Piles of Paper – Friend or Foe?

There are many different kinds of filing systems and one of the most common is piles. Piles of paper that is. Look around your office or desktop (real or computer) now – do you have piles? Do you know what is in them? Can you, with your hand on your heart, say that you can find anything you want? If not, then read on. Continue reading

Do You Love Your Business?

Hands up if you read that title and thought ‘Yuck – all wishy washy, airy fairy, stuff.  How can that be anything to do with business?’  Sadly, this is a common sentiment (because the power of love and friendship in your business can be enormous – if you let it).  Do the exercise below as you read on, to help you become closer to your business in a healthy and loving way. Continue reading

How You Can Never Lose Money

When was the last time you thought you lost money? Most people have this thought at some time in their life, even if it is at the very concrete and practical level of ‘ I’ m sure I had that £20 note somewhere, now where has it gone?’ More often, though, thoughts about losing money sound like ‘ I lost money on that deal’ ; I wasted money spending it on that course – I just didn’ t get anything from it’ , or “ I lost money on that investment’ . But is it really true? When you look a bit deeper, perhaps you didn’ t in fact lose any money. How can this be? Continue reading

Why I’m Not Setting Goals This Year, But An ID Instead

This time of year is traditionally a time for setting goals, especially in the business world.  There’ s plenty of evidence that people who set goals are more likely to achieve them than those who don’ t set any at all.  And yet this doesn’ t account for the numerous people who seem to get where they want to be without setting any goals, like Rosemary Harris, award-winning actress, who said “I’ ve only ever paid attention to what was in front of me, making decisions according to the opportunities available and what I would most like doing.”  And Louise L. Hay, who has never set a goal in her life, and laughs when asked about it.  She did something very similar, simply knowing where she was going based on where she was at, at the time of decision-making.

So that’ s why this year I won’ t be setting any goals, not even ones from the inside out.  Continue reading

Losing your income source: RAF Kinloss to close

‘Help!  What am I going to do? How will we survive?  All the shops will shut, there’ll be no need for a school, the pub will close, house prices will go down; everything will be affected’.

This is the kind of thing that is being said around the Moray area this week, after news that RAF Kinloss is to close under the Government cuts. Continue reading