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Successful Goal Planning For The Entrepreneur Who Wants To Achieve Their Goals

It is a scientific fact that repetition helps to reinforce things in our minds, in turn influencing our habits and actions. So imagine what you could achieve by regularly writing down your goals and having them to hand as you go about your workday. By constantly having to write out your goals and having them in front of you every day you will start to affirm, and truly believe in them because they will become embedded into your subconsciousness. But in order for goals to work, you need to set the right ones. So how do you set goals that […]

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Hitting the reset button on missed goals to get you back on track

Goals help us bring our dreams to life, but sometimes we can miss the goal deadlines we have set for ourselves. If things have been a bit of a struggle and you have slipped and fallen behind don’t be too hard on yourself. It happens. In life, not everything goes to plan. But it is how you deal with the changes and setbacks that determines how successfully you pick yourself up to have another go. Simply take a deep breath, press pause to reflect on why you missed the achieving goal, then hit the reset button to start from where […]

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Creating A Daily / Weekly / Monthly Work Schedule That Works For You

As an entrepreneur, you are in charge of your time and have a responsibility to make sure that you get the most out of your working days. Being your own boss means juggling a lot of hats as you find yourself dealing with lots of different things that demand your attention. Having a daily / weekly / monthly work schedule that works for you will help keep you on track of what you need to get done as you work towards growing your business and achieving your goals.

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What To Do When Your Mind Says No More

When you are slogging away in the trenches, some days all you want is to hurry up and be successful already! For the results to come now not in a week, month or several years time. Today was one of the days for me. I was feeling tired and irritable after several consecutive days of having my nose to the grindstone with a number of deadlines on the go, coupled with a sudden September heatwave. With the air humid and heavy my mind simply couldn’t take it anymore. I couldn’t even read a book, which for me is saying a […]

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Starting And Managing A Side Business While Working The Day Job

Trying to start and run a business whilst working a 9-5 is hard. More so if you are not quite sure about what exactly it is you want to do and therefore need the time to explore your options. I started out as a full-time graphic designer and then transitioned to a freelancer still working full-time through agencies, to now working from home on my businesses and projects and consulting for select clients. The journey to this point has not been easy and I can fully empathise with those of you trying to work the 5-9 entrepreneurial journey after a long […]

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6 Simple Ways To Keep Motivated When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything

When the initial excitement of starting a new business, project or blog wears of, staying motivated can become a challenge. It happens to all of us, but the difference is as an entrepreneur it stops with you, you are the boss and if you do not work, nothing happens. A lack of motivation leads to dreaded procrastination, so work to combat this with 6 simple ways to keep motivated:  

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The Secret to Increasing Your Productivity

A few weeks back I wrote about Managing To Do Lists, and to complement the management of my own To Do List, I am also using the Pomodoro® Technique, and I feel that am getting a lot more done. It may actually just be all in the mind! but, seriously I do find that having several projects on the go at any one time, along with the tasks that come with running a business I sometimes struggle to get focused and find that endless To-Do Lists can end up hindering rather than helping my progress. One of my goals for the New […]

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Pace Yourself For Success

In a world where everything seems to be about rushing, rushing to be first to market, the next great tech company, overnight success, or whatever it may be, it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. That true success takes time, hard work, commitment and the ability to pace yourself. Having spoken about getting your product or service out into the world as quickly as you can in my previous post – Is The Pursuit Of Perfection Holding You Back?, it may seem contradictory to now talk about the need to pace yourself. But the two go hand-in-hand in […]

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Is The Pursuit Of Perfection Holding You Back?

Done is better than perfect is a phrase that has been floating around the internet for a long time, and refers to the need to let go of the pursuit of perfection and get your product or service to an acceptable point (often referred to as an MVP – Minimum Viable Product) where it can be up and running quickly enough for you to enter the market and get valuable feedback as opposed to spending all your valuable time perfecting and tweaking it, and then finding out no one wants it!

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