January 12, 2018

Moving beyond freelancing

When you were a one-man-show, how did you manage (website) projects so as to not overwhelm yourself? My answer: I’ve a dozen monthly recurring clients on the go at the moment. I’m creaking at the seams but welcome it. I want to get to a hundred+, but I’m not rushing because the high friction of […]

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January 11, 2018

Growing your business when you have kids

It’s really tough when the kids are younger, especially when they’re not sleeping through the night, and when they’re toddlers and you have to keep an eye on them constantly. It gets easier! Ours are now all in school and it’s definitely easier. They’re aged 5, 7, and 9 to give you context. My working […]

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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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