January 30, 2021

This story may not seem super relevant to online business at first… but it is. (Bear with me!)In 1519, a 33yo Spaniard named Hernán Cortés landed at the Yucatan Peninsula in modern day Mexico, with an invasion force of 11 ships, 500 soldiers, 13 horses and a few cannons.His goal was to conquer the vast

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January 21, 2021

Want to crush your budding online business dreams?Easy: over-complicate.It’s one of the surest ways I know to frustrate success and drive your new online business into the ground.I should know.I am the consummate over-complicator.Half my corporate career was spent as a lawyer… the other half in corporate strategy for big businesses… and the other half

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January 14, 2021

So I’m a bit of a perfectionist.Actually, in the past I’ve been a LOT of a perfectionist, but I’m trying hard not to be any more.I think it’s one of the challenges for many people who come from a corporate background into online entrepreneurship.For me, as a management consultant and strategy analyst early in my

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December 22, 2020

In an earlier article I discussed the 4 things you need to be a successful entrepreneur. One of them was to have a strong ‘why’. And it is so important that it deserves its own dedicated article.What Exactly Is A ‘Why’?We humans tend to do things for two core reasons. To gain pleasure. Or to avoid pain. (Sometimes both.) When the

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December 15, 2020

This is where a lot of people get stuck when it comes to building an online business…Right at the start.In some of my previous posts – see particularly here, here and here – I’ve discussed what it’s like to be an entrepreneur and whether you should consider doing it.And perhaps you’re decided to give it

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