Why That 12-Hour Working Day Doesn’t Make You A Hero, It Makes You Look Stupid

Working 12 Hours A Day Makes You Stupid

I need to get something off my chest! Something that really annoys me! It’s when people measure success using the wrong metrics. And the one that really gets my goat is that tendency to congratulate and be in awe of the person who regularly clocks up 12-hour days. I’ve been there and in hindsight consistently…

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7 Ways To Build Your Business Without An Internet Connection

Business Without An Internet Connection

My dream is to have a “business in a bag” that I can run from anywhere, anytime. And this dream is definitely a reality because I’m a HUGE techy fan. Wherever possible I use software and apps that are cloud based because they offer the flexibility I need to be able to work seamlessly around…

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Warning: Are You Unintentionally Giving Up Control Of Your Small Business?

Giving Up Control Of Your Small Business

In business, some days rock while others are awful. The good days are blessed with momentum, the ideas flow and you push past obstacles with ease. What’s more, it’s easy to get enough done to achieve (and invoice) your target hourly rate. But on the tougher, darker days the resistance is uncomfortable. You can get…

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Why Making Yourself Dispensable Is The Only Chance You Have Of Growing Your Micro Business

Office vacancy sign

A lot of micro business owners make the mistake of believing they are indispensable. In fact, they do everything they can to make themselves indispensable by: If you hold any of these beliefs – you’re making a clanger Let me tell you why… Just recently I wrote a post that encouraged you to figure out…

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How A Simple Change In Your Identity Could Skyrocket The Efficiency Of Your Small Business

Skyrocket The Efficiency Of Your Small Business

Can I ask you probably the most enlightening question you'll be asked today about your business? What is your primary role in your business? Is it: A.   Doing your day-to-day business work? B.   Being a marketer of your business? If you answered B, great stuff. But if you said A, read on to discover why you’re making…

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How To Travel Whilst Working ON Your Small Business

How To Travel Whilst Working ON Your Small Business

I believe time is my most valuable business (and life) resource. What’s more, despite what a lot of business owners say, I understand it’s something you can't control. After all, it’s you who decides how and where to spend your time but the clock keeps ticking whatever decision you make. Make the right decisions, prioritise…

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Are You Preventing Your Small Business Achieving That Big Ambition

Stop sign

After speaking to many users of SpinLessPlates I’ve noticed something they all have in common. The barrier that stops them reaching their big ambition is time. Or rather lack of it. And it’s a huge frustration for ambitious business owners. Instead of moving towards your goals, the day-to-day drudge takes over. You get sucked into…

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Small Business Processes: A Big Mac, Fries And Super Sized Lesson In Consistency.

Happy Meal Wrapper

So when it is time to stop there is only one option, McDonalds. Trust me, I don’t go there for the food but for the amenities. They are clean, there is limited menu choice, they serve you fast and there is always convenient parking. They cater brilliantly for me as I am one of their…

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Small Business Ownership: Take Advice From A Very Wise Octopus Or My Mother

Grandma Isabella and Jemima reading on the sofa

Later in the evening I was reading Jemima ‘The Rainbow Fish’ story and at the part where the fish goes to the wise octopus for advice I suddenly realised the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people as a business owner. Put simply the people you surround yourself with in your small business have…

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Time Management Tip – Is This The Difference Between Donald Trump And You?

Donald Trump Book Collection

You may not have the hair. You may not have the money. But you and The Donald have one big thing in common. You both have 24 hours in a day, 1440 minutes, 86,400 seconds. He cannot buy a second more and neither can you. So how does he, and other successful business people, cram…

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