Success Insights – Success is Simple when you Understand

It is amazing how frequently we escalate situations rather than accommodate people to help them resolve the challenges they are facing. Often what starts off as a fairly simple matter can be completely blown out of proportion when the persons involved and sometimes the potentially helpful observers do not quickly grasp the substance of the problem....
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It’s Simple – Do What’s Good For You

I was chatting with a friend recently and we were reflecting on how easy it is to feel good.When we eat the foods we know our bodies need, get enough sleep, spend quality time with the people we love, do the things that make you feel alive you feel whole, balanced and joyful.It's simple, yet the way we live our lives makes it seem unattainable unle...
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Accounting Tips for Entrepreneurs Part 5

Continuing from our last article, today we will discuss the last 3 Business Accounting, Tax and Legal tips for any small business which may be used when getting your business finances in a gear during the year: Business Structure - Proper Records. It is important to keep a proper record of all your business activities. If you are an on-the-go entre...
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Accounting Tips for Entrepreneurs Part 4

Continuing from our last article, today we will discuss another 4 Business Accounting, Tax and Legal tips for any small business which may be used when getting your business finances in a gear during the year: Pension or Annuity Plan. Most entrepreneurs, I speak with are not even aware of the importance of having a Pension or Annuity Plan, as a sma...
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Accounting Tips for Entrepreneurs Part 3

Continuing from our last article, today we will discuss another 4 Business Accounting, Tax and Legal tips for any small business which may be used when getting your business finances in a gear during the year: The home office dimension. As an Entrepreneur, it may be difficult at times to get your own space, as discussed in last week's post. It may ...
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Accounting Tips for Entrepreneurs Part 2

Continuing from our last article, today we will discuss another 4 Business Accounting, Tax and Legal tips for any small business, which may be used when getting your business finances in a gear during the year: Vehicle and Travel Expenses. Most likely you are using your family vehicle as your mode of transport to and from your clients when you have...
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Accounting Tips for Entrepreneurs Part 1

Unless you're an accountant, the word "accounting" probably strikes fear in your heart -- or a little bit of nervousness, at least. For young entrepreneurs, the feeling is probably amplified. After all, poor bookkeeping out the gate will not only set a project back in the short term but it can really come back to bite you in the long haul. Even you...
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Success Insight - Think about it!

I once heard that if you took all the money in the world, from the rich and the poor and divided it up equally among all the people in the world, that within a year, the money will go right back into the hands of those who had it in the first place. In other words, the wealthy will regain their wealth, and the poor, sadly will revert to poverty. So...
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What Coaching really is

Isn't it interesting that perhaps one of the most powerful processes in the world is so often misunderstood and misrepresented? Often what is provided as coaching is the furthest thing from it. Many persons who run businesses think that their people are "broken", and they need someone, a coach, to come in and "fix' them. Nothing could be further fr...
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How a calculator can help you solve for stress and low productivity

How often do you apologize for being pre-occupied, reacting inappropriately, or being unnecessarily harsh with someone? How often do you notice yourself stressing? Would you prefer to be more peaceful and productive? Surprisingly, an ordinary everyday calculator provides a useful analogy for what's causing your stress, as well as what you can do to...
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The one thing to manage when the going gets tough

Throughout history, people have overcome incredible hardship and overwhelming odds. Churchill, Gandhi, Luther King, Mandela, and Malala come easily to mind. It's easy to attribute their success to something rare and superior to the rest of us, but that would be a mistake. You can prevail as well, but only if you manage this one thing:  Your mo...
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Do you give confronting feedback?

Recently my girlfriend gave me feedback on my writing, and it didn't go well. Just about everything that we knew about what to do, or not do when giving feedback went wrong, and I felt personally attacked. Funny thing is that we are both trained and experienced in giving and receiving feedback. But it went wrong anyway. Only days before, she recoun...
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NewFire is a don't miss

Driving into the beautiful Ortinola estate, nestled in the Marcas Valley is like going into a different world. For three days, attendees of the New Fire Festival definitely had the chance to be part of a different very cool festival experience. With a line up of some of Trinidad's best and up and coming music acts; enlightening workshops that range...
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