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Is the toilet to small?

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Is the toilet to small?

I know I have written about toilets before and women’s toilets at that – but bear with me the metaphor here is crucial!

I was at a recent event and needed to use the facilities. I entered the ladies loo and went to a cubicle. As I opened the door I almost flinched as I…

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thought the door was going to hit the bowl it was so close. I literally had to walk sideways, bend forward to arch my back round the ...

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Do you overcompensate?

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Do you overcompensate?

Often when we are relaxing we start our Saturday morning watching Saturday Kitchen Live on the telly. We love the live recipes and the old food films, plus James Martin is a great host.

There are always two guest celebrity chefs invited to cook one of their recipes live on the show. This specific weekend there was a first time visitor and “new face on the scene” Florence Knight.

The returning chef cooked his dish essentially fish on a soup or stew ...

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Things are easier without the internet…

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Things are easier without the internet…

The list is almost endless as long as you discount online shopping and research! Have you noticed how easy and quickly you get things done when not distracted by either social media or “just checking something” or it that just me?

I believe I am quite good at “bending time” to my will. I can decide to focus on writing whether a book, blog or article, I can record a new online course and suffer no external intrusions. However, give ...

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Competition for Eggs You Never Eat!

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Competition for Eggs You Never Eat!

What did you do at the weekend? As a family, we make Easter a real celebration. Often it’s our first barbecue of the year or at the very least an outdoor adventure. Over the years my daughter Kimberley has grown ever more passionate and committed to her role as Easter Bunny to our three young nieces.

There have been hat making competitions that just wore out Nanny. Cakes, again Nanny played full out!  Neighbours have provided sheep or rather lambs to ...

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Is commitment enough to make a JV successful?

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Is commitment enough to make a JV successful?

I cannot imagine anyone starting a business partnership with anything less than to intention to succeed. But is that enough?

What happens when the economy, personal circumstances, or even your health status changes? In the last five years I have been offered property portfolios, at so called discounts (though never actually at a discount), where a business partnership has suffered serious ill health, death or divorce. Although the factors that make a seller desperate to sell.

I personally believe that most property ...

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Thank you for saying thank you

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Thank you for saying thank you

How often do people remember to say thank you and give you feedback when you have “done a good deed”?

I certainly don’t set out to help people with the intention that I will get something in return. I frequently have conversations where I speak to business owners and property investors for a free twenty minute rapid fire conversation to help them get unstuck. I expect nothing in return.

Some people ask, how can I thank you … Maybe a testimonial or ...

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It’s all about time

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It’s all about time

Ever made a mistake, a bad one that could have real repercussions and then some how it all works out okay in the end? Ever wonder how that happens? I believe that when our intentions are good, that the universe, energy, or circumstances conspire to help us.

I have experienced this many times and I am sure once you understand you will start to see there is truth in what I am about to tell you. For example you are running ...

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Why NOT to invest in London

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Why NOT to invest in London

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Is It Wise To Invest Right Now?

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Is It Wise To Invest Right Now?

Yes I do believe it is – BUT only if you understand what you are doing or work with someone that you trust to help you with your best interests at heart.

Investing in property that generates 10-15% return on your money means that you are investing for cashflow rather than capital gain. I have heard of people buying property in central London – and they are having to subsidise the mortgage – that is madness, gambling and dangerous.

I am talking ...

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Your Tenants is Your Asset

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Your Tenants is Your Asset

Keeping with the topic of tenants … I realised quite early on in my property investment business that the tenant is really my asset. The tenant is the person that the pays the rent that enables me to eventually (after I pay off the mortgage) own a property. I understood that if I got the maths right I could not only get the tenant to help me buy a house, but I could also get them to pay me to ...

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