Nobody starts out an expert

Thought for the day. Whether you are in business, marketing, or any other profession. Nobody starts out an expert, and everyone’s journey is unique to them. I hope this reminds you today that you have permission to go after that dream, learn that new skill, chase that dream profession. The main key for anyone lookingContinue reading “Nobody starts out an expert”

Finding the treasure in your day

When your day doesn’t work out as planned and everything goes Pete Tong; there’s one thing you should keep in mind. Tomorrow is another day, and today is the day of new beginnings! When you respond to a situation in a way you regret, when that business deal didn’t work, or the job interview youContinue reading “Finding the treasure in your day”

Are you where you want to be in life?

I came across the video below through a friend’s Facebook page. I wanted to highlight it, as it inspired me to think about the things in life that I value? We are not just human doers; we are human beings and in order to be who we are, we must know what that looks like.Continue reading “Are you where you want to be in life?”

Free is no substitute

Giving away free samples and gifts are all great if your business is built from a place of trust and integrity, but if you can’t provide customers with a service that is sustainable, then you shouldn’t think that giving away free tickets to a concert is going to be enough to keep people buy in.Continue reading “Free is no substitute”

Mission Possible

What if you could achieve the impossible? What would that be for you? I love the fact that Felix Baumgartner from Austria broke the record for the highest jump – from the edge of the earth, and broke the speed of sound barrier on his way down. I’m sure there were many thousands of peopleContinue reading “Mission Possible”

Rise to the top

I make mistakes; I fall. I get up, and I make more mistakes again the next day. It’s called life. When people say I live to learn, or I learn to live – they are both true. Then, one day, I get up and I all those trips to the kirb make me bounce higherContinue reading “Rise to the top”

Start lean, and keep them keen.

This should be the statement and attitude of all start-up business. Borrowing money, paying for leads, paying to sit and have a coffee with someone may work and be beneficial for some; however, to me this makes no sense at all. Surely we ‘business owners’ want to be adding value and not subtracting it; andContinue reading “Start lean, and keep them keen.”

Consider it an honour

When people take the time to follow a company, a person, or a brand on Twitter, or Facebook, or LinkedIn we must consider such an act to be an honour. This is a good indication that something of what you have to offer is attractive to them, and stirred enough interest in them to connect.Continue reading “Consider it an honour”

Social Media, Kindness and Culture

So here’s an interesting debate for you. Could social media be used to change a culture? This was the question, and idea posed by Grant McCracken, in his article ‘Could a Social-Media Tool Increase Kindness.” In the article Grant uses Boston as his example. Speaking from his own experience, and in his own words: “IContinue reading “Social Media, Kindness and Culture”

The irrefutable demands of time

There is no getting away from the fact that time itself has become a restraint on many businesses; and I wouldn’t say this is specific to small businesses, these days, either. With the internet being one of the few economies actually growing, and everyone scrambling to understand it – It makes complete sense. However; itContinue reading “The irrefutable demands of time”