they are less likely to make excuses and display this disease.But the people who st

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 How many times have we put something off or turned down an amazing opportunity, simply because we were worried we might not be able to deliver.We get a little excited about the new opportunity and the rewards it will bring, then everything turns sour when we start to consider whether we can actually do it or not.Do I have the right experience, do I have the k

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One day you become a leader and everything changes.Suddenly everything is different.Before you were a leader, it was all about growing yourself.Now you’re the leader, success is all about growing others.Leadership requires distinct behaviours and attitudes.I hear people say that all the best leaders are born that way, but I tend not to agree with that.

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 Ok, so just to be clear from the get go… This book is a MUST READ, I’ll try to explain why…The inside cover tells you that ‘The Ultimate Sales Machine will put you and your company on a path to success and, more important, help you stay there’... and you know what, I kind of agree.As the name suggests it’s a book about sales.Initially I was con

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 Everyone should have the opportunity to speak their minds and have their ideas (click to tweet), people want to be able to have their own ideas, opinions and feelings heard.The improvements in technology and communications is making this desire much stronger, just take a look at Twitter, Facebook and the many othe

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A good mission statement and a good set of values announce exactly where you are going, whilst describing the behaviours required to get you there (tweet this!)The Mission Statement…An effective mission statement should basically answer how you intend to win business.This defining question requires companies to make choices about people, investments and resources.

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I’ve always been a big fan of open and frank communication in both my personal and business life.Unfortunately there are many that disagree.I believe that a lack of open and frank discussion creates complacency, blocks good ideas, kills action and ultimately provides substandard results.When we breed a culture of open and frank discussion, things just seem to work

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 Want to really find out what you need to work on in your personal and business life?... Getting feedback from the people closest to you…This is a method I used some years ago to find out what others thought of me, things I did that frustrated them and areas where they thought I could improve.All you need to do is send an email to your family, friends and clo

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 There are many ways we can create success, whether it is in your personal or business life.Here is my list of the core ingredients….

1. Get a Plan

 We all have busy lives and with the increases in technological innovations, it seems to me that life will just get busier.We are all at the mercy of our mobile phones and email and

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