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How A Business Spring Clean Can Help You To Make More Money

I don't know about you but I quite like having a business spring clean; at any time of year, actually (and often multiple times in a year!).
Having a good clear out of stale processes, re-visiting products and services in light of customer feedback, combing financial records for savings, and updating sales and marketing resources/collateral, which then sharpens and clarifies the overall business message, just puts a new sense of purpose into what I'm doing.

Given that spring is a while away yet, I thought I'd preempt it by sharing some of my fave tips from my e-book '88 Ways To Make More Money From Your Business - Starting Today'.

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29 Rules To Live By

I picked up quite probably one of the best business books I've ever read , this week. 

The book? Tools of Titans, by Tim Ferriss.

It's a simple concept. Over the years, Tim has interviewed a whole raft of entrepreneurs, successful athletes, and deep thinkers for his podcast, so he took the transcripts, asked a few more questions, and *ta-dah* produced this book.

I absolutely loved it. It spoke to me on so many levels - as an entrepreneur, as an innovator, and a creator. It reminded me of things I used to do, still do, and it also opened up a whole world of new things to try.

And this, without doubt, was my favourite find of all:

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5 Reasons To Be Authentic In Business

I am an incredibly honest person. I was brought up in a family that lied as easily as you might take a breath, so I made a conscious decision when I was very young that I would be the opposite. I would be honest to a fault.

Since making that earnest promise to myself, I've come to realise that honesty - authenticity - isn't always valued. I've learned to temper my honesty with a cushion of kindness here and there, sometimes people don't want to hear the truth so it's better to say nothing than to lie but mostly, I like to think, people want to know where they stand and what their options might be.

As much as I like to tell the truth, I also appreciate hearing it. There have been notable occasions over the years when it's hurt a bit (OK, a lot!) but I'd much rather know than not know. It's how I've brought my sons up too, and the big pay-off has definitely been that they have told me all kinds of things that they could have kept secret, or even been too scared to share; and certainly things that my friends don't hear from their own children. 

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5 Ways To Go From Being Lost To Found

I have a sign above my desk.

I hung it up a year ago, and I see it every time I sit down. I placed it there deliberately; I wanted the reminder of where I once was, and how I once thought - and how far I'd moved on - every single day.

I wanted to catch sight of it when I was working, or reading, or creating. I wanted the reassurance that, although things might have once seemed to be at an end - the end is often the beginning.

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Staying Motivated When Working From Home Now That Summer Has Arrived!

I hope I haven't jinxed things but I believe that summer has arrived AT LONG LAST! Quite frankly, there have been times over the last few months - and those few months have felt like a few years - when I've thought that the winter would never end and that I'd have to emigrate somewhere hot, very quickly.

I only know a handful of people who say that they'd rather we still had grey skies, rain, and temperatures akin to a fridge (and I'm extremely disappointed in them); most of us prefer the blue skies and warmer weather because it just makes us feel so much more positive and productive.

Amen to that.

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