I was speaking with a client recently and he expressed a reservation about marketing and advertising his practice. During the conversation I recalled something my grandad said to me when I was younger. Grandad ran a very successful garage and most people came back to him year after year. He also advertised in the newspaper […]
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It is that time of year again when some of us start looking forward to 2017 and what amazing things we can do to improve ourselves and our businesses. I like to get my 2017 planning done before we close down for Christmas. That way I can be really present and have a proper […]
Robert Craven and Adam Harris were the presenters at Darners, my mastermind group for accountants. They were there to share insights and promote action on goal setting for 2017, and they did a fantastic job. Robert is currently working with Google and Adam is the youngest chair of a Vistage group in the world. During […]
A couple of weeks ago I shared in a blog (see LINK for the full blog) how stupid I felt for only focusing on past results (Key Performance Indicators) in board meetings instead of looking at what next month’s results would look like. You may recall that in February this year we set ourselves a […]
I had an amazing week last week ago chairing two separate mastermind groups. Both groups were full of accountants who have achieved great things with their practices. We discuss all sorts of things within the groups and the members often leave with a sizable “to do” list. Most items on those lists are significant long […]
Same old Simon… I spent time over Christmas and the New Year planning 2016 and all the wonderful things I was going to achieve in all the businesses. But I only managed to make it to the middle of January before I was behind with all my actions. I was overwhelmed. So I cut them […]
As we come to the end of the 2016 tax return season, I thought I’d share a quick idea I learned a couple of weeks ago about human psychology…
I’ve interviewed Stuart Reid. As you will hear he is passionate about how you can use stories in your practice to help communicate with your team and your customers.
I open the door as usual and Shelby (our cat) just waltzes in as she normally does.