The Blog

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

Dog Walks And Planning Thoughts

We’ve been seeing much more of our dog recently.   I say our dog, he’s Kay’s dog. When she and her husband separated.  They decided Rodney, (the dog’s name, not her ex-husband) should live with Kay’s parents. He’s not great alone and he’s not a fan of being in the car either. That’s the thing with […]

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4 Mottos I Live By

Take responsibility Do the work Act fast Play through the fear   Having a motto, or mantra, can be very beneficial. Whether to keep you on track towards your goal or to remind you who you want to be. These short, memorable sentences are a great way to motivate yourself. And you can also change […]

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Find motivation in your new normal

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” – John Dryden   This is one of my favourite quotes at the moment.   Probably because it’s a topic that’s been coming up in my Masterminds a lot lately. Like many business owners, I have some clients who really struggle to motivate themselves through […]

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Make Decisions Fast (then implement them immediately)

This week Josie was doing some work shadowing with me on my Masterminds.   She was told by the school to observe but not get involved with any of the actual work. I don’t really understand the point, either. So, she sat in on the two days and took notes. Mostly she didn’t get involved […]

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Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

If you read my last blog.  You’ll know that I was talking about the importance of practice. That learning on its own isn’t enough, that you need to do the work in between to make the changes that you want.    I also talked about my golf coach Paul, who wouldn’t allow me to have […]

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Practice makes permanent

I love playing golf.      The difficulty of the technique, the fact there are a thousand and one components to the swing.  I love being outside and I love the mental challenge it offers me.     Recently, I’ve started working on one of my 2018 goals to reduce my handicap. This has involved having lessons.  It started […]

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Don’t make up your customer journey as you go along

I went to see a friend of mine last week. He’s what I’d call a ‘geeky’ type of guy and he’s my go-to ‘techie guy’ when things break, or I want to throw my laptop out of the window.     He lives in Southampton.  We’d arranged to spend an afternoon together, catching up and working […]

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How important is your to-do list?

What type of tasks did you spend the most time on today? The likelihood is that whatever you spent your time on it fits into one of three categories: Fun This is an obvious one. We love doing what we love doing. It keeps us engaged and makes us feel happy and fulfilled. Urgent Tasks […]

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Reconnecting With What’s Important

Every several months Kay and I check in with our goals and set new ones. We use a process I’ve developed over a number of years which is both mindful and very visual.   It helps us both (and clients I’ve shared it with) connect with what’s important without everyday noise getting in the way. […]

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Conquer your fears by planning ahead

There are few things in life that I’m scared of, in a phobia sort of way. I understand you can’t “sort of” have a phobia but you get the drift.   I don’t like slug type things, but I’ll squish them if needed.  I’m not a fan of ladders but that’s more related to a, […]

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