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What I’m reading on holiday

So many books, so little time. “What are you reading?” Entrepreneurs ask each other this a lot, along with requests for recommendations. It’s always a conversation which leaves me with lots of titles for interesting books I would like to read noted down, but a feeling of panic about when on earth I am going … Read more

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Why you need to stop dodging feedback

How do you feel about feedback? Relaxed? Or do you get a knot in the pit of your stomach at the mention of it? Is it something you give and receive regularly or reserved for a once-a-year-let’s-get-this-over-with-exercise? I realised recently that I have been avoiding feedback. Actually I’ve known it for a while but such … Read more

How Andrew and Pete use stories to spark action

I saw the power of stories in action on stage at Atomicon yesterday. I obviously don’t need convincing about how stories prompt people to take action but it’s always great to see it happening live. Andrew and Pete‘s opening keynote for their epic conference Atomicon was a masterclass. If you haven’t heard of Atomicon, it … Read more

A photo of superhero comics in a bookstore by Lena Rose. Who did you want to be?

Why Martin Luther King wore glasses

What superpower did you wish for when you were a kid? I always wanted to fly like Superman.  What superpower do you wish you had now? Who did you want to be? I’ve been catching up on one of my favourite podcasts this weekend, Youpreneur.fm. One of the episodes I listened to was a great … Read more

Jemima Willcox

Your business stories matter – even if you sell B2B

My friend Jemima Willcox celebrated her 2nd year in business recently. It’s an awesome achievement. Around 50 per cent of new businesses fold within the first year. How did she celebrate? With an event talking about failure. Jemima Willcox addresses the audience at It’s Not Failing, It’s Learning We don’t like talking about failure. Ask anyone how … Read more

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Blogging is generous #HelpShareCollaborate

It’s Thanksgiving today. Weirdly, although it’s a tradition that started in England we don’t celebrate it. I think we should bring it back. In an age when we rush around from one thing to the next, are quick to complain, tired and overwhelmed, taking time to be with those we love and be thankful for … Read more

I have a secret blog. Here’s why.

“I was intentionally overweight for over 24 years. I never ate anything I didn’t intend to.” The late, great, Zig Ziglar on why you don’t just need a goal, but you need motivation and people to support and help you reach them. I remind myself of this every time I look in the mirror or … Read more

A get-together of friends with wine

How stories help you build your tribe

Have you ever been listening to someone and had a eureka moment? Those magic words where you want to jump to your feet and shout: yes! It happened to me at Youpreneur Summit while I was listening to Jessica Lorimer. The talk was about sales but that wasn’t what spoke to me, despite all the … Read more