The Blog

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

Ready for Business: Why Sleep Is Important for Success

How much sleep do successful people get? Depending on the person, anything between 4 and 8 hours, according to Forbes. The NHS suggests we should sleep 8 hours per night, although some people need more than this and others need less. The one thing several of the world’s most successful people have in common is […]

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Stop Beating Yourself Up (Nobody Else Does)

This Wednesday was World Mental Health Day and it got me thinking about the way we treat ourselves and the way we treat others and the gap in between.   One weekend last month I was really lucky and played a lot of golf.   I played 9 holes on the Friday night, 18 Saturday, […]

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5 tips for couples in business

Running a business is really tough, making a marriage work can also be very challenging. When you combine the two by running a business with your significant other it can be double the trouble. However, if done right you’ll have an incredible bond with your other half and the recipe for a successful life together.Here’s […]

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Do yours fit?

I really like holidays.  It seems like an age ago but when you read this, it will only have been about eight weeks since my last one in sunny (genuine) Norfolk. We love it up there.  Obviously, up is all relative.  If you’re reading this in your bath in Manchester it’s down there.  I digress. […]

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It’s Important

I’ve got this friend.  Let’s call him John.  He’s a really good guy (my friends tend to be). Recently his wife was having a few pains which got so bad she ended up in hospital.  It was quite a stressful time and as you can imagine he was quite affected by the situation.  She ended […]

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I’m not broken

It’s world mental health day. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to write about for this blog today but this topic seems appropriate.  I’m not taking advantage of it.  Far from it.  I just want to use it as a way of getting a message across that is important to me. Ever since I […]

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Your timetable

By the time you read this we’ll be into September and the start of a new school term. For my daughter, Josie that means stepping up into year 9 and selecting which GCSE’s she’ll be studying over the next couple of years. What I find fascinating and the subject of this article is that she […]

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Tomorrow never comes

The fifteenth of August 2001, 15 years ago will always be a day I’ll remember.  Picture the scene. I’m at home preparing for another day in my old life as a tennis coach. I’m sorting kit out, working out what to wear, packing my bag, checking registers and eating, another regular morning. I do remember that it […]

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It’s a choice..

I would like you to think about something for a moment… I’m sitting here recording this in my garden today – why am I in my garden? Because I can be… that’s what I want you to think about I get to choose… just like you get to choose Where I work, how hard, when… […]

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I don’t care

Josie’s got glasses. I’ve noticed that she’s been squinting a lot at the TV recently and avoiding giving me directions in the car, that sort of thing – just little things but I’m her dad and I guess it’s my job to ‘see’ this stuff! (boom boom) So, I arranged an appointment to see an […]

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