Category Archives for Up-skilling the entrepreneur

If You’re Only Cracking Easter Eggs, You’re Missing Out On…

Yes, ‘tis the season to crack open delicious, brightly wrapped and irresistible Easter eggs (do watch those calories though!).  But there’s another type of cracking that you should be focusing on all year round… What I’m referring to is the need for you to have a “cracking” sales process.  A step- by-step process which is […]

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What Should YOU and Roger Federer Have In Common?

Do I hear you spontaneously say, “Fame, fortune and a high-flying lifestyle!”  Look a bit deeper, however, and tennis champion, Roger Federer, displays many qualities which make him an ideal role model for any budding entrepreneur or business owner.

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DISCOVER YET AGAIN IN 5 MINUTES WHAT MAKES YOU TICK!

What makes you do what you do and why do you react in a certain way? Gain an insight into this question by taking the free Barrett Personal Values Assessment.  The exercise will literally take you 5 minutes from the time you highlight your selected values to the arrival of your free personal report in […]

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Do You ACT On Your Serendipity Moments?

“In all our lives, a thumbnail of opportunity presents itself.  Most of us tend to walk past it or ignore it.  It happens serendipitously; a chance meeting, a lunch, a late night discussion with friends where someone mentions an invention and everybody goes ‘Wow, that could be game-changing’ and nobody does anything about it.” “Be […]

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Need a kick in the pants…?

Sometimes we all do… when we procrastinate and fail to take action.  As a result, we run the risk of missing out on opportunities.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the stuff that distracts us like surfing the Internet, checking our phone, posting on social media. What we need to do is focus […]

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Are you Guilty of…?

I know that I certainly am… guilty of reacting in the moment when faced with difficult situations or people.  It’s ego driven, full of emotion and inevitably has negative repercussions. Reacting versus Responding Reacting instinctively to trying personal or business circumstances literally closes down the options you have to positively resolve the situation. So what’s […]

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You Can Be Live On TV for FREE

We all know the value of live TV coverage.  It instantly gets you and your product in front of masses of people.  It builds your authority in your industry and your brand.  The more people know you and your product, the greater your sales and your profits.   So what if there was a way […]

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“I’m Sorry – I Failed….”

These words send a wave of fear and shame through most of us.  And yet, as entrepreneurs, who are often traversing uncharted territory, we cannot always expect success and that everything is going to be smooth sailing.   So how can we get more comfortable with failure and use it to put us on a […]

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A Hot Alternative to Cold Calling?

The majority of us cringe at the thought of cold calling. We want ideally to be able to sell our wares in a situation where we have already established credibility with our prospect and some level of a relationship. And guess what? There is a way. Have you considered the concept of speaking to sell? […]

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Are you having an Oscar moment?

I watched with a combination of fascination and horror as disaster struck this week’s carefully orchestrated Oscar Awards in Hollywood. The final award, Movie of the Year, was announced as “La La Land” and the cast proudly congregated on the stage and were making their acceptance speech.  Suddenly an organiser appeared from the wings, grabbed […]

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