This week I was interviewed by Gail Gibson a business performance coach and founder of the Can Do Coffee Club, you can download the podcast here if you fancy a listen. The reason I mention the interview is that we talked about a ‘can do’ mindset and the importance of having this in business.

don't be the best kept secret

I have on my Facebook page been talking about visibility, it’s also a topic that has come up in my Facebook group. Being visible is not about selling, it’s how YOU show up and provide value as an expert. The question is how?

I have noticed that the phrase ‘best year yet’ is very popular when talking about 2018 and it really resonates because I don’t want to have the best year ever. Why? Quite simply I am working on the basis that every new year that I am gifted will be amazing.

I am being asked more and more about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and since I am no expert can only share what I am doing to prepare. In relation to security, I have encrypted my Mac and had installed anti-virus and malware to protect data held but why did I do this? I asked Robert Purkiss owner of Guardian Angel PC Support to explain.

stop the world I want to get off

I don’t literally need to get off but it would be good to stop time, catch up and then reset the clock. It’s that time of year when we all feel a little like that I guess. Projects to finish, cards to write, last minute meetings to attend, presents to buy and client work to complete.

set goals

It doesn’t matter what you call it because without a plan you are like a rudderless boat in rough seas - bobbing around and getting nowhere fast. Without a clear purpose, you will not be heading in the right direction and not taking the action required to reach your destination.

Why you must show up to make social media work

Whether you like or hate social media it's a valuable marketing tool and to make it work you must commit to the channels you have decided to use and then 'show up'. Simple really.

the importance of being grateful

Over the past twelve months while working on my personal development I've read much about gratitude. I understood it and got it but until recently didn’t truly understand its power.


Whether we like it or not the cards are in the shops, tinsel is appearing and the supermarkets are busy trying to outdo one another with their television adverts. The good news is, there is no reason why you can’t jump on the bandwagon and bring a little sparkle to your marketing.

This phrase is true of most things in business and I have blogged many times about the importance of a plan. The word strategy seems scary but a plan manageable so why do so many business owners leave their marketing to chance?

how does your morning routine impact your day?

Plonking yourself down at the desk, putting your head down and getting on with the day ahead might NOT be the best way to kick start your morning. Why? There is no plan, you have not taken the time to prioritise the important and I guarantee you'll get distracted.

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