Tag: 2018

Success like it was 2013

As recent as 5 years ago I wrote a PowerPoint with the ‘Top 10 Principles of Success’. I rediscovered them by accident when researching for my latest work on ‘Principles of Success‘. The principles are based on my interviews on my podcast, Stories of Success. A lot of success in there. So in 2013 I collated the following: 1. Begin with the end in mind, focus on the outcome and make sure you have stepping stones which are like mini goals on your todo list for your big goal 2. Communicate: whether it is active listening or understanding people 3. Think Win/Win: sustainable business and business ethics, trust and belief in building a relationship 4. Have fun, be positive about work and enjoy what you are doing; be passionate 5. Reflection: take time off to relax, calm your mind and meditate 6. Time Management, whilst a topic in itself, made it on the list with planning only 70% of your time and using a trusted system 7. Financial Planning: Taking a calculated risk, be able to live of less than you have, creating a buffer for unexpected expenses 8. Helping, developing and coaching others 9. Having mentors 10. Balancing life

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Sunday Column (470)

What a Christmas we had. Lots of driving to and from Germany, but the main challenge wasn’t the driving itself but the weather. No, not really snow or anything like that, but it was grey and dark. Things were just miserable, no light, the sat-nav had a dark background, literally thinking it was night time, the whole drive both ways. Some delays but overall we were lucky enough to make the journey without an complications. I guess that’s all what matters. And then, we relaxed. Christmas in Germany seems different. Maybe because that’s where I ‘learned’ Christmas, and it always feels home and secure, and comfortable. Maybe it is the Christmas decorations or the family bond you have at Christmas, and anyway, we had a fantastic time with mum serving my favourite food. Needless to say we had a lot of it, plenty of wine and lots of laughter. A Christmas market, some shopping, and seeing friends and family. But it was dark and grey. Just saying, I guess I have to move to the other end of the world in order to have a sunny Christmas. As I seem to settle a bit on Christmas Day, just after watching

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Thursday Flash (51 and last)

Flash…for one last time. After a year of publishing some hopefully interesting articles, it is time to think about a new concept for 2018. Maybe some more about consulting and coaching. So this week will be my last Thursday Flash. I hope you enjoyed reading it and had some takeaways from the weekly column. And, given this week’s selection, www.success.com is an amazing source for personal development. LOA and reasons you are or are not attracting success in your life – this article highlights what you need to do to make the LOA work. Now are you ready to take the next step in your life. If not, give me a shout, I can help you with some advice and support. And last but not least, if you are after success, and you read about the LOA, understand that success is something that must be attracted not pursued. Easier said than done. So look back at the year and realise how far you came. How much you achieved and what else there is to do. Understand which success you want to achieve and where you want to go. Please stay loyal and check out my regular Sunday Column or feel

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