The Questions You Need to Build a Successful Business and Podcast

James Cridland is an award-winning writer, speaker, business consultant, and radio futurologist, as well as the founder of the weekly online newsletter “PodNews”. On the latest episode of “Should I Start a Podcast”, James and I spoke about how businesses can prepare themselves, simply by asking questions, and starting conversations. In the process, we explored his history in the industry …

Quotes That Will Change the Way You Think

It’s amazing the ability some people have to say something profound in just a few words. A well thought-out line or neatly packaged philosophical point is a truly unique art form. And it’s a valuable art form because these soundbites can be incredibly sticky. Think about it, you probably sat through endless lectures at university or in school. You also …

Avoid The Hype of Hustle: Slow Down, Listen, and Connect With Your Audience

Where the hell would I find time to make a podcast? It’s a common refrain I hear from people. And if you’re juggling a busy business and/or work schedule, not to mention family and other commitments, believe me, I get it.   Speaking to Angela Henderson on a recent episode of Should I Start A Podcast, proved that there really …

5 Ways to Cure Your Risk Aversion

In the West, over the last few generations, there has been a definite trend toward risk aversion. There are many reasons for this, but primary among them was that getting born into one of the countries known as the West (America, UK, Australia etc.) is already a big privilege so to a degree this thinking came out of a desire …

Why There are Better Targets Than Financial Ones for Your Business

Throughout your life, you’ve been sold the idea that to have a successful business you need to build high revenue. That business success is all about making money. This message has been delivered to you in college, at home and even on TV. The concept that your main goal and outcome of your business needs to be ensuring that year …

How to Save Yourself When Your Business is Drowning You

Against all the opposition and advice from friends and family, you start a business. You don’t have a choice though, the thought of working for someone else and building their success makes you want to throw up. Overtime your hard work leads to your business taking off and growing faster than you ever thought possible. So now it’s no longer …

The One Thing That’s Holding You Back From Success

Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram all have something in common that undermines the path to your success in life. They are really good at creating distractions and wasting your time with notifications, friends requests, pictures and messages. Though in the moment, those online platforms don’t feel like a waste. That notification/dopamine fix is just what the doctor ordered, feeding your brains …