Was I wrong about 'reality' and business ideas?

Categories: General

Earlier in the week I wrote about the importance of 'reality' and why it could be considered to be the most important part of the process of transforming ideas into reality. Was I wrong? Surely that pot of gold that you get when you achieved what you set out to achieve is more important than the business idea itself, and it has to be way more important than all the hard work that goes into transforming that idea into reality, right?

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Is 'Reality' most important thing for you?

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When it comes to success I think the most important thing of all is 'reality'. I reckon there are millions of people around who have had an idea and transformed that idea into reality, only to discover that the reality they ended up with was not what they had hoped. What do you think?

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I shed a tear as I read the news about Nice this morning

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In my early 20s I spent a month travelling around Europe. I visited dozens of places, but my favourite was Nice in the South of France, and I spent hours sitting in cafes on the Avenue des Anglais where last night’s atrocity happened.

Those peaceful memories of a tree lined avenue by the sea have been shattered, but at least for me they are just distant memories. For the poor people involved yesterday the pain is real and present. Seriously, how do you cope with such heartache?

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Welcome to my new site

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Ideas are hugely important when it comes to business, but what’s more important is transforming those ideas into reality - and that is the golden thread that I want to run through every aspect of the new site. In the three decades I’ve been in business I’ve noticed that it isn’t ideas that are in short supply, but something else.

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$10 that paid major dividends

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The story of how a visit to the cinema and a meal out with my youngest son resulted in forgiveness for a brief moment of anger, whilst at the same time helping out an entrepreneurial African - and all for a measly $10. What a great investment.

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If it sounds too good to be true

Categories: General Advice

Sometimes it is just too easy to get excited about a new product or service. It happens to us all at one time or another. What should you do when there's a risk of getting carried away? Here's some timely advice for what to do when things just sound too good to be true.

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10 reasons why women are perfect for online business

Categories: General Misc

Are men more likely to succeed with an online business or do women have the edge? After coffee with a friend I really got to thinking about some of the positive traits that many women bring to the party. As it was International Women's Day that day I figured it would make a timely post and hopefully act as motivator for any women out there who might just be wondering whether they were cut out for all this online business stuff.

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What a wonderful send off

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For some people the last day in the office is just a matter of clearing out their desk drawers. For Mark Sebba, the retiring CEO of Net-a-Porter, his last day was pretty different. Try watching a video of him arriving at work on his last day without a big grin spreading across your face. I’ll bet you can’t do it.

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What do online entrepreneurs struggle with?

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In September 2014 I conducted a survey to find out what people were struggling with when it came to their online business. The results make for interesting reading and I am sure it will be reassuring for people to realize that they are far from on their own when it comes to difficulties with traffic generation, sales and marketing, writing web content, product creation, planning, etc.

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I need your help

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I thought it would be easy to do nothing, but it turns out it isn't quite as simple as I first thought. Business has always been a passion and so I figured there had to be a way that I could benefit others whilst still taking my foot off the gas. So, my question is this ... How can I help?

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