Who Do You Want To Be?

In business and in life, we often think that our success is dependent on having the right answers ready to the questions reality asks. A true mark of success, we reason, is being able to know the solution to every challenge and problem in our area of expertise. After all, isn’t this what successful entrepreneurs,Continue reading “Who Do You Want To Be?”

Vision with Action Changes the World

“Vision without action is just a dream, action without vision just passes the time, and vision with action can change the world.” (Joel A Barker) I am about to complete the current intake of my Vision to Action program. A small group of dedicated solopreneurs have over the last three months gained in-depth awareness of what drives them and what motivates them. TheyContinue reading “Vision with Action Changes the World”

Don’t Waste Your Time Constantly Doing Urgent Stuff

Having worked in various positions as Senior Manager and Team Leader for the best part of the last 15 years, I too regularly succumbed to the classic manager’s delusion: that being a good manager is all about keeping constantly busy. Nothing screams ‘manager’ like working against a tight deadline, dealing with a sudden crisis, attendingContinue reading “Don’t Waste Your Time Constantly Doing Urgent Stuff”

Cultivating a Champion’s Mindset

Last week, I had a fascinating chat with Kickboxing Champion Jessica Fleischer. In this fascinating conversation, which can be viewed above, we learn about what it takes in order to develop the mindset of a champion. What can we learn and apply in our day-to-day business as solopreneurs? Some highlights: Know your mission: Jess didn’tContinue reading “Cultivating a Champion’s Mindset”

How comfortable are you talking about yourself?

I’ll be the first to admit that I have always been jealous of people who are comfortable discussing their life experiences and telling their life stories. Sadly I’m not one of these people. I always struggled to talk about myself. Deeply hidden somewhere inside me, there seems to be an unconscious assumption that no oneContinue reading “How comfortable are you talking about yourself?”

The True Purpose of Coaching People

Currently one third in on my Vision to Action group coaching program with three wonderful solopreneurs, I found myself reflecting on what it is that we coaches actually do. The word ‘coach’ was first used to mean ‘someone who trains of instructs others’ in University slang of the mid-19th century: coaches were private tutors which ‘carried’ a student throughContinue reading “The True Purpose of Coaching People”

The True Reason Why You Are Not Motivated

I know it has been a while since most of us have been able to go on holidays, but perhaps you can still remember your morning routine last time you woke up away from home in your hotel, bed and breakfast, chalet or resort!   Most likely, you woke up looking forward to all the excitingContinue reading “The True Reason Why You Are Not Motivated”

Music Can Enhance Your Mental Health in Unique Ways

I recently asked the following question in my Facebook group for small business owners and solopreneurs: “Does music affect your mental health, whether this is in a positive or negative way”?  As various neuroscientists have demonstrated, music has the ability to light up our whole brain. it doesn’t just engage one part of our brain like many other activities do;Continue reading “Music Can Enhance Your Mental Health in Unique Ways”

Let’s Talk About Money

Do you still remember what you were doing on Monday 20th July 2020? Chances are you don’t, unless a significant personal event took place on that day, or unless you are Jeff Bezos. Because the Amazon CEO and founder made a total of $13 billion just on that one day. As solopreneurs, we are notContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Money”