Have you ever done business with someone and for whatever reason it has not worked out and then seen them advertising their services again and feel cross? Read More
If anything, I struggle with opportunity overload and have to work hard at remaining focused, but a phone call on Tuesday was definitely an opportunity to be grabbed with both hands. Read More
How taking a holiday can help
I have asked this question before – are you struggling for ideas or dazzled by the opportunities that seem to be presenting themselves on every corner? I believe it is a really important question. If you are struggling for ideas – for clarity in your business or a way to increase your financial freedom – I believe that you will find it is because you are not spending enough time thinking about your business. Alternatively if you are dazzled by opportunities, maybe even overwhelmed – unsure which way to turn – then that maybe because you lack a clear vision for your business and a clear reason for doing it. Read More
This has been sooooo difficult and yet so simple …. what a strange experience! As some of you know I had a chance email from my Ecademy profile inviting me to contribute to a new Ebook called 378 Predictions for doing business in 2010. What a simple idea (thought I!). I realised that one of my longer term hopes had been to write a book.
I took a brilliant series of classes with Tom Evans -The BookWright back in 2008 I think. Anyway I shelved the idea as the buzz of property investing took me by storm. Now here I am with three chapters in the bag and five more to be recorded today. It has been so easy because I am doing what I love best …..
January and February have been busy, brilliant and bursting with opportunities, networking, knowledge and deals … I have: coached three clients weekly, received 10 hours of coaching, spoken to- consulted with 6 sourcing clients and completed on one for an existing client, I am negotiating on 3 deals for clients and 3 deals for myself (including new redevelopment project ), bought three properties for myself, been to 8 networking events, spoken at 5 of them, been to 2 three day property course as supported and spoken, taken one two day course on lease options (brilliant!), and one one day course on social media been interviewed, refurb a client property, dealt with insurance claim for our home burglary, been to Liverpool for a total of 9 days, oh and a gala dinner and conference and still fit in one trip to our dive club, 3 photographic walks, 5 snow ball fights, 8 trips to the gym, only 10 sessions on the Wii, and booked a holiday woo hoo……
I must confess I can’t believe how time has flown, it’s March, people, March! That means almost a third of the year has gone already! I was speaking with my mentor, Alan, the other day about feeling the “pressure” of so many opportunities and not having time enough to really pay attention to everything. I think on an unconscious level that set me thinking and as usual my unconscious provided the answer… Read More
Phew… it’s the third week of November, only 20 days ’til I go diving again, and that started me thinking about everything I had done in this last year…what an amazing time full of opportunities. What have you been up to? Read More
Hardly surprising really – bring together the Berkshire Property Meet with Simon Zutshi and it is bound to be a good night. Simon really spoke a lot of sense. We often hear great speakers giving valuable content about how to do certain aspects of property investing from financing to speaking to estate agents or finding deals. Simon in a sense took us right back to basics and reminded us of the importance of building a business. (Certainly something I agree with) Read More