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How I Ran a 6 Figure Business Out of Two Plastic Bags

Running a six figure business out of two plastic bags was how one of my very curious clients once described me. Twenty years ago, my brainchild Swingles, a dance party for the over 40’s, appeared to function from two plastic bags.  Actually they were more like plastic tubs but I can’t rule out the idea […]

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Three M's of Business

The Three M’s of Business

In an entrepreneurial business, we need the 3 M’s; mindset, message and marketing. If any of one of these isn’t right, our business will fail. But we all look through the filter of our own lens and we see the world accordingly. Not everything is caused by mindset. We have been so brain washed into […]

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Life by Design

Life By Design

A number of people have asked me what I mean by a life by design as I have been posting the phrase on Facebook lately. And naturally the next question is do I already have it.  A life by design does not mean that my life is perfect or that I have everything I want. […]

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There’s No Such Thing as Self Sabotage

There is a lot of misunderstanding around the notion of self sabotage. The dictionary meaning of sabotage is to ‘deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct something.’  What we judge as self sabotage is by no means an attempt to damage or destroy our efforts to succeed.  In fact, the opposite is true.  We really don’t sabotage […]

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Personal Development is a Lot Like Gym Membership

Having gym membership does not guarantee getting fit.  Getting fit requires going to the gym and using the equipment.  Often. Exercise keeps the body healthy and fit, but it must be performed regularly to be effective. Personal Development keeps the mind and emotions healthy and fit.  It also must be engaged in on a regular […]

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Don't Give Up

Don’t Give Up Five Minutes Before the Miracle

When I first met Sam, he was on the verge of giving up and taking a job.  He had been struggling for months trying to set up his coaching business.  In the past 5 months, Sam had attended a staggering 75 network meetings, written a blog 3 times a week and invested in both online […]

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Why Did These 22 Businesses Fail?

Some years ago, I started a singles Dance Party business for the over 40’s called Swingles.  I was convinced that many people in this age group were disillusioned with nightclubs, loud music and standing up in bars.  I came to this conclusion because of my own preferences and realized that I was not alone in my […]

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Tony Robbins Agrees With Me

The strategy myth is responsible for the failure of most businesses according to Tony Robbins in his White Paper, Mindset Over Marketing.    Unfortunately, most would be entrepreneurs are doomed to fail because they don’t truly understand what it takes to be successful.  They follow conventional thinking and place their trust in the strategy myth, he […]

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Is Your Gatekeeper Blocking Your Success?

It makes me laugh now when I see the ‘experts’ in mindset still recommending out dated ways to achieve success (although sometimes I want to cry with frustration).  Out dated methods are any form of cognitive based strategies like self talk, inspiration, motivation or tactics based on fear statements like ‘If you don’t take action […]

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