The Blog

Ash’s thoughts, thinkings and ideas on being more productive in your business (and having more fun when you’re not working)…

Getting steamed up in the Sauna

I managed to get to the gym for the first time in a week or so today.  In fact I’ve just got out of the sauna and felt compelled to write this.  I love having a sauna. Not only is it relaxing physically but it also gives me an opportunity to just sit and let […]

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Do less and get more….

I really believe that to achieve more you need to spend less time doing it. Think about Formula 1 races for a moment.  It’s not the faster car that wins the race but the team that implements the best strategy for refuelling and tyre changing.  The race is not won by the driver who drives […]

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Ruthless love

I’m aware that it’s been ages since I last posted anything.  It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say, I just haven’t had the time. I’ve been busy… More importantly I’ve been busy doing the right things. Every month I set goals for myself, stop off points on my end of year destination if you […]

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Resolution evolution

I’ve seen lots of Facebook messages in the last 48 hours or so expressing well meant good fortune for the upcoming New Year.  I’ve also seen lots of people stating how average their year was, or even how rubbish it was and that 2015 is going to be the best ever. And, I’ve seen loads of New […]

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Four little things…

Over the years my life has been very much focussed on chasing pound signs.  You know what I mean.  How much money and how fast. I was prepared to put the rest of my life on hold to achieve it. I missed out on time with friends, I lost a wife somewhere along the way […]

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“I Like Big Butts”

Well, that’s not entirely true… Earlier this week I was having a conversation with someone.  She was talking about her goals and what she wanted to achieve, but how she was struggling to motivate herself to get things done to make her goals come to fruition.   I spent quite a bit of the conversation […]

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Why bother?

Last weekend I went to the Small Business Success Summit in London.  There were some great speakers and lots of value as well as plenty of learning opportunities. What struck me though is that every presenter made the point that all the content was useless unless you did something with it i.e. listed some tangible […]

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Fore Sight

Last week I had a round of golf.  Now this isn’t unusual in itself expect that on this particular morning it was foggy.  Not the kind of wispy stuff that you occasionally get but the dense stuff that makes boat owners glad there are lighthouses. Now, I’ll play in most weather.  I’m not a huge […]

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I have a confession to make

You see on Sunday morning I didn’t get out of bed until 11.24 am. So what? you say You’d be right except that at first I felt guilty about it.  For the first time in 9 weekends I had the opportunity to laze around and do nothing and I felt guilty. Josie was with her […]

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Why is the sky blue?

“Daaaadddd…..” “Yes Josie….” “Why is the sky blue?” Oh wow! Here we go again “Well, I think it’s something to do with the light bouncing off the atmosphere” “yes, but why?” “because that’s what happens when the light from the sun hits the protective layer around the earth, it shines off the sea like a […]

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