Planning Tools

Unstick Your Writing

Unstick Your Writing

Do you freeze up every time you try to write about yourself? It’s hard isn’t it? Here’s a handy tip to get you round the writer’s block. Choose your topic. Aim to write one paragraph/3 sentences initially – no more. Write down 3 key words that set up what you want to say. Write 1(…)

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Nurture The Relationships That Matter

Nurture The Relationships That Matter

Nurturing Relationships It’s all about relationships. Everything. All your marketing efforts boil down to one thing – getting warm human beings to say ‘yes’ to your proposition. And it’s these relationships, once built, that will sustain you through good times and bad. People buy when they sense there’s a shared value system, or shared world(…)

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The Human Givens aka The Wheel of Life

The Human Givens aka The Wheel of Life

Wheels have been used as coaching tools and aids to constructive thinking for millennia – they date back to early Buddhist thinking – perhaps earlier. A Google image search for’ wheel of life’ will find lots of very beautiful examples -and some more modern derivations. This variant – the Human Givens, is based on the notion that we need(…)

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On Feast & Famine

On Feast & Famine

Most businesses, at some point, drive their owners nuts. Most suffer from the ‘feast and famine’ syndrome. Too much to do, no time to think – or too little work, with all the attendant insecurity and money worries.   The one benefit of quiet time is that it does give you precious time to think ahead.   All(…)

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