‘You did what?!?!’
That was my precise reaction when I interviewed Nicole Bremner, millionaire property developer, when she informed me that she wrote her best-selling book over the course of 11 days. I’m sure it was your reaction reading the headline of this article, too.
It seemed implausible to me that anyone could work so efficiently as to detail their entire career to paper over the course of a month, never mind during winter vacation just shy of a fortnight with time to spare.
Aren’t books meant to take months, nay years to write?
George R.R Martin has been writing…
In any walk of life, it’s not unusual at some point to be asked what your favourite book is or, more specifically; what book changed your life?
It is true to a degree that everyone has a book they remember reading that has had a profound impact on how they live their life.
I have always quoted The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris as a favourite of mine which reimagined the way I structure my day, consequently transforming my life for the better. …
I was relaxing at home in bed. Wearing pyjamas and no make up while digging in to a bag of Doritos, I was the real picture of a couch potato. What can I say? It was my downtime after a long day’s work and, let’s be honest, if you’ve not got your PJs on then you’re not really relaxing.
The phone rang while I was approaching the end of one of my favourite TV programmes (why does the phone always ring at the most inconvenient of times?), …
Should I be building a Personal Brand right now?
You may be asking yourself that question, and it’s one I’m often asked at any speaking events I do (COVID-19 allowing!).
I always answer that question the exact same way; there has never been a better time to build your personal brand than right now.
It’s a crowded marketplace no matter what business you’re in. Whether it’s coaching, financial services, or home staging; whatever business you’re in. There’s a lot of noise out there in the world, and particularly online.
With so much competition in almost every sector you can imagine…
I built a 7-figure business by the time I was 19 years old. Yup, you read that right.
I couldn’t imagine myself being here in my wildest dreams. The journey wasn’t always fun, but it was always worthwhile.
You can imagine I’ve learned some things along my accelerated path that might be different to what others learned later in the careers. Not many people can say they’ve created a 7-figure business before they’ve hit their twenties.
I don’t want to mess about. For all young entrepreneurs out there, here’s what I learned.
Instead of spending days on end trying to…
I don’t often start a blog post with an enormous claim like this but here it goes; sharing my story is the single biggest thing that enabled me to become a 7-figure business owner.
Phew, that wasn’t as hard as I thought.
The reason I never start a post with an incredible claim is that I see it too often on other blogs, and it very rarely ever truthfully surmises the content that follows. …
Aged just 16, I was all the usual cliches you associate with being a teenager on the precipice of adulthood except for the odd thing. I was resourceful. I was creative. I could think on my feet. And I came up with business ideas like they were going out of fashion.
My parents were in the business of buying development properties on the cheap before renovating them and selling them on for a profit.
Being all the above, I took a keen interest in the property market and always wanted to know the latest that was going on with their…
It’s not often you’re using a product or service and receive an email from the Co-Founder of the company while doing so. It happens even less often when that service is Netflix.
You can imagine my surprise when my phone lit up midway through a late night Netflix binge-watching session (shout out to Stranger Things) and I had received a reply from Marc Randolph’s assistant confirming his interest in appearing on my podcast.
I arose from the edge of the couch I was perched (things were heating up on Stranger Things) and I stood still. Frozen in disbelief.
Since the beginning of organised team sports, the most successful enterprises have been masterminded by coaching teams. You can spend obscene fortunes on assembling a team of all stars whose sporting ability is unparalleled, but, with an incompetent coach at the helm, you could easily find yourself in hot water against an opposition that are well organised, disciplined and tactically aware, yet bereft of the embarrassment of riches at your disposal. Your squad might be superior, but the opposition are coached by an astute leader with ideas, ambition, awareness, experience and nous. In other words, you’ve been out-coached.
Everyone’s had one of those mornings. You sleep through your alarm clock and struggle against your instinctive response to sleep longer, before tumbling out of bed and into the office, feeling as equipped to tackle the day as a child flying a Boeing 747. The rest of the day is a write off and you go to bed that night feeling unproductive and demotivated.
I want to talk about morning routine.
Morning routine is everything when it comes to setting yourself up for a productive day, and having the right morning routine helped me catapult my business to 7-figures.