Seven Steps to Overcome the ‘Entrepreneurial Dark Night of the Soul’

Whilst I’m not overly religious, I’ve occasionally perused various texts from several faiths and philosophies. One I came across many years ago was from a mystical writer known as St. John of the Cross. He popularized a state of emotional, spiritual despair and desolation known as ‘the dark night of the soul’ This is a state where one feels completely and utterly alone, devoid of any hope, context, relief and…

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Lose Your Illusion

Lose Your Illusion All of us are deluded in some way – in life, work, business, career or relationships.  Some delusions and illusions are harmless enough.  Some though can be debilitating and may permanently prevent us from reaching our true potential. As a business coach and executive mentor, some common delusions and illusions I see regularly (and may have been guilty of myself!) include: – Executives and Managers – believe…

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Have the wheels already fallen off your New Year’s Business or Career Goals?

Have the wheels already fallen off your New Year’s Business or Career Goals? You know the drill. The old year draws to a close.  Some good progress here and there, but perhaps some larger business or career goals not quite met or not met at all.  In our pre Holidays optimism we start thinking how we will improve our business or career in the New Year. It’s easy to make…

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Ask Yourself These Questions As 2016 Comes to A Close

Ask Yourself These Questions As 2016 Comes to A Close For 2016, write down: What worked well for you professionally…  (e.g. sales targets, promotion, product launch, business wins, staff success, other) What wins you had with your personal finances… What you were happy about in your personal life…

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5 Things You Must Do When Considering A Mentor or Coach

5 Things You Must Do When Considering A Mentor or Coach If you’re choosing a business, executive, or career mentor (or even a life coach), there are some critical factors you need to consider to get the most out of your investment. Choosing the right mentor or coach could either be the best thing you ever did –

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