Archive for September, 2011

Ask and you will receive

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I spent last weekend with Johnnie Cass, Daniel Wagner and Rob Moore at a new event run by Unlimited Success, which brings personal development skills together with “technical” business skills to make sure that people have the mindset and the skillset to achieve wealth. Anyway, enough about that, the point was that I was attending the event to focus on my business to grow it to the next level and I really believe that when we decide something ...

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Working with others – any advice?

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I have recently braved the scary new world of outsourcing. I have to say at this point in praise of Hannah Liversidge – she has made the whole process much or bearable, efficient, painless and productive. This blog isn’t about Hannah though.

I realise it’s about working relationships and I am not sure if I have realised something new or I am just slow and this is something everyone else has known for ages. ….. It’s about ...

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Trust and Accountability – signs of a good business

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Do you ever wonder what drives some people? What is their motivation? I am pretty clear that my incredible life in property investment really gives me all the incentive I could ever want. It drives me and it satisfies me. An ideal combination. However, I like to think that I rule it, it does not rule me – that’s the difference between a balanced life and a job with no boss!

That is the ...

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10 cold beers not 20 please

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10 cold beers not 20 please

Do you ever find yourself in an awkward position which has arisen because someone else misunderstood you? This is particularly irritating when, like me, you are working in property investment, which requires an eye for detail and an ability to read the small print and understand the details of the offer. However, that doesn’t mean to say that everyone else has an equally clear understanding of the business conditions that apply in any given situation.

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NLA, IOD, BofE, BR and other stuff

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I went to my first National Landlords Association (NLA) lecture last night at the Institute of Directors (IOD), organised by MaryAnn Richmond-Coogan and her team. What a great bunch of speakers, from experienced landlords, to a representative of the Bank of England and a wise tax and financial planner and that doesn’t even mention the audience!Just some highlights from the talks:
LTV and availability – We all know that lending has tightened considerably, but market competion as more lenders come ...

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Be careful what you ask for – you might not want it

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Isn’t it interesting how people react to the way you present yourself to them? Consider how a great actor can be a very pleasant, positive character in one film and yet ooze menace and hostility in another. In other words, we take people as they present themselves to us. It’s quite natural really…

You may know that I travel to Egypt to go scuba diving quite regularly. Normally, I am a property investment sourcer in the UK, but this is how ...

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