Weight and see James Clear, master of all things habit, wrote a fantastic piece late last year called This is the Greatest Weightlifting Lesson I’ve Learned. If you are training for anything there is some great advice here. However, I think there are some principles that apply to your business for 2019 as well. Lesson 1: The difference between progress and achievement James says, “I think embracing slow and easy gains is one of the most important lessons I’ve learned. Here’s the … [Read more...] about Business Lessons from the Gym
The war for talent We are in the midst of a war for talent. As I write this blog there is a shortage of good quality paraplanners, administrators and practice managers. If you’re struggling in your search for people who excel in these roles, I can assure you, you’re not the only one. Every firm I’m working with, all across the country, is having trouble finding the talent for their dream team. With the UK at full employment across the board, the recruitment market is now tighter than … [Read more...] about Why the Perfect Team Might be Working for You Already
This time it’s personal Growing a business successfully is an exercise in personal development. Your business won’t grow faster than you do. So a healthy self-awareness, and the ability to grow and change, is essential throughout your business career. There are two important reasons for embracing continued personal growth: Continuing to grow is one of the keys to achieving your goals. Constantly learning and improving is the key to happiness in life. Go for the goal My … [Read more...] about What’s Worth Doing Even If You Fail?
Do the right thing When I’m working with adviser-owners on my Uncover Your Business Potential course, or in my individual consulting work, I’m often asked what other firms are doing right. Rest assured, I don’t give away any proprietary secrets. The truth is what makes some business owners great is almost never related to tricks or secrets anyway. Seven traits of great adviser-owners Here are seven traits I see in dealing with adviser-owners turning their business from good to … [Read more...] about The Best Advisers Think Differently – Do You?
New year, new goals This year you might be setting some big goals for yourself. That’s great, but do you have the skills required for you to actually achieve those goals? More of the same might get you to your objectives. If that’s the case this article isn’t for you. However, if more of the same is not guaranteed to get you to your goals then read on. There’s Work Involved We’ve all heard the expression that life is a marathon, not a sprint. Yet we all sprint around expecting to get … [Read more...] about 5 Behaviours to Make Your Year a Success