Changing things is not easy!

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Smoking kills you. It killed my dad. It will kill you.

The message couldn’t be clearer or more evident. And even smokers themselves agree!

And yet they don’t stop.

Never, ever, ever, underestimate how challenging it is to implement change even when the evidence in favour of that change is overwhelming.

Existing habits take some shifting!

P.S. Nagging doesn’t work. I spent the last 15 years of my Dads life nagging him every morning to stop smoking as his bronchitis worsened daily. He didn’t stop.

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Action conquers fear!


” Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all. So don’t wait for trouble to intimidate or paralyse you. Make a move”

– Norman Vincent Peale

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Get your business noticed!


There are thousands of pubs in London. No prizes for guessing where most visitors to Kensington Church St go for a pint! The Churchill Arms.

Does your business stand out from the competition?

As P. T. Barnum (1810-1891), the American showman, businessman and entertainer said, “Without promotion something terrible happens……nothing!”

What could you do in your business to catch your potential customers  eye?

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Share your sweets!


Did you ever leave a bowl of sweets out on the corner of your desk at work?

What happened?

Did people drop by to take one?

And, leave satisfied with smiles on their faces?

And, was it the start of a beautiful relationship?

How about today…running your business, do you have a “bowl of sweets” available, say, on your website, for your prospects to drop by, engage, and leave satisfied, with a  beautiful ongoing relationship a distinct possibility?

Maybe a free guide, a free report, a free market analysis?

Come on, share those sweets! You never know where it might lead!

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Are you open for business?


How is it for you today?
Are you open for business?
Or is the curtain drawn across your shop window?
Can your customers see your offers? Are you tempting them with your goods?
Does everything that your customers see, feel, or hear, say……Come on in, we are open for your business?
Review it all.

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What’s it to be?

21470089_2db47c90da_mWith the year already six weeks week old, what ambitious plans have you made for the months ahead?
Will 2017 be your best year yet?
Dan Sullivan said – “Always make your future bigger than your past “.
Zig Ziglar said – “As important as your past is, it is not nearly so important as the way you see your future”.
So, how do you see yours?
What great plans have you made?
Or will it be, the same old, same old?
Sort it. Make plans. Make them exciting.
It’s for you.

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