• Want an exciting new decade? Then it’s time to stop being the victim

    I don’t know your story and you don’t know mine, but chances are that if you’re reading this, you’ve had some pretty bad things happen in the past. It might be a broken marriage; it might be bankruptcy. You may have been abused, physically or emotionally; you may have been told you’re good for nothing and you won’t amount to anything. The list of past hurts and challenges goes...

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  • Memo to California: the gig economy is now the new norm

    You’ve probably heard all about the gig economy now, and potentially it is already affecting you. In fact I wrote an article recently titled ‘Are you ready for the rise of the gig economy?’ What you might not know is that California is trying to combat this by launching a new amendment. Below Is more information on the new California Assembly Bill 5, but essentially, the state of...

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  • Yes, the hustle applies to Christians in business too

    I’ve been a Christian in business my entire working life, and in that time I have had to learn what part I play in making my life and career work, and what part God plays. Over 25 years in business has taught me that God in my work space is really only as good as the amount of work that I am putting in. If I want to coast along and do as little as possible, he does the same. If I am ambitious...

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  • The art of selling yourself

    Most people would understand that if you’re going to go into a business meeting, you need to know how to sell your product or service. The best way of doing this, of course, is to start by having a great product or service in the first place. But can you sell yourself? So right now, you’re thinking this article is related to those in either sales or business, who are often knocking on...

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  • Where is the best place to start?

    Over the weekend, our church had a visiting speaker from San Diego. I have known him for many years and we published his first ever book. He is a fantastic guy and we get on really well. As he was speaking, he acknowledged my wife and I as the publishers of the book that got him started. He also mentioned the woman he worked alongside in our company who was responsible for pulling all of the...

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  • Stop being in such a rush to make it all happen

    Okay, I am guilty as charged here. Maybe I am hypocritical in writing this article, as it describes me to a tee. Well, at least it has in the past. Most of my working life has been about setting ‘BHAG’ goals – otherwise known as big, hairy, audacious goals – and hammering through the work to achieve this. I have often tried to squeeze new ventures into the year I was working in so...

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