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In a couple of weeks, I'm giving a talk and doing a workshop at my mentor's event. Jon McCulloch, aka the Evil Bald Genius, asked me to come and talk about one of the things I do best: helping businesses be more fucking interesting.  I was pretty chuffed, because Jon's well known as pretty much [...]

Pffft. Flying a plane is easy. Especially when you look at all those dials and knobs and buttons in the cockpit. ...said no-one ever.  We were at a Food & Flying Festival yesterday, meeting a friend who'd flown in to see us and eat cheese -- and said friend let me sit in his cockpit. [...]

Screw productivity, do this instead

Should. Should should SHOULD SHOULD SHOULD! How often do you hear that word?   How often do you say that word? How often do you say it to yourself? All the things you should be doing. All the stuff you shouldn't have done. All that productivity you should have been creating. All that pressure. All [...]

Adrenaline shots for wilting businesses

Every time the season changes, I declare the new season to be my favourite of all the seasons. Spring? It's bright and shiny and green and vital.Everything seems to expand in all directions to the sound of birds and jingling.  Autumn is mists and mellow fruitfulness, golden evenings and crunchy leaves to run through (yes, [...]

Gooseberry gin gift keeps me grinning

We need to talk about gin. Specifically, gooseberry gin.  Even more specifically, the bottle of gooseberry gin that arrived beautifully packaged and addressed to me, accompanying a card from Sarah, one of my Superheroes. I know I'm a bit flippant sometimes, but I actually have all the feelz. Too many of them, a lot of [...]

I think about you in the bath

Do you read in the bath? A perfect evening for me might be a bucket of wine, a bubble bath, and a good book.  And prune feet. And a cat sitting on the edge of the bath staring at me. Sadly, we do not have a bath at the moment (consequence of living in a [...]

Here, take this blindfold…

Look around your industry. Go online, look on LinkedIn, check out forums, and look around in the real world, too.  How many people are having fun with their businesses? Very few, I'll wager. Because when I look around at all the coaches and trainers and marketers hawking their wares to business owners, most of what [...]

What if it all goes to balls?

Sometimes, everything goes to balls. Like today, for instance.  One of those days where all your plans just go *pooooooft* But I'm going to make like Buster Keaton and roll with it. Buster Keaton is one of my all-time favourite actors, stuntmen, filmmakers, and acrobats. If you've never seen one of his films, shame on [...]

Running face-first into tiny willies

I was talking to a friend a couple of days ago. She shall remain nameless to protect the loony. And we were talking about her Man Woes.  Specifically, how she kept running face-first into tiny willies. And so she’s done with men (for now) while she works out a different strategy. After I'd stopped snorting [...]

Narcissistic selfie monster gobbles sales

Turn a little to the left... dip your chin... lower your eyelashes... tilt your head slightly -- there! That's it! DUCKFACE!  Repeat ad naseum, all day and all night. This, ladles and jellyspoons, is the modern horror. The Narcissistic Selfie Monster. People so absorbed in taking pictures of themselves and posting them on social media, [...]

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