How I Write My Goals   

What have Wordsworth and goal setting have in common? Let me explain. I’ve been writing and sticking to my goals since 1989 when I was first taught a pragmatic method which I’ve improved and refined since. I’m now going to share this with you in three simple steps. Step One: Elect a long term vision or goal. I do this every five years (2020 is the time to renew this). Here, I figure out my direction for my life, both personal and professional. This is strategic and big chunk. I…

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SIC Codes and the Economic Downturn

SIC codes, if you’ve ever wondered, stand for Standard Industry Classification. They allow businesses to register with the tax authorities and Company’s House to easily recognise what they do. SIC codes are going to become even more important to you in the forthcoming economic downturn, which is forecast to happen very soon, on your watch. Follow the SIC code, and you’ll get through the recession fairly unscathed. S – Self-development I – Inner Game C – Continuous client contact Self-development is key to be able to evolve and change, adapt…

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The Sonos Speakers and the Subtle Art of Selling

I love my music, always have. As a 13-year-old, I’d save two weeks’ wages from my paper-round to buy an album – The Stranglers, The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees – seminal favourites. I really couldn’t afford to buy much music in the ’80s and ‘90s – with CDs retailing at £18 in 1994, I struggled to justify buying Blur’s Parklife, but somethings you’ll sacrifice eating for. Music got free in 2000 ( a great book by way of the same title), things changed, and for the rest of the…

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