UK's leading Business Coach “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.


We have no plan to manage the day. And I am not talking about the ‘to-do’ list.

I mean the plan …

  • Where you know what your ‘high value’ competencies are
  • Where High Value tasks get tackled first
  • Where you start tackling them as early as possible
  • Where you have no problem saying ‘NO’ to energy vampires such as emails, facebook, and others
  • Where mindless routine is delegated to a trained team
  • Where you are ruthless with yourself in seeing things get done.

When you focus on ‘High Value Competencies’ – that is, actions that produce the highest possible outcome – you progress very quickly towards your success.

Everything else is an excuse to drift along.


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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Are you a small fish in a big pond?

8 July 2014

“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.” – Jim Rohn When you are a small fish in a big pond, you are one of many. When your marketing attempts to say a lot to a lot of people, you are unwittingly becoming a small fish in […]

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Why you must demonstrate your expertise instead of claiming it

6 July 2014

“You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.” – Denis Waitley Tripe is very much an acquired taste. It  is usually made from the first three chambers of a cow’s stomach. To a restaurant, selling tripe, is a high-risk proposition. How can it get most of its customers to eat tripe? Some restaurants […]

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How to charge more for what you do

3 July 2014

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem you face will look like a nail.” – Abraham Maslow The path of least resistance is to charge less and make it up in volume. This path will, without doubt, lead you to misery. You can only be the cheapest until your competitor goes […]

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When is the ‘real’ you going to turn up?

1 July 2014

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde I speak to many corporate executives. They talk about B2B, transformational change etc. It’s all a show. I look at employers ad’s for potential employees. It’s all a show. I recently attended social media training. A lot of hot air. It’s all a show. We […]

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What keeps you awake at night?

29 June 2014

“Leadership is an action, not a position.” ~ Donald McGannon A company called Kapta conducted a survey (over 300 CEO’s) on “What Keeps CEOs Up at Night?” This is what they found. 38% of CEO’s have been blind-sided by negative surprises in the last 90 days Not enough data – 71% of CEOs we spoke […]

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