Author Archives: Andy

January 10, 2018

How to learn faster

A top karate Sensei took me and one of the other keen beginners aside one time. “You want to know how to learn faster?” he asked. He leant forward to whisper: “Teach.”

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January 9, 2018

You already have a personal brand

For those of you who don’t want to build a personal brand, my thoughts are that you already have a personal brand, whether you intentionally built it or not. Every thing you do and don’t do, every little interaction or lack of, is building your personal brand. You’re the guy who gets stuff done. The […]

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January 6, 2018

Build a brand or a personal brand?

This was my advice to a freelancer who asked whether to build a brand or a personal brand: Build both? People buy from people. You have a personal brand regardless of whether you’re consciously building it or not. You have your LinkedIn profile and that will stay with you for life. You may as well […]

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January 5, 2018

Getting your business going when you have a job and kids

Here’s what I’d tell myself when I worked a 9-5 and the kids were really young: Put the first things first. Family and health. Keep chipping away. Don’t be “busy”. Do things that move the needle. I like to think of The ONE Thing every week/day that will make the most difference and try and […]

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January 4, 2018

Work smarter with smartphones

My phone’s been on silent for years. I also turn off notifications. I think my phone’s a godsend. I’m no longer chained to my desk and PC. I do more work from my phone than my PC now. It’s amazing. A great bit of advice I heard was, when one of your kids comes over […]

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