This episode has been published and can be heard everywhere your podcast is available. If you’ve ever read anything related to achievement, motivation or personal development, you’ve no doubt come across the idea of SMART Goals? More often than not, the conversation revolves around setting SMART goals. This is an acronym for goals that are: Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-Bound Believe me, in all the time I worked in both Public Sector and PLC, they were ALWAYS … [Read more...] about Episode 3: Why SMART simply isn’t
It is recorded that it was Confucius (circa 551 – 479 BC) that was the first to state: “The man who said I can, and the man who said I can’t, shall undoubtedly both be right” And far more recently in the mid 1920’s when Henry Ford added to this by stating: “For the man who said I can, shall find a way. Whilst the man who said I can’t, already has a thousand excuses” So today, I want to help you by examining your Mental Attitude, to understand why it is so important and how to maximise your … [Read more...] about PMA: What’s your score?
Until earlier today, I never thought I'd use the phrase: Nobody wants a herd of unethical elephants! It all started in late 2017, when it came to my attention that a client was trading unethically! Now let me make it quite clear, he was not breaking any laws, in fact he was meticulous in knowing the law to ensure he never knowingly crossed the line. But, when a Judge makes comment: Whilst you may not have broken any law, you have broken every moral virtue. It's time to question your … [Read more...] about The elephant in the room
In this episode, rather than spend our time together me telling you about me, my background and how I came to discover the #ADDAZERO methodology, I thought it would be far more interesting if I were interviewed about the 3 flaws that led us to develop us the #ADDAZERO Business Challenge. Martin Lee is the Founder of Quest for Excellence, a Disney Trained Customer Service consultant. Although we've known each other for a couple of years already, having been introduced through the Department … [Read more...] about Episode 2: The 3 Flaws in business
I’m reminded of a quote I heard in 2013 whilst attending an Entrepreneurs Conference at the NEC in Birmingham: “When you sell out for £50M, as the business owner it’s all your fault…….” There was a long pause whilst he allowed the 700+ audience to soak in exactly what he had just said “However, until you make that happen, if you end up closing up and working in Tesco’s (other supermarket chains are also available!) that’s your fault as well” The sway of the audience was palpable, as the … [Read more...] about Take one for the team
The #ADDAZERO Business Challenge is a culmination of more than 4 years of research and 2 years of testing to determine: What causes Big Businesses to Fail? What lessons can we learn from this? How will this impact my SME Business? I was one of a large number of suppliers directly and significantly impacted by the collapse of Woolworths. Since then, I set about to learn HOW a company (with an annual turnover of over £2.9Bn) could possibly go bust! And what lessons we could all learn from … [Read more...] about Episode 1: What is #ADDAZERO?