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Archived Since:November 14, 2008

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Your time. Your focus. Your choice.

The people you surrender your attention to, control what you do. The endless stream of emails, messages and social media updates consume both your time and your focus. Time you can never regain is lost reacting to the immediate, yet unimportant calls for your attention. Show More Summary

My personal story: The power of focus!

  I have something personal to share with you today. It’s a goal I reached this week, which carries a valuable lesson about the importance of focus. When I relocated my business from London to a tiny village in South Yorkshire, I no longer had commercially viable access to clients. Show More Summary

Don’t stop until you’re proud

How hard should you work? How successful should your business be? How much should you care? How long should you spend delighting your customers? How many times should you try before quitting? The answer One way to decide is to keep going until you’re proud. Show More Summary

A powerful business lesson from an absolute genius!

The artwork above carries a massively valuable lesson. It explains one of the most important elements in the development of a successful business. It’s also one of the most important posts I have ever written. Yes, it’s Andy Warhol’s masterpiece, Campbell’s Soup Cans. Show More Summary

Don’t let Easy Street destroy your business!

The Internet is incredible. It has placed a world of knowledge at our fingertips. It has also allowed us to communicate with people worldwide at no financial cost, thanks to services like Gmail and the multitude of social networks. So, we can now learn or research anything and there’s no charge for connecting with people. Show More Summary

Tell them what you stand for. Here’s why!

When you communicate what your business stands for, something magical happens. A section of your marketplace, who believe strongly in the same things as you, will find themselves hugely attracted to your business. Those who are strongly against what your business stands for, will look elsewhere for a provider. Show More Summary

Last few remaining

Have you noticed what happens when the media report that something is about to be in short supply? Queues form. People stand in line, just so they can get it before it runs out. Here’s the thing: Whether it’s fuel or the latest mustShow More Summary

The huge marketing problem that no one talks about

I was in a coffee shop earlier, when a guy with a very obvious hairpiece came in. He had natural, thick brown hair around his ears, with a jet black wig on top. Of course, no one mentioned it to him. People just pointed and smirked when he wasn’t looking. Show More Summary

How to make your business irreplaceable

How hard would it be for one of your clients or customers to replace you with an alternative provider? I was thinking about this yesterday when a salesman came to my home. He asked if he could quote me a price to look after the trees...Show More Summary

How to crush the competition

Joe emailed me with a very direct and important question yesterday. Here it is, along with my answer. Hi Jim. What’s the best way for me to crush my competitors?  I’m going to lose my business soon unless I turn things around and I’m...Show More Summary

Is there a business case for human kindness?

We are encouraged from childhood to be kind to others. However, is there a business case for human kindness? Here’s my experience after almost 20 years of running an extremely successful business! Your clients, former clients, prospective clients and never-to-be clients will remember how you treat them, when they’re going through a tough time. Show More Summary

2 Powerful tips from marketing that stinks!

I’d like to share an example of shockingly bad  marketing with you today. In fact, you could say this marketing stinks! However, there are 2 great lessons to learn, which you can apply directly into your business. Smelly marketing I’ve used the same brand of deodorant for years. Show More Summary

How to make better buying decisions

I’ve been thinking recently about how it’s easy to make a costly mistake, when investing in new technology. As new devices hit the market, the temptation can be strong to always opt for the latest version of something, simply because it’s new. Show More Summary

How to earn massively more by solving better problems

I want to talk to you today about money. Specifically, I’d like to share an idea with you about how to earn more money, lots more money, without you needing to work more hours. Whilst aimed primarily at service providers, all business owners can benefit mightily from this idea. Show More Summary

How to stop The Blame Game from destroying your business

I spoke with a small business owner earlier, who was blaming his customers for the slowdown of his business. He went on to explain that his customers were fools for turning to other suppliers, who are a little less expensive than him. Show More Summary

Grow your business by 200% with this simple idea

As you approach the final weeks of 2014, it’s a great time to review the progress your business is making and look for ways to improve in 2015. Obviously, the cornerstone of your strategy for 2015, should be the growth of your business. Show More Summary

How the Brooklyn Bridge changed my life

I’d like to share a personal story with you today. I was eating my lunch one afternoon, looking out the window at the Brooklyn Bridge. I was a 22 year old kid from London, learning all about marketing the hard way, in my new career in a new country. Show More Summary

What everybody ought to know about Business Advice

There has never been more business advice available than there is today. Among the gems, there’s a huge amount of bad advice. Even worse, a lot of it is toxic. That’s why it’s extremely important for you to filter the advice you receive. Show More Summary

Marketing Tip: Be where their attention is!

The next time you’re on your way to or from work, try this. I want you to take a look at the people around you; car passengers, bus passengers, train passengers or pedestrians. Notice what they are paying attention to? No, they’re not looking at billboards. Show More Summary

How to turn your ideas into bankable results

If you want to start turning your ideas into bankable business results, this quick tip could be exactly what you need! Geoff sent me an email this morning, which contained the following, powerful statement. “I waited so long to get things...Show More Summary

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