A matter of time Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day? If you run your own business that feeling can be constant. With that in mind, have you ever wondered what it might be like to run a massive global corporation? The CEOs of these huge companies are running far more complex businesses, yet they still have to sleep every day, see their families, try to keep fit and healthy, and get some alone time to stay sane. How do they do it? Right on time Michael … [Read more...] about How Do You Find Enough Hours in the Day?
Get with the plan In my experience some of the world’s best Financial Planning firms are based in the United States. Bob Veres of Inside Information says, “There are a handful of wealth-management firms that are informally competing to be the best managed firm in our profession, and Roy Ballentine’s Ballentine Partners, in Wolfeboro, NH and Waltham, MA is certainly high on that list. Ballantine is one of very few founding advisors who has managed to move out of the day-to-day management of … [Read more...] about How to Beat the Business Plan Blues
A new term for everyone Many of you are getting that ‘Back to School’ feeling right now. Some are happy about it (parents) and some are not (kids). Is it a time filled with sadness as you kiss goodbye to the summer, or is there excitement at the sense of a new structure, a new school year? There’s probably a bit of both. As a Brit my wife and FP Advance CEO, Deb, has a different sense of September than I do. In Australia it’s different. Their new school year starts after the big summer … [Read more...] about How to Start Your Post-Summer Shake Up
At FP Advance we’ve worked very hard on our effectiveness over the last few years with some pleasing results. One key step was Debbie taking the reins as CEO. Not only has she built a great team around us, but she’s sought out new tools that allow us to plan and execute better than we’ve ever done before. This week I asked Deb to share some of the strategies we use so you can see if they might fit your business too. Over to you Deb. Mastering your weekly planning Alongside my … [Read more...] about Planning for Success: Part 1
Running your own business can be exhilarating and full of adrenaline; but live too long on adrenaline and you burn out. We’ve all been there. Here’s one sure sign that you’re living on the adrenaline junkie edge: Half holidays A half holiday looks similar to a holiday in that you’ll be sitting under a palm tree somewhere. However, the difference is that you’re checking your emails and bothering your team back in the office. That’s no good. The question to ask yourself is ‘why’; why do you … [Read more...] about Working Without Stress