Business Coach UK “Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.” – Brian Tracy

A while back, I attended a workshop to learn how to trade the financial markets including the forex market.

The training was superb.

We all left the training with clear instructions on how to successfully trade.

Years later some of the participants got together to review our progress.

The results were amazing.

Some were poor, others were average and few produced excellent results.

Considering we all left the training with the same instructions, how could we all come out with different results?

It was evident that ‘action’ was NOT the missing ingredient.

When you dig deeper, it appears that the ‘mindset’ of each of us was different.

And it was this ‘mindset’ that was governing our actions.

We all had different ‘beliefs’ on what we could achieve and our actions and results reflected that.

Don’t judge an iceberg by what you see above the water.

A lot happens below the water.

And that is what makes the difference.

Producing a specific outcome requires a specific mindset.

This mindset will guide you to the right actions.

If you want to produce the right results make sure your actions are aligned with your beliefs.


How to deal with our limited perspective

29 July 2014

“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” ― Stephen R. Covey A scientist was doing an experiment to see how far a frog can jump. The first jump – (with four legs), the frog jumped about 5 meters. For the second jump, the scientist cut one leg and shouted ‘jump’. The fog […]

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How to draw customers to you

27 July 2014

“When you try to stop activity to achieve passivity, your very effort fills you with activity.” – SENG TS’AN Something that is full is always drawn towards that is empty. High Pressure is always moving towards low pressure. A lake that is full, is always looking to move to a lake that is not so […]

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Why most of us need proof – social proof

24 July 2014

“We look at behaviour as acceptable in a given situation to the degree we see others perform it. In a nutshell, most of us go along with what the majority does.” I was talking to an inventor who wants to market a product that he recently invented. It was a simple, inexpensive product that could […]

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What to do when you start ‘hating’ your business

23 July 2014

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” – Joseph Campbell A client, whose business has tripled in the last few years, told me that, if it were somebody else’s business he would have left by now. How could you get tired of your own business? How could someone get to […]

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Why you should focus on ‘High Value ‘ competencies

21 July 2014

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Our environment is set up to drain our energy. To be precise, we set up our environment to drain our energy. We let energy vampires suck the life out of us. How? We have no plan to manage the […]

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Social media tommyrot

17 July 2014

“It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, ‘What are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau Our (late) dog was called ‘Titch’. We got her from a Greyhound rescue home. Because Titch was a successful racing dog, when she sees anything small and furry, her neck muscles tighten […]

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Ubiquity in marketing

15 July 2014

“When you spread yourself too thin, you become invisible” – Unknown Being everywhere so that your prospects can see you takes a lot of effort and energy. When you spread yourself so thin you will be seen as an insignificant player in the market. And the people you attract will treat you accordingly. Here is another […]

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How to build a solid ‘Reputation’

13 July 2014

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford One of the powerful effects of building your ‘value bridge’ is that it helps you create a solid reputation. Having a solid reputation always helps to attract your ideal clients. But how? Build a ‘value bridge’! You become be a […]

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When is the last time you signed up to receive a newsletter?

10 July 2014

“Strive not to be a success, but to be of value.” – Albert Einstein Visitors come to your website. Most will leave. Because they have no reason to stay. One way you can encourage them to ‘keep in touch’ give something of value to them. But ‘Please sign up to my newsletter’ is NOT the […]

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