The Mentoring Edge

The Mentoring Edge

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” Bob Proctor Get a mentor. And be a mentor. There are huge benefits to both mentoring someone else, and to having your own mentor. I really do believe in this! Why […]

Develop a Bulletproof Personal System

Develop a Bulletproof Personal System

“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” Confucius Have you got a system that works? If you never forget an appointment, never lose a phone number, never forget to do something, never forget an idea, never lie awake at night thinking about something […]

Outsourcing and the Zero Staff Model

Outsourcing and the Zero Staff Model

“Do what you do best and outsource the rest” Tom Peters Stick enough of us together in one organisation, and we create an ugly system dependent on rules and relationships, bosses and subordinates, power and control. The more people in your organisation, the more likely you are to end up with a bureaucratic hierarchy. Employing […]

Eliminate. Simplify. Automate. Delegate. The Four Steps to Freedom!

Eliminate. Simplify. Automate. Delegate. The Four Steps to Freedom!

“Never automate something that can be eliminated, and never delegate something that can be automated or streamlined. Otherwise, you waste someone else’s time instead of your own, which now wastes your hard-earned cash. How’s that for incentive to be effective and efficient?” Timothy Ferris This is the productivity idea I have used longer than any […]

The Art of Body Hacking

The Art of Body Hacking

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” John F. Kennedy Lose weight, drink less, sleep more, exercise more! Every fitness or health guru talks of self discipline and devoting endless hours to your own personal zen. A […]

The Cancer of Compromise

The Cancer of Compromise

“Impossible is nothing” Adidas The trouble with compromise is that nobody wins. For me, compromise is like a slow death. The most passive, easy-going, compromising people often have the least fulfilled lives. Why don’t they achieve their dreams, instead of always ‘settling’ for an alternative? And why do companies like Apple succeed so much more […]

Learn to Fail

Learn to Fail

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost more than 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life… and that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan Embrace the benefits of failure! There’s such a huge […]

Live the 80/20 Rule

Live the 80/20 Rule

“There is nothing quite so useless, as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all.” Peter Drucker Also known as the 80:20 rule, irrespective of the nature of your business, the Pareto Principle holds that 80% of the consequences of any action come from 20% of the causes.This principle can actually […]

Make Spare ‘Mind Time’ Work

Make Spare ‘Mind Time’ Work

“Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn I am a great advocate of using ‘spare mind time’ to educate yourself. By this, I mean times when you are doing something relatively ‘mindless’ – walking the dog, or commuting – when you can simultaneously listen to educational audio […]

Your Time is not Free – so Free up your Time

Your Time is not Free – so Free up your Time

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” Harvey MacKay Your time is an investment in your future, so take care how you spend it. Invest it in activities […]